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Microsoft Teams Rooms licence getting Azure AD Premium P1

Thanks to Graham Walsh for the heads up on this one. Microsoft is adding Azure AD Premium P1 to the Microsoft Teams Room standard and Premium licences at no additional cost. This will be rolling out in November and is expected to complete rollout in December 2021. Announced in the message center under MC291891. With the (AAD) P1 service plan, you will have access to additional security and...

Azure Cloud Shell coming to Microsoft Teams Admin Center

Azure Cloud Shell is a browser-based shell experience that’s hosted in the cloud and accessible from virtually anywhere. Microsoft is adding a button to launch Azure Cloud Shell directly in Teams Admin Center, to run PowerShell and PowerShell scripts from within Teams admin center. No need to specifically install the Teams module, just run the connect-teams command and all your authentication...

Microsoft Ignite virtual roundtable: Optimizing Microsoft Teams for Hybrid Work

It’s really not long until Microsoft Ignite now (online and free to attend November 2–4, 2021). I’m excited to be facilitating, alongside some of my great MVP peers, a virtual roundtable discussion on Microsoft Teams for Hybrid Work. The discussion is hosted in AltspaceVR. You do not have to be a VR expert or own any VR equipment to join. Using your PC you can join in 2D mode and communicate in...

MS-720 Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer Exam now open in beta

The new MS-720 Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer Exam is now open in beta. If you pass both MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams and  MS-720: Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer exam, you earn Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Voice Engineer, Expert. The Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer is familiar with telecommunication technologies and has experience in Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365, and PowerShell.  They must...

Operator Connect generally available, 9 new operators and Metaswitch Managed SBC Option

Earlier this year we learnt about Microsoft Teams Operator connect with the public preview rolling out in May. This week at Enterprise Connect, as well as announcing 5 new calling plan countries, Microsoft announced Operator Connect would be generally available this week. Operator Connect is another option, alongside Calling plans and Direct routing, for Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)...

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