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What’s New in Microsoft Teams | June 2020

What’s New in Microsoft Teams | June 2020

Microsoft announced what’s new in Microsoft Teams this week, here are my top picks. What’s New: Large gallery view Being able to see all of your colleagues’ faces at the same time makes a big difference in engagement and connection. Coming to preview this month with general availability coming soon, large gallery view expands the Teams grid view to 7×7, which will accommodate up to 49 participants at once on a single screen. Virtual Breakout Rooms Announced earlier this month, Breakout Rooms…

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Microsoft Teams: App Templates

Microsoft Teams: App Templates

FAQ Plus Conversational Q&A bots are an easy way to provide answers to frequently asked questions by users. However, most bots fail to engage with users in meaningful way because there is no human in the loop when the bot fails. FAQ bot is a friendly Q&A bot that brings a human in the loop when it is unable to help. One can ask the bot a question and the bot responds with an answer if it is contained in…

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Channel Moderation in Microsoft Teams

Channel Moderation in Microsoft Teams

As some of you may be aware, Microsoft recently announced that channel moderation was coming to Microsoft Teams. Well, guess what… it’s now here! This means you can now specify who you allow to post new messages to channels, giving you the ability to create channels or even whole Teams without the worry of what messages might be posted. It will enable companies and institutions the opportunity to setup organisation-wide Teams where only a select few users can post, keeping…

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Introducing Microsoft Teams Grid View

Introducing Microsoft Teams Grid View

Today sees the official launch of the new Microsoft Teams grid view. It gives users an overview of the Teams that they are a member of in a nice organised view. But what else does the new grid view give us? Filtering Teams One new feature that I’m really liking is the ability to filter the Teams that are displayed in your All Teams view. This is a great way to differentiate the types of Teams you are a part…

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Channel Notifications Within Microsoft Teams

Channel Notifications Within Microsoft Teams

Rollback a few months and getting post notifications from channels within Microsoft Teams was always a little hidden. We would need to follow a channel, which would then enable us to receive notifications for every activity on that channel. Finally, Microsoft has resolved this and we are greeted with a nice new way of getting notifications from a channel, and what’s better is that we can personalise these notifications so they only appear in our activity or we can turn…

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Call test in Microsoft Teams

Call test in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has seen quite a few updates over the past month. One that I think has gone unnoticed is the test call feature in the Teams app. How many times do we go to do a call through Teams and worry about our tech working? Sometimes we are even unaware if our tech is working correctly or not. Microsoft Teams now has an option that lets you run a test call; a feature I never knew existed until recently….

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Why is OneDrive Important?

Why is OneDrive Important?

As training consultants, we are often asked what is OneDrive and why do we need it? Before I go into why I think it’s essential in our everyday lives – both working and personal – I think we need to understand what OneDrive is. For me, OneDrive is your My Documents but deposited in the cloud on Office 365. It offers a simple, single way to store, share and synchronise files of different types. The files stored within OneDrive are…

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Latest feature in University Business magazine

Latest feature in University Business magazine

Well, January is nearing a close and I’ve just had my first article of 2017 featured in a magazine called University Business. This article tells the story of why we should use Office 365 in education. This is my 3rd article to be featured by Wildfire publications and this one was my most enjoyable to write as Office 365 plays a major part in my working day and is something that I feel really helps in education. To read the article…

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