Get the Teams App
Work on any device by downloading the Teams app
for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. If Outlook is installed on your desktop, you'll be able to schedule Teams enabled meetings from your Outlook calendar.Teams Quick Tour
The Activity Feeds
a quick way to keep track of recent messages, calls, and voicemails. Use the Filter to focus your feed on certain types of activity.
area is for 1:1 chats, group chats, meeting chats, and yourcontact groups. Contact groups are similar to the contact groups in the Skype for Business client. Use the Calls area to view the contacts synced from your Outlook contacts.
area is a list of the teams for which you are a member. You can rearrange your list of teams, hide seldom used teams, and pin important team channels to the top of your list.
The Calendar is synced with your Outlook calendar. You can schedule new meetings
and manage existing meetings. ProTip:
If you're a member of a team that needs to have recurring status meetings, schedule them in a channel, and use the channel for meeting notes and conversations.
area has your speed dial, your contacts synced with Outlook, your call history, and your voicemails. You can make calls from here, but you can also make calls from the Chat area.
area will show you a list of all files that you've recently worked on in Teams, and also gives you access to your OneDrive. ProTip:
You can move or copy files from your OneDrive to the Files tab in a team channel.In-App Training
The Teams desktop app has a page in the Help section (bottom left) called Training
. If you're new to Microsoft Teams, this is the first thing you want to check out. There's numerous 1-2 min videos that will get you up and running in no time. You can also watch the same training videos from the Microsoft Teams Video Training
web site.Review Your App's Settings
For each device you are using, make sure you go through the settings to make sure they align with your workflow. For example, configure your theme, your audio communications device, and your notification settings
. You will also want to turn on and set up your voicemail in the Calls settings
Spend some time understanding how the notification settings
work. They make a big difference in how the Teams App will notify you. For the Teams mobile app, consider enabling the Quiet Hours settings to keep your mobile from interrupting your sleep in the middle of the night.Out of Office & Status Messages
You set your status message
in Microsoft Teams from your profile area. You can let people know what you're working on, your travel status, or anything else that helps others understand your current status. When you set your Out of Office (OOF) in Outlook it will show up in Teams too, but any status message you have set in Teams will override your OOF.