In today’s business landscape that has an increasing amount of salespeople working remotely, it is more important than ever that organizations have a collaboration platform in place that complements and supports CRM sales activities.
Interested in learning how the latest updates to Microsoft Teams improves collaboration and shared information for sales, service and the entire organization? The August 2020 Tech Insider Update from JourneyTEAM previews the most important releases, updates and changes that promote the effective collaboration your organization needs to close more deals.
The updates to Microsoft Teams include task management capabilities with a new Tasks app, Together Mode in video conferencing, integrated Yammer Communities and Lists apps.
The new Tasks app in Teams merges individual tasks from Microsoft To Do and team tasks from Microsoft Planner for complete task management. The Tasks app is now available in desktop, web and mobile experiences. Guest users will be limited only to mobile and not be able to see it on the desktop version.
Together Mode enables more engaging meetings for remote workers that may be suffering from “meeting fatigue.” This feature places video call participants in a virtual space that make it appear as though they are in the same environment, like an auditorium, sitting side-by-side. In this view, Together Mode also helps presenters better gauge audience reactions.
Yammer App Integrated with Teams
The Yammer Communities app, an enterprise social networking platform that connects and engages employees through shared communication, has been brought to the Teams experience making it an even greater hub for operations and communications across the organization.
Lists App Integrated with Teams
The Microsoft Lists app helps organizations track and organize work simply, and now organizations can create lists directly within Teams with the Lists App integration that is now generally available. The Lists app will be available in individual Channels as a tab. Users that want to track a list can click the “+” button next to tabs, search for the Lists app in the tab gallery, and easily add it.
All the standard features that are available for Lists in SharePoint web are also now accessible in the Lists app for Teams, which includes the three main views – grid, gallery, and calendar, as well as custom. Users can create lists or pick from eight standard templates.
A standalone Microsoft Lists app for iOS is anticipated for Q4 this year.
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