Microsoft Teams Communications

The evolving digital workplace and incorporating Microsoft Teams communications into your intranet

Employee engagement and collaboration are now more important than ever. The digital workplace has evolved into more than a place to find information. With Microsoft Teams communications taking centre stage, Livetiles has evolved to deliver a unified platform where you can collaborate, communicate and get your work done.

Microsoft Teams communications and your intranet

Intranets have been a mainstay of the business world now for more than two decades. Since becoming popular in the late 90s and early 2000s, companies everywhere have flocked to those products that allow them to better collaborate, share information, organize projects and much more.

Microsoft Teams wasn’t designed as an intranet but increasingly it’s used as one. It was conceived as an enterprise collaboration platform, more Slack than SharePoint. But with the ability to schedule meetings, share files and manage projects it’s become much more than an instant messaging platform.

How can Microsoft Teams be your intranet?

Utilising Microsoft Teams communications enables employees or organizational users to share information with ease, within the one platform. Having easy access to Microsoft 365 apps with Teams, makes meetings and document sharing easier. With the seamless integrations, intranet’s are moving into the modern age where communication, information and critical documentation can be accessed within one united platform.

A key benefit of Microsoft Teams is the ability to unify all your content and information in a single interface. However, it’s crucial to ensure this is done with some structure and consideration – otherwise it runs the risk of being the next version of the messy network drive. Organizations shouldn’t rush to dismiss SharePoint as a powerful provider of communications and information architecture capabilities; instead they should look to play to the strengths of both SharePoint and Teams.

Loryan Strant, Independent Consultant and Microsoft MVP

Microsoft Teams Communications and informing employees

Workers are desperate for a single, unified place to store and find their important business information. After all, why should the place where you work be separate from where you get what you need to be effective. The answer is, it shouldn’t be. But if you want a fully functional, modern, Teams- based workplace, designed for 21st century employee, there are a few obstacles to overcome.

Teams is popular because it works together with well-established Microsoft apps across Microsoft 365, like OneDrive, Yammer and SharePoint. That’s because the key information that powers all these apps is stored in the same place: SharePoint, OneDrive or Exchange Online. A contact or a document stored on a Microsoft server is the same contact or document, regardless of whether its accessed through SharePoint, Teams or OneDrive.

Unifying information in one place

With the right tools, turning Teams into a modern, effective intranet product isn’t just possible – it’s effortless. By combining the existing functions with more traditional intranet capabilities, there is potential to create an intranet that’s greater than the sum of its parts. And in doing that, businesses can unify their vital information into one clear window, reducing the disruption caused as users change between apps, workflows and contexts.

The beauty of the platform is its ability to communicate with third party applications. With such a customizable interface, it became clear to us that with the right technology and expertise, we could turn Teams into an intranet. So that’s what we did.

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