Microsoft Teams is a platform that combines workplace chat, meetings, notes, and attachments. The service integrates with Office 365, including Microsoft Office and Skype, and features extensions that can integrate with non-Microsoft products as well.
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Install the Teams Client
If you don't have the Teams client on your computer you can install it from Teams Online. Go to portal.office.com -> Log in -> go to Teams -> click on the download icon in the lower left corner.
Important notes regarding converting an existing Group
In general, nothing is deleted from the Office 365 Group when converting it to a Team. However, the contents of the Group is not automatically displayed in the newly created Team. To access for example files and folders or OneNote, please see below.
Microsoft Teams stores documents and files in a folder in the Document Library which is named for the Channel. By default, the only channel that exists in a new Microsoft Team is named “General”. This means that any files/folders from the Group existing before the creation of the Team will have to be moved.
In your Teams client, go to the channel of your preference, and click on the “+” sign to add a tab to that channel. You’ll be presented with a number of options. Select the one that says OneNote. Create a new OneNote notebook, and name it whatever you like. Then move or copy the individual pages from the old OneNote to the new notebook.
First you go into the new Microsoft Team and select the “+” sign to add another tab to the appropriate channel. Click on the Planner icon. In the next dialog window, select “Use an existing plan”, and from the drop-down menu, select the name of the appropriate Office 365 Group.
Content updated 2020-09-30