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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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Installing Microsoft Teams PowerShell

The PowerShell module for Microsoft Teams is not installed by default on Windows, so it needs to be added to the operating system.

Most of the official modules available can be found in the PowerShell Gallery, a site where you can find a description for the module, installation instructions, and also the change log of each version. The PowerShell gallery is available at


The Microsoft Teams PowerShell module requires PowerShell 5.1. To find out what version is running on your computer, execute the following cmdlet:

Get-Host | Select-Object Version

If the cmdlet returns a lower version than 5.1, execute the following cmdlet to update it:

Install-Module -Name PowerShellGet -Force -AllowClobber

To get the Microsoft Teams module installed on your system, follow these steps:

  1. On your computer, open the PowerShell command line with administrator...