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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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Managing your time using the Microsoft Teams calendar

Microsoft Teams would not be a true collaboration solution if it were not equipped with a calendar. The calendar app is available by default on Teams and allows you to view and schedule team meetings.

The calendar with filled-in example slots is shown in Figure 2.2.1:

Figure 2.2.1: Scheduled appointments in the Teams' calendar

The Microsoft Teams calendar includes the following features:

  • Daily view
  • Weekly view, with the ability to display just workdays or the entire week
  • A visual identification of the work schedule, with the working hours displayed with a white background and the hours out of the schedule displayed in a light gray. This feature can be seen in Figure 2.2.1.
  • The ability to view the meeting scheduling details
  • The ability to schedule a meeting or live event
  • The ability to cancel a meeting
  • Synchronization with the Outlook and Exchange calendars
  • The ability to meet immediately, without previous scheduling

The detailed features related to meetings and events are explained in Chapter 4, How to Use Microsoft Teams: Meetings, Webinars, and Live Events.

In the next section, you will learn how to work faster with Microsoft Teams by making use of search, filters, and commands.