The value of meetings in Office 365

January 24, 2017 | by Carina Cordero

In Cloud Services, Office 365, Microsoft

At the heart of great teams is great communication.  Teams that communicate often and openly are better teams.  They are more efficient, respond faster, plan better and help one another more effectively.

Online is the new normal for teams 

Globalization is a reality, and working with persons abroad is becoming more common every day. As a matter of fact, 78% of people collaborate with partners of colleagues located elsewhere daily, and 4 out of 5 team members use web conferencing to meet with same group of people once a week, sometimes daily.

Meetings and mobility go hand in hand, it is a way to have flexibility in the way we perform our job. Using web conference apps and tools like Office 365 will give you and your team more freedom and adjustability.

Companies that have excellent communication, no matter if it is local or abroad, listen to customers and market trends.  They share insights amongst themselves. They challenge one another openly. They are great communicators and that makes them a great team.  That is the core belief of Office 365 and Definity First.

Talk with your teams and clients abroad with Office 365 and Skype for business

Generate greater productivity with Office 365

One important tool for team collaboration in the Office 365 ecosystem is Skype for Business. It is one integrated and consistent solution for online meetings. Some of the Skype for Business features are:

  1. IM, presence: it allows you to find people easily within familiar business apps and reach out to chat in real-time 1:1 or with a group.
  2. Audio, video and web conferencing: Skype for Business gives you collaborative meeting experiences from virtually anywhere with voice over IP, video, and secure content sharing—all in a single user experience.

  3. PSTN conferencing: this allows you to use a local dial-in number to join Skype Meetings from any device.

  4. Skype meeting broadcast: you can now reach thousands for very large meetings, attendees can join from virtually any browser and device.

  5. Skype room systems and Surface Hub: Surface Hub, Microsoft’s team collaboration device, and a full spectrum of meeting room devices with partners.

Increase people productivity and encourage collaboration, enable employees to work from anywhere, save on travel costs, reduce complexity, minimize costs for IT and consolidate all conferencing in one solution. Office 365 and Skype for business can help you achieve this and more. Contact us for more information and let us help you reach beyond organization in the Skype and Office 365 network: contactus@definityfirst.com