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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.

Outlook Preview Changes Launching in May

Global Admin Portal Announcement for Outlook. Microsoft announced back in September 2018, a new feature called “Coming Soon” that offers a preview of new user experience updates in Outlook for Windows and provides you and your users an opportunity to try the experience and to provide feedback.

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.

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.

Microsoft Bookings Intro

 

Cool app we use here at JPSC is Microsoft Bookings.

Not as popular yet as some of the other apps, but it is growing.

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:

Yammer Maintenance Planned March 30th

I know we can't always be on top of the Message Center in Office 365, but this affects Yammer users.

Starting 3/30/2019 01:00 UTC.
Ending 3/30/2019 02:00 UTC.

As part of this planned maintenance, the following feature areas may be affected:

  • Users will not be able to create, view or respond to polls in the Yammer feed.
  • Group creation will not be available
  • Office group and group membership sync will be delayed
     
Office 365 Security and Compliance Offerings

Lets take a look at some of the headliners for Security & Compliance services that are bundled with the Microsoft 365 cloud platform.

Identity and Threat Protection

This is used to manage and monitor user accounts against credentials with unauthorized use. Uses machine learning to identify strange or suspicious behavior know to be used by cybers threats. With Advanced Threat Protection or ATP you extend this monitoring to desktops, email and servers as well.

Microsoft Whiteboard Updates

Microsoft announced today that there will be updates rolling out the next several months for the Whiteboard app.

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