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Sage Faculty and Employees have access to Microsoft Teams. Teams allows you to chat, call, and video chat with colleagues and coworkers.

We suggest that department heads create a team for their departments and invite other members of their department to their new team.

Here's how it's done

Install Microsoft Teams

You can install Microsoft Teams on a personal non-Sage PC or Mac by visiting https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads. Once the page loads you can download the application by clicking the "Download Teams" button.

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After you download teams install the application.

Sign-On to Teams

Once you have access to a PC with Microsoft Teams installed open the application, enter your Sage email, and then click "Sign in."

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On the next page within the authentication window, enter your Sage email and password.

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Create a Team

We suggest that department heads create a team for their departments and invite other members of their department to their new team.

Create a team with the people you want to chat with. Within each team, you can create chat rooms called channels. Generally, each channel has a topic and purpose that helps keep the conversation focused and productive.

To create a team click the "Join or create team" button located in the top right of the Teams client.

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Click the "Create team" button on the next page.

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Select a team type from the list.

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Fill out some information about the team.

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Finally, add members of your team by searching for their email.

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Using Teams

Once you've either created or joined your team you'll wanna start chatting, this is how! Once in your team, you'll see a list of channels on the left, you can use the list to switch between each channel. When chatting in a channel all members of the channel will get the message.

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On the left-hand side there is a button labeled "Chat." You can use this part of the application to send a direct message to anyone at Sage.

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You can use the pen & paper icon located at the top of the application to start a new direct message.

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After clicking the new message button, enter the email or name of the person you would like to message.

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More Information

For more information about using Microsoft Teams check out this video:

Wrapping up

This article provides an overview of installing and using Microsoft Teams.

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