Cool new stuff for Teams

YeaLink new products

Yesterday I was on pre-recorded webinar with Yealink. This was about the new products that are just around the corner.

This was some of the tools they showed at 

Based on what I saw there, this is pretty cool. You can answer a Teams call and place this on hold when you get a mobile call. Then merge all those into a conference call. 
Looking forward to get my hands on the YeaLink WH66. And from what I have heard it will come after the Chinese New Year and the price is real good.


Channel calendar - New feature

 The new year just start with a new feature in Teams. Here comes the Channel Calendar.

This is great new feature for Teams. 

Important about the channel calendar!!!!

I have tested this out and found that this feature is not a part of the "private" channel. You can use is in a open channel, but not in private. It's important to be aware of this!!!

And one more thing, it's just 199 days until Skype Online is switched off.


New Year and lot's happens

 First of all happy new year. Let's hope 2021 will be better than 2020. But things happens around the world and here some news.


I started at the end of this year a new podcast. It's in Norwegian and is called Teams Cast Away and you find here on Spotify. Soon Episode #2 will be out. 


Retirement of Skype online connector

 Now will Micrsoft retire the skype online connector. I got this mail now.

We will be retiring the Skype for Business Online Connector on February 15, 2021 for all Skype for Business Online or Teams customers. This will simplify the admin experience by moving to a single PowerShell module for managing Skype for Business Online and Teams. Moving forward use the Teams PowerShell module, which is where we will continue to invest.

[Key Points:]

  • Major: Retirement
  • Timing: February 15, 2021
  • Action: Review and assess the impact for your organization.

[How this will affect your organization:]

Administrators will no longer be able to download and use the Skype for Business Online Connector to manage online organizations and users after this change is implemented.

[What you need to do to prepare:]

Instead of using the Skype for Business Online Connector, we require using latest release of Teams PowerShell module.



Last full week before Christmas, here are some news

 As mentioned earlier, the clock is ticking. And please read this blogpost so that you are not confused on what service Microsoft takes down and what has still support and can be running.

This is importantent to know about. 

And here are some news for us who have Telephony in Teams.

The one marked yellow is now show both mobile and teams numer if you have this is your AD. Real nice feature.

Then we got the new meeting join experience. This is real nice I think. 

This I think is a real nice feature for all of us out here, and I like the preview on video first.

Real soon we also get the new 1:1 recording feature. I have earlier written about it and read more about it here.

This is all for today, and I will be back soon with another blog 


Teams, it's time for some rules and pointer to get Teams to work

 As many has started to use Microsoft Teams, well it's time to stop and take a breath on the ground. 

We has been working from home the last 9 months. We have got the #WFH tag and many companies sees this as the new normal.

But this is not what I want to write to you today. What I want to talk to you about is Teams and some of the pitfalls.


Breakoutrooms are here

 Yesterday I saw on LinkedIN and on Twitter. Breakout rooms are here.

Read more about it here.