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Online Meetings and Collaboration (Teams)

Microsoft Teams is an online collaboration workspace that brings together instant messaging, meetings, audio and video calls, desktop and file sharing, and more. It works seamlessly with Office 365 apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, SharePoint, and OneNote. Teams can help you to eliminate email chains, simplify searching, collaborate more efficiently, and organize your projects. View Pitt IT’s Teams webpage or UPMC Teams overview on Infonet.

You can create a team within Microsoft Teams to collaborate with colleagues on a project. A team is an online workspace shared by a group of people. Each team is made up of channels, which allow team members to discuss specific topics. Within a team, you can host meetings, conduct threaded chats, upload and share files, use @mentions to notify team members about important items, and much more.  

Both Pitt and UPMC staff members can create teams within their organizations. If someone from Pitt creates a team and invites a UPMC staff member to it, the UPMC staff member will need to temporarily switch to the Pitt organization to participate in that team. The reverse is also true. See below for more information on guest access and organizations.