Erwin Bierens

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Changing your presence from the Teams Desktop Client

Last week Microsoft released the a small but in my opinion a fundamental feature that i was using many times a day in Skype for Business. It’s now possible to change your presence status from either the system tray menu or buttons below the Aero thumbnail and changing the presence from the menu (via profile picture) also still exists. Aero thumbnail [caption id=“attachment_1989” align=“alignnone” width=“275”] Aero Thumbnail[/caption]

Route all traffic by OpenVPN

In October i posted a blog about setting up your OpenVPN server in 2 minutes. This blog is a addon to your existing configuration to route all traffic over the VPN.  Change server configuration go to the config file (/etc/openvpn/server.conf) and add the following lines: push "redirect-gateway def1" push "dhcp-option DNS " push "dhcp-option DNS 1.1.1.1" Restart your OpenVPN daemon sudo /etc/init.d/openvpn restart Change client configuration Change your client config, and add the following line

Microsoft Teams administrator roles

Microsoft has created four new roles specifically for admins responsible for Microsoft Teams. Roles give people in your organization permission to do specific tasks in the Microsoft 365 admin center. This new admin roles are now available to assign in your Microsoft 365 admin center or by using PowerShell. Teams service admin Can manage all aspects of Microsoft Teams except license assignment. This includes policies for calling, messaging, and meetings; use of call analytics tools to troubleshoot telephony issues, and management of users and their telephony settings.

Running PowerShell on your RaspberryPi

For many years PowerShell was a Windows-only thing that was part of the closed Windows ecosystem. Now a days PowerShell is open source up at https://github.com/PowerShell with lots of docs and scripts, also open source. PowerShell is supported on Windows, Mac, and a half-dozen Linux distros. While running PowerShell on your RaspberryPi is still experimental and only supported for Raspbian Stretch it’s running pretty smoothly. Installing Install the prerequisites

Skype for Business Online Audio Conferencing - Dial out behavior change

Microsoft is making some changes to Skype for Business Online Audio Conferencing Dial Out. To best meet our customer’s business needs, Microsoft is adjusting when attendees can add other participants to a Skype for Business meeting via dial out. How does this affect us? Till now, meeting guests are able to add Audio Conferencing attendees at any time. Going forward, the meeting service will require at least one authenticated user from the organizer’s company to be present in the meeting to allow adding another participant via dial-out.