Quick insight into Microsoft Teams

While we are all adapting to the new way of working, the use of video-chats apps and services have surged. Many of us are now working remotely, and in-person visits have gone digital.

While there are many options available, whether you are looking for a way to spend a virtual happy hour or host a session with co-workers, Microsoft Teams is one of the most popular choices.

As more individuals rely on video conferencing, and various security and privacy issues have been reported, it is important to chose a product incorporating security and privacy by design. Microsoft Teams is the University’s approved service for video conferencing. It is part of Nexus Office 365 and it is a platform for chatting, video conferencing and audio calls. It integrates with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office apps for seamless presenting and file sharing. You can talk to team members privately or in specific channels, also, it has the feature of getting the attention of an entire group or specific individual.

Teams allows you to chat with up to 250 people at once, or present live to an audience of up to 10,000 people. You can also share meeting agendas, invite external guests and access past meeting recordings and notes. You can schedule a Teams meeting through the app or through Outlook.