Microsoft Teams at U-M for videoconferencing and collaboration

Faculty, Staff, and Students
Ravi Pendse
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Dear students, staff, and faculty,

As we begin a new year, I am excited to share that our community now has access to Microsoft Teams, an additional option for videoconferencing and team-based collaboration at U-M.

Microsoft Teams can be used to hold online meetings with auto-transcription, connect with colleagues in a chat room, host a webinar, or collaborate on documents. Departments, student organizations, or other groups that use Microsoft documents or spreadsheets may find Teams to be a useful way to stay connected. I invite you to explore the materials that are linked below or attend an upcoming training session to learn more.

Our existing videoconferencing tools, including Zoom at U-M and Google Meet, will continue to be available, as will BlueJeans until it retires in May.

Using Microsoft Teams

I hope you find Microsoft Teams helpful, and please reach out to the ITS Service Center if you need any assistance. We are here to serve the campus community.

Please also continue to reach out to me directly if I can be of assistance. I am grateful for your willingness to share feedback, learn new technologies, and look out for one another during these unprecedented times.

Best regards,


Ravi Pendse, PhD
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
University of Michigan