Ok–we’ve learned how to create and manage Teams, then Channels within those teams. Let’s explore Tabs, the smallest (and most specific) “container” available to us in Microsoft Teams. The FAQ has a nice overview of Tabs, which can be viewed by going to Chat -> T-Bot -> FAQ tab.
We can see that the three default tabs for new Channels are Conversations, Files, and Wiki:
Conversations taking place within tabs will get rolled up into the main Conversation tab for the team:
The Files tab connects to your organization’s Sharepoint and allows you to easily share relevant files for the channel:
There’s also a Wiki tab which allows you to add organized notes. You can chat about specific entries by clicking on the chat icon:
Though the Wiki tab is created by default, you can easily delete or rename it:
You can easily add more tabs by clicking on the +. My personal favorites include OneNote, Excel, and the Website shortcut tabs. Note that you can add multiple tabs of the same kind (i.e. two ‘Wiki’ tabs), but the names of the tabs must differ:
As always, if you have any questions about this post, please feel free to drop a comment below or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for reading!