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Introducing Microsoft Teams

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Collaborate with Teams today! Teams allows you to instantly go from group chat (text) to video conference with the touch of a button. In Teams, you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint's, and Excel files in real time. Manage your calendar invites and join meetings directly in Teams. Teams is a Microsoft solution to online collaboration, and we are excited to offer it as a new service.

Get Started with Teams

Sign in and get started
Chat and share files
Collaborate
Set up your mobile apps


Teams and Channels

Channels are the conversations you have with your teammates. Each channel is dedicated to a specific topic, department, or project.

Learn about teams and channels
Get your team up and running (video)
Add members to a team
Find and join a team
Leave a team
Create a team from scratch
Create a channel
Send a message to a channel
Delete a channel


Track Activity

Activity feed is a summary of everything that's happened in the channels that are in your teams list.

Keep up with information
Explore the Activity feed
Six things to know about notifications
Manage notifications
View channel activity
Use commands


Chat

Channels are the conversations you have with your teammates. Each channel is dedicated to a specific topic, department, or project. Calls allow you to make audio and video calls over the network to colleagues. Add GIFs, Stickers or Emojis to inject some personality into your conversations. Select the GIF button under the box where you type your message and search for the one you want. Select Send when ready.

Six things to know about chat
Start a chat
Start chats and make calls (video)
Send a message to a channel
Share your screen in a chat
Send and read messages
Four things to know about group chats
Start a group chat
Leave or remove someone from a group chat
Search for a message
Resume an old conversation
Filter the activity feed


Meetings

Meetings in Teams include audio, video, and screen sharing. They're one of the key ways to collaborate in Teams. And you don’t need to be a member of an organization (or even have a Teams account!)

Join a meeting in Teams
Join a meeting without a Teams account
Share your screen


Files

Files are the documents that can be downloaded, edited, and shared with teammates. 

Explore the Files list
Edit a file
Download a file
Share a file
Share a file with someone outside your team
Get a link to a file
Move or copy files
Recover deleted files


Apps and Services

Apps let you do more in Teams. Think about the tools, files, and dashboards your org already uses. Many of them can be added right into Teams. Find new applications by going to Apps.

Five things to know about apps
Add an app
Note: If you have an account with a third-party app that you add to a Team, others on the Team will need an account with the third-party app to be able to use it.


 video Teams Training Videos:

Introductory training for Teams can be found in LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft, and Learning Curve. 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Here is a link to the most frequently asked questions about Microsoft's Teams.