Friday, February 22, 2019

Presenting at Experts Live Café Bergen

I've been asked by Experts Live to do a presentation at an event in my own hometown. So I'm joining fellow MVP's Ståle HansenOlav Tvedt and Alexander S. Rødland at Experts Live Café Bergen


I'll be talking about Interop, Meetings and how to enable phone capabilities with Norwegian providers in Microsoft Teams. It is not often these kind of events takes place in Bergen, so if you're interested in Teams and O365 security, you don't want to miss out on this one.
Hope to be seeing you in Bergen on the 14th of March!

Stay up to date, and register here: https://expertslive.no/expertslive-bergen/

Monday, February 18, 2019

From the world of Teams in February

We are mid-February and only two weeks away from my previous update, and already my list of things to mention is growing to big to wait for a monthly update. Here is a couple of important highlights from the past two weeks:

Administration and training:
The Teams Team have updated the documentation on Teams (here)
Take a look at the "Skill Enablement" series, The Foundation track has been updated (here)

Feature releases:
Anynode now certified for Direct Routing (here)
Administration of Auto Attendant and Call Queue is coming to the admin center (roadmap)
Discover easier sign-in process, released in the January updates to desktop client (here)
Teams will become a part of the Office ProPluss installation (roadmap)

Blogs of interest:
Here is a post on all the latest calling and meeting features (here)
If you are looking for the highlights from the past month or os, Take a look at Microsoft's own "February Round UP! (here)
A Teams Team size has been increased from 2500 to 5000 (uservoice)
Have you heard about "Supervision"? Read this post, and learn how you can meet regulatory requirements and more (techcommunity)
Teams Devices based on Android 5.x and higher can enroll in Intune (here)

Upcoming events:
Join the Microsoft Teams Team for a Government AMA (AMA) February 19th 9-10 AM ET

Skype for Business:
2015 Client February update (here)
2016 Client February update (here)

Other:
Not strictly related to Teams or SFB. But I have a lot of customers using voicemail, and it can be important to know what's happening with "Unified Messaging Online" (here)

Saturday, February 2, 2019

(Late) January update from the world of Teams


I know it's February already, but here is a summary of news related to Teams and SFB in January. There is a lot going on, and hard to point out specific highlights. I think the Teams Team is doing a great job at updating the documentation, and we should expect more updates in the next couple of weeks.

Administration and training:
Call Park Admin: (here)
Call sharing and group pickup Admin: (here)
Shared Line Appearance: (here)
Call Park Userguide: (here)
Share a line with a delegate Userguide: (here)
Call forwarding, call groups and sim-ring Userguide: (here)

Feature releases:
Microsoft Teams is continuing to expand to meet the needs of Firstline Workers with 4 capabilities: the new customizable mobile experience, Shifts, Praise, and Graph APIs for Shifts. (here)
Yealink phones available for Teams: (here)
Updates to the Teams desktop client: (here)
What's new in the mobile app: (here)

Upcoming events:
Couldn't make it to Ignite in Orlando? Try catching up by attending the Ignite Tour closer to you: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ignite-the-tour/

Skype for Business:
Server SFB2015-CU8: (here)
Server Lync2013 CU10HF1: (here)
Client 2016: (here)
Client 2015: (here)
Mac version 16.24 (here)

Blogs of interest:
December roundup from Microsoft: (here)
Become a Service Adoption Specialist: (here)
Introducung Teams Rooms: (here)
Office 365 Network Performance tool: (here)