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Many Successes and a Few Hiccups in the First Five Years of Microsoft Teams

In November 2016, Microsoft launched the preview version of a new application they called Teams. General availability duly came on March 14, 2017. Five years later, there's no denying the success of Teams and its influence across the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. Along with the success, Teams has had its glitches and failures, but the overall balance sheet is very positive.

March 14, 2022

Every Meeting Online?

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.

March 11, 2022

Diving into the Details of Microsoft Teams Shared Channels

A year after announcing Teams shared channels, Microsoft is preparing to release the code into public preview in March 2022. The new collaboration mechanism uses Azure AD B2B Direct Connect instead of guest accounts, meaning that external members of shared channels use credentials issued by their home tenant to gain access. You'll need to configure a cross-tenant access policy to allow shared channels to work externally. Once that's done, the collaboration floodgates open.

February 23, 2022

Bridging the Gap Between Microsoft Teams and Email

Teams is mostly an internal communications platform while email connects billions of people around the world. Inside Microsoft 365 tenants, you might need to connect Teams and email together. In this article, we discuss the out-of-the-box features available to link the two and describe some of the positive and negative points of each. You can certainly bridge the gap between Teams and email, but maybe Microsoft could grease the connection just a little more...

January 25, 2022