Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams gives teams a digital hub that brings conversations, content, tasks and apps together in one place. Teams provides live and historical chat making real-time collaboration easier for departments, support groups, projects, etc. In addition to chat, an Office 365 mailbox, group and SharePoint Online site are also created for each team for messaging and file storage. Teams integrates with other UAB and O365 services as well as third party apps.

Teams vs Groups?

The key difference between Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams is how you communicate. Office 365 Groups rely on your email box for conversations. Group messages are sent and received through Outlook or Outlook on the web. The email threads are displayed as conversations. Microsoft Teams is a chat-driven application. Chat conversations are live and persistent. Messages in Teams are saved over time, allowing existing and/or newly added members to view the chat history.

Learning Resources

How to create teams

How to use Teams

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