Microsoft Teams is getting a new update that will enable IT admins to deploy and manage teams at scale. Microsoft has announced in a message on the Microsoft 365 admin center that administrators will be able to create up to 500 teams with built-in or custom templates via Teams PowerShell cmdlet.
Specifically, Microsoft Teams will allow IT Pros to add up to 25 users to teams as members or owners. The upcoming update will also make it possible to add or remove members from existing teams. Moreover, admins will be able to send email notifications about the deployment status of each batch to up to 5 people.
According to Microsoft, the ability to create and manage large numbers of teams at a time should help to significantly reduce deployment time. It will also make it easier for organizations to meet the specific scalability needs of their organization.
“Your organization may have a lot of teams that you use to drive communication and collaboration among your frontline workforce, who are spread across different stores, locations, and roles. Currently, there isn’t an easy solution to deploy, set up, and manage these teams and users at scale,” the company explained on the Microsoft 365 admin center.
Microsoft notes that this feature is currently under development, and it will become available for Microsoft Teams users in preview by mid-September. However, keep in mind that the timeline is subject to change.
Microsoft is also introducing a feature that will let users start group chats with the members of a distribution list, mail-enabled security group, or Microsoft 365 groups in Teams. Microsoft believes that this release will help to improve communication and boost the workflow efficiency of employees. You can check out our previous post for more details.