Microsoft Teams

Managing Users with Teams Messaging Policies

with 3 Comments by Tony Redmond

If you have a small Office 365 tenant, you probably don't need to use Teams messaging policies to control user access to Teams features. But larger tenants soon discover that policy-based management is a great way to control the functionality available to select sets of Teams users. Here's how to create and assign a policy to users through the Teams Admin Center or PowerShell.

The Joys of Managing Large Microsoft Teams

by Tony Redmond

Teams now supports memberships of up to 5,000 users. This is great for large tenants, but probably isn't too interesting for most of Office 365. If you're in the situation where you might need to operate very large teams, you might need Microsoft to make some changes to the client, write some tools, and impose some basic etiquette on Teams users.

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    Groups Membership Model Makes Teams Private Channels Hard to Implement

    with 4 Comments by Tony Redmond

    Secure (or private) channels is the biggest user request to the Teams development group, possibly because Slack has this feature. The only problem is that the Office 365 Groups membership model doesn't allow for filtering within a group, so introducing elements available to a selected set of members might create all sorts of difficulties for how Teams interacts with the rest of the Office 365 ecosystem.

    Teams PowerShell Module Gets a Refresh

    by Tony Redmond

    Microsoft has updated the Teams PowerShell module to version 0.9.5. The best thing about the refresh is that the Get-Team cmdlet works. Well, it can now retrieve a full list of Teams in an Office 365 tenant. It would be good if Get-Team returned more data and supported server-side filtering, but it's a start.

    Using Exchange Address Book Policies with Teams

    by Tony Redmond

    Teams borrows from many other Office 365 applications to build its functionality.The latest component taken is Exchange Online address book policies, used to segment the directory and stop users getting in touch with other people in the organization outside the scope of a policy. But it's an imperfect and partial block, and if you really want to stop people talking, you'll have to do a lot more work.