Microsoft Teams is an enterprise-wide collaboration suite that lives within UWM’s Microsoft 365 environment. At its core, Teams provides chat, audio calling, video calling, screen share, and more with individuals and groups outside of a team structure. Teams is available via web browser, desktop application, and mobile app. Key features of Teams include:
Chat is at the center of whatever you do in Teams. From individual chats with just one other person to group chats and conversations in channels—chat has you covered.
Meetings in Teams include audio, video, and screen sharing. They are one of the key ways to collaborate in Teams.
UWM has an Enterprise Voice license which allows us to use the calling feature of Teams to call anyone from Teams, even if they are not using Teams. Teams allows faculty and staff at UWM to have their own phone number and access to key calling features, such as voicemail.
Teams utilizes a technology called VoIP that converts your voice into a digital signal, allowing you to make a call directly from a computer, a VoIP phone, or other data-driven devices. You may also hear it referred to as IP telephony, internet telephony, broadband telephony, or broadband phone service.
Large Online Events
With Teams live events, you can broadcast video and meeting content to large online audiences.
Service InformationService Access
This service uses multi-factor authentication to verify the identity of users. The user must have an active ePantherID and password to log in to this service.
Access is granted automatically only to those with an active ePantherID account.
Access to this service is removed when an individual is no longer employed by UWM or no longer a current student at UWM.
This service is available 24/7 except during scheduled maintenance periods and unscheduled outages. For information about timeframes when service is unavailable, visit uwm.edu/help.
Scheduled Maintenance Window
UWM Microsoft admins can view the status of services and find out when maintenance is scheduled. Service health information is available at any time by signing in.
Scheduled or Unplanned Outages
Information about scheduled or unplanned outages is available at uwm.edu/help.
On the Web
On Your Desktop
It is recommended that you use the Teams desktop application for full functionality. All UWM-managed computers have the Microsoft Teams client installed. The client is feature-rich and can be used for chat, meetings, phone calls, sharing files, etc.
Download the Mobile App
Take Teams on the go with the Teams mobile app for Apple iOS or Android from your mobile device’s app store or click the following link from a browser on your mobile device: https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/download-app
Once you install the app, you will sign in to the application using your UWM ePantherID.
- MS Teams Quick Start
- Intro to Microsoft Teams
- Start Chats and Calls
- Set-up and Customize your Team
- Collaborate in Teams and Channels
- Work with Posts and Messages
- Teams Training Videos
Additional Training Opportunities:
Microsoft: Microsoft offers free instructor-led training webinars. See Instructor Led Training for Microsoft Teams for a list of training topics and to register for sessions