Be more productive with some new features in Teams

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.

Ignite News day 2

Some nice announcements about Skype for Business vNext today.

New release of “Skype for Business Server 2019” will available by the end of 2018.

Requirements

• Windows Server 2016
• SQL Server 2016
Only enterprise edition will be available.
You can run 1, 3,4… up to 16 front end servers.
(2 front end servers not).

The directors, persistent chat role and the standard edition will be dropped. SBA/SBS don’t change.

New features in Skype for Business Server 2019

• Call queues
• Attendant
• Voicemail Service

Migration

• Server 2013 -> Server 2019
• Server 2013 -> Server 2019

No in place upgrade available.

Security

TLS 1.0 and 1.1 will be disabled by CU7 and Skype for Business Server 2019

Calendar

• Q3 Microsoft Teams reports
• Q4 new Skype for Business and Teams admin page in O365

For the Q&A please take a look at the website from Mattias Kressmark

Ignite News day 1

So what’s the most interesting news on Ignite 2017 for today (so far), will update this blog!

  • Skype Operations Framework moves into Practical Guidance for Cloud Voice on Fasttrack
  • MyAdvisor will help you with setting up Voice (link)
  • Skype for Business Server will be updated second half of calendar year 2018
  • Microsoft Teams client will take over Skype for Business Online client
  • Cloud PBX renamed to Phone System
  • PSTN Conferecing renamed to Audio Conferencing

Microsoft is also introducing new enhancements to Teams meetings, including audio conferencing (available in preview today)—enabling participants to join a Teams meeting by dialing a telephone number—and interoperability between Teams and Skype for Business, including universal presence, and messaging and calling interoperability.

In the Skype for Business Online Powershell some commands showed up today for interoperability and Calling in Teams:

powershell microsoft teams