Breakout rooms—side rooms where meeting attendees can split into small groups—work for in-person meetings and video conferences. Here’s how to set up and use the Microsoft Teams equivalent for virtual meetings….
Adding an email address, Twitter, LinkedIn, and company info to your email signature is all well and good, but none of those options allow the recipient to instantly chat with you. Fortunately, you can add a direct Microsoft …
Microsoft Teams aims to be a one-stop-shop for your work, and that includes consuming information from the web. Here’s how to keep up with your favorite websites by adding RSS feeds to Microsoft Teams….
When you’re working remotely, you need to let people know if you’re available or not. Microsoft Teams has a visible status you can change depending on your availability so your colleagues know whether they can bother you or n…
The sidebar that shows your teams and chats in Microsoft Teams can be hidden when you don’t need it. Microsoft has made changing this setting very unintuitive, but it’s easy once you know where it’s hiding….
Teams is great for storing, sharing, and collaborating on files. One thing it lacks is a recycle bin, so if you delete a file accidentally, how do you get it back? Here’s how to restore deleted files from Microsoft Teams….
Some people love read receipts. Some people hate read receipts. If you fall into the latter camp and you use Microsoft Teams, you’ll be glad to know that you can turn off read receipts for direct messages….
Microsoft Teams does a great job of informing you about new messages and other activity, but it can get a bit overwhelming if you’re in lots of teams. Here’s how to turn off or customize Microsoft Teams notification….
When you have channel and message notifications flashing in Microsoft Teams, it’s hard to know which are a priority. Mark your message as Important or Urgent so your teammates know to pay attention to it….
Microsoft Teams is great for splitting work areas into different teams and channels, but it’s easy to have far too many things in the sidebar for easy navigation. Here’s how to clean things up a bit.
Microsoft Teams is great for collaborating on documents, but finding files again can be tricky. Thankfully, Teams stores your files in a logical structure in a dedicated SharePoint site. Here’s how to access that site and fin…
Wikis are great at capturing information in a simple format that’s easy to read and edit. Microsoft Teams includes a wiki built into every channel that’s added to a team—here’s how to use it.
Creating and joining a team in Microsoft Teams is easy. Visually identifying a team from a long list of teams, on the other hand, can be more difficult. Give your teams a visual identity by adding a unique logo to each one….
Microsoft Teams lets you tag users so that you can mention or chat with an entire group of people at once without typing everyone’s names. Here’s how to set up group tags and add as many coworkers to it as needed….
Microsoft Teams is designed to be a “single pane of glass” that allows you to see all of your work in one place. However, this is only possible if you add Microsoft or third-party apps to your teams.
Perhaps you want to know your team’s opinion on something. Or, maybe you need your coworker to come to a majority decision and settle a (hopefully friendly) dispute. Whatever the reason, a poll within Microsoft Teams is usual…
If you use Microsoft Teams to communicate and collaborate with your coworkers, there’s a good chance your team also uses Planner to manage work. Here’s how to use Planner in Teams and view your tasks next to your team chat….
Microsoft Teams gives businesses reliable collaboration and communication tools through desktop, web, and mobile applications. While most audio calls are made through the app, Teams uses audio conferences to let anyone easily…
Microsoft Teams faces high demand for improvements to its video chat feature as telecommuting becomes the new norm. On a Teams video call, you can pin or reframe individuals to focus on the people you really want to see….
Microsoft Teams lets you create, schedule, and host secure meetings with a few of your clients or hundreds of employees. Quickly invite only the relevant people, or gather the entire channel into public or private sessions….
Microsoft Teams has been able to blur your background during video calls for nearly 2 years, but now you can choose a virtual background or upload your own custom backdrop. Here’s how to do it.
Like other Microsoft applications, Microsoft Teams is packed with useful keyboard shortcuts. Become a Teams power user with this cheat sheet of useful hotkeys for Microsoft’s workplace (and home) communication tool….
Microsoft Teams is great for messaging your coworkers, but what if you want to share an email with them? Don’t forward it or cut and paste the contents into Teams, send it straight to a specific channel….
If your entire company is now working from home, you’re going to need a good team communication app. You’ll likely want something that allows you to share messages, create channels, and integrates with other apps. These are o…
By now, you’ve probably seen the viral tweet about the woman who turned herself into a potato during a Teams meeting and couldn’t turn the filter off again. Here’s how you can make yourself a potato in your next meeting using…