Last Microsoft Ignite 2017 in a session called Manage all your communications workloads in Office 365 , we were shown a mock-up of the new Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center that will merge the administration of Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business.
Currently in Microsoft Teams, the administration available is very basic which allows you to:
- Enable/disable Teams (Tenant, Guest)
- Enable/disable Email integration
- Enable/disable Apps
- Enable/disable Cloud Storage
- Enable/disable Calls and Meetings
- Manage Messaging
- Basic Powershell commands
The Skype for Business Admin center provides the ability to manage a much larger feature set both in the in the WebUI and via powershell.
The new admin center that will be released at the end of March 2018, it will provide a single location to manage Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business amalgamating the administration of the 2 admin center and providing a broader range of administration and management abilities. This change will also deliver additional functionality, end-to-end insights, and the ability to manage Teams and Skype for Business settings on a user level. Below is the mock-up provided at Ignite 2017.
Once the new admin center is released, I will provide an update about the new features and functionality.