Microsoft Teams makes collaboration easier

How to make the most of Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a complete collaboration app that enables your office based and remote workers to collaborate on projects. Teams is Cloud based, so you can access it from anywhere using any device. Available as part of your Microsoft 365 subscription, Teams helps you:

  • Organize your calendar (synchronizes with Outlook)
  • Host meetings
  • Setup working groups
  • Plan projects
  • Share files
  • Collaborate on documents (use all Microsoft Office apps within Teams)
  • Host video conferences
  • Instant chat with colleagues
  • Make calls (Teams Enterprise Voice)
  • Integrate with numerous Microsoft and third party apps.

Teams: Change or blur the background on your video calls

Did you know you can blur your background or change it entirely in Teams? Here’s how to make your backdrop look professional while still working from the kitchen counter.


Teams: Work from the same virtual room

Remote working is great, but you can still miss that ‘together’ feeling when you’re on a Teams call. Here’s how to make it look like you’re all in the same room.


Teams: Handy shortcuts save you time

Use this handy tip to see all Teams shortcuts in one place. It’ll change the way you use Teams.


Teams: Only allow interruptions from your boss

Productivity and staying focused on the task at hand can be a challenge whether your in the office or working remotely. This video shows you how to use Priority Access to block everyone except your boss and stop needless interruptions with Microsoft Teams.


Teams: How to mute your mic during a call

We’ve all been on video calls where feedback noise from open mics causes interruptions. This really simple shortcut shows how to quickly mute your mic, so your team don’t have to listen to every cough, sneeze or dog bark.


Teams: Turn off your camera during a call

Have you ever been on an important Teams call, only to be interrupted by your children or pets in the background? We’ve used a famous viral video moment to demonstrate how to quickly turn off your camera. Turning off the video feed on Teams can sometimes improve the call quality if your broadband connection is poor.


Teams: Send messages without breaking your workflow

The messaging facility in Teams is great, but it can break your concentration and flow. In this video, we show you a different way to use messages without having to leave the screen you’re working on.


Teams: Do Not Disturb mode

If you’re finding it difficult to concentrate and keep getting interrupted, then you need the Teams equivalent of a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign. Here’s how to silence the noise.

Visit Microsoft Teams video training to learn more.
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