Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Releases Teams Administrative Roles

by Tony Redmond

To make things easier for Office 365 tenant administrators, Microsoft has released four new administrative role for Teams. You can now assign these roles to other people and have them take care of areas like Teams general admin or the more complicated area of voice and audio meetings and calling. It's a sign of increased maturity in the Teams product.

Looking Forward to Office 365 at Ignite 2018

by Tony Redmond

Microsoft has scheduled 1,500+ sessions for the Ignite 2018 conference in Orlando next week. What's happening for Office 365? Well, there are many sessions to attend, but the interesting thing is the huge number of sessions assigned to Teams compared to other workloads. SharePoint does OK, but Exchange is low, and Yammer gets a surprising allocation.

Preserving Teams Messages for an Ex-Employee

by Tony Redmond

When someone leaves your company, you might need to preserve their Office 365 data. Email, OneDrive, and SharePoint are straightforward, but what about Teams? As it turns out, a content search or an Office 365 DSR is a good way to retrieve information about Teams messages and information about their activities can be found in the audit log.

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    Proving that Teams Retention Policies Work

    by Tony Redmond

    You can create an Office 365 retention policy to process Teams channel conversations and personal chats, but how do you prove that the policy is working? As it turns out, the only way is by checking the mailboxes where Teams stores compliance items and the statistics generated by the Exchange Online Managed Folder Assistant.

    Using Office 365 IM Conversation Records for eDiscovery

    by Tony Redmond

    Teams and Skype for Business Online both capture IM conversation records that can be found by Office 365 eDiscovery (content) searches. All of which is good, but if you ever get around to performing eDiscovery and need this information, you'll find that Skype for Business Online conversation transcripts are easier to use than the individual copies of conversation contributions captured by 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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