Manage Teams during the transition to the new Microsoft Teams admin center

Important

The new Microsoft Teams admin center is here! Starting in March 2018, we've been gradually migrating settings to it from both the current Skype for Business admin center and the Microsoft Teams experience in the Microsoft 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 admin center. For more information, see Manage Teams during the transition to the new Microsoft Teams admin center.

What is the new Microsoft Teams admin center?  

The new admin center experience will provide you with a unified experience to manage both Teams and Skype for Business. We’re delivering additional functionality, end-to-end insights, and the ability to manage Teams settings on a user level.

Screenshot of the Microsoft Teams admin center.

Settings migrated to the new Microsoft Teams admin center

The following table identifies the sections of the Teams experience that have been migrated and shows the relationship between the current settings and the policies in the new admin portal.

Section of Teams in Microsoft 365 admin center Setting name (Tenant level) Microsoft Teams admin center policy Level: Tenant or User
General Show organizational chart in personal profile TeamsClientConfiguration Tenant
General Use Skype for Business for recipients who don’t have Teams TeamsClientConfiguration Tenant
Email integration Allow users to send emails to channels TeamsClientConfiguration Tenant
Email integration Allow senders list TeamsClientConfiguration Tenant
Custom cloud storage Box TeamsClientConfiguration Tenant
Custom cloud storage Dropbox TeamsClientConfiguration Tenant
Custom cloud storage Google Drive TeamsClientConfiguration Tenant
Custom cloud storage ShareFile TeamsClientConfiguration Tenant
Settings by user/license type Turn Microsoft Teams on or off for all users Deprecated1
Teams and channels Redirects to Azure Active Directory Group Management (same as current experience). User
Teams and channels Redirects to AAD Group Management (same as current experience). User
Apps Enable new external apps by default Org-wide app settings Tenant
Apps Allow external apps Org-wide app settings Tenant
Apps Allow sideloading of external apps2 TeamsAppSetupPolicy User
Apps Default apps3 TeamsAppPermissionPolicy User
Apps External apps3 TeamsAppPermissionPolicy User
Calls and Meetings Allow scheduling for private meetings TeamsMeetingPolicy User
Calls and Meetings Allow Ad-hoc channel meetup TeamsMeetingPolicy User
Calls and Meetings Allow scheduling for channel meetings TeamsMeetingPolicy User
Calls and Meetings Allow videos in meetings TeamsMeetingPolicy User
Calls and Meetings Allow screen sharing in meetings TeamsMeetingPolicy User
Calls and Meetings Allow private calling TeamsCallingPolicy User
Messaging Enable Giphy so users can add gifs to conversations TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Messaging Content rating TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Messaging Enable memes that users can edit and add to conversations TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Messaging Enable stickers that users can edit and add to conversations TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Messaging Allow owners to delete all messages TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Messaging Allow users to edit their own messages TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Messaging Allow users to delete their own messages TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Messaging Allows users to chat privately TeamsMessagingPolicy User

1 Deprecated for Guest. Enabling/disabling Guest can now be managed in the Microsoft Teams admin center. Enabling/disabling Teams for Business Enterprise, Edu Student, and Edu Faculty will be deprecated soon. This should be managed by assigning licenses in the Microsoft 365 admin center. See Manage user access to Microsoft Teams.

2 Sideloading is split as follows:

  • Allow a user to sideload apps which can be managed at a user level in TeamsAppSetupPolicy.
  • Allow users in a tenant to interact with custom apps which can be managed at a tenant level in org-wide app settings.

3 Default apps and external apps can be enabled and disabled at the user level in TeamsAppPermissionPolicy. Additionally, apps can be blocked at the tenant level in org-wide app settings which overrides any user and tenant-level settings.

Note

You’ll continue to use the Groups dashboard in the Microsoft 365 admin center for configuration related to Teams and channels. Settings for Apps will remain in the Teams area of the Microsoft 365 admin center and will be migrated later.

Manage settings during the migration

You can continue to modify settings in the Microsoft 365 admin center and the Skype for Business admin center until migration for a section is complete for your tenant.

The following table shows where you can manage features during the migration.

Feature Microsoft Teams admin center Skype for Business admin center (legacy) Microsoft 365 admin center
Teams Messaging, Meetings, and Live Events policies X
Teams Upgrade policy X
Guest settings for Messaging, Meetings, and Voice X
Teams Lifecycle Management X
Teams Settings X
External access settings X
User management X
Audio conferencing X X
Calling plans X
Phone System X
Phone number management X
Licensing for Cloud voice features X
Auto attendants X
Call queues X

Manage settings after the migration

When the migration of these settings is complete, we’ll disable them in the Office 365 admin center and the Skype for Business admin center, and they can then be managed in the new Microsoft Teams admin center.

EDU migration June-July 2019

During June and July 2019, the remaining EDU tenants will be migrated from the old admin experience (in the Microsoft 365 admin center) to the Teams admin center. Check the Message Center (in the Microsoft 365 admin center) to learn when you'll be migrated. Here's what you'll see after you're migrated:

Section of Teams in Microsoft 365 admin center Setting name (Tenant level) Microsoft Teams admin center policy Level: Tenant or User
Messaging Owners can delete sent messages TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Messaging Users can delete sent messages TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Messaging Users can edit sent messages TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Messaging Allow users to chat TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Messaging Use Giphys in conversations TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Messaging Giphy content rating TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Messaging Use memes in conversations TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Messaging Use stickers in conversations TeamsMessagingPolicy User

Additionally, here are the settings that are only available in the Microsoft Teams admin center:

Setting name Microsoft Teams admin center policy Level: Tenant or User
Allow URL previews TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Allow a user to remove users from a group chat TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Allow immersive reader for viewing messages TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Allow users to translate messages TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Read receipts TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Users can send priority notifications TeamsMessagingPolicy User
Voice message creation TeamsMessagingPolicy User
On mobile devices, display favorite channels above recent chats TeamsMessagingPolicy User