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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 standard channels

Standard channels, as seen in Chapter 1, Microsoft Teams Basics, are subsets of a team and are used to have conversations and share documents on the same topic.

Everything shared in a standard channel becomes available to all the team members. However, this was, for a long time, a major limitation of Microsoft Teams, forcing channel owners to duplicate their teams in order to share private and sensitive information.

Let's look at a scenario to help us understand this:

A standard channel scenario: John, the teacher

John is a teacher responsible for the Engineering 101 course and a strong advocate of Microsoft Teams. He wants to build an e-learning platform for the course using Teams. This platform will be publicly available to all the students and teachers.

John has created a standard channel for each course subject and added all the teachers and the students to the team using their school accounts. John has structured...