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Practical Graph: Report Details of Teams Online Meetings

The arrival of new Teams audit events allows tenants to analyze data about Teams online meetings. However, the data available in the audit events is incomplete, and the only way to get a full picture is through the Graph APIs. This article explains how to find Teams Online meetings in user calendars, extract information about the meetings, and generate an HTML report.

June 26, 2024

Practical Graph: Clean Out Messages from a Team Channel

A question asked about the best way to remove channel messages from Teams. Microsoft 365 retention policies are an option, but you'll have to wait for retention processing to complete. PowerShell helps because you can create a script to remove all messages and replies from a channel. Everything works, but processing is slow, as we discover when we plunge into the details of writing code.

March 6, 2024

Managing the Discoverability of Private Teams

Microsoft has a new approach to control private team discoverability. You can have all-in access by enabling discoverability through Teams policies or granular access by using sensitivity labels to control if private teams are discoverable or not. This article explains how both methods work.

March 4, 2024

Building a Teams External Access Allow List from External Chats

A Teams external access whitelist controls the domains that users can connect to for federated chats. Organizations often limit federation using a whitelist to reduce the possibility of attacks through chat communications. This article explains how administrators can discover the set of domains users chat with by analyzing chat information using the Microsoft Graph PowerShell SDK.

November 7, 2023