Microsoft Teams|Office

Microsoft Has Fixed One of the Annoying Aspects of Teams

Last week, Microsoft announced that Teams had reached feature parity with Skype for Business Online which is a major milestone for the communications platform. In addition, the company highlighted some updates that have been released which thankfully includes an update that was a blocker for using this app full time for my workflow.

Previously, with Teams, you could not adjust your audio and video configuration before making a call. The only way to adjust these peripherals was once you were in a call, you could then edit the settings. For someone who uses Skype/Teams as the conduit for podcasting, not being able to edit these settings ahead of a call meant that Teams was not production-ready for our needs.

Thankfully, Microsoft has added the ability to swap mics and cameras before joining a conference call which will significantly reduce the ‘can you hear me?’ conversations that are typical when trying to join a call.

Sponsored Content

Maximize Value from Microsoft Defender

In this ebook, you’ll learn why Red Canary’s platform and expertise bring you the highest possible value from your Microsoft Defender for Endpoint investment, deployment, or migration.

In addition to this update, Microsoft has rolled out a number of other enhancements during the past six months including support for existing enterprise relationships with federated meeting join and that the meeting lobby now supports audio conferencing dial-in users.

There are quite a few other updates you can read about here including improved recovery for when a call is dropped for desktop and mobile users.

For Microsoft, Teams is a must-win application as the company needs a modern communication solution and is investing heavily in the development of the software. So far, it looks like the transition from Skype to Teams is on-schedule but many of the larger customers who depend heavily on Skype for Business have yet to migrate.

In about four weeks, Microsoft will be hosting its Ignite conference in Orlando where I expect we will hear a lot more about this platform and its future.

Related Topics:


Don't have a login but want to join the conversation? Sign up for a Petri Account

Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Brad Sams has more than a decade of writing and publishing experience under his belt including helping to establish new and seasoned publications From breaking news about upcoming Microsoft products to telling the story of how a billion dollar brand was birthed in his book, Beneath a Surface, Brad is a well-rounded journalist who has established himself as a trusted name in the industry.
External Sharing and Guest User Access in Microsoft 365 and Teams

This eBook will dive into policy considerations you need to make when creating and managing guest user access to your Teams network, as well as the different layers of guest access and the common challenges that accompany a more complicated Microsoft 365 infrastructure.

You will learn:

  • Who should be allowed to be invited as a guest?
  • What type of guests should be able to access files in SharePoint and OneDrive?
  • How should guests be offboarded?
  • How should you determine who has access to sensitive information in your environment?

Sponsored by:

Office 365 Coexistence for Mergers & Acquisitions: Don’t Panic! Make it SimpleLive Webinar on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 @ 1 pm ET

In this session, Microsoft MVPs Steve Goodman and Mike Weaver, and tenant migration expert Rich Dean, will cover the four most common steps toward Office 365 coexistence and explain the simplest route to project success.

  • Directory Sync/GAL Sync – How to prepare for access and awareness
  • Calendar Sharing – How to retrieve a user’s shared calendar, or a room’s free time
  • Email Routing – How to guarantee email is routed to the active mailbox before and after migration
  • Domain Sharing – How to accommodate both original and new SMTP domains at every stage

Aimed at IT Admins, Infrastructure Engineers and Project Managers, this session outlines both technical and project management considerations – giving you a great head start when faced with a tenant migration.the different layers of guest access and the common challenges that accompany a more complicated Microsoft 365 infrastructure.

Sponsored by: