Tips, Hacks & Shortcuts In Microsoft Teams

Any given application you use likely has a few features you’re not aware of. Learning to use them can vastly improve your user experience. Are you sure you know about every feature Microsoft Teams has to offer?

The more you know about the software you use every day, the more productive and effective you’ll become while you’re using it.

Case in point: if you and your staff are going to use Microsoft Teams every day, then you would certainly benefit from knowing more about it, right?

After all, Microsoft is currently offering a free 6-month trial of Microsoft Office 365 E1, including Microsoft Teams, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s never been a better time to learn everything you can about Microsoft Teams.

Check out our latest webinar to learn tips and tricks for getting more out of Microsoft Teams:

Tips, Hacks & Shortcuts In Microsoft Teams

  • To start a video meeting from a group chat, simply click the Video Call icon in the top right-hand corner of the group chat window. For an audio call, you can select the Audio Call icon instead.
  • A key difference between a Video Call and a Video Meetings is that you can enable live captions in the latter while recording, a feature you can access via the ellipsis icon “…”
  • When scheduling a meeting, you can add it to a specific channel (using the “Add Channel” field on the New meeting page), which will store the recording in that channel for later reference.
  • The search bar at the top of the Microsoft Teams window allows you to search for contacts, the content of your conversations, the titles of files, and more
  • You can use “/” to access a list of different types of information you can search or actions you can take, such as “/mentions” and “/whatsnew”, or “/available” to change your status, etc.
  • You can use “@” to search by specific people, as well as different topics, such as “@weather” or “@news”
  • You can also find files under the File tab on the left menu, showing you all files and where they are located
  • When composing a message, you can change the formatting using the rich text editor directly above the field, allowing you to change font, bold, italics, strikethrough, etc.
  • You can email an entire channel by clicking the ellipsis (“…”) next to any channel name, and selecting “Get email address”, which will generate an email address for the channel.
  • Under the ellipsis on the left-hand menu, you can access a vast number of apps that can be added to your organization’s Teams platform, from the “SecretaryBot” that helps you schedule meetings to integrations for Zoom and other third-party solutions

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