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How can we improve the tenant admin features O365?

Allow Tenant Admins to Control New Features being Enabled/Disabled by Default

Tenant administrators should have the ability to specify whether or not new features such as Teams, Sway, etc. are enabled by default within their tenants. Just like there's the ability to set a tenant to receive First Release, Admins should be able to specify how changes are introduced to their environment. It's great that there are Powershell commands to turn features on/off but it would be much easier to either set these new features to be off by default, or enable Admins to enable when organizations are ready to absorb those changes. Functionality like Teams is absolutely fantastic, but without the right change management planning it becomes confusing for users. For Tenant Admins that either ignore announcements of new features, or are unavailable to turn them off when they become available - this is an appropriate solution to enable organizations to effectively manage how they are consuming Office 365.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really MS, do you just ignore something so simple? As others have said, quit forcing changes on local admin without giving us some control and turn off the freaking LIKE button. Email is not Social Media, there is business here not chat rooms.

      • Bill Blais commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there really no official response to this yet (nearly a year and more than 800 votes later)? It seems like a no-brainer 'switch' to add, but maybe there's more to it (to play devil's advocate)? Either way, some response/explanation would be great.

      • VV commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Totally agree! I truly hope that MS will implement this kind of function soon, that would make our life much easier!

      • Steve Minar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Not just new features. All features that can be controlled on a tenant level need a UI. We want to limit a number of features that have been in Office 365 for a long time. Skype for Business comes to mind.

      • Nick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Forms (preview) also pushed out today across our network (20,000 users) without warning. New services should be added at the discretion of the business...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree this feature is a must, but I do believe that by default new features should be enabled when released. It should be a IT strategic option to set the switch to have the new features disabled at arrival.

      • Matt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For companies that require the use of OCM to rollout new features to employees this feature is a must! We spend too much time figuring out how hide tiles/features!

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