In this video, you can learn about what Microsoft Teams has to offer in the way of team collaboration in the cloud, such as creating a separate environment for team members to chat, share files, schedule meetings, and work together while staying organized
- [Instructor] Similar to the Groups functionality found in Office 365 apps like Outlook and Planner, comes Teams. It's an individual application of its own designed to help members of a team work together in a separate environment, where they can chat with one another, work on projects together, share files with one another, book meetings and a whole lot more. So let's take a quick look, now. And much like Groups in Office 365, your organization will need to have deployed Office 365 for Business, that's Business Premium or Business Essentials, or any Enterprise option for you to access it.
Now, you'll also notice down the left-hand side here, while logged into your browser, using Teams in a cloud environment, you can also get the app and install it locally on your own computer. You can also create and join teams, with Teams selected here on the left-hand side in Join or create team, you'll see the Teams that you can possibly join, and clicking the Join team button will allow you to join that team. It'll then show up here on the left-hand side. It can be expanded and collapsed, or you'll find different channels, kind of like separate areas where you can work together with subgroups or on specific projects, for example.
Clicking the ellipses is where you go to do things like Add channels and Add members. You can also Chat with members of your teams using the Chat functionality, including Skype for Business. You can actually chat with people that you find on your list of Team members. Just simply selecting them, you can type in a message, or chat with them, via your camera on your computer or mobile device.
Notice, you can also set up meetings in a calendar shared by Team members, Chat with participants in that meeting, if you wanted to. You can share files with people, much like we could with Groups, you can upload files. You'll also see access to your own Cloud storage from here, such as your own OneDrive, or OneDrive for Business. And you can share Notebooks, as well. Click the ellipses to see additional apps like Planner, for example, and there's OneNote. Clicking OneNote is going to show you the same notebooks that you created and shared with Groups, so we do have some overlap with Microsoft Office 365 Groups that we saw in the previous movie.
So, while Teams is an excellent tool that stands on its own for keeping groups of people organized as they work together on projects, share files and communicate with one another, there is some overlap with Office 365 Groups. It's not a matter of one versus the other, each offers its own advantages, and they can both work nicely together, complementing one another. So check out LinkedIn Learning if you're interested in more in-depth courses devoted specifically to Microsoft Teams, we have you covered.
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