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Intro to Microsoft Teams
Intro to Microsoft Teams

Get started with Meetings

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Meetings are an essential place where work happens in Microsoft Teams — whether you're engaging an important client or catching up on a group discussion.

There are three parts to a Teams meeting:

  • Before: When you create and send out an invite.

  • During: When everyone meets.

  • After: When people share recaps and action items.

Try it!

Here are the basics of how to get started with meetings in Teams.

Before a meeting

Create a meeting and discover how to adjust your settings before you join one:

  1. Go to your Calendar and select New meeting.

  2. Add people to the invite such as colleagues in your organization or external guests.

  3. Add a location or make it an online meeting.

  4. Type an agenda.

  5. Check Scheduling Assistant to make sure your proposed time works for everyone.

  6. Choose to automatically record a meeting in case someone can't make it and select Send.

  7. Join a meeting from an email, a channel, a mobile device, or your calendar

  8. Choose your meetings settings from the pre-join screen, and select Join now.

During a meeting

Explore how to interact with others in a meeting:

  • Avoid the frustration of speaking over other people and select Raise your hand to share your thoughts.

  • Add your questions to the meeting chat to avoid interrupting a speaker.

  • Select React and choose a reaction to express how you feel in real-time.

  • Select Share to show a presentation, a window, or your entire screen.

After a meeting

Re-visit documents and follow-up with people after the meeting's done:

  • Go to your calendar invite to view shared files, the meeting recording, or transcript.

  • Share notes or action items with your team.

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