Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams will be the focus of the March 26 Gies Connect lunch hour. Register here.

Microsoft Teams is a tool for remote team communication and collaboration. It improves on many features of email and Skype for Business and adds threaded conversation, organization (via channels), persistent & asynchronous direct messaging, audio and video calling, file sharing (including Box integration). The mobile experience of Microsoft Teams far outperforms Skype for Business.

All University of Illinois employees and students have access to Microsoft Teams as a part of Office 365.

Installing Microsoft Teams

There is a web version of Microsoft teams available via, but we recommend the desktop client version for better experience. You can download the client version at: Mobile versions of the app are available for iOS and Android.

Getting Started with Microsoft Teams

Creating a Microsoft Team

Once you have installed Microsoft Teams on your computer, you can create a Microsoft Team for the units, teams or groups you lead. If you need assistance after reviewing creating a new Microsoft Team tutorial, please complete a Microsoft Teams Setup Request and IT Partners will setup the new team for you.

Questions about Teams?

Have a question about how to do something in Microsoft Teams? We have established the ITP – Remote Work Tech space on Microsoft Teams. This space is intended to ask general how-to questions about remote work technology, including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, VPN, and Skype for Business.