Whats New: Management

Recent updates to Teams Admin Center: We continue to improve the Teams Admin Center as the one place for IT professionals to manage all Teams related activities. This includes recent updates for devices, apps, and policy management.

Organizational branding for custom line-of-business Teams app catalog: Early 2021, IT Admins will be able to customize their Teams custom line-of-business app catalog using their organization’s branding. This will enhance the user experience for end-users and increase organic discovery and use of an organization’s line-of-business apps.

Bulk policy assignment: Policies allow administrators to efficiently control the Teams features available to their users, now administrators can apply policies in batches of up to 50K users.

Delegate device management admin role: Microsoft Teams recently introduced a new delegate device admin role that can only view and manage the devices section in Teams Admin Center. This allows Global Admins to restrict and control the permission of managing other Teams Admin Functions.

Call Quality Dashboard enhancements: Microsoft Teams recently released new PSTN data for calling plans and direct routing advanced data into the call quality dashboard. Microsoft Teams previewed real-time data for live events troubleshooting and remediation.

ARM64 Native Teams App: Microsoft Teams release a native ARM64 Teams client that provides improved performance and reliability on ARM devices in early 2021. Unleash the full power of Microsoft Teams on your favorite ARM devices with the new native ARM64 Teams client now generally available. Stay connected and organized while enjoying improved performance, reliability, and battery life in devices such as the Surface Pro X.

Customer Key Support: We’re happy to announce upcoming Customer Key support for Microsoft Teams. Microsoft helps keep Teams data safe by encrypting it while at rest in Microsoft datacenters. Now we are extending this capability to enable customers to add a layer of encryption using their own keys for Teams, like Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive. Customer Key for Teams is targeting public preview is available now.

Microsoft Graph API for Teams Data Loss Prevention: Earlier this year we announced the public preview of the Microsoft Graph Change Notification API for messages in Teams which enables developers to build apps that can listen to Teams messages in near-real-time enabling DLP scenario implementations for both customers and ISVs. Additionally, the Microsoft Graph Patch API allows applying DLP actions to Teams messages. Together, these two APIs form the Microsoft Graph API for Teams DLP and are available.

Microsoft Graph API for Teams Export: Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA) for Microsoft Teams is a key scenario for our customers as it allows them to solve for retention, indexing, eDiscovery, classification, and regulatory requirements. The Teams Export API allows the export of Teams Messages (1:1 and group chat) along with attachments (file links and sticker), emojis, GIFs, and user @Mentions. This API supports polling daily Teams messages and allows archiving of deleted messages for up to 30 days. Microsoft Graph APIs for Teams Export is available for public preview.