Sunday, July 1, 2018

Renewed MVP status 2018-2019


It's the first of July, and all the existing MVP's keep hitting refresh in their inboxes today. I've been checking mine for the last two to three hours. Although I haven't received any notification or warning indicating I wasn't up for renewal, I know I can't be sure until I actually see the award email in my inbox.



I am honored to receive this award for the fourth time. There is a lot of work behind this, and being recognized for all the time and energy spent on my passion for technology is really appreciated. It is not something I take for granted, and for every year I know I need to put in a little extra.

Thank you to the MVP team at Microsoft, and congratulations to all new and renewed MVP's

Monday, June 25, 2018

A couple of favorite news about the world of Teams - Week 25

Time for a new update from the world of teams. This time I will try to cover week 24 and 25, including updates to documentation, new features and client updates. 

There has been a new release for both the desktop (and web) client and the mobile client. If you're interested in what these updates bring, please read the release notes for the desktop and the mobile app

Skype room systems was updated twice the past two weeks to fix some launching issues and windows update management.

A new application was introduced to the ever growing pool of third party integrations available for Teams. If you are a user of Evernote, this note is for you.

Visio is a powerful application used by a lot of companies. Visio online has now been integrated with Teams, and makes it possible to collaborate on Visio documents through Teams. 

Among all the updated documentation, I found this documentation very interesting. It is the documentation of Teams Online call flows, and if you study the very end, you'll find some notes on Express Route optimizations.

Recording of Skype for Business meetings has always been a challenge, and been depending on a user storing the recording and later uploading it. Teams Cloud Recording is a solution where everything is stored in the cloud. Take a look at the following documentation.

Monday, June 11, 2018

A couple of favorite news about the world of Teams - Week 23

It's been almost two weeks since my previous post, and it's no accident. Week 22 was probably the first week in a long time without any notable updates or releases. Truth be told, there has not been to many updates this past weeks either, but enough to write a few words.

Microsoft has published a blog post on the Techcommunity site called "June Roundup", and this is a great post going through a lot of the updates previously mentioned here, and a few other tips on how to get the most out of Teams.

On the Skype for Business side of things, there has been a couple of client updates recently:

Teams for educational purposes is also gaining momentum, and here is a 1-year-celebration post on past, present and the future: https://educationblog.microsoft.com/2018/06/microsoft-teams-education-collaborative-learning/