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Customising your Microsoft Teams collab workspaces visibility and notifications on desktop and mobile

Microsoft Teams offers you a number of ways to customise and control how you see and engage with your Teams collab workspaces (teams) and channels. Global Notification Control and Customisation At a global level, you customise your notifications: Each type of action can be customised with some combination of (depending on the activity) Banner Banner and email Only show in feed Off Banner is what...

Microsoft Teams Academy for IT Pros Training Videos on YouTube

  Microsoft have produced a series of Teams Academy for IT Pro’s videos to help IT Pro’s get up to speed on the various concepts in Microsoft Teams. You can check them out here: Playlist: Videos: Teams Foundations Windows Desktop Client Introduction to Meetings in Microsoft Teams Introduction into Phone System Direct Routing Teams Journey – Upgrading Skype for Business to Teams Part 1 | Part...

What is Microsoft Teams, without the buzzwords and jargon

Explaining Microsoft Teams succinctly can be tricky. It has a lot of functionality and functionality overlap between features. Often a lot of jargon is used in explanations. Forrester referrers to apps in this space as “Enterprise Team Messaging Apps”, Gartner calls this product category “Workstream Collaboration” (WSC). Here is how I try to break it down. Microsoft Teams is an Office...

Microsoft retiring the Microsoft Teams Win 10 S app effective November 29, 2018

In an interesting direction, Microsoft are “retiring” the Microsoft Teams for Windows 10 S (Preview) app in the Microsoft Store, effective November 29, 2018. This is the Progressive Web App/Hybrid Web App version of the Teams client. When this change is implemented, the Microsoft Teams for Windows 10 S (Preview) app will no longer be available to install and will no longer function if currently...

Sharing a Microsoft Teams Meeting Recording with people outside your company

Microsoft Teams has a great cloud meeting recording feature. You just hit record and the meeting is recorded in the cloud and added to Microsoft Stream (think enterprise YouTube) and permission it so that those in the meeting can access it…. provided they are within the company (the Office 365 tenant). Unfortunately, Stream can’t currently share videos to either specifically named external users...

How to add a Microsoft Stream Video to a to a Channel or Group

For those not familiar, Microsoft Stream is part of Office 365 and is essentially “Enterprise YouTube”. If you do cloud meeting recording in Microsoft Teams, it will end up in Microsoft Teams, and automatically be permissioned for the people in the meeting from within your organisation to have access to it. Stream has a concept of channels and groups Microsoft Stream groups are connected to an...

Tom Arbuthnot speaking at TechUG London – 8th November, Microsoft Teams, Understanding your Deployment Options

I am looking forward speaking at TechUG on 8th November. Talking about Microsoft Teams and your deployment options.
Location: The Engine Room, Runway East, Moorgate
Address:Runway East, Lower Ground Floor, 10 Finsbury Square, Moorgate, London EC2A 1AF, UK

It’s always a great event for networking and saying up to day on the latest technology. If you can make it I recommend it.
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Microsoft Teams Monthly Podcast: Skype for Business Server 2019, Org Wide Teams, death of T-Bot

  Catch this months Microsoft Teams Monthly Podcast I do with Patrick Watson at UCToday The main news is that Skype for Business Server 2019 is now generally available from Microsoft. The latest edition doesn’t offer a huge amount in terms of new features but is still a crucial platform for many customers worldwide. There is also the usual raft of Microsoft Teams updates, including...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news