Microsoft Teams

Ever wished your team had one central hub to meet, work, share and chat? Now they do! Microsoft Teams is a team workspace in Office 365. It brings together several Microsoft apps in one location so your team has easy access to all the tools they need to work effectively and perform at their peak. Share files, edit documents, take notes, schedule meetings, chat with the group ... Teams organizes everything in one place to create a dedicated hub for teamwork.

Available To

  • Faculty
  • Staff

Features

  • Chat-based workspace that's customizable to your team
  • Built-in access to SharePoint, OneNote, OneDrive for Business and other Office 365 apps
  • Ongoing stream of team, small group and one-on-one conversations
  • Create, edit and share files directly in the app
  • Schedule and join meetings and video conferences
  • Accessible via desktop, web browser or mobile device

Requirements

Teams is available on Mac, PC and mobile devices.

Cost

There is no charge for this service

Self-provisioning of Microsoft Teams is currently disabled.  To request a Microsoft Team, submit a support request with the following information:

  • Category: Faculty/Staff Services
  • Specialty Type: Office 365
  • Detail: Microsoft Teams
  • In the Summary, enter “Requesting a new Microsoft Team” along with the desired team name
  • Provide the following additional information in the case details:
    • The purpose/description of the team
    • The full department name
    • FSU abbreviation (2 to 5 letter department/institute/school/college/center abbreviation to identify ownership and naming of the team)
    • Display name (the display name is combined with the FSU abbreviation to name the team)
    • Owner(s) of the team (2 to 5 persons to be added as owners of the team)
      • Members are added by Owners once the team is created
    • The type of team requested | Anyone Team (default) or Staff Members Team
    • Privacy setting | Private (default) or Public (can be joined by any FSU staff member)

Desktop

  1. Go to teams.microsoft.com/downloads
  2. Work with your department IT manager to install the correct version

Mobile

Get the Microsoft Teams app to collaborate on the go.

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Additional Information

User/Self provisioning for Microsoft Teams is disabled to help ensure consistent naming standards, to avoid name conflicts, and prevent brand confusion.

To use Microsoft Teams without the client, visit teams.microsoft.com and sign in with your FSUID (in the format FSUID@fsu.edu) and password.

Microsoft is frequently adding features and improvements to Teams.  To see a chronological listing of these improvements, take a look at What’s new in Microsoft Teams.

Skype for Business is transitioning to Microsoft Teams to become a single messaging, communication and collaboration solution.  Not sure which product you should use?  This Microsoft Support article can help you identify the features and differences of the two products.

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