Microsoft Teams to Become Available University-Wide
Microsoft Teams, along with other Microsoft collaboration tools, will be accessible to all university faculty, staff, and students starting July 10, 2023. The app has already been deployed to a few groups of early adopters and everyone in the School of Medicine.
Slack, Zoom, and Google Drive will remain the university’s preferred collaboration platforms. Teams is an additional service for file sharing, chat, and meetings that you may choose to use alongside our current tools.
As part of the Microsoft 365 ecosystem, Teams seamlessly integrates with Microsoft 365 tools like SharePoint and OneDrive. More importantly, Teams is part of the Affiliate Collaboration Transformation program, a multi-year initiative dedicated to secure information sharing across the university and health care systems. To learn more about how Stanford Medicine is using Teams for collaboration, watch this short video.
A few key points
Here’s what you need to know ahead of the university-wide rollout.
- Automatic Teams meeting links in Outlook. You may see Teams meeting links automatically appear in your meeting requests. If you don’t want to schedule Teams meetings in Outlook, you can easily disable the setting.
- Teams team creation. Want to create a new Teams team? Only designated Teams admins can make that happen. If your group wants to appoint an active Teams user as a designated Teams admin, please submit a Help request. Otherwise, here’s how to get help creating a new Teams team.
- Cardinal Key is required for High Risk Data. Teams and other Microsoft 365 applications are approved for High Risk Data only with Cardinal Key.
- Resources are available on the Teams service homepage. If you’re interested in exploring Stanford University Teams, you’ll find plenty of information on the Teams service homepage, including:
Need more info?
If you have any questions or need assistance with Microsoft Teams, please submit a Help request.