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Microsoft Teams – Running a meeting by yourself

Tips to help you run a meeting by yourself.

Things to consider when Working Remote

For many years now, I have been a road warrior living the remote worker lifestyle. Given my background in business

Microsoft Teams – Wait it’s been three years?

Microsoft Teams turns 3 this week with many new features and capabilities rolling out.

Working Virtual with Microsoft Teams

Back in September, I wrote the following blog article, “Use Microsoft Teams to run a virtual lab or virtual hackathon

Microsoft Teams – More goodness in February 2020

So many new features and functions, I am personally excited about the new file sharing experience.

Targeted advertisements and the strange coincidences

So it was an average Saturday, my wife and I were off doing different errands and various tasks at home.

Scam of the Week – Social Security Card Suspended

Alright, this one has been hitting my home phone number multiple times this week. Based on the voicemail message, it

Microsoft Teams – Roles in a Teams Meeting

You can now assign roles within a Microsoft Teams Meeting to better manage your attendees.

Microsoft Teams – Licensing

Take a few minutes to understand the licensing elements for various features.

Microsoft Teams – Building or Integrating Apps is easier than you think

The Microsoft Teams platform offers a large variety of extensibility points and UI elements that you can take advantage of. Now here

Microsoft Teams – Migrating from Slack

There may be a time when you have multiple collaboration platforms within your organization, and you reach a point where

Supervision policies in Office 365

Supervision policies now support Teams chats and channel conversations.

Microsoft 365 Business Voice

It’s a replacement for traditional telephony providers and in-house phone systems that can be difficult and costly to manage.

It’s time for IPV6

Four of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) have exhausted their pools of IPv4 addresses. It’s time for IPV6.

Microsoft 365 Global Reader Role

Use the Global reader role to improve your security posture by reducing the number of Global admins in your organization.

Microsoft Teams – Music on Hold

Music on hold within Microsoft Teams on calls, call queues.

Microsoft Teams Private Channels is here

Private channels in Microsoft Teams create focused spaces for collaboration within your teams. Only the users on the team who are owners or members of the private channel can access the channel.

Microsoft Teams – External Access vs. Guest Access

One question I get asked frequently is what is the difference between External Access and Guest Access within Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams Client updates

I have been getting questions from some on the Microsoft Teams client update frequency and process. Microsoft Teams is a

Dynamic E911 with Microsoft Calling Plans

Dynamic E911 allows automatic routing to appropriate Public Safety Answering Points.

Use Microsoft Teams to run a virtual lab or virtual hackathon event.

How to use Microsoft Teams to deliver virtual lab events and virtual hackathons. Take full advantage of Microsoft Teams, Guest Access, Channel Meetings, Announcements, and the super-fast ad-hoc meeting setup.

Let’s assume your password has been compromised, because it more than likely has!

Over the years thousands of companies have been hacked, exposing sensitive data of billions of users.

Kids, where there is a will there is a way.

You try to be a good parent and put some guardrails in Internet usage, and they find ways around them.

Microsoft Teams Cloud Voicemail

If you have been keeping an eye on the Microsoft 365 public roadmap there are a lot of new things

Microsoft Teams Private Channels Coming [UPDATED]

UPDATE 11/5/19: Private Channels is now Generally available and rolling out. Please see my updated post for links to key

Skype for Business Online to be Retired

Skype for Business Online to Be Retired in 2021 and Microsoft Teams support for Skype for Business phones to end in 2023.

Microsoft Teams – Don’t just turn it on, spend time planning.

Microsoft Teams is a transformational tool, with that make sure to spend some time thinking about how you should configure various security, compliance, and governance settings across the platform.

Scam of the week – Department of Social Security Administration

Got this call multiple times on multiple phones through our house. This one is leveraging the fear tactic and attempting

Scam of the week – Police Department

Warning phone scammers are spoofing the Nassau County Police Department numbers posing as an officer or employee.

Microsoft Teams – Private Channels and the Whiteboard feature

As your planning out your overall usage and governance goals for Microsoft Teams Private channels will offer a great way to design a broader Team while having some additional levels of security for certain conversations.

Scam of the week – Credit Cards

Got these two calls the other day, back-to-back. What is interesting is that in both cases they are pitching 0%

Microsoft Teams – Automation of Teams Creation [UPDATED]

You can now create a team with channels, apps, and tabs all in a single API call, making automated team lifecycles easier than ever.

Scam of the week – Chimney Cleaning

Alright, this is an interesting one. This is either some type of scam or simply a really poor attempt to

Protect yourself with Multi-Factor Authentication

User credential theft has been on the rise. With most cloud systems being accessible from anywhere on the Internet how can you protect your accounts?

Preparing for the age of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence will change how we all work. We need to focus on learning and adapting to change faster than we ever have.

Scam of the week – Student Loan

Yes, this is Lori Robbins and I’m calling in reference to your federal student loan.

Scam of the Week – Warranty Department

The number of scams sent via emails and phone calls continues to increase at a rapid pace. In each attempt,

Migrate your file share content to SharePoint Online and One Drive

Use the Azure Data Box and the SharePoint Migration Tool to easily migrate your file share content to SharePoint Online and OneDrive.

Scam of the Week – Workers Compensation Appeals Board

You heard about the Federal Government Department and Workers Compensation Appeals Board and Department of Health and Human Service.

Microsoft Teams – It’s more than just flipping a switch

Any time you introduce change, it can be disruptive, cause resistance, and in many cases, the end users may not understand the reason or benefits of leveraging the change your deploying.

Microsoft Teams – Changing lobby entry [Updated 9/2/19]

Sometimes you just want external participants to simply join into the meeting without you having to admit them from the lobby.

Meeting Migration Services for Microsoft Teams

As you migrate from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams the Meeting Migration Service will help convert your meeting links over to Teams Meetings.

Microsoft Teams – Companion Mode

Microsoft Teams Companion mode, the unsung hero feature extending the rich meeting capabilities of Microsoft Teams.

Be careful of the Phone scams

I’m calling you from Microsoft Refund Department….

The challenge of telemarketing and scam calls

Today’s telco infrastructure is lacking the controls needed to stop the scammers, let’s leverage smart logic within our phones to help.

Azure: Azure Resource Manager Getting Started and Beyond

You can repeatedly deploy your solution throughout the development lifecycle and have confidence your resources are deployed in a consistent state.

There is no “i’ in Teams

start with a brief scan of your email and IM. Take a look at the past month of emails and IM.

Microsoft Teams – A Tipping Point For Productivity Improvements

I have increased collaboration and communication with individuals within and outside of my team and I feel less concerned I am missing something.