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M365 Changelog: (Updated) Microsoft Teams - Force Public Preview Setting

Rabia Noureen


MC509574 – Updated March 22, 2023: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Teams Public Preview provides early access to pre-release features for product quality, internal planning, adoption & training readiness before they roll out to the rest of their company.

Public preview is enabled on a per-user basis, and the option to turn on Public Preview is controlled via Teams admin policy as described here: Microsoft Teams Public Preview

Today, when admins enable this policy for an end user, that user needs to opt-in via Teams app to get into Public Preview. Microsoft is adding a new value named ‘Forced’ for this policy that will allow IT admins to move users to Public Preview without having users to opt-in to Public Preview via Teams app.

When this will happen:

Microsoft will begin rolling out early March and expect to complete by the late March (previously mid-March).

How this will affect your organization:

This policy will allow IT admins to move users to Public Preview without having users take an extra step to opt-in to Public Preview via Teams app.

What you need to do to prepare:

This policy can be managed via the Teams Admin Center > Teams > Teams Update Policies.

Forced Preview Setting
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You can also use PowerShell to update this setting (CsTeamsUpdateManagementPolicy). Here is an example cmdlet to set the Teams global policy to follow the Office preview via PowerShell:

Set-CsTeamsUpdateManagementPolicy -Identity Global -AllowPublicPreview "Forced"

Microsoft also welcomes feedback on any feature in Public Preview. Please encourage your users to send feedback about Teams features through Help > Give feedback and following the prompts. Their feedback will help shape the Microsoft Teams experience for the rest of your organization. 

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