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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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How to use the Chat application

The Chat app on Microsoft Teams comes equipped with functionalities that go beyond writing text. To send a message inside the chat app, perform the following steps:

  1. Click on the text box in the chat thread.
  2. Type your message.
  3. To send it, press Enter, or click on the Send button.

At this stage, everything looks like a regular chat app, just like the ones we have on our phones. However, things start to get interesting when you use the extra functionalities provided by Microsoft Teams. In Figure 3.2.1, you can see a text box with a set of icons underneath; each of these icons allows you to enrich your messages with a set of extensive features.

Figure 3.2.1: Chat boxes in Teams are equipped with an extensive range of functionality

Pro tip: Quickly edit a sent message

If you post a message and, after pressing Enter, notice that something needs amending, press the "up" arrow on your keyboard...