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Feed Microsoft Teams participant video into OBS, Wirecast, Xsplit and StreamLabs with coming NDI support

Microsoft Teams is a great collaboration platform, but it’s often used for much one than that. One use case is recording podcasts/vodcasts or even professional TV production. Today what you can do is relatively limited. For example, I record my monthly UC Today podcast on Microsoft Teams, we use the native Teams experience, natively recorded in Stream. Then it is given a simple overlay in...

Team Templates coming to Microsoft Teams

An exciting and much-requested feature, Microsoft Teams will now include a default team template experience right in the team creation UI and managed through the Teams Admin Center (TAC). I know this is a popular feature as Modality (where I work) have our own third party app for doing this, CreateTeam. Other third parties also have creation and team lifecycle management tools. Microsoft has had...

Microsoft Teams Policy-based compliance recording API is now Generally Available

Exciting news in Microsoft Teams, the updateRecordingStatus API, the Graph API that enables policy/compliance-based session recording, is now generally available. This API allows you to apply a policy to a Microsoft Teams user that enabled a bot to join all of their Microsoft Teams calls and meetings and enable a recording to meet various regulatory requirements. Since this is service-based, it...

Facebook buys GIPHY, time to disable GIPHY in Microsoft Teams?

For those still catching up, GIPHY is an online service for making and sharing GIFs. It provides an API to directly integrate into other products. GIPHY is integrated into many products such as Twitter, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Reddit, TikTok, Slack and Microsoft Teams. As of 2018, they had around 300 million active users every day across all the platform it serves. I am a big fan of using GIF’s...

Microsoft acquiring Metaswitch Networks

Interesting news today. Microsoft has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Metaswitch Networks, a leading provider of virtualized network software and voice, data and communications solutions for operators. Metaswitch Networks is a private UK-based company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets telecommunications software to communication service providers, equipment manufacturers...

Automatic firmware updates coming for Microsoft Teams Phones

In the world of the cloud most devices now magically auto-update. We’re used to devices like Amazon Echo and Google Nest just being up to date, but how about an organisations phones? This option is now coming to Microsoft Teams. The Teams Admin Center enables management and updating of Microsoft Teams IP Phones today. For each update, an administrator has to approve it and either push it straight...

Tom Arbuthnot talking Microsoft Teams on the Poly Weekly News Show

I had fun today joining Neil Fluester Product Director at Poly on his Poly weekly news YouTube show.
Also on the show this week, Duncan Strong and Jochen Eidam who dive into the Poly Trio and David Danto.
We went over all the latest Microsoft Teams news. You can check out the show and subscribe here

Microsoft Teams Collaboration Bars as a Personal Collaboration Device?

With current world events, large numbers of people around the world are now working from home full time. It has caused a lot of conversation around the best kit and devices for working from home. One question I’ve been asked more than once is, what should we provide our execs with? In the Cisco world, for the super high end, there have always been dedicated personal endpoints, screen, camera and...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 news and opinions