Becoming a Microsoft Teams Power User

Are you planning to begin using Microsoft team? or has already been a user for Microsoft Teams but wanted to master in maneuverings this platform or learn more about Microsoft team capabilities?

If yes, then you are in the right place. Let us start by learning about the product.

What is Microsoft Team?

 Microsoft Teams is a part of Microsoft’s modern workplace. It allows remote workers and office workers to work together in a digital, flexible workspace.

Think of it as a virtual office in which each specific project or department is added within a team or a channel.

All associates and co-workers are put together to enriched communications within the organization through discussion and collaboration.

As a hub for teamwork, the Microsoft Teams platform offers more than chat, meetings, and video or voice calls.

Microsoft teams can integrate many different applications into one program and support collaboration activities such as file storage and sharing, search engine, notes, and document collaboration.

Mastering Microsoft Team

To ease the process of migration and adapting to a new business technology, the functions and usage of this platform is user-friend and can be quite straightforward.

However, not all organization managed to efficiently use Microsoft Team.

 Knowing the best methods and practice require user to experiments and choose the best apps connectors and policy that fits their employee jobs requirements.

In this article, we will go through some of the shortcuts and command that could help speed up and improve employee productivity.

If you are ready to begin your journey of becoming more efficient and accelerating your workload with Microsoft Teams, without further ado, let us begin!

Keyboard Shortcut

First, let us discuss keyboard shortcuts. By pressing the CTRL key and the . (period) key on your keyboard, you can see all the available shortcuts.

After doing so, you should see something like what is shown below:

The shortcuts are covers from general shortcuts, navigation, messaging, meetings, calls and calendar. Thus, it eases you from having to hover through and quickly moves around the platform.

You do not have to use and remember all the suggested shortcuts. Pick one that you often do when working in Microsoft Team.

Experiment with yourself and choose the shortcut that works best for you.

Search and Command

Besides using keyboard shortcuts, you can increase your Microsoft team efficiency by using the quick command available in the command bar or the search box.

The quick commands begin with / or @ symbols.


A slash command is like the keyboard shortcuts. However, instead of navigation, it helps the user to quickly perform a task or obtain relevant data in the Microsoft Team.

The figure below shows the list of currently available slash command and what you will see once you put / on the search bar:


As shown in the description, /activity commands enable you to see your co-workers’ or associate’s activity.

This is helpful if you are looking for an assigned task or a shared file. Besides that, you can also use this command to monitor or to see what your project team members recently works on.


The @commands on the other hand works as a search function within a specific context or to mention someone without having to search through a chat list or the member.

As shown above, Team will show some suggested co-workers that often you interact with and apps that are helpful for you base on your activity in the teams.

It is important to know that you will need to add or install the apps to successfully using the @apps command. Teams will otherwise prompt you to add the apps if it has not yet been installed.

Microsoft is continuously investing in Microsoft Teams to add new features and capabilities.

Nonetheless, by experimenting through these shortcuts and commands, you are now one step ahead in becoming a Microsoft Team’s power user.

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