Follow Skype for Business License for Chat in Teams
I work in the education sector and have over 1 million licenses we look after. 99% of these are not licensed to use skype for business because they do not want users to be chatting during lessons (K-12). This is for esafety reasons and prevent bullying when teh school dont have the time or resources to monitor this. For those that have, they can get a copy of the conversation history as it is stored in teh users mailboxes.
Teams does not follow any of this and some of my larger customers will not adopt Teams until the chat facility for the 1 to 1 or 1 to many can be disabled or it is controlled by the same license as Skype for business. This is even more important now Classroom has been disabled.
Please either give us the control to turn chat off for student licenses or turn it off for the whole environment or follow suit with the Skype for Business license
David White commented
Hi Alex, you can switch off the one to one chat in the admin centre
I am not sold on teams just yet, must be a nightmare to manage potentially 100's of site collections
Alex Pearce commented
please add your votes but thanks for agreeing :-)
Adrian Edgar (AspiraCloud) commented
100% agree with Alex here.