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/

Monday, May 28, 2018

A couple of favorite news about the world of Teams - Week 21

As far as I have been able to keep up, this has been a quiet week in terms of feature releases.
Insted, I want to share with you a couple of blogs or resources you might find interesteing.

A couple of months ago, the "Toolkit for  Teamwork" beta was opened for the public. Now, it integrates into the Microsoft Training Services. This will be a great place to go for information about Teams. Read the announcement here, and sign up for beta participation here.

For those of you who did not follow MSBuild, you might find this post on the Teams Developer Platform information interesting.

If you still do not know where to go for the latest and greatest information on Teams, take a look at the short Coffee in the cloud special from #SPC18 with a "Resource Cheat Sheet"

Monday, May 21, 2018

A couple of favorite news about the world of Teams - Week 20

Unless you disconnected yourself from the Internet last week, you probably already heard my first item this week. A much awaited "Direct Routing for Teams" has now been released for public preview. So if you have a certified SBC, a O365 tenant and PSTN infrastructure in your environment, it's time to sign up to skypepreview.com if you want to test PSTN in Teams and can't make use of Microsoft's own offerings. Guides available from Audicodes and Ribbon

Also rolling out as of last week, are a set of new meeting policies for a more granular control. here are some of the new policies available:

  1.  Allow Channel Meeting Scheduling (MeetingPolicy)
  2.  Allow Private Meeting Scheduling (MeetingPolicy)
  3.  Allow channel ad-hoc meet ups (MeetingPolicy)
  4.  Enable Screen Sharing (MeetingPolicy)
  5.  Allow IP Video (MeetingPolicy)
  6.  Allow Anonymous Users to Dial Out (MeetingPolicy)
  7.  Recording Policy implementation
There is an update to retention polices, ensuring that new code is rolled out to clients that will prune data older than 30 days. Then the min value for retention is also 30 days.

The list of great keyboard shortcuts keep getting longer and better. For a comprehensive look, check out the official documentation for both PC and Mac

This is a big one, I personally am really looking forward to see it in real action. Say hello to the Surface Hub 2