Create and Manage Microsoft Teams

Environment

Microsoft Teams

Issue

Creating and Managing Teams

Resolution

Create a team in Microsoft Teams

  • Team creation is done via the teammate tool https://teammate.euc.it.umich.edu/ 
    • Login with your uniqname (NOT the group you are trying to use to create)
  • In the drop-down list of the tool, select the MCommunity group that the team will be created with
  • Only MCommunity group owners can create new Microsoft Teams

Add Team Members (Recommended Steps)

*NOTE: Members added to Teams from within Microsoft Teams is an option, but the member will only be added temporarily. When Teams sync with MCommunity that member WILL be removed. To add members to the team permanently, you MUST add them to the MCommunity Group associated with the team.

  • Team members should be added to the MCommunity group first
  • This is the ONLY way that members will permanently be added to the team
  • If the member is added via the web or the Microsoft Teams app, they will be removed when Teams sync with MCommunity

Remove Team Members

  • Remove member from the MCommunity group
  • If someone leaves a Microsoft Team (while within Teams) and they are still in the MCommunity group associated with the Team, they will be re-added to the team within 24 hours.

Additional Information

To Add Team Members via the Teams app or Web (Not Recommended but Optional)

NOTE: Members added to Teams from within Microsoft Teams is an option, but the member will only be added temporarily. When Teams sync with MCommunity that member WILL be removed.To add members to the team permanently, you MUST add them to the MCommunity Group associated with the team. If someone leaves a Microsoft Team (while within Teams) and they are still in the MCommunity group associated with the Team, they will be re-added to the team within 24 hours.

  • Go to the main Teams overview grid
  • Navigate to the team’s profile page
  • Here you can see the members, owners, guests that belong to the team, along with all team’s channels and settings
  • From the team profile page, feel free to:
    • set whether members can edit and delete sent messages – in Conversation settings
    • set whether the team is public or private – in Privacy settings
    • add new members
  • Click More options > Add member
  • Start typing a name to add to your team
  • Type the email addresses for adding people outside your organization as guests
  • Once all team members are added, just select Add
  • Then, select Close
  • People you’ve added will receive an email letting them know they are now members of your team

Known Issues

If people add external users within Microsoft Teams to a team; those external email addresses/accounts are NOT PURGED daily via Teammate, as they are external, non-U-M accounts.

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Details

Article ID: 4258
Created
Tue 1/12/21 2:16 PM
Modified
Tue 10/25/22 10:00 AM

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