[WEBINAR] What's New in Microsoft Teams? Top Benefits for SMBs

Now more than ever, companies are using Microsoft Teams for centralized communication, social interaction, telephony, and live event broadcasting. The platform has a mature and robust set of offerings, but is by no means resting on its laurels. In addition to quarterly updates, Microsoft has released new features to meet the recent influx of remote workers. In this webinar Jeffery Lauria, iCorps Vice President of Technologies, discusses these updates - and how they benefit your business.

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Webinar Highlights: Top Teams Features to Watch for

Teams has made it easier for your employees to collaborate with partners outside your organization. Users can now create "Private Channels", to which they can invite external members. These private channels act as sandboxes - isolating external users from other company channels, and with unique security features to limit file and data access. Channel owners can grant temporary access for guests, which will be revoked after a set amount of time has passed. Teams also added interactive whiteboards, which can be used and saved during meetings. Other new features include:

  • Read receipts

  • Member @mentions

  • Screen share and remote control

  • Automatic text formatting, and hyperlinks

  • Set priority for messages (important, urgent, etc.)

If users are hosting meetings within Teams, the organizer can quickly assign presenter and attendee roles. They can also mute attendees who have just joined to decrease disruption. Teams has expanded its suite of background images, and now allows companies to use custom branded backdrops. For employees using the mobile Teams app, they can now:

  • Use live captions for video calls

  • View shared content in meetings

  • Present in meetings from their phone

  • Blur their background on iOS/Android devices 

Remember Employee Security Best Practices

If your company has recently transitioned to a remote model, remember to prioritize employee security best practices. Keep them informed over company-wide Teams channels, shared intranets, or regular email updates. When possible, provide secure company-owned devices, while deploying secure solutions on personal ones. It is also important during this time to implement security best practices, such as:

  • Layered MFA and identity management

  • Endpoint management solutions such as InTune

  • Verify suspicious emails, and avoiding links or attachments  

  • Isolate personal computers from company networks via virtual workstations

For more information about implementing any of the above remote solutions, please reach out to iCorps for a free consultation

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