Since the beta version of MS Office 365, announced in October 2010, MS office has introduced a holistic workplace solution that empowers everyone to work together in a secure way. Currently, Microsoft office has grown by more than 100 percent and there are more than 135 million monthly commercial office 365 users enjoying its rich functionality.

Every organization aligns to achieve their end goals—getting more and more customers base and transform their organization into a highly productive enterprise. This cannot be achieved without having a workforce that is more diverse, distributed, and mobile than ever before. Microsoft Office 365 is designed to empower every type of worker—whether on the first lines of a business, managing a small team or leading an entire organization. In this article, we are going to discuss three new ways how MS Office 365 connects people within their organization across multiple global locations and improves collaboration habits using the new extended power of ‘Microsoft Teams’ and new AI-infused capabilities, recently announced.

What is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is a powerful hub to empower the teamwork among co-workers by means of chat, meetings, calling, files, and apps into a shared workspace in MS Office 365. As the main intention behind inventing the feature of Microsoft Teams is to address the growing collaboration needs of our customers, it is used by more than 200,000 businesses across 181 markets to collaborate and get the work done. This feature is available worldwide in 40 languages and will be a best first even you are a freelancer, a small business owner, or part of a team inside a large organization.

Initially, you can start with its ‘Free’ version that offers below features for up to 300 people.

  • Unlimited chat messages and search.
  • Built-in audio and video calling for individuals, groups, and full team meetups.
  • 10 GB of team file storage plus an additional 2 GB per person for personal storage.
  • Integrated, real-time content creation with Office Online apps, including built-in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
  • Unlimited app integrations with 140+ business apps to choose from—including Adobe, Evernote, and Trello.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with anyone inside or outside your organization, backed by Microsoft’s secure, global infrastructure.

All you have to contact the leading and expert managed service providers like ICTechnology to get it installed and move further to paid subscriptions from trial-versions to enjoy additional storage, enterprise security, and compliance regardless of organization size.

New AI event capabilities

One of the most exciting features, recently introduced by Microsoft Team is empowering the MS Office with new AI-infused event capabilities that allow anyone in your organization to create live and on-demand events. The events can be viewed in real-time or on-demand, with high-definition video and interactive discussion.

With this new add-on, you can leave an unforgettable experience for users.  This facilitates –

  • A speaker timeline is provided to identify who is talking using facial detection feature, so you can easily jump to a particular speaker in the event.
  • Speech-to-text transcription, time coding, and transcript search, so you can quickly find moments that matter in a recording.
  • Closed captions to make the event more accessible to all.

Events can be as simple or sophisticated as you prefer. You can use webcams, content, and screen sharing for informal presentations or stream a studio-quality production for more formal events.

Analytics Matrices to Build Better

A newly introduced Workplace Analytics Solution that uses the collaboration insights from the Microsoft Graph to understand and organize that all collaboration can take place efficiently and effectively like meetings, team sync-ups, create time for focused work, and respect work/life boundaries. The aggregate data can be used to identify more opportunities for improving collaboration, then share insights and suggest habits to specific teams using the option of  ‘My Analytics’ in workplace analytics.

Get Started with ICTechnology—A Leading Managed Service Provider in Australia

Whether you’re managing a new project or creating your own business, MS Office 365 provides you the right way to manage the things, tackle your workforce and bring the concept of “work together”. So, are you ready to take your organization to the next level with these new features of MS Office 365?

Let ICTechnology be your MS Office 365 managing partner to install, manage, and support. With our exciting offerings—Business Continuity, Collaboration, Efficiency, Cybersecurity, Place of Mind and Local Support, ICTechnology is best known to streamline and revolutionized the things.

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Written by Ibrahim Massri
Ibrahim Massri is General Manager at ICTechnology, an IT services provider based in NSW. He has more than 9 years of rich experience in IT management services. Working since 2010, he has expertise in project management, business strategy, business development, Microsoft Office solution selling, and software related projects. He loves to pen down new industry insights and his experience in this field to help solve challenges related to IT issues.
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