Thursday, November 4, 2021

Ignite 2021 - OD103 - What's new in Microsoft Teams management and security

Presented by: Ronit Ben Sheffer and John Gruszczyk

Session summary: We will be sharing some of the latest updates across Teams management and security, including several new capabilities that can help you better manage and protect your Teams collaboration environment.

My Notes:

What's new in Teams Security in the last year

The features in black are already launched
and the ones in blue are being announced now at Ignite.

What's new in Teams manageability

Teams Admin Center UI

  • Interface improvements (the left navigation bar)
  • Teams admin center search
  • Home page customization
  • Export data

The external access settings recently changed

A search function is coming to the Admin center

App Management

  • Admin app discovery (categories in the store)
  • User requests for apps (a counter of how many users requested)
  • Setup policy enhancements (assign to group)

Many types of devices that need to be managed

Device Management

  • New device types support (Surface hub, SIP phones)
  • Monitor and manage device health
  • Workspace management (define "rooms" with multiple devices)
  • Scoped Teams device Administration role (Administrative Units scoped by locations)
  • Device managed services (

Reporting and Analytics

  • Device analytics dashboard (health, utilization, and performance)
  • Device management alerts (send to channel or via webhook)
  • Realtime telemetry for meetings (demo in this session)
  • Priority accounts collaboration experience monitoring

The coming Device analytics dashboard

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