How to Enable Microsoft Teams Public Preview in your Organization

The Microsoft Teams feature updates are still coming thick and fast with a host of new features appearing for Teams users every month. even just looking at the roadmap page, there are 219 features in development at the time of writing and 26 currently rolling out. With the pace of updates, it's important to keep …

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Securing External Access to Files in Teams: The Two Most Important Basic Configurations

Within Microsoft 365, it's almost impossible to avoid deploying Microsoft Teams. The value provided by Teams from a collaboration perspective is very hard to pass up. This is all great but since Teams allows such easy to use collaboration features, there are also risks that data leakage can occur either by mistake or intentionally. There …

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Deploying Microsoft Viva Connections for Desktop

Today (31/03/21), Microsoft have made public the steps and script to generate the Microsoft Viva Connections for Desktop. In this post we will go through how to package and deploy the app for Microsoft Teams. What is Microsoft Viva? Microsoft Viva is "an employee experience platform" which is essentially a collection of solutions which all …

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A Look at Office 365 Tenant to Tenant Migration Options

When we assess a tenant to tenant migration for Office 365, there are a variety of methods and tools available to us. Depending on the budget and requirements we have during the migration, the tools we use can change drastically. For the key workloads (Exchange, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive) in Office 365, I have broken down …

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Configure Microsoft Teams for Direct Routing

With so many organizations moving to Microsoft Teams in the past year in order to support a remote working scenario, many are beginning to move to Microsoft Teams in place of their legacy on-premises phone system or have already moved. When considering leveraging Microsoft Teams for calling functionality, there are two options: Calling Plans and …

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Microsoft Teams PowerShell Version 2.0.0 Brings Seamless Integration of Skype Online Connector Cmdlets and Authentication

When we need to configure calling settings for Microsoft Teams through PowerShell, we traditionally needed to use the Skype Online Connector PowerShell Module. This was a pain for a few reasons, particularly when configuring automation. If we wanted to connect to both Teams and Skype, we would need to authenticate twice like the below example: …

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Teams and OneDrive Added as Locations in SharePoint Online Migration Manager

Microsoft's offerings around data ingestion to Office 365 are going from strength to strength recently. With the much improved SharePoint Online Migration Tool and Migration Manager, migrating files into SharePoint Online has never been easier. The SharePoint Online Migration Tool which allows us to migrate SharePoint content into SharePoint Online provides a great user experience …

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Change To The Default Guest Access Configuration For Microsoft Teams

Guest access in Microsoft Teams is one of the best features for B2B collaboration available. It allows us to securely bring external users into Microsoft Teams for IM, Calling, meetings and file collaboration. This is distinct from Federation, where we message and share files with external users directly. As announced in Microsoft Major Change Notification …

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Using Microsoft Teams for Personal Accounts

With the amazing uptake of Microsoft Teams in the corporate space over the past few years, Microsoft has been working hard to define a free, personal version of the collaboration platform. Launching first on mobile devices earlier this year, the home and family version of Microsoft Teams brings the power and learnings made in the …

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