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Teams and channels

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Teams and channels help you and the people you work with get organized with more focused conversations.

Favorite a channel

  • Select Select to favorite an item next to the channel to favorite it. You may need to select ## more channels at the end of the team's channels list to see all the channels.

    Note: Instead of "##", you'll see the number of other channels in that Team.

Create a new team

  1. Select Create team at the bottom on the teams list.

  2. Enter a name and short description for your team.

Add people to your team

  1. In the Create team dialog, enter a team member’s name, and select them from the list. You can also enter an email alias, security list, or Outlook group to add a group of people.

  2. Select Done.

Create a channel for your team

  1. Select Select to see more options next to the team name.

  2. Select Add channel.

  3. Enter a name and short description for your channel.

  4. Select Add.

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Teams and channels

Teams and channels help groups of people get organized with more focused conversations. 

Teams are the overall group of people working on a project. Teams are made up of channels, each covering a different topic. 

Teams can organize their channels however they like. Some teams choose a topic like "team events" or "presentations." Others go by department name, project, and some channels are just for fun. If you want to keep track of a particular channel and watch for new activity, you can favorite it. To do this, click "more", and then click the star icon. 

Channels you favorite will stay in view on your list. If you want it off the list, click here and then click Remove favorite

So now let's create a new team.  Teams can range in size from a small project team to a larger organization. Just click the Create team button.

Give your team a name. And add a short description if you like.  

Add people individually, or by email aliases and security groups, saving you the trouble of adding one-by-one.

Your team will start with one channel called "General". Use it for whatever you like.  Now let's create a channel for your new team. 

This is where you can add a channel and generally manage the team, including adding new members. 

Choose Add channel. Give your channel a name, describe it if you want, and click Add. That's it. 

You're now ready be productive with teams and channels. Try it out!

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