Does new Team Owner have ability to manipulate files/etc.?

Domanick Bainey 20 Reputation points
2023-09-14T14:31:05.6533333+00:00

Hello!

I am aware that you can change other members of a Team to be an "owner" even if they aren't the original owner of the Team. However, if I make other Owner's within a given Team, are they able to manipulate/save/edit/etc. files and documents that the original Owner or other Member's have contributed to the Team?

For instance: if a Payroll Manager starts a Team with Leadership and adds documents (etc.) but then leaves the company for any reason, would other Owner's within that Team have full ability to run that Team (and manipulate all contents) the same way and with the same permissions that the OG Owner had? Whether they keep the Team ongoing indefinitely or for future archiving purposes.

Thanks!

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  1. Vasil Michev 94,206 Reputation points MVP
    2023-09-14T16:46:34.7966667+00:00

    Yes, once you make a user an owner, they will be able to make changes to any documents within the Team library. The whole concept of Teams is based on the premise of "equal access", so generally speaking every member has the same permissions. Owners's role is to manage the settings of the team and add/remove members. You can refer to this article for more detailed comparison between the roles: https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/office/team-owner-member-and-guest-capabilities-in-microsoft-teams-d03fdf5b-1a6e-48e4-8e07-b13e1350ec7b


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