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July 07, 2024

Microsoft Teams Introduces Administrative Units for Mobile Management

Microsoft Teams continues to evolve, offering more and more features that contribute to more efficient collaboration and management. The latest addition to the platform is the introduction of administrative units. This feature allows Teams environments to be managed from mobile devices, a big step forward for IT administrators and managers.

What are Administrative Units?

Administrative Units (AUs) are segments within the Microsoft Teams environment that help IT administrators manage specific sets of users and resources. This segmentation can be based on several criteria, such as:

  • Departments ๐Ÿ“Š
  • Project teams ๐Ÿ“
  • Locations ๐ŸŒ

Benefits of Administrative Units

The introduction of administrative units offers several advantages:

  • Targeted Management Actions ๐ŸŽฏ: IT administrators can now perform targeted actions on specific groups within the organization without impacting the entire organization.
  • Enhanced Security ๐Ÿ”’: Management and security can now be customized by unit, providing better control over sensitive information.
  • Flexibility ๐Ÿ“ฑ: Mobile accessibility allows administrators to perform tasks from any device, wherever they are.

Mobile Management

One of the most notable aspects of this update is the ability to manage administrative units from mobile devices. This offers numerous advantages, including:

  • On-the-go Management ๐Ÿš€: Administrators no longer have to sit at their desktops to perform important tasks.
  • Faster Response Time โฑ๏ธ: Problems can be addressed immediately regardless of the administratorโ€™s location.
  • User-friendly Interface ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ: The mobile app is designed with ease of use in mind, improving the experience for administrators.

Implementation and Use

Implementing and using administrative units in Microsoft Teams is easy. Here are the steps to get started:

  1. Getting Access to AUs ๐Ÿ”‘: Go to the Microsoft Teams administrator portal.
  2. Create Units ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ: Create new administrative units based on the desired criteria.
  3. Assign Administrators ๐Ÿ‘ฅ: Assign specific administrators to each unit for targeted control.
  4. Mobile App Install ๐Ÿ“ฒ: Make sure administrators have installed the latest version of the Microsoft Teams mobile app.


The introduction of administrative units in Microsoft Teams, combined with the ability for mobile management, is a game-changer for IT administrators. It offers increased flexibility, better security and targeted management options essential for modern organizations.

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