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

Lync 2013 Backup v 3_3 released

It's a new year, and time for a new version of my back-up script. It has been updated at the Technet Gallery: Download Page

New in this release:
- Is an option to keep the "deviceupdatestore" folder in the IIS back-up portion. And the folder has been removed from the default backup. Thank you to "Korbyn" for requesting this feature. I haven't run this script on any systems using a lot of devices, nor updates, and was not fully aware of the magnitude of space this folder can consume.
I think it would be smarter to restore your system, and then just re-import/publish the newest updates if needed, than to waste the space.

- I introduced an error in the previous version, where you could not use a space in the "backupto" path. The xcopy syntax did not like it at all. But using the %temp% variable for the exclude files seemed to do the trick. Please observe and report back to me.
- I've done some clean-up in the amount of information being shown in the running windows. There is still some left, as I use "Verbose" on a lot of commands to capture it in the transcript. let me know if the transcript is of use for you, or if you want me to remove it (majority vote).
- I've added some "write-host" sections, to indicate the progress.
- After running the script in a window, it used to return to c:\. I have now changed this to return to the start-path of the shell.

I hope this is of use for you guys. And please, if you have comments or suggestions, let me know. I will always look into it and see if it is something worth implementing in my script. I will keep a list of feature requests or known bugs on the Technet Gallery page.