SharePoint & Microsoft Teams: Top Ways These Platforms Work Together

SharePoint has countless integrations and features that can be surprisingly impactful for companies. For example, you can share and upload your Word documents in SharePoint in a very intuitive manner. One of the most talked-about integrations is with Microsoft Teams. Teams has been taking the world by storm, with daily active user counts growing exponentially over the past couple of years.

As you might imagine, SharePoint works well with Microsoft Teams! Here’s how SharePoint works with Teams and how those integrations benefit your company!

SharePoint and Microsoft Teams Share the Same Core Concepts

First, it’s worth noting that Teams and SharePoint share many overlapping concepts. Both software products know the idea of documents, teams, groups, and the users in your organization. So, when you create a team, an Office 365 group and SharePoint team site are automatically generated as part of the process. You can upload your documents to the team site.

Then, if you need to review or edit those documents, you can add the file from the SharePoint server directly into Teams. You can then use Microsoft Teams to collaborate and communicate about any changes necessary.

Of course, when you’re ready to post the updated version, that’s also easy! All you need to do is save it to the SharePoint site, and everyone can use it.

This example is small, but it illustrates how Microsoft Teams and SharePoint have numerous overlapping concepts. That means that when you do something in one app (like creating a new team), it will automatically show up in the other. Those types of synergies are what make Microsoft Office products so powerful!

Each Platform Serves a Different Communication Need

Part of what makes using both SharePoint and Microsoft Teams so powerful is that they each serve particular niches within a company.

SharePoint is the ideal way to store files in the cloud and make them available to a broad audience. A fantastic example of this is using SharePoint to let employees know about updated reimbursement policies. You can update your policy on SharePoint and then have a page dedicated to explaining that document. You can also use SharePoint’s retention and versioning capabilities so that you can go back and see what reimbursement policies were in the past in the case of an audit or other legal request.

Teams, on the other hand, is for closer collaboration with smaller groups of people. In the example above, Teams would be used by the finance group responsible for creating that updated reimbursement policy to collaborate, share, and update the document as necessary. Once the team finishes it, it goes on SharePoint for broader publication.

Each platform integrates well together to serve the communication needs of the company as a whole!

Both These Platforms Help Businesses Be More Efficient

Both SharePoint and Microsoft Teams help businesses be more efficient, more productive, and encourage ways to collaborate. Each platform serves an essential purpose, but they work in tandem to create, edit, and publish so much easier!

At INVID Group, we have experience in both platforms! If you’re interested in learning more about how SharePoint and Microsoft Teams might be beneficial for your business, please contact us! We would love to help you get started with these two great software products.

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