Teams – You can recover deleted channel from Teams

After allowing administrator to recover deleted Teams, Microsoft Teams has been updated and now allows you (and I mean end-user here) to recover deleted Teams channel for up to 21 days after the channel has been deleted. To recover a channel, the Teams owner needs to go to the Teams settings (Manage Team) Then you go to the Channels tab and open the Deleted group to select the channel to…

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Teams – You can now invite non corporate user as guest

You may already know it has been possible to invite external users to your Microsoft Teams but this was limited to corporate account – meaning external users with Office 365 account. Now, this has been finally extended to allow you to invite also external users with Microsoft Account. NOTE please note the updated feature is being rolled out with an estimated completion date at the end of March. Off course,…

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Skype for Business / Teams – New Skype for Business network assessment tool

The Skype for Business network assessment tool has been updated (version 2017.1.0.51) and is now taking into account Microsoft Teams in addition of Skype for Business. You can download the updated network assessment from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53885 Once installed, there is no shortcuts whatsoever; you need to browse to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Skype for Business Network Assessment Tool and run the NetworkAssessmentTool.exe file to start. As this is still a command line executable,…

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Teams – Flows is now integrated with Teams

You are now able to integrate Microsoft Flows in Microsoft Teams. To integrate Flow in Teams, open your Teams client and go to the Store Then search for Flow (if not highlighted first) Then you can install the Flow application in Teams From there you will be able to manage your Flows (personal and team) as well as any approval (if any); even create new ones directly from Teams  

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Office 365 – ATP is available for SharePoint and Teams too

Office 365 ATP (Advanced Threats Protection) is an advanced protection solution provided by Office 365, already available for Exchange Online and for few months on Office Click To Run (see to learn more about ATP https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Office-365-Advanced-Threat-Protection-e100fe7c-f2a1-4b7d-9e08-622330b83653?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US) The solution is used to deeply analyzed URL’s and attachments before letting end-users accessing it. Now, Office 365 ATP is also available (through Office 365 E5 [enterprise and education] or additional Office 365 subscriptions…

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Teams – You can define who can post in the General channel

Each Team is created with a General channel. By default everyone can post in this channel. Now you can define with 3 different levels who can post in this channel: Everyone can post (the default setting) Everyone and display an alert that everyone in the Teams will be notified Just the Teams owner To define this setting, you need to go (as the Team owner) to the Team settings (Manage…

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Teams – Planner and Who integrated to Teams

Planner (the Office 365 solution to help you manage project plan and tasks) and Who (a Teams app to help you search people within your organization) have been integrated to Microsoft Teams. When I say integrated this does not mean you have to search and add these apps, there are inside the Teams client; just check the 3 dots (…) just below the Files option   Then when you launch…

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Teams – PowerShell module is now available for Microsoft Teams

As for all other Microsoft cloud services (Azure, Office 365…) Microsoft Teams now has his own PowerShell module. You can get it by opening a PowerShell prompt (as usual always runas Administrator) and run the command Install-Module -Name MicrosoftTeams If required you will need to install NuGet and trust the repository The current version (0.9.0) allows you to perform “basic” management operations like create/remove Team or Channels, set Guest access…

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Teams – Audio Conferencing available in preview in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is evolving again by adding Audio Conferencing capabilities. Users licensed for Audio Conferencing (formerly called PSTN Conferencing) will automatically have the dial in feature available in their Teams. You can learn more about it here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/MicrosoftTeams/audio-conferencing

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Microsoft Teams – New audit logging

As Microsoft Teams is growing up, Microsoft is adding new functionalities or features. This time this is about audit logging to be updated. With the update currently being deployed, administrators will have the ability to audit additional Teams events in the compliance portal. This covers: Adding/Removing a bot Adding/Removing a tab Adding/Removing a connector Adding/Removing a channel  

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Microsoft Teams – Guest access is now available

Microsoft Teams has been updated to allow guest access with external users. The guest access is working for anyone which has an Azure AD account (any other Azure AD or Office 365 tenants), no Microsoft account. The Guest access for Teams is not enabled by default.   Managing Guest access As usual Office 365 administrators can authorize or not guest access for Teams. NOTE this does not prevent end-users inviting…

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Microsoft Teams – Integrate Yammer feed with Teams

While Microsoft Teams, the new collaborative tool coming with Office 365, evolves quickly, here is how to integrate Yammer with Teams to get the Yammer feed available. Teams comes with lot of out of the box connectors – or you can also develop you own For this one, I will use the out of the box Yammer connector. First you must have created a channel in your team – use…

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Office 365 – New controls for Microsoft Teams

New controls are being deployed to let administrators define the authorized interaction between Microsoft Teams and applications. It will give administrators the ability to allow application and define which one(s) will be authorized for use with Teams To manage it go to your Office 365 Administration portal and reach the Settings\Services & add-ins section Select Microsoft Teams to access the properties and open the Apps section; you will note the…

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Microsoft Teams – You can create a Teams meeting with Outlook

If you are using Office 365 Pro Plus (meaning Office Click to Run) and using Microsoft Teams, the latest updates have added an add-on to Outlook to let you create a Teams meeting You also have this option when creating a ‘classic’ meeting or with an appointment   When using this add-on, your meeting is created with a link to join the Teams (as this is the case when you…

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Microsoft Team – Recover a deleted Team

As you may know Microsoft Team is “chat-based” collaboration tool part of Office 365. So if you are using Microsoft Teams, you may have as an administrator to recover a deleted Team. As for many recovery process with Office 365, this all start with PowerShell. Prerequisites First you need to have the preview of AzureAD PowerShell (version 2.0.0.129), to install it just run a PowerShell command prompt as administrator and…

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