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Microsoft Teams


Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage (including collaboration on files), and application integration. The service integrates with the Office 365 subscription office productivity suite and features extensions that can integrate with non-Microsoft products.

Teams can be used to host meetings and hold online classes and discussion sessions. Meetings can range in size from just two participants up to 1,000. Explore the information below to familiarize yourself with Microsoft Teams basics, catch up on hot topics, and learn about advanced features that will make the tool more useful for remote teaching, learning, and working.

Microsoft is retiring Skype for Business on July 31, 2021.

What do I need to get this service?

Be a current faculty, staff, student or an affiliate with an active UCMNetID. You may use Teams online or download and install it from the internet as part of your Office 365 licensed applications. 

What is included?

This application brings multiple tools together into one place: 

  • Instant messaging with individuals or groups 
  • Segregation of topics into “channels” for ease of management 
  • Content sharing from multiple places (One Drive, Box, etc.) 
  • Voice calls 
  • Video meetings 
  • Team Calendar 
How long does it take to get the service?

This service is available immediately upon acquiring an active status of student, faculty, or staff. 

How do I stop or change the service?

You may stop using and/or uninstall Teams at any time. 


This service is funded as an enterprise service for campus-wide use and there is no cost directly to users. However, there may be costs associated with some add-ons. Licensing or purchasing add-ons is the responsibility of the Team owner or organizer.    

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