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Hands-On Microsoft Teams - Second Edition

By : João Ferreira
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Hands-On Microsoft Teams - Second Edition

By: João Ferreira

Overview of this book

Microsoft Teams is a permanent fixture in the modern workplace, but many of its productivity-boosting features go unnoticed or unused. Hands-On Microsoft Teams shows you how to use Teams to its full potential through easy-to-follow practical tutorials. This guide to mastering Teams explores the platform in comprehensive detail and how it interacts with the rest of the Microsoft ecosystem to help you work efficiently and manage your resources. You'll get to grips with core functionality like setting up and managing teams, channels, chats, tabs, and meetings. You'll also learn to get the best out of Teams by adding custom apps, integrating with Microsoft 365, using PowerShell automation, and exploring useful settings you didn't know existed. Along the way, you'll be shown various real-world scenarios and how to implement solutions for them in Teams that will increase your productivity. Whether you're an administrator, manager, or team member, by the end of this book you'll be confident in using everything Microsoft Teams has to offer.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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After installing Microsoft Teams, you will need to sign in to the application. You can do this using your work, school, or Microsoft account. When you first open the Microsoft Teams application, you will be asked for your email, as shown in Figure 1.2.1. Once you have typed in your email, click on Sign in. When you do this, the application will request your password:

Figure 1.2.1: Microsoft Teams will ask for the email and password of your Microsoft account

After providing your credentials, the application will take a few seconds to load your teams and conversations. Then you will be ready to communicate with your colleagues.

When using the web version of Microsoft Teams, the sign-in process is a bit different. The first thing you need to do is enter into the address bar of your browser. If your email account has not been authenticated for any Microsoft service, you will be redirected to the default federation...