Our Favourite Features of Microsoft Teams 2020

Microsoft Teams - chat, meet, call, and collaborate, all in one place.

Microsoft Teams with VIA UC brings together your workforce into one central hub for teamwork providing them with a plethora of telephony features that are not available from Microsoft directly.

There are so many fantastic features in Teams that are on everyone's lips at the start of 2020. Here are our top five favourite features and recent releases.


By Suzanne Whetton

Microsoft Teams Background Blur

Conceal your surroundings and work outdoors during the nice weather!

This feature is perfect for those flexible or remote workers in your team who are constantly on the go and working from various busy locations.

Background blur is not yet supported on all devices. Find out if this feature is available for you by clicking 'more options' when in a meeting. Click 'blur my background' if the feature release available for you and enjoy working from the garden during the nice weather!


Microsoft Teams Background Blur

Microsoft Teams Group Chat

Sometimes you need to kick off a big project chat with a large group, or organize a one-off discussion with staff at an event, but it seems unnecessary to start a new team; perhaps you don’t all work together on a regular basis, or maybe you need a communication channel with a large number of people at an event. Group chats can now accommodate up to 100 users!

React to comments, respond with a huge selection of gifs, share documents and pictures and turn on read receipts to track if your messages have been read.


Microsoft Teams Group Chat

Microsoft Teams Join a Meeting

Join Teams meetings with the click of a button. With full visibility of other participants receive meeting started notifications when a colleague starts the meeting, use the call me feature to switch to a mobile connection or the meet now feature for spontaneous meetings.

Enjoy a multitude of features in Teams meetings including screen sharing, the single toolbar for controls and the option to record, save and share your meetings.


Microsoft Teams Join A Meeting

Microsoft Teams Whiteboard

The Whiteboard in Teams provides an unlimited digital canvas allowing all meeting attendees to work together, no matter their device or location.

Whiteboards are automatically shared with participants, allowing for real-time editing and collaboration.


Microsoft Teams Whiteboard

Microsoft Teams Collaboration

Work from any device, anywhere, anytime. Teams allows you to unify your communications and collaborate through chat, meetings, calls and file storage and sharing. Your team can stay connected and organised, all in one place.


Microsoft Teams Collaboration

Why choose Microsoft Teams with VIA?

As a leader in cloud-based unified communications, we understand the disjointed communication issues that can occur within companies especially when using a multitude of different apps and telephone solutions. Microsoft Teams with VIA helps organisations consolidate all these systems into one simple to use application.

What differentiates us from other Microsoft providers is that we offer the most feature-packed and advanced MS Teams solution available.

VIA UC comes with a visual management portal, so you can control your solution and make changes with just a few clicks. VIA's web-based portal gives you complete visual control over the management of your users and call flows.


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