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.

Microsoft Teams Private teams no longer discoverable in search or directory

Public, Private and Org-wide teams In Microsoft Teams there are three types of team, Public and Private and Org-wide. 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. Org-wide, which is a special type of team that automatically adds everyone in the organisation organization to be a part of...

Microsoft Teams Leader in Gartner UCaaS and Meetings Magic Quadrants

Microsoft Teams has been ranked as a leader in both the Garner Unified Communications as a Service and Meeting Solutions magic quadrants This is Microsoft’s second consecutive year as a Leader for Unified Communications as a Service and the 14th time in which Microsoft has been recognized as a Leader for Meetings Solutions. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide...

Skype for Business Online Admin Center retirement December 1st

With the time until Skype for Business Online will be retired, 31st July 2021, getting less and less, Microsoft is making a move to retire the Skype for Business Online admin center as soon as December 1st 2020. Known as LSCP (Lync Server Control Panel) to friends, you might ask how Microsoft can retire the SfBO admin control panel 8 months before SfBO retirement? The answer is that SfBO users...

Microsoft Teams End User Public Preview coming December

Back in June, a Microsoft blog explained Windows Windows is “transitioning and converting our current ring model, based on the frequency of builds, to a new channel model”. It also said that Microsoft Teams would move in the same direction. How Microsoft office aka Microsoft 365 Apps Update Channels Work Microsoft Office runs on a channel model (naming has changed a few times, now it is: Current...

Microsoft deploys new Direct Routing infrastructure in Australia, Update ACLs and Firewalls

Good news for Microsoft Teams Telephony users in and around Australia, as part of Teams Direct Routing expansion and service improvement Microsoft has deployed new instances of Direct Routing infrastructure in Australia. The SIP signaling connection points for Direct Routing are the following three FQDNs: sip.pstnhub.microsoft.com – Global FQDN – must be tried first. When the SBC sends a request...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 news and opinions