Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 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.

Calendly gets Microsoft Teams integration, and it’s free!

Calendly is a service I’ve used for a long time. It’s a simple online service to share a webpage for people to book meetings with you and it sync’s with your calendar to only offer slots that you have available. It works with your Office 365, Google or iCloud calendar. I did play with Microsoft Bookings for a while but came back to Calendly. One of the gaps I had was that Calendly could also...

Dell launch Microsoft Teams Rooms Meeting Space Solutions

Exciting news from Dell, a new partner in the Microsoft Teams Rooms ecosystem. Dell is launching Meeting Space Solutions are a complete conference room solution that includes: Dell OptiPlex Micro desktop PC (Windows 10 IoT Enterprise) Dell Large Format Touch Monitors Logitech Rally ConferenceCam and Speakers or MeetUp ConferenceCam and Tap touch controller It comes preconfigured as either a...

The 10 Biggest Microsoft Teams announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2020

Microsoft Ignite is a firehose of news on everything Microsoft. Fortunately, you can catch all of the content on-demand. Here is a PDF with links to all the Teams related sessions. I’ve worked through the content and here are my top 10 Microsoft Teams announcements. Thanks to lots of people in the community for highlighting the big news items too. Stay tuned to my email update for more details on...

Microsoft Teams telephony Survivable Branch Appliances (SBA)

One of the biggest Microsoft Teams telephony news items from Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft partners will be offering Survivable Branch Appliances for Microsoft Teams. These appliances allow telephony to keep working via a PSTN connection to the Survivable Branch Appliance even if the internet/Office 365 connectivity is down. It works with a new Teams mode called Teams Offline mode. On the SBC is a...

Microsoft Teams meeting recordings will now be stored in OneDrive and SharePoint

Possibly the biggest day to day usability improvement news coming from Microsoft Ignite, being able to easily share and manage Microsoft Teams meetings recordings. Today Microsoft Teams recordings are stored in Microsoft Stream. Microsoft Steam doesn’t have any direct external sharing and little admin-level control tools. If you want to share a meeting recording outside of your organisation you...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 news and opinions