Chapter 3: Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams

Lesson 1/12

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to find and navigate Microsoft Teams.


Microsoft Teams is where you and your colleagues can chat, meet, and collaborate.

Every team is built on a Microsoft 365 group. When a new team is created, a Microsoft 365 with the same name is created. This supports membership, but also creates a SharePoint site, OneNote notebook, and allows Forms workspaces, Power BI workspaces, and Planner usage.

The desktop and web versions of Teams are quite similar but you’ll notice significant differences when using the web version to attend or run meetings especially. 

You can chat 1:1 or in a group. These chats can be internal and/or external depending on the recipient’s and your organizational policies.

team is essentially the Microsoft 365 group (a group of people). Those teams have channels which they use to separate their conversations, files, and apps by topic, subject, priority, etc. Think of it as a way to “folderize” your team’s collaborative tools and content.

The Teams Calendar is your Outlook calendar. Invites are still exchanged through Outlook.

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