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Microsoft Teams Channel Message Import Graph API now Generally Available

Back in October 2020, we got the Beta Graph API to Import Slack messages to Microsoft Teams teams and channels. Now those API’s have hit GA. You can now import channel messages into a new team, specify the message sender, and timestamp and link to files. The Import Process Before you begin you need to export the data from the other platform, format it appropriately and decide how you want to map...

Microsoft Teams Busy on Busy, when on a call or meeting reject second incoming call

One to file under classic telephony features now in Microsoft Teams, “Busy on Busy” (Busy Options) is a user-level or tenant level configuration to Busy on Busy (Busy Options) allows you to configure how an incoming calls when you are in an existing call or meeting. The second incoming calls can be rejected with a busy signal or can be routed accordingly to the user’s unanswered settings...

Microsoft launch first party Teams certified Surface headsets, Speakerphone and Webcam

For a long time, it’s been a point of conversation that while Microsoft has a large range of vendors who provide Teams certified headsets, their own headsets from the Surface team were not certified for Teams. Today Microsoft announced 3 Surface headsets, all certified for Microsoft Teams. Also a webcam and speakerphone. It will be interesting to see how the ecosystem partners feel about...

Microsoft acquires Nuance conversational AI and voice recognition specialists for $19.7 billion

Microsoft’s second-largest acquisition after LinkedIn, Microsoft position the Nuance acquisition as strengthening their cloud strategy for healthcare. Nuance Communications focuses on conversational AI and ambient intelligence. With customers in 77 percent of U.S. hospitals and 85 percent of the Fortune 100 companies worldwide, Beyond healthcare, Nuance provides AI expertise and customer...

Do you need to backup Office 365?

It’s a question of much debate, do you need to backup Office 365? As part of Petri’s GET-IT: Backup and Recovery 1-Day Virtual Conference I did a session on Office 365 backup that is now available on-demand, alongside other sessions. All the recordings and decks are now available for download. You can check the on-demand session and deck here. I cover What is a Backup for? Don’t Microsoft do...

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