Making The Most Of Microsoft Teams

Posted by Annelise Fasnacht on Jan 21, 2021 11:17:54 AM

As companies rushed to implement remote work plans in 2020, use of Microsoft Teams skyrocketed, with approximately 115 million active daily users logging in to the conferencing and collaboration platform as of November 2020--a whopping fifty percent increase from earlier in the year. Now, as companies plan for a future that will find many employees opting for hybrid work plans and full-time work-from-home arrangements, organizations will be looking for ways to make Microsoft Teams a permanent fixture, both on-site and in home offices. So let’s look at a few ways you can optimize Teams performance to get the most out of every employee, no matter where they’re working. 

Room Considerations 

Although you will still have plenty of employees working from home in 2021, many folks will likely be returning to the office. Now is the time to think about your collaboration spaces and what your rooms will need to keep everyone in your organization connected. There’s a wide variety of Teams-friendly collaboration solutions, but you won’t know which ones you’ll need until you assess the size, shape and purpose of your rooms. 

Training 

Your employees have had months to familiarize themselves with Teams at this point. They’re probably experts by now. However, as you add new solutions to your array, you’ll need to streamline adoption by offering ample training opportunities to your staff. Don’t leave them to fend for themselves.

StarLeaf

For dispersed teams, a cloud-based solution like StarLeaf Cloud is a simple and cost effective way to keep everyone connected. With Microsoft Teams integration, you can get the best of both worlds: the advanced collaboration tools of Teams with the reach and simplicity of StarLeaf. 

Poly

Looking to elevate your Teams game? Poly has you covered. The Poly Studio X series will run the Teams application natively, so Microsoft users can enjoy intuitive Teams integration paired with 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) and advanced noise suppression. Poly also recently introduced Poly Managed Service for Teams, which offers a wide range of managed services to support Teams users. From deployment to provisioning to training, Poly Managed Service for Teams makes it easier than ever for IT departments to keep everything running smoothly.

Jabra 

To get the best audio experience with Microsoft Teams, look no further than Jabra’s  speakerphones and headsets, many of which now boast seamless Teams integration. Among the newly Teams-certified Jabra products are the Evolve Series headsets, Speak 750 speakerphones, Engage headsets and Panacast cameras.

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