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Microsoft Teams Quick Hits #1

This is the first of our series Microsoft Teams Tuesday Quick Hits.

Here we discuss quick tips and tricks for Microsoft Teams. If interested in the video on YouTube see below.....

How Do SharePoint Online Admins Create Sites

Have you ever wondered how Admins of SharePoint create modern site collections or Classic sites?  Don`t let them fool you it really takes minutes to spin one up. Its the maintaining and administrating it that takes the effort. Here is a sneak preview of how they do it. Now it is true that users may create sites them selves, but they do not have all the features available that admins do.

By using the new SharePoint admin center, you can create sites that use one of the new team site or communication site templates.

SharePoint Online File Restore

One of the new features rolling out as we speak is the ability to restore Document libraries in SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams. This is something that is available in OneDrive and might look very similar as it rolls out for SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams during the months of April and May.

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.

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.

SharePoint Online Group Inbox Notifications

Activity Notifications

Microsoft is bringing activity notifications to the group inbox in SharePoint Online. They will begin rolling this feature out soon.

Currently, your user's site activity feed only includes SharePoint content, files, lists, and pages. After this change goes into effect, your users will be able to view important group emails updates as well. Current settings will not be affected. 

Microsoft will begin gradually rolling this out in mid-February, and we anticipate rollout completion by April 2019.

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.

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