Configure Microsoft Teams core capabilities
|No||Activity or task||Description||Completed?||Additional information|
|1||Validate that your environment includes all Teams prerequisites||Teams depends on other platforms to construct an end-to-end collaboration solution. Work with your IT teams to ensure that you’ve deployed and properly configured Exchange, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business.||How SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business interact with Microsoft Teams
How Exchange and Microsoft Teams interact
|2||Validate that Teams is enabled for the tenant||Teams is turned on by default for all organizations. Check the Services & add-ins page in the Microsoft 365 admin center to verify that Teams is enabled for your tenant, and enable it if necessary.||Set up Microsoft Teams in your Office 365 organization|
|3||Configure roles and permissions||Teams support two types of roles: Member and Owner.
After adding a member to a team, an owner can also promote a member to the Owner role. As a best practice, we recommend that you have at least two owners assigned to each team.
By default, everyone in the organization who has a mailbox hosted on Exchange Online can create a team. A user who creates a new team is automatically granted the Owner role for that team.
If you need to, you can configure Office 365 group settings to only let specific users create new teams.
|Assign roles and permissions in Microsoft Teams
Office 365 groups and Microsoft Teams
Manage who can create Office 365 Groups
|4||Configure tenant-wide Teams settings||You can configure some Teams settings at the tenant level. Users who are enabled for Teams inherit these settings from the tenant configuration:
||Manage Microsoft Teams settings for your organization|
|5||OPTIONAL: Configure guest access||You use guest access in Teams to collaborate with people outside your organization by granting them access to teams and channels. Guest access is a tenant-level setting in Teams. It’s turned off by default.
Enable guest access and configure tenant-wide guest settings, if your organization plans to use that feature.
|Guest access in Microsoft Teams|
|6||OPTIONAL: Configure Teams naming policy||Teams leverages the naming policies for Office 365 Groups when users create or edit team names.
By default, no naming restrictions are applied when a user creates a team.
If you need to enforce rules for teams names, configure Office 365 Groups naming policies that apply to your organization. You can set mandatory prefixes and suffixes and specify blocked words.
|Plan for Office 365 groups when creating teams in Microsoft Teams
Office 365 Groups naming policy
|7||Configure Exchange for the Teams SMTP domain||Teams uses Exchange Online to send notifications to team members by using the SMTP domain — email.teams.microsoft.com — when they’ve been added or removed.
Be sure to add this SMTP domain to the accepted domains list in your Exchange infrastructure.
|Add the Microsoft Teams SMTP domain as an accepted domain in Exchange Online|
|8||Configure and manage user access to Teams||Although we highly recommend that you enable all users for Teams, you can allow or disallow access to Teams on a per-user basis by assigning or removing the Teams product license.||Manage user access to Microsoft Teams|
|9||Assign licenses to users||Assign licenses to your users for features like Audio Conferencing, Phone System, and Calling Plans||Assign Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams licenses|
|10||Optional: Use PowerShell to administer Teams||You can use PowerShell cmdlets rather than the Microsoft 365 admin center to administer and manage Teams settings.||Microsoft Teams PowerShell|