Are my files and conversations in Microsoft Teams secure?2019-10-22T07:01:43-04:00

Microsoft Teams is built on the Office 365 hyper-scale, enterprise-grade cloud, delivering the advanced security and compliance capabilities. Data is encrypted in transit and at rest.
Files are stored in SharePoint and are backed by SharePoint encryption. Notes are stored in OneNote and are backed by OneNote encryption.

What can a team owner do?2019-10-22T07:00:15-04:00

Team owners can add and remove members. They can edit or delete a team, and to change the team picture. They can also

  • Set team members’ permissions for channels, tabs, and connectors.
  • Control @ [team name] mentions that will notify everyone on the team.
  • Allow @ [channel name] mentions, which will notify members who’ve favorited the channel.
  • Allow usage of GIFs, stickers, and memes.
Which browsers are supported?2019-10-22T06:57:34-04:00

The Microsoft Teams app works in the following desktop browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • The latest version of Chrome
  • The latest version of Firefox
What are team meetings?2019-10-22T06:55:21-04:00

Team meetings are a quick and easy way for people in a channel to go from a conversation to an impromptu meeting.
Anyone from the team can join. Team meetings include audio, video, and screen sharing. You always have a meeting space, and you’ll never need a room or a projector.

What is MS Teams?2019-10-22T06:48:32-04:00

Microsoft Teams is cloud-based team collaboration software that is part of the Office 365 suite of applications. The core capabilities in Microsoft Teams include business messaging, calling, video meetings and file sharing. Businesses of all sizes can use Teams.

As a business communications app, Teams enables local and remote workers to collaborate on content in real time and near-real time across different devices, including laptops and mobile devices

How is MS Teams Different?2019-10-22T06:51:46-04:00

First and foremost, Microsoft Teams provides a modern conversation experience for today’s teams. Microsoft Teams supports not only persistent but also threaded chats to keep everyone engaged. Team conversations are, by default, visible to the entire team, but there is, of course, the ability for private discussions.
Second, Microsoft Teams brings together the full breadth and depth of Office 365 to provide a true hub for teamwork. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneNote, Planner, Power BI and Delve are all built into Microsoft Teams, so people have all the information and tools they need at their fingertips. Backed by the Microsoft Graph, intelligent services are surfaced throughout the workspace to help with information relevancy, discovery and sharing. Microsoft Teams is also built on Office 365 Groups—our cross-application membership service that makes it easy for people to move naturally from one collaboration tool to another, preserve their sense of context and share with others.
Third, since all teams are unique, we’ve invested deeply in ways for people to customize their workspace, with rich extensibility and open APIs available at general availability
Finally, Microsoft Teams provides the advanced security and compliance capabilities that our Office 365 customers expect. Data is encrypted in transit and at rest. Like all our commercial services, we have a transparent operational model with no standing access to customer data.

What are Microsoft Teams and why would I use it?2019-10-22T07:25:50-04:00

Microsoft Teams is a messaging app for teams where everyone, all in one place, can access all conversations, meetings, files, and notes. It’s a place for collaboration and work to happen in the open. Microsoft Team’s interface is reminiscent of social media chat clients, like Facebook or Google Hangouts.

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