Using Microsoft Teams as a Walkie Talkie for Frontline Workers

There are an amazing number of great apps available to integrate into Microsoft Teams. Some of these apps are published by Microsoft and many more are third part integrations ranging from handy productivity tools to line of business apps surfaced in a users Teams console. One cool app that is now available is the Teams …

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Creating and Deploying Microsoft Teams Templates

Since its inception, Microsoft Teams has become a core part of the modern Microsoft 365 ecosystem. While it has been steadily gaining users naturally, the daily Teams user count has grown exponentially this year with many organizations being forced to adopt a work from home model. This has meant that a lot of IT departments …

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Setting up an Auto Attendant in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams Calling Features have some great flexibility for standard calling requirements. For some more bespoke requirements there are great integrations available trough a number different contact center ISVs also. One of the cool built in features is the Microsoft Teams Auto Attendant. Auto Attendant has been around for a while now, coming from Skype …

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Conditional Access for Office 365 Apps Goes GA

Conditional Access is one of the first steps any organization should take when protecting user identities in Azure AD. The flexibility available through Conditional Access policies is fantastic for meeting sign-in requirements and depending on licensing, can even do some proactive mitigation of breaches using risk and sign-in policies. Office 365 relies heavily on Azure …

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Customize Microsoft Teams Meeting Invitations

Something I find that is missed in a lot of organizations is the branding features available in Microsoft 365. Branding is a really nice feature for users to see when logging into to cloud services, we also tend to not realize the security benefits of having appropriate branding on our sign-in page etc. When we …

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Microsoft Teams Meeting Recordings Moving to OneDrive and SharePoint

Microsoft Teams recordings are a great feature for when people miss meetings and need to catch up, or when they just need to review the content. We've used them in the past for technical demos and project handovers. Recordings were were, until now, saved into Microsoft Stream and available to view in the Stream app. …

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eDiscovery Functionality Moves to Microsoft 365 Compliance Center

eDiscovery and content search has been a staple of Microsoft 365 compliance since the early days of Office 365. Providing extremely flexible and efficient searching and actioning of data that resides anywhere in Microsoft 365, it has improved over time with a lot of extra functionality and is one of the most widely used compliance …

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Using Graph API in PowerShell Example – OneDrive File Structure Report

Due to an issue on a file migration, I recently had a requirement to compare source and destination OneDrive structures. The easiest way I could come up with to do this was to use Graph API to expand the folder structure and export to CSV. I've always been a big PowerShell users so that is …

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Office 365 Outlook Insider Build – ‘Pin Email’ Feature

On my personal laptop, I run the Office Insider Build so that I can assess new features before they come into production. One of the cool new features that has been released to Beta recently is the ability in Outlook to Pin an email. If you're anything like me you can spend hours sifting through …

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SharePoint Syntex – Unlocking The Power Of Your Data with a Document Understanding Model

At Ignite 2019, Microsoft announced an ambitious new addition to the Microsoft 365 platform - Project Cortex. Cortex promised to bring the powerful AI features available in Azure to Microsoft 365, aiming to provide some really powerful automation and data insights. A year on and Microsoft have carried out private previews of Cortex and have …

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