Showing posts from November, 2019

Teams Phone System with Office 365 Premium

With Teams you can add PSTN Calling.  Making Teams a high end telephony system.  Microsoft offer different opportunities in Cloud licensing. If you are less then 300 user in your company, you can chose from Office 365 Business in Essential or Premium. If you want to include. eg. Windows 10, you can chose Microsoft 365 Business. Now there are two options available in Teams: Audio Conferencing Add-On - allowing to dail-in and -out from audio conferences Phone System Add-On - allowing to receive and place calls into the public PSTN Within the different plan from Microsoft on Office 365 E5 and Microsoft 365 E5 both options a included. In all other plans not, like E1, E3 or Business Important : in all Business plans , the above mentioned Add-On cannot be included. You must change the plan to Enterprise! I honestly don't know why is requirement exists, but you have to be in an Enterprise Plan. You will find the Microsoft statement here:

Private Channels in Microsoft Teams

Creating and managing Teams Private Channels: After waiting for some time, we finally have Private Channels in Teams. Upon creation a new Channel, you will have to choose the way how the channel should be created. NOTE: Private Channels are NOT for a Channel-Only approach. The private channel can only be limited on team members, which are part of the larger Team, the upper hierarchy . Standard: Everyone in the Team has access Private: Accessible only to dedicated groups or users Once the new Channel is created, you have to define the groups/ users who access will be granted to The Private Channel has "lock" symbol next to the channel name: All about ADOPTION: With Private Channel, a diverse discussion appeared, if those are necessary. In the mining of user adoption and compliance, this question has to be answered with a clear YES. I give a few examples how and where you could use Private Channels in a most successful way. Example1: