Microsoft Teams: New Course
Simona Millham, SPOTO trainer, recently completed her Microsoft Teams course. This gives you a practical overview about Microsoft’s chat-based collaboration platform. Microsoft Teams is a vital collaboration tool that provides Office 365 administrators and users with a new level of interaction during their work. Simona’s new course is a perfect complement to Microsoft Office 365 certifications for administrators or Microsoft Office productivity courses to end users.
Simona guides you through typical Microsoft Teams use cases and answers challenging questions to help learners get the most out of Microsoft’s incredible product. Simona covers topics such as creating and working in Teams, channels, collaboration, private chats and working with wikis.
Simona was kind enough to answer our questions about her course and what you can do to get the most out of your SPOTO Learning experience.
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Start trainingQ: Why should companies teach their employees Microsoft Teams and productivity software? What are the benefits of these skills for the workplace? The answer is in the question Productivity gains It’s difficult to quantify productivity improvements, but I believe Microsoft Teams does a great deal of bringing together all the functionality that a group needs to work effectively.
Q: What was your learner perspective when creating this course? I assumed that the learner was familiar with other Office 365 components like Skype for Business, SharePoint, OneDrive, and so on. I wanted to emphasize the integration (and overlaps!) These other technologies.
Q: Many of our learners will be responsible to administer organizational licenses and support Microsoft products. What should they be aware of for the end users of these Microsoft products? Microsoft Teams is enabled by default in most Office 365 plans. However, users might discover it and begin using it!
Q: Which was your favorite Nugget you created in this course? Nugget! It’s amazing to have information from other apps at your fingertips in Microsoft Teams.
Q: What is the most important thing that you hope learners will take away from this course. Pick the tools that best fit your organization’s needs and give guidance to users on how to use them. For example, smaller organizations may not need to use Yammer and Teams.
Q: IT professionals often talk about the need to improve their soft skills to advance their careers. What soft skills do IT pros need? What can they do to improve their soft skills? I think it’s being able talk about business value rather than technology. It’s great that Teams is available to users. However, IT pros will be able drive greater adoption if they can help business units understand how it can improve their work. Techies sometimes enjoy technology for its own sake, while average users just want it to make their lives easier.
Q: Industry insiders believe Microsoft is slowing down in its attempt to dominate the world. They have decided to embrace Linux, open source technologies, workplace collaboration software, real-time chat functionality, and open source technologies. What do you think Microsoft needs to be successful in its global dominance? I’m always amazed by the innovation coming out of Microsoft. But, I wish they hadn’t given up on the mobile phone market. Although it’s difficult to compete with Android and iOS, I think the Windows Phone could have found a home in the corporate market as well as for end users (like my mom!) Who want a great value smartphone.
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