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[Office 365] The latest news and tips from your Teams tool
January 10, 2019
Microsoft Teams, launched in 2017, is a collaborative work tool for companies. Let’s look back at the Microsoft Teams features, and we will present you the latest news and tips for everyday life.
Reminder about the features offered by Teams
Microsoft Teams allows you to communicate and collaborate within and between companies. It integrates different Office 365 features. Indeed, you can exchange with other people thanks to instant messaging and make videoconferencing calls and meetings by computer or smartphone like Skype for Business. This tool also allows you to use the Outlook schedule and Yammer social network. Lastly, you can share and store files as in OneDrive and SharePoint.
Blur your background in a Teams meeting
The videoconferencing develops itself more and more in companies, especially with teleworking. Thanks to technology and artificial intelligence, it is now possible to blur your background in real time during videoconferencing calls.
To do so, when you are in a videoconference meeting, click on the three small dots at the bottom of your screen and select “Blur my background”. To remove this effect, click again on the three small dots and then on “Don’t blur background“.
Customize your messages
You have the possibility to customize your messages in your discussions and in your different teams. To do this, when you write your message, click on the first icon under your message (it is an “A” with a pen). Then you can change character size and font, you can add color or stylistic effect (bold, italic, underline), and insert bullets, numbered list, a link or a quotation. The exclamation mark is used to notify the message as important.
Did you know this?
Sometimes, when you use the instant messaging, you want to rectify or add something, with Microsoft Teams tool, you can modify the content of your message even if it is already sent. To do this, place your mouse on your message and click the three dots and click on “Modify”.
Finally, click on the bottom right bouton of your message to validate your modification.
How to contact someone quickly?
Do you want to reach quickly an internal or external person in your company? It is very easy with Microsoft Teams! All you need to do is to place your mouse on your contact’s picture, in the instant messaging or in a team.
Thus, a window opens, and you access the contact’s name, his availability, job title, phone and email.
Below, some icons allow you to send an instant message or an email, you can display organization chart and starting a call.
This feature allows you to quickly and easily reach your contacts.
Send an attachment to an external person on the team
It may be useful to be able to send an attachment to a person who is not part of your Teams team. To do this, open a new email and click on “Attach File”, then “Browse Web Locations” and finally “Group Files”. You can choose the corresponding group and the file you want to send.
Want to know more about Teams?
Check out our courses and register on our live sessions on the MOOC Office 365.
Register now for the next live session on “TEAMS – Communicate as a team” on February 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM:
And register now for the next live session on “TEAMS – Collaborate as a team” on February 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM:
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