Our chatbot makes it easy for you to delegate, collaborate, and stay up-to-date directly in Microsoft Teams.
The ShareGate Teams chatbot can communicate with Microsoft Team and Microsoft 365 Group owners on your behalf. Based on the ShareGate features you've set up, our chatbot will notify owners when they have a task to do.
As an admin, you can receive governance alerts and your monthly digest in a Microsoft Teams chat---helping you maintain visibility on key events happening in your tenant.
Use our chatbot to ask owners to apply a purpose tag or sensitivity tag; to alert owners when it's time to review external sharing links and guest access; and to take action on inactive teams and groups.
The ShareGate Teams chatbot will only send notifications based on that feature's settings. For example, if you use it to send Inactivity detection policy notifications, owners will not receive notifications to apply a purpose tag.
Tip: For information and resources about the owner's experience, check out Owner's corner category. Share these articles with team and group owners so they know what to expect.
As an admin, you can set up the ShareGate Teams chatbot to send notifications automatically and you can use our chatbot to send notifications manually.
Notifications sent automatically
Our chatbot can be used to send automated notifications for the following features:
Notifications sent manually
From the Manage page, you can use the Ask owner(s) feature to manually send notifications that ask owners to take action on inactivity, to review external sharing links and guest access, ato apply a purpose tag, and to apply a sensitivity tag.
How it works
- You activate the ShareGate Teams chatbot from the Settings and/or the Manage page by using any of the compatible features listed above.
- Based on that feature's settings, ShareGate determines it must send a notification to an owner.
- ShareGate installs the chatbot on the owner's account.
- The ShareGate Teams chatbot sends the required call-to-action notification to the owner through chat directly in Microsoft Teams.
- The owner answers the chatbot in the chat.
- The chatbot relays the information back to ShareGate.
- The owner's choices are applied in ShareGate Management.
For complete details on the notifications sent to team and group owners, see:
- Inactivity detection notifications.
- External sharing review notifications.
- Purpose tag and sensitivity tag notifications.
- Ask owners about inactivity - Notifications.
- Ask owners about external sharing links and guest access - Notifications.
- Ask owners about purpose - Notifications.
- Ask owners about sensitivity - Notifications.
ShareGate has 2 ways for you as an IT admin to maintain visibility on the key events happening in your tenant---all in a single Microsoft Teams chat.
Compatible features and notifications
For information including how to turn on and set up your notifications, see:
How it works
- You activate the ShareGate Teams chatbot on your tenant by using any of the owner's compatible features or selecting Microsoft Teams chatbot for the Monthly digest.
- You turn on the notifications you want to receive in the Settings.
- Based on that feature's settings, ShareGate determines it must send a notification.
- ShareGate installs the chatbot on your account.
- The ShareGate Teams chatbot sends the required notification to you through chat directly in Microsoft Teams.
If you're experiencing a problem with the Microsoft Teams chatbot, see our article ShareGate Teams chatbot is unable to send notifications to owners.