Teams Sprawl: What it is, why it’s a problem and how to order the chaos

by Emily Houssier

Doherty Associates and Powell Software
Teams Sprawl: What it is, why it’s a problem and how to order the chaos

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | RECORDED SEPTEMBER 28th 2021 | 12.30 PM – 1.15 PM (UK Time)

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Join the discussion on September 28th

When the pandemic hit back in the spring of 2020 and the UK’s office-based workforce became home workers overnight, organisations everywhere scrambled to find ways to keep their staff engaged, connected and to help them collaborate effectively.

Microsoft Teams was an obvious solution, offering innumerable ways to communicate and collaborate with colleagues through a slick, modern interface well suited for today’s ‘work from everywhere’ offices. However, it’s not a content management tool, and, as users adopt it, content gets sprawled across numerous OneDrive and SharePoint locations (and beyond).

If not careful, companies will quickly find themselves with lots of content, in lots of locations, posing challenges for IT to govern, legal to ensure compliance, and end-users to get their work done.

Webinar Agenda

Join a discussion with Eihab Al-Nakib, (Senior Cloud Consultant at Doherty Associates) and Matt Weston (Microsoft MVP and UK Lead Evangelist for Powell Software) to learn:

  • What is meant by Teams sprawl
  • Why sprawl is such a serious issue for IT leaders and end-users alike
  • How companies are combatting sprawl, while still providing end-users with access to first-rate tools like OneDrive and Teams
  • Best-practice governance strategies that can be employed to combat Teams sprawl
  • How to stay compliant and secure with Teams
  • How products like Powell Governance can help IT teams wrestle back control of their Teams environment

There will be an opportunity to ask our experts questions during the webinar, on 28th Sept 12.30 pm – 1.15 pm (UK time).

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Who is presenting?

Eihab Al-Nakib has over 14 years commercial experience of working with Microsoft technologies and is the subject matter expert at Doherty Associates for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. He is passionate about assisting clients in using technology to work better and access the right information at the right times.  He has helped thousands of people adopt and get the best use of Powell Software, SharePoint and Teams over the course of his career, and helps our clients remain secure while working in the cloud.

Matt Weston Matt has spent his entire working life working in and around Microsoft Technology, starting life as a .NET developer before beginning a specialism with SharePoint. Since then, Matt has expanded that remit to the full spectrum of Microsoft 365, with deep specialisms in SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Power Apps, and Power Automate.


Doherty Associates delivers intelligent IT solutions and services that help people work more securely, more productively, and more creatively. Clients choose us – and stay with us – because we provide both the best set of tools and the rare skill it takes to put them all together to unlock new opportunities and accelerate business growth. Most of the companies we work with are in sectors that understand risk, such as financial services, insurance, and legal. We appreciate their trust just as they appreciate our proactive approach to cybersecurity, with 24/7 support from our global team, who scored an impressive 99.7% for customer satisfaction.

Powell Software is a global innovator in digital workplace solutions for the hybrid work world. We provide communication and collaboration tools to provide an engaging employee experience platform. Built on Microsoft 365 our solutions enable you to get the most from your O365 investment while offering additional functionalities and features to connect, align and engage employees.


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