Rename Duplicated Teams Policies
Please could you add the option to name a policy in Teams when you duplicate it (or after it has been created). Currently, when duplicating a Teams policy (or any policy, such as app policies for example) it just appends "copy" to the name of the original and you can't change the name of it once the policy is duplicated.
Application Test Policy copy copy copy copy. Really? Microsoft Team: You really need to focus on releasing software that isn't broken right out of the gate.
tested right now: it's still not possible to rename a duplicated policy. that's absurd. :(
Seriously, I find it hard to believe that this hasn't been resolved yet. It is such basic functionality.
Wow... not even with PowerShell??
I had no idea a copy feature for application settings policies (something every admin will use at some point) could be implemented that ... minimalistic... to be nice.
Lets you wonder how that software design process at Microsoft really looks like.
Nick Toennis commented
I just ran across this. It's baffling.
Please prompt for a new name at duplication time, or at least allow: Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity "Policy copy" -tag "New policy name"
Sven Matzen commented
It's not only "bizarr", but it completely destroys my faith in the software development processes of the MS Teams team. When I have to implement a "copy" functionality (and someone must have had this task), I will test it, and I will see that I end up with multiple entries called "... copy". If the person that did implement this saw the "... copy" name of the policy and did not ask "how can I rename this copy to something meaningful?", then this person should not be allowed to write ANY code, because this person is not able to think.
Today is May 2021 - and still: I cannot rename a policy.
Lynn Stephenson commented
It's bizarre that you can't rename ANY Teams policies after you've created them. Is that correct?? We created policies for test purposes which we've since tweaked. We'd like to rename them, because the original names no longer explain clearly what the policy delivers. But there's no way of doing so, even if the policy hasn't been applied to a single user. I don't understand this
Damon Bistline commented
Duplicate function is completely useless due to this
Sam Edwards commented
I would very much like to see this as a feature, even just in PowerShell initially.
Paul Wiegmans commented
Yes, renaming existing policies should be made possible.
Also ... You should know that you can choose any name you like when you choose to create a NEW policy.
Philip Worrell commented
Much needed as I now have business requirements to deploy app policies to different groups of people for integrations that should only appear to certain users.
Having the duplicate option but no Rename option makes it pointless. Since how many copies of your policies can you have?
Just closed a support call with MS re this issue - we're unable to rename Teams policies via admin centre or PowerShell.
This is the first thing most people would want to do when they duplicate an existing policy, and I would expect a lot of people would need to tweak policy names along the way. Seems like a basic function is missing.
Brian Kuhn commented
It is very odd that this is not an option. The interface for editing a policy begs for the ability to change the name. Seems like a quick win! The current alternative... create new policy, in a second browser tab open the one you would have liked to duplicate and edit the name for, and compare back/forth until it matches, then make the few changes you intended for the new policy. Time waster...