Pragmatic Governance for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft 365 for Government DC User Group – July 2021

Governance is a hot topic before turning on any new piece of software. With the rapid adoption of Microsoft Teams, this a roadblock that many organizations are trying to navigate today. In this session, you will learn how to put a proper governance plan in place before launching Microsoft Teams in your organization and how to keep governance in place as the usage of Teams expands.

Without governance, Microsoft Teams can quickly spin an unmanageable web for your IT teams. Governance is the first step to success with Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft provides a wide range of features that you can use to help ensure the hygiene of your Teams so that Office 365 doesn’t become an nest egg of chaos.

In this session we will cover the out-of-the-box governance features of Microsoft Teams, such as:
• Naming Conventions
• Guest Access
• User Permissions
• Creation Permissions
• Expiration Policies
• Monitoring

Join us to learn about the best way to ensure that your Teams implementation doesn’t spiral into an out of control mess by using all the tools that Microsoft provides out-of-the-box as well as get a brief tour for a new third party product that has helped many government organizations in providing advanced governance, reporting and lifecycle management capabilities for Microsoft 365.

Michal Pisarek is a 6 X Microsoft SharePoint MVP and CEO of Orchestry Software. His passion is in ensuring that SharePoint is seen primarily as a business platform so that organizations can take full advantage of the many capabilities that it offers. Having been involved in SharePoint for over 10 years he has led multiple implementations of large scale digital workplaces, Intranets and collaboration solutions that have won multiple Nielsen Norman Intranet awards.

His new venture is Orchestry – a new and unique tool to help organizations define their Office 365 strategy and create engaging solutions available to users built on the various workloads of Office 365.

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