The step by step guide to set up a meeting on Microsoft Teams

The step by step guide to set up a meeting on Microsoft Teams

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With most of the businesses worldwide now resorting to the work from home scheme, demand has grown for some reliable and secure team communication tools. While some of these apps are more open and easy to use for general purposes like catching up with friends and colleagues, there are some that are focussed more on the corporates. One such application is Microsoft’s very own ‘Microsoft Teams’.

By definition, Microsoft Teams is a proprietary business communication platform developed by Microsoft, as part of the Microsoft 365 family of products. One can compare it with similar peer software like Slack or Skype for Business, but Microsoft has given this, a lot of useful features and functionalities, that make it, a go-to for organizations around the world.

The first thing you may want to do in the Microsoft Teams app is to set up a meeting. The procedure is very simple, and in this tutorial, we are going to show you exactly how you can get it done.

Step 1. Open the Microsoft Teams application on the Desktop/Laptop.

 

How to download the Microsoft Teams application on your Desktop

 

Step 2. Click on the ‘Calendar‘ button on the Home page.

 

How to set up a meeting on Microsoft Teams on the Desktop

 

Step 3. On the calendar page, click on the ‘New Meeting‘ button.

 

 

Step 4. Enter the relevant details regarding the meeting into the form provided on the new meeting page. A good practise is to include a relevant meeting name, location of the meeting in case it is an offline event. A description will provide context to the meeting and attendees can read it before joining the meeting.

 

The step by step guide to set up a meeting on Microsoft Teams

 

Step 5. Click on the ‘Save‘ button once you have set the details for the meeting.

 

The step by step guide to set up a meeting on Microsoft Teams

 

Step 6. You will now see a window where you can copy the link to this meeting and then share it with the desired contacts.

 

The step by step guide to set up a meeting on Microsoft Teams

 

The people who receive this link can simply click on it, and if they have the Microsoft Teams app downloaded on their device, they will be redirected to the same, where they can either save the invite or join the meeting if it is already in progress.

If you want to download the Microsoft Teams app on your Desktop, you can use the link here, to head to the download page.

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