Quick Introduction To Microsoft Teams Offering in Office 365

Sriram Varadarajan
Enterprise Architect
Published On :   25 Nov 2016
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Microsoft Teams is a tool that is more focused for teams (as the name suggests) within organization. We can do the following with MS team

1. Chat (Video, Text and screen sharing)

2. Share Files (Excel, word, PPT, One note)

3. Schedule meeting and track the meeting

You can download the client from: https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads (we also have a APP)

This is how the client looks like


What is CHANNEL?

Channel is a way to organize team, you can create channel and do a specific conversation, file sharing around the same.

When you create a TEAM a default Channel gets’ created (General)


You can create your own channel but clicking CREATE MORE CHANNEL.

You can share FILE using TEAM (when you create a TEAM, a SharePoint TEAM sites gets created at the background and all your files resides in it)

You can also be consuming the following service within the TEAM:


You can track all your latest Activity and the meeting with in TEAM.


Team is integrated with Office group

To enable/disable TEAM

You need to get into https://portal.office.com/adminportal/home#/Settings/ServicesAndAddIns

Select Microsoft Teams in it


You can restrict a lot from here; be it meeting, call and message.