Learn more about Microsoft Teams.
On April 23, we will be installing a product called Microsoft Teams on your computer. Teams is the latest collaboration and communications tool from Microsoft that can be used as the primary digital communication platform on your computer. It is part of the full Microsoft Office 365 Suite of products and has several features, including:
- Instant messaging / chat functionality for staff – Similar to Skype now, single document sharing can also be done.
- On-demand, Outlook-integrated online meetings – Create unique links for online meetings. Document sharing as well as document collaboration can be utilized. If all participants have web cameras, full 2-way audio/video communication can be used.
- Department, Work Team, or Project Team Shared Workspaces -- A completely new feature that integrates the features of SharePoint (for document storage and collaboration) as well as real time communication, tracking and team interaction. Many new features and apps enhance team collaboration as well.
- Multiple ways to access this information – You can access teams on your computer, or when you access your email via the web, or via the mobile app on your phone.
In Microsoft Teams, teams are groups of people brought together for work, projects, or common interests.
Teams are made up of channels. Each channel is built around a topic, like “Team Events,” a department name, or just for fun. Channels are where you hold meetings, have conversations, and work on files together.
The tabs at the top of each channel link to your favorite files, apps, and services.
With chat, you can have private one-on-one or group conversations that are not in the public team channel.
View, schedule, and manage appointments and meetings in Microsoft Teams to keep your team on track.
As a team owner, you can add new members and guests, change members into owners, manage channels and settings, and archive a team that's no longer in use.