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Microsoft Teams

Guides and resources

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Get started with Teams

We've compiled a set of resources and how-to guides to help you get the most out of Microsoft Teams.

Got a question that's not covered here? Our FAQs page might have the answer.

Please note: Many of these links go directly to pages on the Microsoft website. The University of Manchester is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Installing Teams for the first time

If you have a managed University computer you can download Teams from the Software Center, and for unmanaged/personal devices from the Microsoft website. Step by step instructions are available below. You can also login and use Teams online (in a web browser) if you don't want to download it.

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Microsoft 365

Information on the full Microsoft 365 package

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Request a new Team

How to request a new Team, and guidelines for Team ownership

Please note that people outside the University (external contacts) can be invited to Teams meetings for video, voice calls and chat but for security reasons, sharing or downloading of files and other content is not enabled and they cannot be added to a group chat. It is also possible to hold video and voice calls and to chat with individuals who use Skype for Business.