5 Simple Steps Enabling Microsoft Teams

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posted by Khoa Quach
on Nov 16, 2016

Earlier this month, Microsoft unveiled their latest chat Microsoft Teams. It made quite the impression; as such tool is a nice addition to the current productivity tool from the Office 365 package. As for now, Business Essentials, Business Premium, and Enterprise E1, E3 and E5 will benefit from the tool. Microsoft Teams will also be available to customers who purchased E4 prior to its retirement. It’s not available to Office 365 Education and Government customers at this time.

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Although I had no issue finding information about the tool, it was a little trickier to install on our Office 365 subscription. Not hard, just a bit tricky. So here is a 5-step note for those who just want to try it out quickly.


Step 1

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Go to your Office 365 admin > Settings > Services & Add-ins > click on “Microsoft Teams” and turn it on.
Note: there is an option for Bots which I will elaborate in a future post (This is really exciting stuff actually!)


Step 2

Microsoft Teams

I expected to see a tile show on my app launcher but nothing. So the trick was to read some support ticket and find the direct URL: https://teams.microsoft.com/


Step 3

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Create a team name and description


Step 4

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Add people (nicely connecting to our Office 365 Users ledger)


Step 5

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That’s it. If you plan on using client versions, go to: https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads

Source: blogs.office.com