Celebrating 10 Years as a Microsoft MVP

Back from my vacation, I am thrilled to share that I have been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for the 10th consecutive year. In addition to being recognized as an expert within Teams, I am have also been recognized as an expert with Microsoft Copilot. This means a lot to me.  Being an MVP has been an incredibly rewarding journey, both personally and professionally. It has provided me with countless opportunities to grow, learn, and connect with like-minded professionals who share a passion for technology and innovation.  The award is not just a title; it's a testament to the hard work, dedication, and contributions to the tech community. It's a privilege to be part of such an esteemed group of individuals who share the same love for technology, and sharing their knowledge about it.  As I reflect on the past decade, I am thankful for the experiences and knowledge I've gained. This recognition motivates me to continue sharing my expertise, mentor

A couple of favorite news from the world of Teams last week.

Another week has gone by, and it has not been a week without announcements or releases around Teams or Skype for Business. Here is a little recap of what I consider the highlights of last week.

On Teams

If you are into development, Microsoft launched a new site/collection called "What's new for developers in Teams".  And is a great collection and a starting point for developers. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/platform/whats-new

Auto-favorite a channel was released as a feature, allowing admins of Teams to help users mark important channels as favorite. Users may still un-favorite these channels, but this can be a useful feature for new users to different teams.
Other features this week is:
  • Send a message from the command box
  • Send a chat from the contact card
  • Preview and edit Visio files
  • Get a reminder that your team is expiring
Techsummit in Sweden is over, and one of many great sessions was the one on security and compliance by Anne Michels. here deck is available at the Techcommunity.

On Skype for Business

Cu7 was released recently, and with that a capability to turn of support for TLS1.0 and TLS1.1. Now, a word of caution, because doing so in the wrong way could lead to some issues, and I really recommend reading through the guide at NextHop in advance. Losing federation is one of the possible issues. Please read these posts carefully:

On OneNote

The team behind OneNote announced the future of OneNote (as part of Office) and OneNote for Windows 10. https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-Blog/The-best-version-of-OneNote-on-Windows/ba-p/183974 
In short terms: If you want all the best and new features, you need to use the "app store" version of OneNote. It is basically replacing the Office version from now on.