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A chat and collaboration platform designed to simplify group work. Includes file sharing, shared workspaces in Word, Planner, and other apps, video conferencing, and the ability to add external guests.

Step 1. Decide what you'll use it for

Here are a few examples that show how your department could use Teams.

If you...You could create a Team to...
have frequent meetings with your team to update on work give updates in the chat space
send a group email with an attachment asking for feedback upload a document and let members feedback in the comment section
have a shared drive for a cross-departmental group that you've requested via the Service Desk store and share files securely in the cloud with anyone in the University


Step 2. Learn the basics

Whether you prefer to learn as you go, read, or watch videos, there's a resource for everyone.

Microsoft Teams Video Training

Watch a series of 1-2 minute videos to get a feel for Microsoft Teams.

Teams Help Center

Find everything from quick start guides and templates to tips and training videos.

Interactive demo

Get a guided tour of Teams to understand the app and learn about key features. You’ll then try out some real actions and help a team make important decisions.

More training and support

Between the Microsoft resources and on-premise training, you'll be an Office 365 expert in no time.


Step 3. Explore upcoming features

Microsoft are always working improve Teams so that it meet your needs.

What's new

High-level overview of what's been launched recently.


A user feedback site that lets you vote for and submit which features comes next.

Microsoft Teams Blog

Learn best practices, news, and trends directly from the team behind Microsoft Teams.

Office 365 blog

We'll post about any new feature updates and the benefits that come with them.