Microsoft has hired a new boss to lead development of Teams consumer. This is the version bundled in Windows 11 based on a new client architecture. But as we explain here, while Microsoft will ship a nice new consumer Teams client in Windows 11, there’s a bunch of work to be done to ship an enterprise Teams client built on the new architecture. Don’t expect this client to appear when Windows 11 ships.
If allowed by your organization, you can send email to a Teams channel. Teams uses the email to start a new conversation and this is a great way to get a debate going about something which first appears in email. Managing the Teams email integration features isn’t hard. You can define domains to accept email from and enable or disable the feature. After that, it’s up to team members to use the capability. Hopefully, they’ll resist the temptation to remove email addresses from channels, which is something which should be limited to team owners.
From August 17, 2021, Microsoft 365 apps no longer support IE11 (the Teams browser client dropped support last year). IE11 fans need to move to a new browser. Microsoft would prefer if you choose the Edge browser, but anything but IE11 should do a better job in the future.
Microsoft has announced their intention to enable plus addressing across Exchange Online in January 2022. Plus addressing is a good capability, but it might cause some problems for tenants with mail-enabled recipients that have plus addresses in their set of proxy email addresses. Fortunately, we’ve written some PowerShell code to report those pesky addresses and to remove them if you want to do a big clean up before Microsoft makes the big switch in five months’ time.
Deleted Azure AD users enter a soft-deleted 30-day period. During this time, administrators can recover accounts. You might want to remove deleted accounts before this period lapses. As explained in this article, this is easily done using PowerShell.