Microsoft Teams

Last updated on October 31, 2022

Microsoft Teams is a business communication platform developed by Microsoft, as part of the Microsoft 365 family of products. Teams primarily offers workspace chat and videoconferencing, file storage, and application integration.



  • Seamless integration with Microsoft Office 365 applications (email, calendar, groups, etc)
  • Individual and Group persistent chat and videoconferencing
  • Fully featured live online event hosting and production
  • Internal voice and video calling


  • UW-Madison NetID
  • UW-Madison Office 365 email account

Getting started

See the getting started with Teams KB document for instructions.

Available to

  • Administrators
  • Departments
  • Emeritus faculty
  • Faculty
  • Instructors
  • IT Staff
  • Managers
  • Researchers
  • Staff
  • Students
  • UW-Madison and UW System Campus Staff

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