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Microsoft Teams Live Events Attendee Tracker

Published at July 22, 2020 ·  2 min read

Microsoft Teams Live Events Recently, I have been helping an organization with a public webinar/briefing that they are doing. They chose Microsoft Teams Live Events which is how I ended up getting connected with them. For their event, they would have people from all over coming to the webinar. Naturally, this meant that we chose for the event to Public: When discussing how this would work with the customer, it came to light that they really needed to track who actually attended the webinar....

BSSID Wildcards for Emergency Services in Microsoft Teams

Published at July 16, 2020 ·  4 min read

When deploying Microsoft Teams Phone System, a critical piece is ensuring users can dial Emergency Services. How to do that is not the point of this post (though, look for a post on that soon). The point of this post is to call out a few things around using a BSSID to determine where a user is located. What is a BSSID First, what is a BSSID? The BSSID is the Basic Service Set Identifier....

Microsoft Teams, Poly Devices and Remote Packet Capture

Published at January 22, 2020 ·  4 min read

This is one of those posts where I’m sharing more for me to come back and find later. I was working with a customer and got asked about QoS and ports. I had previously looked into this and then as one does, let life get in the way (evidently starting a business takes effort, who knew?) and I never got around to doing the network traces. So, today, I fired up my trusty old friend, Wireshark in order to watch was happening....

Speaking at Microsoft Ignite the Tour Toronto

Published at December 19, 2019 ·  1 min read

Very pleased to be able to say that I’ll be speaking at Microsoft Ignite the Tour in Toronto on January 8th and 9th, 2020! If you are in the area, hopefully you are registered as the event is currently waitlisted. If you are registered and going, I hope you will try to find me and say hi! My sessions are: ADM20 - Addressing top management issues with user and groups ADM31 - Role-based access control in Microsoft 365: Improve your operations and security posture My sessions are both on January 8th but I’ll be at the event both days....

3PIP Phone and Online update required

Published at December 17, 2019 ·  2 min read

UPDATE 1/14/2020: Deadline extended to July 15th, 2020 https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/skype-for-business-blog/oauth-2-0-and-third-party-application-id-timeline-extended-to/ba-p/482876 This is one of those posts that probably feels like it might be late. Microsoft announced way back in April that 3PIP phones would need to be updated due to a change in the Application ID because of the implementation of OAUTH 2.0. Everyone should be happy that Microsoft is focused on implementing new and improved security features. That said, this one has the impact that companies NEED to update the firmware of their handsets and take a specific action....

What's new in Microsoft Teams - 12/11/2019

Published at December 11, 2019 ·  2 min read

This week, if you weren’t paying attention (maybe you’re just trying to get all the year-end stuff done so you can have a restful holiday), you might have missed two big things from Microsoft Teams. First, Native Federation is now here! What is Native Federation you ask? It is the ability to have a chat with an external participant (think B2B) and have the same experience that you have with someone inside your organization....

Jabra Evolve 65t Tests

Published at November 20, 2019 ·  2 min read

In my contuation of testing Microsoft Teams devices, I am doubling down on the Evolve 65t’s. I am one of those people who truly wants to like every device I test. I want to see the manufacturers bring high-quality products to market that give end users options. After my last testing round https://cloudrenegade.us/2019/10/22/microsoft-teams-devices-comparison/ the one device that I just couldn’t get to test well was the Jabra Evolve 65t’s. I found that every time I would test them I would get a robotic voice or some other issue that arose as poor voice quality to the far end....

Speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2019

Published at October 24, 2019 ·  1 min read

In case you missed it, I’m speaking at Microsoft Ignite this year. First up is on Monday, November 4th at 2:15pm EST. I’ll be leading a conversation around starting your own community event. After starting the Colorado UC User Group and helping found Comms vNext, I want to help others get started with community events in their local areas. Search for UNC1003 in the session catalog or you can click: https://myignite....

Microsoft Teams Devices Comparison

Published at October 22, 2019 ·  3 min read

Today, we’re going to try and show the real world results of various headsets. Most of this is in the video as the setup for the video is pretty much a blog post. Before we get to that, I want to give a quick shout out to Tom Arbothnot who started the discussion on Twitter and has a blog post of his own coming out on this subject. If you aren’t following his blog, https://tomtalks....

Microsoft Authenticator for Android

Published at September 13, 2019 ·  1 min read

Nice little update today to the Microsoft Authenticator app for Android: the ability to backup your configuration! This has been something I have been wanting for the past month. Back in early August, an update dropped that created issues for me. I was experiencing high battery usage as well as apps such as Microsoft Teams and Outlook Mobile weren’t working properly unless I opened them and allowed them to re-authenticate. With the update that dropped today, the latter issues have disappeared thankfully!...