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.
Microsoft has enabled a new service called “Common Area Phone”, this way you can enable IP Phones as a generic device. The “Common Area Phone” License contains:
- Phone System
- Skype for Business Online (Plan 2)
You can now try 25 licenses for 1 month.
Need to have Skype for Business Quick starter guides? You can download your localized version by the links below in the table. The download contains the following categories:
- Audio setup and making Calls
- Contacts, presence, and IM
- Sharing and collaboration
Documents in the ZIP file are in PPT and PDF format, so you can brand the guides with your own company logo.
Lately i’m getting a lot of questions about licensing for Skype for Business Server and Online. So i want to try to explain what kind of licenses you will need to have in the different scenarios.
- Is E3 license enough for Skype for Business Server 2015 with Enterprise Voice?
- Do we need PSTN Calling plan with the use of Skype for Business Server 2015?
- Do we need to have Phone System (formally Cloud PBX) license when using Skype for Business Server 2015 in Hybrid mode?
- Do we need a server license to use Skype for Business?
To make one thing clear, Client Licenses are required to access all Skype for Business Online (Office365), Hybrid scenario’s and Server (On-Premises) features.
Last night Microsoft announced and published the Agent Opt In/Out feature to Skype for Business Online.
This update allows Admins to grant Call Queue Agents an ability to Opt In and Out from taking calls from a particular Queue at will.
For all newly created Call Queues, Agent Opt In/Out option will be enabled by default. For pre-existing Call Queues, Admins will need to enable this feature manually.