Steph Lynch-Ozanar

Unify remote and office working with Microsoft Teams

When lockdown occurred in the UK due to COVID-19, businesses had to adopt to a remote working culture very quickly. Linten Technologies supported a number of businesses to transition to Microsoft 365 to help staff stay connected and work efficiently. One of the main features supporting connectivity within 365 is Teams, a highly secure messenger, phone and video calling tool rolled into one.

In 2019, Teams was already enjoying a whopping 32 million daily active users around the world. That figure more than doubled in a matter of months following the arrival of the pandemic, and remote working became the ‘new normal’. Teams for remote working was the perfect solution, but how can it support businesses in unifying remote and office working?

Adapting for a hybrid future with Teams

Disruptions caused by the pandemic are not going to disappear quickly, and social distancing is likely to be required for the next few years. Many businesses have found that remote working does not hinder employee performance. For organisations capable of operating online, remote working should be embedded in their strategy and culture for the long-term.

Teams supports remote working seamlessly, but also provides the distinct ability to integrate and connect remote and office workers. For those looking to return to the office or enjoy the best of both working worlds, Microsoft Teams can offer you sustainable flexibility.

Teams integrates fully with the Microsoft 365 suite, giving users a familiar experience, regardless of location, that they will have already become accustomed to with Windows. Employees can switch between office and remote, and with the ability to blur camera backgrounds, employees no longer need to worry about where they are in the house or what’s behind them. Whether in the office, at home or on the train, your employees will have the same working experience.

Why it is the ideal solution

 The last six months have been trying for employees and businesses in almost every industry. The beauty of Teams is that you can tailor the software based on your preferences and build a more personalised system.

Microsoft is committed to developing Teams in line with the future of working; every month, new features that support a hybrid working style are being added to the ever-popular collaboration hub. It is also comforting to know that Teams has Microsoft’s enterprise grade security behind it and sits securely inside the Microsoft 365 protective layer.

Key features for hybrid working:

  •  Full integration with Microsoft 365
  • A proven track record for flexible working
  • On-the-go, seamless switching from office to remote
  • Mobile app, desktop app and web access
  • Wireless hardware compatibility
  • Regular updates and new features focused on flexible working
  • Easily scalable depending of business growth

Unify your working today

There are a few similar products available on the market that offer collaboration and connectivity through software. In truth, few come close to being able to offer the integration, security and connectivity that Teams provides. Microsoft Teams gives users and businesses the opportunity to digitally transform their workspace, removing the pressure of full-time office working and giving employees the flexibility to work anywhere, on any device in the cloud.

Is your business ready to transition to hybrid working? Speak to one of our expert IT Consultants to discuss the benefits of Microsoft 365 for your business.

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