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Block change picture

In Skype for Business we were able to prevent users from uploading pictures for their avatar. This was done from a PowerShell script that modified the OWA policy. We should have the same option with Teams. Hopefully in UI instead of PS.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is annoying, every time I figure out a way to block pictures from being uploaded. Microsoft finds a way to allow people to upload their pictures.

  • Jose Rivera commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need to restrict our users to change their photos using Teams. It is not worth implementing corporate policies if Teams will allow it.

  • Jessie James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is there any update on this enhancement? We have an existing workflow that requires manager approval before one can change their photo. This has created a loophole since migrating from Skype.

  • Kent commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This needs to be a setting that an organisation can choose to implement or not.

  • Alan Chew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's been 8 months since last update from Microsoft, I seriously think that we deserved an ETA date for this vital governance feature.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can we please get an update on this or how we can prevent user's from altering their photo in Teams?

  • Jason Hemmelgarn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can we get an update from the Teams admin on this? We are preparing a deployment, but it is critical we get this fixed. We have photo updates blocked everywhere else, but this is a vulnerability that needs addressed. It's been 8 months since this has been updated.

  • Noah Ismen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Seriously! You make sure to have every corporate customer migrates to Teams and leave this important piece out? We have one user who figured it out and replaced her picture with an inappropriate one. I am expecting quite a few more once word gets out.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a real issue for us as we only allow pictures that are part of our badging system to be used. Our users Active Directory photos are synced to O365 and are used as the profile photos within the applications. The ability to change these photos for all applications has been disabled using the OWA Mailbox Policy powershell setting. One of our users just figured out he could update it through Teams to an inappropriate picture. We may need to Disable teams until this is fixed

  • Zac_AU commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Nothing done about this extremely annoying problem since Oct 2017, seriously?
    And why isn't there just one global setting for all Office 365 apps in the first place??

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a big omission in the regulating of Teams in a corporate environment. This might seem like a little thing but I assure you it is the things like this that will get everyone "talking" and experimenting on what they can get away with. We emphasize that it is important to have an approved pic loaded so others can easily see who they are collaborating with. If someone loads a pic of their pet, that helps no one. Please get this done.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a HUGE flaw in Microsoft Teams. If MS plans to force clients to Teams to replace Skype for Business then this request should be implemented ASAP!

  • Scott Davies commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Really in need of this as well. We haven't quite rolled Teams out to the company yet and this may be a blocker to us rolling it out.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any updates on this function? It has been since Aug 2018 since your last response. Our users are continuing to upload photos, some very inappropriate, and our CTO is asking how this can happen.

    I agree this is something that should take the weekend to accomplish. As of last year, there were over 134,000 employees at Microsoft. Just pick a few and work through it. REALLY!?

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