On Demand Webinar

Microsoft Teams: Bringing Collaboration to Life

Webinar Details$149

Microsoft Teams is described as a hub for teamwork, for real-time collaboration, communication, meetings, file, and app sharing of Office 365!  When used correctly this powerful software can drastically increase your productivity and allow your staff and teams to collaborate in a much more open and accessible environment.

With Microsoft Teams, everything is in one place, all in the open, all accessible to everyone. You can create a cohesive work environment and conduct business from just about anywhere. It's a tool that can revolutionize your workplace!

Your Benefits of Attending:

  • Learn the fundamentals with a tour of the interface.
  • Understand how to create teams, join existing teams and add new members.
  • Gain strategies for managing your teams within the tool.
  • Learn how to use instant and persistent messaging from Teams.
  • Gain the ability to initiate video and audio calls from within Teams.
  • Learn how to add a cloud storage connection.
  • Watch as Lizebeth teaches you how to share files.
  • Learn to schedule and manage your meetings from within Teams.
  • Gain tips and tricks for using apps, chatbots and connectors for even more functionality.
  • Get a glimpse into the mobile app for iOS and Android.
  • Understand and the security and compliance features available.

In this one-hour session, you will learn essential tips to bring you up to speed and to start using Microsoft Teams within your company to stay in touch and collaborate seamlessly with your colleagues, your customers, and your partners.  If you are thinking about using Teams or new to Teams then this is the webinar for you.  Gather the team and get off on the right foot with expert instruction from Lizebeth Koloko-Green.

  1. Introduction

  2. Agenda 00:05:20

  3. Our Goal 00:06:31

  4. Introduction to Microsoft Teams 00:06:48

  5. To Summarize: Microsoft Teams 00:06:52

  6. Why a Swiss Knife?: A Hub for Teamwork 00:08:34

  7. A New Way of Working 00:09:59

  8. Availability/Mobility 00:12:09

  9. Clients for Microsoft Teams 00:12:45

  10. Let’s Get Started 00:14:38

  11. Interface 00:15:00

    1. Demo 00:15:36

  12. Interface - Main Pane 00:16:55

    1. Demo - Activity 00:17:05

    2. Demo - Chat 00:17:45

  13. Interface -  Command Bar 00:21:17

    1. Demo 00:21:54

    2. Demo - Channels 00:25:06

  14. Vocabulary/Structure 00:26:51

  15. First Concept: Public vs. Private Teams 00:26:54

  16. Second Concept: Guest Access (External) 00:28:01

  17. Third Concept: Roles/Files Access Control 00:28:22

  18. Fouth Concept: Chat vs Discussion 00:29:14

  19. Create a Team - Why? 00:29:37

    1. Demo - Create a Team 00:30:55

    2. Demo - Conversations 00:39:26

    3. Demo - Chat 00:40:28

    4. Demo - Bookmarking 00:44:41

    5. Demo - Connectors 00:46:50

    6. Demo - Forwarding Emails 00:48:42

    7. Demo - Bots 00:50:27

  20. Improving Productivity Using Teams Demo 00:51:38

  21. Public Team - Private Channel Demo 01:00:46

  22. Customize Tabs Demo 01:04:45

  23. Help Features Demo 01:07:32

  24. 10 Reasons to Love Microsoft Teams 01:08:14

  25. Let’s Stay Connected 01:09:07

  26. Presentation Closing 01:09:29

  • Bots 00:50:27
  • Cloud Storage 00:12:14
  • Command Bar 00:16:24, 00:21:26
  • Connectors  00:46:50
  • Desktop Application 00:12:54
  • Ellipsis 00:24:34
  • Gifs 00:54:03
  • Microsoft Teams 00:04:07
  • Microsoft Teams Activity 00:17:28
  • Microsoft Teams Calendars 00:19:38
  • Microsoft Teams Chat 00:17:45, 00:29:19, 00:40:28
  • Microsoft Teams Files 00:18:44
  • Microsoft Teams Tab 00:18:05, 01:00:04
  • Office 365 00:13:22
  • OneNote 00:10:32
  • Outlook Calendar 00:19:42, 00:55:49
  • Team Channels 00:25:06, 00:59:56
  • Translate 00:54:59
  • Wiki Tab 00:19:28, 01:00:16

Bots: Bots is a new feature/functionality in Microsoft Teams that allows you to interact with and obtain information from a software or website in a text/search/conversational manner. Conversational bots allow users to interact with your web service through text, interactive cards, and task modules. They're incredibly flexible — conversational bots can be scoped to handling a few simple commands or complex, artificial intelligence powered and natural language processing virtual assistants.

Cloud Storage: Cloud storage is a model of computer data storage in which the digital data is stored in logical pools. The physical storage spans multiple servers, and the physical environment is typically owned and managed by a hosting company.

Command Bar : This feature allows you to quickly navigate the Teams client using shortcut commands that can be entered into the Search/Command Bar.

Connectors: Connectors keep your team current by delivering frequently used content and service updates directly into a channel. With connectors, your Microsoft Teams users can receive updates from popular services such as Twitter, Trello, Wunderlist, GitHub, and Azure DevOps Services within the chat stream in their team.

Desktop Application: An application that runs stand-alone in a desktop or laptop computer. Contrast with "Web-based application," which requires the Web browser to run. The term may be used to contrast desktop applications with mobile applications that run in smartphones and tablets.

Ellipsis : An ellipsis (plural: ellipses) is a punctuation mark consisting of three dots. Use an ellipsis when omitting a word, phrase, line, paragraph, or more from a quoted passage. Ellipses save space or remove material that is less relevant. ... Although ellipses are used in many ways, the three-dot method is the simplest.

Gifs : GIF means "Graphics Interchange Format - Picture Format". A lossless format for image files that supports both animated and static images.

Microsoft Teams : Microsoft Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration.

Microsoft Teams Activity: The activity feed—accessed by clicking on the Activity tab in your left sidebar—displays all of your colleagues’ activities across the teams, channels, chats, and apps that you have access to. Messages inserted into a channel create notifications that appear in the activity feed. That, in turn, generates alerts on desktop and mobile apps, and encourages higher levels of engagement.

Microsoft Teams Calendars : Microsoft Teams makes it easy: To create or schedule a meeting, click the in-chat “Schedule a Meeting” option or head to the Meetings tab. Then, select your preferred meeting channel and choose who you'd like to invite.

Microsoft Teams Chat: Chat within Teams is very similar to Skype for Business. You can exchange audio calls, video calls, and text chats with one or more colleagues and send gifs, stickers, and emojis in a group chat or in one-to-one messages.

Microsoft Teams Files: Files that you share in a channel are stored in your team's SharePoint folder. Which can be found in the Files tab at the top of each channel. Files that you share in a private or group chat are stored in your OneDrive for Business folder and are only shared with the people in that conversation. These will be found in the Files tab at the top of a chat.

Microsoft Teams Tab : Tabs are Teams-aware webpages embedded in Microsoft Teams. They can be added as part of a channel inside a team, a group chat or as a personal app for an individual user. ... There are two types of tabs available in Teams - channel/group and personal.

Office 365: Office 365 combines the familiar Microsoft Office desktop suite with cloud-based versions of Microsoft's next-generation communications and collaboration services—including Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Office for the web, and Microsoft Skype for Business Online—to help users be productive .

OneNote: Microsoft OneNote is a program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users' notes, drawings, screen clippings, and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network.

Outlook Calendar: Calendar is the calendar and scheduling component of Outlook that is fully integrated with email, contacts, and other features. Just as you write in a notebook, you can click any time slot in the Outlook Calendar and start typing.

Team Channels: Teams are made up of channels. Each channel is built around a topic, like “Team Events,” a department name, or just for fun. Channels are where you hold meetings, have conversations, and work on files together.

Translate : If you receive a message in another language, just go to the top of the message and select More options. > Translate to get an instant translation of the message into the language you've set for Teams. Note: If you don't see this option, talk to your IT admin.

Wiki Tab : The Wiki tab is a smart-text editor that doubles as a communication machine where you draft, edit, and chat all in one place.

Guest Speaker

Lizebeth Koloko-Green

Lizebeth Koloko-Green

Lizebeth is bilingual in French and English. She is currently the Executive Assistant to the Senior Country Director of Symantec France. Lizebeth has been with Symantec for fifteen years.  Prior to that, she worked as an Executive Assistant to the CEO of one of Microsoft partners, Areda Computer Systems, in San Diego, California.Lizebeth is very passionate about learning and teaching Information Technology Software.  She often trains Executives, Sales Reps, and Admin Professionals on M... View Full Profile