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Teams is a chat-based workspace in Office 365. Using features and functionality from across Office 365, the fully-integrated workspace is organized into ‘Teams’, each with a set of ‘Channels’. Microsoft Teams brings instant messaging, audio/video meetings, file storage, scheduling, calendar availability and productivity App integrations together within one single interface. Teams is replacing Skype for Business which is approaching end of life.

A key function of a Team is storing documentation for the Team.

  • When a Team is created, a SharePoint Online site is also created where files that you share in a Teams Channel are stored. These files can be accessed via the Files tab at the top of each Channel.
  • Files that you share in a private or group chat are stored in your OneDrive for Business 'Microsoft Teams Chat Files' folder and are only shared with the people in that conversation. These can be found in the Files tab at the top of the chat.

Recommended for

  • Users who collaborate daily in their job, who need a shared storage space and the added collaboration functionality of chat, discussions, calls, meetings, etc.
  • Project teams who come together for a period of time at the end of which the team can be dissolved and the permanent records moved to SharePoint
  • Faculty, School or Directorate Communications Hub
  • IT Support for Schools
  • Senior Management Team Meetings
  • Faculty or School Office Hub
  • Research Projects
  • Academic / Student Discussions
  • Student Projects

For more information on Teams click on 'More on Teams' at the top of the page.