What is Microsoft Teams? 

Part of the Microsoft 365 suite of products, Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that enables teams to communicate virtually through group conversations and video calls. 

Why use Microsoft Teams? 

Enhance Collaboration – Microsoft Teams provides a central hub for all your organisation’s communication needs from chats and calls to digital meetings and live webinars, enabling seamless collaboration regardless of physical location. You can even collaborate with coworkers on tools such as Word documents and Excel spreadsheets directly within Teams, eliminating the need to switch between platforms and making it much easier to collaborate effectively in remote environments. 

Seamless Integration – As part of the Microsoft ecosystem, Microsoft Teams benefits from native integration with leading Microsoft business solutions such as Outlook, SharePoint, Excel and Microsoft Project solutions. This means you can effortlessly sync your calendars and share information between apps to streamline your flow of work. 

Secure Communication – A part of the Microsoft ecosystem, Microsoft Teams benefits from enterprise security and compliance features, ensuring your communications remain secure and sensitive data is protected. Microsoft Teams also benefits from integration with security solutions like Entra ID and regular system updates to ensure your app is always operating with the most advanced security features. 

Flexibility – Microsoft Teams is suitable for organisations of any size across any industry and can be scaled as your organisation evolves. 

Accessibility – Microsoft Teams can be accessed from multiple devices including desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile devices, so your team can communicate even on the go. 

Are Microsoft Teams calls recorded? 

Microsoft Teams calls are not automatically recorded, however you can choose to record them for viewing at a later point if needed. Everyone in the meeting will be notified once recording has started and will have access to the recording afterwards, which will then be automatically deleted after a certain period of time. 

Can Microsoft Teams transcribe meetings? 

Microsoft Teams can transcribe meetings, eliminating the need to manually take notes. 

What is Copilot and what can it do in Teams? 

Copilot is Microsoft’s AI-powered assistant that can assist you with your day-to-day tasks within Microsoft Teams. Copilot can summarise discussion points, key takeaways and action items from meetings, even noting who said what and which points team members were aligned on. You can also ask Copilot questions about the meeting through a conversational experience, saving you the time and effort of reading through notes and transcripts to find the information you need. 

How to get started with Microsoft Teams 

At Storm Technology we have the expertise and experience to help you get started with Microsoft Teams. To learn more, check out our case study with Mainstream Renewable Power who partnered with Storm to integrate Microsoft Teams and enhance communication and collaboration across the business. Alternatively, get in touch with one of our solution specialists today.