ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud

Policies & Settings

This section describes the design decisions associated with Teams Policies & Settings for system(s) built using ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud.

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Microsoft Teams provides ability to create policies around messaging, meetings, calling, video and guest access. These settings can be configured in policies and assigned to individual users within the organisation.

The below highlights the policies that can be configured with in teams:

  • Teams Policies – Teams policies defines the policy for users to discover private teams and create private channels.
  • Meeting Policies – Meeting policies define creations of meetings, audio and video, content sharing, and participant and guest permissions to meetings in Teams.
  • Live events Policies – Live events policies is used to globally broadcast departmental meeting via Teams
  • Messaging Policies – Messaging policies defines behaviour of messages in Teams. The policy defines user capability in sending, editing, deleting, voice messages, and using Giphy, stickers, URL preview and translator.
  • Teams App – Teams apps policy defines the list of apps that can be used in Teams. Microsoft Teams provides Microsoft published apps and third-party apps that can be used in Microsoft Teams. The organisation can control creation of custom apps in Teams.

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