About Microsoft Teams


What is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace that features persistent conversations. Within each team, users can create different channels to organize communications by topic. Teams let participants access files, have conversations and schedule voice and video meetings — all in one place.

Accessing Teams

Most university-owned computers have the Microsoft Teams desktop software already installed. Search or find Microsoft Teams on the computer then launch the software. For personally-owned devices, download and install Microsoft Teams, available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android — if not already installed. While Teams has a web version, the Teams software gives the best experience.

If you follow a Web link to Teams, you'll be prompted to select between the Web version and the desktop version. Select the option to open the Teams desktop version.

Select Teams prompt

If you decide to use the Web version, Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge are the recommended browsers for Microsoft Teams.

  • When accessing Teams via the Web, you may be prompted for a Marquette login.
  • If you see your email address as a login option, select it and enter your Marquette password.
  • Otherwise, enter your Marquette email address (not username) and password to continue. 

Learn about Teams Meetings

Follow Teams Best Practices


See also: Microsoft Teams: The Teamwork Hub of Office 365


Please contact the IT Services Help Desk for questions about Microsoft Teams.