Microsoft Teams continues to get new functionality and I saw a nice addition just the other day. The ability to quickly create a survey in a channel conversation without leaving the app or even adding Forms as a new tab makes collaboration with your team more seamless.
If you find that you have a need to disable private chat in Microsoft Teams, be aware that you may run into some challenges while it is disabled and if you need to enable it again.
- Private chat in Teams is enabled, and in use by users.
- Private chat is then disabled for a period of time in the admin portal.
- After a period of time, private chat is then enabled again.
Now that Microsoft Ignite has come and gone, I have had time to digest some of the news from the week and want to share some thoughts…specifically about Skype and Teams for now. Ignite 2017 overall was the best/most productive Microsoft conference I have attended. The logistics of a conference this size have to be crazy – 30,000 people, 1600+ sessions, vendors, food, celebrations, etc. Kudos to everyone involved.
The first day of Microsoft Ignite brought a staggering amount of announcements, most of which I have yet to read about in detail. With the number of product groups represented at the conference, I am sure there are still some that I haven’t heard about. In all of the sessions I attended today, I saw Microsoft’s mission throughout. It is clear that they are really focused on ensuring users have the tools they need to be productive.
Microsoft Mission: Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
Microsoft Ignite kicks off on Monday, and I can’t wait for another year of immersion in all of the enterprise technologies that Microsoft has to offer. If you are still struggling to sort through the 1500+ sessions available, let me persuade you to check out my top 5 anticipated sessions for the week.
Since Microsoft Teams were released after (and are built on) Office 365 Groups, Microsoft has provided a quick solution for adding Teams functionality to an existing Group. (NOTE: A Group must have less than 999 members for the conversion to be successful.) This solution can be completed in just a few simple clicks.
On March 14, 2017 Microsoft officially launched Teams for Office 365. While all users who were licensed with a qualifying Office 365 license automatically received the Teams tile in the app launcher, Microsoft provided a global way to control access. The default setting was OFF. Additionally, a note was included that the control was only temporary.
“Temporary” is subjective, and in this case (at least for Education customers), seems to Continue reading