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Tom Arbuthnot on Will Rowe’s Careering Out of Control podcast

I recently joined my friend Will Rowe on his new Careering Out of Control podcast. He’s a recruiter focused on Microsoft technologies and is interviewing people from across the space for their stories and takes on career options and career management. He’s clocked up some great shows with the likes of Steve Goodman, Lesley Crook and Gregor Suttie. You can check out our discussion on all the usual...

Microsoft Teams quietly launch Device as a Service

Thanks to my friend Shawn Harry for the heads up on this one, Microsoft has quietly launched Microsoft Teams Device as a Service. It appears to be an option at checkout from the Microsoft Teams Devices store: Microsoft Teams enabled devices with fulfilment through UnifiedCommunications.com rather than directly from Microsoft. All Microsoft Teams devices eligible Conditional credit approval within...

Microsoft Teams Private teams no longer discoverable in search or directory

Public, Private and Org-wide teams In Microsoft Teams there are three types of team, Public and Private and Org-wide. Public means anyone in the organisation (tenant) can join the team at any time without any approval Private means owners of the team must admit new members. Org-wide, which is a special type of team that automatically adds everyone in the organisation organization to be a part of...

Microsoft Teams Leader in Gartner UCaaS and Meetings Magic Quadrants

Microsoft Teams has been ranked as a leader in both the Garner Unified Communications as a Service and Meeting Solutions magic quadrants This is Microsoft’s second consecutive year as a Leader for Unified Communications as a Service and the 14th time in which Microsoft has been recognized as a Leader for Meetings Solutions. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide...

Skype for Business Online Admin Center retirement December 1st

With the time until Skype for Business Online will be retired, 31st July 2021, getting less and less, Microsoft is making a move to retire the Skype for Business Online admin center as soon as December 1st 2020. Known as LSCP (Lync Server Control Panel) to friends, you might ask how Microsoft can retire the SfBO admin control panel 8 months before SfBO retirement? The answer is that SfBO users...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 news and opinions