New presentation features in Teams, coming later this month and announced at Microsoft Ignite 2021, are all designed to make it easy to look more professional in meetings and build in advanced effects into Teams itself. Presenter Mode adds features to allow you to add yourself into the presentation, PowerPoint Live makes life easier when showing slides, and webinars finally become a core part of Teams.
At the Ignite 2021 event, Microsoft announced that Teams will have multi-geo capabilities later this year. The same $2/user/month uplift as used for other multi-geo workloads applies to Teams. The announcement is not unexpected. Teams consumes services from Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft 365 Groups, all of which are already multi-geo capable.
On the Practical 365 weekly update, we’re joined by Microsoft’s Mark Kashman to talk about Lists. We explore when and how to use it, how to launch it to the business and how you can extend and build applications using it. We begin with a quick primer, discuss who should use it, and explore when Microsoft Lists is the right tool to use instead of other Microsoft applications. We explore use-cases and opportunities and Mark gives us great examples when Lists is the perfect tool, and talks about how he uses Lists day-to-day.
In 2020, the pandemic forced The Experts Conference (TEC) to switch from an in-person to a virtual event. This article dives into the real practical challenges I faced turning a highly engaging in-person event into a successful virtual one using the Teams platform. I’ll explain why we chose and how we used Microsoft Teams, the personnel required to pull this off, including the tenant administrator’s critical role, an overview of the technical environment, and several of the significant technical/delivery gotchas we had to live with or workaround.
As we grow ever-closer to the end of 2019, Steve reflects back on some of the biggest announcements of the year, and predictions for the future.