Category: Office 365 Governance

How to reduce teams sprawl by making the existence of Private Teams visible for all users

As you probably already know, in Microsoft Teams, any user in the organization can sign up for Public Teams while Private teams require the owner of the team to invite members to the team. Unless users know which private teams already exist, the risk of unnecessarily establishing new teams, with the same purpose and similar content, increases. Continue reading “How to reduce teams sprawl by making the existence of Private Teams visible for all users”

Private channels in Microsoft Teams are here but are you ready to release it in your organization yet?

Now you have the opportunity to create “Private channels” in your tenant, but have you informed all your users about how private channels work and how and when to use this functionality? If not, NOW is the time to communicate the guidelines you have for using private channels. (Surely you have developed guidelines?)

“I have a feeling that most of you have not prepared yourself for this rollout and now you stand there with the “Smörgåsbord”  popped up and your users storm in, enjoy the goodies and leaves a very messy table behind.”

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Helpful tips and useful sources of information about Office 365 Governance

Are you in the situation that you feel you do not have sufficient control of Office 365 and its applications? Does it feel a bit overwhelming and you don’t know where to start looking for how to take control and, not least, what to take control of? It may be time to take the first steps when it comes to Office 365 Governance? Continue reading “Helpful tips and useful sources of information about Office 365 Governance”

Is it time to clean up? Then you can use the “Office 365 Group Expiration Policy” and (soon) “Teams auto-renewal”

Many organizations produce a large number of Teams (and thus Office 365 Groups) in Microsoft Teams . In the long run, you risk that the amount of groups becomes so large that you lose the overview and thus you stand there with a number of Microsoft Teams that are not used and whose content may not need to be saved. Continue reading “Is it time to clean up? Then you can use the “Office 365 Group Expiration Policy” and (soon) “Teams auto-renewal””

How to view messages from Microsoft 365 Message Center in a Channel in Microsoft Teams

There are many sources of information and many variants on how best to “Stay on top of Office 365 Changes“. In previous articles on Office 365 Governance, I have described how you can use Microsoft Teams to make this update monitoring easier by gathering all information sources in one place.

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Do not miss the Oktoberfest: Teams Virtual Summit 16/10/2019

One of this year’s highlights

Join us on Wednesday 16th October! Oktoberfest is a free virtual summit dedicated to Microsoft Teams and organised by the European Teams User Group. There will be lots of interesting sessions and many good speakers from the Microsoft Tech Community. Continue reading “Do not miss the Oktoberfest: Teams Virtual Summit 16/10/2019”

Some basic steps to protect your organization’s devices, users and information

An important part of Governance is to have good documentation that shows how you protect your devices, users and information. But before you can document this in your governance plans, you must of course have made some assessments and implemented necessary measures. Continue reading “Some basic steps to protect your organization’s devices, users and information”