How to use Microsoft Teams Templates

Working in project groups means standardize your workflow to work more efficient. Also this has a benefit for your employees to find everything in the same place and structure.

Create a Team based on a template.

In Microsoft Teams go to “Join or create a team”.

Select “Create team”

Click “Create a team using an existing team as a template”.

Now select your base template that you want to copy.

Change the Team name and select what you want to include from your base template, in the example below i have copied everything.

Because it is called a template it will not copy any content from the template to the new Team.

Your new teams will now be created based on your base template.

After creating, you can add some more members if needed.

When your team is ready it will show as the last Team in your favorites column.

Call Park in Microsoft Teams

Call Park provides you the ability to park an active call and then allow yourself or someone else to pick up the call using a (specific) code. You communicate the code out-of-band.

Call Park Feature

Parking a call: you can park an active call by clicking on the “Park” button in the call control.

If no one retrieves the call within 5 minutes, it will ring you back. If you don’t pick-up the call, it will follow your configured unanswered roles (i.e. voicemail if configured).

Call Retrieve: to retrieve a parked call, you can click on the call pickup button on your Teams Calling App, and enter the retrieve code

This feature is only available in Teams Only deployment mode.

Call park and retrieve feature availability

Call park and retrieve is currently supported by the following clients and devices. (Supported in Teams Only mode, with or without PSTN connectivity.)

Capability Teams Desktop Teams Mac App Teams Web App (Edge) Teams mobile iOS/Android App Teams IP phone Skype for Business IP phone
Park a call Yes Yes Yes Coming soon Coming soon No
Retrieve a parked call Yes Yes Yes Coming soon Coming soon No
Un-retrieved call ring back Yes Yes Yes Coming soon Coming soon No

Configure call park and retrieve with PowerShell

Use the New-CsTeamsCallParkPolicy PowerShell cmdlet to create a call park policy.

Use the Grant-CsTeamsCallParkPolicy PowerShell cmdlet to grant a call park policy.

You can change the default setting by using Set-CsTeamsCallParkPolicy as follows:

Set-CsTeamsCallParkPolicy -Identity Global -AllowCallPark $true

 

Changing your presence from the Teams Desktop Client

Last week Microsoft released the a small but in my opinion a fundamental feature that i was using many times a day in Skype for Business.

It’s now possible to change your presence status from either the system tray menu or buttons below the Aero thumbnail and changing the presence from the menu (via profile picture) also still exists.

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