According to Microsoft , teams are groups of people brought together for work, projects, or common interests. Teams are made up of two types of channels — standard (available and visible to everyone) and private (focused, private conversations with a specific audience). Each channel is built around a topic like “Team Events,” a department name, or just for fun. Channels are where you hold meetings, have conversations, and work on files together.
This article is about how to set up and manage a team in Microsoft Teams.
Setting up and managing a team in Microsoft Teams involves a few steps:
- Go to Microsoft Teams.
- Click on the “Teams” button on the left sidebar and click on the ‘Join or Create a team’ button on the left down of the screen.
- Click on the “Create team” button at the top of the screen.
- After Clicking on ‘Create a team’ the next screen will appear and Click on ‘From scratch’.
- Click on the ‘Private’ button.
- Give your team a name and click on ‘Create’ located on the right down left on the screen.
- Select the members you want to add to the team and click on ‘Add’.
- Once your team is set up, you can manage it by:
- Adding or removing members
- Creating channels to organize conversations
- Assigning roles such as owner, member, and guest
- Managing the settings of the team such as adding apps, customizing the team’s appearance, and more
- Utilize various features such as scheduling meetings, sharing files, and collaborating on documents.
- It’s also important to establish clear communication guidelines and expectations for the team, as well as regularly check in to ensure everyone is on the same page.