Download Microsoft Teams for your device(s)
Visit the Microsoft Teams download page to download the Teams app for your device. You can download the app on multiple devices (including mobile devices) to stay connected wherever you are. Just click “More Options” beneath the Download button.
Sign in to Teams
- Start Teams
- In Windows, click Start >Microsoft Teams.
- On Mac, go to the Applications folder and click Microsoft Teams.
- On mobile, tap the Teams icon.
- On the web, visit https://teams.microsoft.com
- Sign in with your GBFHT email credentials (ex: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Note: The first time you start the app on your device, you’ll be prompted to enter your GBFHT email (email@example.com) and password to authenticate.
Familiarize yourself with the Teams interface
- Download the Teams Quick Start Guide (PDF).
- Check out the Microsoft Teams Interactive Demo
- Explore the activity feed
- Start a chat with a colleague
- Begin exploring how to stay on top of things when collaborating in Teams
- Learn how to schedule a meeting in Teams, how to start an instant meeting in Teams, and how to join a meeting in Teams
- Learn about teams and channels
Learn the Basics
Learn more about Teams calls and voicemail
Your GBFHT Microsoft Team
A Microsoft Team has been created for your GBFHT department. This is to be used as your dedicated workspace to collaborate with each other. You can create teams within your group, use an existing team as a template, or connect an existing Outlook group to a Microsoft Teams through self-service on the web, desktop client or mobile app.
Understand Privacy settings
Characteristics of a private team
- People who want to join a private team have to be approved by a team owner.
- Content in a private team can only be seen by the members of the team.
- Team owners can also create a link or a code for joining a team to facilitate passively adding members or can use an existing security group to add large number of members (e.g. department, business unit).
How to know that your Team is private?
A quick way to check whether a team is private is through the privacy status icon displayed in any standard team channel.
- If your team is set to public, Org will be displayed:
Explore Teams resources available
- Check out the resources available in the Teams Help Center, including video training.
- Teams Help within the app. Simply click on Help in the lower-left corner of your Teams client and Browse Topics.
- Visit the Meetings in Teams page to learn all about Teams Meetings from how to create a meeting, protecting your meetings, troubleshooting audio/video, and much more!
- Visit End-user training for Microsoft Teams for details on instructor-led and on-demand webinars.