Metropolitan Council started to roll out Microsoft Teams in July 2019 following its SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint Online migration with AvePoint.
”Our move to Teams made sense as we were re-organizing and re-architecting SharePoint sites and our collaboration needs. From that point, we have been slowly rolling out features available in Teams,” said Jeff Godderz, ECM Architect Metropolitan Council.
Metropolitan Council decided to leverage AvePoint’s Cloud Governance to support its Microsoft Teams deployment because of its functionality to automatically enforce critical governance components of a Team or SharePoint site such as naming conventions, lifecycle, permissions, and ownership. The organization also needed to have a more tailored provisioning process for each of its council departments.
“We have five council departments, with five different cultures and it seems like all of them had different ideas for managing Teams self-provisioning,” said Godderz. “One wanted self-service creation enabled, one wanted to route to IT for approval, and all want more control over getting resources as quickly as possible.”
The original plan was to deploy AvePoint Cloud Governance in gradual stages to enhance Microsoft Teams governance. However, in March COVID-19 hit the United States and state governors, including the Governor of Minnesota, started issuing work from home orders for state employees.