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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams (Teams) is a collaboration platform and digital workspace for your team to easily meet, share, and work together in, all while integrating seamlessly with popular Office 365 apps such as Word, OneDrive, Planner, and more.

Like the entire Microsoft Office 365 suite of tools, Teams is available for free to students, faculty, and staff with a UMass Amherst NetID and password.

Get Started with Teams 

Microsoft Teams applications are available on Windows, Mac, Android, and iPhone/iPad - but you can also use Teams online at

New to Teams? Sign in at with your and password.

Download applications and learn more about getting started with Teams



Help & Self Service

If you’re experiencing an issue or having trouble accessing Teams, please contact IT User Services at 413-545-TECH (8324) or

For questions, training, and assistance with Microsoft Teams many features, visit the official “Microsoft Teams help & learning” website to learn more about the collaboration tool.  


  • Schedule and host meetings easily within your team space
  • Connect with and add members across the UMass Amherst campus community to your team
  • Share screens, give PowerPoint presentations, or simply hang out with colleagues 
  • Stay organized by creating specific channels for your teams’ projects and discussions 
  • Access and share documents through Office 365 apps such as Word, Excel, and Planner
  • Find things fast with Teams’ optimized search functions