The World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus a pandemic on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, and in an attempt to contain COVID-19, many businesses are going remote. Moving online, whether it be for work, meetings or events, presents an interesting technological challenge for organizations who have been adhering to the traditional in-office work model. During this time of uncertainty, choosing the right collaboration tool is critical to businesses built on face-to-face meetings.
How can your business operate effectively during this time of travel restrictions and limited public gatherings? Microsoft Teams gives employees the means to collaborate anytime, anywhere, and it can scale quickly to meet your business’s immediate need for remote work and broadcasting.
Teams Live can distribute video and meeting content to large online audiences, making it easy to host remote events. With Teams Live broadcasting capabilities, presenters can share their webcam while presenting content, as well as interact with attendees via chat, polls and live Q&A. These Teams Live features create the same effect of face-to-face interaction with employees and clients, without the risk of spreading germs. Post-broadcast, Teams Live makes it easy to download and share recordings of meetings, allowing your business to distribute broadcasts to those who were unable to attend.
Samantha Seibold, Marketing Coordinator at Catapult Systems says, “Implementing Teams Live has been a great resource for my events in wake of the Coronavirus. I can take my events from live to remote in a matter of minutes. Teams Live capabilities support all of my needs when managing webinars. It’s user-friendly, professional and quick.”
Microsoft Teams, including Teams Live, can be useful tools for enabling remote work. If you have Microsoft 365, then you are ready to enable Teams and can do so at https://teams.microsoft.com. If not, Teams has a freemium version that your business can try. Catapult is here to help your business implement Teams successfully in order to keep it running smoothly and keep our community safe.
If you’re interested in learning more about Microsoft Teams, see the additional resources below:
Video: Run effective remote work meetings with Microsoft Teams
Blog: Support remote workers using Microsoft Teams
Blog: How Microsoft is enabling its employees to work remotely with Microsoft Teams
Article: Working remotely during challenging times
FAQ: Support your remote workforce