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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

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Managing Meetings in Teams, introduces Microsoft Teams as a hub for teamwork in Office 365. A key part of being successful in collaborative work is to stay on top of all meeting schedules and manage them promptly without any overlap. In this chapter, we will cover the key features that are available in Microsoft Teams for managing and organizing meetings.

Chapter 2, Project Management in Teams, looks at Microsoft Teams' unified collaboration capabilities, putting all of the key aspects of project management together in one place. In this chapter, we'll go over the actions that will help us be more efficient with Microsoft Teams for project management. This chapter will show us all of the project management options that are currently available in Teams.

Chapter 3, Workforce Management in Teams, addresses how managing the workforce is a key aspect of every organization because great employees can deliver great customer satisfaction by ensuring quality, which results in great businesses. At the end of this chapter, you will be familiar with using productivity and collaboration apps. With continuous practice, you can even go the extra mile of customizing the apps based on your organization's needs. 

Chapter 4, Managing Collaboration in Teams, looks at one of the main aspects required for a strong team – collaboration. There are several communication solutions that are available on the market; however, Microsoft Teams is more convenient in terms of integrating with Office software such as MS Word, Excel, OneNote, and other applications. In this chapter, we will look at all options that can help us to improve collaboration with coworkers by using Microsoft Teams as a central workplace environment.

Chapter 5, Managing Communication in Teams, looks at how Microsoft Teams helps customers to have seamless and secure collaboration in the workplace. Teams also integrates with other Office 365 products to have effective communication, which in turn helps your employees or customers to stay on top of all information. Upon successful completion of these topics and getting hands-on with a few practice scenarios, you will be fully comfortable in managing your communication effectively with these tools.

Chapter 6, Organize Virtual Events, addresses how virtual events are now extremely popular in this new era of remote working. These events are not limited to the geographical location of the attendees as they happen over the internet. Virtual events could include webinars, training, conferences, live events, and much more. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to organize virtual events for your organization.

Chapter 7, User and Data Security, covers how security becomes essential when business data or information is shared among users. Keeping track of basic data operations such as read or modify is vital for compliance auditing. In this chapter, we will discover best practices to provide security to users and shared data. We will also discover advanced security features to prevent both malicious attacks and accidental data loss.

Chapter 8, Teams Etiquette and Best Practices, looks at how, in the world of remote working and working from home, it is inevitable to not to deviate from professional courtesy. So much so, that at times we overlook the presence of individuals whom we interact with every single day. In this chapter, we will learn about online meeting etiquette as well as recommendations for using Teams.

Chapter 9, End User Automation, covers business process automation – a basic aim that every company aspires to achieve. If your organization is already using Office 365, then you already have a few sets of tools that can help you to achieve business process automation. In this chapter, we will go through a list of end user automation tools that are available and that can be integrated with Microsoft Teams.

Chapter 10, Productivity Tips and Tricks, goes through the module that will help us in going around Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks. Every week, Microsoft releases tips and shortcuts to help you be more productive and efficient with this powerful tool.