Implementing Microsoft Teams governance to stop Teams sprawl

How to stop Microsoft Teams sprawl is one of the most common concerns from both end users and IT administrators. Questions such as:

  • We have too many Teams?
  • When do we create a new Team?
  • Why do we have duplicate Teams names?
  • When should we delete Teams?
  • Which Teams are inactive?
  • Why do we have ownerless Teams?

Do too many Teams really equate to Teams sprawl? No, not necessarily; active Teams are not sprawl. What you need to identify is your inactive teams that are just cluttering up the Teams menu and taking up storage space.

Inactive teams can be a result of limited or no training, limited user adoption, no user accountability and/ or no governance rules in place.

My blog addresses these questions and looks at both technical and business solutions for implementing Microsoft Teams governance to stop Teams sprawl.

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Microsoft Teams governance is not a project, it’s a lifestyle

There is no doubt that Teams communications and collaboration is here to stay, with the home now the new branch office.

Now is the time to take a strategic look at Teams and implement the governance and controls required to answer the key question: ‘How can I optimize and secure my Teams environment while still empowering our end users to work effectively, with the fewest possible constraints?’.

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