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Microsoft Teams

A hub for team collaboration in Office 365

Cornell faculty, students, and staff can sign into their Cornell Office 365 account with the Microsoft Teams client app. The functionality available through the app--chat and meetings--is largely the same as Skype for Business. Other Microsoft Teams services, such as team and channel creation, are available to faculty now, and will be available to the Cornell community on September 7, 2020. 

The staging of the rollout prioritizes instruction and support for it. The timing is intended to spread demand on resources and make sure they are available where most needed.

During the early stages of Teams introduction, support will be limited as the knowledge for it is built out based on feedback received. For most groups beginning to work with Teams, support is being provided by local technical support groups.

Cornell staff with centrally managed computers can install the Teams client app from Software Center (Windows) or Self Service (macOS). Teams apps for iOS and Android, and the Windows and Mac client apps for unmanaged computers, may be downloaded from Microsoft.  

More information from Microsoft about Teams chat and meetings 
Start a chat in Teams 
Six things to know about chat in Teams 
Meetings and calls  
Meeting notes 
Meeting whiteboard 

Zoom integration for Microsoft Teams 
Zoom integration is available in Teams. While running Teams, in the left-hand menu, click Apps, then select Zoom. For more information about this feature, see Zoom’s documentation: Zoom for Microsoft Teams

Resources

Microsoft provides general information about Teams features. (Not all features will be available to Cornell this summer.)

Microsoft also provides documentation about accessibility support for Teams

Microsoft offers free, live, instructor-led training sessions for Microsoft Teams on a variety of subjects.


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