Guides and resources
Get started with Microsoft 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.
Install Teams on Microsoft Windows
Install Teams on an Apple Mac
Download and install the app from Google Play
Download and install from the App Store
Creating new Microsoft Office files ready for collaboration in Teams.
Download from a channel, message or OneDrive folder
How Teams stores your chat files, and how to access them.
Working on the same file simultaneously with colleagues
Recover files which have been deleted
Share your documents for viewing or editing by colleagues
Create and format a post or announcement to start a conversation
Making and answering audio calls
Best practice for making Teams meetings accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing
Tips and advice for accessible and inclusive Teams meetings and live events
Chatting one-to-one or in groups
Information on the full Microsoft 365 package
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.