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

New releases, and more from the world of Teams - November

It's time to try to gather some of the highlights from the world of teams this month. The Teams team have been very busy, and they keep coming with updates and new features. Here are some of the highlights I think worth mentioning.

First off a reminder of the deprecation of weaker TLS. Here is an updated article on the topic TLS deprecation support article

If you want the official walk-though of all the new features in Teams, I encourage you to take a look at the tech community blog post earlier this month: What’s new in Microsoft Teams – November round up

As mentioned at Ignite, Microsoft has now officially announced Oracle as a new certified partner for Direct Routing.In addition to Audiocodes and Ribbon, there are now three solid vendors to choose from. I had the pleasure of talking to the Oracle team at Ignite, and they seemed eager and committed.

I was trying to collect a lot of blogposts and articles on user adoption of Teams, but it seems Microsoft beat me to it, and I would just have you read this post NEW! Teams Adoption Hub - Enhanced guidance for user adoptionprojects and then head over to https://aka.ms/TeamsAdoption.

November also brought us some technical releases of interest.

Also worth mentioning is the release of the new AAD Connect tool, with some new features: Version

And finally, last night, Microsoft announced a new evolving icon set for Office 365: