Teams is an open, digital workplace platform that combines chats, meetings, notes, and attachments. It incorporates other Office 365 applications to make work visible, integrated, and accessible for all employees.
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Every team has its own set of channels (starting with the general channel), and the member of that team gets to decide what they want the rest of their channels to focus on. Channels allow team members to communicate in different conversations about specific topics. Channels are devoted to specific projects, initiatives, and locations. Channels are public to everyone in a team, but members can choose what channels they wish to communicate and take part in. Members can favourite a channel by clicking into the star.
Channels can be used for discussions, sending documents, hosting team meetings, and more.
Team meetings are quick and easy ways for people in a channel to go from a conversation to an impromptu meeting. Anyone from the team can join, at any time during the meeting.
Team channels are places where everyone on the team can have open conversations. Private chats are only visible to those people in that chat.
Yes, to send a private message click the new message button and enter the name of the person/people you want to chat with.
Yes, Microsoft Teams is available in an app for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices and can be downloaded from your app store.