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Contact Microsoft Support to Avoid Microsoft Teams for Personal Promotion Banner in Mobile Client

In Message Center message MC247825, Microsoft announced that they will be pushing a banner (advert, in my opinion) in the Teams mobile app activity feed saying that users can add a personal account to the Teams app on their mobile device. These banners will begin at end of April will roll out to all customers by the end of December. Teams is off the charts in terms of enterprise use, but...

Microsoft Azure Communication Services (CPaaS) now generally available

A big step in the Azure Communications Services journey, Microsoft’s CPaaS (Communication Platform as a Service) platform that is also the platform that powers Microsoft Teams, it has now reached general availability, which means it’s now under support and has a formal SLA (though some elements are still in preview). Be sure to subscribe to blog email updates for more news on Azure Communications...

Customer managed encryption keys for Microsoft Teams Public Preview

In September 2020 we learnt that Customer managed encryption keys coming for Microsoft Teams, now it is available in Public Preview. Customer Key in Office 365 is offered in Office 365 E5, Microsoft 365 E5, Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance, and Microsoft 365 E5 Information Protection & Governance SKUs. Customer Key requires two keys for each data encryption policy (DEP). To create two keys, you...

Understanding Microsoft Viva, Features, Timelines and Pricing

Microsoft Viva was first announced in February 2021. Now we have a bit more detail about it. Here is a quick breakdown of what we know so far. Microsoft Viva is a brand name for a family of products or modules. Microsoft positions Viva as an Employee Experience Platform (EXP). Employee Experience Platform is described as bringing together tools for employee communications, wellbeing, learning and...

UC Today and Commsverse Online Event: Collaborating in a Universal Workspace with Microsoft Teams

UC Today and Commsverse are now partnering on a Working Better in Teams series, which focuses on improving business knowledge and skills in Microsoft Teams environments. Each micro event will focus on a specific aspect of Teams technology or culture. There will be a series of 4-6 tailored sessions that combine to deliver exceptional insights for Teams. The first event is 10th February...

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