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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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What does Microsoft Teams look like?

Now that you have Microsoft Teams installed on one or more devices, it is time to take a look at the application layout and learn how it is organized. Figure 1.3.1 represents the web or desktop version of Microsoft Teams with all the major components identified with numbers.

Figure 1.3.1: The Microsoft Teams user interface upon launch, for desktop

Let's take a look at the different components, all of which have been numbered in the preceding screenshot:

  1. Personal app bar: By default, the app bar shows Activity, Chat, Teams, Calendar, Calls, and Files. These are the main default features of Microsoft Teams. This bar can be customized by the user or by an administrator to decide which apps are displayed and in what order. As a user, you will have the ability to pin and unpin new apps to the bar, including the default ones. Unpinned apps or apps that don't fit in the available space for the personal bar are moved to...