Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Collaboration news and opinions

AuthorTom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems.Tom stays up to date with industry developments and shares news and his opinions on his blog, Microsoft Teams Podcast and email list. He is a regular speaker at events around the world.

Microsoft Teams Direct Routing SIP Tester PowerShell Script

Just last week I blogged that this was coming on the roadmap, now here it is: “SIP Tester” is a sample PowerShell script from Microsoft that you can use to test Direct Routing Session Border Controller (SBC) connections in Microsoft Teams. This script tests the basic functionality of a customer-paired Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunk with Direct Routing. The script submits a SIP test to...

Tom Arbuthnot Speaking at High-Performance Microsoft Teams Event, London, November 26th

Modality Systems are hosting a full-day Microsoft Teams focused event at Wembley Stadium on 26th November. Get insights and expert advice on how to derive full value from your Microsoft Teams investment from Microsoft MVP’s Tom Arbuthnot and Tom Morgan. Understand the next steps you can take to enhance your Microsoft Teams experience, no matter where you are in your journey. Real-time...

Workplace by Facebook up to 3 Million Paid Users, can Microsoft fight back with the Year of Yammer?

Workplace by Facebook is a separate division of Facebook that offers a private dedicated Facebook-like experience for organisations. They position it as both an “Enterprise Social Network” with New Feed and for Team collaboration, with “collaboration spaces” with files and discussions. It also has chat, video conferencing and video broadcast. They also have a heavy focus on connecting front line...

Microsoft Teams: How to Archive a Team

When a Microsoft Teams team is no longer needed, an owner can delete or archive it. If you delete a team, it will disappear from your Teams client. When you delete a team, chats, channels and files and is also deleted. It will be retained on the backend of Office 365 for 30 days by default. This 30-day period is considered a “soft-delete” because an administrator can still restore the...

Microsoft Teams Out Loud Podcast October 2019

This month we discuss five new Microsoft Teams features that have been announced as generally available over the last few weeks. With Microsoft Ignite just around the corner you might have expected the flow of new features to slow but this has not been the case. h As well as the five new features that have been announced as GA we talk about five more features that are due to be released...

5 Enhancements coming for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

Microsoft Just posted a roadmap update with 5 new Direct Routing enhancements due for release in November. Direct Routing is the scenario where you can bring your own SIP Trunk/Carrier/SBC and connect it to Microsoft Teams for User PSTN Telephony. Media Relay Override –  “Allows customers to change their default Media Relay to match their public IP structure”. Missed Call Message...

Microsoft Teams Etiquette: Private Chat Out of Hours?

Matt’ Velloso’s recent tweet sparked quite a lively twitter thread. This is a really interesting modern work etiquette topic. Microsoft Teams and other workplace collaboration tools like Slack have “private chat” or “direct messages”, but when should they be used? As Private Messages like email or are they like Instant Messaging? In the “olden days”...

Microsoft Surface Earbuds, are they Microsoft Teams Certified?

Microsoft just announced Microsoft Surface Earbuds, to go alongside their over ear headphones. You can check out the marketing video and the Microsoft launch video They feature Gesture controls Dual directional mic array with noise reduction Charging case giving up to 24 hours battery life “Office 365 Integration” (the video example is apparently taping them to move PowerPoint slides forward)...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Collaboration news and opinions