Microsoft Teams

Quick Start Tutorials

What is Microsoft Teams?

With Microsoft Teams on your PC, Mac, or mobile device, you can:


  • Pull together a team.

  • Use chat instead of email.

  • Securely edit files at the same time.

  • See likes, @mentions, and replies with just a single tap.

  • Customize it by adding notes, web sites, and apps.

Sign in to Teams

Start Teams


  1. In Windows, click Start > Microsoft Teams.

  2. On Mac, go to the Applications folder and click Microsoft Teams.

  3. On mobile, tap the Teams icon.


Sign in with your Office 365 username and password

Pick a Team & Channel

A team is a collection of people, conversations, files, and tools — all in one place. A channel is a discussion in a team, dedicated to a department, project, or topic.


The best way to get familiar with teams and channels is to pick a team and channel and start exploring!


  1. Select Teams on the left side of the app and then pick a team.

    If you're not on a team and want to create one, see Onboard your teams.

  2. Select a channel and explore the Conversations, Files, and other tabs.

Chat in Teams

Share a File

Sometimes words aren't enough, and you need to post a file to a channel conversation.


  1. In your channel conversation, click Attach under the box where you type your message.

  2. Select from these options:

    • Recent

    • Browse Teams and Channels

    • OneDrive

    • Upload from my computer

  3. Select a file > Share a link.


If you're uploading a file from your computer, select a file, click Open, and then Send .

You can always see all the files you post to a channel by going to the Files tab.

Collaborate in Teams

Upload and Find Files Video Tutorials

Manage Teams Schedules with Shifts Video Tutorials

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