Microsoft Teams Administrator Center - Microsoft 365

Microsoft Teams Administrator Center - Microsoft 365

Microsoft Teams Admin Center is the place where you can manage all the settings for Microsoft Teams . In this blog we will go through all the possibilities!

Also read: 200 blogs with technical tips about Microsoft Teams -> Here!

The quickest way to the Admin Centre

Navigate to: https://admin.teams.microsoft.com, or use the URL page of 365tips.

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The Microsoft Teams Dashboard

You can quickly search for users from the Dashboard. This can also be done directly via: https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/users

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Chat blocking for everyone in Microsoft Teams

Browseto: https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/policies/messaging
Open the global policy - disable Chat in Teams .

It is recommended to do so on a selection of groups of people, such as students or external contacts that you allow into your environment.

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Telephones

In this screen you can find the Microsoft Teams devices. OR configure or find teams rooms.

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Meeting policy

Meeting policies are used to determine which features are available to users when they participate to Microsoft Teams meetings. You can use the general policy (default for the whole organisation) and adapt it or create one or more custom meeting policies for people hosting meetings in your organisation.

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Meetings - Live Events

You can activatelive events via Meetings - Live Events. A complete blog for live event activation can be found here.

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Messaging policies

In this view, you can set settings that are very relevant to look at thoroughly. You can even block chatting within Microsoft Teams. Disable read confirmation, enable or disable Teams translation, allow people to edit their teams chat after posting or not. Direct link: https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/policies/broadcasts

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Microsoft Teams Apps

737 Microsoft Teams apps are allowed by default in this test environment. If you want to keep your finger on the pulse of applications that you would rather not see in the environment, you can block the application individually here.
Direct link: https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/policies/manage-apps

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Within the permission policies of Teams apps you can block Third-Party apps from being allowed in your organisation.

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Phone numbers

In this menu you can find all telephony-related matters.
Direct link: https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/phone-numbers

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Analytics & Reports

Current Teams usage, apps usage, teams live events usage. Very useful factors to be able to steer on. It is also possible to measure adoption via: 5 tips for measuring adoption in Office 365.

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Organisation-wide configurations

Remote access allows your Teams and Skype for Business users to communicate with other users outside your organisation. By default, your organisation can communicate with all external domains. If you add blocked domains, all other domains are allowed, but if you add allowed domains, all other domains are blocked.

One of the most important admin panels to adjust settings. Want to allow Microsoft Teams users to chat with outsiders? You can do that here. https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/company-wide-settings/external-communications

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Admitting guests?

Guest access in Teams gives people from outside your organisation access to teams and channels. Enabling Guest Access allows you to enable or disable features that guest users can or cannot use. Be sure to follow the steps in this checklist to set up the requirements so team owners can add guest users to their teams . Learn more

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Notification settings

With Teams settings you can configure your teams for functions such as email integration, cloud storage options and device configuration. When you make changes to settings here, they are applied to all teams within your organisation. Learn more

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Help with the rollout of Microsoft Teams

And last but not least. Microsoft Teams Deploy Features. These project plans give you concrete roll-out plans that you can use to roll out Teams properly. More about this in this blog. Microsoft Teams project plan to properly deploy teams

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Also read

Office 365 in education - tenant starting without experience
Create your own Office 365 Tenant
Share your screen in Microsoft Teams - Whiteboard & Presentation
Tutorial: Microsoft Teams breakout rooms ! - Tutorial
Limits and specifications for Microsoft Teams

Jasper

Jasper

Welcome to 365tips.be. On this website you can read articles and experiences about Office 365 with focus on Microsoft Teams. Feel free to ask me a question and I will answer it in a blog post. Help others by giving feedback at the bottom of the articles. This blog is made in Dutch. The multilingual website is offered with best-effort machine translation.
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