Microsoft recently released several updates to its Teams platform, enabling users to take advantage of its advanced features to effectively communicate with each other. The changes were made in response to the soaring need for business owners and their staff to collaborate remotely amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams combines workplace chat, video conferencing, and file storage and collaboration. It also has extensions that integrate with third-party apps, even those not made by Microsoft. As a unified communication and collaboration platform, Teams is like combining Slack, Google Drive, and Zoom into a single app.
How do you get Microsoft Teams?
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How does Microsoft Teams remain at peak performance during the crisis?
The sudden increase in remote workers is sure to put a lot of pressure on many platforms, but Microsoft Teams is more than prepared to handle the load. In particular, it is designed to anticipate problems on three core aspects:
- Systems during a sudden surge in usage
- Location during an area-specific event, such as a hurricane
- People during an event that affects users, such as COVID-19
To address problems in these aspects, Microsoft implements what is called an Active/Active Design. This means that the system uses multiple instances in response to user request or input. These instances run in different datacenters, which means that an event that affects one cannot affect the others. This enables the system to isolate problems and resolve them without affecting performance.
Microsoft Teams offers a great opportunity for companies to remain productive in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you want to get started or understand how you can take full advantage of its functionalities, give CCR a call today.