Microsoft Teams: Overview and Demonstration (Video)

I am often asked “What is the best way to provide an overview to my organization and show them a demo of Microsoft Teams?” Of course, the answer is “it depends” based on whether you are a Microsoft Partner, IT, finance, marketing, operations, sales, customer service, etc the way I show you and tell you…

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Why do I receive invites to channel meetings in Microsoft Teams? (mystery solved)

For awhile I have been witnessing what I would call an oddity and something that I felt might be unexpected. As I covered in this post Microsoft Teams: Making your meetings matter Microsoft Teams has three different types of meetings (channel, private and meet now). Whenever someone on my team would schedule a channel meeting,…

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Block OneDrive Downloads and Audit OneDrive Activity! (SharePoint too!)

Do you have a business requirement to block the download of specific files or file types from OneDrive? What about detailed auditing to understand what files are downloaded or viewed? Well, today is your lucky day – because this is all possible with Microsoft security technology and takes minutes to create. I’m going to walk…

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Next time you present to a room of people, try this! (and look like a Rockstar…)

Can you see the projection screen in a meeting? If you can’t would you agree it encourages multi-tasking? (This was originally posted to my LinkedIn Blog) Have you ever sat through a training class, a sales presentation, or just a regular business meeting and struggled trying to see the content on the projector or TV…

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Assess Your Network’s Readiness for Skype for Business Online

Introduction: Skype for Business Online has specific network requirements in order to provide end-users with an optimal experience. Customers will need to assess the readiness of their network to ensure it can provide the level of experience that both the business and end-users are expecting. The purpose of this blog post is to describe how…

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Microsoft Teams: Help! The team owner left the company and we don’t know what to do!

Have you been a member of a team (in Microsoft Teams), and the only team member who has owner permissions of that team leaves the organization? Unfortunately, if the owner of the team is no longer with the organization, you may feel like there’s no way to promote another member of the team to be…

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Leaving the org? Wipe Only Corporate Data from Native Mail App in iOS (Microsoft 365)

Wouldn’t it be nice if an employee leaves the organization, that you can remove only your corporate data from their iPad or iPhone, but yet leave all their personal data alone? It absolutely would, especially if that employee was using the native (built-in) mail app in iOS. Look no further, because Microsoft 365 has the…

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Microsoft Teams: Manage it using Mobile Application Management (MAM)

Introduction: The purpose of this blog post is to walk the IT administrator through how to configure Mobile Application Management (MAM) for the Microsoft Teams app. In this blog post we will cover the following MAM topics: How to assign Intune licenses to end-users. How to configure Mobile Application Management using the Intune console in…

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Microsoft Teams: Blur my background! (Please…)

Have you been on a conference call where everyone turns on their video, except for you? If you’re like me, I don’t like to turn mine on because of the messy house, or just ugly office behind me. Well – Microsoft Teams has you covered. You can now blur your background when in a conference…

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Guest Activity Notification in Microsoft Teams

Guest Access in Microsoft Teams allows people from outside your organization to seamlessly collaborate with you in the same team in Microsoft Teams as if they were an employee. For guests this could be contractors, vendors, customers, etc. Those guests may be a guest member to many teams outside of their organization – so how…

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