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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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  • Amer Ghafari commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Echoing Michael Dickerson's concerns. Our HR department is on us to find a solution and quick because our policy is to not allow anyone to change their own pictures. Will this apply to Lync/Skype for Business and O365 as well?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How about just having a user selection of No Pictures, so I don't have to see everyone's pictures and taking up screen space.

  • Michael Dickerson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This has caused some issues with us as well. Allowing users to update a picture this way has caused our security group to pause the rollout of Teams. Saying "most likely 2018" is not very comforting!

  • Raymond Boone commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Glad to finally see some traction on this. Hopefully Microsoft will do this across all new Office 365 Apps--especially if they want to hang onto their enterprise customers.

  • Robin “Xergxes7” Pretorius commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We control profile pictures at a active directory level. No user in the company besides administrators may upload profile pictures to a users profile. Users are required to submit their profile pictures to Service Desk for upload. This profile picture is then the same accross all 365 products. Only Yamel has a seperate picture. There is no way to bypass this at all. There is no option to upload a profile picture in the users MS Teams client.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is the same reason we couldn't deploy Skype for Business in the beginning. Why would they not have fixed this before rolling out the replacement for Skype for Business?

  • ~DM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Try with this one > Get-OwaMailboxPolicy | Set-OwaMailboxPolicy -SetPhotoURL $false
    You'll disable the users the option to search and choose the photo they want to upload.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Nobody truly gives a **** about your mentally challenged team you fucktards. You're corporation is feeble and beyond ******* help.

  • George commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Because Microsoft lost its mind!, the "strategy" on SharePoint is "left" hand to fight it's "right" hand! No architecture level design! Piece of "half" solutions and "emergency band" every way! The product is becoming a ****!

  • Beau P commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please allow a feature to simply block the ability to change pictures in Teams. This should be a no brainer.

  • Nuno Brites commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please fix this. This is a breach in compliance. The identity of the user is an important part of internal security.

  • Nuno Brites commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please fix this. This is a breach in compliance. The identity of the user is an important part of internal security.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Not even under review or looked at by MS. This should have been in the original release. The fact that you can get around restrictions set by your admin for exchange and all other by simply using the teams app is unacceptable. Please give us admins the control over the accounts we need. The C-Suite looks at us to enforce the photos policy and the answer "Microsoft wont fix it" is not a acceptable answer to them and neither is "disable Teams app for our users". The like the app but hate this issue.

  • Rob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It boggles the mind that Microsoft will put a product out there that circumvents security controls on our directory data and call it working as designed.

    Teams needs to abide by the security placed on the photos just like every other application.

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