#Microsoft365 – Before we get started with the awesome goodness of Microsoft Teams, let’s work through the various settings to be considered.

For previous posts in my #Microsoft365Challenge go to the index page.

Related:  Microsoft 365 Day 31: Microsoft Teams 101 & Resources

Settings in the Microsoft Teams Desktop App:

Click on the ellipses next to your Team name. Here you’ll have the ability to

  1. View and add members (permissions)
  2. Leave the Team
  3. Edit the Team (Name, Description, Privacy)
  4. Delete the Team

Click on your profile pic and you’ll see more settings:

  1. Availability
  2. Picture
  3. Themes
  4. Application
  5. Notifications
  6. Language
  7. Keyboard Shortcuts
  8. Help
  9. About
  10. Check for updates
  11. Download the Mobile app
  12. Log out

Settings in the Admin Center:

Log into https://portal.office.com, click on the App Launcher > Admin. Under Settings navigate to Services & add-ins. Scroll down and click on Microsoft Teams.

Here you’ll be able to set the following:

Tenant-wide settings:

  1. Show organizational chart in personal profile
  2. Use Skype for Business for recipients who don’t have Microsoft Teams
  3. Allow T-bot proactive help messages
Email Integration
  1. Allow users to send email to channels
  2. Allow senders list (separated each domain with a comma)

Enable/disable default apps:

  1. Website
  2. Allow external apps in Microsoft Teams
  3. Allow sideloading of external apps (list to select)
  4. Enable new external apps by default

Custom cloud storage

  1. Box
  2. Dropbox
  3. Google Drive
  4. ShareFile

Settings by user/license type

  1. Select the user/license type you want to configure (this is where you setup guest access)
    1. Business & Enterprise
    2. Guest
  2. Turn Microsoft Teams on or off for all users of this type

Teams and Channels

  1. Use the Groups dashboard in admin center to manage teams.
  2. Anyone on the team can add and manage channels.

Calls and meetings

  1. Allow scheduling for private meetings
  2. Allow ad-hoc channel meetup
  3. Allow scheduling for channel meetings
  4. Allow videos in meetings
  5. Allow screen sharing in meetings
  6. Allow private calling


  1. Enable Giphy so users can add gifs to conversations
  2. Content Rating
  3. Enable memes that users can edit and add to conversations
  4. Enable stickers that users can edit and add to conversations
  5. Allow owners to delete all messages
  6. Allow users to edit their own messages
  7. Allow users to delete their own messages
  8. Allow users to chat privately


  • You must be an Office 365 global administrator or user management administrator to manage Microsoft Teams licenses.
  • To prevent a user in your organization from accessing Microsoft Teams, remove the Microsoft Teams license for that user.
  • Microsoft Teams is available only as part of Office 365 commercial and education suites – cannot be purchased as a standalone product.
  • Teams now has Guest Access which means people external to your organization can join your teams.



Purpose of this blog challenge:

I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.