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.

Press up arrow to edit last sent chat message in Microsoft Teams

File this under features I didn’t know existed! Credit to Paul Hayward in our consulting team for flagging this. In Teams private chat or channel chat, you can press up arrow to edit the last sent message. After I hit send, I press Up Arrow I can then edit the message I sent You could also edit a message by hitting the 3 dots to the side of the message and pressing edit, but up arrow is a really...

5 New Microsoft Teams Features September 2019

Microsoft recently posted a great September update summary blog. Here is a quick rundown of the top 5 new features   Meet Now Not a feature I used a lot in Skype for Business, but the Meet Now button generates and drops you straight into a meeting, you can then add others or share the join details   Pin a meeting participant to keep then in your personal view By default Microsoft Teams...

5 New Microsoft Teams Features coming in Q4 2019

  We recently saw a number of Microsoft Teams features added to the Microsoft 365 roadmap. Here is a breakdown of what is coming. The target dates tend to be a little optimistic, subject to change and the start of rollout rather than the end, so take them with a pinch of salt.   Dynamic Emergency Calling for Microsoft PSTN Calling Plans Dynamic Emergency Calling is a feature of...

5 Microsoft Teams events to look out for in 2020

It might seem early to be thinking about it, but I know diaries and budgets fill up fast, so here are some Microsoft Teams/UC/Collaboration related events I am looking forward to attending and in some cases speaking at in the first half of 2020.   UC Summit 2020, January – UC Today’s Virtual Expo and Conference UC Summit 2020 is a virtual expo and conference intended to give tech...

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 tips for success – THR2069, Wednesday, 4:20 PM – 4:40 PM Based on real-world experience, these tips ensure your success with Microsoft Teams. From business transformation to technical tips, come to this session to learn the top...

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...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Collaboration news and opinions