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Microsoft Teams meeting recordings will now be stored in OneDrive and SharePoint

Possibly the biggest day to day usability improvement news coming from Microsoft Ignite, being able to easily share and manage Microsoft Teams meetings recordings. Today Microsoft Teams recordings are stored in Microsoft Stream. Microsoft Steam doesn’t have any direct external sharing and little admin-level control tools. If you want to share a meeting recording outside of your organisation you...

CVP Jeff Teper takes over leadership of Microsoft Teams, What does it mean for the Future?

Exciting news this week. Jeff Teper, who is Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Office apps, SharePoint, OneDrive and Stream is taking over leadership of Microsoft Teams. CVP Brian MacDonald, who has been heading up Microsoft Teams, is retiring. MacDonald conceived of the product that became Microsoft Outlook and served as General Manager of the Microsoft Outlook team for its first release. In...

Skype for Business Server, Exchange Server and SharePoint Server 2019 Mainstream support extended by 3 months to January 2024

Thanks to my friend Max Sanna for the heads up on this one. Indeed Max is right. The original end of mainstream support date for SfB Server 2019 was 2023, the normal 5 years of mainstream support (traditionally it was 5 years mainstream, 5 years extended). The intent was Office 2019 (client and server) would move to a 5 + 2 model Reference: Information about SharePoint On-Premises 2019 Now we are...

Skype for Business Server 2019, Exchange Server 2019 and SharePoint Server 2019 all Generally Available

Exciting news today, the three new Office Server products are now available to customers on the Volume Licencing Service Center. This is the website where Enterprise Agreement customers can get to their Microsoft software. They are also currently on Visual Studio Subscription (the new name for MSDN). Available are Skype for Business Server 2019- Blog:  Exchange Server 2019- Blog:  SharePoint...

Skype for Business Server 2015 Mainstream Support ends 2020, SfBS 2019 Mainstream Support ends 2023, Extended Support for both end in 2025?

A colleague of mine Tobie prompted me to look at this a bit more closely. A few changes are being made with Office 2019 both client and Server. You have probably already heard Office 2019 client will be click to run only (no MSI) and Windows 10 only, but you may have missed the change in support timelines.   Understanding Microsoft Server Enterprise Support Model – Mainstream and Extended...

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