On this page:

• Welcome

• Demo

• Requirements

• Assistant Access



You have been invited to join a PPI team, which means you received an email from PPI management and a notification email from Microsoft stating in the subject line: “You have been added to a team in Microsoft Teams” (like the one to the right). If you haven’t received the email from Microsoft, please check your junk/spam folder.

Teams is where the PPI board, its committees, and other PPI groups will meet whenever an in-person meeting is not possible or practical. When important resources, discussions, and meetings need your attention, we will send you an email inviting you to go to the team to take action. You can sign into Teams in your computer web browser, but the best experience of Teams is with the dedicated app installed on your computer, tablet, and smartphone.

This page will help you get started, so read through the sections below to get better acquainted with Teams. If you have any difficulties getting set up, please contact me at or call +1 415-576-1187.

Once you are in Teams and have navigated your way to the team to which you were invited, post something to the conversation to let the rest of the team know that you have made it in - a digital role call of sorts.

Go Team!

Mark Mancao
Technology and Design Director



The following is an interactive demonstration of Teams. Click the “Let’s get started” button to be guided through a brief tour of the Teams interface followed by some hands-on tasks.

If you are reading this on a mobile device or you would like to use the demo in its own browser window, click here:




  • You will need an email address that is associated with a Microsoft online account.

    If you have a personal or organization email account, you have probably at some point needed to sign into that account in a window that looks like the image to the right. If so, you can log into teams with that email address and password.

    If your email address is not associated with Microsoft, you can still use it to create a Microsoft account. Click the Create a Microsoft Account button to the right.

  • You will need to be able to sign into Teams on a web browser, the computer app (Windows or Mac), and/or mobile device (iOS or Android).

    On a web browser, you will need to sign in every time. For a smoother experience, use the apps on your computer and/or mobile devices, where you will just need to sign in the first time and periodically if you have not used the app after some time.

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Tip: Open this page on each of the devices where you want to install the apps so that you download the correct version for each of your devices.


Assistant Access to Teams

If you have an assistant and would like them to access Teams, please let us know if you would like them to have their own access (using their own email address), which would essentially make them appear in the system as a member of the team you are on. If that is not your preference, we suggest just sharing your sign-in credentials with them.

When we send emails notifying you of important content in teams, we will always include your assistant unless instructed otherwise.