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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a messaging platform for your group, team, or department. It provides a workspace for real-time collaboration and communication, meetings, plus files and app sharing.

Teams includes the following tools and capabilities:

  • Chat-based collaboration hub
  • Keeps all conversations in one place
  • Create, upload, store and share files in one place
  • Integrates with Planner to organize and manage tasks
  • Virtual space for meetings that include audio, video, and recording capabilities
  • Each team comes with SharePoint site in the background

Maximum limits and Specifications

To review restrictions and limitations, such as storage limits and maximum limits on number of teams, members, etc. go to Microsoft's Limits and Specifications site for the most current information. 

MS Teams Overview 





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Instructors Using Teams

Instructors wanting to add Teams to their course should start at the Education Technology site for best practices and assistance. 

Information Security

Microsoft Teams is a secure environment for storing most of your data. While Microsoft cloud platforms are fully compliant with all regulatory frameworks, speak with your TSC staff first if you are going to store Critical data (formerly Level 1/Confidential) in your Teams site.

Training Workshops

KU faculty, staff and students can sign up for courses at no cost at workshops.ku.edu.

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