The Command Bar–Microsoft Teams

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

Have your Microsoft Teams meeting call you back

If you’ve got a Skype for Business Audio Conferencing license, you’re now able to dial out to your own phone number from a current meeting. This allows you to transfer meeting audio to your phone if you’re having network problems, need to get in the car or on a slow connection.

Click the “i” icon on top of the right screen.

Here you can type in your own phone number.

If the call is placed succesfull, a checkmark will appear.

Mute someone in a Microsoft Teams Meeting

Microsoft has released (Januari 17) some new features to the Microsoft Teams client.

Mute someone in a meeting

Mute individual meeting participants straight from the meeting roster to cut down on background noise. If someone has been muted, they’ll get a notification letting them know. They’ll be able to unmute themselves if they need to chime in.

Mute everyone in a meeting

If you ever need to mute all the other participants in a meeting, head to your meeting roster and select Mute all. Each individual will get a notification and be able to unmute themselves if they need to.

Skype for Business Online Call Queues: Agent Opt In/Out

Skype for Business

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.

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Activating Teams Calling -Microsoft Teams

This howto helps you to check/configure Calling in Microsoft Teams.

Make sure you have correct licenses on your Office365 tenant.

  • E1
  • E3
  • E5

Microsoft Phone System License (this one is included in E5) and a Calling plan (domestic or Domestic + International Calling)

Login to the Skype for Business Online Powershell

Make sure you have download the SkypeOnlineConnector for Powershell.

Import-Module SkypeOnlineConnector
 $credential = Get-Credential
 $session = New-CsOnlineSession -Credential $credential -Verbose
 Import-PSSession $session
 Get-Command -Module tmp_mmdx3k5r.cuh

Check your tenant settings

Get-CsTeamsCallingPolicy

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Check if AllowCalling on global level is set to True.

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