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Top 10 Most Used Microsoft Teams Features

Are you new to Microsoft Teams? Have you recently updated to Microsoft 365 and want to use the platform to improve collaboration and productivity? Microsoft Teams is used by more than 145 million daily active users, yet many are unaware of the endless features available.
Here are the top 10 most used Microsoft Teams features.

Why Should You Use Microsoft Teams Over Other Chat Tools?

The way the world works has changed forever.

For businesses to collaborate and work effectively, they need to make communication as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Chat and collaboration platforms have steadily become more popular over the last few years as more people work remotely.

New Feature for Microsoft Teams "Cross Channel Posting'

New Feature for Microsoft Teams 

All end-users will soon be able to edit the content and channel distribution of a Microsoft Teams message after it has been posted. This feature does not apply to mobile.
Microsoft will be gradually rolling this out at the end of February 2020 with the completion sometime around March 15, 2020.

When using the Teams desktop app or Teams on the web, your users will see an option to edit a message and change how it has been cross-posted. 

Private Channels in Teams

Remember when Microsoft Teams launched a few years ago?

One of the items I thought was missing at the time was the ability to take private teams and from the team have private areas just for certain people. How many times do you have something HR or Accounting related and didn't need the information to be shared with everyone? We didn't want to create extra teams just for that purpose as we would have hundreds of teams.

Microsoft Teams Quick Hits #6

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Ever have a conversation or chat you wanted to go back and review?

Microsoft Teams has a way for you to do this very thing.

It's called bookmarking conversations or saving chats from within the UI.

This would be the best way to achieve this.

Now you can fall back in time and retrieve messages.

Microsoft Teams and Urgent Messages

Microsoft Teams is getting a new feature this month.

This is from the Message Center in Office 365, but in case you do not have access to this information here it is.

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Often wonder what can guests do while in Microsoft Teams?

Other things that guests can do are participate in channels, conversations, chats, and meetings; they also can share files in channels, add new channels and use the Wiki.

So to be a guest an email address must be used to invite the user. Once the guest is invited to join your team they can start to interact with Microsoft Teams and its members of the team.

Here are some of the items guests can do once they join:

Microsoft Office 365 Updates

Microsoft Updates for June 2019

We thought listing the items out would help to identify what had been communicated each week from Microsoft so you don't have to dig through weeks worth of updates. Will start posting these each moving forward.


Feature update: Updating capabilities in the SharePoint admin center.

We’re updating capabilities in the SharePoint admin center. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.  This does not impact Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.


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How do you set up meetings with outside or guest users with Microsoft Teams?

Most people use Microsoft Teams by adding meetings right from Outlook or from the client itself.

Create a Microsoft Teams Meeting

So basically anyone that has an email address can attend these meetings, which is very useful for users not in your organization.

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