Just as in-person meetings are resuming around the world, Microsoft has begun rolling out improvements to a feature that enables you to make every meeting an online meeting in Teams or Skype for Business. Seen from the perspective of having hybrid meetings be the ‘new norm,’ the ability to have meetings default to online-only is a useful step, Microsoft still has a few rough edges to fix before these updates reach their full potential.
Microsoft has recently made major strides to improve the capability and resiliency of multi-factor authentication in Azure AD; however, this article highlights the four practical ways in which you can take advantage of MFA in your Microsoft 365 estate, and just turn the darn thing on already!
There are several areas where Microsoft could improve the way Teams handles out-of-office and away-from-work scenarios. Are the default "quiet hours" reasonable? Should there be a global setting for quiet hours or do-not-disturb? While there may be good reasons to leave some of these as a tenant-level settings, you don't want to forget about the extra steps you must take to truly escape from Teams for a bit.
Having Teams meeting fatigue? Could the meeting have been an email instead? In his latest blog Paul Robichaux explores some tongue-in-cheek options for better regulation of Teams meetings, while also proposing a realistic solution to efficiently manage your time, your Teams meetings, and your sanity.