Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Nested Dynamic Groups via Azure AD in Entra

So imagine this scenario. Say we have two teams in our organisation. One team is the Sales Team. The other is the Marketing Team. I need to ensure specific users are part of the Sales Team dependent upon their role. I need to then make sure that specific users are part of the Marketing Team dependent upon their role. For this? We can use Dynamic Groups. But now we need to ensure that everyone in the Sales and Marketing Team need to be in a third team - the Commercial Team, and this also needs to be done automatically without manual adds. For this we are going to use a new functionality called Nested Dynamic Groups. Users of Dynamic Group A comprise of Users dynamically added and removed within Dynamic Group B and Dynamic Group C. Sounds pretty nuts. But it's straightforward as I'll show you. Nested Dynamics Groups support Security Groups and Microsoft 365 groups - so we can use them for Teams. As a public preview feature there is some caveats such as they aren't supported in the rule builder. The full list is in the footnotes I'm sure they'll knock them out soon.

Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Multi Language Teams Meeting Invites

English. 'The English language is so elastic that you can find another word to say the same thing'. So said Mahatma Gandhi. Yet did you know that for almost 300 years in the early history of England the official language of England was actually French? Or that English is in fact a West Germanic language? Spoken today by almost 1 billion people it is the most widely understood language of the EU even though we are no longer a part of the union. Oh the irony. Nevertheless it is often said - typically by the British themselves that we are lazy when it comes to learning other languages. Whilst that may be true and whilst I am not a philologist what is a fact is that many organisations are multilingual, who have staff located all over the world. Many organisations also conduct business, communicate and collaborate with each other using Microsoft Teams all over the world. So in order to better facilitate the meeting join experience - as in not simply forcing everyone to use the default language of their tenant, Microsoft have introduced Multi-language Teams meeting invites. This allows administrators invite control to display the join information in meeting invitations in up to two languages across all email platforms. At the time of writing this hasn't surfaced in the TAC - so let's take a look with good old PowerShell in my Ring 4 tenant.

Microsoft Inspire 2022: My Schedule, 10 for Teams and Everything Else I’d Recommend

Inspire. Number Five. Two in-person and three now virtual. But the million dollar question is - will we ever see the likes of the big one out in Vegas again? I'd never say never. Yet on paper it's probably safe to say that the days of singing it up at the Q and being out on the tiles in sin city doing business in the Hard Rock, Mortons, The Venetian and Nine Fine Irishman have come to an end. And whilst it's easy to point at things like superspreading and the transmission of the virus, its sustainability and the virtualized experience of lockdown which is driving the experience. In the first instance, Microsoft has a commitment to carbon negativity - that's a much more difficult objective given a significant proportion of it's 40,000 attendees flying halfway across the world and staying for a week or two. It's hard to argue given the challenges we face collectively. But digital events? The data Microsoft received and analyzed showed that, basically, more tuned in. They tuned in to the extent of 100% more. Now I know just from being in the community and being on the circuit that in-person events are having a revival. Healthcare systems are mitigating the impacts of Covid, the barriers to travel are coming down and the desire for immersion and getting out amongst the people is high. But the blueprint for how future conferences will play out is likely what we have already seen at Build. It'll be hybrid. Travel will be contained regionally and what is referred to as the digital core will be served up and broadcast online. It makes sense. On paper. How do we get the breadth whilst being sustainable, whilst being responsible in terms of the virus, whilst also keeping in mind rises in the cost of living. It's like an economic equation. But the thing is - humans are neither simple nor predictable so it'll be interesting to see how regionalism pans out the next few years.

Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Disabling Third Party Together Mode Scenes

It was a while back where I wrote about Freehand by Invision and the ability to disable it and not show within Teams Meetings. Here I am a year later. Same subject. Same reasons. I was doing some testing tonight and I have seen that a.) Microsoft have now packaged their Together Mode Scenes into an app called Microsoft Scenes and b.) There are Together Mode Scenes which are now being added by Third Parties within your Teams Meeting. So, for the record - and as I said about InVision I haven't got anything personal against these companies. As the expression goes I don't know them from Adam. However, putting third party content into Microsoft Meetings is a headache for admins. Why? Because by their own compliance rules the org may only permit using Microsoft Applications. In addition, users may go on to install the app for a third party. The real headache comes if users end up disclosing data to a third party or putting data in a third party data centre in a country where it is not permitted to do so. Now, it all sounds a bit melodramatic right? Right up until we consider the principle of zero trust and we assume that will happen and it will get there unless we turn it off. Don't be surprised after using that Together Mode Scene that you and your colleagues start getting marketed to for that paid subscription

Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Bringing Power Pages into Microsoft Teams

It's been an uber busy week. A lot of delivery including a two day hands on SCI Fundamentals which was awesome - and getting together with Raphael and Jennifer K├Âllner to speak at GSCC on E2EE encryption which was also awesome. There's been lots of programmatic changes. There's been building multiple Power BI dashboards. Spinning up Flows. Lists. Video. You name it. But I also got some time to go to the circus and despite my life being - too all extents - a circus, it was a few hours of some well needed respite to sit back with the family, load up on the nachos, candy floss, coke - and whatever else was bad for the cardiovascular system and take in the spectacle. Now, there may very well have been multiple changes in Microsoft Teams this week. I haven't monitored the roadmap, nor cast an eye over the demo tenants as I usually do. But I have been meaning for a few weeks to get around to looking at Power Pages since the announcement at Build. Power Pages - previously Power Apps Portals - are now a product in themselves having split out from Power Apps. Up until this blog I haven't touched Power Pages, so this is going to be an exploratory just to see if I can deploy one via a 90 day trial and then see if I can surface them in Teams. Over the past few weeks I've been talking about Stream Portals so this seems to fit in flush. Moreso, I think their will be a lot of discussion moving forward generally regarding portals in the broadest sense. Viva Connections. Stream Portals. Power Pages. I can foresee a session at some community on Portals: what to use when and some plucky MVP getting up to compare