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.

Free Microsoft Teams Course from Microsoft Learn

Microsoft Learn is a collection of free online courses from Microsoft. They have recently made available the Manage team collaboration with Microsoft Teams Learning path. Manage team collaboration with Microsoft Teams learning oath introduces you to the features and capabilities of Microsoft Teams Use Teams to facilitate teamwork and communication within your organization, both on and off...

8 Microsoft Teams videos from Teams in Two Days Evolve on Tour Event

A number of good friends and MVP’s in the UK run the great Evolve Conference, a free community Microsoft 365 and Azure Conference, 21st of October – National Conference Centre – Birmingham UK, tickets now available at – I recommend you get there if you can. They recently put on a 2 day London event, Teams on Tour. Sessions were recorded and there are now 8 sessions on YouTube...

Tom Arbuthnot speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2019

I am very excited to once again be talking about Microsoft Teams at this years Microsoft Ignite. I am doing two theatre sessions: Microsoft Teams: Real-world troubleshooting – In this session, he shares tips for troubleshooting your Microsoft Teams deployment. We go from tenant configuration to networks to config files giving you real-world approaches to dealing with Microsoft Teams...

Microsoft Teams Graph API Breaking Changes: Calls, Online Meetings and Beta

If you don’t access Microsoft Teams data via Microsoft Graph API, you have nothing to worry about and this is not for you. If you do, Microsoft just announced two breaking changes. For a long time, Microsoft have been running a Beta API endpoint and a v1.0 API endpoint for Graph for Microsoft Teams. I’ve talked about it before on the blog in the context of Microsoft Teams PowerShell. In the last...

Is Microsoft making a Surface branded Microsoft Teams Speakerphone?

Update 16th September: Ilya Bukshteyn has commented that there are no plans for a Microsoft Teams speaker at the moment on the LinkedIn thread Microsoft are a software company, but they are also a hardware company. That can make things interesting. Microsoft has apparently been prototyping portable speakerphone that looks to be aimed at meeting scenarios.  A new patent recently made public and...

Microsoft working on native Linux Microsoft Teams client

There is clearly a customer demand for Teams on Linux. My blogs on Teams on Linux get a fair amount of traffic. Just a few days ago, via user voice, Microsoft confirmed they are working on a native Teams client for Linux. No other detailed were shared, but with Ignite not far away I hope we see some updates then. Great news for the Linux community, who have previously been limited to the browser...

Tom Arbuthnot Speaking at Kinly Microsoft Surface Hub 2S London Event

I am excited to be speaking at Kinly London Team Collaboration in Meeting Spaces with Microsoft Teams event. The event is on 26th September at the Kinly solution centre, Threadneedle St, London. It is covering Skype for Business Online End of Life Update, Surface Hub 2S showcase and Teams Rooms options. There are still some places left, but it’s nearly full. If you can make it, it would be great...

Microsoft Teams Out Loud Podcast September 2019

September’s edition of the Microsoft monthly podcast begins with some further follow up on last month’s big news. The podcast covers some previously uncovered areas of the Skype for Business Online retirement date announcement. We explore how the news impacts, customers and in particular, those that have purchased 3IP Phones. After reviewing the additional Skype info the pod then...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Collaboration news and opinions