This Week in Teams E9 – June 20, 2020

This Week (in Teams, I couldn’t resist) we talk about Teams Live and how to get the most out of producing video content for broadcast. Teams Live, in contrast to Teams Meetings, gives producers a one-way broadcast capability for education events, town halls, and other events where sending out audio, video, and screen sharing is of value, but it makes more sense to have few content creators and many listeners. Up to 20,000 per meeting in fact. Check out these post-event details to see how they did this MASSIVE event.

To start, our examples focus on the Microsoft community itself. Well known for our Microsoft/Azure/Office365/SharePoint User Groups and (SPS) Saturday events, like much of the world, the community has found itself canceling events and moving online. The big sample is a 36-hour event with nearly 400 presentations and over 20,000 attendees — the Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon was an impressive feat and a spotlight of our Teams Live use case.

Lest we not forget to announce the third panel in our video, we are joined by the Cloud Talk Show (cloudtalkshow.com) co-host, Software Architect, and self-proclaimed Microsoft Aficionado, Ralph Rivas.

This Week in Teams E8 – June 15, 2020

This Week in Teams was … fairly quiet … unless you’re a Teams Free user. Teams Free is designed to compete with the Zooms and Go to Meeting free accounts but brings a mixture of collaboration and limitless free meetings. New features including scheduling, live captions, and custom backgrounds flooded the news this week (and watch out for that “Add new” button in your custom background selection pane!). Also, Microsoft’s Teams Meeting Capture app and offline availability for pinned chats and channels hit the market this week. Actually, it’s pretty busy for an “off” week.

This Week in Teams – June 5, 2020

After Microsoft Build, last week, there wasn’t much news for Microsoft Teams, but we found enough to have a short conversation: 7UP (49 people in a 7×7 video grid) is official, but no release date was mentioned; Free Teams now get Meetings; Slack and AWS are going to partner to compete with Microsoft’s enterprise voice… Continue Reading →

This Week in Teams – May 29, 2020

This Week in Teams brings you updates from Microsoft Build! Everything from the GraphAPI to Power Automate, from SSO and and Template Management to end user improvements like more pop outs, contextual search, Lists, HIPAA compliant bookings apps and more broadcast capabilities. SO MUCH HAPPENING!!!! This week in Teams! Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple… Continue Reading →

This Week in Teams – May 15, 2020

This Week in Teams we saw a bug appear with the latest iOS release (with a very quick update to the Teams app to resolve it), and enhancements across Office 365 that effect Teams like updates to the SharePoint admin portal, Stream recordings for training videos, advanced eDiscovery, and General Availability of Sensitivity Labels. We… Continue Reading →

This Week in Teams – May 1, 2020

Teams adoption is up nearly 100% in 4 weeks, while Zoom is backtracking its stats (and rapidly attempting to patch its flaws). Microsoft has pushed a LOT of features out in that time period (3×3 video, raised hands, background effects, and much more) and patched a previously unknown vulnerability. Also, Facebook and Google are trying… Continue Reading →

This Week in Teams – April 23, 2020

Craig and Jay breakdown new meetings features, multi-window Chat support, Teams Communities (aka Yammer integration), some GDPR conversations, and discuss a few new OTSQT videos that we’ll put out next week. Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | More

This Week in Teams – April 17, 2020

This week Craig and Jay discuss custom backgrounds, breakout rooms, the Brady Bunch view of videos, how the NFL and NBA are partnering with Microsoft, the DOD’s new O365 tenant for Teams, and Google’s attempt at the virtual meeting space with Google Meet. Recorded April 17, 2020. Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Continue Reading →

This Week in Teams – April 10, 2020

This week, we discuss Zoom’s privacy and security issues, Microsoft’s recently announced security posture, Microsoft Teams’s extreme growth, and the importance of understand how various O365 tools affect Teams (Exchange and calendars, SharePoint and Onedrive with files, etc). A couple customer stories about Exchange on premises and Teams chat data retention round out our inaugural episode.

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