Whether your co-workers are down the hall, across the country or on the sand at Bethany Beach, Microsoft Office 365 has the capabilities to bring them together for meetings, training and work sessions. Geographic boundaries and varying time zones slip away as team members converse, collaborate and convene to move businesses forward with an environment laced with ease, flexibility and security.
Two Office 365 applications stand out when it comes to increasing group collaboration – SharePoint and Teams. In this article, we share tips on how to use SharePoint and Teams for collaboration. To learn more, contact us about our Microsoft Office Customer Immersion Experiences.
How to Co-Author Documents in SharePoint
Best known for its online file storage capabilities, SharePoint allows users to access files from wherever they are via an internet browser. You are able to share files inside and outside your organization, co-authoring with colleagues or partners. Co-authoring allows multiple people to work on a Word document, Excel spreadsheet or PowerPoint presentation at the same time.
To begin co-authoring in Word, one person sends the other an email which has a link that opens the document in your web browser.
Select Edit Document > Edit in BrowserWhen one of your teammates or partners is also working on the document, you can see their presence as well as the edits they are making.
How to Streamline Access in Teams
Whereas SharePoint has collaboration space on team sites created for each project a group is working on, Teams provides a single area for a group to communication and organization information. Within this single Teams area, you can set up Tabs so group members can easily navigate to the resources they use throughout the day – and it’s all in one place.
Create custom tabs
- Click + on the menu at the top of your Teams channel to add custom tabs.
Communicating in the workplace isn’t always simple. It can be hard to know who to ask what or the status of a report or presentation. With Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint and Teams, your work groups will be sailing along with effective collaboration and co-authoring. For a personal, hands-on experience where you can explore Office 365 apps at your own pace, focus on the tools and solutions you want, and work with Cards Technology experts in person, contact us at 410-208-3933 or online.