Chapter 4

Working Together in Teams


Bullet Setting your status

Bullet Engaging in conversations

Bullet Co-editing files

Bullet Holding audio, video, and in-person meetings

The purpose of Teams is to help colleagues work collaboratively by sharing files, having chats, and even participating in voice and video calls.

Whereas SharePoint document libraries and task lists (covered in Chapter 3 of this minibook) represent more or less permanent data repositories, Microsoft Teams is meant to serve the ever-changing modern workplace. In the course of a year, you may find yourself on several different teams. Within the same team, you may find yourself participating in several channels.

This chapter explains what teams and channels are. It shows how to tell coworkers when you are busy or available for collaborations, how to engage in a conversation, and how to chat privately. You also discover how to conduct searches, share and co-edit files, and have in-person meetings, audio meetings, and video meetings.

Introducing Microsoft Teams and Channels

How you run the Teams application is up to you. Run ...

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