Brian Siefferman

Brian is a Technical Consultant for Perficient’s Unified Communications practice focusing primarily on Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams workloads. He has been in this role since December 2017 and has an active presence blogging about all things Teams related. Currently, Brian resides in the suburbs of Chicago and enjoys running, swimming, weight lifting, and playing soccer in his free time.

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Using New Built-in Polls in a Teams Meeting

One new update that may have flown under your radar is the new built-in polls feature in a Teams meeting. In today’s article, I’ll be covering this cool new feature and show you how you can start using polls in your meetings! Step 1: Schedule your meeting Let’s start things off in the Microsoft Teams […]

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Securing Teams with built-in apps in Microsoft Endpoint Manager

With about 42% of the U.S. labor force working remotely, managing devices has become more important than ever. Luckily, Microsoft has made great advancements in device management capabilities, many of which we’ll discuss today. In this blog, we’ll go over four main areas of Endpoint Management: Creating an app deployment Securing the app (conditional access […]

Digital Account Openings

Four Microsoft 365 Network Connectivity Principles You Need to Know (Part 4 of 4)

Welcome back to the last part of our “Four Microsoft 365 network connectivity principles you need to know” blog series! Last time, we discussed the concept of enabling direct connectivity for Microsoft 365 connections If you haven’t had a chance to check that blog post out yet, I encourage you to check it out here. […]

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Four Microsoft 365 Network Connectivity Principles You Need to Know (Part 3 of 4)

Welcome back to part 3 of the “Four Microsoft 365 network connectivity principles you need to know” blog series! Last time we discussed the topic of local egress and how enabling local egress of Microsoft 365 data ensures the greatest chance of the traffic being routed through the closest Microsoft network point of presence in […]

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Microsoft Teams Updates (November 2020)

Last week, Microsoft announced all of the upcoming updates for Microsoft Teams in the month of November. In this blog, we’ll go over some of the biggest announcements around meetings and calling as well as chat and collaboration! Without further ado let’s see what Microsoft has in store for us! Meeting and Calling Updates Live […]

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Four Microsoft 365 Network Connectivity Principles You Need to Know (Part 2 of 4)

Welcome back to our “Four Microsoft 365 network connectivity principles you need to know” blog series, it has been almost 2 months since the first article (sorry for the large gap), so if you haven’t had a chance to read the first blog, you can check it out here. Last time we talked about the […]

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What’s coming to Teams (October & November 2020)

Microsoft recently announced several changes coming to Microsoft Teams, this month and next. In this blog article, I’ll cover many of the planned changes for Teams so you and your organization can start planning accordingly. With that being said, let’s take a look at the planned changes coming to Teams for the months of October […]

Digital Account Openings

New management capabilities in Teams (October 2020)

I’m a little late to the party on this topic, but recently Microsoft announced some exciting new features across multiple categories in the Microsoft Teams Admin Center! In this article, I’ll highlight some of the biggest Teams management capabilities announced during Microsoft Ignite!  Policy Bulk Assignment In the past bulk policy assignment meant that you […]

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Microsoft Teams Updates (October 2020)

September is always one of the most exciting months not only for Teams but for all of Microsoft! Although things were a bit different this year due to COVID, Microsoft hosted its first-ever virtual Microsoft Ignite and things went off without a hitch! In this blog, we’ll cover some of the biggest announcements announced for […]

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What’s new with Microsoft Teams Recordings?

Recently, Microsoft announced they’d be making some changes to where your meeting recordings will be stored. In this blog article, we’ll cover what this change entails and how you can start preparing for things within your organization. Where will my meeting recordings be stored now? In the past, any Teams meeting recording (TMR) would be […]

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Microsoft Teams Updates (Ignite 2020 Edition)

Microsoft just wrapped up its first-ever digital Ignite, and there were a plethora of announcements around Microsoft Teams! With over 40 sessions and 48 hours of continuous learning for Microsoft Teams, there was definitely a lot of content to consume in a short amount of time! That’s where I come in! In today’s blog, we’ll […]

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Microsoft Teams Updates (September 2020)

As the school year begins, many of you may find yourselves doing your learning remotely via Microsoft Teams. With that said, its always a good idea to keep up to date on the latest and greatest additions to Teams, so you can use Teams to its fullest potential. In today’s blog, we’ll be highlighting some […]

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