Virtual Meetings – Easily Connect with Your Remote Workforce

Virtual meetingWith the world on lock down, and many businesses shifting to a remote workforce, electronic meetings are likely to remain the new norm. But with so many companies offering virtual meeting solutions, how do you select the best one? The selection is easy, it’s Microsoft Teams!

Most, if not all, organizations use Microsoft for email and basic applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. But did you know, if you are a Microsoft 365 subscriber, you have Teams already at your disposal? That’s right, the Teams application is part of the 365 suite of tools and is the perfect choice for virtual meetings.

Having the ability to seamlessly integrate into the rest of the 365 suite is invaluable, with products like Outlook providing a simple solution to scheduling and calendar organization. SharePoint offers the ability to save meeting notes and documents, quickly converse with colleagues using chat functions, and even document editing on the fly! Powerful features, coupled with the ability to utilize Teams across any device, make the 365 suite a rock star for organizations working remotely.

Let’s say you’re out of the office (maybe at the cottage) and the board president calls a quick meeting. Teams lets you blur your background, or select a backdrop that looks like your home office, making meetings on the fly – not matter where you may be – simple and productive! Cool features like that make Teams fun to use and practical given the times we live in. And since the Microsoft 365 suite is built on Microsoft security, it meets all the stringent requirements like HIPPA and other privacy laws, so you know it’s secure.

The best part of Teams? Right now, it’s free. That’s right, if you currently aren’t a 365 subscriber, Microsoft is giving you the opportunity to try Teams for six months no strings attached! You have no reason not to sign up right now and test drive the most powerful, flexible, most secure electronic meeting solution on the market.

If you find you still have questions about using Teams, or the Microsoft 365 suite you’re in luck! Maner Solutions staff experts are ready and willing to assist you with real-life experience, as we use all of the products ourselves, organization wide. When you’re ready to become a 365 subscriber, we have you covered again. As a Microsoft Cloud Service Provider, we are able to sell and provision 365 licenses, so we can get you up and running right away. For more information about the 365 suite of tools including Teams, please contact Joe DeLuca, Director, Management Information Systems at 517-886-9568 or

Take the first step to simplifying your e-meeting needs and begin using Teams today, you’ll be glad you did!