Introduction to Microsoft Teams

MS Teams will be taking over from Skype for Business as the Trusts main Video conferencing platform, essentially it is a hub which will enable you and your colleagues to send instant messages, make internal calls, share, edit and collaborate on files and documents in one central, secure location.

Video conferencing

Make meetings more personal and increase your productivity by collaborating in real time.

Screen sharing

Keep everyone on the same page by sharing your screen so they can see the same content.

Apps and workflows

Streamline tasks and critical business processes by integrating apps and workflows.

Watch these interactive demos to learn more about key features, tips, and tricks.

Teams basics

Learn how to create and manage teams and channels, chat with your team members using @mentions, turn on language translation, and share files. Start demo

Meetings and chats

Learn how to transition from a chat to a call for deeper collaboration, manage calendar invites, join a meeting directly in Teams, and use background effects. Start demo

Tips and tricks

Learn how to set your availability status, stay up to date with the activity feed, and create group chats and coauthor shared files for real-time collaboration. Start demo

These sessions will be provided by the IT Service Team is approximately 1.5 Hours and will cover the following:

Home screen

Screen sharing

Using the option to share desktop, make users aware that you can see all information open on their desktops, this functionality is useful if you are for example want to show right click function i.e. Medway, if sharing power point you can just us share screen option. MS Teams enables you to connect and collaborate with colleagues using chat in real time, hold meetings, catch up on unread messages, @mentions, replies, and more.


Catch up on all your unread messages, @mentions, replies, and more

Instant messaging (Chat)

Private or group chat (please be aware if you share your desktop that other people can see your chats)


Teams is where you can see the list of all the teams you are associated to. Teams are made up of channels. You can build them by topic, department.

  • Channels are where the real work gets done.
  • Inside channels you can hold on-the-spot meetings, share posts, and share files.
  • At the top of each channel, you'll find tabs.
  • They're like links to your favourite files, apps, and services.


You can see everything you've got lined up for the day or week. Or, schedule a meeting. This calendar syncs with your Outlook calendar.

  • To get to an online meeting select the Join button.


Is your history log/speed dials and voicemail, you can make calls to other colleagues within the organisation from here


There is limited access to available apps within MS Team - please note these are limited to your organisation

Mobile app

Is available to download


All  files shared across teams you are associated to and stored on the cloud – please note they are not saved to your G or H drive.

Note - Training Sessions will be delivered using MS Teams

To arrange training please e-mail