03-11-2019 10:21 AM
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It's been a few months since we looked into it, but there does not appear to be anyway to hide the Create a Team button/link you see inside of the Teams client.
Even if you lock down how you managed groups (which is what we do) it leaves that option unchanged. When a user tries to create a team, they will get denied.
As for the Reddit.. yeah, we are JUST running into that. Since we prevent O365 group creation, anybody who tries to create a Yammer group will just get a plain old Yammer group, and not an O365 group. I'm not sure we really care though at this point.
03-11-2019 10:54 AM
Could you please let me know on all the limitations or drawbacks if we decide to restrict group creation? So users cannot use Planner, PowerBi etc without authorisation from us? Sorry im not too sure about the complete limitations
I want to put a teams provisioning tool in place but it will be difficult if users can just open the app and click create team..
Thank you for the reply
03-11-2019 10:57 AM
"Office 365 connected Yammer groups can still be created"
Adam, are you sure on this? I was thinking that as well, but I just had somebody create some to test (who doesn't have rights to make groups) and it doesn't seem to be creating an O365 group.
03-11-2019 11:01 AM
I can only speak to what we do, but we have a request process for a Team and an area that creates the Teams. Because O365 group creation is limited, users can't not create their own Planner plan.. However, members of a Team can create planners inside of that Team with no issues. (We don't really use much Planner outside of Teams so it's never been an issue.)
Our team is quick to respond to Teams requests (same day) so it's never been a problem. I think O365 groups are hidden by default from the GAL now, which is nice so it doesn't fill up with weird looking names.
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03-11-2019 11:38 AM - edited 03-11-2019 11:40 AM
Thank you for the reply.
We will have an automated provisioning form in place and the teams creation will be quick. But we left the restricting groups / remove teams creation button till late..
Can you explain the differences in this comment please, specifically o365 Group v plain old yammer group?
'As for the Reddit.. yeah, we are JUST running into that. Since we prevent O365 group creation, anybody who tries to create a Yammer group will just get a plain old Yammer group, and not an O365 group. I'm not sure we really care though at this point'
So is the real downside the lack of Planner creation - Does this mean users cannot open the planner app and create a plan for them selves? But instead, if we lock groups down, they can only make a planner for a new Team?
I read about PowerBI Etc being affected by the groups restriction. Do you know the consequences ? What really happens to other apps if we lock down groups? It would be great if I could test it all out somewhere..or just find say a matrix explaining what happens to each app if groups restricted.
Sorry, groups can be very confusing :)
03-11-2019 11:52 AM
03-11-2019 01:44 PM
Excellent reply! Thanks.
Can you think of any other limitations? Im looking to create a table/or swimlane diagram explaining the full effects of restricting group creation in order to limit teams creation and utilise our teams provisioning form :)
Planner - Users cannot create a planner plan as they need to create a group to do this..They can only create plans for Teams created?
Yammer - Cannot create a yammer group to store all files on. Instead can create a yammer group but the files will be stored in cloud somewhere else?
PowerBi - Cannot create new workspace
Also read online Stream: Removes any ability to organize videos in Stream.
Think there are any other considerations or useful sites to read?
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