Microsoft Teams Update: Early Adoption Available April 15

Microsoft Teams LogoWe are one step closer to deploying Microsoft Teams to everyone on campus! Before that day comes, we are looking for a select few who are interested in being the first to try out Teams by joining our early adopter program. If you haven’t heard about Teams, it’s Microsoft’s foray into cloud-based team collaboration. It’s been compared to the Slack collaboration platform, but it is also tightly integrated into the Office 365 ecosystem found at SMU.

Starting April 15, email the IT Help Desk at to requests early access to MS Teams. In a day or two, your request will be processed and then comes the fun part; testing and using Teams for your everyday work! As part of your early access, we encourage you to experiment and look for any issues with using this new tool. Just let us know so we can resolve any problems before Teams is introduced to the masses.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to take MS Teams for a test drive, contact the IT Help Desk. We will be very thankful for your help in making Teams a great product for the SMU community.

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Zach Peterson

Zach is a Senior IT Training & Communications Consultant with OIT. Zach began his SMU career at the IT Help Desk in 2012 and joined the Training & Communications Team in 2015. He is a 2011 graduate from the University of North Texas and obtained a Master of Liberal Studies degree from SMU in 2018. He enjoys reading and collecting vintage and antique radio sets. He grew up in Valley View, Texas near Denton.