(Updated) Removing Teams Chat from the taskbar with Intune

A few weeks ago, I wrote about using a CSP setting in a custom Intune Configuration Profile to remove Teams Chat from the taskbar. This process works well and can still be used, but as the world of modern workplace is always changing, so I thought it might be useful to also document that this setting is now available to configure and deploy via the Settings Catalog. I thought I would try this out in my lab so I have removed the previous Custom CSP Intune Configuration Profile deployment I can see on my Windows 11 device, the Teams Chat…

Removing the Built-in Microsoft Teams app with Intune – Take Two (a better approach)

In my last blog post, I wrote about using Win32 Apps as a better alternative to the Intune PowerShell feature for configuration changes. I also recently wrote about how to remove the new built-in Microsoft Teams app. My friend Loryan Strant (Check out his awesome wisdom here) reached out and mentioned that he has seen some occurrences of the built-in Teams app reappearing some time after the PowerShell Script has been run to remove the App. So taking my learnings from using the Win32 App approach, I though this method may be a good way to tackle the issue of…

Removing Teams Chat from the taskbar with Intune

Windows 11 comes with a built-in version of Microsoft Teams.  I have written a blog detailing how to remove this with Intune, but there is also a Teams Chat icon that still remains pinned to the taskbar. Microsoft have released a CSP to allow the Chat icon on the taskbar to be configured I created the following Custom Configuration Profile in Intune Profile Name Win 11 – Custom – Policy CSP – Experience – ConfigureChatIcon Profile Description Disabled Teams Chat Icon OMA-URI Settings Name ConfigureChatIcon Description ConfigureChatIcon OMA-URI ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/ConfigureChatIcon Data Type Integer Value 3 There options available for value are…

Removing the Built-in Microsoft Teams app with Intune

With Windows 11, Microsoft Teams is now available as a built in app… which is great! But at the time of writing this post, you cannot use the Microsoft Teams built-in app with a Work or School account…  not great. Many business managed devices that have been upgraded to Windows 11 will also still have the Teams Machine-Wide Installer version of Microsoft Teams, resulting in the user the experience of two versions of Microsoft Teams in the Start Menu. At this stage, only the Teams Machine-Wide Installer version of Microsoft Teams can be used, so having the built-in version present…

Let’s kick this off…

It’s the start of a brand new year, and what better way to kick it off than jumping into the world of writing my own blog. The holiday break is almost over for me, and a return to work is not far off.  It will be interesting to see how this writing stuff works out once I return to work, and I’m sure like previous years, 2018 will be just as busy. I have many personal and professional goals to achieve this year, and I look forward to sharing some of these here. A few of my big goals at…