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This article describes some of the limits, specifications, and other requirements that apply to Teams.

Teams and channels

Note: If you're using the default app bar configuration in the Microsoft Teams desktop app, use the commands in the table below.If you've changed the order of your apps or added additional apps, the command depends on the app's sequential order on the app bar. For example, if you've moved Calendar to the top of the app bar, press Ctrl+1 to open it, not Ctrl+4. Type @team to notify everyone on that team. Type @channel to message everyone in that channel. Important: A team owner must first enable these features. To get someone's attention in a channel conversation or a chat, @mention them. Just type @ before their name and then select them from the menu that appears.

FeatureMaximum limit
Number of teams a user can createSubject to a 250 object limit¹
Number of teams a user can be a member of1,000²
Number of members in a team25,0006
Number of owners per team100
Number of org-wide teams allowed in a tenant
Number of members in an org-wide team10,000
Number of teams a global admin can create500,000
Number of teams a Microsoft 365 or Office 365 organization can have500,000³
Number of channels per team200 (includes deleted channels)4
Number of Private channels per team30 (includes deleted channels)4
Number of members in a Private channel250
Maximum size of distribution list, security group or Office 365 group that can be imported in to a team3,500
Maximum number of members in an Office 365 group that can be converted to a team10,0006
Channel conversation post sizeApproximately 28 KB per post5

1 Any directory object in Azure Active Directory counts towards this limit. Global admins are exempt from this limit, as are apps calling Microsoft Graph using application permissions.

2 This limit includes archived teams.

3 To further increase the number of teams, you must contact Microsoft support and request further increase to the number of Azure Active Directory objects in your tenant. Increase is only made for real-life production scenarios.

4 Deleted channels can be restored within 30 days. During these 30 days, a deleted channel continues to be counted towards the 200 channel or 30 private channel per team limit. After 30 days, a deleted channel and its content are permanently deleted and the channel no longer counts towards the per team limit.

5 28 KB is an approximate limit because it includes the message itself (text, image links, etc.), @-mentions, number of connectors, and reactions.

6 Teams in GCC can accommodate 25,000 members but teams in GCCH/DoD can only accommodate 2,500 members. Further note that teams/channel mentions are blocked in teams with over 10,000 members.

Messaging

Chat

Users who participate in conversations that are part of the chat list in Teams must have an Exchange Online (cloud-based) mailbox for an admin to search chat conversations. That's because conversations that are part of the chat list are stored in the cloud-based mailboxes of the chat participants. If a chat participant doesn't have an Exchange Online mailbox, the admin won't be able to search or place a hold on chat conversations. For example, in an Exchange hybrid deployment, users with on-premises mailboxes might be able to participate in conversations that are part of the chat list in Teams. However, in this case, content from these conversations isn't searchable and can't be placed on hold because the users don't have cloud-based mailboxes. (For more, see How Exchange and Microsoft Teams interact.)

Teams chat works on a Microsoft Exchange backend, so Exchange messaging limits apply to the chat function within Teams.

FeatureMaximum limit
Number of people in a private chat12502
Number of people in a video or audio call from chat20
Number of file attachments310
Chat sizeApproximately 28 KB per post4

1 If you have more than 20 people in a chat, the following chat features are turned off: Outlook automatic replies and Teams status messages; typing indicator; video and audio calling; sharing; read receipts. The 'Set Delivery Options' button (!) is also removed when private group chats contain more than 20 members.

2 Only 200 members at a time can be added to a group chat. See this article for more information.

3 If the number of attachments exceeds this limit, you'll see an error message.

4 28 KB is an approximate limit because it includes the message itself (text, image links, etc.), @-mentions, and reactions.

Emailing a channel

If users want to send an email to a channel in Teams, they use the channel email address. When an email is part of a channel, anyone can reply to it to start a conversation. Here are some of the applicable limits for sending email to a channel.

FeatureMaximum limit
Message size124 KB
Number of file attachments220
Size of each file attachmentLess than 10 MB
Number of inline images250

1 If the message exceeds this limit, a preview message is generated and the user is asked to download and view the original email from the link provided.

2 If the number of attachments or images exceeds this limit, you'll see an error message.

For more information, see Exchange Online limits.

Note

Message size, file attachments, and inline images limits are the same across all Microsoft 365 and Office 365 licenses. Emailing a channel is not available in Teams for Office GCC/GCCH/DOD organizations.

Channel names

Channel names can't contain the following characters or words:

TypeExample
Characters~ # % & * { } + / : < > ? ' ' , ..
Characters in these ranges0 to 1F
80 to 9F
Wordsforms, CON, CONIN$, CONOUT$, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM1 to COM9, LPT1 to LPT9, desktop.ini, _vti_

Channel names also can't start with an underscore (_) or period (.), or end with a period (.).

Meetings and calls

Important

Microsoft 365 live event limit increases

To continue supporting our customers' needs, through June 30, 2021, we will extend temporary limit increases for live events, including:

  • Event support for up to 20,000 attendees
  • 50 events can be hosted simultaneously across a tenant
  • Event duration of 16 hours per broadcast

Additionally, Live Events with up to 100,000 attendees can be planned through the Microsoft 365 assistance program. The team will assess each request and work with you to determine options that may be available. Learn more.

FeatureMaximum limit
Number of people in a meeting (can chat and call in)1000, includes GCC but not yet for GCCH or DoD. View-only allows for up to 20,000 listen-only participants to join a meeting in which the organizer has a license for E3/E5/A3/A5 SKU, as well as, Government (GCC, GCC High, DoD). Learn more about the View-only experience.
Number of people in a video or audio call from chat20
Max PowerPoint File Size2GB
Teams keeps meeting recordings that don't get uploaded to Microsoft Stream, available for local download20 days

Meeting expiration

Note

A meeting URL will never stop working. The expiry only relates to any PSTN dial-in numbers and/or underlying meeting policies and settings.

Meeting typeMeeting expires after this much timeEach time you start or update a meeting, expiration extends by this much time
Meet nowStart time + 8 hoursN/A
Regular with no end timeStart time + 60 days60 days
Regular with end timeEnd time + 60 days60 days
Recurring with no end timeStart time + 60 days60 days
Recurring with end timeEnd time of last occurrence + 60 days60 days

Note

Microsoft Teams meetings have a time limit of 24 hours.

Teams Live Events

FeatureMaximum limit
Audience size10,000 attendees
Duration of event4 hours
Concurrent Live Events running in a Microsoft 365 or Office 365 organization 115

1 You can schedule as many Live Events as you want, but you can only run 15 at a time. As soon as the producer joins a live event, it's considered to be running. The producer who attempts to join the 16th live event gets an error.

For more information about live events and a comparison of Teams live events to Skype Meeting Broadcast, go to Teams live events and Skype Meeting Broadcast. See also Schedule a Teams live event.

Important

Microsoft 365 live event limit increases

To continue supporting our customers' needs, through June 30, 2021, we will extend temporary limit increases for live events, including:

  • Event support for up to 20,000 attendees
  • 50 events can be hosted simultaneously across a tenant
  • Event duration of 16 hours per broadcast

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Additionally, Live Events with up to 100,000 attendees can be planned through the Microsoft 365 assistance program. The team will assess each request and work with you to determine options that may be available. Learn more.

Presence in Outlook

Teams presence in Outlook is supported on the Outlook 2013 desktop app and later. To learn more about presence in Teams, see User presence in Teams.

Storage

Each team in Microsoft Teams has a team site in SharePoint Online, and each channel in a team gets a folder within the default team site document library. Files shared within a conversation are automatically added to the document library, and permissions and file security options set in SharePoint are automatically reflected within Teams.

Note

Each private channel has its own SharePoint site (previously called 'site collection').

If you don't have SharePoint Online enabled in your tenant, Microsoft Teams users cannot always share files in teams. Users in private chat also cannot share files because OneDrive for Business (which is tied to the SharePoint license) is required for that functionality.

By storing the files in the SharePoint Online document library and OneDrive for Business, all compliance rules configured at the tenant level will be followed. (For more, see How SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business interact with Microsoft Teams.)

Because Teams runs on a SharePoint Online backend for file sharing, SharePoint limitations apply to the Files section within a Team. Here are the applicable storage limits for SharePoint Online.

FeatureMicrosoft 365 Business BasicMicrosoft 365 Business StandardOffice 365 Enterprise E1Office 365 Enterprise E3Office 365 Enterprise E5Office 365 Enterprise F1
Storage1 TB per organization plus 10 GB per license purchased1 TB per organization plus 10 GB per license purchased1 TB per organization plus 10 GB per license purchased1 TB per organization plus 10 GB per license purchased1 TB per organization plus 10 GB per license purchased1 TB per organization
Storage for Teams FilesUp to 25 TB per site or groupUp to 25 TB per site or groupUp to 25 TB per site or groupUp to 25 TB per site or groupUp to 25 TB per site or groupUp to 25 TB per site or group
File upload limit (per file)100 GB100 GB100 GB100 GB100 GB100 GB

Channels are backed by folders within the SharePoint Online site (previously called 'site collection') created for the team, so file tabs within Channels share the storage limits of the team they belong to.

For more information, see SharePoint Online limits.

Class teams

Microsoft Teams for Education provides templates designed for unique education scenarios, such as classroom teaching. More information about team types, including class teams, is available in Choose a team type to collaborate in Microsoft Teams.

A class team is a template type with additional apps included, and with limits separate to the number of team members.

Note

Using class teams requires an Office 365 Education license.

Limits for class teams are listed in the following table:

FeatureMaximum limit
Number of members in a teamSee the Teams and channels section of this article
Number of members to use Assignments in a class team200
Number of members to use a OneNote Class Notebook in a class team200

A class team can support more than 200 members. However, if you plan to use either the Assignments app or Class Notebook app within your team, you will need to keep the number of members below the maximum limits above.

Tags

FeatureMaximum limit
Number of tags per team100
Number of suggested default tags per team25
Number of team members assign to a tag100
Number of tags assigned to a user per team25

Contacts

Teams uses these contacts:

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  • Contacts in your organization's Active Directory
  • Contacts added to the user's Outlook default folder

Teams users can communicate with anyone in your organization's Active Directory and can add anyone in your organization's Active Directory as a contact and to their contact lists by going to Chat > Contacts or Calls > Contacts.

Teams users can also add a person who isn't in your organization's Active Directory as a contact by going to Calls > Contacts.

Browsers

Teams fully supports the following Internet browsers, with noted exceptions for calling and meetings. This table applies to operating systems running on desktop computers.

BrowserCalling - audio, video, and sharingMeetings - audio, video, and sharing123
Internet Explorer 11Not supportedMeetings are supported only if the meeting includes PSTN coordinates. To attend a meeting on IE11 without PSTN coordinates, users must download the Teams desktop client.
Video: Not supported
Sharing: Incoming sharing only (no outgoing)
Microsoft 365 apps and services will not support Internet Explorer 11 starting August 17, 2021 (Microsoft Teams will not support Internet Explorer 11 earlier, starting November 30, 2020). Learn more. Please note that Internet Explorer 11 will remain a supported browser. Internet Explorer 11 is a component of the Windows operating system and follows the Lifecycle Policy for the product on which it is installed.
Microsoft Edge, RS2 or laterFully supported, except no outgoing sharing4Fully supported, except no outgoing sharing
Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based), the latest version plus two previous versionsFully supportedFully supported
Google Chrome, the latest version plus two previous versionsFully supportedFully supported
Sharing is supported without any plug-ins or extensions on Chrome version 72 or later.
Safari 14+1:1 calls not supported. Group calls fully supported.
Video: Fully supported
Sharing: Fully supported
Meetings: Fully supported
Video: Fully supported
Sharing: Fully supported
Safari 13.1+1:1 calls not supported. Group calls supported with full audio support.
Video: Incoming only
Sharing: Fully supported
Meetings are supported with full audio support.
Video: Incoming only
Sharing: Fully supported
Firefox, the latest version plus two previous versionsNot supportedMeetings are supported only if the meeting includes PSTN coordinates. To attend a meeting on Firefox without PSTN coordinates, users must download the Teams desktop client.
Video: Not supported
Sharing: Incoming sharing only (no outgoing)
Safari versions before 13Not supportedMeetings are supported only if the meeting includes PSTN coordinates. To attend a meeting on Safari without PSTN coordinates, users must download the Teams desktop client.
Video: Not supported
Sharing: Incoming sharing only (no outgoing)
Safari is enabled on versions higher than 11.1 in preview. While in preview, there are known issues with Safari's Intelligent Tracking Prevention.

1 To give and take control of shared content during sharing, both parties must be using the Teams desktop client. Control isn't supported when either party is running Teams in a browser. This is due to a technical limitation that we're planning to fix.

2 Blur my background isn't available when you run Teams in a browser. This feature is only available in the Teams desktop client.

3 Teams meetings on browsers are limited to a single incoming video feed of active speaker.

4 Edge RS2 or later doesn't support sending real-time audio and video traffic through HTTP proxies.

Note

As long as an operating system can run the supported browser, Teams is supported on desktop computers. For example, running Firefox on the Linux operating system is an option for using Teams.

For mobile operating systems, we recommend that you run the Teams app, available from the Android and iOS stores. Running Teams in a mobile operating system is supported, but many features are unavailable.

Operating systems

For information about operating system requirements, see Get clients for Microsoft Teams.

With over 100 million daily users, Microsoft Teams gained much popularity during the pandemic as the standard online collaboration tool for business. So, either if you are still trying to grasp the basics or already a seasoned user, this comprehensive list of tips and tricks will help you make the most of Microsoft Teams – now.

So without further ado, let’s get started with this master list of 40 tips and tricks that every Microsoft Teams user should be aware of.

Getting started with Microsoft Teams

1. Change your Teams theme

Did you know that you can change the look and feel of Microsoft Teams?

Simply open Teams settings, navigate to the General tab and choose whether to use the traditional white background or alternatively apply the dark or high contrast modes.

2.Mute your Audio

Are you sometimes late to your meeting and want to join quietly, or simply need to take an important call from your significant other, while on a Teams meeting?

Teams allows you to mute your mic both from the meeting controls (shown above) and the meeting setup panel (shown as item 1 below).

3.Turn off your camera

In the same fashion you can turn on and off you video camera. You can either use the meeting setup panel (item 2 above) to disable your camera; or simply use the meeting control panel to enable video again.

4.Blur your meeting video background

If you use Teams for video meetings, this might sound familiar. Your home office is a mess and you need to join this video call. Two solutions for that: first off, you can use the Background Settings function (item 3 above) to blur your video background right on from the meeting setup or the meeting controls. The second solution is way more elegant : use a virtual background (we’ll go through the process later).

If for some reason, the Background setting button seems inactive in the Meeting Setup panel; make sure you turn on your video camera first.

5.Stop the echo in Teams meetings

When you and other meeting participants join an audio or video Teams meeting from the same room, you will hear annoying echoes. You can easily get rid of the echo by hitting the Audio off button in the Meeting Setup panel (show above as item 4).

6.Record your meeting

One important capability of Teams that you might want to use from the get-go is the ability to record a meeting. You can initiate a recording from the Meeting control panel as shown below. The recording itself is then kept in Microsoft Stream, and you can easily share the recording as a link in a Channel conversation (or by email if needed).

7. Change your team icon

Teams allow to brand your Team, by allowing you to upload a custom picture and set it as your team icon. More details can be found in this tutorial.

8.Create a private channel

There are cases in which you’ll need to collaborate with others on tasks requiring confidentiality, such as preparing a budget or sales analysis reports. Private channels allow you to establish a collaboration platform with selected team members. The private channel will be visible only to those invited and will be marked with a small lock in your Teams list.

Creating a private channel is straightforward: just hit the More Options button (…) next to your Team, then hit Add Channel. Next define the channel information as shown below. Lastly, add team members to the private channel.

9.Mute notifications from noisy channels

These days, we all seem to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of incoming notifications from collaboration platforms and email. It’s often difficult to actually produce something meaningful beyond never ending chattiness . Luckily, Teams makes it relatively simple for us to calibrate the influx of notification alerts and sounds we get. Here’s a guide on how to mute Teams chat and meeting alerts.

10.Leave a Team

If you see no benefit in being part of a team, you can easily exit. Hit the More Options button next to the team you would like to leave and pick Leave the Team.

11.Use Teams on Mobile

If you need to access Teams whenever on the go, you can use Teams also on mobile. Microsoft shipped pretty good Teams apps for Android and iOS. Talk to your Information Technology colleagues to find out whether you’ll need additional software or authentication procedure to access your company’s Teams content on mobile.

12.Install and uninstall an app in Teams

Beyond basic collaboration, Teams allows you to enhance your team work by using either Microsoft or 3rd party apps. In the next sections of this tutorial, you’ll see several usages of Apps in Teams: Images, Weather, Reporting, Polls, Note Taking etc’.

If you are a Team Owner, you can easily install and uninstall Apps which were made available by your Information Technology administrators.

Process is fairly simple: Locate your team, then hit the More Options button next to it, and then pick the Manage Team cog. Then in Apps tab, hit the More Apps button to search and install your new App. Applications specific to a Channel can be added as tabs in the channel

13.Cancel read receipts

By default, every time you read a message in the Chat application, Teams places a small icon next to the message. This helps the sender acknowledge that you have read their message. You can cancel read receipts in the Privacy tab of your Teams Settings.

14.Using Filters to find stuff quickly

Want to speed up finding specific Activities in your feed as well as specific Chats, Teams and Channels? Use the Teams filter (shown below) or use the Ctrl+Shift+F shortcut.

The filter function allows to quickly find relevant entry by name; for Chats it also allow to quickly find muted, hidden and unread entries with ease.

15.Set an Away message

Same as in Outlook, Teams allows you to compose an Out-of-the Office away message that will be sent if someone sends you a message in Teams or mentions you in a chat.

Simply hit your Teams avatar, the hit the Set status Message, then write your message and specify the validity period. Hit Done and you’ll be all set.

Moving beyond the basics

16.Use Teams commands

As you get a bit more experienced with Teams, you might want to boost your productivity by using Search box commands.

To get started, simple type the forward slash character (/) in the Teams Search box and browse the list of available commands:

The command list is pretty self explanatory and the ones i fing to be the most useful are:

  • /goto: To easily access a team or channel
  • /keys: To access Teams list of shortcuts
  • /chat: to quickly start a chat with one of your colleagues

17.Use a custom virtual background

I guess you have noticed people joining Teams video calls using city or nature landscapes as backdrops for their video calls. You can use pretty much every picture as a custom background in Teams calls. Feel free to look into our simple guide on how to setup virtual Teams backgrounds for your call.

18.Take Notes in a meeting

Teams has several ways for you to take meeting notes.

You can easily add OneNote notebooks stored in OneDrive or a network drive and have your channel members share notes and notes. I have also seen people using the Posts tab and add their notes as chat messages. I have seen others attaching Word files to the meeting or to the Channel files tab. There are also third party apps that you can use.

That said, the proper method is to use the Notes tab that is automatically enabled for your meeting.

  • Navigate to the Chat app.
  • Click on your meeting.
  • Navigate to the Notes tab and hit the Take Notes button.
  • Log the meeting minutes there.
  • Point the meeting participants to your notes as needed.

19.Access your unread activity

Teams

Similarly to Microsoft Outlook, Teams clearly marks any unread messages in bold. Moreover, you are able to mark Teams messages as unread for later follow up. But how do you easily access those unread messages and activities? Simple type the /unread command in your Teams Search bar, and have Teams retrieve only unread messages for you to process.

20.Delete or hide chat conversations

Teams allow you to delete messages from a conversation thread. It also allows you to hide complete chat entries in your Chats app (just hit the button and then choose Hide). Teams doesn’t currently end users you to completely delete entire threads from the Chat History though.

21.Troubleshoot your Outlook teams connection

If you are both a Microsoft Outlook and Teams user, you are most probably scheduling Teams meetings right from your Outlook Calendar meeting using the Teams Add-in.

But what if for some reason, the Teams button is not available in Outlook, even though Teams is properly installed on your Windows computer?

Most probably the reason is that the Teams Add-in is disabled. Take a look at our tutorial on how to easily turn on Teams in Microsoft Outlook.

22.Embed Word and Excel files in your Channel

You can easily share files with your colleagues by uploading to the Files tab in a channel. You can however ease access to the file by simply embedding it as tab in your Channel. This works not only for Excel or Word, but also for OneNote notebooks, PowerPoint presentations, PDF documents and so forth.

23.View your colleague reporting line

If you work in big organizations, you might need to identify the organizational reporting line of a colleague. As Teams is well integrated with Azure Active Directory and Exchange, you are able to easily look into your colleagues org chart.

Simply go to your Teams Search box, type the shortcut /org and your colleague name and you’ll be all set.

Note: You won’t be able to look up the org chart in Teams for people outside your company.

24.Set your status (/dnd) , (/brb), (/available)

Want to manually set your status, so others know when to contact you. This can be done from the Teams settings, but as you gain more experience with Teams, you will start setting your status from the Search box.

Simply use /dnd for Do not Disturb or /brb for Be Right Back and hit Enter. Your status will change. Just remember to reset your status as needed.

25. Access your meeting recordings

As we learnt before, you are able to easily record your Teams meetings. Once the meeting is done, you’ll receive an email with a link to your recording in Microsoft Stream.

If you initiated your meeting from the channel, a link to the recording will be also made available as a post in the respective channel.

Ad-hoc meetings recordings will be available in the Chat tab for the meeting itself, alongside with an file exchanged, meeting notes and whiteboard if used.

You might as well consider adding the Stream app to your channel so fellow members, can easily access all meetings pertaining to the group.

26.Access your data on SharePoint

Your Teams channel data is available as a dedicated library on Microsoft SharePoint which is widely used document portal that is used as the infrastructure for Teams document storage.

In order to access your SharePoint library, simply navigate to your channel, then hit the Files tab and then hit Open in SharePoint.

27. Add the weather to Teams

Similar to Outlook, which allows you to display the weather conditions in your area, you can use Teams to get up to speed with the weather whereabouts.

If the Weather app is not yet installed on your local Teams client, then:

  • Open Teams, hit the Apps button at the left side App bar,
  • Search for and add the Weather app into Teams.
  • Then, in the Teams main Search bar type /weather and the relevant location.
Teams

28.Make Teams your Default Chat App

After start using Teams, you might find it quite superior to Skype for Business. You can make Teams your default chat app for Outlook and other Office apps. Simply go to the Teams settings and then in the General tab, check the Register Teams as the default chat app for Office box.

The setting will take effect after all open Office apps are re-started.

29. Use Teams in Together Mode

A relatively new capability of Teams is to allow meetings in Together Mode. Instead of displaying all meeting participants’ camera feeds in the grid (gallery) view, you can show them side by side in a virtual setting (think classroom, library, movie theater etc’).

To enable Together mode you’ll need to first update Teams (hit your avatar, then Check for Updates). Then hit your avatar and hit Settings. In the general tab, check the New experience box:

Then in your meeting panel, hit the … button and select Together Mode.

Note that if you work in a large cooperation, you might not be able to manually update Microsoft Teams on your own. You might need to discuss enabling Together Mode with your Information Technology admin.

Expert Tricks

30.Get an email address for your channel

Once a channel a created you can post new messages into the channel Posts tab, directly from Outlook. For that you’ll need to locate your channel email address as following:

  • Locate your channel and hit on the More Options button next to it.
  • Hit Get email address.
  • Copy the email address and add it as a Contact in Outlook
  • Side notes:
    • Teams Owners can determine whom can send emails to the channel (by clicking the Advanced Settings button).
    • You can

31.Disable Teams from starting up when you launch Windows

Teams is absolutely great, but it can consume significant amount of computer resources, mainly RAM. If you run a business computer, you won’t notice an impact on your system performance. That said, if you run from a simple tablet, you might want to run Teams only when needed. When installed, Teams is configured to automatically start whenever you launch your computer. You can disable Teams from starting up when you boot your computer and launch it only in case it is required.

32.Publish polls and surveys in Teams

One of the most useful usages of Teams is to run polls and surveys. In a matter of 10 minutes you can create a custom poll using Microsoft Forms, or other third party software like Polly and post them in your Teams channel. This tutorial has everything you need to create your custom Teams surveys.

33.Embed a report in Teams

If your organization is using the Microsoft BI Platform, you can use Teams in order to distribute your reports. You can easily select and pin Power BI reports to a channel tab to ensure those are available to them for your data driven discussions.

34.Lookup you favorite quote directly in Teams

Another cool way to use Teams in to lookup your stocks portfolio. Here’s how to do that:

  • From the Apps tab, search and add the Stocks app into Teams.
  • Then, from the search box, type Stocks and then the relevant stocks ticker/s as shown below.
  • Once the Stocks application is enabled simply type the command @Stocks and the ticker in your search bar.

35.Search for Images in Teams

Another little known feature of Teams is that you can use it to search images in Bing. First off, go ahead and enable the Microsoft Images application in Teams.

Then, in your search bar, just type @Images + your search query to access Bing pictures search.

36.Use Teams to manage employee shifts

if you manage a group of employees working in shifts in retail, call center or even a small factory, you can use Teams in order to plan and share work schedules. The Shifts application that you can easily add to Teams, makes it very simple to manage the shifts schedule, receive schedule requests for PTO, medical leave or vacations from your colleagues and even allow them to clock in and out their shifts. You can then create employee attendance reports are needed. Cool!

37.Adding a Calendar

Visualizing and managing a shared calendar is probably another great potential usage for Teams. So far, Teams doesn’t provide a straightforward Outlook integration. That said, you can add a Website tab to your Teams channel and point to to either your your Outlook group Calendar or Google Calendar URL. Most probably users will need to input their user credentials in order to access the calendars.

38.Integrate Trello in Teams

Many teams use Trello kanban boards for a myriad of collaboration use cases. Those could span ongoing task management as well as more strategic planning of projects, products or programs. You can easily open Trello as an App in Teams by adding it using the Apps tab to access your relevant boards and cards. You can also add it as a 3rd party tab in your channel. Both will require to provide your Trello user credentials.

39.Start Cisco Webex Meetings from Teams

Microsoft and Cisco compete in the area in the area of Team communication and collaboration. Still, your company might be using both. Did you know that you can integrate Webex into your Teams Channel? There is a Webex app that you can easily add as into a Channel tab. The team members can then easily access their Webex meetings and join their own Webex meetings from Microsoft Teams. They are also able to schedule Webex meetings and have the Team notified via the Posts tab.

40.Access your Teams analytics

As a Team owner you might want to be able to monitor usage patters of your Team or Channel. If so:

  • In the left hand side App bar, open the Teams tab.
  • Then search for your team in the left hand side pane.
  • Hit the More Settings button next to your team and hit the Manage Team cog.
  • Then open the Analytics tab.
  • From here you can preview your Team and Channel usage patterns, engagement metrics, disk space utilization etc’.

Hopefully you have enjoyed the post. If so, feel free to share with with friend and colleagues over social media. Know additional cool Teams tips and tricks? Feel free to post them in the comments! Thanks.

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