Microsoft 365 for business is here to help you through the times after the lock down. The Pandemic has left many businesses uncertain of the future. It has shown that the ways of running a business as we always had need to change and adapt.
Now the lock downs are slowly being lifted, it is a perfect opportunity to rethink how your business functions. And Microsoft 365 is the perfect option to adjust to the changing ways of working.
Let’s see how Microsoft 365 can help your business after the lock down.
Working remotely but together – MS Teams
Let’s start with the multi-purpose Microsoft Teams.
MS Teams is your way to maintain the social distancing while working together as a team. This is your application for creating Teams, for holding virtual meetings and managing tasks – all in one place.
What else can you use MS Teams for?
Keep your teams engaged and up to date with the use of Teams Channels and chat. You can manage all tasks assigned to your team members through Planner which is part of MS Teams. The Wiki page is the place to store all useful references and links that may be handy for the project you’re working on.
And we mustn’t forget about Teams Meetings – your best and secure way to hold virtual meetings with your team wherever they are.
MS Teams, one of the standard apps of Microsoft 365 for Business, is your way forward after the lock downs are eased off.
Let’s Have a Virtual Meeting
Because of the pandemic, we won’t be able to meet the usual way for some time. So how do you hold meetings while you can’t physically meet?
This is where MS Teams comes in again. However, if you combine it with Outlook Calendar and OneNote, you will have a fully fleshed meeting – only held virtually.
MS Teams allows you to hold virtual meetings of up to 250 participants. Even better, you can invite external participants to these meetings too! Make sure you include a link to MS Teams Meeting in your Calendar Invitation – and everyone will be able to join regardless of their location.
OneNote is your Digital Notepad, and the perfect app for taking meeting minutes, and later sharing them with the participants of the meeting. No need to send separate emails with Word documents if you don’t want to.
Automate repetitive tasks – Power Automate
Do you have any tasks that you or your team do on a regular basis? Can they be automated to save time and resources, and make them independent of the physical location?
Enter Microsoft Power Automate – the application to help you with digitising manual or repetitive tasks. This is your gateway to building time and resources saving workflows of tasks. They can be as simple or complex as you need them to be. Because Power Automate is easily scalable, you can start small and then grow your workflows as and when necessary.
Right now is a good time to review how your team works while not being able to be in the same place. And Power Automate is a great way of streamlining your processes and preparing for the post-pandemic future.
The future after the pandemic may be still uncertain. However, you can definitely prepare your business now, and Microsoft 365 can help your business thrive in these uncertain times.
Would you like to find out more about Microsoft 365 and how it can work for you and your business?
Don’t hesitate to contact Pharian’s Team! We will be happy to show you the best options for your business!