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.

Contact Microsoft Support to Avoid Microsoft Teams for Personal Promotion Banner in Mobile Client

In Message Center message MC247825, Microsoft announced that they will be pushing a banner (advert, in my opinion) in the Teams mobile app activity feed saying that users can add a personal account to the Teams app on their mobile device. These banners will begin at end of April will roll out to all customers by the end of December. Teams is off the charts in terms of enterprise use, but...

Microsoft Teams adding Join Meeting by Numeric Code

A popular feature on competing meeting platforms, Microsoft is adding the ability to join a meeting via a unique meeting Numeric “code”. This is handy when someone wants to join a meeting but you can’t easily share the join link with them, say for example you want to SMS someone a meeting invite but they want to join on their computer and don’t understand how they can get the details from the SMS...

Microsoft Azure Communication Services (CPaaS) now generally available

A big step in the Azure Communications Services journey, Microsoft’s CPaaS (Communication Platform as a Service) platform that is also the platform that powers Microsoft Teams, it has now reached general availability, which means it’s now under support and has a formal SLA (though some elements are still in preview). Be sure to subscribe to blog email updates for more news on Azure Communications...

Customer managed encryption keys for Microsoft Teams Public Preview

In September 2020 we learnt that Customer managed encryption keys coming for Microsoft Teams, now it is available in Public Preview. Customer Key in Office 365 is offered in Office 365 E5, Microsoft 365 E5, Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance, and Microsoft 365 E5 Information Protection & Governance SKUs. Customer Key requires two keys for each data encryption policy (DEP). To create two keys, you...

No additional Microsoft licence required for Microsoft Teams Compliance Call Recording

In July 2020 Microsoft announced a new Microsoft Teams $12 PUPM Advanced Communications licence. At launch it was required for the following: Compliance Recording Graph API Access Contact Center solution Graph API Access Live event of up to 20K participants (50 concurrent meetings per tenant, 16 hours long) Then after lots of customer feedback, In October 2020 Microsoft dropped the Advanced...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 news and opinions