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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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Understanding the chat feature in Microsoft Teams

Chat is a default application available in the app bar that allows you to start a written conversation with any team member, inside or outside your organization (if the collaboration policies allow you to reach members outside your organization).

Figure 3.1.1: The Chat user interface and features

Before jumping into your first conversation, it is best to understand how the Chat app works to get the most out of it. Figure 3.1.1 illustrates the Chat application, with its main components highlighted, and described below:

  1. The Chat app: The Chat application gives you access to private and group chats and also to any meeting chats.
  2. Chat toolbar: The Chat toolbar gives you access to the chat tools that allow you to manage your contacts and filter your chats. In this bar, you will find the following options:
    • Chat/Contacts: This option allows you to switch between your existing chats and your list of...