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 Out Loud July Podcast: Microsoft Teams to Replace Kaizala

This month’s podcast is jam packed with news and feature updates relating to communication and collaboration platform Microsoft Teams. There are a host of new features to discuss including urgent message functionality and channel team announcements. This Month we cover: Teams will replace Kaizala – blog Teams will get installed into existing pro plus installs – blog Single SBC...

Microsoft certified compliance call recording coming for Microsoft Teams from ASC, NICE and Verint

Easily missed in a blog post touting 13 million Daily Active users, Microsoft formally announced they are working on certified compliance call recording for Microsoft Teams. ASC, NICE, and Verint were the 3 vendors named as working on the program. No further details were given, but it’s great to see this publicly on the roadmap and that some big name providers in the space are working on it with...

Microsoft Teams reaches 13 million Daily Active Users, 19 million Weekly Active Users

In a blog post from Microsoft, for the first time, we have been given a Daily Active User (DAU) number for Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft is going all in with direct comparison to Slack. The blog goes on to plug some latest new features and references, but it’s the DAU and WAU numbers that are significant. Previously we’ve been given active organisations and references of how many organisations...

Skype for Business Server 2019 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) is now available

Good news for Skype for Business Server 2019 users and the wait for CU1 crowd, SfBS 2019 CU1 is here Download Link: here KB: 4470124 New Features: HMTL5 based Modern Administration Control panel – MACP – the eventual/partial replacement to the Silverlight control panel SEFAUtil abilities in native Powershell – a long time ask for big deployments, set call-forwarding and...

Security and Compliance in Microsoft Teams Video Series

Catch you YouTube playlist here A great resource from Matt Soseman, Cyber Security Architect at Microsoft. Matt has produced 7 quick to consume videos on Security and Compliance in Microsoft Teams covering: Identity & Access Management Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection Microsoft Intune Mobile Application Management Data Loss Prevention Windows Information Protection Cloud App Security...

Poly offering RealConnect Service for Microsoft Teams at no charge with Poly Video Endpoints until 30th June 2020

Poly RealConnect Service for Microsoft Teams is a cloud-based video interoperability service that provides connectivity from standards-based video endpoints to Microsoft Teams meetings. It is one of the 3 certified cloud video interop providers More on Cloud video interop: Poly is now offering customers who either already own or buy the following Poly endpoints free RealConnect for Microsoft...

Service Providers Can Configure Single SBC/Single Cert for Multiple Customers for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

A great practical step forward for PSTN Carriers and Microsoft Partners that offer Direct Routing as a service for multiple customers. A carrier can: Deploy the SBC and configure it for the hosting scenario according to the instructions from the certified SBC vendors. Register a base domain name in the carrier tenant and request a wildcard certificate. Register a subdomain for every customer...

Microsoft Teams Calling Plans for Japan coming via SoftBank, Q4 CY2019

Reference: Microsoft Roadmap About Calling Plans We haven’t had any news on Microsoft provided calling plans (Microsoft providing user phone numbers and minutes) for over a year when Canada was added. It really feels like Microsoft have taken their foot off the gas with adding any more countries and that Direct Routing provided by carriers offers and easier and more global model. Microsoft cover...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Collaboration news and opinions