Teams – Data Loss Prevention is now available for Teams

The data loss prevention (DLP) on Office 365 has been updated to allow you enable DLP for Microsoft Teams Chat and Channels. To enable it, go to your Office 365 Compliance portal (https://protection.office.com) and reach out the Data Loss Prevention\Policy blade to create a new policy or edit existing one Then access the Locations configuration options and enable the Teams chat and channel messages

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Teams – You can set a free text status message

Microsoft Teams now allows you to set a free text status message; from both the Teams client and the web interface. Just open your Teams client and click to your picture (top right) and select Set status message Then  type your free text status message – up to 280 characters – and choose for how long you want to display it – up to 5 days The free text will…

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Teams – You can now add a tab to a Yammer group

Microsoft Teams is now allowing you to add a new tab to a Yammer group. To do so, just hit the + (plus) sign to add a new tab and search for Yammer Then ensure the ‘Add to a Team’ option is set to Yes (default) – if set to No, you will not be able to install it – and click Install Then define which Yammer content type (Yammer…

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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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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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