o365: Getting started with Microsoft Teams in Office 365

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Now a days the buzz words is Microsoft Teams – so today we will learn about what is Microsoft teams in office 365 – Getting started with Microsoft Teams in Office 365.

 

As per “https://teams.microsoft.com/” site, the official definition of Microsoft Teams is as below:

“Microsoft Teams is a hub for teamwork in Office 365. Keep all your team’s chats, meetings, files, and apps together in one place.”

Microsoft Teams are a collection of people where they work in various project in the organization – for each project team we can create a separate team using that they can communicate each other and work more collaborative way and they can share content, tools etc among each other within the organization.

  • Teams can be created as private –  this is to only invited users.
  • Teams can also be created as public – this is open for anyone within the organization and can join.

Note:

  • In public teams we can have maximum 5000 members.

 

 

How to configure Microsoft Teams from Microsoft 365 admin center(Office 365)?

From the Microsoft 365 admin center – click on “app launcher” as below:

Microsoft Teams - Office 365 Admin Center
Microsoft Teams – Office 365 Admin Center

Then click on “Teams” as below from the left-side panel.

Microsoft Teams - Office 365 Admin Center
Microsoft Teams – Office 365 Admin Center

 

 

Then we will land into the below page:

Microsoft Teams - Office 365 Admin Center
Microsoft Teams – Office 365 Admin Center

 

There are two versions of Microsoft Teams:

  • Teams apps – windows based and
  • Teams web or browser based.

If you want to install the “Teams apps – windows based” version, click on the “Download Teams” from the “Downloads” tab.

Microsoft Teams - Office 365 Admin Center
Microsoft Teams – Office 365 Admin Center

 

And if you want to go with “Microsoft Teams web or browser based” version, click on the “Sign up for free” button as below.

Microsoft Teams - Office 365 Admin Center
Microsoft Teams – Office 365 Admin Center

 

 

Then we will land into the Sign in to Teams page – since I have already logged into the office 365 account – it has picked up my credential automatically otherwise this will ask for credential. Need to click on “Sign in” button.

Microsoft Teams - Office 365 Admin Center
Microsoft Teams – Office 365 Admin Center

Then we will land into the below “Microsoft Teams” page, click on “Join on the web instead” button.

Note:

  • From here also we can install the windows version of Microsoft Teams – need to click on “Download the Windows app”

 

Microsoft Teams - Office 365 Admin Center
Microsoft Teams – Office 365 Admin Center

Wow – now we can see the Teams Apps – here we can work with various teams inside the organization or department in collaborative way.

Microsoft Teams - Office 365 Admin Center
Microsoft Teams – Office 365 Admin Center

 

 

Summary:

In this article we have learned the below:

  • How to install Microsoft teams from Microsoft 365 admin center.
  • How to use Microsoft teams web based from Microsoft 365 admin center.
  • What is Microsoft Teams.
  • Getting started with Microsoft Teams in office 365.

 

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