Join Teams work meetings from Microsoft Teams (free) and vice versa

Microsoft Teams (Free) users can currently join Teams for work (or school) meetings only as guests, which requires them to use a browser and results in a sub-optimal experience. The new feature rolling out will allow these users to join Teams for work (or school) meetings in one click, without being redirected to the browser or asked to fill in their name/surname. They will also be able to continue collaborating with the meeting organizer and other participants via meeting chat after the meeting.  The feature will work in the opposite way as well, so Teams for work (or school) will just as easily be able to join meetings hosted by a Teams Free user with one click. This is associated with Roadmap ID: 167326

Name vs. ip.addr. in the year 2008?

Here’s a problem I thought was history. In an environment with DHCP and DNS, I thought it was impossible to get things wrong. But obviously, I am the one who’s wrong.

I have been troubleshooting a Voicemail system with strange symptoms. Where among the strange log messages were: Could not locate %dbname% on server %hostname%. The database was running on the same server as the voicemail application, and name resolution was not an issue. Or so I thought. I tested name resolution through nslookup and tried to ping by using various names (hostname and fqdn). Everything seemed to be working. As a last desperate test, I changed the configuration in several places, to reflect the server’s ip-address instead of it’s hostname (inserted to the config by default during installation). Wonders of all wonders this solved my problems.