What is Microsoft Teams and why is it useful?
When to use
We use Teams to chat, share files, collaborate, and meet with team members, colleagues, and clients.
Microsoft Teams is a communication and file-sharing platform that brings together people, conversations, and content along with the tools teams need to collaborate and achieve more.
Teams is part of the Microsoft 365 family and is integrated with many of the applications we already know and love.
Teams is available for home and business use with a plan to suit everyone's needs.
Initially built to replace Skype for Business, Teams offers everything that teams need. It offers one on one or group conversations, group messaging, video and audio meetings as well as other collaboration tools. We can extend the capabilities of Teams further by adding apps.
Teams is ever-evolving with new features being added all the time. Recent updates have included Breakout rooms for small group work, Together Mode to unite people in a virtual space, and Whiteboards for easy group brainstorming.
Let's take a look at the topics we will be covering:
- Section 1: Introduction to Microsoft Teams.
- Section 2: Create, Join and Manage Teams.
- Section 3: Conversations.
- Section 4: Share and Collaborate on Documents.
- Section 5: Video and Audio Meetings and Calls.
- Section 6: Additional Features: Wiki, Apps, and Outlook Integration.
- Section 7: Search and Filter.
- Section 8: Settings.
- Section 9: The Teams Mobile App.
Hints & tips
- Teams is included for Windows 11 users.
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