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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

Group chats in Teams

Microsoft Teams group chats allow you to create a personalized group and add multiple members at once for effective collaboration. As you are already aware, you can have a channel created with members who are part of a particular project; however, it gives some comfort to users to create a group chat and add members of their choice for a quick chat, to make an audio or video call, or to share files. It is sometimes required to have a small group of members in one place to discuss ideas and group chats can be used as an option for this.

Creating a group chat

Please follow these steps to create a group chat for collaboration:

  1. Select Chat from the menu on the left navigation bar on the Teams client or the web and start a new conversation.

    Figure 5.1 – Starting a new chat conversation

  2. Start searching for users by typing in their names; Teams should help you to pick people when you start typing the first letter of the user.

    Figure 5.2 –...