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Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app that helps your team stay organized and have conversations—all in one place.

  • Teams - Find channels to belong to or create your own. Inside channels you can hold on-the-spot meetings, have conversations, and share files.

  • Meetings - See everything you’ve got lined up for the day or week. Or, schedule a meeting. This calendar syncs with your Outlook calendar.

  • Calls - In some cases, if your organization has it set up, you can call anyone from Teams, even if they’re not using Teams.

  • Activity - Catch up on all your unread messages, @mentions, replies, and more.

Create and format a post

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Create and format a post or announcement to start a conversation in a channel.

  1. Select the New conversation button.

  2. Type a message.

  3. Select Format.

  4. To create an announcement, select a post type > Announcement.

  5. Type a headline and an optional subhead, and then add a color scheme or your own background image.

  6. Format your post including the following options:

    • Add a subject

    • Font size

    • Bold

    • Bulleted list or numbered list

    • Insert link

  7. Select Send.

Use the Tasks app

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The Tasks app in Microsoft Teams brings together your individual tasks from To Do and Outlook with your team tasks from Planner so you can more efficiently cross them off your lists.

You can also use the Tasks app to:

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