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Hi All,

 

Please help to clarify on the below THREE queries regarding setting up of Office 365 E3 licence for Microsoft Teams:

 

1. Created the two security groups based on below link 'AllowedtoCreateOffice365Groups' and 'MS Teams Creators'. Please confirm which group you recommend I should setup our Office 365 E3 teams and why? 

Source: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-au/office365/admin/create-groups/manage-creation-of-groups?redirectSou...

 

2. Please confirm to make available the following apps ( Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, Planner, Website, Wiki, Word, and OneNote) to MS Teams users, what are other licenses you recommend to set it up other than 'Microsoft Teams'?

 

3. How user experience will be impacted if the following licenses has not been added for them with the 'Microsoft Teams'?
- Microsoft Planner - Can user use the planner app in teams if this deactivated and Microsoft Teams is activated?
- Office Online (Plan 2) -? How MS Teams user will impacted if this deactivated?
- SharePoint Online (Plan 2) - ? same as above
- Exchange Online (Plan 2) - ? same as above

 

Assigning License in office 365

 

Many thanks for your help.

 

8 Replies
Hi,
My two cents here:
1. You can name the security group allowed to create Groups and Teams as you need...the name provided in the docs.microsoft.com article is just an example
2. With an E3 license assigned to each user they can use those Apps in Teams and outside of Teams
3. If the users have not been configured to use those Apps, they are not going to be able to use them inside Teams and also outside Teams. By the way, both SharePoint Online and Exchange Online are required to use Team properly so it does not make a lot of sense not to add those Apps to the users and pretend them to use Teams
Agree! Choose whatever sec group you created with proper name! Didn’t quite understand the question!

By removing services you take away much of the benefits of teams! Sharepoint and office online is crucial for working with files at all!

Adam
Thanks Adam and Juan for confirming that if licenses other than MS teams have not been added it won’t be accessible from inside and outside of MS Teams and confirming on crucial license allocation. Much appreciated.

Regarding my query #1 actually the question is not around the naming convention of security groups. I understand Security group can be any meaningful name.

As per my original post shared Microsoft link, I am planning to create the two security groups 'Allowed to Create Office 365 Groups' - This parent group will control the O365 group creation restriction at O365 level and the nested group ‘MS Teams Creators' for managing user access for Team Creators. I am thinking add the Office 365 E3 license for ‘Microsoft Teams‘ at nested group? In this way when we roll-out additional services the other nested group can be added as per future requirements e.g yammer, stream etc. What’s your recommendation?

Many thanks!
Please explain further what you mean by adding E3 to teams nested group!

What you explained about 2 groups and one nested sound good!
Are you going to apply the full E3 license to the member of the nested Teams grouP?

Just let me understand a bit more :)

Adam
Hi Adam,

Not full e3 license only crucial licenses required for MS Teams + MS Teams as per your first response in this post.

The question is at what level would you recommend to add licenses at parent group or nested group?

Cheers!
Solution
If you’re creating the nested group for the sake of teams, I’d find it better to grant members of this group the correct teams related licenses

Adam
Thanks Adam for the confirmation, agree with you on this.

Cheers!
How to create/configure Teams Classroom with E3 license Pls?
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