M365 / Microsoft Teams – Introduction to Microsoft Teams – for beginners / Administrators (help to prepare interviews and respective certifications) – Part 1

Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams

Hi All,

Greetings for the day 🙂 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 🙂

What is Microsoft Team

  • Microsoft Teams is hub for teamwork in Microsoft 365
  • Teams is a chat-based workspace
  • With Microsoft Teams we can do chatting, meetings, calling and lots of other features which we will explore in upcoming articles
  • We can launch Teams from Office 365 apps as
Office 365 Apps - Microsoft Teams
Fig: Office 365 Apps – Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams - https://teams.microsoft.com
Fig: Microsoft Teams – https://teams.microsoft.com
  • We could log in to Teams with our M365 account

What are Teams

  • A Team is nothing but SharePoint site behind the scene
  • A team contains group of uses, content (documents, wikis, images, public / private chat, calendar, meeting details and so on)
  • Teams are a collection of people, content, and tools surrounding different projects and outcomes within an organization
  • There are private team, public team and Org-wide Team
    • Private Team : In private team only invited users have access
    • Public Team : Any user from the organization can join the team
    • Org-wide Team : Every use from our organization joins automatically
Microsoft Teams - Teams creation options
Fig: Microsoft Teams – Teams creation options
  • Teams is built on Microsoft 365 groups, Microsoft Graph, and security, compliance and manageability of Microsoft 365

What are channels

  • Channels are dedicated sections within a team that keep conversations organized by specific topics, projects, or disciplines
  • When we create a new Team default “General” channel is created as in below Fig
Microsoft Teams - General channel
Fig: Microsoft Teams – General channel
  • In Posts section of our channel, team members can do conversations
  • File can be uploaded / shared under Files tab. These files are stored in SharePoint
  • Each channel has separate folder in document library of SharePoint site
  • We can extend channels with apps, bots, tabs, connectors and so on

What is Microsoft 365 Group

  • Microsoft 365 Groups is the membership service of Microsoft 365
  • With Microsoft 365 Groups, you can give a group of people access to a collection of shared resources as
    • A shared Outlook inbox
    • A shared Calendar
    • A SharePoint document library
    • A Planner
    • A Onenote notebook
    • Power BI
    • Yammer –  if the group was created from Yammer
    • A Team – if the group was created from Teams
    • A Roadmap – if we have project for the web
    • Stream
Microsoft Teams - Microsoft 365 Groups and related services
Fig : Microsoft Teams – Microsoft 365 Groups and related services
  • With Microsoft 365 group we don’t need to give permissions separately to above resources. When we add users to the group it automatically gives the permission to the respective resources
  • When we create a M365 group in SharePoint or in Outlook, group is visible in Outlook
  • When Team in Teams is created by default M365 group is hidden in Outlook but with PowerShell we can make it visible

How Teams are related with Microsoft Group

  • When we create Team, Microsoft 365 group is created to manage team members
  • The group related services are also created like SharePoint Team site
  • If we remove a member of team, they are removed from Microsoft 365 Group as well
  • If we remove a member from Group, user will be removed from the Team and Channel

How does Teams supports Managed Identities

  • Teams supports all identity models that are available with Microsoft 365
  • Teams leverages identities stored in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
  • Team uses three identity models
    • Cloud Identity – User is created and managed in Microsoft 365 and stored in Azure AD
    • Synchronized Identity – User identity is managed in On-Premises server
    • Federated Identity – requires a synchronized identity where user password is verified by on-premises identity provider like ADFS

Which regions Teams support to store data

  • Teams store data in geographic region associated with our Tenant
  • Currently, Team supports the Australia, Canada, France, India, South Africa, South Korea, United Kingdom, Americas, APAC and EMEA regions

Which are the Team Management Tools

  • GUI Tools
    • Microsoft Teams admin center
    • Azure Active Directory admin center
    • Microsoft 365 admin center
    • Microsoft 365 security center and compliance center
  • Command-line and automation tools
    • PowerShell, for configuration and limited lifecycle management
    • Graph API, for lifecycle management

I’ll stop here 🙂 In next upcoming articles I’ll share more about Microsoft Teams, M365 Groups.

We will have other very good team articles, to know more about teams kindly please have a look – https://knowledge-junction.com/?s=Teams

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Prasham Sabadra

LIFE IS VERY BEAUTIFUL :) ENJOY THE WHOLE JOURNEY :) Founder of Knowledge Junction and live-beautiful-life.com, Author, Learner, Passionate Techie, avid reader. Certified Professional Workshop Facilitator / Public Speaker. Scrum Foundation Professional certificated. Motivational, Behavioral , Technical speaker. Speaks in various events including SharePoint Saturdays, Boot camps, Collages / Schools, local chapter. Can reach me for Microsoft 365, Azure, DevOps, SharePoint, Teams, Power Platform, JavaScript.

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  1. Yogesh Meher says:

    Thanks for sharing this article.

  1. July 21, 2021

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