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UC Today Microsoft Teams Monthly Podcast May 2020

Every month I do a Microsoft Teams New Update Podcast/YouTube with UC Today. May is a bumper month for news and features! New Business Voice SKU Custom Backgrounds 3×3 Video Hands up feature Improved meeting join webpage New IP Phone firmware Direct media optimisation New Teams Consumer version Live events Yammer Communities / Yammer app Security and control improvements Microsoft Teams rooms now...

Microsoft Teams: 75M DAU, 200M Daily Meeting Participants, 4.1B Daily Minutes

Microsoft had their Q3 2020 earning call yesterday and announced more impressive Microsoft Teams growth figures. Microsoft even held the earnings call on Teams, nice to see them betting on their own platform for an event so important to them. Previously they had outsourced to an events company. Microsoft reported 75M Daily Unique Active Users, up 70% from 44M six weeks ago. 200M Daily Meeting...

Controlling Microsoft Teams Guest Access on a per team basis

Microsoft Teams allows people external to the tenant, “guests” to be added to the team. This is called “guest access”. Guest access is different from “external access” (previously called federation), where a user on tenant A can have a 1:1 chat, voice or video call to a user in tenant B. By default, guest access is turned off on Office 365 tenants. Enabling Guest Access in Microsoft Teams and...

Full Yammer experience in Microsoft Teams with Yammer Communities App

I am a big fan of most organisations having a workplace social platform, especially at times like these where lots of people are remote working for the first time and people need connection and communication. Here are my 6 reasons you should have a workplace social network, I won’t repeat them here. I can appreciate how some people can get confused between Teams and Yammer and/or feel they...

New features coming in Microsoft Teams IP Phones Firmware Update April 2020

This update will be rolling this out to Teams phone in mid-April 2020, It will be completed by early May. It adds the following features: Redesigned calls app user interface with favourites (speed dial) Custom ringtones Managing delegates Support auto-dial for extension dialing Device management updates to support device categorization in Teams Admin Center This updates the Teams application...

4 new features enhancing Microsoft Teams meeting security and control

With the massive growth in online meting usage due to world events, online meeting security and best practices have been making headline news. Here are 4 features and changes coming to Microsoft Teams to further enhance security. Default to lobby for external and PSTN meeting joiners Microsoft Teams has a lobby function. Today it is disabled by default, and per meeting, organizers can choose to...

Understanding the Microsoft Teams PSTN Usage Call Records Report\Bill for Calling Plan and PSTN Audio Conferencing

Microsoft Teams can be your conferencing platform with PSTN audio conferencing and your Phone system with either Calling Plans from Microsoft or a third-party PSTN carrier with Direct Routing. Microsoft provides a PSTN & SMS usage report that serves as your call records report and also a breakdown of any PSTN charges. The report covers Calling Plans and Microsoft PSTN Audio Conferencing in...

Using Microsoft Teams to join a Zoom or Webex meeting via Skype for Business SIP Address

Many popular meetings platforms like Zoom and Webex have an option to add a SIP Address for Skype for business users to dial directly into the meeting from the Skype for Business client. It’s not the slickest user experience and not something I would necessarily recommend. Still, interestingly you can dial this SfB SIP URI from Microsoft Teams to join the Zoom or Webex or another platform meeting...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 news and opinions