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Teams

Background

Microsoft Teams is a group collaboration tool, with chat-based workspaces, and access to functions such as bulletins, live chat1), calendar2), together with editing of documents, planning, and more.

Teams has been made to facilitate communication and work and the division of work in working groups, such as a department, division, subdivision, or project group. The program can be described as Microsoft's counterpart to the competing software Slack.

Teams is made by Microsoft and is now available via Office 365 in the LU Microsoft agreement.

For more information on Teams, see https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software.

Logging in

Log in to Teams by going to the following link and follow the instructions:

https://teams.microsoft.com/

Tips

Do you want to get regular notifications from Teams when something new happens or someone tries to contact you? Then you may install both the desktop client and the mobile phone app:

You can also try Yammer for networking with other colleagues at Lund University and Skype for Business to chat with colleagues.

FAQ

When should I use Skype for Business, Teams or Yammer?

The tools overlap somewhat, but the target audience and purpose are also different. Roughly:

  • Skype for Business is suitable for live chat and collaboration with a colleague or a few colleagues.
  • Teams is suitable for group conversation and communication with working groups (projects, subdivisions, divisions or units).
  • Yammer is suitable if the target audience can be found on the organization level (LU) and for networking with other colleagues throughout LU.

Support

Do you have problems with Teams? Please use the builtin help if possible. You may also try LU Support for help. If you need further assistance, please contact Servicedesk.

1)
The instant chat is using Skype for Business if it is installed on your computer.
2)
The calendar integrates with Outlook.
en/teams.1490686315.txt.gz · Last modified: 2017-03-28 09:31 by cr