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How Microsoft Teams is connected, a visualization


Daniel Kaaven

Daniel Kåven

Digital Pedagogue & MCT

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How Microsoft Teams is connected, a visualization

How are teams connected to the different apps in Microsoft 365? This is a simple explaination.

One simple way of explaining how the most common apps are connected to Micrsosoft Teams. With Teams in the center of attentation, you can easily get relevant information from several other tools and apps.

This is by no means a comprehensive list, since the possible connections are in the 100s, but it will give you some of the most popular apps that should be used by everyone.

Apps connected to Teams

  • Teams Logo


    Has the chats and posts features, in addition it handles the video meetings.

  • Outlook Logo


    Teams uses the calendar from Outlook, it also changes your status to reflect your calendar. You can send mail to a channel as a post, and send a post as a mail.

  • Chat

    You can chat with other Teams, Skype for Business and Skype users, internally and externally. Unless blocked by your organisation.

  • OneDrive

    Files shared in chat are always in OneDrive, uploaded files in chat are stored to "Microsoft Teams Chat Files" folder in OneDrive.

  • SharePoint Logo


    Files in your Team are stored in SharePoint. Every Channel is a folder in the main document library.

  • OneNote


    An OneNote is created for each team, you can collaborate in them. Your personal OneNote(s) are stored in OneDrive still.

  • Tasks

    An App in Teams that combine ToDo and Planner.

  • To Do

    Next version of Tasks in Outlook. It uses tasks in Outlook as well as Flagged mail. In addition it can get your tasks from all your Planners.

  • Planner

    Tasks in your Teams/groups. See tasks per Planner or get all tasks you are assigned to from all your different planners.

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