Monday, August 29, 2022

Viva Engage is now Generally Available

The new Viva Engage is now generally available (GA).  Viva Engage is Microsoft’s work social computing solution delivered within Microsoft 365.  No additional licensing is required to utilize the service.   Users who are currently using Yammer Communities will transition over to Viva Engage.

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/yammer-blog/viva-engage-is-here/ba-p/3606594

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Microsoft Teams Collaborative Annotations

Microsoft Teams Collaborative Annotations is now generally available.  It is powered through Microsoft Whiteboard and it gives meeting participants the ability to draw and type on top of any content being shared in a Teams meeting.  Super helpful feature.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/use-annotation-while-sharing-your-screen-in-teams-876ba527-7112-437e-b410-5aec7363c473

Microsoft Teams "Chat with self"

You may not want to admit it, but sometimes you talk to yourself.  The Microsoft Teams “Chat with self” feature is now generally available.  I definitely have used this to make little notes to myself or draft chat messages…

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-inspire-2022-innovations-coming-to-teams/ba-p/3559351

Microsoft Teams Video Clip Chat Public Preview

Video Clip messaging to Microsoft Teams as Public Preview in Aug 2022.  Instead of typing a message to someone, just leave them a quick video message right into their chat window.

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-inspire-2022-innovations-coming-to-teams/ba-p/3559351

Microsoft Teams Webinars Public Preview

Microsoft Teams is revamping and streamlining our solution for users to create and manage webinars with Public Preview coming in Aug 2022.  Several really new features that help you manage the entire life-cycle for webinar management leveraging features like organizers, co-organizers, presenter bios, brand management, registration management, attendance questions, attendee status, expanded reporting and new structured Q&A features.

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-blog/enhancing-webinar-experiences-with-microsoft-teams/ba-p/3573223

Microsoft Teams Connect GA

Microsoft Teams Connect enables organizations to collaborate freely across tenant boundaries.  This feature highly desired feature has been in Public Preview since March 2022, and will be transitioning to full GA through August 2022 in our commercial cloud.

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-teams-connect-shared-channels-is-moving-into-generally/ba-p/3568000

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Microsoft Teams Cross Cloud Anonymous Meeting Join (CCA)

Microsoft Teams Cross Cloud Anonymous Meeting Join (CCA) is now fully deployed.  This allows meeting attendees from Commercial, GCC, GCCH and DoD to join meetings anonymously in any direction using thick client, mobile and web apps.  We are hard at work on expanding cross cloud for both Teams Cross Cloud Meeting Join (CCM) and Cross Cloud Guest Access (CCGA).  Please continue to watch our roadmaps.

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-teams-april-2022/ba-p/3297881