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Laurie Pottmeyer
Microsoft

Have you or are you getting ready to share Microsoft Teams with your end-users?  If so, be sure you share these helpful resources with them to help them succeed & adopt!

 

'Connect your Team': https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=831848

'Achieve more Together':  https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=831850 

 

Want a quick tour to share?  Here's a video tour of Microsoft Teams: https://youtu.be/bhIzp2tFXYQ

Other helpful how-to videos are listed in the blog, here.

 

What other resources do you need to help on-board your users?  Share with us, below!

 

 

Take a quick tour of Microsoft Teams.
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Great announcement on Microsoft Teams. Great job, Microsoft!

I don't see an option to turn on Microsoft Teams in the tenant.  I am in the "Services and Addins" area in the admin portal.  https://portal.office.com/adminportal/home#/Settings/ServicesAndAddIns   I watched the Microsoft Mechanics video about Microsoft Teams, but the Microsoft Teams option doesn't show yet.  What do I need to do to try this out?

Same here.

Same here

Doesn't seem like they've turned it on yet.

Yeah, I'm excited to try out this new product. Just need to be able to turn it on!
Same here..no Teams option in my tenant yet.
I'm excited to turn this on too. Any word on when we'll see the option to enable the service in our Admin control panel?

A great announcement and I'm excited for this product.

 

I will admit I have not watched the webcast so I am not sure if this has been answered.

 

Where does this fit in with regards to the different communication options? Teams Vs Yammer etc. There is a lot of Function overlap with Yammer and I'd just like to understand the positioning on this so I can market it correctly to my clients.

The announcement says today. But here it is today, and it is not available. I hope the product isn't like the release of the public preview. It looks like a great tool for our users.

Not showing up in mine either. Do you think this will be an alternative to the lack of persistent chat in SfB online?

I was able to simply go to http://teams.microsoft.com and signin in with my OrgID...and it asked if I wanted to enable teams for my organization.  I don't know if that is the exact process, but that worked for my Office 365 tenant.  

have to go into services and add-ins
Downloads are available too - https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads

You will see the option to turn on Microsoft Teams in the admin portal under services and addins within the hour - we will update everyone once it's live. 

Not in our tenant yet.. Hopefully it will appear today at some point?

Hi @David Monk - stand by!

You will see the option to turn on Microsoft Teams in the admin portal under services and addins within the hour - we will update everyone once it's live. 

The admin portal switch is now live! Go to admin portal, or click the button for admins (login as an admin) at https://teams.microsoft.com/. Go to Settings>Services & add-ins and look for Microsoft Teams.

 

It's propagating across our data centers so if it doesn't show up for you right now, please check again in a minute.

Thanks Laurie!

Is it available for all users in all countries at launch or is it US only like the Bookings app?

There are also some additional granular feature controls you can adjust that my I put a screen capture on my blog http://blog.ucomsgeek.com/2016/11/how-to-enable-microsoft-teams-preview.html
I'm able to log in but can't add anyone to my team. I get user permission errors, even though individually every can log in and create their own team.

"The user does not have permissions to access Microsoft Teams."

Be sure to logoff and back on to admin portal. I had to do that to get it to show up.

You may want to take the time for that (watch the webcast)- the question you ask about Yammer really is good and extends out to other core products.

 

Yammer is a key part of our Office 365 collaboration vision to help people connect across a company and used by 85% of the Fortune 500.  We continue to invest in new Yammer features, including integrations with Delve, Office Video, and Skype Meeting Broadcast. Yammer is great for cross-organizational conversations where one-to-many conversations are critical. 

 

Microsoft Teams is focused on highly interactive teams with a very specific goal or goals in mind. If you think about 1:FEW versus 1:MANY as a spectrum, I think it gets clearer.

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