What Microsoft Teams specifications and limitations exist?

In this post I like to point to an important Microsoft Teams documentation regarding limits and technical specifications. As we all know there prerequisites, requirements, recommendations, technical specifications and limit we should know as IT Pro. That’s why I like to highlight and reference a very important Microsoft Teams overview which lists and describes limitations and specifications. I’m not quoting these here in this because these are subject to change any time due to the fact that Microsoft Teams is steadily enhanced and changes to the product and services are a daily occurrence.

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I often check if there are updates available to the documentation to stay informed. Usually, if you follow the common Microsoft 365 news sources like the Microsoft 365 roadmap and the notifications in the Microsoft 365 Message Center you also receive notifications and alerts etc. including changes to the product and services to some extent.

The documentation about Limits and specifications for Microsoft Teams contains the following areas for further reading and notice:

  • Teams and channels
  • Messaging
  • Channel names
  • Meetings and calls
  • Teams Live Events
  • Presence in Outlook
  • Storage
  • Class teams
  • Tags
  • Contacts
  • Browsers
  • Operating systems

Furthermore you can drill in and dive deeper into technical specifications and limitations clicking on links in each section which are provided as cross-reference to related topic.

Conclusion, opinion and summary

First of all, I’d like to note that Microsoft Teams is a complex product and services because it’s tightly integrated and based on many Microsoft 365 services like SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Azure AD and many more. That’s why the documented technical specifications and limits are tightly connected to Microsoft Teams whereas other services, products limitations and specifications might apply as well. Furthermore regional differences in specific service or feature availability might exist or configurations could cause that another specification and limitation might apply. To put it in a nutshell, the documentation provides the most important technical specifications and limitations at a glance regarding Microsoft Teams but you always should read other product or service related documentations to gain a more complete understanding and recognize also dependencies etc.

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