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Microsoft Teams Sessions at Ignite 2021

Microsoft Ignite is right around the corner. Microsoft Ignite will take place online, kicking off on the morning of March 2, at 8:00 AM in the Pacific Time zone. They are also doing a keynote in AltspaceVR, an alternate reality platform. I’ve had the pleasure of presenting on this platform before, it should be really interesting. You can check out this PDF of all the Key Microsoft Teams sessions...

Microsoft Teams Monthly Podcast – February 2021

Another month of lockdown has flown by! And so it’s time for another Microsoft Teams Monthly. This month: Ribbon Direct Routing SaaS for Partners/Resellers Kit news: Logitech Rally Bar, video conferencing monitors by Dell, sidecars from AudioCodes and Yealink EXP50 sidecar FIVE exciting new features coming to Microsoft Teams in Q1 Check it out on all the major platforms: Apple Podcasts Google...

Feb 2021 Skype for Business Server 2015, 2019 and Lync Server 2013 Denial of Service Security Patch

Thought this was worth a post to get the word out. There is an important update for Skype for Business Server 2015, 2019 and Lync Server 2013 to protect against CVE-2021-24099, Skype for Business and Lync Denial of Service Vulnerability The exploit was privately disclosed to Microsoft by Markus Wulftange of Code White GmbH and has not yet been seen in the wild. If exploited, it can cause a total...

Microsoft Teams VDI 2×2 Gallery View Public Preview, Citrix and VMware

The initial release of Microsoft Teams VDI support only supported a single incoming video stream for the active speaker. This is the default view: However, now available in public preview is seeing the video of four attendees in a 2×2 grid. This is a great improvement for user experience on VDI clients. Steps to enable the 2×2 grid view VDI public preview: 1. Ensure you are using Citrix...

Webinar: Microsoft Teams user challenges and the strategies to avoid them

On 3rd of February, I’m joining Mail Manager for a webinar, Microsoft Teams user challenges and the strategies to avoid them Mail Manager is an Outlook add-in to help project-based businesses eliminate their email management headache. In this webinar, I talk about some of the common end-user challenges and strategies to help your users avoid them. When to use chat and when to use a team? How to...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 news and opinions