Microsoft Teams architecture


A first Halloween special is here. This time, presenting the “spooky” (obviously not really) updated Microsoft Teams architecture.

Microsoft Teams Architecture Halloween 2020

More Architecture?

Teams leverages identities stored in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Teams keeps working even when you’re offline or experiencing spotty network conditions. To see where Teams fits in the context of Microsoft 365, check out this architecture poster from Microsoft Teams as part of Microsoft 365.

When you create a team, here’s what gets created:

  • A new Microsoft 365 group
  • A SharePoint Online site and document library to store team files
  • An Exchange Online shared mailbox and calendar
  • A OneNote notebook
  • Ties into other Microsoft 365 and Office 365 apps such as Planner and Power BI

When you create a team from an existing group, that group’s membership, site, mailbox, and notebook are surfaced in Teams. To learn more, check out this poster by Microsoft: Groups in Microsoft 365 for IT Architects

To customize and extend Teams, add third-party apps through apps, bots, and connectors. As part of Microsoft 365 and Office 365, Teams offers a robust development platform so you can build the teamwork hub you need for your organization. Source Microsoft

More Infographics?

The Microsoft Teams App capabilities are huge. Just for that there is a dedicated poster here. The infographic/poster section is evolving more and more. Currently, this dedicated category has over 20 infographics. They even cover 2 comics and of course services like Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Forms, Stream, Planner, and many more.

Check out my dedicated page for all those posters/infographics

Even more?

My latest installment is called Microsoft Roadmap Roundup and offers in only 2 minutes every Sunday obviously a roundup of Microsoft’s roadmap. Little Podcast, huge benefit! In other words, fully audio, again no ads, just pure news in a short amount of time. Available everywhere you can listen to podcasts or on my site here.

This was quite some work. Therefore, I hope you guys enjoy it and if you use it somewhere, please mention my site. Above all, stay healthy and see you soon, don’t be afraIT in these “spooky times” and share this article!

2 responses to “Microsoft Teams architecture”

    • Intern kannst du das gerne tun, kommerziell würde ich es vermeiden, da Microsoft so etwas nicht unbedingt gerne sieht (Habe ich zumindest so gehört).

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