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 →

Buzzkill Episode 1: Change Management 101 for IT

Change Management is a vast topic, and no one in Information Technology is ever given the time, money, or respect that Change Management deserves, yet it remains an integral part of any Digital Transformation. During this episode, Hunter and Jay dig into the importance of Change Management and provide some tips for gaining buy-in and money as well as some quick tips to roll out the starting line.

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

Announcing: Buzzkill!

On the Spot is proud to announce our new podcast: Buzzkill! Buzzkill is all about the things nobody has time to talk about and the importance of them: Change Management, Governance, Information Architecture, Sustainable Adoption. There are TONS of things that IT organizations need to consider, but due to resource constraints, they rarely have the… Continue Reading →

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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