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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.

Shure ceiling and table array microphones certified for Microsoft Teams

It’s been a while coming since their initial announcement but now Shure’s Microflex Advance MXA910 Ceiling Array, MXA310 Table Array Microphone, and the IntelliMix P300 Audio Conferencing Processor are all certified to be used with Microsoft Teams. That means they are officially supported to be connected up to Microsoft Teams Rooms. The equipment is designed for demanding environments like...

Change New Tab Page in Chromium Edge to Google

I’m fully switched over to Chromium Edge Beta and it’s great, but one thing that was niggling me is that new tab pages always default to Bing search. You can change the address bar search to google Settings / Privacy and Services / Services / Address Bar / Search engine used in address bar You could almost think Microsoft are trying to hide it . You can set your start page to google (or anything...

Understanding and Reporting on Non-Discoverable Hidden Microsoft Teams

Public and Private teams In Microsoft Teams there are two types of team, Public and Private. 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. I’m not in love with the names as these types have no bearing as to there being external guests (from other organisations/tenants) in the team. Open...

Microsoft reverse Office 365 Chrome browser plugin plan to force switch to Bing Search

January 22nd Microsoft announced “Beginning with Version 2002 of Office 365 ProPlus, Microsoft will install a browser extension that makes Bing the default search engine for Google Chrome” I wrote at the time, this was an overreach. Changing a users default search engine, in a app not even owned by Microsoft. Good news. It took longer than I expected, but Microsoft have just posted that they have...

Microsoft Teams will block clients older than 3 months and warn to update if client is older than 1 month

How does Microsoft Teams desktop client update? As a modern online service, the Microsoft Teams client desktop client auto-updates approximately every two weeks. Teams desktop client updates are released after internal testing and validation through the Technology Adoption Program (TAP). Updates are usually on a Tuesday. In rare scenarios when a critical update is required, Teams will bypass this...

CVP Jeff Teper takes over leadership of Microsoft Teams, What does it mean for the Future?

Exciting news this week. Jeff Teper, who is Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Office apps, SharePoint, OneDrive and Stream is taking over leadership of Microsoft Teams. CVP Brian MacDonald, who has been heading up Microsoft Teams, is retiring. MacDonald conceived of the product that became Microsoft Outlook and served as General Manager of the Microsoft Outlook team for its first release. In...

What is the Microsoft Teams Service Level Agreement? 99.9% Uptime

Microsoft Teams service is run by Microsoft and Microsoft provide customers with a Service Level Agreement. The Service level agreement offers service credits if Microsoft falls below its SLA. Service Credits are your sole and exclusive remedy for any performance or availability issues for any Service under the Microsoft Agreement and SLA. The Service Credits awarded in any billing month for a...

6 Power BI Reports for Microsoft Teams Call Quality Dashboard (CQD)

Call Quality Dashboard (CQD) is an online reporting tool that provides insight into the quality of calls made using Microsoft Teams. It is available at . Its functionality has come on leaps and bounds since the initial release, recently adding Near Real-Time (sessions appear in CQD in under 30 minutes), Personally Identifiable Information for 30 days (users full IP address, MAC address, BSSID...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Office 365 news and opinions