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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

Balancing productivity and wellbeing

Microsoft Viva Insights is an app designed for balancing productivity and wellbeing. In this new style of remote working, Viva Insights can help you in scheduling one-on-one meetings, organizing your work, scheduling your breaks, and even taking mind breaks using headspaces.

Let's explore the options available in this app.

You can add this app by searching for Viva Insights in Microsoft Teams (refer to Figure 3.1 for adding an app).

Once added, launch the app to explore the dashboard:

Figure 3.71 – The Viva Insights dashboard

As you can see in the preceding figure, the dashboard contains the following sections:

  • Home: This tab provides various options for reflection, sending praise, headspace, and much more. The Up-Next card feature changes its appearance and message based on the time of day, and it also follows the schedule in your calendar.
  • Stay connected: This tab helps you to stay connected...