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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 approvals are now made easy in Microsoft Teams

Approvals are an important process at all levels of an organization. Sending approvals by email for certain tasks is a practice that is still followed in many organizations. The Approvals app in Microsoft Teams is a great way to streamline the approval process and enables everyone to create, share, and approve requests. It also provides the flexibility to create and approve requests through chats in Microsoft Teams. Managers can create templates for frequent tasks for their employees who can easily raise requests that can then be reviewed and approved by the managers.

Let's explore the Approvals app and the options available for effective approval management:

  1. Click on the ellipses () button on the left side of the screen and select Approvals. You can also pin this app to the Teams panel to avoid having to search for it every time (refer to Figure 3.1 for adding an app).
  2. This is called the Approvals hub,...