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Microsoft Teams: Chat and Collaborate

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Microsoft Teams is a collaborative workspace within Microsoft 365, that acts as a central hub for workplace conversations, collaborative teamwork, video chats and document sharing, all designed to aid worker productivity in a unified suite of tools.

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Microsoft Teams has come a long way in 2020. A growing list of features and functions means the platform has become the globes favoured tool to communicate, collaborate and store and share files within an organisation. But for new users fresh to using Microsoft Teams, it can be a minefield deciding where to begin. Join Thomas McDowall, Country Manager at FITTS, as he walks you through an introduction to Microsoft Teams for business. This session will provide an overview Teams chat, collaboration and file storage function and the basics when getting started with Microsoft Teams.

This session will explain and demonstrate:

  • Setting up and managing teams and channels
  • Communicating internally versus externally using chat
  • Uploading, storing and sharing content
  • Collaborating on files and shared content

Aimed at anyone using Microsoft Teams within their organisation or looking to enhance their business’ capability with Teams either strategically or as part of a wider business process.
This session is the first in our five-part webinar series looking at how organisations can harness the power of Microsoft teams to communicate and collaborate more effectively, boost productivity, reduce costs and increase employee satisfaction and adoption.

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Thomas McDowall

Thomas McDowall

Country Manager

Tom has 8 years of experience working with global teams to deliver strategic digital transformations – helping clients improve collaboration, ways of working, business processes, operations and mobility.
In 2018, Tom opened the East Africa office for FITTS in Nairobi. He is passionate about the impact modern workplace technology is going to have on the way Sub-saharan Africa competes in the global marketplace and the role FITTS can play in supporting that journey.
During the past 8 years of digital transformation, Tom has worked in London, Saudi Arabia and Nairobi for clients such as Barclays Bank, UK Department of Work And Pensions, Unilever, Saudi Telecom Company, MS Amlin Insurance and a nuclear energy generator. However, regardless of the geography or the industry the ultimate objective has been the same – drive change that re-imagines the way people work every day.

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