Erwin Bierens

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Lockdown Microsoft Teams Creation

Get back in control of your own environment

How do you deal inside your organization with the wild creation of all kind of Teams? Having doubles, separate Teams for guest access, Teams without a owner because the original created user already left the company. Instead of moving further lockdown Teams creation and decide who will need to create Teams (your stakeholders or key users for example). Train the specific group how to create Teams and how to make use of templates.

Click to Call is not working for my Teams client

Set CALLTO:, IM:, TEL:, SIP: and SIPS: URLs association for Teams

When you install Microsoft Teams and start to use it for as your default calling app you want Teams to open when you click on TEL: URLs on homepages. A TEL: URL is in the E.164 format tel: ie. tel:+31205001500(not my number, its the dutch Microsoft number) and when you click on that Teams should open and you will be able to call that number without copying the number or type it manual in your Teams.

The end of Skype for Business Online

Move your Skype for Business Online users to Teams

Yesterday (July 30, 2019) Microsoft announced the retirement date of Skype for Business Online. Skype for Business Online will be retired on July 31, 2021, at which point access to the service will discontinue. Until this date customers of Skype for Business Online can expect no change in the service up to its retirement date. With the focus of helping customers transition from Skype for Business Online to Teams, as of September 1, 2019, no new tenants will be on-boarded to Skype for Business Online.

Jabra PanaCast

Spice up your Huddle (meeting) Room with the new Jabra PanaCast V3

Last week Jabra announced their worlds first smart panoramic 4K video solution! We (my company Detron and I) are lucky to test the PanaCast since there are only 180 (of which 10 in the Netherlands) out in the wild right now. What is the PanaCast? Jabra PanaCast is the world’s first intelligent panoramic video collaboration device with three 13 megapixel cameras, working together as one via core technology embedded in the built-in Jabra PanaCast Vision Processor.

Priority Notifications in Microsoft Teams

How to use priority notifications with Microsoft Teams?

What are priority notifications? This feature allows a user to mark a chat message in Teams as “Urgent”. Unlike regular “important” messages, Urgent Messages (also known as “priority notifications”) notify users repeatedly for a period of 20 minutes or until messages are picked up and read by the recipient, maximizing the likelihood that the message is picked up and acted upon in a timely manner. How to enable? IT Admins can manage this feature as part of messaging policies in Teams.