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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Microsoft Teams: Sorry, I was talking on mute.

Have you been in a virtual meeting and you started talking, but wondered why no one was answering you, and the call kept going with you unacknowledged? Well, I feel your pain, it happens to me all the time too. It’s called talking on mute, where the microphone is muted yet I did not realize…

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Microsoft Teams: PowerShell Support

As an IT Professional, I am always looking for ways to automate tasks and make daily operations simple. When it comes to Microsoft Teams, being able to automate the creation of teams, channels, and settings within a team is critical to the success of Microsoft Teams within an organization. PowerShell support for Microsoft Teams allows…

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Microsoft Teams: Use an Existing SharePoint Library

H Have you had a need to connect an existing SharePoint file repository to a team in Microsoft Teams? Perhaps you have a legacy SharePoint document library that has been in use for years, and stores many files valuable to the organization. I’d like to explore with you how to connect that existing document library…

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Tools: Microsoft Teams Awareness Campaign

As I described in a previous post there are some excellent resources available to aid you in rolling out Microsoft Teams such as www.successwithteams.com and having a plan will help you in your journey to getting to a successful adoption of the product and ultimately going “viral”. As part of the success plan, you will…

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Microsoft Teams Product Roadmap (Oct 2017)

Today, October 24th 2017, the product roadmap for Microsoft Teams was released via the Microsoft Technical Community (original blog post here). A link to the roadmap can be found here and reflects Microsoft’s current expectations about Skype for Business capabilities coming to Teams. Note that dates and individual features may change and should not be…

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Journey to Success with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams enables your team to collaborate in new ways, bringing together the tools (Office 365 and 3rd party, line of business applications, etc) and teammates they interact with frequently into a hub for teamwork. The software unlocks new scenarios for which team collaboration can drive real business outcomes, and increasing the quality of output…

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Invest in yourself. Invest in your technical readiness

Throughout my career as an IT professional, I have witnessed many different technology trends within the enterprise and as a result I have always had to adapt to ensure I was able to effectively plan/deploy/operate them. I had to attend professional training courses, hands-on labs, write certification exams, participate in user groups and a myriad…

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Microsoft Teams: Enabling and Using Guest Access

Introduction: In this blog post I will walk through how to enable guest access in Microsoft Teams, validate the guest was added to Azure Active Directory B2B, demonstrate how a guest user will access another organization’s team and what the user experience is like. Update 9/21/17: I have updated this blog post that adding the…

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Ignite 2017: Matt’s list of recommended sessions

Introduction: Microsoft Ignite 2017 is right around the corner, September 25 – 29 in Orlando Florida. While there are over 1536 sessions, I wanted to share with you the list of sessions that I will either be attending in-person or watching the on-demand version later when I get home. Please feel free to use this…

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