Instant chat, audio and video meetings, document sharing, creation of private or multiple channels... The possibilities of Microsoft Teams a...
Instant chat, audio and video meetings, document sharing, creation of private or multiple channels... The possibilities of Microsoft Teams are numerous.
Equivalent to Slack in the Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365 environment, this free software greatly improves productivity and collaborative work on PC, Mac, and iOSand Android mobile devices
How to Install and connect to Microsoft Teams
Whether in mobile version for iOS or Android or on PC or Mac, Microsoft Teams requires users to have a Microsoft 365 collective license, or guest access. In the first case, the company that owns the Microsoft 365 Applications license will grant authorizations to its employees, in the second case, professionals (partners, subcontractors, consultants) will be able to connect to the software without being members (of the company or group concerned).
Microsoft Teams is installed in parallel with other Office applications or Microsoft 365, depending on your license. The user then simply needs to enter their login address (either that of your business or school account, or that of your Microsoft account for guest access). He or she then joins "the whole", the interface that brings together the different channels for discussion and file sharing.
How to use Microsoft Teams
You can see graphically very quickly how Microsoft Teams works. Each set consists of a number of groups that can be found by clicking on "Teams", each containing feeds, channels. A channel can bring together several users. You can discuss in a textual way, launch a thread with one of the members, reply to a specific message, share a document visible to all the people, start an audio or video conversation as well.
Other tabs on the left are dedicated to your notifications, your conversations (in the form of feeds, to monitor several channels in a single window, for example), your meeting calendar, your calls and all shared files. The search bar at the top of the application's main window allows you to find members of the organization and to search through messages, an extremely handy feature to go far back in the thread of a discussion.
Above all, using the Office suite, your files can be worked collaboratively in a very fluid way, by members of the same channel. This gives you the ability to edit Word documents or Excel spreadsheet data in real time, add a slide to a PowerPoint, debug lines of code or share iconographic research quickly and easily.
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Microsoft Teams’ extensions
Depending on the domain your company or research team belongs to, you can add new features to Microsoft Teams through partner applications. People working in Agile methods or other project-oriented platforms will be able to integrate Microsoft Project tabs or with the Microsoft Scheduler, similar to Trello also available. Social tools like Yammer, streaming tools like YouTube or PDF editing tools are also available.
With many functions in the cloud and a powerful communication interface, Microsoft Teams appears today as the ideal instant work platform for teleworking and project management!