Improve Teams Governance

Improve Teams Governance with Microsoft Purview: Information Governance Best Practices

Launched in 2017, Microsoft Teams has 270 million users. If Teams users were their own country, they would be the fifth largest country in the world! This article from Onna discusses how to improve Teams governance with Microsoft Purview!

The article (How to improve Microsoft Teams governance with Microsoft Purview) discusses how, as organizations increasingly meet, collaborate, and automate their work in Teams, the business requirement to properly control and secure data while it’s being accessed, changed, and shared broadly is getting more difficult. Teams data is also stored in different Microsoft apps, making governance of that data more challenging.

Enter: Microsoft Purview.


Formerly known as Microsoft 365 Compliance Center, Microsoft Purview is a data governance solution that helps manage and govern your on-premises, multi-cloud, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) data. It essentially combines the former Azure Purview and Microsoft 365 Compliance portfolio, giving users centralized access to data discovery and governance features, which (of course) helps you improve Teams governance as well!

Onna’s article goes in-depth into the modern data estate, where data is stored in Microsoft Teams, what Microsoft Purview is and what you can do with it, the three eDiscovery solutions offered by Purview to search for content across your M365 data sources, governing Teams data in Purview, Teams data retention best practices and where Purview falls short (which we’ll discuss more in this August 31st EDRM webinar that I previewed yesterday). There’s a ton of information about how to improve Teams governance with Microsoft Purview, so check it out!

BTW, speaking of webinars, the article was inspired by another webinar – Getting the most out of your Microsoft Teams data with Microsoft Purview and Onna – that I participated in with Gabriel Bustos, Senior Product Manager at Onna and Hammad Rajjoub, Director of Product Strategy and Marketing Management at Microsoft. So, consider checking the webinar as well, as we covered a lot about today’s governance challenges and how Purview and Onna address those challenges. Both the article and the webinar are excellent resources for learning how to improve Teams governance with Microsoft Purview!

So, what do you think? How do you currently manage governance for Microsoft Teams? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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