Microsoft Teams is the ultimate messaging app for the State of Indiana — a workspace for real-time collaboration and communication, meetings, file and app sharing, and even the occasional emoji! All in one place, all in the open, all accessible to everyone.
Here's why you should use it:
- Chat with text, audio, video, and file sharing.
- Have a private chat to develop an idea, then share it with the entire organization.
- Store all your files, docs, and more in one place.
Steps to request a new team
IOT does not allow new Teams to be created from scratch in Microsoft Teams. All Teams must be created from an existing Office 365 Group.
Note: A Microsoft Team is not required for Teams Meetings.
- To request a new Office 365 Group, complete our request form.
- IOT will review the request for accuracy. Most requests are approved within 1 to 2 business hours.
- The owners specified in the request will receive an email notification from Microsoft telling them that their new Office 365 Group has been created. Owners can check to see if there group has been created by going to Outlook on the Web.
- Once the group has been created, a new Team can be created from the Office 365 Group.
Recommended Guidelines to Follow when Creating a Team
You must use your agency's acronym at the beginning of your Team’s name.
For example, If you work for INDOT, IDEM or DWD, then your Team’s name should look like this:
· INDOT (TeamName)
· IDEM (TeamName)
· DWD (TeamName)
Before creating a new Team ask yourself these questions
- Has someone else already created a team for this?
- Do I have a plan for my Team?
- Do I know enough about Teams to manage one?
How is Teams being used?
In 2020, an extensive new knowledge site (help.iot.in.gov) was created for employees that contains more than 250 FAQs targeted at enabling and using remote work tools.
Teams was leveraged extensively to allow for remote work collaboration.
This year, Indiana had 3,356 daily users on the last Friday of February. In comparison, on the final Friday of May this number was over 5X greater: 18,924 daily users across all devices.
For more information on Microsoft Teams, visit help.iot.in.gov.