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Learn to empower students, administrators, and educators with this free guide, “Microsoft Teams for Education Institutions.”


Have you miss Microsoft Ignite: The Tour? We have your back! Browse the remainder of our session recaps below:

Microsoft Teams has completely taken enterprise industries by storm during the last few years. It’s no question why it had been this type of hot subject for government only at that year’s Microsoft Ignite D.C. tour!

Microsoft Teams has the power to transform teamwork and collaboration, accelerate projects, and may make business and government departments more agile. But can the utilization of Teams complicate the way you manage, monitor, and secure your atmosphere?

This session required an in-depth dive into Microsoft Teams’ architecture to assist answer individuals questions. Here are a few of my own highlights:

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Teams Includes work 365 Stack 

The very first factor this session explored was the logical architecture of Microsoft Teams. The diagram below shows how all things in the Teams platform is connected. A couple of stuff you should bear in mind: 

Office 365 Groups will always be the actual construct to some team. Consider groups like a keychain that holds your full suite of apps, teams, SharePoint, and conversations together. 

  • Teams channel messages get kept in a Teams mailbox for much better compliance. 
  • Chat messages are kept in personal mailboxes 

*All messages are kept in Azure after which journaled into exchange* 

File Storage 

A significant takeaway here’s that, though it’s switched off automatically, Microsoft Teams admins can store any files shared in Teams in third-party storage options like Google Drive and Dropbox.

Another essential factor Microsoft highlighted was that tracks are just kept in Azure blob for under 24 hrs, never permanently. No customer submissions are ever sent to Microsoft. All user information is anonymized, and even funnel names are scrubbed out.  

This graphic teaches you what will get stored whereby Microsoft Teams:

Data Flows &amp Compliance 

Microsoft Teams foretells many exterior systems. When managing Teams, it is essential to know where inbound and outbound data can flow so that you can take the necessary measures to keep it in check. This chart illustrates further:

Microsoft Teams Client Architecture

The Teams client architecture works seamlessly across both Windows software and Macs. Updates are shipped to both simultaneously, a nice detail that ensures users can invariably make use of the most advanced technology and optimizations available. 

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