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Free whitepaper! Microsoft Teams governance best practices

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We are delighted to announce that we have published the free guide “Microsoft Teams governance best practices”. The whitepaper explores the vital aspects of a comprehensive governance strategy that maintains business operations, collaboration efficiency and prevents data leaks and security breaches.

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In Teams, Microsoft has created a central hub that is pivotal for modern business collaboration. Since its launch in 2017, uptake has been fast and exponential, and during the COVID-19 lockdown, adoption rates soared as organizations and employees navigated remote and flexible working.

However, the rapid adoption of Teams and the urgency at which solutions were deployed during the pandemic has caused massive growth in teams, channels, and chats, resulting in an increasingly cluttered Microsoft 365 environment. Furthermore, the lack of compliance and regulatory standards has led to some bad user habits. For many companies there has been no formal structure around which Teams should be managed and used. Effective Teams governance is necessary for protecting business data and documents, containing sprawl, and ensuring the platform works optimally for end users.

Matthias Einig, Co-Founder, and CEO at Rencore explains:

“Teams enabled millions of users to collaborate when needed, stepping up during the pandemic as the most comprehensive collaboration solution. Consequently, problems caused by a lack of governance have created a bottleneck for IT making it hard to manage platform use and allow end users to collaborate freely. Throughout this whitepaper, we examine the importance of designing and executing a Teams governance strategy to foster open collaboration across Teams and related services in a controlled way.”

A Teams governance strategy must account for the interdependence between the different services that are integrated and used within Teams such as SharePoint, OneDrive, Exchange, Yammer, and the Power Platform. At this point, most governance strategies fall short. The whitepaper provides all the details to implement such a strategy at scale and create a central place for governance where IT admins and platform owners have ownership over holistic data, policies, reporting, and actions.

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Lee Sellen

Lee is the Senior Digital Marketing Manager at Rencore. He writes about a broad array of topics ranging from corporate, solution and product news to high-level SharePoint and Office 365 governance, modernization and risk topics. Lee is in charge of Rencore's research and reports unit aiming to gain new insights into how users work with SharePoint and Office 365. A passionate writer in all areas, he also covers Rencore events, webinars and other online activities.