A blog about Microsoft Teams as I love Teams and love sharing tips here for users, superusers and admins
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Recently I was asked if I knew of any busy lights for Mcirosoft Teams. Remember those days when you would walk down the office to see a colleague rather then check their Teams presence? With hybrid working the presence indicator in Teams is still important but its needs extending into our physical spaces too. PersonallyContinue reading “A Busylight with Microsoft Teams”
With background effects coming to Teams for the web, providing your users with organisation standardised backgrounds is going to be even more useful. If like me you’ve been looking in vain for the organisation wide backgrounds in Microsoft Teams, then you too have probably been looking in the wrong place. The articles I read allContinue reading “Organisation Wide Backgrounds”
First in a series designed to support those studying for the MS-700 exam to appreciate how to do many of the tasks in the course using PowerShell.
Group chats in Teams can now include external people. It’s as simple as creating any group chat in Teams. First, just make sure you can message the external people to be included in the group. In other words send them a Teams chat message. Then simply create a new group or add them to anContinue reading “External People in Group Chat in Teams”
To accompany Build 2021, there is a new Teams blog with enhancements for developers. Have a read at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-announces-new-developer-features-build-2021/ba-p/2352558 What caught my eye was the Together Mode custom scenes and it is surprisingly simple. Here’s the official guide https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/platform/apps-in-teams-meetings/teams-together-mode To create your own to test, navigate to https://dev.teams.microsoft.com/scenes and sign in with your Microsoft 365Continue reading “My First Custom Together Mode Scene”
New options for call handling when a user is busy are availalbe and can be set now using PowerShell. The option will eventually also be availalbe via the Teams Admin Center in Calling Policy. Call handling when a user is already in a call is called Busy on Busy and by default is off inContinue reading “Busy on Busy Options – Teams Calling”
OK, so Microsoft don’t call them Stretchy Meetings. Officially they are meetings with view-only attendees but a meeting that can grow to accommodate more users to my mind is stretchy. But that’s enough about the title of this blog. In two recent message center posts Microsoft announced the rollout of webinars and view only attendeesContinue reading “Enable Stretchy Meetings & Webinars”
Did you know there are many options for setting your out of office or automatic replies in #Office365 including from #MicrosoftTeams
The updated menu and account switcher updated functionality has landed in my Teams client as at 7th April 2021 (at least when its set to preview build) and I wanted to share a few observations with you. First up, note the message highlighting the changes The … Menu has settings in it and nice littleContinue reading “Some Observations on the Updated Account Switcher and Menu”
PowerShell is very powerful (no pun intended) but if you don’t know what you are doing it can be dangerous, making big changes to your environment without prompting for confirmation. If you run ANY PowerShell scripts against your Office 365 tenant you alone are fully responsible for the actions undertaken, so please ensure you areContinue reading “Get Started with Teams PowerShell”
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