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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.

Free Voucher for MS-720 Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer with Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge

As with previous years, Microsoft Ignite is offering the Cloud Skills Challenges, if you complete one of the 12 challenges you will earn a free Microsoft Certification exam that can be applied to your choice of exam from this list, including MS-720 Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer: MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams MS-720: Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer MD-100: Windows 10 MD-101: Managing Modern...

138 organizations have more than 100,000 Microsoft Teams users, MSFT FY2021 Q1 Results

Microsoft released its FY22 Q1 results yesterday. It is always interesting to keep an eye on what is being talked about in the results as it shows the areas Microsoft want to highlight. Results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, as compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal year: Revenue was $45.3 billion and increased 22% Operating income was $20.2 billion and increased 27% Net...

Understanding Microsoft Teams Real-Time Call Quality Analytics (RTA) Reporting

Good news, this feature was going to require the Advanced Communications add-on for Microsoft Teams, but Microsoft has now dropped this requirement. It has been removed from the Advanced Communications add-on for Microsoft Teams docs page (it was previously listed as a feature in advanced comms) Real-Time Analytics (RTA) will show shows detailed information for scheduled Microsoft Teams meetings...

5 Microsoft Teams sessions not to miss at Microsoft Ignite 2021 November 2-4

Microsoft Ignite is just around the corner now. Again all online this year and free to attend, if you are in the Microsoft space it’s an event not to miss. I’m excited to be facilitating a hybrid working round table (now fully booked sorry!). I’ll also be following all the sessions and news and will do a roundup blog post with all the key news, so be sure to subscribe for all the important...

Microsoft Teams top right leader in Gartner UCaaS Magic Quadrant 2021

Gartner has released their latest Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide. Authored by Rafael Benitez, Megan Fernandez, Daniel O’Connell, Christopher Trueman, Pankil Sheth. Microsoft has landed at the top right position as a leader in the market. This graphic is from Gartner, as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 news and opinions