Businesses need smooth communications internally among employees and externally with customers and clients. Some companies still use the traditional communication method, aka PSTN or public switched telephone network. Some use newer methods.
If you're running Microsoft Teams and a phone system (PBX) from the likes of Cisco, Avaya, 3CX and others, and want to improve internal efficiency by learning how much the two can integrate, this blog is for you.
Microsoft will soon be enabling a new PowerPoint feature which make live presentations more inclusive, easier to follow, and just plain better!
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As experts in both business voice and Microsoft 365 solutions, we've been working along our roadmap of building alternatives to Microsoft's extortionate Calling Plans for a while, but what with "one thing and another" (nod, wink) causing half the world to suddenly realise out of the blue that Microsoft Teams is brilliant, we've had to pretty much turn our roadmap into a teleportation device!
Microsoft's rival to Slack, the popular chat-based collaboration tool for businesses, is now live in Office 365 giving users even more value from their monthly fee.
What is Microsoft Teams?
Imagine the chatability and shareability of Whatsapp or Facebook but for work stuff only!
That's essentially what Teams for Office 365 is; a group instant messaging platform designed to get your team chatting, sharing and collaborating on work projects as eagerly and frequently as they do with their social lives!
However, it's also much more useful than that:
- Instant group chat - get instant input from your team wherever they are.
- Private chats - keep HR and management chats secure.
- Skype integration - use Voice and video in instant virtual meetings.
- Cross-platform - collaborate properly and instantly by sharing live Word, Excel, Powerpoint SharePoint, Power BI and more directly into the chat.
- Security - data is encrypted in transit and at rest, keeping your company data safe.
Take a look for yourself:
How do I get Microsoft Teams?
Simple - get Office 365!
From just £3.95 per month you get:
- Ability to work from anywhere and any device
- More than 20 programs included.
- Always the latest version, straight away
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
Contact us today to get started or for your free trial.
StaffHub is a cloud-based platform that enables staff workers and their managers to manage time, communicate, and share content.
Office 365 is Microsoft's fastest growing product in Microsoft's history, and it's easy to see why. It seems a week doesn't go by without another killer app being announced and the latest - StaffHub - seems to tackle an age-old problem with a really clear and simple interface.
Put simply, it gives workers a simple app in which they can manage their own shifts and holidays, communicate with each other, and even see company training videos, and all with the oversight and approval of their managers.
Key features for managers include:
- Create work schedules for individuals or teams
- Approve or deny holidays and shift swap requests
- Communicate directly with individuals or groups
- Share content such as company news, policy, or training videos
Key features for staff:
- View your upcoming schedule anytime via the app
- Arrange shift swaps directly with co-workers (and send them for approval)
- Request time off quickly and easily
- Communicate directly with colleagues or teams
- View company information and company announcements.
For a demo of what StaffHub looks like, view the video below.
How do I get StaffHub?
Along with a host of other great productivity apps (such as Skype for Business, Teams, Planner and Flow) StaffHub is included with Office 365 Business plans and is available now.
Get in touch with your Office 365 administrator, or if you don't have Office 365, arrange your FREE NO OBLIGATION TRIAL with One2Call now.
See StaffHub in action
Latest productivity app outlines value of Microsoft's cloud-based service over traditional locally-installed versions.
The fact that a single user can log into and use all their Office 365 features from multiple devices and from any location is already a pretty good argument to move to Mircosoft's big-selling new business platform.
But today's release of a preview and testing version of Office 365 Planner project management application outlines another - Office 365 is not just about access to your traditional Office suite, it's a constantly evolving business productivity platform.
Business Premium (our recommended package for SMEs) already comes with Office classics Word, Excel and Powerpoint, but did you know you can also access these additional apps:
- OneDrive - shared could storage.
- Newsfeed - news/collaboration tool. Get updates from people or tags.
- Sites - Build intranet sites to keep employees informed.
- PowerBI - share, interrogate and present company data.
- Delve - an advanced, cross-company search and collaboration tool.
- Video - Like an internal YouTube for video sharing.
- Sway - Like a powered-up PowerPoint, Sway makes your presentations look awesome!
All this, and once testing is done, Office 365 Planner as well!
We think Office 365 shows that Microsoft are back on top of their business-oriented game once again, which is why we've become resellers of Microsoft 365.
Give us a call if you're planning to 'go cloud' and we'll talk you through how to do it!