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Microsoft Teams Out Loud Monthly Podcast January 2020

The latest UC Today Microsoft Teams Out Loud Podcast is now available on all the usual platforms. This month we talk about Lenovo ThinkSmart View $349 Microsoft Teams 8-inch screen Personal Video Endpoint Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study of Microsoft Teams Cloud Voice January 2020 Upcoming Features from Microsoft Teams blog – focused on first line workers Events: UC Summit 2020...

MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams Exam Prep Guide and Resources

The single Microsoft Exam MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams gives you the Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Administrator Associate certification. The exam was in beta and beta results were recently released and I’m pleased to say I passed. Graham Hosking (LinkedIn, Twitter) a friend and TS at Microsoft also passed. We pooled our thoughts and resources together for this prep guide. Think we missed...

Webinar: Data-driven Microsoft Teams success with Modality Systems Teamwork Analytics

Modality Systems has an in house developed Microsoft Teams reporting, governance and automation suite called Teamwork Analytics. Essentially it pulls data from Microsoft graph into Azure SQL and uses it to automate actions with the Azure bot formwork as well as reports via PowerBI. In this upcoming webinar, I will talk about how we use data, reporting and automation to drive Microsoft Teams...

5 new Microsoft Teams firstline worker features coming first half 2020

Microsoft recently blogged about features for shift workers which gave us details of 5 new features coming to Microsoft Teams, specifically target as firstline/front line workers. Here is a rundown: Walkie Talkie / Push to Talk Limited Private preview in the first half of this year A feature often used in retail (from the person on the shop floor to the person in the stock room for example) and...

OAuth 2.0 Skype for Business IP Phone Required Firmware Update Timeline extended to July 15th, 2020

Thanks to Dan Balitewicz for the update on this one. Microsoft is implementing Microsoft Identity Platform 2.0 (an evolution of the Azure Active Directory identity service) which uses the OAuth 2.0 authorization protocol. If you have SfB Certified IP Phones (3PIP) from AudioCodes, Crestron, Polycom or Yealink signing into to Skype for Business Online (or Microsoft Teams via cloud interop), you...

Tom Arbuthnot speaking at Commsverse In-Store Event, Microsoft Oxford Circus, London, 11th February

Commsverse In-Store is a micro taster of Commsverse, an upcoming about 2-day UK independent Microsoft Teams community event www.commsverse.com  (a must-attend!). I’m excited to be speaking at Commsverse In-store alongside by very knowledgeable friend Ståle Hansen is at the new Microsoft London Flagship retail store in Oxford Circus, London. I think there is room for around 100 people, afterwards...

Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study of Microsoft Teams Cloud Voice January 2020

Commissioned by Microsoft, Forrester Consulting conducted a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Microsoft 365 Cloud Voice on their organizations, hereafter referred to as Cloud Voice. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed several customers with...

Lenovo ThinkSmart View $349 Microsoft Teams 8-inch screen Personal Video Endpoint

Exciting news from Lenovo ahead of CES, a new Microsoft Teams Endpoint. The Lenovo ThinkSmart View is a dedicated unit in a similar form factor as smart home assistant displays like the Google Home Hub or Echo Show. In fact, as Jimmy Vaughan points out, the form factor is the same as the Smart Display 8 inch Tablet with the Google Assistant. It’s a dedicated device with an 8-inch touch screen...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Office 365 news and opinions