Microsoft Teams offers the possibility of chats, audio / video chats (up to 100 participants) around self-definable groups (so-called teams), co-opeartive editing of office documents (via desktop app or browser) and supports distant learning. Teams also offer the possibility to embed many other cloud services and thus serve as a basic platform. Audio / video chats can be recorded and the recordings can be made available on a streaming server. Large events (> 100 participants) can also be produced and streamed live (additional license can be requested without charge via ticket). All you need to participate in large events is a browser and the event link.
All TU members (employees and students) are in one directory and can work together. There are four different types of teams:
A Quick Start manual is available.
Microsoft provides teams with a variety of other free plugins that can be added to any team.
Almost all well-known cloud product providers offer a plugin for integrating their services into teams. Including Trello, Lucidchart, Miro, Wikipedia, Stack Overflow, Adobe Creative Cloud, Evernote, Jira, ...
The getting started page (incl. FAQ) can be found in the Home-Office-Tips Area.