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Voicemail is coming in April for all VoIP-enabled users in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft announced this past week that they are now providing voicemail capabilities for all VoIP-enabled users in Microsoft Teams. VoIP-enabled users will now be able to receive and hear voicemails in the Teams desktop and web clients. This feature is on-by-default and requires administrator action to disable. 

Also if transcription is enabled for your tenant via Voicemail Policy, your users can also see voicemail transcriptions in their desktop clients, web clients, and in outlook clients. 

Just another RoadMap feature rolling out for Office 365 and Microsoft Teams.

Coming to Teams

More exciting changes coming to Teams in the month of May 2019. For those of us that haven’t visited a Team for more than 45 days it will be automatically reordered and moved to the bottom "More" category. Users will see a dialog that will allow them to view the teams that were moved and choose to accept or undo the move. At times we all can have too many teams cluttering up our left rail. Over the next few weeks, teams you haven't visited in more than 45 days will be automatically reordered and moved to the bottom "More" category so you can focus on teams you're more active in.

Who Doesn't Like Being Praised

Maybe not the feature everyone was expecting [ private channels ], but one that is kind of cool.

So now in a world where we don't actually communicate face to face [ kids ] with each other, but through technology.

Microsoft Teams has released a new feature called Praise.

So another way to say good job with some flair.

Here is how you create a praise for someone in Microsoft Teams.

So while in a chat select the eclipse from the menu at the bottom and click on Praise.

Microsoft Kaizala Has Arrived

New App Released by Microsoft - Microsoft Kaizala will be a new integration with Microsoft Teams over the next year or so. After its launch on April the 4th this year Microsoft is testing the waters with this phone number-based app. Available for IOS and Android it seems to have all the chatting abilities and calling via contacts from your device.

Getting Started with Microsoft Teams

 

Microsoft Teams quick start

Microsoft Teams is cloud-based collaboration software that is included with Office 365 licensing.

They also offer a free version of the software that you can use as well.

Some of the capabilities in Microsoft Teams include:

DLP for Microsoft Teams

 

Another Microsoft Roadmap Feature is turned on for Teams

Data Loss Prevention for Teams Chat and Channel messages is a new Office 365 Information Protection feature. This feature is currently available except for GCC organizations.

How does this affect me?

With this new feature, you can turn on Data Loss Prevention for your Teams Chat and Channels through the Security and Compliance Center. This feature is off by default and requires administrator action to enable.

Coming this March for Microsoft Teams

How do we keep up with all the changes and advancements in Microsoft Teams. Well it’s not easy and some might say it’s a full time job with the Office 365 road map. So let’s start with some items coming to the Administration side of Teams. Now these are features that have been released or are releasing to tenants as we speak:

Microsoft Shift Changes

Its a great time to start using Microsoft's Shift.

Shift which is also available on mobile IOS and Android devices is making a few changes this month.

For those of you not familiar with Microsoft Shift, it is an app in Microsoft Teams [replacing StaffHub sun setting in October 2019] keeping Firstline workers connected and in sync. Allowing working not in an office environment to be able to view their upcoming shifts, can see who else is scheduled for the day, request to swap or offer a shift, and request time off. 

Microsoft Teams is Growing

Teams is Expanding........

Microsoft announced today that the general availability of 5,000 member teams. Starting today, all new and existing teams can accommodate up to 5,000 members, double the previous limit of 2,500 members. Larger groups can now collaborate effortlessly in a single team and leaders can connect with a broad audience within their organization.

To make it easier to get everyone into one team, Microsoft is also increasing the e-mail distribution list import limit by over 10X from 300 to 3,500.

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