What is Microsoft Teams?

A central hub

Microsoft Teams allows you to manage files created in Office 365 among your fellow collaborators.

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Team collaboration

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


What can I use Teams for?

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A group chat that allows departments, project groups, or any other group to collaborate and connect easily.

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Get easy access to shared team documents and be able to edit and share with multiple people at a time.

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Use Microsoft Word within Teams to take notes, post meeting minutes, or share team agendas.

*OneNote is not available for Microsoft Teams.


Why should I use Teams?

Organize projects

Teams is a tool that brings together multiple things in one place.

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Collaborate effectively

Teams is an effective way to work collaboratively.

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Increase productivity

Teams is currently being used by several groups across campus and has changed the way many groups work.


User testimonials

user icon"We have been using Teams on the Portal team for almost 3 months and love how it has very seamlessly become the one place to find and communicate information. So far, we have been using Teams to bring together group discussions, meeting notes, as well as shared documents, but are also looking at new ways to further enhance our workflow with Task management and Power BI."

- Pavol Chvala, Lead Developer for Portal

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user icon"My group uses teams as our primary communication platform, and as a collaborative space for projects. The Planner app makes project management a breeze, and Teams turns it up a notch with the addition of desktop notifications."

- Shayne Dyck, Business Systems Analyst, CEES


Get started with Teams


Start using Microsoft Teams, today!

University employees can complete the Microsoft Teams form to request a Team.

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Need to add Teams to a personal device?

Follow these steps to download Teams on a personal device

Tools and resources

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Submit a request to start using Teams today!

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Help and support
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New Features in Teams

Last updated: May 2020

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3x3 video gallery

Allows up to 9 users to display video simultaneously during meetings.

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'Raise hand' function

Allows users to indicate when they want to speak without interrupting the meeting conversation.

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Pop-out windows 

Allows users to open separate windows for chats and meetings


Frequently Asked Questions