Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Moderating the Team’s Channels

Some channel conversations necessitate a lot of communication between team members. Others may just generate a significant amount of noise which has no real benefit for the Teams' productivity or which regularly goes off on a tangent from the work. Instead of an open style forum where everyone can post and reply, we may simply want a channel where its owners, or a set number of users such as SME's can post focused messages such as instructions, important content or updates for the team to consume. We may simply want a proportion of the team to observe others conversations. We may simply want it for announcements, or to lock down the channel for bots or connectors such as Twitter and Yammer. Whatever the use case, the moderation of Teams channels is about choice as much as it is about good governance as we now have the ability to have very focused channel communications - a very good thing for us all.