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Office 365 and Microsoft Teams are at the top of their game. The former has more than 155 million monthly active users worldwide, while the latter is the fastest growing business application in Microsoft’s history. The commercial adoption rate of Office 365 and Microsoft Teams is accelerating as organizations experience an increase in productivity and collaboration by leveraging a modern, digital workplace.  

Said organizations are now looking to duplicate this modern collaboration experience with external users but are wary of potential security and data governance risks. It’s no wonder that Microsoft Teams and external sharing were among the most frequently discussed topics at the two workshops we held with Microsoft in Melbourne and Sydney. 

With these concerns in mind, we recently unveiled vital updates to our Cloud Governance solution that’ll enhance an organization’s ability to safely collaborate with external users in Microsoft Teams. 

The new updates to AvePoint Cloud Governance allow organizations to safely collaborate with external users by providing more granular control over which Office 365 workspaces and data can be shared with external parties. 

New policy-level controls—which can be applied to Office 365 Groups, Microsoft Teams and Modern SharePoint Team sites—ensure each workspace has the appropriate level of external sharing based on the use and type of information stored in that workspace. 

“AvePoint knows a successful deployment of Microsoft Teams needs to not only have a viable mechanism for enforcing governance policies but also for ensuring end-users have a positive experience,” said Blair Hainsworth, Managing Director of AvePoint Australia.

“With our latest enhancements to external sharing controls for Office 365 Groups and Group Team sites, we believe it can significantly increase end users’ productivity and collaboration and drive Microsoft Teams adoption at the same time,” he added.

We hope that these key updates will help make collaborating with outside organizations a more enjoyable experience! To learn more about our Cloud Governance solution, click here.


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