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Collaboration for maximum productivity

Microsoft makes it easy for teams to work together, collaborate in real-time, share information, and stay productive, regardless of their location.

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Meet the requirements of modern collaboration

Effective business performance relies on collaboration between people within and across departments, as well as with customers and partners. This could include sharing information and knowledge, working together on documents or communicating as a group with minimal friction.

In the past, email was a primary tool used to share information, and the traditional network drive would have been the place where files and documents were shared. By comparison to today’s solutions, these traditional methods now fall short in terms of functionality and the requirements of collaboration in a hybrid world.

Today, the best workplace collaboration solutions, like Microsoft Teams and SharePoint  offer so much more power and capability and are particularly important considering that people tend to work on different devices and in different locations.

With instant messaging, audio and video meetings, document storage and more, Teams is an all-in-one hub to keep your people connected. Meanwhile, SharePoint offers a rich environment for document and records management or for creating intranets and similar knowledge-sharing websites to keep teams informed and on top of the information your organisation creates.

Enhance workplace collaboration with Silversands

Our team of expert Microsoft 365 consultants have  a wide range of skills and over 20 years of experience helping organisations of all sizes and types to implement business collaboration solutions.

Contact us today to discover how our expert consultants can help you implement the collaboration solutions that meet your business needs.

Interested in how we can help you?

If you have a project requirement or simply want to find out more about us and how we might be able to help you, fill in your details and one of our team will come back to you.

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How do you want to collaborate?

Document management Collaborative Communications Document co-authoring Other collaboration
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Store, share and collaborate on documents and records

For organisations requiring collaboration, document management and records management, Microsoft SharePoint has been a leading solution.

Allowing users to store, share, and collaborate on files, SharePoint enables the creation of intranets and extranets, making it easy to share information and work together on projects.

SharePoint provides a central location for storing documents and other files, making it easy to access and collaborate on them from anywhere.

Users can create workflows to automate tasks, such as approving documents or routing them for review, and developers can customise many aspects of SharePoint to make it look and operate exactly how you want it to.

Our Microsoft SharePoint consultants have been working with this powerful collaborative platform for over 20 years, and have an enviable depth of expertise, enabling them to deliver solutions for a wide range of business requirements.

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Message, share, engage and interact

While email is still a widely-used communication tool, it doesn’t support effective collaboration.

What’s needed is a platform that provides:

  • Instant messaging, so that you can have real-time conversations with one or more people.
  • Audio and video conferencing, to enable productive meetings with whiteboarding, application sharing and other collaborative activities for internal and external users.
  • Document storage and sharing, to support the centralised and structured maintenance of project, customer, company and other information.
  • Support for any device, whether Windows, Mac, mobile or tablet, and which could be used in any location.
  • Integration with other applications to allow polling, note taking, project management and a multitude of other applications.

Microsoft Teams provides all these capabilities and more, and we have been working with it since its release.

Our Microsoft Teams consultants can help you to design, implement, configure, manage, protect and adopt Teams so that you get the best out of this important collaboration platform.

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Work together on Word, Excel and PowerPoint

For a group of people working together on the same document, such as a sales proposal in Word, a marketing presentation or a financial spreadsheet, there has always been a problem caused by the fact that only one user could update at any one time. This either led to people waiting around to update a document, or to multiple files being created and merged together later.

Fortunately, there is a better way.  Microsoft’s latest versions of Office support co-authoring, which allows multiple people to work on the same document, presentation or spreadsheet at the same time.

It’s a game changer. Collaboration is enhanced, productivity is improved, and mistakes are diminished.

However, to activate this functionality, the files need to be stored in SharePoint, Teams or OneDrive.

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Plan, work, share and more

As part of the Microsoft 365 suite, there are many tools that offer other collaborative capabilities including:

  • OneDrive, to support personal file storage and sharing
  • Yammer, which enables Facebook-like communities and groups to share knowledge and information
  • Planner, to help people plan and  manage projects, tasks and activities

We have the skills, experience and best practice knowledge to to help you get the most out of these tools.

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