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Microsoft Teams Essential Training

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to use the essentials of Microsoft Teams, the Office 365 collaborative workspace app.

Discover the core features of Microsoft Teams and see how you can bring together colleagues, create conversations and content, and collaborate more effectively. Author Nick Brazzi walks you through the essentials of using Teams, starting with basic setup, creating new teams, and joining existing teams. Nick covers organizing teams and members and shows how to conduct conversations. He explains how to create scheduled meetings or initiate impromptu meetings inside Teams, and demonstrates file sharing. Finally, Nick walks you through customizing user settings, and explains how to use Teams on mobile devices.


  • Communicate effectively using Microsoft Teams
1. Setup
  • Use the Teams full version in your organization
  • Use the Teams free version for small business
  • Use Teams as a guest for clients and contractors
  • Attend a meeting without a Teams account
2. Team Groups
  • Join an existing team
  • Create teams and add members
  • Invite people to a private team
  • Add guest team members outside your Office 365 organization
  • Link a team to an existing Office 365 group
  • Manage teams and members
  • Leave, hide, or delete a team
3. Group Conversations Using Teams and Channels
  • Create, manage, and delete channels
  • Post and read messages
  • Target messages using @mentions
  • Edit and delete messages
  • React to messages and bookmark messages
  • Add emojis and animated gifs
4. Private Chats and Meetings
  • Use chats for private messages
  • Enable the new meeting experience
  • Make audio or video calls from the Chats section
  • Set your status message
  • Initiate a video or audio meeting on demand
  • Schedule a meeting and invite attendees
  • Background effects and other in-meeting options
  • Use breakout rooms in meetings
  • Share your screen during a call, meeting, or chat
  • Record a video meeting or call
  • Place and receive telephone calls
5. Sharing Files
  • Share files
  • Edit and collaborate on files
6. Apps and Optional Features
  • Use the Wiki tab for shared information
  • Customize channel tabs
  • Use apps to add extra functionality
7. Search, Settings, and Customization
  • Use the search tool to find specific messages, files, or people
  • Use the command box to trigger quick commands
  • Adjust user settings
  • Access administrator settings
8. The Teams Mobile App
  • Use the Teams mobile app for iOS and Android
  • Next steps

Taught by

Nick Brazzi

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