How to set Microsoft Teams as chat app in Microsoft Office

Microsoft integrated Skype for Business with Microsoft Office to have a fully integrated collaboration and communication productivity suite. This integration has been available for quite sometime and through this users are able to initiate instant messaging communication, audio and video calls from within Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc. and collaborate with their peers.

With the introduction of Microsoft Teams, more and more organizations are moving in to teams to start communicating and collaborating with peers. Teams gives much more rich features and functionalities compared to Microsoft Skype for Business.

Now lets look at how we could change the default chat application in Microsoft office applications from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams.

Open Teams

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Select the below highlighted checkbox

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Restart your Office applications. Open Outlook and click on a contact card and start IM

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