Office 365 Updates

Office 365 Update: Microsoft Teams admin experience

You can now manage user access to Microsoft Teams, by assigning user licenses.

How does this affect me?
Previously, Microsoft Teams access could only be managed via an organization-level on/off switch. With this update, user access to Microsoft Teams can now be managed via user licenses as well as at the organizational level. This makes it easy to pilot Microsoft Teams within your organization before rolling it out broadly. As enabling per user licensing results in a sign-in blocker for anyone without their license enabled, we will begin to adhere to user license assignments the week of January 9th to provide you time to make licensing changes within your organization. The organization-level on/off switch for Microsoft Teams is currently released off-by-default, to give you a chance to explore the new capabilities. This experience will be turned on-by-default in the first quarter of 2017, unless you have explicitly turned this off through managing user licenses. Microsoft Teams is available in the following Office O365 commercial suites: Business Essentials, Business Premium, and Enterprise E1, E3, and E5 plans. Microsoft Teams will also be available to existing E4 customers who purchased E4 before its retirement. Microsoft Teams is not available to Education and Government customers at this time.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?
We encourage you to begin piloting Microsoft Teams in your organization. Please click Additional Information to learn more, including instructions how to enable and disable user access through Office 365 Admin Center or through PowerShell.

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