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Using Apps in Microsoft Teams

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Written by Torgeir Johansen

March 24, 2021

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Microsoft Teams has replaced Skype for Business as the collaborating communication app. Hold meetings, send messages and share documents with Teams for Microsoft 365 subscribers. It is also a free Teams version available with limited use. 

Read more about teams and channels here: Overview of teams and channels in Microsoft Teams – Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs

When you set up a new Sharepoint Group, public or private, a new team will be automatically  opened in Teams.

Teams are a collection of people, content, and tools surrounding different projects and outcomes within an organization.

  • Teams can be created to be private to only invited users.
  • Teams can also be created to be public and open and anyone within the organization can join (up to 10,000 members).”

Channels are dedicated sections within a team to keep conversations organized by specific topics, projects, disciplines—-whatever works for your team! Files that you share in a channel (on the Files tab) are stored in SharePoint. To learn more, read How SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business interact with Teams.

  • Channels are places where conversations happen and where the work actually gets done. Channels can be open to all team members or, if you need a more select audience, they can be private. Standard channels are for conversations that everyone in a team can participate in and private channels limit communication to a subset of people in a team.
  • Channels are most valuable when extended with apps that include tabs, connectors, and bots that increase their value to the members of the team. To learn more, see Apps, bots, & connectors in Teams.

Connector Apps are services that sends information to your channel in Teams.

RRS connector used in this example is a simple connector that feeds subscriptions from websites and news sites.

Apps button Teams left sidepanel

Enter Apps panel from Apps button on left sidepanel.

Microsoft Teams Apps section

Select Connectors or enter RRS in search field.

Click on RRS Connector.

Apps button Teams left sidepanel

Click on Add to a team and select group.

Enter a team name

Type a team name.

RSS connector fill in url

Enter a name for your RSS connection.

Enter URL for RSS feed, in this example: https://www.macrogallery.com/feed/

Click on Save.

Reading RSS feed in Teams

Done!