Finish setting up ‎Microsoft Teams Exploratory‎ in Microsoft 365 admin center step by step

How to finish setting up ‎Microsoft Teams Exploratory‎ in Microsoft 365 admin center step by step

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In this tutorial, we will learn about how to finish setting up ‎Microsoft Teams Exploratory‎ in Microsoft 365 admin center – office 365 step by step.

Finish setting up ‎Microsoft Teams Exploratory‎ in Microsoft 365 admin center step by step
Finish setting up ‎Microsoft Teams Exploratory‎ in Microsoft 365 admin center step by step

Key-Highlights

End of this tutorial, we will learn the below:

  • What is Microsoft Teams exploratory license?
  • Setting up ‎Microsoft Teams Exploratory‎ step by step in Office 365
  • What is a domain in Office 365 – Microsoft 365 admin center?
  • How to add Domain – Your domain represents your organization online?
  • How to add users and assign licenses in Microsoft 365 admin center?
  • How to activate records in domain registration – setting up ‎Microsoft Teams Exploratory
  • Share Microsoft Teams – Help people use ‎Microsoft Teams‎
  • Microsoft Teams setup is complete status message Microsoft 365 admin center

What is Microsoft Teams exploratory license?

As per Microsoft, the definition as “The Microsoft Teams Exploratory experience lets users in your organization who have Azure Active Directory (AAD) and are not licensed for Teams initiate an exploratory experience of Teams. Admins can switch this feature on or off for users in their organization.”

As a summary, in this setup – we can and add and sync office 365 active users with the Microsoft Teams licenses.

Finish setting up ‎Microsoft Teams Exploratory‎ steps

Once we log-in to the home page of the Microsoft 365 admin center home page, we can get the “Finish setting up ‎Microsoft Teams Exploratory” notification at the home page if you have not set this up yet.

Finish setting up ‎Microsoft Teams Exploratory‎ steps
Finish setting up ‎Microsoft Teams Exploratory‎ steps

Notes:

  • If we click on the ellipses button (three dots) next to the “Go to guide setup” green button – we will get the option to either “Remind me later” and “Do not remind me again”. We could select any of them.

To continue with the setup, click on the “Go to guide setup” green button. Basically, there will be 5 key steps:

  • Add Domain
  • Add Users
  • Connect Domain
  • Shared Microsoft Teams
  • Add Domain

Add Domain – Your domain represents your organization online

Once we click on the “Go to guide setup” green button, we will get the “Add Domain – Your domain represents your organization online” configuration page.

Add Domain - Your domain represents your organization online
Add Domain – Your domain represents your organization online

In this configuration page, either we could select “Add a domain you already own” or use the default domain for now.

As I don’t have a custom purchased domain – I am selecting the second option “Use default domain globalsharepoint2020.onmicrosoft.com for now as this my trial tenant domain.

By the way, what is a domain?

As per Microsoft – “Your domain gives your organization a presence on the web. When people in your organization send an email, their addresses will represent your business (like example@yourdomainname.com). You can also set up a website that uses your domain (like http://www.yourdomainname.com) so it’s easy for everyone to find you online and learn more about what you do

If you don’t add a domain now, people in your organization will use the onmicrosoft.com domain for their email addresses until you do. It’s important to add your domain before you add users, so you don’t have to set them up twice.”

Click on the “Use this domain link”

Use this domain in Add Domain - Microsoft 365 admin center
Use this domain in Add Domain – Microsoft 365 admin center

Add users and assign licenses in Microsoft 365 admin center

Once we click on the “Use this domain link” after a few seconds, we will get a “Add users and assign licenses” page.

Here, we need to enter the first name and last name along with the username for those users we want to assign a license.

Add users and assign licenses in Microsoft 365 admin center
Add users and assign licenses in Microsoft 365 admin center

As this is not mandatory – at this step, we can skip this for now by clicking on the “Do this later” link.

Activate records in domain registration – setting up ‎Microsoft Teams Exploratory

Once we click on the “Do this later” link – we will go to the “Active Records” page which states:

Your domain ‎globalsharepoint2020.onmicrosoft.com‎ is set up to have DNS records managed by ‎Office 365‎, and is already configured to be used with ‎Office 365‎ services.”

Activate records in domain registration - setting up ‎Microsoft Teams Exploratory
Activate records in domain registration – setting up ‎Microsoft Teams Exploratory

Click on the “Continue” button.

Share Microsoft Teams – Help people use ‎Microsoft Teams‎

Once we click on the “Continue” button we will go to the “Share Microsoft Teams –  Help people use ‎Microsoft Teams‎” page with the below information:

Your new subscription includes ‎Microsoft Teams‎, your shared workspace where team members can chat, meet online, and collaborate on files from any device.

Now that you’ve set up your users, send them an email to help them learn about everything they can do in ‎Teams‎.

Meet and chat from anywhere

Have one-to-one and group chat with customers, employees, or partners, and host online meetings through ‎Teams‎.

Connect with your customers

As an admin, you can choose whether your users can invite people from outside the organization to collaborate in ‎Teams‎. We’ll send you an email with more details.

Store and share files

Share, edit, and co-author ‎Word‎, ‎Excel‎, and ‎PowerPoint‎ files directly within ‎Teams‎.

There are two options with respect to email sharing:

  • Email users in my organization about Teams. The email includes guidance and a link to download Teams. It will be sent to everyone licensed to use Teams and Exchange.
  • Don’t send an email about Teams.

Note:

  • We could select any of the radio options. However, it is recommended to select the send email option for awareness about the Microsoft Teams.
Share Microsoft Teams - Help people use ‎Microsoft Teams‎
Share Microsoft Teams – Help people use ‎Microsoft Teams‎

Note:

  • As this is my trial setup and I don’t have real users, so I have selected “Don’t send an email about Teams.”

Click on the “Continue” button.

Microsoft Teams setup is complete status message Microsoft 365 admin center

Once we click on the “Continue” button, we will get the “Setup is complete” status with the below message:

“Great job, ‎Global SharePoint‎! And thanks again for choosing Microsoft.

You can add more users, create groups, and manage all your services from the admin center.”

Microsoft Teams setup is complete status message in Microsoft 365 admin center

Microsoft Teams “setup is complete” status message in Microsoft 365 admin center

Notes:

  • Microsoft Teams Exploratory and domain setup is completed, now we can go to the “Microsoft 365 admin center” home page by clicking on the “Go to admin center” link.
  • And also, we can see at the left side panel setup registration panel – all statuses have been marked as green ticked.

Summary: What we had here?

Thus in this article, we have learned the below with respect to configuring the Microsoft Teams with Office 365 in Microsoft 365 admin center:

  • What is Microsoft Teams exploratory license?
  • Setting up ‎Microsoft Teams Exploratory‎ step by step in Office 365
  • What is a domain in Office 365 – Microsoft 365 admin center?
  • How to add Domain – Your domain represents your organization online?
  • How to add users and assign licenses in Microsoft 365 admin center?
  • How to activate records in domain registration – setting up ‎Microsoft Teams Exploratory
  • Share Microsoft Teams – Help people use ‎Microsoft Teams‎
  • Microsoft Teams setup is complete status message Microsoft 365 admin center

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