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Microsoft Teams Update Podcast December 2020

This month we discuss:

115 million Microsoft Teams daily active users (DAU)
Gartner Magic Quadrants
Teams Public Preview Program
AI Noise Suppression
SfBO admin portal being retired
Apps in Teams Meetings

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Important Microsoft Teams Change, Guest Access being turned on by default February 8th, 2021

On 5th December Microsoft put out a major update notice (MC228482) for Microsoft Teams. Beginning on February 8th, 2021 (just over 2 months from the announcement), Microsoft is turning on Guest access in Microsoft Teams by default for any organisations who have not explicitly disabled guest access. Currently, the service default is guest access off, but if you want Guest access for Microsoft...

Microsoft Teams quietly launch Device as a Service

Thanks to my friend Shawn Harry for the heads up on this one, Microsoft has quietly launched Microsoft Teams Device as a Service. This is US only to start, with plans to support Canada next. It appears to be an option at checkout from the Microsoft Teams Devices store: Microsoft Teams enabled devices with fulfilment through rather than directly from Microsoft. All...

Microsoft Teams Private teams no longer discoverable in search or directory

Public, Private and Org-wide teams In Microsoft Teams there are three types of team, Public and Private and Org-wide. Public means anyone in the organisation (tenant) can join the team at any time without any approval Private means owners of the team must admit new members. Org-wide, which is a special type of team that automatically adds everyone in the organisation organization to be a part of...

Microsoft Teams AI background noise suppression now rolling out

First talked about in March, Microsoft is now rolling out it’s AI-driven Microsoft Teams background noise suppression. Currently only in Microsoft Teams desktop app. This feature will automatically remove unwelcome background noise during your call or meetings. AI-based noise suppression works by analyzing an individual’s audio feed and using specially trained deep neural networks to filter out...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 news and opinions