Microsoft Teams

Teams Brings Inline Translation to the Masses

by Tony Redmond

Microsoft Teams now supports inline translation for messages and personal chats. The translation is done by Microsoft Translator for over 60 languages, and it works well. A couple of small glitches might occur in translation, but Microsoft Translator is probably better at generating foreign language text than you are...

Inside the Free Version of Teams

by Tony Redmond

A free version of Teams is now available and it's pretty good. Up to 300 users, free storage, and lots of functionality - and a phantom Office 365 tenant (or so it seems). The nice people at Slack might not like what they see, but there's fierce competition to secure the hearts and minds of those who choose to collaborate using a free platform.

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    Teams Now Captures Compliance Records for Hybrid and Guest Users

    by Tony Redmond

    Teams is now able to capture compliance records for contributions to private chats by guests or on-premises users in a hybrid Office 365 organization. The new mechanism uses "phantom mailboxes" in the cloud to hold the compliance records for on-premises users. You must register your tenant to be able to get an updated GUI for the Security and Compliance Center, but PowerShell can find these records now.

    Azure Active Directory External Collaboration Policy Now Generally Available

    by Tony Redmond

    Office 365 makes it easy to collaborate with external users through Office 365 Groups and Teams, both of which use Azure B2B Collaboration. In fact, collaboration is so easy that users might be carried away and share with all and sundry, including your competitors. Which is why it's nice to have a policy to control sharing with certain domains that works for applications like Groups, Teams, and Planner.

    SharePoint Online, Groups, Regional Settings, and Pacific Time

    with 1 Comment by Tony Redmond

    Office 365 Groups are the reason why many SharePoint Online sites appear in tenants. If you're on the Pacific coast of the U.S., the regional settings are OK. But anyone else in the rest of the world who uses the SharePoint browser interface will see times and dates in that instead of the local format. You can change the regional settings for a site, and now you can make sure that new sites have the right settings.