Microsoft Teams

Introducing Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform designed to provide a unified workspace for teams to work together. MS Teams is bundled into the Office 365 suite so there is no additional costs to existing Office 365 subscribers.  In addition to chat based communications (similar to Skype), MS Teams integrates with other Microsoft services and allows users to access shared files and calendars, allows for collaborative editing of documents within a Team (using MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, etc.), and allows for easy switching between voice, video and text chat. 
Multiple chat rooms or channels can be created within a Team and to help keep chats easy to follow, conversations are threaded, flow from top to bottom and notify users of updates.
If users need face-to-face conversation, they can jump straight into voice or video chats with other others with a single click.

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How to Request a Team

Send a request to the Commonwealth Service Desk or submit a request through the Heat Self-Service Portal.  In your request, include a suggested Team Name, a short description of your Team and at least 2 owners of the team.

Next Steps

Team owners will be notified via email when their Team has been created, and will have full control of the Team.  They can add and remove members and set membership permissions (members or owners). Owners will have full access to manage their Microsoft Teams site.
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