Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Terms of Use with Conditional Access

Happy Christmas! I hope you have enjoyed the last few days - and whether it has been with family, friends, going shopping, eating out, going to church, taking exams or feet up binge watching movies and taking a real break from everything I really hope you have managed to spend it how you have wanted to after a full on 2021. You deserve it. Me? I'm spending most my with my family, but during the holidays I'm also taking some a bit of time to clear the decks for 2022 and refocus on several things which I've missed doing this year. One of those things is the Microsoft Tech Community. Tech was where I first started out doing community work back in late 2018. I did it compulsively right up until the beginning of 2021 and it's been a big part of my life the past few years. It's a place where I met a lot of my community friends: people like Adam Deltinger, Chris Webb, Juan Carlos Gonzalez Martin, Vasil Michev and Linus Cansby. Its a place where I got the opportunity to help people directly. It's also the place which led to many more opportunities including Teams Nation. Yet with everything else going on this year - work, events, exams, speaking on the circuit, you name it - it's been tough to allocate the time in order to really get back into it like I used to. So I needed to change things up in order to get back to the start, and having re-engaged the last few weeks I feel much happier and sharper. Now one of the questions I was asked was regarding Terms of Use. This is fortunate considering I am teaching Microsoft SCI Fundamentals next month and it's a component of that. Terms of Use is an Azure AD functionality but applies to many services including Microsoft Teams. Do you require employees or guests to accept your terms of use policy before getting access? Do you require employees or guests to accept your terms of use policy on a recurring schedule per your compliance policies? Do you require employees or guests to accept your terms of use policy as part of a conditional access policy? Once you use it, it seems strange that you wouldn't want this in place to ensure anyone who is accessing your environment is accepting your terms - especially as it's an Azure AD P1 functionality and available to small businesses as well as large

Teams Real Simple with Pictures: How are the Team accessing Teams? And from where?

Why would we want to know how the Team accesses Teams and from where? Firstly, it can tell us more about the Team - do they prefer to use their apps online as opposed to the desktop? If they use Teams like this maybe they use Office like this? It may determine the device which is ideal for them in the future. It could help us with licencing too. If they don't use desktop apps then maybe they would be better suited to an F1 licence rather than something like an E3. That's good for our business and its the whole point about Microsoft 365 - it facilitates how users want to work. Secondly, it may be important in terms of security: for example, who is accessing Teams outside of work hours and where? We could be considering a conditional access policy and want to see the typical locations that users are accessing it from before applying it.