Communication and collaboration

Microsoft Teams is a communication and collaboration platform that contains all the necessary tools to work remotely, to hold or follow lessons / conferences of any kind; it combines chat, video conferencing, content sharing, document creation in shared and integrated mode with multiple applications. Microsoft Teams is accessible via the web or through apps for Windows, Mac OS and Linux operating systems. Microsoft Teams is accessible via the web or through apps for Windows, Mac OS and Linux operating systems. Up to 300 users can participate in meetings on Microsoft Teams, while up to 10,000 users can participate in live streaming events.

Recipients and activation

Students, Polimi staff and affiliates in the manner described on Activation and request rules


  • Web access: to access the service connect to the Webmail and other cloud services, available also on Online ServicesMail and other Cloud services section. And select Teams on the top left menu.
  • Via client: the Teams service can also be accessed by configuring the app on windows, mac, linux and mobile devices. Help and setup: Install and setup client

User guide

For more information on using Microsoft Teams see
Help and setup: User guide

Teams and channels

A team is designed to bring together a group of people who work closely to get things done. The team is divided into channels, dedicated sections within a team to keep conversations organized by specific topics, projects, disciplines. Conversations, files and notes across team channels are only visible to members of the team.


Teaching staff, researchers and technical/administrative staff.


The Head of structure[?] or his representative may request the activation using the form online specifying:

  • one or more users with team admin role, the one who will create the channels
  • the name of the team in the form Structure-Function*-Detail*  (*optional), for example: ASICT-Administration.


See Microsoft documentation:

 User guide

Teams calls option

The platform enables users to use their Polimi phone extension through the Teams client.


Activation of Teams: calls is assessed alongside a request for mobile working as part of technical resources.

Help and setup: User guide