Turn on Microsoft Teams in your Office 365 organization


The new Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center is coming soon! Starting in March 2018, we're gradually migrating settings to it from both the current Skype for Business admin center and the Microsoft Teams experience in the Office 365 admin center. If a setting has been migrated, you'll see a notification and then be directed to the setting's location in the new Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center. For more information, see Manage Teams during the transition to the new Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Admin Center.

By default, Teams is turned on for all organizations. If you used Teams during the preview period, the setting stays the same as what you set during your Teams preview.

As an administrator for your organization, you can assign user licenses to control individual access to Teams, and you can allow or block what content sources can be used in Teams. See Administrator settings for Microsoft Teams for more information.

To learn more about managing individual licenses, read Office 365 licensing for Microsoft Teams.

Turn Teams on or off for your entire organization


Tenant-level control of the on/off status for Teams is temporary and will be removed by August 2018. At that time, access to Teams will be controlled via user-level licensing only. To learn more, see Manage user access to Microsoft Teams.

  1. Sign in to the Office 365 Admin center with an account that has Global Administrator privileges.

  2. Go to Settings > Services & add-ins.

    Screenshot of the Settings section in the Office 365 admin center with Services & add-ins selected.

  3. On the Services & add-ins page, click Microsoft Teams.

    Screenshot of the Services & add-ins page with Microsoft Teams selected.

  4. To turn on Teams for the organization use the license picker and select each license then set the toggle to On and then click Save.

    Screenshot of the Microsoft Teams settings page showing the toggle set to On to enable Microsoft Teams.