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Microsoft Teams: Quick guide

Microsoft Teams is the latest Aalto’s Office 365 application, and it enables efficient teamwork. Teams is available for use by all employees and students at Aalto University. Aalto has both the browser version and the desktop application, and a mobile version is available for phones.

Sign in with your Aalto email address and password.

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  • Teams chat enables communication and cooperation between a certain group of people, for instance. It also enables easy search for information from the chat’s discussion history and filtering of topics of discussion afterwards.
  • You can hold a one-on-one meeting or group call without having it appear in a Teams discussion.
  • A user can add a file to a Teams discussion at item Files, after which the other users can comment on the document. The comments are displayed both in the Discussions channel and in the channel of the selected document.

Detailed instructions are available at: https://support.office.com/fi-fi/teams

Downloading the Microsoft Teams application


The Microsoft Teams application can be downloaded to an Aalto workstation from the Aalto Workstation SelfService portal.


A primary user or administrator of an Aalto Mac computer (OS X 10.10 and later) can install the application by means of the Managed Software Center application. The application can be downloaded to public workstations or older versions of the operating system by contacting the service desk of IT Services at: servicedesk@aalto.fi


There is no stable client application for Linux, but you can use Microsoft Teams conveniently with a browser (see the instructions below).

Mobile devices

The Microsoft Teams application can be downloaded to mobile devices that run on the Android or iOS operating system. Note! You need a network connection (LAN, WLAN, mobile data) when you use the Microsoft Teams application with a mobile device.

Android devices: Google Play

IOS devices: App Store

Personal devices

You can download the Microsoft Teams application for personal devices from here: https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads

Using Microsoft Teams with a browser

Log in to Microsoft Teams https://teams.microsoft.com/

You can also use the Microsoft Teams program with a browser (see the link above), in which case you do not have to install a separate application.Microsoft Teams supports the following browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer 10 or later, Safari, Chrome.

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