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Collaboration: achieve more together

Communicate and collaborate in one place with Microsoft Teams.

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Share and edit content in real-time with Microsoft Teams collaboration tools.

What is collaboration?

Collaboration is working together on a shared project or goal. Use collaboration tools for business to easily create and edit content with your team.

Features of collaboration

Share files, co-author and edit content simultaneously, automatically save everyone’s changes, communicate in real-time, ideate in the Whiteboard app, work together in channels, and more.

Benefits of collaboration

Work effectively together: improve productivity, save time, and accomplish more. Break down silos and bring your team together, keeping everyone in the loop and ensuring everyone has a voice.

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Managing dispersed teams can be a challenge. Bring people together and empower them to get more done with Microsoft Teams.

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See changes as they happen

Work together on the same file in real time within Teams with automatic sync and version history tracking.

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Collaborate with people outside your organization

Share a channel or kick off a shared chat with external partners right from your Teams account. Chat, meet, co-author docs, and collaborate on apps seamlessly, strengthening your relationships with partners.

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Translate messages with a click

Seamlessly communicate in 35 languages with inline translation in chat and channels.

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Have a private conversation with a subset of a team

Create focused spaces for collaboration within your teams. Communicate, collaborate, and manage access to files and notes.

Multiple people editing a Word document in real time over Teams.

See changes as they happen

Work together on the same file in real time within Teams with automatic sync and version history tracking.

A channel being created in Teams, and a Word document being edited in real time over Teams.

Collaborate with people outside your organization

Share a channel or kick off a shared chat with external partners right from your Teams account. Chat, meet, co-author docs, and collaborate on apps seamlessly, strengthening your relationships with partners.

A Teams call with 10 participants that is using the live captions function.

Translate messages with a click

Seamlessly communicate in 35 languages with inline translation in chat and channels.

A new channel being created in Microsoft Teams.

Have a private conversation with a subset of a team

Create focused spaces for collaboration within your teams. Communicate, collaborate, and manage access to files and notes.

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Stay connected with family and friends with collaboration tools in Microsoft Teams

Spend less time coordinating and more time together. From book club to birthday parties, it’s easier to make plans, assign duties, and stay organized.

Organize your life

Keep everything you need in one place: chats, meetups, files, and tasks. See activities, events, grocery lists, and chores from a single dashboard.

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Make plans together

Plan activities more easily with chats, tasks, and shared to-do lists. Make decisions faster with instant polls, and share meeting invites directly in a group chat.

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Collaborating means working together to accomplish something. Some examples of workplace collaboration are when you brainstorm during a meeting, share ideas, edit a document with someone else, or help someone on a project.

Collaborating at work introduces new ideas and approaches to problem-solving. It fosters creativity and inclusion, because everyone has a unique perspective. It can help businesses meet their goals and serve their customers better.

Being collaborative means not working alone. Ask other people for their input, volunteer to help others, and make sure group projects include everyone.

Businesses collaborate when they each contribute to something, like an event, product, or initiative.

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