It looks like there may have been an encoding problem for some folks with the recent update of the Teams-AutoAnswer script. I’ve updated the encoding in the file and re-posted it, so please let me know if you have problems.… [ Continue reading ]
There are times when your organization (or a customer’s organization) just can’t run the Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard. If you’re embarking on one of our strategies to take advantage of Microsoft Teams while your mailboxes are still on-premises, the Exchange Hybrid configuration is the go-to way to get there, since it sets all this stuff up automatically. … [ Continue reading ]
Nearing the height of the COVID pandemic here in the U.S., I bashed together a script to help customers auto-answer Teams calls with video. You can find the original here: Auto-Answer Teams Call with Video and PowerShell. The premise was quite simple: monitor the Teams log file for an incoming call entry and then send the Teams hotkey sequence to answer.… [ Continue reading ]
In order to help our customers (and their users) fully transition from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams, I’ve updated the Disable-SkypePlugin script that I published back in 2020 and put it on the PowerShell Gallery.
As we encounter more and more customers still working remotely, helping enable them use the most modern tools (like Microsoft Teams) is critically important. … [ Continue reading ]
Now that we’ve configured the nuts and bolts of a connected organization, catalog, and access package, let’s take a look at the user experience!
If you missed out on that excitement, go back to that post 🙂
In this thrilling installment, we’re going to take the My Access portal link that was the result of the last post and distribute that to users in remote tenant. … [ Continue reading ]
Recently, I had a customer ask how to help enable their Office 365 tenants to collaborate more easily. Currently, the problem they face is generating invitations to an ever-growing and ever-changing list of recipients across tenants. … [ Continue reading ]
This error falls into the “both nebulous and specific at the same time” category. Here is a list of a few things you can do to troubleshoot it.
The full text of the message looks something like this:
There are a handful of things to check.… [ Continue reading ]
Today, I was asked about manually disabling the Skype of Business Outlook plug-in for a customer where users have both Skype and Teams clients and are configured in Islands mode.
This is what I came up with. You can save it and drop it in a computer startup script as well as a user logon (since the script modifies both HKLM and HKCU).… [ Continue reading ]
UPDATE: An updated version script is now available on the PowerShell Gallery at https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/Teams-AutoAnswer/.
Today, while working with my esteemed colleague Stephen Jones, we were discussing a need for some of our customers to auto-answer Teams with a video call. … [ Continue reading ]
Here’s a quick tip:
For organizations that may not have rolled out the Teams client yet and may want recipients to one-click join meetings without having to interact with this page:
There’s a way. It takes a little bit of work when scheduling your meeting, but it can be done.… [ Continue reading ]
With the rise of stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19 over the past several weeks (now turned months), I’ve engaged with many customers who want to use Microsoft Teams to as part of their work-from-home tool set. Many of my customers have investments in both Microsoft Office 365 as well as Google
G Suite Workspace or Google Apps (frequently with other third-party IdP, metadirectory, and federation services thrown in the mix), so it’s not always just as easy as “flipping a switch.”… [ Continue reading ]
Yesterday, I was asked about the eDiscovery process for Private Channels in Teams.
It’s a little bit hairy at the moment, so I’ve included some scripting and examples to help you out with it.
[shameless plug] I’ve adapted some of this content from one of my books, Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork: Exam MS-300 Guide.[/shameless… [ Continue reading ]
Here’s a fun one … Disabling Teams auto-startup. Imagine this scenario:
- You haven’t trained your service desk on how to answer/troubleshoot/manage Teams help desk calls
- You’ve configured restrictions on who can create Teams
- You’ve deployed the new Office ProPlus update with Teams integrated.
… [ Continue reading ]
This week, while working with one of my peers, a request came in to bulk convert all Office 365 groups to Microsoft Teams. In the Teams UI, you’re only presented the choice to upgrade groups you own, one at a time, to Teams.… [ Continue reading ]
One of my customers recently asked for a solution to checking a particular Microsoft Team multiple times a day for new channel additions. In their organization, someone is responsible for creating a new channel every time new item for review is published, and then all of the communications, files, and data related to that item is stored in that particular time.… [ Continue reading ]