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Free Microsoft Teams Course from Microsoft Learn


Microsoft Learn is a collection of free online courses from Microsoft. They have recently made available the Manage team collaboration with Microsoft Teams Learning path.

  • Manage team collaboration with Microsoft Teams learning oath introduces you to the features and capabilities of Microsoft Teams
  • Use Teams to facilitate teamwork and communication within your organization, both on and off-premises, on a wide range of devices—from desktops to tablets to phones
  • How Teams provides a comprehensive and flexible environment for collaboration across applications and devices

You can check out the free course here

There are 5 modules in the learning path:

Prepare for a Teams deployment with Microsoft 365

Review the Microsoft Teams user experience and learn about requirements and important considerations for deploying Teams as part of a Microsoft 365 installation. You’ll also learn about governance policies, such as expiration, retention, and archiving.

At the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • Describe Teams capabilities and user experience.
  • Explain Teams core technologies.
  • Understand Teams management tools.
  • Explain Teams licensing.
  • Plan for Teams governance.
  • Plan for lifecycle management.
  • Describe the Teams networking requirements.

Deploy Microsoft Teams clients

Learn about the various Microsoft Teams clients, including desktop, web, and mobile clients. Discover how to deploy each type of client and how the update process works.

At the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • Describe the differences between the different types of Teams clients.
  • Explain how to deploy and turn on Teams clients.


Manage Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams gives administrators and IT professionals the tools they need to effectively manage team communication, collaboration, and compliance while taking advantage of the rich apps and features offered by Microsoft 365. Learn how to create teams and manage their members by determining roles, access, and messaging policies for both internal and external users.

At the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • Understand how to create an organization-wide team.
  • Designate Teams roles.
  • Manage guest access.
  • Manage external access.
  • Manage dynamic membership.
  • Manage messaging policies.


Manage apps, bots, and connectors in Microsoft Teams

Discover how apps, bots, and connectors increase the power of Microsoft Teams. Learn how to manage them as you plan your organization’s Teams rollout.

At the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • Describe what Microsoft Teams apps, bots, and connectors are and what they do.
  • Explain how to manage apps through app policies.
  • Configure and manage bots for private chats and channels.
  • Describe ways you can interact with apps and services in Teams.


Manage meetings, conferences, and events with Microsoft Teams

Learn how to plan and manage Microsoft Teams meetings and conferences. Discover how audio conferencing and live events work in Teams.

At the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • Plan for meeting and conferencing deployment.
  • Manage meeting policies and settings.
  • Manage meeting recordings.
  • Plan for audio conferencing.
  • Plan for live events.
  • Monitor call quality.

About the author

Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems.

Tom stays up to date with industry developments and shares news and his opinions on his blog, Microsoft Teams Podcast and email list. He is a regular speaker at events around the world.


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