If you are new to using Microsoft Teams, or, are already using the service, in this article we go through the most commonly asked questions to help provide insight on how to get the most out of the service and how Microsoft Teams compares with other similar services.

 

New to Microsoft Teams? We Answer the Most Commonly Asked Questions

Microsoft Teams was already incredibly popular; however, following the pandemic and the number of businesses embracing remote working as a result, more and more companies are beginning to use it. If you are currently thinking about using Microsoft Teams to make remote working easier, you will likely have some questions. Below are some of the most common questions people tend to ask about the software.

 

Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams: What’s the Difference?

A lot of people struggle to tell the difference between these two apps which makes choosing between them all the more difficult. Technically speaking, Skype for Business is a platform which can be used for unified communications. This means that you can use it to make voice calls, leave voicemails, and have video chats with your team and conduct online meetings.

 

When you use Microsoft Teams, you are using a chat-based collaboration app. This means that it does everything that Skype for Business does, but you are also able to share documents on it, manage content as well as manage different tasks. Microsoft Teams offers a lot more than Skype for Business.

 

What Office 365 Plans Get Included in Microsoft Teams?

There are a number of good quality plans which Microsoft Teams is included . You are able to use all of these when you subscribe:

  • Business Essentials
  • Business Premium
  • Enterprise E1
  • Enterprise E3
  • Enterprise E5

 

How Can I Get Microsoft Teams?

The first thing that you need to determine is whether or not you have the qualifying subscription in order to get Teams. If you do then you should log on to your existing Office 365 account. If you have a look towards the top left of your browser, you will see that you can click on the ellipses (three dots) and then click on the Teams logo from there. By doing this, you are able to access your browser and then download the desktop version of Microsoft Teams allowing you to utilise the full features of Teams.

 

Am I Able to Create a Teams Meeting Within Microsoft Outlook?

It is incredibly straightforward to create a meeting in Teams straight from Microsoft Outlook. All you need to do in order to achieve this is log into your Microsoft Outlook account, then go straight to your calendar tab. After that, you will see an option for New Team Meeting, which is a small button on the home ribbon. From this, you can input the date and time of your meeting and send emails to everyone who you would like to be in attendance.

 

Conclusion

There are a number of benefits to using Microsoft Teams and as such, there are a lot of businesses who are beginning to use it. If you are thinking about this then you can view some of the most frequently asked questions about the software above. If you have any other questions about Teams, then you should consider enlisting the help of an IT Support company who will be able to assist with all enquiries that you may have.

 

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