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Categories: Licensing | Teams

November 16, 2020

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Use Teams licenses to control access to Microsoft Teams

From Microsoft Corporation

MC226038, Plan For Change, Published date: Nov 6, 2020
Admin impact, User impact

Action required by Dec 3, 2020

Major update: AnnouncementApplies To: All

We’re making some changes to how you enable Microsoft Teams for individual users within your tenant. We’re removing the Microsoft Teams enablement setting from within the Microsoft 365 admin center and will rely solely on Microsoft Teams license allocation to decide if a user has access to Microsoft Teams.

Key points:

  • Timing: Beginning December 03, 2020
  • Control: License allocation
  • Action: Review and assess

How this will affect your organization:

If a user within your tenant is given an active Microsoft Teams license, they will have access to Microsoft Teams. No additional access checks will be made.What you need to do to prepare:

Before this change takes effect, ensure that you’ve only allocated Microsoft Teams licenses to users who you wish to grant access to Microsoft Teams. If there are users within your environment that you would like to block from Microsoft Teams, please remove their Teams license.

Learn more about general user access management for Teams: Manage user access to Teams

Learn more about assigning licenses for Teams for Education: Assign Microsoft Teams licenses for EDU

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