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Interruptions - Do you minimize Microsoft Teams distractions?

Last updated by Tiago Araujo on 18 May 2020 11:14 pm (12 months ago) See History

Dealing with distractions is a fundamental rule to a successful project. Microsoft Teams is a great way to get distracted. Following these options helps you to minimize message distractions:

  1. Turn on at start-up - With the application always on your desktop, there is no reason for alerts to be sent to your email or phone
  2. Disable email alerts - this reduces bloat in your task list

Teams 1 FindNotifications
Figure: Open options (select image in the bottom right) | Notifications

Teams 2 SetNotifications
Figure: Set settings to "Only show in feed" so distracting phone and email alerts aren't sent

Teams 4 ApplicationSettings
Figure: In Microsoft Teams turn on "Auto-start application". Suggestion to Microsoft: Make this the default

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