How often should leadership teams meet

Teams can have standard channels or private channels.

Standard channels are available to all team members in teams. Most of the channels are standard channels. If you need a smaller, specific audience for a specific subject, you can use a private channel.

Let's take a look at each of the types:

Standard channels

  • They are open to all members and anything that has been posted can be browsed by others.

  • By default, all members of a team can create standard channels. Tenant owners can change this permission and limit channel creation and permissions to specific roles.

Private channels

  • They are for discussions that should not be open to all members, so you must be invited to join a person in order to view you on a team.

  • By default, any team owner or team member can create a private channel and add members. You cannot create guests. Your administrator can change this authorization and restrict the creation of private channels to certain roles.

  • Wikis, apps and bots as well as scheduled channel meetings are not supported, but we are working on them!

Files that you share in a channel (on the tab " Files "visible) are stored in SharePoint. For more information, see Interaction between SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business with Teams.

Note: Files shared on a private channel can only viewed by members of the channel will and will be stored in a separate SharePoint file from the rest of the team's files.

Private channel meetings and calls

External guests can join or join a team's private channel meeting now call but there are a few things to know.

  • You can only join if a member of the private channel sends them a link to join the meeting or calls during the meeting to meet now.

  • During the meeting or call, you have temporary access to chat, files, whiteboards, notes, and the list of attendees (not included in the Outlook invitation), but not after.

Create a channel

If you need to create one, see Creating channels in teams.