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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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Microsoft Teams for personal use

The platform you use to do your daily work has evolved, and now you can also use Microsoft Teams to communicate and share content with your family and friends, from your desktop or mobile application.

Microsoft Teams for personal use has reduced functionalities when compared with the business version. With it, you will be able to:

  • Chat with friends and family
  • Create chat groups
  • Make video calls
  • Schedule meetings in your personal calendar
  • Share files and photos
  • Share task lists within individual and group chats


Microsoft Teams for personal use is only available for Microsoft personal accounts and requires them to be connected to a mobile phone number.

On the desktop

To start using Microsoft Teams for personal use from your desktop application, you should do the following:

  1. Using your enterprise Microsoft Teams account, click on your profile picture...