Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams Is a Central Hub that allows you to manage files created in Office 365 among your fellow collaborators.

This application is replacing skype for business. You can find everything related to this app here: Microsoft Teams

Everyone can stay up-to-date on the latest project status: Teams allows multiple people to edit documents simultaneously.

Note: you must activate your Office 365 account before gaining access to Microsoft Teams. Teams are only available to University employees. 

if you need to create a Team you need to fill out the following form: Request a Team. Be aware that you will need to sign in to this site with your


 Here is an overview on how Microsoft Teams allows individual teams to self-organize and collaborate across business scenarios:

  • Teams are a collection of people, content, and tools surrounding different projects and outcomes within an organization.

    • Teams can be created to be private to only invited users.
    • Teams can also be created to be public and open and anyone within the organization can join (up to 10,000 members).

    A team is designed to bring together a group of people who work closely to get things done. Teams can be dynamic for project-based work (for example, launching a product, creating a digital war room), as well as ongoing, to reflect the internal structure of your organization (for example, departments and office locations). Conversations, files and notes across team channels are only visible to members of the team.

  • Channels are dedicated sections within a team to keep conversations organized by specific topics, projects, disciplines—-whatever works for your team! Files that you share in a channel (on the Files tab) are stored in SharePoint. To learn more, read How SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business interact with Teams.

    • Channels are places where conversations happen and where the work actually gets done. Channels can be open to all team members or, if you need a more select audience, they can be private. Standard channels are for conversations that everyone in a team can participate in and private channels limit communication to a subset of people in a team.

The Microsoft Teams OneDrive has 25 TB of storage and can be access by going to SharePoint tab in Teams 

MS Teams menu highlighting Open in sharepoint

Overview of Microsoft Teams 

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To download Microsoft Teams app go here:Teams download page

Go-to-guide video for team owners

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Clearing Microsoft Teams cache

If You experienced some issues like suddenly some Teams button not active, missing chats, you can’t access files, some apps like Calendar not showing and other several Teams bugs. Often the first step in troubleshooting any issue with Teams is to try to clear the Teams cache, this will force Teams to redownload any cached files.

Cache: Cache is simply a memory in Teams that enhances the efficiency of data retrieval. It stores Teams settings, instructions and data that are used repeatedly on your Teams app. Below is an easy procedure to clear the Teams cache:


  1. Fully exit the Microsoft Teams desktop client on your Computer:
    1. Right-click the Teamsiconon the taskbar.  
    2. Click the Sign out option.

      Microsoft Teams "sign out" option

  2. ​​​​​​​You may also need to close other Teams related programs such as Outlookcompletely to avoid interference. (Some users may even use the Task Manager to make sure that Teams app is not running in the background)
  3. Now open your Windows File Explorer and paste this path "%appdata%\Microsoft" and hit the Enter key.

    Step 3 on how to clear Microsoft Teams cache

  4. Once you are in the directory, right-click the Teams folder and click Delete. (Some users may want to keep a backup in case they need to restore a previously cached Teams settings).

    Step 4 of how to delete Microsoft Teams cache

  5. Now restart your Teams app.

Note: Deleting the entire Teams folder will also remove some local Teams settings such as custom background images etc. Your stored personal files and chats will not be affected.

Hope you find this simple and easy-to-use article helpful. Please feel free to draw my attention to any area of concern or interest to you. I will be happy to adjust it or provide you with more information.