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Microsoft Teams Statistics

Microsoft Teams launched worldwide in March 2017, and with world events, 2020 has proven to be the biggest year yet for Microsoft Teams adoption. Here are some interesting Microsoft Teams Stats. Thanks to Dominic at Mio for putting these stats together. Mio connects Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Cisco Webex Teams together. Check them out here. Microsoft Teams usage statistics Microsoft Teams has...

Microsoft Teams Update Podcast December 2020

This month we discuss:

115 million Microsoft Teams daily active users (DAU)
Gartner Magic Quadrants
Teams Public Preview Program
AI Noise Suppression
SfBO admin portal being retired
Apps in Teams Meetings

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Important Microsoft Teams Change, Guest Access being turned on by default February 8th, 2021

On 5th December Microsoft put out a major update notice (MC228482) for Microsoft Teams. Beginning on February 8th, 2021 (just over 2 months from the announcement), Microsoft is turning on Guest access in Microsoft Teams by default for any organisations who have not explicitly disabled guest access. Currently, the service default is guest access off, but if you want Guest access for Microsoft...

9 new New Teams Phones Features – December 2020 Firmware Update

Rollout begins towards the end of the first week of December 2020. Teams Phones will now auto-update, but once the update is available you can also manually update your phones. There are 9 new updates Sidecar support for AudioCodes and Yealink phones Video enhancements for meetings on Teams video phones 3×3 Layout Together mode Gallery view Background blur Meet Now on Teams phones Screen...

Microsoft Teams quietly launch Device as a Service

Thanks to my friend Shawn Harry for the heads up on this one, Microsoft has quietly launched Microsoft Teams Device as a Service. This is US only to start, with plans to support Canada next. It appears to be an option at checkout from the Microsoft Teams Devices store: Microsoft Teams enabled devices with fulfilment through rather than directly from Microsoft. All...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 news and opinions