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M365 Teams Rolls Out to Support Collaboration With the Stanford Hospitals

Monday, January 23, 2023

Check out this short video to see how Teams makes it easier for collaborators in the university and healthcare organizations to work together.

We’re rolling out Microsoft Teams as an additional tool to help groups work together and share information.

Slack, Zoom, and Google Drive will remain the university’s preferred collaboration platforms

The launch of Teams won’t change the availability of our preferred collaboration tools — Slack, Zoom, and Google Drive. Instead, the introduction of Teams is part of the Affiliate Collaboration Transformation program. This multi-year initiative seeks to make it easier for the university and hospitals to share information securely. Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health employees already have access to the Teams platform.

Why is Teams so useful?

University and hospital colleagues can work together in the platform by signing in with either a Stanford SUNet ID or hospital ID. This enables everyone on the team to access shared conversations, files, and other resources — without the need to manage multiple IDs.

What is Teams?

Teams is a Microsoft 365 app that connects people for conversations and content sharing. It integrates with other Microsoft tools, so you can store and share files through OneDrive and SharePoint, edit Office documents, and more — from within the app.

What is the deployment plan?

  • Teams becomes available to the first groups of early adopters in February. In March, the app will be rolled out in phases to individuals in the School of Medicine. At the university, anyone who attests to working with protected health information (PHI) or personally identifiable information (PII) will be required to use Cardinal Key to access Teams.
  • All Stanford University faculty, staff, and students will get the option to use Teams by the end of the calendar year. Stay tuned for more details.

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