In Meetings we can set up as a one off or recurring meeting straight from your calendar in Outlook or in Teams itself and invite internal and external people. This can be a video or audio conference call with a small number of people for regular team meetings or up to 250 attendees (with the right licenses) for all company call. There is the ability to share screen and documents, record the session, mute all attendees, and much more.
Chat is instant messaging, perfect for quick questions and conversations with colleagues. These are done in a text box which can easily be switched to a call if needed.
Calls is what you’d expect, telephony. This can be an audio or video call with the same functionality as meetings with the option to add in other people if you want to.
The Teams function allows you to create channels for different projects or teams where you can store, share and work on files as well as hold conversations and set up meetings. This lets you to have a single version of the truth, i.e. a document that is always up to date and available to everyone rather than having several different versions.
Microsoft Teams is included in the Office 365 subscription and can be accessed seamlessly across devices. It lets employees work as usual, sharing screens, collaborating on projects and documents, and continue being productive no matter their location as long as they have access to the internet whether this is their own home broadband or tethered to their mobile phone. Office 365 doesn’t have to be accessed via a company device either. Staff can use their personal devices to access apps and files within Office 365 securely without risk to themselves or the organisation.