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Tom Arbuthnot on Unified Comms Influencers Podcast

I was fortunate to be invited to be on Dominic Kent’s new Unified Comms Influencers Podcast. Dominic is Director of Content Marketing & Communications at Mio and is really on the pulse in our space. His podcast is about diving a bit more into the background of the people in Unified Comms, it’s a great listen. In my interview, we dive into my background where I started at a Cisco UC shop...

Create Multiple Edge Web Apps for each Microsoft Teams Guest Tenant

Since Chromium Edge went general availability I’ve switched to it as my primary browser away from Google Chrome. One of the useful things chrome had was the ability to create web apps with specific profiles, which allowed me to easily be signed into multiple Microsoft Teams guest access tenants concurrently. I wrote a PowerShell script to generate per tenant chrome web apps in their own dedicated...

Microsoft Stream mobile apps now enable recording, editing and uploading

It won’t be a shock to most who read this blog that I’m a big fan of video. I think it’d a great way to connect and convey information. Now Microsoft Stream (think enterprise YouTube) iOS and android apps allow you to record and edit in the app and upload direct to Microsoft Stream. It also includes some pretty advanced overlays, annotations and filters. You can also swap between rear- and front...

Microsoft Teams PowerShell Module 1.0.5 Update

Edit, shortly after posting the blog 1.0.5 was released with a minor Teams education-specific update, otherwise, it’s the same as 1.0.4 It’s been about 4 months since the last PowerShell module update for Microsoft Teams. In this update: The new version includes: Resiliency improvements on Get-Team cmdlet specially when used in tenants containing a large number of Teams and Unified Groups...

UC Today Microsoft Teams Out Loud: February 2020 Podcast

Check out this month’s Microsoft Teams update podcast with UC Today. Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts UC Today Website YouTube Spotify BuzzSprout RSS Feed This month we talk about: CVP, Jeff Teper takes over leadership of Microsoft Teams, What does it mean for the Future? Microsoft Teams Outage February 20 Power BI Reports for Microsoft Teams Call Quality Dashboard (CQD) ISE – Shure ceiling...

Microsoft offers Microsoft Teams (Office 365 E1) free for 6 months as response to COVID-19

Link JP Courtois, Microsoft EVP and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing & Operations, announced on Twitter that Microsoft would be making “Teams available to all for free for six months” This follows lots of other collab/meetings vendors offering extended free service offers such as Cisco and LogMeIn. The interesting thing is Microsoft Teams already has a completely free version and...

For China users, Microsoft recommends VPN to egress Microsoft Teams traffic onto the public Internet outside China

With world events, we’re seeing a big increase in usage of Microsoft Teams in customers around the world, but particularly in China. China is interesting for cloud connectivity. China ISPs have regulated offshore connections to the global public Internet that go through perimeter devices which are prone to high-levels of cross-border network congestion. This congestion creates packet loss and...

Microsoft Teams Call Records and Session Details API Public Preview

Being able to report at depth on usage (number of calls, who called who, what modalities were used etc.) and on performance (packet loss, jitter latency etc.) on unified communications is something many organisations want to do. In Skype for Business Server we could get all the data in the backend CDR/QoE SQL databases and also later in its life-cycle had the option of leveraging the SDN API to...

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