Category Archives: Teams

My Ignite Teams 2020 Wrap Up – Part 3 – Meetings and Devices

I’m back with one more article to round out my Teams Wrap Up for Ignite in 2020 and this part 3 I’ll be breaking down the new features in Teams meetings and Meeting related hardware. Let dig in. As before, if you’re interested in grabbing all of the Ignite content and don’t want to spend… Read More »

My Ignite Teams 2020 Wrap Up – Part 2 – Teams Calling and Phones

Like I mentioned in my previous article, Microsoft Ignite 2020 has been and gone and it was a massive whirlwind of information. Tons of new features and announcements that even I’m still catching up on. As before, if you’re interested in grabbing all of the Ignite content and don’t want to spend a week having… Read More »

My Ignite Teams 2020 Wrap Up – Part 1 – Admin, Collab and Surface

Winter wrap up, winter.. oh.. your here? Microsoft Ignite 2020 has been and gone and it was a massive whirlwind of information. Tons of new features and announcements that even I’m still catching up on. Unfortunately without the on-site after parties and catchup with like-minded individuals to digest the day. It’s easy to miss a… Read More »

Ignite 2020 Session Download

Well, Microsoft Ignite 2020 is over. And I’m still in the process of unpacking everything and writing up my thoughts. But for those of you that want a simple way to download everything without the 200kbs limit. I’ve quickly thrown together this ~200GB torrent with every publicly available session. All this content was pulled using… Read More »

Building a Covid-19 Safe Unattended Reception in Microsoft Teams

What? Why? How? With businesses slowly starting to return to work in certain parts of the world everyone is implementing Covid-Safe workplaces. Keeping 1.5M apart, reducing onsite staff counts and even placing up perspex barriers to prevent contact with each other is becoming a normal way of life. But what about your reception during these… Read More »

Preparing for Teams: Export your On-Prem LIS data for CQD

Do you have an on-premises deployment of Lync or Skype for Business? Have you spent ages getting your Location Data correct in your on-prem deployment? Are you moving to Microsoft Teams, or potentially using the new Skype 2019 Call Quality Dashboard connector and need a way to populate it with Building Data? Good news! I… Read More »

Preparing for Teams: Export all your Exchange UM Prompts quickly!

A nice quick post today. Let’s say you’re in the middle of migrating your aging Lync or Skype for Business deployment over to a new platform. Well with Office365 no longer supporting Exchange UM, there is a need to export your existing UM prompts so you can import them into Teams Auto Attendants. (or your… Read More »

Building a Teams Bot, using Azure Cognitive services and ChatBot SDKv4, With no code!

Note: This version of the article has been updated for Azure Bot Service SDK v4 the older one can be found here for archival reasons. Six months ago I published the old version of this article after having to quickly fill in for another MVP at a user group session. Today I’m publishing it again… Read More »

The Craziest way ever to run multiple Teams clients on one PC

Look, I dont call myself the “UcMadScientist” because I do things the easy way. So okay, like me maybe you have the requirement to be logged into two Teams orgs at the same time and unfortunately Teams as it stands today, doesn’t allow you to be “Online” in multiple orgs at the same time, even… Read More »

Stop Blaming Teams and Skype for your network – Your traffic graphs are LYING!

Stop me if you have heard this from your users before; “Skype is crap” “It just dropped out” “It sounded like it was breaking up” Heard it before? Good. That proves your listening. Because even in a perfect environment these issues are going to appear. Mainly because you’re going to peer with customers or mobile… Read More »