Getting Started with Teams
The primary differences between the free and subscription versions are:
- Teams free is limited to 300 members per organization vs. 5,000.
- Teams free has 10GB of shared storage and 2GB/user vs 1TB/user for the paid version.
- The paid version of Teams offers scheduled meetings, meeting recording, additional administrative tools, usage reporting, and configurable user settings and policies.
Microsoft Teams makes a desktop app available for Windows, and mobile apps available for iOS and Android. The desktop app provides additional controls in meetings, including desktop sharing.
Microsoft Teams Communications
For those times when a meeting is more productive than chat, Team Meetings allows for people inside and outside of the team to join an online meeting. Team Meetings supports audio, video, whiteboard, desktop app, and file sharing. Anyone with a web browser can join the meeting with a link, which can be provided via email or when scheduling a meeting.
File Sharing and Collaboration
For those using other cloud storage services, Teams can integrate with them. These alternative cloud storage locations include Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and ShareFile.
People Status and Activity
Extend Teams with Apps
- Create Teams based on security requirements of the information.
- Create Channels in teams to separate topics.
- Individuals outside the organization that you add to a Team will clearly be indicated with “guest” after their name.