Teams – New capabilities are coming in to calling in Teams

Microsoft Teams calling capabilities are going to be improved as multiple updates are being deployed, which is expected to be started by mid December 2018 and completed by end of January 2019. The below list details the new features going to be available once your tenant has been updated: Shared Line Appearance – Handle multiple calls on a specific number called a shared number. This feature can configure any enterprise…

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Teams – Dynamic membership is now available for Microsoft Teams

An update has been deployed to make dynamic membership available for Microsoft Teams. With this update, you can now have your users added/removed dynamically from a Teams based on Azure AD user attribute(s). To take advantage of it, you need to: Create a dynamic group (either Security or Office 365) on your Azure AD To know the supported attributes, operators, values or how to use complex rules go to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/users-groups-roles/groups-dynamic-membership#supported-properties…

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Teams – New administration roles are available

New administration roles are now available to delegate Teams administration. These roles are: Teams Service Administrator: Self explanatory. Teams SA has complete control and access to Microsoft Teams configuration and settings and has also the ability to manage and create Office 365 Groups. Management can be performed either through the Teams administration portal or PowerShell Teams Communication Administrator: A Teams Communication Administrator can manage meetings and calling functionality in Microsoft…

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Office 365 – New administrative settings to manage trial services

Earlier in May 2018, Microsoft has announced the availability of 1 year trial for Microsoft Teams, even if the user is not yet licensed for it. This trial is now available to Office 365 commercial tenants (aka not Edu or Gov). In addition of this Microsoft Teams 1 year trial, a new administrative settings is made available to manage how trial services (as of today only Teams is available but…

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Office 365 – Microsoft is NO LONGER enforcing TLS 1.2

As you may have been aware as there has been quite lot of communication, Microsoft was planning to disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1 support for Office 365 services. Well, it seems this is longer the plan as per the updated KB 4057306 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4057306/preparing-for-tls-1-2-in-office-365) – as per the extract below: Note This doesn’t mean Office 365 will block TLS 1.0 and 1.1 connections. There is no official date for disabling or…

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Office 365 – StaffHub is being retired and replaced with Teams

Microsoft is going to retired Office 365 StaffHub, which was designed for firstline/deskless workers, and replace it with Microsoft Teams. Starting April 1st, 2019 StaffHub will be unavailable for new tenants and remove for the mobile app stores. For existing customers using StaffHub, the service will be removed by October 1st, 2019. At this date, any access to StaffHub will be removed and a message inviting to download Microsoft Teams…

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Office 365 – Reminder to move to TLS 1.2

UPDATE Oct 26th, 2018 – Microsoft is delaying the enforcement http://bit.ly/2D5uv3p 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),…

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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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