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In this episode we have a guest speaker Karuana Gatimu, Lead for Customer Advocacy Group for Microsoft Teams Engineering talking to us about Microsoft 365 Adoption.

In this episode we discuss with our guest Anna Chu, Microsoft Senior Product Marketing Manager about the new Microsoft Ignite 2019 Community Call for content. With some tips and guides on how to submit your community session.

Call for Community Champions 

In an inclusive effort, the call for Community Champions will be open to members of all communities on July 9. We will be seeking:

  • Facilitators for 45-minute “Conversation Starter” sessions (this is an interactive discussion, limited to 50 attendees – you must have a reservation to attend)
  • Podcasters and Vloggers to record content in 60-minute timeslots (some may be selected by reviewers to deliver their recording live for attendees to listen into)
  • Community Reporters via an audition process

Those who are successfully selected for any one or more of these roles will be offered:

  • One full conference pass to Microsoft Ignite 2019
  • Up to 6 nights of hotel accommodation
  • Flight coverage (up to USD$600 for domestic and up to USD$2,000 for international itineraries)

Items not covered: Seat/flight upgrades, meals, ground transportation, broadband, telephony, bag/luggage fees, parking, car hire, gas, mileage for gas, any personal expenses, tips and gratuities.

Speaker Fees will not be offered as compensation for speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2019 as part of this Call for Content.

In this episode the teams goes unplugged with Principal Program Manager Scott Stubberfield as we capture his insight and experiences in the field working with large O365 enterprise customers.


In this episode the team discusses Microsoft Teams App development with Microsoft Principal Program Manager Scott Stubberfield.

In this episode the team discusses our current activities with Microsoft Teams, from deployments , governance, management, software development.

In this episode such as episode 36 , we recap some of the major features that were announced at Sharepoint Conference 2019 around SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, Planner, Stream, Search, Office.  We definitely had to search multiple sources for some more details on these announcements see below for the references.

In this episode which is similar to Episode 29, we cover are massive amount of features in Microsoft Teams that have been launched, rolling out or announced in the past 90 days. We've pulled all this information from Office 365 message center, Microsoft Tech community, Office 365 Roadmap with Teams filter and Enterprise Connect Announcements.

Here is the list of features covered:

General Teams/Management

  • Add up to 100 people to a group chat
  • "Announcements" Feature - ability to format a threaded conversation Banner
  • Manage Discoverability of Private Teams
  • Sharable File Links
  • Flow can now notify individual users within Teams - Rolling out
  • Microsoft Teams desktop app coming to new Office 365 ProPlus installs
  • Calendar App replaces Meetings App In Teams
  • Teams PowerShell Module now GA
  • Private Channels
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Teams App Setup Policies - what order of the apps shows in Teams
  • Teams Groups Size now support up to 100
  • Org-wide teams have higher size limits, so they can have up to 5000 members in a team.  Admins, feel free to add away! Create that big team you've always wanted
  • Show and hide teams to stay organized


  • Music on Hold
  • Secondary Ringer
  • Busy on Busy
  • Teams Calling for Everyone
  • Dynamic E911 , Location based routing
  • Device Ecosystem - EC more items certified now and showing off next wave of devices
  • Call park policies
  • Auto attendants / Call Queues


  • Single toolbar for controls in Meetings and Calling
  • Share system audio in a Teams meeting
  • Live Events – Formally Skype Meeting Broadcast is now generally available
  • Microsoft Whiteboard – Allows users to ink together in a whiteboard you share in a Teams meeting
  • Outlook mobile supports Teams Meetings - create and join a meeting from Android or iOS
  • Desktop Sharing in Teams Meetings now available in the Chrome Browser
  • Bring analog whiteboard into meetings – allows you to put a camera on an analog whiteboard and teams converts it into digital ink
  • 9 square video
  • Background blur with custom backgrounds is coming
  • New-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy to manage meetings chat
  • Live Captions – ability to transcribe speakers voice into text in a meeting.  English is in preview now with other language support rolling out
  • Teams support for Meeting Migration Service
  • Surface Hub 2

Industry Vertical

  • Multiteam Support in Shifts - This only affects users that are on multiple Shift teams. These users will now be able to navigate to other teams via the top header. Shift features will now allow users to select the correct Team before performing team specific actions.
  • Time clock in Shifts - This feature is available to be enabled on Teams Web/Desktop and will be opt-in. Ability to start and stop shits within a geo fence.
  • Firstline Worker capability - Graph API for Shifts allows for integration with Enterprise workforce management systems.
  • Firstline Worker capability - Praise -  With Praise, your users will be able to recognize their colleague’s contributions by sending various badges their way. “Leadership,” “team player,” and “problem solver” are just a few options.
  • Priority Messaging Health Care - priority notifications allow an urgent message to send alerts to the recipient every two minutes for up to 20 minutes, and ability to integrate electronic health records built with the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard with Teams
  •  Templates
    • Education templates such as Class, Staff, and PLC teams
    • Retail templates such as Store and Manager Collaboration teams
    • Healthcare templates such as Ward and Hospital teams
    • You can design your own templates, but Microsoft has also provided a number of industry-specific templates to get you started


In this episode the team discusses the migration of Auto-Attendant & Call Queues administration from the legacy Skype for Business Online portal to the Microsoft Teams Admin Center.

  • What do I do if I have Auto-Attendants and Call Queues?
  • What are the requirements?
  • What is the new functionaility?

Resource Accounts:

Call Queues:

Auto Attendants:


As part of our mini series on Office 365 Analytics and Reporting, in this episode we are speaking with John White , Ed Senez and Dean Swann from tyGraph to speak about their tyGraph suite of products .

Watch and listen to the O365Eh team intro video to Office 365 Analytics and Reporting Mini Series!

As part of our mini series on Office 365 Analytics and Reporting, in this episode we are speaking with Tom Arbuthnot from Modality Systems to speak about Teamwork Analytics.

Watch and listen to the O365Eh team intro video to Office 365 Analytics and Reporting Mini Series!