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Instant Messaging with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a versatile messaging platform designed to connect users and facilitate the quick exchange of ideas and content. Comparable services include Slack and Google Hangouts. Try using Teams to communicate with your colleagues, it’s included in your Stockton Office 365 subscription!

 

To begin, open up your web browser and navigate to teams.microsoft.com. Log in using your Stockton.edu e-mail address.

 A screenshot depicting the Microsoft Office 365 login page.

 

You’ll be brought to the main Teams window. From here, you can create Teams, which function similarly to a group chat, or go to the Chats pane, which allows you to message users individually.

 

A screenshot depicting the Teams pane in Microsoft Teams for the web.

 

In the Chats pane, you can search for individual users by first name, last name, or e-mail address.

 

A screenshot depicting the Chat pane in Microsoft Teams for the web. 

 

Teams is great for sharing content; when you’re composing a message, click on the “Attach” icon to send any type of file, whether it’s to one person or a Team chat!

 

A screenshot depicting the "Attach" button in a chat in Microsoft Teams for the web.

 

Microsoft Teams is also available for your smartphone! Get it on Google Play or in the App Store.

 

To download the Microsoft Teams client on your Stockton desktop or laptop, open the Software Center and click on the Teams icon.

 

A screenshot depicting the Microsoft Teams icon in Stockton's Software Center.

 

For additional Information on maximizing your Microsoft Teams experience, check out this Teams short course on Lynda.com.