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Office 365 ProPlus will Browser Hijack Google Chrome to use Microsoft Search / Bing Search

Microsoft announced yesterday on their roadmap and Office 365 Message Center: “Beginning with Version 2002 of Office 365 ProPlus, Microsoft will install a browser extension that makes Bing the default search engine for Google Chrome” Support for Firefox is planned too, Microsoft will update in a future Message Center post. In my opinion, this is again a bit of an overreach. It’s changing a...

Webinar: Data-driven Microsoft Teams success with Modality Systems Teamwork Analytics

Modality Systems has an in house developed Microsoft Teams reporting, governance and automation suite called Teamwork Analytics. Essentially it pulls data from Microsoft graph into Azure SQL and uses it to automate actions with the Azure bot formwork as well as reports via PowerBI. In this upcoming webinar, I will talk about how we use data, reporting and automation to drive Microsoft Teams...

OAuth 2.0 Skype for Business IP Phone Required Firmware Update Timeline extended to July 15th, 2020

Thanks to Dan Balitewicz for the update on this one. Microsoft is implementing Microsoft Identity Platform 2.0 (an evolution of the Azure Active Directory identity service) which uses the OAuth 2.0 authorization protocol. If you have SfB Certified IP Phones (3PIP) from AudioCodes, Crestron, Polycom or Yealink signing into to Skype for Business Online (or Microsoft Teams via cloud interop), you...

Tom Arbuthnot speaking at Commsverse In-Store Event, Microsoft Oxford Circus, London, 11th February

Commsverse In-Store is a micro taster of Commsverse, an upcoming about 2-day UK independent Microsoft Teams community event www.commsverse.com  (a must-attend!). I’m excited to be speaking at Commsverse In-store alongside by very knowledgeable friend Ståle Hansen is at the new Microsoft London Flagship retail store in Oxford Circus, London. I think there is room for around 100 people, afterwards...

Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study of Microsoft Teams Cloud Voice January 2020

Commissioned by Microsoft, Forrester Consulting conducted a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Microsoft 365 Cloud Voice on their organizations, hereafter referred to as Cloud Voice. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed several customers with...

Lenovo ThinkSmart View $349 Microsoft Teams 8-inch screen Personal Video Endpoint

Exciting news from Lenovo ahead of CES, a new Microsoft Teams Endpoint. The Lenovo ThinkSmart View is a dedicated unit in a similar form factor as smart home assistant displays like the Google Home Hub or Echo Show. In fact, as Jimmy Vaughan points out, the form factor is the same as the Smart Display 8 inch Tablet with the Google Assistant. It’s a dedicated device with an 8-inch touch screen...

Microsoft Teams Out Loud Podcast December 2019

This month on the UC Today Microsoft Teams Out Loud Podcast we talk about – 20 million DAU, but how is it measured? – Microsoft Teams Linux preview – Calling and Meetings on Citrix VDI – SfB Server Cumulative Update 2 Check it out on all your favourite podcast platforms Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts UC Today Website YouTube Spotify BuzzSprout RSS Feed Questions and...

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