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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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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Four Microsoft 365 network connectivity principles you need to know!

If you’re thinking of going to the cloud, one of the first things you should be doing is looking at your network. After all, the corporate network is often the most massive bottleneck between you and the cloud. So what does your network infrastructure look like today? What should it look like if you’re going […]

Kari’s Law and RAY BAUM’S Act: Why you should care

If you’re part of an organization, there is a very good chance that you have some type of phone system that you use on a daily basis. However, you may not know that there are certain rules/regulations that must be accounted for so you can remain compliant with FCC regulations. Recently the FCC (Federal Communications […]

New Teams Management Capabilities

Microsoft recently announced a plethora of new Teams management capabilities, all of which can be used today! These new management features and capabilities rolled out at the end of July and touch several different areas of Teams management. Today we’ll be summarizing all the latest and greatest enhancements so you as the IT administrator can […]

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Microsoft Teams Advanced Communications Add-On: Is it the right fit for your organization?

Microsoft recently announced a new add-on for Microsoft Teams called the “Advanced Communications” SKU, which can be added to any Office 365 or Microsoft 365 subscription. In this blog, we’ll cover what exactly the add-on includes so you can determine if it’s a good fit for your organization! What is the Advanced Communications Add-on? If […]

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Microsoft Teams Updates (August 2020)

Another month, another slew of Teams updates! In this blog, we’ll cover all of the features that Microsoft has recently announced for the month of August which covers a wide range of cool new capabilities! Without further ado let’s see what exciting news Microsoft has for us this month! Meetings, Calling, & Devices Multi-window meetings […]

New Meeting and Calling Experience coming to Microsoft Teams!

A couple weeks ago Microsoft announced several new meeting features coming to Teams. Today, Microsoft announced that they are beginning to roll out many of these new features to tenants over the next few days. In this blog, we’ll cover what features are rolling out and how you can turn on this new meeting experience […]

New File Sharing Experience Coming to Teams

Starting in August Microsoft will begin pushing out a new file sharing experience for Microsoft Teams. In this blog, I’ll quickly highlight what this new update will entail and how you can prepare for this change at your organization. End-user experience From an end-user perspective when they are typing in a chat, they will attach […]

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New Add to OneDrive feature coming to a tenant near you!

With the latest announcement of the Add to OneDrive feature rolling out for public preview, this will carry over into SharePoint and Teams to give you the same look and feel as within OneDrive. Today we’ll quickly highlight what the “Add to OneDrive” feature is and how you can start using it! What is the […]

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Microsoft Teams Updates (July 2020)

It’s that time again, new monthly updates on Microsoft Teams! This month there are some great new features that Microsoft released for all audiences (end-users, administrators, developers, education, government). Let’s start things off by covering what’s new for your everyday users! Meetings, Calling, & Devices 7×7 Gallery View If you were happy with the 3×3 […]

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A Day in the Life of a Teams Administrator: Part 2

Welcome back! Last time we took a look at settings from within the Teams Admin Center. This included many of the Teams policies and settings that you may be asked to configure as a Teams administrator. In this blog, we’ll be returning from our lunch break (read the last article, it’ll make more sense) and […]

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Top 10 Tips for Microsoft Teams

Teams has matured quite significantly from its release date back in 2016. Throughout those years I’ve come across many features that I’ve found essential for work, so I’ve compiled a list of the top ten Teams tips (wow that’s a tongue twister) that you can use to get the most out of Teams! Send an […]

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