With the first day of Ignite we already have some new feature announcements for Microsoft Teams
- Background blur: In Teams users can blur the background so focus on what matters most.
- Meeting recording: Meetings are no longer just a point in time experience. With meeting recording in Teams, you or other invitees who missed the meeting can playback recorded audio, video and content at any time. Pull up a transcript, powered by Microsoft Stream, and search for keywords so you can optimize your time while getting caught up.
- Cloud video interop – Bring your existing room technology investments into Teams. Through partner offerings from Polycom, BlueJeans and Pexip, a full portfolio of legacy devices can now be full-fledged audio/video participants in Teams meetings with content sharing. Polycom’s CVI offering is available now, with Pexip and BlueJeans generally available by end of October.
To enable a better manageability for admins, Microsoft has started to roll out a new Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center.
This new experience provides you with a unified experience to manage both Teams and Skype for Business and will also incorporate Call Analytics and the Call Quality Dashboard (direct links to the legacy portals).
Create a Microsoft Teams messaging policy
This is where you can create custom policies to disable deleting or the use of Giphys in conversations
Assign Policy to Users
To assign policy’s to user you will need to go to the “Users”, find the user and click “edit assigned Policies”
In the new Admin portal you also have the setting to define External Access
You can set external access on/off and you can set the on/off switch for external communication with other Skype users.
Guest access in Teams lets people outside your organization access teams and channels. Use the settings below to control which features guest users can or can’t use.
More info about the new Admin Center you can find on the Microsoft Docs site.
Microsoft is rolling out the new Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center in stages. As a result, all customers will not see the new Admin Center at the same time. Microsoft will notify you when you can start using the new Admin Center. Keep an eye on the Message Center.
Quality of Service (QoS) is a mechanism that lets you prioritize certain types of network traffic. Prioritizing the traffic for real-time communications services such as Teams is important in order to deliver a business-grade user experience. For QoS to be truly effective, a QoS-capable connection must be configured end-to-end (PC, network switches, and routers to the cloud), because any part in the path that fails to support QoS could degrade the quality of the entire call.
Just like i did for Skype for Business, i created another Powershell script just for Microsoft Teams. This script will help you to set the right QoS policies and correct registry items.
You can download the script for free from the TechNet Gallery