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An Introduction to Microsoft Teams

Are you interested in being more organized and collaborating with your employees/ teammates more effectively? In the fast paced world we live in today, most people would answer yes to that question. Microsoft Teams is a great tool that can help you do just that. If you are already using Microsoft Office 365, you already have access to Teams and can quickly and easily learn how to use it as a tool to make your business run more effectively.

What is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is cloud-based team collaboration software that is part of the Office 365 suite of applications. The core capabilities in Microsoft Teams include business messaging, calling, video meetings and file sharing.

The basic functions of Teams

  • Business Messaging - Teams is a tool that can make communicating within your organization easy and effective. When using business messaging within teams you can set up teams/channels and communicate easily within the channel to all members of a team. You can also use the chat features to quickly communicate with individual teammates.

  • Calling within Teams - Calling in Teams is easy! Your teammates phone number will be incorporated within their account, so forget phone lists, just click the teammate you wish to call and place a call.

  • Video Meetings - Teams coordinates with your Outlook calendar to easily schedule meetings with teammates and schedule conference calls/ video conferencing. If you are familiar with Skype for Business, you will find Video Meetings in teams to be quite similar and notice some enhancements within the app. You should also note that teams will soon be replacing Skype for Business Completely.

  • File Sharing - Say so long to searching through email to find shared files. Teams keeps your files organized for you by team/channel/chat so that you never have to look hard to a file that was shared with you.

Want to Learn More?

This is just the beginning of what Teams can do for your organization. We are excited to be offering a *NEW* Teams training class that will show you the basics and the more advanced functions of Teams. To Learn more and to sign up now visit


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