Microsoft Teams Training modules for IT Pros

Published Feb 20 2019 04:05 AM 45.8K Views

The Teams product group released additional readiness material for IT Pros. IT Pros can use the material for their own education, train others or deliver workshops.

Fantastic content
The training modules are built to enable skills around Microsoft Teams for IT Pros at customers and partners. Modules always consist of a video and PowerPoint deck.

They are always built with the needs of an IT Pro in mind: what does an IT Pro need to know to successfully plan, configure and run Teams to provide the best possible experience to their end users? How does Teams affect the customers current environment? What are the key learnings and actions for each of the topic areas?

Feel free to use these resources for your own learning or use it to deliver the content to others – maybe in a training session or technical workshop.

The content will be updated, as needed, to keep up with changes in the product, so it might make sense to always check for the latest version.

…and where to find it
Links to the videos and the PowerPoint decks can be found on our Admin training for Microsoft Teams page. Also, if you just want to grab some popcorn and watch all the video, we have this handy playlist for you: Teams Academy for IT Pros.

In the spotlight: Foundations – Core Components
Let’s take a deeper look at one of the modules “Foundations – Core Components”. Originally released in June 2018, @Bryan Nyce just refreshed the recording recently to keep up with the changes in Teams.

The module covers how Teams interacts with Office 365:




  • Architecture of Microsoft Teams – Which services does Teams interact with and where are files stored?
  • Azure Active Directory – What identity models can be used with Teams?
  • Office 365 Groups – What are Groups and how does Teams leverage them?
  • SharePoint and OneDrive for Business – When is SharePoint used vs. OneDrive for Business? What happens if I don’t have SharePoint and/or OneDrive for Business?
  • Exchange – Can I use Exchange on-premises? If so, what are the special considerations?

After consuming the module, the audience will understand to what how Teams leverages Office 365 and what the requirements are for an optimal user experience. The PowerPoint can also be used to run a workshop with infrastructure teams before rolling out Teams.
Foundations – Core components: Video | Deck


Get started!

  1. Watch the recordings on YouTube
  2. Download the decks
  3. Use them for your own readiness or present them to others
  4. Give us feedback and fill out our survey 
  5. For questions or comments post under this article or in the forum using the “IT Pro Training” label.
New Contributor

Add 'Microsoft Teams' to the title of the post. It is hard to find relevant content with vague and generic title.


@Vamsi K K, thanks a lot for the suggestion, I updated the title. 

New Contributor

@Thomas Binder  Thanks for your attention to quality. have a nice day!

Occasional Visitor

I don't know if this is the appropriate place to post this type of question, but if it's not I'm really hoping someone here can at least get me pointed in an appropriate direction.

I have been tasked with evaluating the Microsoft Teams product against a list of requirements that will eventually be used to determine whether or not my DoD program purchases Teams to fulfill a requirement we have to provide a collaborative briefing solution. I seem to be running into nothing but brick walls as I endeavor to do this, and I could really use some help. While not all inclusive by any means, here are a few of the things I am trying to determine:


How many concurrent connections can the MS Teams white-boarding services support?

Does the MS Teams white-boarding capability allow both near-end and far-end users to interact with and manipulate the white board contents?

What file sharing capabilities does MS Teams support for users engaged in a conference? What data rates are reserved for these transfers?

What video standards does MS Teams adhere to (H.239, H.261, H.263, and H.264 are specifically called out)

Same question but for audio (G.711, G.722, G722.1, and G.728 are specifically called out)


Thanks in advance for any help or guidance provided; have a great day!


Occasional Visitor

@ChuckReel_2563not sure about the whiteboard bits but the teams client video/audio support is detailed here

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