3 Things to Keep in Mind When Using Microsoft Teams Shared Channels by AvePoint
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Jul 21, 2022 3:16 PM

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Using Microsoft Teams Shared Channels by AvePoint

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Are you preparing to use Microsoft Teams shared channels for the first time? Click here for 3 must-know tips for the best experience.

Shared Channels Don’t Replace Guest Access

Prior to shared channels, your administrators had to give a guest account to any external partners you wished to work with in Teams. To prevent their access from being applied too broadly, which may possibly reveal sensitive information, this required careful configuration and provisioning.

Your Governance Policies Need to Be Updated to Include Shared Channels Guidance

While the benefit of shared channels is that your users never leave your tenant, there are always hazards involved when introducing outside users. Your tenant may be exposed if you don't update your governance policies to reflect and address the dangers involved. Collaboration is excellent, but you shouldn't have to give up security to do it.

Be Wary of the Possibility of Oversharing and Sprawl

Shared channels aid in preventing unintentional oversharing and prevent the development of extra workplaces just to work with outside users. Despite this, this new function still leaves room for oversharing and sprawl.

Final Thoughts

The introduction of shared channels ushers in streamlined communication in a safe, controllable, and legal setting. With the help of this new feature, co-hosting an event, co-writing a white paper, or working together on any kind of outside program or project will be a breeze with less likelihood of forgetting logistics, having translation errors, or having technology impede cooperation or productivity.

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