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Reimagine Remote Working with Microsoft Teams

By : Sathish Veerapandian, Harsharanjeet Kaur, Ashok Madhvarayan, Sriram Rajamanickam
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Reimagine Remote Working with Microsoft Teams

By: Sathish Veerapandian, Harsharanjeet Kaur, Ashok Madhvarayan, Sriram Rajamanickam

Overview of this book

The outbreak of the pandemic has forced the world to embrace remote working and the modern style of virtual business. However, end users may find it challenging to cope with this sudden change in working style, not aware of all the features and remote working tools available to make their life easy. Microsoft Teams is an exceptional platform, adopted by many organizations for unified communication and collaboration, and this book will help you to make the most of its capabilities. Complete with step-by-step explanations and screenshots, this book guides you through the topics that you'll find useful in your daily use of Teams. You'll learn how to manage your teams and projects with Microsoft Teams in a structured and organized way. The book provides hands-on information with a focus on the end user side to help corporate users to increase productivity and become a Microsoft Teams superuser. Finally, you'll explore the most effective ways of using the app with best practices and tips and tricks for making the most of the features available for your scenario. By the end of this Microsoft Teams book, you'll have mastered Microsoft Teams and be fully equipped as a modern collaboration end user to effectively increase your remote work productivity.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1 – Managing Your Meetings, Projects, and Workforce
Section 2 – Collaboration, Events, and Communication
Section 3 – All about Security, Client Automation, Teams Etiquette, and Tips and Tricks

How Microsoft Tasks helps businesses to keep track of the projects

Tasks is one of the newest apps in Microsoft Teams, launched less than a year ago. Tasks is a replacement for the Microsoft Tasks by the Planner and To Do apps. With Microsoft Tasks, you can track individual tasks, as well as your shared tasks within a team, easily.

All the tasks that are associated with any project can be created and shared within the team. The best part is we can define timelines in Microsoft Tasks, which will help us to complete tasks on time and keep track of them.

  1. To get started with Tasks, log in to your Teams client: choose the team where you want to add the task.

    Figure 2.1 – Look up the correct team

  2. Navigate to Tabs, click on the + sign, and search for tasks.

    Figure 2.2 – Adding a tab to Teams

  3. Once the task tab has been added, and you have provided a name for it based on the project, it is ready to go for distributing tasks to the team. In the following example...