Welcome to the METHOD IT Newsletter for March 2020
We hope this newsletter finds you well during this difficult period. As our daily lives and routines are affected by the spread of COVID-19, one the biggest challenges for most of us will be a shift towards remote working. To that end, we’d like to offer some tips and advice to enable you to telework more effectively.
Stay safe, smart, and above all, healthy!
The METHOD IT Team
Teams for Remote Workers
Teams is a single point of entry for everything you need to work together on a daily basis. At METHOD IT, we have found the chat and document sharing tools in Teams help us to collaborate better and work more productively wherever we are. Your organization can start using Teams today – if you have Office 365, Teams is included with your subscription. For others a free version with reduced features is available. Get a crash course in Teams from our video playlist below.
Once PC Fits All
To work from anywhere effectively, your main PC should be able to at least double-up as laptop and desktop. Claim a table and add a monitor plus wireless mouse and keyboard, and you have a great home workspace that is easy to plug in to and out of – the latest monitors can do this with just one cable.
Bonus! Your laptop screen will now function as a second monitor, which is known to boost productivity.
Use a 2-in-1 laptop with a touchscreen and detachable keyboard and you also get a tablet for meetings, presentations, and working on the move into the bargain. This is one of the reasons why everyone at METHOD IT carries a Surface Pro and we are quick to recommend Surface devices to all our clients.
To help you choose the right Surface for your job, Microsoft has a handy questionnaire that only takes a few minutes to complete.