Microsoft Teams News from UC Today

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UC Today covers the latest Microsoft Teams news from around the globe. Catch up with the latest updates, insights and analysis with presenter Rob Scott and Microsoft MVP Tom Arbuthnot +othersThanks for watching, if you’d like more like this, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to our channel.You can also join in the conversation on our Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook pages.

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UC Today host Rob Scott and expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot bring us this December Microsoft Teams news update.

Dec 1

24 min 16 sec

UC Today host Rob Scott and expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot bring us this October Microsoft Teams news update.

Oct 1

16 min 13 sec

UC Today host Rob Scott and expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot bring us this September Microsoft Teams news update.

Sep 1

20 min 5 sec

UC Today host Tom Wright and expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot bring us this August Microsoft Teams news update.

Aug 10

21 min 29 sec

UC Today host Rob Scott and expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot bring us this July Microsoft Teams news update.

Jun 30

18 min 8 sec

Kevin Keiller and Dino Caputo, Co-Founders of Enable UC host the latest episode of Turbocharging Teams

Jun 16

12 min 45 sec

UC Today host Rob Scott and expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot bring us this June Microsoft Teams news update.

Jun 4

16 min 54 sec

In this Turbocharging Teams episode, Kevin Kieller and Dino Caputo, Co-Founders at EnableUC, present Teams and Channels.

Apr 23

20 min 52 sec

UC Today host Rob Scott and expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot, bring us this MICROSOFT IGNITE news special.

Mar 11

27 min 33 sec

UC Today host Rob Scott, and expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot, bring us thisMarch Microsoft Teams news update. 

Mar 2

18 min 24 sec

UC Today host Rob Scott and expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot, bring us this February Microsoft Teams news update.

Feb 5

16 min 33 sec

UC Today host Rob Scott and expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot, bring us 12 expert predictions from the Microsoft Teams community. 

Jan 12

27 min 41 sec

UC Today host, Rob Scott, and expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot, bring us this festive December 2020 Teams news update. 

Dec 2020

17 min 6 sec

UC Today host Rob Scott and expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot bring us this NOVEMBER 2020 update

Nov 2020

18 min 51 sec

UC Today host Rob Scott and expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot, bring us this OCTOBER 2020 update. 

Oct 2020

22 min 34 sec

UC Today host Rob Scott and expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot bring us this SEPTEMBER 2020 update.

Sep 2020

19 min 40 sec

UC Today host Rob Scott and expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot, bring us this AUGUST 2020 update. 

Aug 2020

23 min 53 sec

UC Today host Rob Scott and expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot bring us this JULY 2020 update. 

Jul 2020

18 min 2 sec

UC Today host Rob Scott and expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot bring us this JUNE 2020 update 

Jun 2020

20 min 14 sec

UC Today's Rob Scott and expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot bring us this MAY 2020 update. 

May 2020

24 min 46 sec

Our monthly Microsoft update with expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot of Modality Systems

Mar 2020

20 min 7 sec

Our monthly Microsoft update with expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot of Modality Systems

Mar 2020

36 min 24 sec

In this session, UC Today Publisher, Rob Scott is joined by Mark Vale, founder and organiser of Commsverse – the Independent Microsoft Teams Conference

Feb 2020

14 min 26 sec

Expert guest and Microsoft MVP, Tom Arbuthnot brings us this JAN 20 update.Lenovo ThinkSmart View $349 Microsoft Teams 8-inch screen Personal Video Endpoint Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study of Microsoft Teams Cloud Voice January 2020 Upcoming Features from Teams blog - focused on first-line - all preview first half 2020 7 new features:•         Walkie Talkie•         New Tasks experience in Teams•         off-shift controls, and identity and access capabilities•         SMS sign-in •         Shared device sign out•         Delegated user management •         Inbound provisioning from SAP Success Factors to Azure AD 

Jan 2020

22 min 56 sec

Festive greetings to all Microsoft Teams fans! In this Christmas update, Tom Arbuthnot updates UC Today's Rob Scott on even more Microsoft updates including Microsoft Team's latest usage figures, Teams Linux Edition Public Preview, Calling and Meetings on Citrix VDI and Skype for Business Server CU2. Thanks for tuning in, we wish you the best for Christmas and the year ahead. Host Rob Scott with expert guest Tom ArbuthnotYou can access all our Microsoft Teams Podcasts here, on Spotify, Apple iTunes and Google Play in North America. 

Dec 2019

17 min 22 sec

It's that time of year again. November brings us back to Microsoft's annual partner conference Ignite. Ignite gathers Microsoft's partner eco-system together, in Orlando, for a huge conference filled with updates about its products and platforms. As collaboration and communication technology is becoming more popular Microsoft Teams takes up a more prominent position at the event. This podcast covers all of the Microsoft Team's related news, feature announcements and updates that have been announced at Ignite this week.

Nov 2019

23 min 49 sec

Microsoft Ignite looms on the horizon for November so you might have thought that the new feature updates for Microsoft teams would have slowed through September and October, you'd have been wrong. Microsoft announced five new GA features for the platform in September, and five more to come over the next few weeks. The usual pod team take you through all of the new features and discuss news relating to the Team's Linux client and a rumour about a Microsoft Surface branded Teams speakerphone. Finally the team look ahead to see what will be happening at Microsoft Ignite next month.

Oct 2019

27 min 58 sec

September's edition of the Microsoft monthly podcast begins with some further follow up on last month's big news. The podcast covers some previously uncovered areas of the Skype for Business Online retirement date announcement. The team explore how the news impacts, customers and in particular, those that have purchased 3IP Phones. After reviewing the additional Skype info the pod then moves on to the latest Microsoft Teams news. There are the usual host of updates covering additional PSTN connectivity, further info on the new whiteboard capture feature and another new territory for Team's data residency. Lastly the pod looks ahead the next big Microsoft event that is looming in the calendar.

Aug 2019

20 min 44 sec

The original podcast for August covered all the latest news from Microsoft's Inspire partner event, the latest updates on Skype for Business Server 2019 and some new announcements for Teams. Then news emerged that Microsoft had announced the retirement date for Skype for Business Online. The 31st of July 2021 will be the end of service date for the platform so a bonus section of the podcast has been added to bring you all of the details and some reaction to the announcement.

Aug 2019

26 min 46 sec

This month's edition of the podcast is jam packed with news and feature updates relating to communication and collaboration platform Microsoft Teams. There are a host of new features to discuss including urgent message functionality and channel team announcements. Possibly the biggest revelation from the last month is the news that Microsoft Teams will eventually be absorbing and then replacing Kaizala. Kaizala, Microsoft's phone number based mobile chat application became hugely popular in various geographies but now Microsoft have indicated that Teams will replicate some of its features and eventually replace Kaizala altogether. The usual podcast team also look ahead to upcoming events and review Comms VNEXT which concluded earlier this month.

Jul 2019

19 min 48 sec

Pretty big news in this month's Microsoft communication and collaboration podcast. Citrix have announced support for Microsoft Teams video and calling capability within virtual desktop infrastructure environments, which has wide ranging ramifications for many vertical markets. As well as the VDI news there are also updates relating to PSTN options within Teams and some new updates for meeting booking within the Outlook mobile application for Android and iOS. Finally Microsoft have revealed the Teams development roadmap for the next few months so the pod examine some of the impending new features including music on hold, larger group number capacities and a new single tool bar feature.

May 2019

19 min 48 sec

There are the usual host of announcements relating to Microsoft Teams included in this month's podcast but as a special surprise there are also a couple of Skype for Business news items. The usual suspects review all of the latest updates for both of Microsoft's communication and collaboration platforms including a deadline for IP Phone firmware updates, Information Barriers for Teams and closer Kaizala integration. UC EXPO also looms on the horizon so the podcast looks ahead to see what this year's show might have instore. 

May 2019

24 min

Microsoft have been very busy this year and over the last few weeks we have been showered with new features and updates for the Microsoft Team's platform. Enterprise Connect 2019 took place at the end of March and provided the perfect platform for a host of announcements. In total there were 8 new features announcements for Teams which are summarised and reviewed in this podcast. The pod also looks ahead to the next big event on the horizon which will be UC Expo in May.

Mar 2019

22 min 22 sec

The start of 2019 has been incredibly busy when it comes to Microsoft Teams news! Usual expert guest Tom Arbuthnot covers off all the main headlines including a new certified SBC, custom Microsoft Teams devices, Teams support for Safari browsing and bespoke industry vertical Team's templates. As well as discussing all the news items Patrick and Tom also look at the migration timeline for the transition from Skype for Business to Teams. Many people are asking about the deadline date for migration and although there is no definite date set the guys speculate on what the timeline might look like over the next few years.

Feb 2019

20 min 20 sec

2018 was a big year for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business and 2019 promises to be even bigger! To kick off 2019 Patrick and Tom run through all of the latest news items for the platforms. There are some new patches for Skype for Business Server but there are loads more updates for Teams. Microsoft are placing more of a focus on adding specific functions that will make Teams even more suitable for different industry verticals like retail or education. As well as focus areas Microsoft have also now made Teams part of the default installation options on Office 365 Business. Finally the pod discuss the latest pieces of Microsoft Teams hardware that are now available like the range of IP devices.

Jan 2019

20 min 25 sec

This is the last episode of the Microsoft monthly podcast for 2018. The usual team examine some of the latest December news for the Microsoft communications and collaboration platforms including some new voice features for Microsoft Teams. Microsoft have also unveiled some new Office application icons which will be on show next year and Patrick reveals his favourite. As well as reviewing all of the other December news the guys look ahead to what might be in store for 2019. Predicting the future isn't easy, but Patrick still tries to tempt Tom into making some outlandish predictions for the development of the Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business platforms.   

Dec 2018

25 min 12 sec

The calendar year is drawing to a close but the news still keeps on coming from Microsoft when it comes to communication and collaboration. In this episode the usual team review all of the latest updates including the release of a new mobile application for Office 365 and the new Microsoft Team's Academy. As well as a raft of the usual updates, news has also surfaced that some Skype for Business Online customers are in the process of being migrated to Microsoft Teams automatically. Although not a widespread procedure the ramifications could be interesting so the pod discuss Microsoft's latest approach.

Nov 2018

20 min 11 sec

Collaboration platforms are becoming more and more vital within organisations around the globe. Microsoft realised this as they began their development of the Microsoft Teams platform several years ago. Now Teams is gaining popularity around the world many organisations are now going through the processes of migrating to the platform, whether that is from Skype for Business or other applications. Not many people consider that Microsoft also need to transition internally themselves. In today's episode of Out Loud we hear from Microsoft about their own journey from Skype for Business to Microsoft teams.

Nov 2018

22 min 18 sec

A month on since the Microsoft Ignite show Patrick and Tom review all of the news for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. The main news is that Skype for Business Server 2019 is now generally available from Microsoft. The latest edition doesn’t offer a huge amount in terms of new features but is still a crucial platform for many customers worldwide. There is also the usual raft of Microsoft Teams updates, including organisation wide teams, the death of T-Bot and a future features request option. 

Oct 2018

21 min 14 sec

Microsoft Ignite is one of the biggest events in the calendar and today a very special episode of Out Loud comes to you from the Ignite expo floor. 30000 people will be attending the event and Patrick and Tom are there to bring you all of the latest news from the world of Microsoft Communication and Collaboration. As you can imagine, Microsoft Teams has been one of the main focuses during the event. Patrick and Tom take a look at all the new features and discuss some of the new previews that have been released for the platform.

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Sep 2018

20 min 46 sec

Our expert guest Tom Arbuthnot takes us through July's monthly update for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. As always there is loads of news for Microsoft Teams with a host of new features that Tom runs through for us. The biggest news however is that Skype for Business Server 2019 has been made available in public preview. It will be the next stage for customers looking to continue their Skype for Business use on premise and Tom updates us on any new features and changes from the last version. 

Jul 2018

31 min 20 sec

Our expert guest Tom Arbuthnot take us through June's monthly updates for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. It's been another busy month in the world of Microsoft collaboration and communication news. Teams is now available on US government tenants, meeting the compliance standards required opens up a new landscape of public sector users to the world of Teams. There are also further updates in terms of Teams availability on the Microsoft Surface Hub and some news about Skype for Business and Teams calling plans. 

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Jun 2018

17 min 41 sec

Microsoft Teams is one of the most popular collaboration platforms on the planet. We wanted to understand more about how it's growing with customers on a global scale. Modality Systems is the world’s largest Microsoft communications practice so they are perfectly placed to explain more about how Teams is being deployed and used by their customers. They join the UC Today team for a group discussion focusing on Microsoft Teams on the frontline in terms of deployment and the most critical factor, adoption. 

Jun 2018

16 min 8 sec

In this month's Microsoft Monthly update we hear from our usual expert Tom Arbuthnot who takes us through all of the latest news for Microsoft's collaboration platforms that emerged during May. Tom and Patrick review UC EXPO 2018 where Teams was one of the platforms that people and partners were discussing most. Tom then goes on to give us information on the three main updates that related to Skype for Business and Teams over the last month.

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May 2018

16 min 48 sec

In this month's Microsoft Monthly update we hear from our usual expert Tom Arbuthnot who takes us through all of the latest news for Microsoft's collaboration platforms from April. With lots of news within the industry in general, Microsoft are not to be out done releasing various updates and some important news relating to end of life products and platforms. 

Apr 2018

23 min 15 sec

Arguably the two biggest collaboration platforms on the planet are Microsoft Teams and Cisco Spark. We decided it was time for an evaluation of the two proposals. Out Loud brings you debate from two expert guests who will provide contrasting viewpoints from both perspectives. We discuss the history of both Spark and Teams and then compare and contrast their respective features. 

Apr 2018

27 min 26 sec

It's been a very busy month in the world of Microsoft Teams with a host of new features and updates released at Enterprise Connect 2018. Microsoft magician Tom Arbuthnot joins Patrick again for a breakdown of all the news including new feature updates and logistical changes making Teams a more open platform for voice calls.

Mar 2018

22 min 22 sec

In this debut episode Tom gives us a brief history of the Microsoft Collaboration platforms, both Skype for Business and Teams. We discuss the differences between the two platforms and the plans that Microsoft have for each over the next month.  Tom also explained some of the licensing changes that Microsoft have made around the new edition of Skype for Business. Then we look at the changes that Microsoft have made within Teams such as the new shortcut commands.

Feb 2018

14 min 56 sec