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Office 365 Roadmap being replaced with new Microsoft 365 Public Roadmap in mid-September

  Interesting news, the existing Office 365 roadmap site, , will be replaced with a new “Microsoft 365” roadmap site. The Office 365 roadmap site has always been tricky. There are no email alerts or RSS feeds (though some community members have helpfully created them, such as ) and often features, particularly in Teams, would slip through without being referenced on the roadmap site, or be...

Evolve Conf UK, Free Microsoft IT Pro Conference 10th September, Agenda and Tickets

Now into our 4th year, this year’s event is on 10th September. If you are interested in attending, make sure you get your tickets booked now: 
Check out the full session list here, we have some amazing speakers: 
This is a free community organised conference, thanks to the sponsors and speakers. We appreciate you spreading the word.
Hope to see you there!
Tom

Citrix Plan HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Microsoft Teams, providing audio video and sharing support in VDI

  Thanks to Lyndon-Jon Martin, Lead Workspace Field SE at Citrix,  for highlighting this to me on LinkedIn.  Fernando Klurfan, Principal Product Manager Citrix wrote a blog giving an update on Citrix’s support strategy for Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams in VDI Today (July 2018) Today, you can run Teams in a VDI environment, but you basically have to turn all the Audio/Video features off...

Microsoft 365 Usage Analytics, New Free Power BI Office 365 Usage Reports from Microsoft

This has been a long time in preview, but Microsoft 365 Usage Analytics, the new name for the Office 365 adoption content pack (first blogged in 2016), is now generally available. It’s a set of reports that pull from your Office 365 Usage data and report on four key areas: adoption, communication, collaboration, and activation. It now includes new Microsoft Teams usage reports that provide an...

Microsoft Teams becomes generally available to Office 365 Government tenants starting July 17th with some features restricted

Office 365 is Office 365 right? Well, no, not really. There are actually Different types of tenants; Enterprise, Education, Government Options to have some tenants managed by third parties (T-Systems in Germany and 21Vianet in China) The CSP, or Cloud Solution Provider program, where third-party providers resell Office 365 Features are typically broadly the same, but there are differences and...

Microsoft Teams for Surface Hub (Preview) on Windows Insider Program

Exciting news for Surface Hub/Teams users, Microsoft Teams for Surface Hub is now in Preview, available for those with devices on the Windows Insider Program. Microsoft Teams for Surface Hub has full Teams calling and meeting capabilities, including one-touch join and up to four incoming video streams—all with side-by-side compatibility with Skype for Business. I haven’t had any hands on yet, but...

Record your screen with PowerPoint

One of the most useful things when hitting a bug or an issue is a screen recording of the actual issue. Screenshots are great, but you can’t beat a recording for quickly explaining an issue. Previously I’ve used things like the great TechSmith Camtasia and Snagit, and in a pinch on a machine where I don’t have those installed, screencast-o-matic.com Those are not always an option or an easy...

Office 365 Multi-Geo is here, What about Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business?

Office 365 Multi-Geo (Multiple Geographies) allows you to have a single global Office 365 tenant, with a primary location (Home geo)  but also allows you to choose the region or country-specific subset of users data is held (Satellite geo). The benefits of this include: Operate as one global connected organization with a single Office 365 tenant spanning multiple geo locations. Meet data...

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