MindManager for Microsoft Teams is now available, and is an ideal solution for remote collaboration

Blair Young, Head of Product, MindManager
Blair Young, Head of Product, <a href='https://www.mindmanager.com/en/' rel='nofollow' target='_blank' style='color:blue !important'>MindManager</a>

Blair Young, Head of Product, MindManager

With the recent release of the all-new MindManager Product Suite in September, users now have more options than ever for streamlining remote collaboration within their company.  

MindManager for Microsoft Teams, an enterprise-ready application that lets your team unleash the power of mapping directly within your Teams environment, is now available as part of the new annual subscription and MindManager Enterprise bundles.  

With this app, users can co-edit maps, manage team dashboards, create flowcharts, keep projects in view, and share with peers all within Teams.  

Coupled with powerful desktop applications for Windows and Mac, mobile solutions such as MindManager Go and MindManager Snap, and new co-editing and content control features, this product suite is a powerful solution for teams looking to streamline their collaborative processes and work remotely more effectively. 

MindManager for Microsoft Teams is compatible with any platform or web browser supported by Microsoft Teams. Supported platforms include Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Linux, iOS, and Android. It also works on web browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, Opera, and more. 

Remote collaboration has been, of course, a dominant theme in 2020. And this trend doesn’t appear to be going anywhere soon.  

The state of remote working in 2020 and beyond 

According Stanford University economist Nicholas Bloom, 42% of the U.S. labor force is now working from home full-time. This trend, he adds, is unlikely to change any time soon, as most companies he’s spoken to intend to maintain at least a partial work from home policy even after lockdowns are eased.  

Big names that have shifted to long term or permanent remote work, even after the pandemic ends, include Shopify, Twitter, Facebook, Infosys, Siemens, Coinbase, Upwork, Zillow, and Square, to name a few. 

As a result, companies have increasingly adopted teleconferencing and collaboration tools as essential components of daily work life. Microsoft recently released an article stating that Microsoft Teams now boasts 115 million daily active users, up from 75 million in April.  

This is a clear indicator that companies around the globe are settling firmly into remote collaboration as a default mode of operation for the foreseeable future. This, of course, introduces new challenges for managing traditionally in-person events such as team meetings, brainstorming and strategic planning sessions, and real-time collaboration.  

MindManager for Microsoft Teams as a tool for remote workers 

MindManager solves many of the issues that remote teams face around meeting management and knowledge sharing. With collaborative features such as co-editing, content control, and the new Teams application, MindManager is poised to become a must-have tool for remote workers. 

Let’s use the example of managing a weekly team meeting and assigning tasks to a dispersed workforce via the Microsoft Teams application.  

In this scenario, the manager or team lead could create a central team dashboard that includes all the daily, weekly, or quarterly priorities in one single document. This map can be used to collect meeting minutes, link to relevant folders and information hubs, and immediately assign trackable action items to team members.  

With MindManager for Microsoft Teams, each team member can access this map either in real-time during the conference call, or after the meeting is finished. Co-editing allows each team member to contribute their own notes, and mark tasks as complete within the same map. Team members can also chat about specific content inside of the map directly within Microsoft Teams.  

As tasks and priorities become more complicated, team members can add new project maps to the MindManager for Microsoft Teams app, which will become immediately accessible to everyone within a specified channel. Maps can even be linked together to create a living, breathing information ecosystem.  

MindManager for Microsoft Teams unlocks the potential of MindManager for collaboration and remote work. It allows teams to facilitate dynamic planning sessions, knowledge sharing, brainstorming, whiteboarding and more without having to leave the Microsoft Teams app.  

How to purchase MindManager for Microsoft Teams 

There are three ways that new and existing MindManager users can get their hands on the new MindManager for Microsoft Teams application.  

Perpetual license holders can purchase the application as an add-on for $99USD per year. Or users can purchase a subscription for MindManager Windows or MindManager Mac for $169USD per year, which includes MindManager for Microsoft Teams, co-editing, MindManager Go, and MindManager Snap.  

Lastly, all the collaboration features mentioned above – plus SharePoint Linker for desktop – are also available as part of the MindManager Enterprise bundle. This is an ideal solution for teams of five or more users who are looking to work collaboratively with MindManager across their organization. Benefits of MindManager Enterprise include volume license discounts, premium dedicated support, single-key and single sign-on activation, an IT admin portal, large scale deployment capabilities, and optional training and consulting services. 

Interested readers are invited to try MindManager and MindManager for Microsoft Teams through a free trial at www.mindmanager.com/myfreetrial  or to contact MindManager directly for more information on licensing options.