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Many congratulations to the Teams Product Group on getting to launch today, I'm very excited to be able to start talking with people about this product now we are in public preview


Now, what can we call you, because the Teams Team does jsut sound weird ?

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@Steven Collier great to see you here. Yeah, we're not too sure what to call ourselves... but we couldn't let that get in the way of a great product name. I tend to say "... Read More

I have activated Microsoct Teams accross my entire organization and I can log in, but I receive this error whenever attempted to add anyone from my tenant. 

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Confirmed. WOrks here now too!

The issue was transient during the rollout of Microsoft Teams and has been addressed. You can add members within the app without getting the error.
Folks, this issue has been addressed. For a period of time there were some issues adding people to newly-created teams as we rolled out Microsoft Teams. That has been add... Read More
Works for me too. Thanks!

Managed to get it working.


Settings and Add-ins Under the o365 groups had to enabled

     Let group owners add people outside my organization to Office 365 groups


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I was a bit surprised to see that it does either of those things without asking. I know we're talking beta-level here, but a) that should never happen automatically, b) there should be a preference for it, and c) if you do enable it, there's no way that i

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Brian, great suggestion - I suggest you file this as feedback via the button on the lower left of the app.

How will Teams work for users without Exchange Online mailboxes?


what dependencies does it have on other services and licenses?

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Here's the quick summary: If the user's mailbox is in: Exchange online = usage is not encumbered - they can create teams, view their calendar, and configure connectors Ex... Read More
I just walked through some of the videos on deployment. Great info on dependencies here https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/introducing-microsoft-teams-in-preview-16877?l=1VQruH2AD_4001937548 Read More

I took a look through Microsoft Teams today. Here's my thoughts so far.


  • Free/included with Office 365 plans
  • Easy to enable and set up
  • Usable via web and all major platforms (Windows, Mac, iOS and Android apps available)
  • Good integration with a lot of thi
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Agreed on planner.  Absolutely.  That said, disagree with spacing and UI.  I think it's incredibly well layed out.  Just curious on your complaints (and not saying you're

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We are set up for hybrid SfB on prem / online, but no accounts in the cloud. Tried Teams out tonight, other than my own, there is no presence, no direct messaging, it doesn't seem to work. Is there a setup step I missed, or does it require SfB Online?
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My favorite applications in the Office Suite are OneNote and Delve for the way they allow collaboration and surfacing of information.  I also have been wanting to get my coworkers to jump on Yammer because I see the potential, especially after the recent

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Sharing comment from @Paul Cannon posted earlier: You may want to take the time for that (watch the webcast)- the question you ask about Yammer really is good and extends... Read More

This might help from the Sharegate blog:



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See my reply to a similar question above... I think the short answer is that Yammer is optimal for larger groups and company-wide transparency, and Teams is optimal for s

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you can add Yammer connector to a teams channel...

Any insights into when this would be generally available for use and out of "Preview"?

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We announced today that we are expecting to release GA in the first quarter of 2017. https://blogs.office.com/2016/11/02/introducing-microsoft-teams-the-chat-based-workspace-in-office-365/ Read More
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Using the latest Mac client, cannot see the thumbsup/like icon/action on conversations.   I can see the bookmark/save icon though.   Is this not yet released?

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Thumbs up is available in Channel conversations but not in 1:1 or group chats



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Two ways to discuss a document. 

  1. Attach it to a conversation - This will upload the document to the Team's document library and the root of the folder for the channel. 
    Or if you want more control as to where the document is uploaded.
  2. Open Files, visit the f
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We've had a couple of questions about how you get that fancy green ring around your avatar that designates you as an MVP.  If you are an MVP and would like to be recognized as one, shoot the MSFT Tech Community Management Team and they'll get you all set

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After learning that i can't offer this to just a portion of users in our tenant yet, i'd like to try it on a test tenant instead.  I don't see a way in the client to signout and signin as another user.  Does that exist?

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Test tenant (or trial tenant) is a good way to experiment for now. Per-user configs are coming soon via a service plan switch.
You can Logout from Teams in one of two ways: Right click on Teams in Notification area and select Logout, or select Logout from the Settings menu within Teams applicatio... Read More

Looks like once you're signing into a tenant with the service enabled, you can sign out.. but not if the service is turned off for your tenant.  May be an opportuntity

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Hi, I have noticed that @someone mentions only work in Reply fields, but not in "Start a new conversation" fields. Is that how it is supposed to work?


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@mentions work everywhere in team conversations. They are not supported in private chats.

No, you can start a conversation and then @Donna Patterson to get someone's attention. They will get the notifcation that they were mentioned and you will see the color o

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Noticed some other @someone mention bugs... cc @Michael Holste @Michael Holste
Works fine for me in Start a Conversation.

Don't just stop at IM/Chat based conversations in Microsoft Teams.

  • Use the video meetings and share your desktop to present. 
  • Chat during those meetings with IM and the conversation is added to the channel
  • While in the meeting, open the Notes tab and take me
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Great post, @Darrell Webster - would love to hear how different organizations are using the many features you listed.  Thanks for starting the convesation!

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you can find readiness for IT Pros here:


Introduction to Microsoft Teams
This session will explain why Microsoft Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365. With Microsoft Teams, all your team conversations and context - all the related files, n

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Michael, thank you for reporting the issue. We are investigating.
Does the site have a space in it?

We have a mixed E3 / Small business tenant but the option to turn on teams is not available in https://portal.office.com/adminportal/home#/Settings/ServicesAndAddIns. Am I missing anything?

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You're right Robert. It is still rolling out to tenants. It can take a while to flick a switch like this and make Teams available to the hundreds of thousands of Office 3... Read More
If it can help anyone I just had to wait about 1h and it appeared.

Can we enable this for only certain users or O365 groups? We don't exactly want to immediately turn this on for everyone in our large organization.

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Hi @Michael King - This capability is planned & coming soon.  No possible today.  We will communicate via the community when you can.  Thanks!

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According to a FAQ I saw on microsoft's site it isn't currently able to be done. It's the entire tenant or no one. I'll see if I can find a link.

We love feedback!  It's how we create new products and make enhancements to existing products to fit what you need.  To make sure we capture all product feedback and have an opportunity to triage each item, we have set up a UserVoice site that is regularl

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HEY FOLKS! Please provide your ideas & feedback as a NEW DISCUSSION in this space, so that we can have a separate thread to capture your thoughts, and can pull the right ... Read More
So, when you want to add or link a SharePoint site, the box pops up, and the "relevant sites" only show you the top 3 sites, there is no way to choose a different site, o... Read More
@CARMINE POLIANDRO, visit teams.microsoft.com. You'll also be able to download the desktop client from there. Read More
https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads for the clients and Teams doesn't require any existing Lync/SfB onPrem or online service. Read More

How do I actually get TEAMS the app running?

I have already ebabled it in settings but where do I acccess the actual interface?

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

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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.

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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 Read More

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

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Not in our tenant yet.. Hopefully it will appear today at some point?
Downloads are available too - https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads

I created an entry for my team, and all my personal Outlook calendar entries got sucked into the Teams calendar. Deleting entries in Teams also deletes them from Outlook. How can I remove these irrelevant entries from the Teams calendar while preserving t

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Hi Mark. Your personal calendar events are displayed only to you. Microsoft Teams are showing an aggregated view of your events and any Team meetings you have created. Ot... Read More
are they visible to the other team members? I wonder if it's just displaying your calendar for context. I see the same thing. If it actually imported my calendar to the t... Read More

Just incase you haven't noticed them yet - we have a series of blogs which we will continue to update with new resources, tips & tricks, product updates & customer stories.  If there are topics you'd like to hear more about, please let us know.  Intereste

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Is Microsoft Teams strictly for internal teams? or can you invite external users into the Teams? 

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If you haven't already uploaded an avatar, completed your community profile, or set up your email preferences, be sure you check out this 'getting started' guide (Part 1) which has all of that information in one single location.  We all want to know who e

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