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Managing Teams Through the Teams and Skype for Business Online Admin Center

Microsoft announced at Ignite that you can soon manage Teams through the Teams and Skype for Business Online Admin Center. Office 365 administrators will welcome this because it means that they can manage teams without being a member of those teams. And they can avoid PowerShell, which is a pity.

Sep 26, 2018 | Tony Redmond

No Skype for Business Online for Small Office 365 Tenants

In news gently leaking out, Microsoft says that new Office 365 tenants with 500 or fewer licensed seats will have to use Teams. These tenants won't have the option to use Skype for Business Online. Then again, you have to ask the question whether they want or need to use Skype for Business Online? Existing tenants aren't affected by the news.

Sep 24, 2018 | Tony Redmond

Microsoft Releases Teams Administrative Roles

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.

Sep 20, 2018 | Tony Redmond

Looking Forward to Office 365 at Ignite 2018

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.

Sep 18, 2018 | Tony Redmond

Preserving Teams Messages for an Ex-Employee

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.

Sep 13, 2018 | Tony Redmond

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