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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

Sending and receiving appreciation

The Praise app in Microsoft Teams can be used to send appreciation to your teammates. Organizations believe that recognizing and appreciating the efforts of employees encourages productivity and motivates their workforce. It also improves the organization's culture. The Praise app in Microsoft Teams provides badges as a symbol of appreciation, which can be sent directly to your teammates through a private chat or in a Teams channel:

  1. You can click on the Praise icon, just below the message textbox, as highlighted:

    Figure 3.98 – The Praise icon in a Microsoft Teams conversation

  2. This will open the Praise app with the default badges:

    Figure 3.99 – Default Praise badges

  3. Click on any of the badges that you would like to send to your teammates, and type your custom message (Note):

    Figure 3.100 – Badge selection with a custom note

  4. Select Preview to review:

    Figure 3.101 – Badge preview

  5. Once done, click Send...