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Microsoft Teams: How to Archive a Team

When a Microsoft Teams team is no longer needed, an owner can delete or archive it. If you delete a team, it will disappear from your Teams client. When you delete a team, chats, channels and files and is also deleted. It will be retained on the backend of Office 365 for 30 days by default. This 30-day period is considered a “soft-delete” because an administrator can still restore the...

Press up arrow to edit last sent chat message in Microsoft Teams

File this under features I didn’t know existed! Credit to Paul Hayward in our consulting team for flagging this. In Teams private chat or channel chat, you can press up arrow to edit the last sent message. After I hit send, I press Up Arrow I can then edit the message I sent You could also edit a message by hitting the 3 dots to the side of the message and pressing edit, but up arrow is a really...

5 New Microsoft Teams Features September 2019

Microsoft recently posted a great September update summary blog. Here is a quick rundown of the top 5 new features   Meet Now Not a feature I used a lot in Skype for Business, but the Meet Now button generates and drops you straight into a meeting, you can then add others or share the join details   Pin a meeting participant to keep then in your personal view By default Microsoft Teams...

5 New Microsoft Teams Features coming in Q4 2019

  We recently saw a number of Microsoft Teams features added to the Microsoft 365 roadmap. Here is a breakdown of what is coming. The target dates tend to be a little optimistic, subject to change and the start of rollout rather than the end, so take them with a pinch of salt.   Dynamic Emergency Calling for Microsoft PSTN Calling Plans Dynamic Emergency Calling is a feature of...

Free Microsoft Teams Course from Microsoft Learn

Microsoft Learn is a collection of free online courses from Microsoft. They have recently made available the Manage team collaboration with Microsoft Teams Learning path. Manage team collaboration with Microsoft Teams learning oath introduces you to the features and capabilities of Microsoft Teams Use Teams to facilitate teamwork and communication within your organization, both on and off...

Tom Arbuthnot speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2019

I am very excited to once again be talking about Microsoft Teams at this years Microsoft Ignite. I am doing two theatre sessions: Microsoft Teams: Real-world tips for success – THR2069, Wednesday, 4:20 PM – 4:40 PM Based on real-world experience, these tips ensure your success with Microsoft Teams. From business transformation to technical tips, come to this session to learn the top...

Tom Arbuthnot Speaking at Kinly Microsoft Surface Hub 2S London Event

I am excited to be speaking at Kinly London Team Collaboration in Meeting Spaces with Microsoft Teams event. The event is on 26th September at the Kinly solution centre, Threadneedle St, London. It is covering Skype for Business Online End of Life Update, Surface Hub 2S showcase and Teams Rooms options. There are still some places left, but it’s nearly full. If you can make it, it would be great...

Microsoft Teams PSTN Audio Conferencing via Direct Routing for GCC High and GCC DoD

Reference Feature ID 54236 A really interesting Microsoft Teams Roadmap Item has just been listed as in development and for release in August, so basically anytime now. Audio Conferencing is the feature name for adding PSTN phone numbers to your meeting to be able to dial into them on a regular phone, and the ability to dial out from a meeting to a regular phone. Up until this announcement the...

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