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How to ensure compliance with Microsoft Teams?

Updated: Sep 6, 2020

Many business have become virtual businesses overnight (due to COVID-19 effect), and this creates new challenges for ensuring information governance and legally defensible compliance. As you collaborate both internally and externally (guests), we enable your Team's configuration to protect and govern all data and demonstrate increased levels of compliance. In this post, I will outline key Teams features and information governance approach for data stored in various components of Teams.

What is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is a single interface to work and communicate together with others participating in a team/project activity. It's a modern collaboration app (mobile, web, and desktop) built to bring the features of popular mobile communication applications to a work environment.

When you download the Microsoft Teams app, it enables you to work together securely using a 1:1 or group chat instead of emails from any location or device. However Microsoft Teams is so much more than just chats and messages, it brings all other Microsoft Office 365 features to a single Teams application interface.

Downloading a Teams client is not the same as creating a Team for collaboration.

A Teams client instantly enables you to chat and call (subject to activation by your organization policy), but when you (or Teams administrator) creates a Team instance, these