Communicate Through Microsoft Teams
- Voice-only calls with individuals and with groups,
- Video calls with individuals and with groups,
- One-on-one chats and group chats, and
- Screen-sharing calls.
Each of these communication options can be scheduled in advance or initiated on-the-fly, providing flexibility when launching some form of communication. Further, Teams offers a “live caption” option that can make your meetings more inclusive for those who are hearing-impaired.
Share Documents and Collaborate in Real-Time
Enable Apps in Microsoft Teams
Allow External Parties to Join Your Team
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Secure Data in Microsoft Teams
- Team-wide and organization-wide multi-factor authentication, to reduce the likelihood that unauthorized users will be able to log-in
- Full encryption of all data stored in Teams
- Availability of Microsoft’s Advance Threat Protection to proactively look for malicious content and block end-user access to that content
- Safe Attachments, a Microsoft technology that allows admin users to create policies for handling potentially unsafe attachments that might carry malware
Additionally, the mere fact that Teams will likely reduce dependency on email – a notoriously unsecured medium for exchanging information – will likely boost security also. Further, admins can configure Communication Compliance, Retention, and eDiscovery policies in Teams to reduce risk and ensure long-term availability of data. Similarly, you can enable Data Loss Prevention in Teams to ensure that users do not disclose sensitive information to unauthorized persons. When taking a holistic view of the security features available with Teams, it is easy to conclude that Team offers the potential for much better security than what most organizations are currently able to provide.