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Microsoft Teams support coming for Safari browser on macOS and iPad

Reference Teams client support Since launch Teams has supported IE, Edge, Chrome and Firefox. Mac users had to use the full client or a third party browser and iPad users had to install the client. There is a user voice asking for native Safari Reference User Voice Now Microsoft have confirmed in a recent Education blog post that Safari support is coming. No details of it being full audio video...

Microsoft Teams will be automatically installed with Office 365 ProPlus on PCs and Macs

In January we learnt that Microsoft Teams will be installed by default for new installations of Office 365 Business SKU users. At the time I wondered if they have gone to the effort to find a way to bundle the Teams desktop client with Office installs, would it be an option for Office 365 Enterprise (E) SKUs. It has just been announced that. The February Monthly Channel; the March Semi-Annual...

Add Skype for Business Server Audio Test Service Bot for a Microsoft Teams User

  We’ve come so far with cloud in such as short time, yet one missing piece for me as a full Microsoft Teams user is a simple Audio Test bot. I’m often doing calls from various places, customer sites etc, and want to test my Bluetooth and network connection are behaving. Funnily, I had the same challenge when I went full Skype for Business Cloud PBX in 2016, at the time I found I could add...

Industry Specific Microsoft Teams Templates: Education, Retail and Healthcare

Something from the February Teams update, Microsoft Teams Templates let admins quickly pre-define a team’s channel, install apps, pin tabs, and more. They leverage a new beta REST endpoint as part of the Microsoft Graph API. For those who don’t do API’s, basically, this means you can “script” Team creation using Parameters sent to the service You can design your own templates, but Microsoft has...

Microsoft Teams Developer and Government February Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) Online Sessions

The AMA gives you the opportunity to as questions and give feedback to members of the product engineering team. It’s a good chance to get a view on what’s important to you and provide interactive feedback. The Developer AMA will take place on Thursday, February 14th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT in the Microsoft Teams AMA Group. Add the event to your calendar and view in your time zone...

Webinar 28th February: Using Microsoft Teams for Telephony and Conferencing in 2019

Hi all, It’s Modality webinar time again. I promise the intent is to be 90% useful and 10% sales and marketing Teams is blowing up for workplace collaboration and the conversation I’m having most at the moment with customers is how to move to conferencing and telephony and what are the important considerations in doing this. In this session I will cover: Understanding the capabilities within...

Call Analytics and Auto-Attendants & Call Queues Administration moving into the Teams Admin Center

Skype for Business Online and Teams Administration if currently split over 2 web portals, the new Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Admin Center at and the legacy Skype for Business admin center. The plan is to drive all functionality into the new admin center. Call Analytics and Call Quality Dashboard Online are also folding into the new admin centre. Call Analytics As part of that process...

Microsoft Teams Exams: Microsoft 365 Certified: Teamwork Administrator Associate

I’ve been asked by a few people when will there be exams for Microsoft Teams. There are some options, both edX and some new beta exams. edX Online Courses Firstly there are two good edX courses you can take: Enabling Teamwork with Microsoft Teams – Intended for IT professionals that manage an Office 365 deployment. Enable users for Microsoft Teams Configure Microsoft Teams Configure audio...

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