Microsoft Teams: Quick guide
Microsoft Teams is an Aalto Office 365 application, and it enables efficient teamwork. Teams is available to all employees and students at Aalto University. It suits well for e.g. projects, student groups, and service teams. Aalto has both the browser version and the desktop application, and a mobile version is available for phones.
- Teams brings together a team's conversations, files, and meetings. The Teams' workspaces can be modified easily to fit the exact collaboration needs of each team.
- The conversations on the team channels reduce the need to send emails back and forth, and all members of the team can participate. The conversations can be searched and the topics filtered afterward.
- Teams enables online meetings with audio, chat, and video. Also, other familiar features from Skype, such as 1:1 and one-to-many chats and calls are available in Teams.
- The team members can co-author and comment documents easily when the document is saved to Teams.
Detailed instructions are available at: https://support.office.com/en-us/teams
Detailed instructions: Microsoft Teams / Meetings and calls
Downloading the Microsoft Teams application
Windows / Mac
By default the Microsoft Teams application is installed on Aalto workstations.
In case your Aalto workstation doesn't have Teams installed, contact IT Services at: [email protected]
The beta verson of client application for Linux can be downloaded from https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads. Also browser use is possible (see below.)
The Microsoft Teams application can be downloaded to mobile devices that run on the Android or iOS operating system. Note! You need a network connection (LAN, WLAN, mobile data) when you use the Microsoft Teams application with a mobile device.
Android devices: Google Play
IOS devices: App Store
You can download the Microsoft Teams application for personal devices from here: https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads
Using Microsoft Teams with a browser
Log in to Microsoft Teams https://teams.microsoft.com/
You can also use the Microsoft Teams program with a browser (see the link above), in which case you do not have to install a separate application. Microsoft Teams supports the following browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer 10 or later, Safari, Chrome. More detailed browser limitations here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/limits-specifications-teams#browsers
Aalto students and employees can use the Microsoft 365 services (includes OneDrive, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) on their work and home devices.
Aalto University students and employees are provided, free of charge, with Microsoft Office 365 programs (e.g., Word, Excel and PowerPoint) for their own devices (computers, tablets, and smartphones) with the Microsoft Office ProPlus programme (for students, this is also referred to as ‘Student Advantage’).
Microsoft Teams is a convenient collaboration tool for all people of Aalto.