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Private Channels is a new Microsoft Teams functionality that will boost adoption and collaboration of Microsoft Teams for end users but may seem confusing to organizations at first. Proper implementation and administration can significantly improve the way organization approach Teams structure!

The default settings for private channels will enable any user within a Team to create a private channel, which brings with it its own SharePoint Site Collection. Luckily, admins will have control over who can create channels, but they must know how to set up proper permissions and when to limit them.

So how will this feature effect how organizations approach their Teams architecture and structure? They must be able to prepare for the changes that private channels bring to Teams and ensure there is proper governance, security, take a proactive approach to content management.

Join AvePoint’s Microsoft RD, John Peluso and Microsoft's Karuana Gatimu to learn the fundamentals of private channels in Microsoft Teams and provide answers to:

  • What are private channels?
  • How do you ensure a manageable roll out of private channels?
  • How does this change information architecture within Teams?
  • Should you be worried about content sprawl with all these new site collections?
  • And more!

Meet the Experts

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John Peluso

Microsoft RD and CTO, AvePoint Public Sector

John Peluso has 20 years of experience helping organizations understand how they can drive secure collaboration and business productivity through an effective use of technology, John has held both technical and business management roles – resulting in a deep understanding of the priorities and concerns of both sides of the organization. He has been a leader in helping to shape solutions that drive both productivity and governance in large, complex, and highly regulated organizations. John holds Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Microsoft Certified Trainer certifications.

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Karuana Gatimu

Principal PM Manager, Microsoft

Karuana Gatimu is an experienced service adoption leader who works for the Microsoft Teams Engineering Group leading the customer insights & community outreach teams. She has worked in corporate IT, technology marketing and executive management. As a service manager & business solution architect she has been responsible for the health & adoption of a variety of technology solutions. Karuana is also a community leader for the Office 365 Champions community for business users, IT Professional and aspiring adoption professionals and produces a YouTube channel, Coffee in the Cloud with training content for Office 365.