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What’s coming in Q2 2020 for Microsoft Teams?

I’m sure I can speak for everyone when I say that the first quarter of 2020 hasn’t been the easiest (especially the past month). With the sudden shift and spike in work from home (WFH) users, Microsoft has tried its best to expedite feature releases/updates for conferencing features in an effort to compete with the […]

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Taking Meeting Notes in Microsoft Teams

A helpful but often overlooked feature in Teams is the ability to take meeting notes. Meeting notes in Teams gives you an easy place to capture and share notes before, during, and after a Teams meeting. In this blog post, I’ll give you a quick rundown on how you can start utilizing meeting notes in […]

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Blocking Guest Access for a Specific Group or Team

If you’ve had a chance to check out my “Ins and Outs of Guest Access” blog series, you may already know how to control guest access in your environment. However, what if you want to allow guest access for most groups, but have other groups where you want to prevent guest access? This is where […]

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Microsoft Teams Updates – February 2020

After some relatively lackluster updates from Microsoft last month, they have finally come out with some cool new features throughout February! In this article today we’ll discuss some of the brand new updates for your Teams client that you can start taking advantage of in your tenant today! So with that said, let’s check out […]

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The Ins and Outs of Guest Access in Teams- Part 2

Hello and welcome back to part 2 of “The Ins and Outs of Guest Access in Teams” blog series. It’s been a little over a month from the first blog post so let me just bring you up to speed on what we discussed in the first blog. Last time, we discussed what Guest Access […]

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The Pains of Renaming Channels in Teams

As you can probably predict from the title of this article, we’ll be covering the weird predicament you’ve gotten yourself into when renaming a channel in Teams and what you may be seeing (or possibly not seeing) after making this change. Let’s start things off by taking a look at a team and channel in […]

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The Ins and Outs of Guest Access in Teams- Part 1

One of the most difficult concepts to understand within Teams is guest access. This is because guest access requires that you make changes not only in Teams, but also within Azure AD, Office 365 Groups, and SharePoint. No need to worry though, I’m here to walk you through all the in’s and out’s of guest […]

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Creating Retention Policies for Microsoft Teams

Often times your organization will require you to retain certain data whether it be email, documents, instant messages, etc. However, data retention is often a very tricky subject since some industry regulations may require you to retain content for a minimum period of time (i.e. Sarbanes-Oxley Act) while other content you may only want to […]

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Deploying Microsoft Teams with Office 365 ProPlus

Welcome to 2020! I hope everyone is feeling rested and recharged so you can start off 2020 on the right foot! This year Microsoft Teams will continue to expand its reach across all different organizations from small to large in an effort to help increase your productivity. Microsoft is making this even easier to adopt […]

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Microsoft Teams is now available on Linux!

For the majority of you Windows users out there (myself included) this may be an update you could care less about. However, for our Linux folks out there this maybe some of the most exciting news you’ll see this year! Microsoft has recently announced the availability of Microsoft Teams for Linux users. This public preview […]

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HDX Optimization for Microsoft Teams

It’s the holiday season and Citrix has left a nice little gift under the tree! The HDX Optimization for Microsoft Teams is now released for general availability meaning your organization can start using it today! In this article, we’ll give a quick overview of what this new thin client brings to the table as well […]

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Upgrading to Microsoft Teams: IT Admin Edition (Part 2)

Welcome back to the second blog in our upgrading to Microsoft Teams: IT Admin Edition series. If you are just joining us for the first time, I encourage you to check out the first blog in this series as it covers some important concepts for you IT admins out there! This time we’ll be discussing […]

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Types of Apps in Microsoft Teams

If you have been using Teams on a regular basis you may have noticed the importance and value that apps can provide. However, in certain circumstances you may not want all app types available to everyone in your organization. For that reason, we’ll be discussing the different app types and the value they can provide. […]

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Top 5 Requests for Microsoft Teams Features and Functionality

Microsoft Teams has increased its features and functionality by leaps and bounds over the past couple years and this is only the start! Microsoft has invested a lot of time and effort into this tool to make it the true “hub for teamwork” that they intend for it to be. With all that being said, […]

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What’s Coming to Teams? (Q4 2019)

We’re just over a week into Q4 of 2019 which means Microsoft Ignite is just around the corner! Microsoft Ignite is not one to disappoint when it comes to new updates around Skype for Business and Teams. With that being said, let’s take a look at the Microsoft Roadmap and see what they have in […]

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Teams Tip: Blocking PSTN numbers in Teams

Are you plagued with constant robo calls, spam calls, calls from telemarketers, or calls from that one person you just really don’t want to speak to? Well you’re in luck, because now you can easily block any PSTN numbers within Teams! In today’s Teams tip we’ll outline a small feature Microsoft released in Teams that […]

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Upgrading to Microsoft Teams: IT Admin Edition (Part 1)

If you’ve read my previous blogs, I talked a lot about the upgrade process from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. However, this covered the overall planning process but did not cover what things would look like from an IT administrator perspective. Well, lucky for you that is what we’ll be covering in this blog! […]

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Send Emails to a Teams Channel – One Tip You Can’t Live Without

Since Microsoft Teams utilizes multiple services within Office 365 (i.e. Office 365 groups, Exchange, SharePoint and OneDrive), it can often incorporate a lot of the functionality from those services that you might not have thought possible. Microsoft Teams is all about productivity and teamwork, so after learning today’s Teams tip, you’ll find that it’s something […]

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Managing Coexistence & Interop in Microsoft Teams (Part 3)

Welcome back! You’ve made it to the final blog in this series on managing coexistence and interoperability in Microsoft Teams! Last time we discussed in-tenant interop flows. This time we’ll wrap things up by discussing external access/federation and how this differs from coexistence. For those of you coming from the Skype for Business world, you […]

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Managing Coexistence and Interop in Microsoft Teams (Part 2)

Welcome back! In part 1 of this blog series we covered at a high level what coexistence and interoperability between Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams involved. This time, we’ll take things a step further by looking at the technical view of interoperability scenarios you’ll need to know in order to implement this in your […]

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