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Information Barriers (Ethical Walls or Chinese walls) in Preview in Microsoft Teams

Some organisations, particularly in finance, have reasons to block communications between certain groups. For example, separating people who make investments from others in the same organisation who are privy to confidential information about those same companies that could improperly influence the investment decisions. Firms are generally required by law to safeguard insider information and...

Microsoft Teams App Setup Policy – Add or Remove Apps on the Teams Left Rail, including built in Activity, Chat, Teams, Calendar, Calls, Files

A new Microsoft Teams configuration option, App Setup Policy, is being rolled out to tenants. This gives administrators the ability to control which apps show in the “main menu” in Teams, the left rail in the desktop/web client, and the bottom menu and “draw” in the mobile client. Administrators can ‘pin’ non-Microsoft apps, such as third-party apps or company-built internal apps, and can hide...

O365Eh! Podcast, Microsoft 365/UC/Collab Reporting and Analytics Products Series

O365Eh! is a great Microsoft UC/collab focused podcast from 4 great MVP’s in Canada, Dino Caputo, Michael Lamontagne, Habib Mankal and Curtis Johnstone. They do nice snappy 10 minute or so bit sized shows on particular topics. I recommend you check it out. I recently had the opportunity to join them to talk about Modality Systems Teamwork Analytics, Microsoft Teams usage reports in PowerBI. This...

Re-Enrol Microsoft Authenticator mobile app for Office 365 Multifactor Authentication

I recently got an iPhone replacement, and although Microsoft Authenticator app can store your accounts in OneDrive, this doesn’t store the “key code” to generate the one time passwords. It’s simple enough to re-enable the app Head to my account in Office 365: A little non-intuitively, go to “Update your phone numbers used for account security.” You will be sent to an Azure Active Directory page...

Kaizala will become part of Microsoft Teams

About Kaizala Microsoft Kaizala is similar to Whatsapp  (but with some clever additional features). It’s a mobile-first (iOS and Android and now a web app) group chat app, where anyone can join any group and identity is tied to phone numbers. Kaizala is focused on mobile first/only workers, more common in developing countries that may not have lots of PC’s and fixed internet connections, but do...

AudioCodes C450HD IP Phone now certified for Microsoft Teams

Congratulations to AudioCodes who have passed Microsoft Teams certification for their C450HD IP Phone. Features: Native Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business support Single-click switch over between Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Graphical 5” colour TFT screen (1280 x 720) with multi-lingual support Touch screen user interface enabling up to 8 programmable keys 8 line, 8 concurrent calls...

April Webinar: Office 365 Collaboration and Communication Tools, What to use When

A really popular question with customers, with so many tools and options in Office 365 for communications and collaboration, many with directly overlapping functionality, how do you choose which are suitable for your organisation, and how to you best advice and coach users on which tool is most appropriate for their business use case. Got a specific question you want me to cover? Let me know in...

Voicemail is now on-by-default for all VoIP-enabled users in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has VoIP calling by default, both between users in the organisation and over federation. Now cloud voicemail will be enabled by default all VoIP-enabled users in Microsoft Teams. Users will see the voicemail tab in their calls app in the app bar. If transcription is enabled for your tenant via Voicemail Policy, your users can also see voicemail transcriptions in their desktop...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Collaboration news and opinions