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November 28, 2021

Microsoft Teams Calls End-to-Encryption Rollout Delayed

Back in March, Microsoft announced that they will soon support End-to-end encryption in Microsoft Teams. The feature went to public preview in June and was set to roll out in November 2021.

Now Microsoft announced that the rollout would be delayed.

End-to-end encryption is the encryption of information at its origin and decryption at its intended destination without the ability for intermediate nodes to decrypt. Microsoft Teams supports an option to use end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for ad-hoc 1:1 Teams VoIP calls, allowing users to more securely transmit sensitive information such as passwords.

To support customer security and compliance requirements, IT has full control over who can use E2EE in the organization. A new policy is added and it has a parameter to enable E2EE for 1-1 calls. By default, it is disabled so that administrators have full control over the rollout of this feature in their organization. E2EE can be enabled for the entire organization or just a subset of users.

Microsoft announced today that the new rollout schedule will begin in early December (formerly early November) and expects the rollout to be completed by late December (formerly late November).

E2EE calls support only basic calling functions such as audio, video, screen sharing, chat and advanced functions such as call escalation, transfer, recording, merging etc. are not available.

E2EE only works if both the caller and the call recipient have E2EE enabled. The feature is available on desktop and mobile clients and not on the web.

Read all the details in Microsoft’s blog post here .

Source: mspoweruser

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