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
Do you recognize the situation that you have a Team in Microsoft Teams and members of the team keep sending you emails instead of using the chat and collaboration functions in Teams?
You can now move your email conversation including the attachments to your Teams channel and continue the conversation in your Teams channel.
Let’s move your conversation to Teams channel
In the Teams client while selecting the channel where you want to port your conversation to you can click on the … now select “Get email address”
Microsoft has released the Anonymous Join feature for Teams Meetings. You can use this feature by the following procedure.
- Create and join a scheduled or adhoc meeting
- Copy the meeting join information, you can do this by opening the meeting after creating.
- Launch either Edge (In-Private) or Chrome (Incognito) // Firefox and Safari are not supported yet
- Paste the meeting join URL into the address bar
- When prompted, use the web client to join the meeting anonymously
- Admit the anonymous user into the meeting from the lobby
Microsoft is releasing a new feature for the Teams client, the Command Bar. This feature allows you to quickly navigate the Teams client using shortcut commands that can be entered into the Search/Command Bar.
Some examples you can use:
Search for people, files and messages.
- Change your status using – /busy, /away, /dnd
- Look up a recent file and open the file using /files
- Look up someone’s org using /org
- Navigate to a channel using /goto
- Call a person using /call
- Try out other /commands