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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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Organizing your teams and channels

Over time, while working with Microsoft Teams, you will end up with dozens of teams and channels in your account. Not all of them will have the same importance and you will want to be able to access the ones that are more relevant to you first.

To help you organize your teams and channels, Microsoft Teams offers the option of pinning your most relevant channels, which are the ones displayed at the top of your teams list, inside a Pinned group:

Figure 5.6.1: Pinned team channels

To make use of the pinning feature, do the following:

  1. Click on next to the channel name to open the options menu.
  2. Click on Pin:

    Figure 5.6.2: Pinning a channel

  3. The channel added to the Pinned group is identified by the team logo, channel name, and team name. By default, a new pinned channel is added to the bottom of the list, but you can manually sort them by clicking on the pinned channel and, without releasing...