Office 365 – Reminder to move to TLS 1.2

A quick reminder as the date is fast approaching: you must have moved to TLS 1.2 before October 31, 2018 It has been announced about a year ago (October 2017), all client-server and browser based communication with Office 365 services will use TLS 1.2 After October 31, 2018, if you are still using older TLS version (1.0 or 1.1), you will not be able to access your Office 365 services…

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Teams – Microsoft Teams goes free

It has just been announced, Microsoft Teams goes free… The free version allows users with no commercial Office 365 offers to collaborate with up to 300 people, using up to 10 Gb of file storage (with 2 Gb additional per user). Off course, this free version of Teams also integrates with Office Online Apps to open and edit Office documents. Start using it from here http://office.com/teams

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Teams – Live Events and Policy

As you may already know, Teams is going to replace Skype for Business (in a way or another) on Office 365. As part of the ongoing improvement of Teams, a new capability is now in preview called: Live Events. The idea of Teams Live Event is to setup and host Teams meeting with large audience; sound familiar? Yep, it used to be (or still be for some time anyway) Skype…

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Teams – Support for eDiscovery for Teams users with on-premises mailbox

You can request, through a support request (see below for details), to get your Office 365 tenant enabled for eDiscovery for Teams when you are in Exchange Hybrid configuration. eDiscovery for Teams has been already deployed some time ago across Office 365 tenant; this update will cover the scenario when a user is still hosted on Exchange on-premises and is using Teams. Below a diagram explaining how the eDiscovery will…

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Teams – Retention Policies is now available for Teams

Microsoft is rolling out an update to make retention policies available for Microsoft Teams. Completion is scheduled for mid-April. Please note there is no default retention policy applied to Teams. To create (and apply) a retention policy for Teams, go to the Security and Compliance center (https://protection.office.com) and reach the Data governance\Retention blade Then create a new retention policy Follow the wizard to name your policy and set the retention…

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Teams – MSI packages are now available to deploy Teams

Since Microsoft has released Microsoft Teams, there has been a need for MSI package to deploy it in enterprise environment using software deployment solution (such as SCCM). Until then, there has been lot of workarounds available on the internet to manage such corporate deployment needs. Now, Microsoft has released MSI packages (both 32 and 64 bits). However, there few tricks to keep in mind, like you can not use this…

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Teams – You can recover deleted channel from Teams

After allowing administrator to recover deleted Teams, Microsoft Teams has been updated and now allows you (and I mean end-user here) to recover deleted Teams channel for up to 21 days after the channel has been deleted. To recover a channel, the Teams owner needs to go to the Teams settings (Manage Team) Then you go to the Channels tab and open the Deleted group to select the channel to…

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Teams – You can now invite non corporate user as guest

You may already know it has been possible to invite external users to your Microsoft Teams but this was limited to corporate account – meaning external users with Office 365 account. Now, this has been finally extended to allow you to invite also external users with Microsoft Account. NOTE please note the updated feature is being rolled out with an estimated completion date at the end of March. Off course,…

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Skype for Business / Teams – New Skype for Business network assessment tool

The Skype for Business network assessment tool has been updated (version 2017.1.0.51) and is now taking into account Microsoft Teams in addition of Skype for Business. You can download the updated network assessment from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53885 Once installed, there is no shortcuts whatsoever; you need to browse to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Skype for Business Network Assessment Tool and run the NetworkAssessmentTool.exe file to start. As this is still a command line executable,…

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Teams – Flows is now integrated with Teams

You are now able to integrate Microsoft Flows in Microsoft Teams. To integrate Flow in Teams, open your Teams client and go to the Store Then search for Flow (if not highlighted first) Then you can install the Flow application in Teams From there you will be able to manage your Flows (personal and team) as well as any approval (if any); even create new ones directly from Teams  

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Office 365 – ATP is available for SharePoint and Teams too

Office 365 ATP (Advanced Threats Protection) is an advanced protection solution provided by Office 365, already available for Exchange Online and for few months on Office Click To Run (see to learn more about ATP https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Office-365-Advanced-Threat-Protection-e100fe7c-f2a1-4b7d-9e08-622330b83653?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US) The solution is used to deeply analyzed URL’s and attachments before letting end-users accessing it. Now, Office 365 ATP is also available (through Office 365 E5 [enterprise and education] or additional Office 365 subscriptions…

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Teams – You can define who can post in the General channel

Each Team is created with a General channel. By default everyone can post in this channel. Now you can define with 3 different levels who can post in this channel: Everyone can post (the default setting) Everyone and display an alert that everyone in the Teams will be notified Just the Teams owner To define this setting, you need to go (as the Team owner) to the Team settings (Manage…

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Teams – Planner and Who integrated to Teams

Planner (the Office 365 solution to help you manage project plan and tasks) and Who (a Teams app to help you search people within your organization) have been integrated to Microsoft Teams. When I say integrated this does not mean you have to search and add these apps, there are inside the Teams client; just check the 3 dots (…) just below the Files option   Then when you launch…

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Teams – PowerShell module is now available for Microsoft Teams

As for all other Microsoft cloud services (Azure, Office 365…) Microsoft Teams now has his own PowerShell module. You can get it by opening a PowerShell prompt (as usual always runas Administrator) and run the command Install-Module -Name MicrosoftTeams If required you will need to install NuGet and trust the repository The current version (0.9.0) allows you to perform “basic” management operations like create/remove Team or Channels, set Guest access…

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Teams – Audio Conferencing available in preview in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is evolving again by adding Audio Conferencing capabilities. Users licensed for Audio Conferencing (formerly called PSTN Conferencing) will automatically have the dial in feature available in their Teams. You can learn more about it here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/MicrosoftTeams/audio-conferencing

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