Enable applying policies to groups
When Teams was administered within settings, it was simple to control by licence type. Now that Teams admin has moved to its own admin centre, the ability to apply policy to a group is gone and the only option is to apply to individuals. This is too onerous. Permissions for groups is the cornerstone of security so why remove that option for Teams. Please provide a group option for applying policies.
kieran gresty commented
It is very disappointing that this wasn't included with Teams, using PowerShell to do this isn't something that should be the norm. It is 2020 and the fact that Microsoft refuse to include something that should be simple to implement as Office 365 already has the groups to begin with is beyond me.
M Allen commented
Nice to know it's not just me who's irritated by this! It seems such a simple element to have missed (removed) - The fact that all users are given a license type in Education (Faculty or Student) there should be very simple options to apply to students or staff and then the options to apply to security groups as members rather than individuals. So strange when the basis of Windows is built on security groups etc. Sort it out Microsoft!
Agreed. Group manipulation is essential, and don't you dare say "just use powershell"!! Spent 2 days on that and its just now working, when it doesn't timeout applying to thousands of our users. Groups are a must! Plus the powershell option is another thing to have work into new user creation, when it should be handled natively using groups - kind of the whole idea of having groups. It's really pretty basic, the junk Microsoft puts out should have user and group functionality in the GUI or it shouldn't be out of beta.They even went to the trouble to make Policy profiles for education, who cares if we have to assign them one at a time.
Alexander Lerner commented
Especially now, as the new functionality is going to be implemented such as private channels and private non-discoverable groups it is absolutely important to enable assigning policies to groups. Otherwise ist is not really managable.
Jonathan Bowers commented
This is essential. For example, I want staff to be able to start a video call within the Team, but not students, so I need to apply the policy to students only. We need, therefore, the ability to apply meeting policies to either the Student SKU (as it used to be) or at least to a security group.