Microsoft Teams Feature Introduction….

Teams is a Collaboration App that helps your teams stay organised and have conversations all in one place. The Teams Module is where all the real action takes place around team collaboration.

Teams are made up of ‘Channels’ which can represent ‘Topics or Projects’, ‘Department Names’ or even just ‘Fun’ discussions.

Within Team Channels, your users can hold conversations, share files or plan meetings.

At the top of each Channel you will find a series of TAB’s available. Dome of these TAB’s are created b default such as the conversation tab, the files tab and the Wiki tab but others can be added that contain available applications as required by the users depending on their needs
Clicking on the Files TAB will reveal all the files that have been shared by colleagues within the channel that’s currently in focus.

Click the Wiki TAB will reveal the Wiki page where you can build out a series of content, pages and sections within pages to share with your co-workers.

Document’s that are shared within Team Channels can be edited by users directly within Teams which is a really useful and intuitive feature. The files open up within the Teams window and can be edited and commented on in real-time making for a cool collaboration experience. Conversation posts can also be made directly from within the document window which will also appear contextually directly within the conversation feed.

To start a conversation in Teams you can simply click on the edit icon at the top of the screen and then begin to type user names into the search box. Users that match your entries will automatically appear for you to select and add to your instant conversation and you can add as many people as you wish. You can also give your conversation a distinct name so that you can reference it again in the future. You can now start your conversation using the Teams message box to engage with these users and add documents, initiate a voice or video call with all participants or share assets during your call.

The Calendar feature within Teams sync’s directly with your Outlook Calendar. This means that anything added to you calendar within Outlook will automatically populate your Teams calendar and vice versa. The Calendar can also be sued to schedule meetings with other users or create meetings within your Team channels. You can also use the Meet Now option to start a meeting immediately.

Users can find themselves as members of many different teams and communicating across many different channels. In order to cut through the clutter, teams provides the Activity view where users can quickly see any ‘Unread’ posts that need to be reviewed, find ‘Replies’ that have been sent to their posts, or even locate posts where they have been @mentioned. All these filters helps users to wade through the daily noise of their collaborative workday.

The Command Box can be found at the top of the screen throughout the Teams application. The purpose of this box is to assist users in searching for specific items or people, to take quick actions or even launch applications. Typing the / symbol into the command box will reveal a list of the options available to action.