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Communities in Microsoft Teams
Joel Rollins

Communities in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has announced communities in Microsoft Teams.  This is a new experience that, according to Microsoft, enables people to come together, connect, share, and collaborate during and after gatherings.

Microsoft Teams already provides a number of ways to stay connected including sending chats, calling people, and sharing photos or files.  With the introduction of communities, you can now create a space for community groups to come together and share ideas.

With this new community experience, the user will be able to:
  • Easily post messages to everyone in the group.
  • Organize events and add them to the community calendar for everyone to see.
  • Share and store documents dedicated to group activity.
  • Filter content to quickly access photos, videos, events, and links.
Microsoft is making it simple to get started.  Simply create a community with suggested community types on the home screen. You can also add branding elements like a group picture for your community. Then, invite group members through their email address or phone number, or by sharing a link or QR code so they can join directly.
You’ll be able to easily manage the online community, too. Community owners have the ability to manage settings, set community guidelines, and moderate content by adding or removing participants and posts as needed to help community members feel safe.

Communities in Teams includes a new events experience for organizing virtual, hybrid, or in-person events. For instance, you can add new events or meetings to your community calendar, invite guests, track attendance, and follow up with attendees through direct private chats. When it comes to online events, you can easily add dial-in details and a link so your participants can join seamlessly. And for in-person events, you can add a location and give attendees precise directions with a visual map.
Communities in is currently available in Teams for iOS and Android and coming soon for desktop.
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