New Ways to Manage Teams Apps & Integrations for Your Organization.
New capabilities to help drive adoption of specific apps & integrations
As an admin, you can use app setup policies to customize Microsoft Teams to highlight the apps that are most important for your users. You choose the apps to pin and set the order that they appear in the app bar. App setup policies let you showcase apps that users in your organization need, whether they were built by Microsoft, our partners, or your developers. You can also use app setup policies to manage how built-in features appear, inside of Microsoft Teams, for your organization.
Improvements to the way you manage existing app settings
You can now manage access to apps for individual users through App permission policy. This policy lets you control who in your organization can interact with specific apps & integrations. You can also limit access to apps built by your organization, letting you phase the app rollout.
In addition to user policies, you can define org-wide settings to block certain apps outright for your tenant.
We’ve also now made it possible to control access to apps separately from the ability to develop and test custom apps within your organization, otherwise known as “side loading.” You can now assign policy over which users can upload custom apps, either to teams or for personal use. This will make it easier to enable your developers to build for Teams. Once the apps are ready, you can then publish them to the tenant app catalog and assign setup policy.
Automating policy assignment through PowerShell
Once policies are created in the Teams Admin Center, you can then bulk assign these policies to users and groups of individuals through the Microsoft Teams PowerShell cmdlets.