Thorsten Pickhan

Information & Communications Technology

Microsoft Technologies Microsoft Teams Skype for Business Audiocodes Enterprise Voice Microsoft Flow Office 365 Microsoft 365 Phone System Microsoft Calling Microsoft Cloud

Sprockhövel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Create a Microsoft Teams team on the best way

Most companies would like to guide their users through the process of creating new Teams for several reasons:
• Create new Teams based on a naming convention
• Provide an initial structure for a new Team with predefined channels and tabs
• Remove unnecessary tabs and apps
• And many more

There isn't just one way of creating a new Team, in our session we will give you an overview about the new built in features with templates by Microsoft, the community solution "Request a Team app"and self-built functions with Graph API and Powershell.
We also create a comparison of these options to identify the best way for YOUR organisation.


Thorsten Pickhan

Senior Microsoft UC Consultant, Speaker and Community Worker

I'm working as Senior UC Consultant at glueckkanja-gab AG where I am responsible to plan and deploy UC infrastructures based on Microsoft technologies. I'm working as technician and consultant for more than 15 years and been specialized in Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams for 8 years. From beginning of my UC consultant career, I was focused on Enterprise Voice implementations.
Since a few years I am co-organizer of the Microsoft Teams User Group Germany and involved in the community as speaker and blog post author. In March 2020, I started my own Office 365 YouTube channel where I publish on a regular basis new video content for my weekly “Office 365 QuickTipps” channel. In a further YouTube project, together with my friend Michael Plettner, we release a German Microsoft 365 Talk.
In July 2021, I was awarded as Microsoft MVP for Office Apps & Services for my engangement in the Microsoft Tech Community.

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