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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

Viewing leave balances and requesting leave using the Human Resources app

The Microsoft Dynamics 365 Human Resources app in Microsoft Teams allows users to manage their leave. This app allows users to view leave balances and request time off by submitting requests.

To add the app, you can follow the same procedure as for the other apps:

  1. Click on the ellipses () button, then on More apps, search for Human Resources, and then click on the app icon.
  2. Click on Add.

Figure 3.108 – The Human Resources app

This app has the cool feature of a chatbot from which you can view leave balances and request time off:

Figure 3.109 – Chatbot feature

Please note that this app requires a Dynamics 365 subscription, and your administrator has to set up the Human Resources app in Dynamics 365 for this to work in Microsoft Teams.

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