Microsoft Teams

Proving that Teams Retention Policies Work

by Tony Redmond

You can create an Office 365 retention policy to process Teams channel conversations and personal chats, but how do you prove that the policy is working? As it turns out, the only way is by checking the mailboxes where Teams stores compliance items and the statistics generated by the Exchange Online Managed Folder Assistant.

Using Office 365 IM Conversation Records for eDiscovery

by Tony Redmond

Teams and Skype for Business Online both capture IM conversation records that can be found by Office 365 eDiscovery (content) searches. All of which is good, but if you ever get around to performing eDiscovery and need this information, you'll find that Skype for Business Online conversation transcripts are easier to use than the individual copies of conversation contributions captured by Teams.

Teams Brings Inline Translation to the Masses

by Tony Redmond

Microsoft Teams now supports inline translation for messages and personal chats. The translation is done by Microsoft Translator for over 60 languages, and it works well. A couple of small glitches might occur in translation, but Microsoft Translator is probably better at generating foreign language text than you are...

Inside the Free Version of Teams

by Tony Redmond

A free version of Teams is now available and it's pretty good. Up to 300 users, free storage, and lots of functionality - and a phantom Office 365 tenant (or so it seems). The nice people at Slack might not like what they see, but there's fierce competition to secure the hearts and minds of those who choose to collaborate using a free platform.

Archiving Teams the Official Way

by Tony Redmond

Microsoft Teams has introduced a way for Office 365 tenants to archive teams. Basically you set the team to be read-only, a status that affects conversations and files. However, it doesn't stop team members having read-write access to other group resources, like Planner or Power BI.