Creating a New Microsoft Teams Meeting Policy

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Creating a New Microsoft Teams Meeting Policy

To create a new Microsoft Teams Meeting Policy can be done using the Teams Admin console and Windows PowerShell.

The new Teams Policy should cater for the following.

  • Applies to users in Low Bandwidth regions
  • Limit the features in Teams which requires more bandwidth

To get started navigate to https://portal.office.com > Admin > Admin centers > Teams.

From the Teams admin Centre navigate to Meetings > Meeting Policies > Then click New Policy.

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From the new policy menu, provide a name and description for the new policy. Leave the general settings as default.

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Next from the Audio & Video settings remove the following options.

Turn off the following:

  • Allow cloud recording
  • Allow IP video

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Under the Content sharing configure the following.

Disable the following:

  • Screen sharing mode
  • Allow whiteboard
  • Allow shared notes

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Once done, click on Save at the bottom of the screen.

From the Meeting Policy menu, you will now see the newly created Teams Meeting Policy.

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Last but not least, the new policy needs to be applied to a set of users. To apply to users, do the following.

From the Teams admin center, navigate to Users

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To filter for a certain set of users, click on the Filter icon in the top right-hand corner.

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Select a user and, then click on Assigned policies at the bottom then click on edit.

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On the Edit user policies menu, click on the Meeting policy drop-down and select the new policy.

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Click on Save at the bottom to apply the changes.

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What does it look like form a user perspective after the changes has been applied?

In the call, you will notice that the user does not have the permission to do video call.

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