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Do you need to backup Office 365?

It’s a question of much debate, do you need to backup Office 365? As part of Petri’s GET-IT: Backup and Recovery 1-Day Virtual Conference I did a session on Office 365 backup that is now available on-demand, alongside other sessions. All the recordings and decks are now available for download. You can check the on-demand session and deck here. I cover What is a Backup for? Don’t Microsoft do...

Microsoft Teams admin defined organisation-wide custom video backgrounds, only $5 PUPM

We got an update on Friday (MC249777) giving details of how an administrator will be able to the ability to “push”/define a gallery of video backgrounds to users across the organization to access. Rollout begins in late April and should be complete in late May. A handy feature, but it only comes as part of the Advanced Communications Licence. Currently, users can add their own video...

Microsoft Teams adding Join Meeting by Numeric Code

A popular feature on competing meeting platforms, Microsoft is adding the ability to join a meeting via a unique meeting Numeric “code”. This is handy when someone wants to join a meeting but you can’t easily share the join link with them, say for example you want to SMS someone a meeting invite but they want to join on their computer and don’t understand how they can get the details from the SMS...

Customer managed encryption keys for Microsoft Teams Public Preview

In September 2020 we learnt that Customer managed encryption keys coming for Microsoft Teams, now it is available in Public Preview. Customer Key in Office 365 is offered in Office 365 E5, Microsoft 365 E5, Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance, and Microsoft 365 E5 Information Protection & Governance SKUs. Customer Key requires two keys for each data encryption policy (DEP). To create two keys, you...

No additional Microsoft licence required for Microsoft Teams Compliance Call Recording

In July 2020 Microsoft announced a new Microsoft Teams $12 PUPM Advanced Communications licence. At launch it was required for the following: Compliance Recording Graph API Access Contact Center solution Graph API Access Live event of up to 20K participants (50 concurrent meetings per tenant, 16 hours long) Then after lots of customer feedback, In October 2020 Microsoft dropped the Advanced...

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