ITS upgraded Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams on June 1, 2020.
What do I need to know about the switch from Skype for Business to Teams?
Review Microsoft's article comparing the two services here.
Ever wished your team had one central hub to meet, work, share and chat? Now they do! Microsoft Teams is an entirely new team workspace in Office 365. It brings together several Microsoft apps in one location so your team has easy access to all the tools they need to work effectively. Share files, edit documents, take notes, schedule meetings, chat with the group all right in Teams.
Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, and apps together in one place.
Microsoft Teams provides the following features:
All UAlbany Faculty, Staff, and students can use Microsoft Teams to chat/IM, make video or voice calls, manage Teams Meetings, and create/use Teams within the service. External users may be granted access to be on a Team.
This is a UAlbany-hosted Microsoft Teams Team of the people, for the people, and by the people! Chat with other members of the UAlbany Community about using Teams. Ask questions about others' experiences, share ideas, and discover best practices with Microsoft Teams.
GET TEAMS APPS
The Microsoft Teams desktop client will be automatically installed on desktops connected to the UAlbany network starting March 11, 2020.
Install Microsoft Teams (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS)
Microsoft offers a unique set of accessibility features to efficiently navigate through Teams.
The desktop or mobile app version of Microsoft Teams is recommended over the web version. The web version may be difficult to navigate with a screen reader.
Watch a video Introducing Microsoft Teams: