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How to use breakout rooms in Microsoft Teams

One of the most anticipated features in Microsoft Teams is here! And we've got you covered with this guide to what you need to know to make the most of breakout rooms in Microsoft Teams.
September 26, 2020

The Microsoft Teams tutorial that will make you an expert today

Confused by Microsoft Teams and all the complex features it comes with? This quick but thorough overview of all the major features is just what you're looking for.
September 21, 2020

How to see PowerPoint presenter view when sharing your slides and video in a Microsoft Teams meeting

Diving further down the rabbit hole of sharing both your video and content in a Teams meeting, this post explains how to share your PowerPoint slides and your webcam feed while still giving you access to PowerPoint presenter view.
September 18, 2020

How to use Together Mode and large gallery view in Microsoft Teams meetings

Make the most of two of the biggest features to come to Teams meetings in 2020, the big ol' grid of people and the surprise family-style meeting.
September 16, 2020

How to present in Microsoft Teams meetings with two monitors

Teams meetings become insanely better when you're running them on multiple monitors. Here's how to juggle two screens like a pro.
September 14, 2020

How to present your video and content side by side in a Microsoft Teams meeting

Present your screen content and webcam feed side by side, on top of each other, or however you want, in your Teams meeting with this handy trick.
September 8, 2020

Two easy ways to share an email from Outlook to Teams

The best integration between Outlook and Teams recently got even better! Share an email directly from Outlook or forward it to a channel email address. Here's how.
August 27, 2020

Remove yourself as a guest from another Teams organization

Being a guest in another organization's Microsoft Teams system can be incredibly useful, but how do you remove yourself when you no longer need access?
August 23, 2020

Which Tool When: SharePoint, OneDrive, or Microsoft Teams

One of the most common questions to come up in Office 365: when should I use SharePoint and when should I use OneDrive? And what about Microsoft Teams and its files? How are we supposed to make sense of all this!?
August 18, 2020

WTW: Microsoft To Do, Microsoft Planner, Microsoft Lists, or Tasks in Microsoft Teams

Here's how to navigate the complex task management setup in Microsoft 365.
August 11, 2020

The right way to present a PowerPoint file during a Microsoft Teams meeting

There is a correct way to present a slide deck during a Teams meeting. And it's stupidly simple. Here's how to do it.
August 7, 2020

The Definitive Guide to Rockstar Meetings in Microsoft Teams

Everyone's stuck in online meetings these days, but who actually knows how to be a good meeting lead or attendee in Teams? You can, with this definitive guide to work from home and distance learning meetings in Teams.
July 7, 2020

Guide to Microsoft Teams Chat Files

Sharing files In Microsoft Teams Chat is simple, it’s only when you need to manage files that you must navigate the nuances of Microsoft Teams. Learn how files are uploaded, shared, and where they can be accessed later.
June 10, 2020

Schedule your Teams meeting with FindTime

Whenever you need to schedule a meeting with people outside your organization, FindTime is the way to do it. Easily source attendees' availability and preferences with this free Microsoft plugin.
May 9, 2020

Everyday Etiquette in Microsoft Teams

Your essential listing of the everyday tips & tricks, best practices, and life hacks for making the most of Microsoft Teams. For companies, schools, universities, and government agencies.
April 19, 2020

Use custom backgrounds in Microsoft Teams

Add a little personality to your Teams meeting with custom background images.
April 14, 2020

Screen and app sharing options in Microsoft Teams meetings

Keep everyone on the same page — literally! — by sharing your screen, apps, or presentations during Microsoft Teams meetings. Here's how to do it right.
April 5, 2020

9 things you need to stop doing during online meetings

We're all guilty of a faux pas here and there when we're on a conference call or online meeting. Here are the most common no-no's and how you can work to make the meeting a more enjoyable—even professional—experience.
March 27, 2020

How to start or join a meeting in Microsoft Teams

There are a number of ways to get a Teams meeting going. Here's an everyday overview on how to start or join your meeting.
March 25, 2020

How to schedule a meeting in Microsoft Teams

Everything you need to know to schedule meetings in Microsoft Teams, written just for the everyday Teams user.
March 23, 2020

Microsoft Teams tips and tricks for remote working and distance learning

With an unprecedented number of employees working from home and students distance learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft Teams is the new workplace and school for millions of people. Here's how to make the most of it.
March 15, 2020

Why ‘Email a Channel’ is the best hidden feature in Microsoft Teams

Forward any email to Microsoft Teams so you can work on it and its attachments right where you prefer to work. Easy and convenient!
January 23, 2020

Resources from Matt Wade’s 2019 Ignite sessions

Catch up on Matt's sessions from Microsoft Ignite 2019, complete with hand outs, video recordings of the sessions, and additional resources to help you get acquainted with Teams, bots, and more.
November 14, 2019

Everything you need to know about Private Channels in Microsoft Teams

The most-requested feature ever for Microsoft Teams is now officially available. Here are the ins and outs of using them smartly and avoiding some land mines along the way.
November 4, 2019

An Everyday Guide to Microsoft Office 365 Groups

Microsoft 365 Groups can be confusing. This infographic covers what happens behind the scenes when you create a Microsoft Team, Yammer Community, or Outlook Group.
October 22, 2019

Add emoji to your Channels in Microsoft Teams

Adding emoji to Channel names in Microsoft Teams can help you quickly identify which Channel is for what. Almost like branding your Channels. Here's how to do it, along with some caveats to know.
April 17, 2019

Which Tool When: Microsoft Teams or Yammer

Teams and Yammer may seem similar on the surface, but any deep dive into the apps will show clear differences for best uses of the tools. Jump into the reasons to use Yammer, Teams, or both, and how to make the most of each.
February 27, 2019

Which Tool When: Outlook or Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is giving Outlook a run for its money. But when should you use Teams instead of Outlook? Or vice versa? Here's everything you could want to know about juggling the two.
September 18, 2018

6 Pitfalls to Avoid When Using Microsoft Teams

Teams offers a ton of benefits for accessing all your work via a single pane of glass, but there are some surprise negatives if you're not prepared. Here are some things to know of before diving too deeply.
August 26, 2017

8 Surprisingly Great Things About Microsoft Teams

Teams isn't just a Millennial replacement for email and Outlook. There are bunch of really great features that make a major difference in your everyday productivity and efficiency. These are the ones that help the most.
July 15, 2017