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Supporting Organisational Engagement, Community and Culture with Microsoft 365

With the massive changes to the way we work over the last year through covid, dramatic increases in remote working and the realisation of most organisations that we are not going back to 5 days in the office, the topics of employee engagement, community and culture with the distributed workforce and how technology can support it is a hot one. Here are some thoughts on how you can use tools and...

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...

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...

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