Faculty and Staff Now have Access to Microsoft Teams

Information Services & Technology is pleased to announce you have been successfully migrated to Microsoft Teams. Just like Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams allows you to hold scheduled or impromptu online meetings and chat with colleagues.

We have assembled a training resources page with helpful guides, videos and FAQs to help you navigate Teams like a pro.

How can I access Microsoft Teams?
The Microsoft Teams web app can be accessed by visiting https://teams.microsoft.com. Google Chrome is recommended.

To install the Microsoft Teams desktop application, download the installer. Microsoft Teams does not require administrative access to install on Windows. For assistance, please contact your IT support staff. Once installed, Microsoft Teams can be found in your Start Menu (Windows) or Applications folder (Mac).

Walk-in Sessions
IS&T will be hosting walk-in sessions on both the Charles River Campus and BUMC where you can come in, try Teams hands-on, and have any questions answered. There is no need to register; just drop in. The introductory sessions will be held on Monday, January 13th and Wednesday, January 15th as follows:

Webinar: Introduction to Teams Meeting & Chat
This 30-minute webinar will get you into Teams and up to speed on how to use the meeting and chat functions. The online sessions will be held:

  • Friday, January 17th, 11:00am – 11:30am
  • Wednesday, January 29th, 3:00pm – 3:30pm

You can register for either session at the IS&T Training Page.

For additional questions, please contact the IT Help Center by calling (617) 353-HELP or emailing ithelp@bu.edu.