Microsoft Teams Setup Guide

Add user accounts to Office 365

The people on your team need a user account before they can sign in and access Microsoft Teams.
The easiest way to add user accounts is to add them one at a time in the Microsoft 365 admin center.

  1. Go to the admin center at
  2. Go to Users > Active users, and select Add a user
  3. In the Set up the basics pane, fill in the information, and then select Next
  4. In the Assign product licenses pane, select the location & the trial license to assign. Select Next.
  5. Review your new user's settings, make any changes you like, and then select Finish adding.

Repeat the above steps for more user accounts.


Create your first teams in Microsoft Teams

A. Create a team

  1. On the left side of Teams, click Teams, at the bottom of the teams list, click Join or Create a team, and then click Create a new team.

  2. Once you've created the team, invite people to join it. You can add individual users, groups, and even entire contact groups (formerly known as "distribution lists").


B. Add a team owner

  1. Find the team that you created, click More options ˙˙˙ > Manage team.

  2. Then go to the Members tab. Find the people you want to designate as team owners.
    Under Role, click Owner.


C. Create a channel in a Team

  1. Find the team that you created, click More options ... > Add channel. You can also click Manage team and add a channel in the Channels tab.