Microsoft Teams is a comprehensive communications platform that provides and keeps the following apps – features in one place:

  • Workplace chat
  • Video meetings
  • File storage with collaboration on files
  • Application integration

Companies would need an Office 365 subscription – a perquisite and the service would be integrated with the organisation’s Office 365 subscription office productivity suite and features extensions would integrate with non-Microsoft products.

Microsoft Teams Developer Platform provides flexibility for:

  • App development
  • Task oriented interactions with messaging extensions
  • Include Web experiences
  • Build Bots
  • Graphical interpretation

With background of development of software solutions and enterprise mobility extensions, Sarjen can help organisations explore the opportunities provided by MS Teams to improve team collaboration; performance and working:

  • Improving collaboration between teams
    MS Teams would ensure that all team members be on the same page, ensuring the history of conversation threads, and, lastly, document repository for overall efficiency.
  • Keeping Project stakeholders engages
    All involved in the project have access to and are part of conversation threads, aware of project decisions.
  • Availability of 3rd party apps/tools for organised and focussed approach
    • Apps such as Planner can be added as a “channel”, albeit lightweight but provides sophisticated and primary project management to organise and keep track of project tasks, status and actions as conversation thread.
    • Forms is also a tool that can be integrated which gives the ability to create polls – use in decision making/create pulse in the entire team – again, as a conversation thread, collect data as feedback, issues, etc.
    • DevOps tool integration would help in better project management – various tools as apps are available in Teams store.
    • Also, embed PowerApps which allows developer and even business users to create solutions to business issues.