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Making Skype Call from Amazon Echo

A cool new feature first available in US, later spreading around to other regions.

it is not a skill, it is a native integration into Alexa for Skype for Consumer only. It will not be available for Microsoft Teams

How to get Skype and Alexa to team upYou need to link your Alexa device with your Skype account, before you can make calls. First, open and go to the Amazon Alexa App on your Android or iOS device. Activate by going into Settings > Communication > Skype. And sign into the Microsoft account you use for Skype.  How to use Alexa to make a callOnce it all is set up, you need to ask Alexa to call your contacts stored in Skype. Just be sure to specify that you want to use Skype.  For example, "Alexa, call Sister on Skype." You can also "dial" landline phone numbers by saying them to Alexa.
For example, "Alexa, call 49 89 1234567 on Skype."

Managing Priority Access in Teams

Managing Priority Access in TeamsPriority access in Teams allows you to receive notifications for chat, calls, and @mentions from your defined people.

Finally it is implemented.
If you imagine, that your status Do Not Distrub, is not only about keep people from interrupting you during a presenation, it is further about supporting your Focused Work.

If you concentrate on a complex task, where you need to work with a team member and set you status to DnD, he is blocked from contacting you.
You wish not to fallback to traditional offline communications, like E-Mail. It is therefore, necessary allowing those members, supports contacting you.

With Microsoft Teams you can now define "Priority Access". Define your supporters and allowing them to contact you even while DnD is activated.

Activate PriorityAccess
Go to Settings:

Chose "Privacy" and click on "Manage priority access"

Add the people you need:

You setting are saved and activated:

Skype for Business MAC user Meeting App

Currently, Mac users can download the Skype Meetings App to access Skype for Business meetings.

After December 12, 2018, Mac users that attempt to download the Skype Meetings App will be directed towards the Skype for Business on Mac desktop app instead.

The Skype for Business on Mac desktop app now offers the ability to join a meeting as a guest without signing in, so if a user doesn’t have a Skype for Business account, or if the user is in a different organization than the meeting organizer, they will still be able to use the Skype for Business on Mac desktop app to access the meeting.

Set-CsTeamInteropPolicy (do not exists)

Upgrade Journey to TEAMS

The cmdlet Set-CsTeamsInteropPolicy has never existed. Previously, if you wanted to create a new custom Teams Interop policy you would have to use the New-CsTeamsInteropPolicy. But now also the New-CsTeamsInteropPolicy cmdlet has been deprecated and it is not possible to create custom Teams Interop Policies anymore. Additionally, Microsoft is in the process of retiring TeamsInteropPolicy and you need to use the pre-canned instances moving forward:
• DisallowOverrideCallingDefaultChatDefault
• DisallowOverrideCallingSfbChatSfb
• DisallowOverrideCallingTeamsChatTeams
Here the answer from Microsoft with a similar question about custom Teams Interop policies:
"There is no need to create a new instance of TeamsInteropPolicy. All the necessary instances a…

How to use Blur Backgroup with Microsoft Teams

It is a new feature rolled out with Microsoft Teams recently.
If you are having an active Video session, blur out your background will give you a new Video call experience. Important feature if you for example are in your home office, or having a whiteboard with confidential data, you might want hiding those views.

You can blur and un-blur the background if you follow this instructions.

Start your Video Call:

 Click the "..." 3 dots and click on "Blur my background"

Your video will now show the background blur:

 if your opposite site does so too, you will see the focus on the "person" only

In case you need to un-blur the backgroup, click the "..." dots again and click "Don't blur background"

Office 365 App keeps asking for your password [WORKAROUND]

You can't sign in after you update to Office 2016 build 16.0.7967 or later on Windows 10

Content provided by Microsoft

Two more Fixes:

Fix 1:
Revert to an older Verion of Office 365 Pro Plus

C:\Progr~1\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\officeClickToRun /update user updatetoversion=16.0.8326.2107 1>officec2rclient.exe

Fix 2:
remove all Outlook account and start re-adding after Client reboot.

Applies to: Office 365 ProPlus
Select Product Version

This article contains information about a new authentication framework for Microsoft Office 2016. By default, Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus (2016 version) uses Azure Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) framework-based authentication. Starting in build 16.0.7967, Office uses Web Account Manager (WAM) for sign-in workflows on Windows builds that are later than 15000 (Windows Version 1703, build 15063.138).


Quick Screen Recording for Blog Articles OBS

OBS Studio 22 brings new features and improvements for streaming and recording
Some big quality of life improvements make this the best version of OBS Studio yet. 

Teams Admin Center Error Code: SECURITY_ZONE_ERROR

Security zone setting error Please make sure these two domains are added to the trusted sites in IE or Microsoft Edge: and If you are using other browsers, please close all browser windows and try again.


This Error you will receive if a actual Security Setting in Edge Browser is missing and can be solved as:

You need to add the and the page to the trust site.
As of now, the feature in adding trusted websites on Microsoft Edge is not yet available on both Windows 10 PC and Phone
This very troublesome, but this work a round solves the problem for now.

Work a round:

Click on Start.Type inetcpl.cpl, and then press Enter.Internet Properties window will open. Select Security tab.Under Trusted Sites, click on Sites button.In the Add this website to the zone box, type in the website that you wanted to add.Click on Close button.Open…

Troubleshoot Outlook Plug-In for Teams

It can be happen, that the Outlook Plug-In for Teams isn't showing up or is removed during a Teams client updates.

This behavior is well-known issue and can be solved with some of the following procedures:

Install the Teams app as an administrator of the Windows computer.

Download, install and sign into Teams and then restart Teams and Outlook, in that order. 
To ensure that the add-in is installed and loaded correctly, you may need to restart Teams and Outlook after installing.  Follow these steps:
Download the Teams desktop app, run it, and sign in at least once.After signing into Teams, restart the app.Restart Outlook (after restarting Teams).Ensure that the add-in is installed and enabled. If after all that, you still don't see the add-in, make sure that it isn't disabled for some reason.
In Outlook, clickFileand thenOptions.Select theAdd-instab ofOutlook Optionsdialog boxConfirm thatMicrosoft Teams Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Officeis listed in theActive Application Add-in…

Join a Microsoft Team with a Code

Join Teams with CODE
Create team first, then got to Teams settings
Joining a @MicrosoftTeams with #CODE...

1. Create a Teams 2. goto Teams Settings 3. Generate Code

Now you are ready and can set the Join Team Code to your Members