Communications governance for collaboration scenarios
Microsoft 365 offers a number of controls to help you govern communication in your organization, including messaging and meetings settings. Review these options and consider how they map to your business needs, the sensitivity of your data, and the scope of people that your users need to collaborate with.
The following table provides a quick reference for the communications controls available in Microsoft 365. Further information is provided in the following sections.
|Manage what users can do while messaging in Teams.||Manage messaging policies in Teams|
|Control who can start and reply to posts in a channel.||Set up and manage channel moderation in Microsoft Teams|
|Manage what meeting participants can do.||Manage meeting policies in Teams|
|Allow or prevent anonymous users joining meetings.||Allow anonymous users to join meetings|
|Surface and respond to careless and negligent communication||Communication compliance|
You can control which chat and channel messaging features - such as editing or deleting messages - are available to users in Microsoft Teams by using messaging policies. You can create different policies for different users and groups.
You can control who can start new posts and reply to posts in a Teams channel by configuring channel moderation.
You can control the features that are available to Teams meeting participants, including scheduling, content sharing, participants, and audio and video policies.
You can control anonymous join for Teams meetings which allows anyone with a link to the meeting to join.
Communication compliance allows you to examine communications for offensive language, sensitive information, and information related to internal and regulatory standards. Chat communications, mailboxes, and Yammer messages can all be monitored, generating alerts. With administration tools, you can quickly identify and take action on messages with policy matches.
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