Allow the central administration of Teams
Currently an Admin cannot use the Admin app to centrally administer Groups, Planners and Teams. This creates a number of risks for an organisation: 1) unable to manage ownership; 2) unable to manage storage; 3) unable to manage information life cycles. Just to name a few. From a security and compliance point of view a central admin function is highly recommended.
Hey everyone — Suphatra’s back! And I’m on the case with this item.
I talked to engineering and I think they don’t understand this request. The requests says “Admin App” — do you mean Admin Center? The O365 portal?
Also, what exactly do you envision for central administration — for example — what can you do now, can’t do, and would like to do with this new feature.
Your feedback will help me get the team to put more resources into this. Thank you!
Chris Anderson commented
There is already a good element of being able to "administer" teams right now.
Using the M365 Admin Center click on Groups, then filter the groups to "Groups with Teams" and then you have a nice list of all your teams. You can then click on the Team you need to administer and add yourself as member or even Owner. Then you can do things! Simples
Don't forget though there is a the Teams Admin Center where you can see all Teams and simply add yourself as Admin or as Member from there as well. Much quicker and fewer clicks.
Stefano Cleri commented
We'd need central administration for Microsoft Teams policies assigned to each user, also from O365 Admin Center, like they were "groups" or roles, so that it's possible to check fastly which user has a specific policy assigned, instead of passing all the users one by one to check which policies, that are a lot, are assigned to each user.
Envision would be to SEE all teams in a tenant, access all TEAMS in a tenant, and effect content in all teams in a tenant. As a school we need to be able to help staff upload / modify / delete files and folders within a course (team) and this is essential. Please show us a way to make tenant global admin an organiser in each Team. There must be a way. ???
Patrick Lam commented
There is no feature to disable file transfer either on P2P chat or group chat within Teams Admin portal. (security concern)
And we cannot control which group of user able to create Teams chat from the Teams Admin portal. Without control of the creation of Teams chat, the daily backup of O365 duration becomes no control.
Admin role to see all team content would be the ask. I have to join an account as an owner to all teams to... assist the users with administration.
As an exchange admin or a sharepoint admin, i can get to all the content without requiring that i be a 'member' or invited by the mailbox/site creator.
While i can add my automation and admin accounts to all the teams, the UI shows us as members and then the owners either email for support or remove the unknown.
Not have to be an owner or member to administer Teams channels (or know they exist) and make sure they renew, etc.
My take on central administration of Teams is this: for an internal communicator, I have absolutely no oversight of how Teams is used to communicate.
In Yammer, I can set up keywords, I can monitor groups, I can suggest best ways to use the service, and I can see what groups exist. In teams, I can't do any of this – I have to engage IT each and every time I need something done.
Teams needs an admin portal 'in teams' for 'teams administrators', which let's us manage the communities that exist in Teams. It doesn't need the IT'y things like calling quality etc – leave that where it is.
Have a radio button to enable or disable users to upload custom photos for their avatar
I'd like to add... Is there a way to be assigned a role that gives a user access to (only) the new Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center, without having to be a Global Admin? For example, I have an O365 role that gives me access only to the SharePoint Admin Center. The Director of Infrastructure is hesitant to give me access to the Teams & Skype Admin Center because I would need to be a Global Admin.
We have to fully administrate the content of Teams which is an agregate of SPO admin center, Skype admin center, O365 groups admin center etc...
This item was posted when Teams was first launched. At that time there was zero central admin capabilities. Today, there's the "Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center". Settings from the "Microsoft Teams" add-in are being migrated to the "Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center". But, there's still lots of work needed. You still need to manage voice in the "legacy portal" ("Skype for Business admin center").
You still can't see a list of Teams or have a link to manage O365 groups which are tied to these teams. You have to look at the preview of the SharePoint admin site and infer which ones are tied to Microsoft Teams. Office 365 Groups have to be managed in the Exchange Admin. You should have a seamless experience managing teams. You shouldn't have to jump around to all of these different admin centers.
Martino Vedana commented
Hi, I would like to add and remove users to groups and channels setting notification policies for each user.
This allows me to create channels per project and add, as administrator, all the users involved forcing them to be notified when a channel has new messages
We need the ability for admins, from a admin console, to manage voice features:
1.) View/modify forwarding rules for lines
2.) View/modify greetings, out of office rules, etc.
On the pure Teams front:
1.) Edit all team attributes = channels, members, names, apps, links, etc.
2.) Archive/restore teams and channels
I echo Tim Bridgham's comments
Chris Nicholson commented
If you enable "Preview on" in Admin Center, this functionality is available. I have been using it for 3 weeks :) There's still a ways to go but, much better than the previous convoluted way you had to perform the task.
Magnus Sandtorv commented
This functionality was announced on Ignite, an admin will soon be able to manage all teams from the new Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center. For more info see Tonys blog post from the announcement. https://www.petri.com/managing-teams-admin-center
Tim bridgham has just written what is needed.
Tim bridgham commented
As a admin, I need to be able to see all TEAMs, change owners if needed, move channels or combine team if and when that capability comes out, see what teams are no longer being used. I get asked all the time to look at a group or team and help with adding apps or adjusting settings. The more teams we build the harder it becomes to administrate all of them. Users will never do everything themselves.
Any update on this?! The Teams and Skype admin portal in O365 is severely lacking. Lack of administrative control will force us to abandon Teams for the many reasons listed below.
How about a basic guidebook on Teams administration commands via Powershell?
Please, please, please. Get moving on this. I need to be able to administer ALL SharePoint Sites in my tenant. Teams Site owners need my assistance and I can't do anything for them.