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.

Change PowerPoint Spell Check Language for specific slides / text boxes

Sometimes specific slides or parts of slides end up being in a different language to the rest of the deck, resulting in them showing red underlines for miss-spelling even though the spelling is correct, it’s just that spell check is expecting/checking based on it being a different language. For example, this deck is in English, but it is showing these words as spelt wrong. If you select a...

Microsoft Teams and Azure Communication Services news from Microsoft Build 2021

Microsoft Build is a developer-focused conference, but being that Microsoft Teams is as much platform as it is Collaboration-aaS/UCaaS there were a few interesting announcements related to Microsoft Teams. Here are what I think are the highlights. Microsoft Teams apps for meetings Improvements Shared stage integration, in preview, provides developers with new access to the main stage (the main...

Microsoft Teams Operator Connect Public Preview rolling out globally

Big news, Microsoft Teams Operator Connect is rolling out globally in Public Preview. Public preview allows customers to test features and provide feedback. Features may not be complete, may undergo changes, and are not supported in Office 365 Government Cloud. Operator Connect is a new option for providing Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) connectivity with Teams Phone System. It joins...

Webinar: Modality Automation and Power BI reporting from Microsoft Teams Call Records API

Webinar registration here on June 8th. We (I work at Modality) are just about to launch a new Calls and Meetings module for Teamwork Analytics, our Microsoft Teams automation and reporting software. Teamwork Analytics already automate messages to users and report on Microsoft Teams usage and governance, now we are adding detailed Calls and Meetings information from Microsoft Call Records API...

Microsoft Teams Monthly Podcast May 2021

This month we discuss Microsoft Teams now has 145 million Daily Active Users (DAU) Microsoft acquires Nuance conversational AI and voice recognition specialists for $19.7 billion Android device remote provisioning and easier login Microsoft launch first-party Teams certified Surface headsets, Speakerphone and Webcam Microsoft Teams for Personal Promotion Banner in Mobile Client for Enterprise...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 news and opinions