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Written by Customer Success
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Use Base's integration with Microsoft Teams to push messages from Base to Teams, and vice versa, to make organizing information easier, simpler, and more intuitive. Plus, create Teams Meetings when using Base Scheduler.

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Microsoft Teams and Base

Teams is a chat-based collaboration tool that allows teams to work together and share information via a common space.
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From Teams, push messages into Base to quickly capture inputs as they flow in. Review the messages in Base Inbox without losing context, then convert them into project tasks, follow up questions, contact details, or custom notes, for as many executives as you support.
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From Base, push messages into Teams to quickly share information or questions with executives and eliminate back and forth. Schedule send messages with executive briefs, decision streams, itineraries, and more, so your messages arrive at the best time.

From Base, you can also create meetings in Scheduler with a Teams Meeting as the conferencing type.

Requirements for installation

You must have a Base account.

IT admin approval and permissions consent

Approval from an IT admin is required to make the Base for Teams integration available for all users in an organization.

IT admins should also accept the permissions that the app requires on behalf of the organization. To grant admin consent:

  1. In the Microsoft Teams admin center, under Manage apps, locate Base.

  2. Under Permissions, click Review permissions to grant admin consent.

Set up the Teams integration in Base

  1. In Base, navigate to the Workspace Settings for your desired workspace.

  2. Click Integrations and scroll to Microsoft Teams.

  3. Authenticate your Microsoft account. Upon completion, Base displays your connected account details.

  4. Click Add Base App. This directs you to Microsoft Teams to add the Base for Teams application. (Instead of this step, you can also go directly to Teams, search for "Base" in the Apps tab, then add the application.)

Have multiple workspaces? You must authenticate your Microsoft account for each workspace in Base.

  • If you have more than one Microsoft account, you may connect different Microsoft accounts to different workspaces in Base.

  • You only need to add the Base for Teams app once per Microsoft account.

Sharing a workspace with other users? Each user needs to authenticate their own Microsoft account in the workspace and add the Base app to Teams. You'll only see your account listed in the workspace settings.

Onboarding flow in Teams

When the integration is installed, you will have access to the Base bot in your 1:1 chat. The Base bot can assist with logging in or out of Base.

Bot interactions

  • login: logs you in to Base

  • logout: logs you out of Base

  • help: displays Base support options

How to push messages from Teams to Base Inbox

  1. In your desired message, select the triple dot menu icon for "more options".

  2. Under More actions, select Push to Base.

  3. Close the confirmation modal, or select Go to Inbox to navigate to the message in Base Inbox. (We are aware this is an extra step; the confirmation modal was required by Microsoft.)

  4. In Base, navigate to Inbox, where you can view and organize the message item.

How to push messages from Base to Teams

You can push a message to Teams containing a Base digest.

  1. In Base, navigate to Digest Builder, and load your desired digest.

  2. Click Preview & Send.

  3. In the modal, click the Teams tab. Select a recipient, add an optional message, and select Send Now or Schedule For Later.

  4. Depending on your selected send option, click Send It or Schedule It. Base delivers the message to your recipient in Teams.

You can also push a message to Teams containing a Base decision stream.

  1. In Base, navigate to Decision Stream.

  2. Select your desired questions, then click Share.

  3. In the modal, click the Teams tab. Select a recipient, add an optional message, and select Send Now or Schedule For Later.

  4. Name the group of questions if desired.

  5. Depending on your selected send option, click Send It or Schedule It. Base delivers the message to your recipient in Teams.

How to create a Teams Meeting in Base Scheduler

You can create meetings in Base Scheduler with a Teams Meeting as the conferencing type.

  1. In Base, navigate to Scheduler.

  2. Create a new meeting by using the +New button.

  3. Scroll to conferencing options. Click the arrow next to Add Zoom conferencing, then select Teams Meeting. The conference link will be added when the event is saved.

  4. Click Save.

If you create a new meeting by clicking any time slot in the calendar:

  1. Click More options in the modal, next to Save.

  2. Scroll to conferencing options. Click the arrow next to Add Zoom conferencing, then select Teams Meeting. The conference link will be added when the event is saved.

  3. Click Save.

Revoke the Teams integration in Base

  1. In Base, navigate to the Workspace Settings for your desired workspace.

  2. Click Integrations and scroll to Microsoft Teams.

  3. Click Revoke.

Repeat steps in each workspace for which you wish to revoke the Teams integration.

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