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In order to control visibility between departments, executives, and users, will Hierarchical Address Books integrate with Microsoft Teams? For example within the scope of the search bar, is this a possible workaround for a business scenario where users/staff should not be able to search for a CEO (or other C-level execs)?

 

We are looking for a way to limit visibility between departments, as well as separation of executives and users. 

 

Hiding Executives from other Staff 

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Hi Adam, thank you for your response.

 

Yes, for this to work though I'd have to configure Address Book Policies.

The options I've found: 

1) Address Book Policy

2) Hierarchical Address Book (HAB)

3) Information Barriers- coming in the near future, however the most practical workaround I can find until this feature is released is Hierarchical Address Books. Unfortunately in the HAB document it states that when this feature is released it will only be available to E5 license which is not my case.

 

I know that Teams works with GAL, so my question is if HAB will also work in the search function of Microsoft Teams? 

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HABs are not intended for hiding users, so they will not help you in this scenario. The current solution that we have, based on the Exchange ABPs, can ensure that only specific users can see the CEO in the list, however they will not prevent anyone from actually being able to contact him (assuming they bypass the "hide" function). For that, you will have to wait for the information barrier policies.

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Vasil,

Thank you so much for the clarification. Do you know if the information barrier policies will be available to Office 365 Business Premium licenses or only E5?
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Here you go:

Currently, the information barrier features are in public preview. When these features are generally available, they'll be included in subscriptions, such as:
Microsoft 365 E5
Office 365 E5
Office 365 Advanced Compliance
Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance
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@adam deltinger We would like to set up information barriers for Teams.  If we utilize information barriers does that also restrict communication between users via exchange online?