As lockdown continues, tools like Microsoft Teams are set to become an essential part of how the world does business. Even after the world begins to recover from the pandemic, there is no doubt that remote work will continue its growth. The world is finding new ways to communicate and work and, as such, tools that allow that to happen are more in demand than ever before. Used for remote work, long-distant meets or even in an office environment as an easier, simpler way to share, collaborate and communicate Microsoft Teams has plenty to offer in the way of features. You may not even realise how much this tool can do, in fact. 

How to Maximise Microsoft Teams Effectiveness

Some of the ways that you can the most from Microsoft Teams include the following:

Name your chats.

Naming chats is the simplest ways to keep track of messages without them getting lost in channels. It will also allow you to search for chats later down the line using keywords. Make sure that you use short, relevant, easy to remember names as titles.

Filter mentions.

Your activity feed can very quickly start to get busy – especially when you’re busy with a large project that involves multiple people and stages. Filtering mentions can help you instantly access chats that require some sort of response and action.

Forward emails to channels.

If you use chat and email simultaneously, forwarding to emails to relevant channels can be a great way to add emails from Outlook. Once you have the generated email address, use it to copy or BCC any mails you want to go into any given channel. 

Access commands and shortcuts.

Commands and shortcuts save you plenty of time and effort. There are loads available in Teams. These can be easily accessed by typing the symbol ‘/’ into the search box. Type this in and you will be able to navigate the app more easily.

Once you start using this app on a daily basis, you will start to see just how much Microsoft Teams offers and why it is an essential part of the Microsoft 365 suite.