As well as the blog posts below you may also be interested in my MS-700 Microsoft Teams Administrator Course Extras & Exam Ref MS-700 – Microsoft Teams Administrator Associate – Sara Fennah’s Blog (m365train.co.uk)
Teams Premium Meeting Protection
Microsoft Teams Premium is an add-on to Microsoft 365 and brings additional features. In this blog series we’ll explore each of the 5 categories of features: I’ve also written an overview of Teams Premium and who needs it and a first steps guide for the public preview or all my Teams Premium articles on one…
Meeting templates will help users create meetings with the correct settings in meeting options as the template applies those setting automatically. The meeting templates also help with governance as they enforce the meeting options set in the template. Templated meetings published to the user show up on the New Meeting button in the Teams client,…
Custom Video Filters
Custom Video filters are rolling out to Teams Public Preview ring at the time of writing. The Microsoft provided filters enable applying colour filters to your video feed such as Black and White And also applying a overlay Both work with virtual backgrounds and video, but will not support the upcoming Avatars. Whilst this feature…
Sensitivity Labels in Teams Meetings
Sensitivity labels can now be assigned to meetings as part of Teams Premium. This provides the ability to limit access to the meeting invite and responses in Outlook and Teams as well as the meeting and chat in Teams as well as enforce meeting options for the meeting. Sensitivity Labels will be best used in…
Teams Premium End-to-End Meeting Encryption
Included in Teams Premium end-to-end encryption for meetings provides an additional layer of security
Teams Premium Meeting Customization
Exploring the Meeting customization features of Teams Premium
What is Microsoft Teams Premium and Who Needs it?
Not everyone will need Teams Premium, but most organisations will find that there people in the organisation who will benefit.
First Steps with Teams Premium Public Preview
The public preview of Teams Premium is now available. In this blog I’ll look at how to sign up and how to enable Meeting Encryption, Water Marking, Meeting Templates, Advanced Webinars plus some of the meeting branding experiences
Teams Room Licenses and Notifications in the Teams Admin Center
Notifications are now rolling out into the Teams Admin Center for Teams Administrators letting them know about the to Teams Room Licenses
Using Shared Channels within an Organization
Using a Microsoft Teams Shared Channel to support cross-team working within an organisation.
Comparing Teams Channel Types
Comparing the 3 types of Microsoft Teams channels
To Enable Shared Channels Between Two Organisations
Shared Channels are a channel within a Microsoft Teams Team. There are two stand out features which make this type of channel so eagerly anticipated People (and Teams) can be given access to just the channel, without needing to join the teamEven channels hosted by another organisation are found in the list of Teams without…
Preparing for Shared Channels
Whilst we await the release of Shared Channels to Public Preview by end March 2022, there are a couple of things Administrators can be doing to prepare for, or indeed block, Shared Channels in Microsoft Teams.
Create a Viva Topics App for Teams
A Viva Topics App for Teams
Using a Teams Panel as a Personal Busy Light
Teams Panels are designed as meeting room companion devices to show when meeting rooms are booked
The Viva Realist
Did you attend the Microsoft 365 User Group on 8th December 2021? Lesley Crook (Twitter Linked In) & I presented “Microsoft Viva: The Pitch, The Use, The Config”. Whilst Lesley is the Viva Visionary, I’m the Viva Realist, presenting the current state of the Viva tools as well as how to configure the Viva modules.…
The Disappearing Presence Mystery
A little while ago people kept saying to me “I still can’t see your presence”. For some reason my Teams online presence was not showing for people outside my organisation, no matter how many time I reset it, whilst it was still visible to my colleagues. I then did a bit of testing and discovered…
Setting Up Viva Insights With Per User Plan
Getting started with Viva Insights Per User Plan
Retention Policies for Microsoft Teams Private Channels
One of the challenges with Private Channels in Microsoft Teams since they first launched has been retention. Now with the general availability of retention policies in for private channels, this is now in the past.
Using eDiscovery to find Teams Data
eDiscovery is used to conduct content investigations in Microsoft 365. There are 3 eDiscovery solutions with slightly features. All 3 can be used to discover Teams data, though not ALL Teams data is discoverable.
Here comes Viva Learning
Setting up Viva Learning for your organisation.
Organisation Wide Backgrounds
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 all…
MS-700 Useful PowerShell – Part 1
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.
My First Custom Together Mode Scene
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 365…
Busy on Busy Options – Teams Calling
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 in…
Enable Stretchy Meetings & Webinars
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 attendees…
Some Observations on the Updated Account Switcher and Menu
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 little…
Get Started with Teams PowerShell
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 are…
Capturing Screen Shots from a Teams Phone
It is possible to capture screen images from a Teams phone using a web browser page. Please note you do need the phone admin login to use this. Firstly you need to ensure that the device configuration permits screen capture. To create and assign a device configuration profile, go to the Teams Admin Center and…
Transcription Meeting Policy Settings
This article follows the articles for end users and super users in relation meeting transcription. Transcription is available to all users with Microsoft 365 E3, Microsoft 365 E5, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, and Microsoft 365 Business Premium SKUs. Transcription is off by default in the Global Meeting Policy and so your users will not see…
External and Guest Communication in MS Teams
Originally posted on External & Guest Communication in MS Teams – Sara Fennah’s Blog (m365train.co.uk) June 2020 As more and more of our working life is conducted virtually and we communicate more using Microsoft Teams with internal and external people, it can be a challenge to determine which features we can use with whom. As…
Where is my meeting recording?
With Teams meeting recordings moving to OneDrive and SharePoint from Stream users and admins need to understand what this change means. It’s not just the location a recording is stored that is changing but also who can records and the sharing options once the recording is done.