What Your Boss Can TRACK About YOU with Microsoft Teams

Many of us are working
remotely using Microsoft Teams. Did you ever wonder
what your boss can track about your working day? For example, how much time
you actually spent working. Let's find out. (upbeat music) Okay, so I've logged into the
Microsoft 365 admin center. Here I'm going to show you
the type of information your admin has access to, and what they can extract from the system. So Teams has its own
dedicated admin center. Let's get to it by going to show all, and going to the Teams admin center. Now let's take a look
at the different reports that are available to them. So under analytics and reports, we have different reports available here.

So for example, apps usage. Let's go with the last 30
days, and run the report. So here we can see the
different types of apps that are used within Teams. In this case, there are
four Microsoft apps, and two third-party apps. Now, this information is not
by user, it's in general. So we can see they're two active users that use Trello, there four
active users that use Teams, and so on. But we can't see which user
used this application here. Let's go back to our reports. If your company has
calling plans in place, you can get information
about the number of minutes that users spent in calls and also the cost of the calls,
by running these reports. Under Teams device usage, you get to see what type
of device they're using to get to Teams. Whether it's Windows, Mac,
iOS, Android, and so on. What about Teams usage? Let's go and run this report and see what we get. So here we have the list
of the different Teams and we get to see how
many messages were posted within a Team, how many
replies there were, urgent messages, reactions, mentions and meetings that were
organized in the Team.

Now if you click on a Team here, you get to see all the members of the Team and if you click on a specific member, you can find out a bit more
about their activity in Teams. For example, this person
was in two meetings and one call. Under call history, you
get to see all the calls that this person was in. You can also see the duration of the call and the participants. So for example, on this
one, if I just click on it, I get to see who this meeting was with, the duration of the call is here, and I have more technical information about the devices they used for connection and also the IP address and so on.

Now let's go back to the usage reports and see what we have under
the Teams user activity. When I run the report here, I get an overview of the total
number of channel messages, reply messages and so on, but here I have the
display name of the people and their activity in Teams. So how many channel
messages each person sent. Reply messages, post
messages, chat messages, total meetings. So here it's by user
and not global anymore. So how many one-on-one calls there was, the total audio time, total video time, even screen sharing time, and their last activity.

It doesn't have a time stamp, it just have the date
of their last activity. Okay, so this is the information
they can see by user. Now what we looked at
here is for Teams only. But what about the other apps? Do we get more information by person? Well, let's go back to the
Microsoft 365 admin center. Let's take a look at reports. Here we have the productivity score. Now, this is on organization level only. So here it says, scores are not provided at the individual user level. This way you get to
compare your organization to a peer benchmark.

It breaks it down into
different categories as well, but all of this is on
organizational level. Now let's go to usage
and see what we get here. These reports show how
people in the business are using 365 services. If I scroll down I can
see how many active users are using Microsoft 365 services and I can see this by service. Then I get to see the Microsoft 365 apps, but again this is general.

So this is on organization level, I can't exactly see here which active user is using this app. I can also see email activity and Microsoft Teams activity. But let's take a closer
look at this report here, so let's go to view more,
and let's scroll down. Here I get to see all the user names, and I can see their last
activities for certain services. So here when was the
last time the user read or sent an email? When was the last time they
did something in OneDrive, or they did something
in SharePoint, in Skype? Then we have Yammer here, and the last activity in Microsoft Teams. Okay, so this is the information
we get on user level. The other information is all available on organizational level. So this is what can be currently tracked with Microsoft Teams. In my experience, working
with a remote team, it's always better to
assign tasks and objectives. For example, using Planner, rather than micro-managing each person and tracking their working hours. If you want to find
out more about Planner, check out this video which is going to give you
a complete introduction.

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