Policy Synchronization with Microsoft Teams

This is just a quick post to cover off the mysteries of policy assignment with Microsoft Teams. Whether you’re applying policies via the Teams admin console or via PowerShell you may be thinking it is a random act of chance as to when the policy will take effect on the target user’s client? A lot… Read More

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Microsoft Teams – Quality of Service

Being a Skype and Teams consultant I seem to spend my life talking about why it is important to implement Quality of Service even for cloud systems routed over the internet. My mantra is simple, if you can do it and it’s going to make an improvement no matter how little the perception may be,… Read More

Microsoft Teams Direct Routing Cannot Transfer Call

Today I was doing some prep work for one of my customers who are going to be implementing Direct Routing in the coming weeks. It is the first opportunity that I have had to really put Direct Routing through its paces. I am fortunate that my lab has a SIP trunk provided by┬áPure-IP (www.pure-ip.com) so… Read More

Planning Your Conferencing Room Solution for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is really taking off now with organizations seriously considering how they can best take advantage of the technology offered by this product. There is certainly a lot of activity around meeting experiences with various vendors coming to trade shows with their shiny new device for Teams meetings. But being a techie it is… Read More

Microsoft Teams – Grant Guest Users Meet Now & IP Calling Capability

By default users added to a Microsoft Teams Team that are external users i.e. guest users have a reduced feature capability set compared to an internal user. For instance, in peer to peer conversations a guest user can perform a private group chat, but audio and video functionality is not allowed due to license restriction… Read More

Microsoft Teams Adds Message Translation! Here Is How You Turn It On

Microsoft announced at Inspire this week the release of message translation of chat messages to the recipient’s native tongue. In order to use this feature, administrators must enable this on your tenant. You can do this using the Messaging Policy. As yet this option does not appear in the Teams Admin Portal, but you can… Read More

Microsoft Teams – Federation Capabilities

Microsoft have released federation capabilities to Microsoft Teams and this has been rolling out to tenants over the world in the past few weeks. This is a much anticipated feature and one of the most critical differentiators that turned cloud first companies to explore Skype for Business Online rather than Teams for their Unified Communications.… Read More

Microsoft Teams – Calling App Doesn’t Load

This is a quick post to cover an intermittent issue that you may come across when provisioning users in the cloud for Teams Enterprise Voice. There have been several cases in recent weeks where I have created a user in Office 365, assigned them the appropriate licensing for Teams and Calling Plan and yet the… Read More

Microsoft Teams – Prevent File Sharing with Guest Users

When a Team is created in Microsoft Teams, it creates a few object instances, one of them is a SharePoint Team site. This site is used to store all files, wiki’s and OneNote’s in a Team and Channel. By default, every Microsoft Teams Team member will have “Member” rights to this SharePoint Team site. Under… Read More

Microsoft Teams – Live Events Takes Skype Broadcast Meetings to Where it Should Have Been!

Yesterday (July 12th 2018) Microsoft announced the preview of Microsoft Teams Live Events. Live Events is the Microsoft Teams version of Skype Broadcast Meetings. But while Live Events has some similarities to Broadcast Meetings it is not a direct port over. Live Events does use the same type of technology, i.e. Skype plus Azure Media… Read More