Why we Built Teams into CobwebCompleteMicroSMB

Ross MacKenzie
Tags: Microsoft Teams

This new packaged service specifically designed for solopreneurs and start-ups now comes with Microsoft Teams, why? Because Teams is the next-gen Office 365 collaboration tool that will make all the difference to your business communications and we recognize that.

Microsoft recently completed the roadmap for migrating Skype for Business Online features and functionality into Microsoft Teams, which means Teams is now ready to meet customers’ messaging, meeting, and calling needs. It’s intelligent communications at its best and it’s free with our monthly CobwebCompleteMicroSMB subscription service. Just think! No more hefty telecoms bills!

And there are things all good start-ups should know about Teams because it will make their life so much easier. It will help you stay organized and have conversations, all in one place. For instance, it has federated chat functionality as well as in-line translation capabilities that allow team members to converse in their native language.

Meetings are made easy with Teams’ Cloud-based meeting recording which means conversations can be captured, transcribed, and time-coded, with closed captioning and voice recognition for attributing remarks. And Teams also comes into its own after the meeting because the cloud recording and transcript can be automatically added to the relevant channel, so conversations, documents, notes, and action items can be reviewed, indexed, and searched by the entire team. The federated meetings function means you can host meetings across multiple organizations – which is brilliant if you are a network of consultants or freelancers. You can even qualify dial-in callers before they join your meeting via the ‘lobby’ facility.

By joining Teams you’ll be part of an ever-growing band of savvy intelligent communicators – over 200,000 organisations are now using Teams!

Microsoft Teams drives collaboration which is often the life-line of solopreneurs and start-ups and can save you valuable time. No more having to waste endless time searching for materials. Teams, lets users find what they’re looking for quickly, using powerful search capabilities and built-in access to applications such as SharePoint, OneNote and Planner. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI and Delve are built into Teams, and so users have all their familiar applications, and the information they need, at their fingertips.

In addition: Microsoft Graph connects all the data that drives productivity – mail, calendar, contacts, documents, directory, devices, for example users can start voice and video meetings, with persistent and threaded chat keeping everyone engaged and informed.

Of great use to solopreneurs and start-ups is that proposals can be quickly built with input from different stakeholders and, every document shared in Teams is saved to the cloud, so each team member’s work is based on the latest version.

A strong Teams’ advantage is its breadth of range. There are other basic collaboration apps on the market, but none have Teams’ full range of productivity-boosting features, its enterprise scale capabilities, or its full integration with a host of familiar Microsoft and third-party tools and applications. Many of these apps are primarily designed for chat-only conversations.

While many collaboration apps may at first seem good value – and even offered at no charge on a basic level – they are limited in their messaging archive capability, apps, and storage size, among a range of feature restrictions. This means when you want to scale up requirements, you must upgrade to more expensive versions.

With Teams free within our CobwebCompleteMicroSMB service we can get you up and running quickly and seamlessly to help you collaborate more effectively. There’s a real and immediate opportunity for entrepreneurs to benefit from smarter, more proactive and cost-effective collaboration with Teams helping them take proposals to market quicker giving them a sharper edge.

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