Hi, I’m speaking again after the summer break. This time I’m speaking to NYC Enterprise Collaboration User Group. There is no fee to attend this event but you will need to register the event on meetup. Click the url below.
Businesses of all sizes are taking advantage of the convergence of cloud and mobile technology to enhance collaboration and productivity, accommodate different work styles, and reduce costs. Many companies now let employees work from anywhere, provide cloud-based productivity tools so those workers can communicate and collaborate more effectively, and encourage them to use their own devices for work.
In this presentation/discussion we will take a close look at the Team and how it can best fit for your day to day work.
Imagine a scenario that
You create Microsoft Team, which does the magic of offering full collaboration in no time (I super love it). Microsoft Team is based on Office 365 Group so it does get an email address like this
The beauty of this Group is that you can start sending the emails directly to this group and you can leverage Outlook App to start conversation with the members who are part of the Group. Yes I said GROUP and I didn’t say Team though I created Microsoft Team.
Yes this is what I’m trying to explain, Microsoft Team does not show the conversation which is done using the Group which was created by Team. To start the conversation you need to create a new Chanel, and then either use App or Desktop client or send email directly to that Channel to appear in the Conversation in that particular Team,,,, i know is sounds complicated 🙂 – Is there fix .. not now may I’m sure very soon.
Read my previous blog post why this can (Microsoft Teams) be a No Go in a large enterprise
Microsoft Teams – Hello Microsoft Take It To Next Level
I will keep this post short and to the point because if you want know more about Microsoft Team you can search about it. I’m writing my experience about Microsoft Team which very minor issues but how it can go to the next level which is related to a BIGGER ISSUE and A PROBLEM.
So what about minor ones?
If you notice this is a taskbar in MacBook and you can there is email notification for outlook but all the way on the right corner there is Microsoft Team’s and it does not show me any notification whenever there is updated related to a chat or calendar invite or anything. It does not show any notification.
The OTHER minor issues it that, now you can see all your Office Group in the Outlook App on your mobile device (I’m using iOS) but all the management/administration feature such as Add/Remove the member I still can’t do that from the Outlook App and still dependent on Groups App, wish it were managed by the same Outlook App.
The MAJOR Issue
It may not be a major issue for so many of you but I can say this will not work in any large enterprise organization because it will be stuck to security and it may not be compliant. Here is the thing. If are using Microsoft Team in your tenant and you Tenant for example has primary domain name as techiesonly.com , the channels in the team are mail enable and if you look at their smtp alias they are not the same as your tenant. I’m sure you know what I’m saying here. You channel conversation is routed via email using a different email route and email alias somewhere in the cloud and then coming back to your conversation history. Though your Microsoft Team is built on Office Group (a exchange mailbox) but your conversation are somewhere in the cloud and There is no information available on the that is a question. I’m sure Microsoft will address that and fix it soon.
This month I will be speaking at MS Cloud NYC User Group in NYC. Join me if you interested in learning about digital workplace and new tools for collaboration in Office 365. For more details checkout one of the following links
Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-exploring-groups-in-office-365-tickets-32589961452
Last months event – http://www.nyexug.com/upcoming-meetings/february-14-2017-meeting/
Exchange 2007 End of Life Roadmap
Do you know that April 11 2017 is the date when Exchange 2007 will no longer be supported by Microsoft.
If you haven’t already begun your migration from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2016 or Office 365 now’s the time to start your planning.
What does End of Life mean?
Exchange Server, like almost all Microsoft products, has a support lifecycle during which we provide new features, bug fixes, security fixes, and so on. This lifecycle typically lasts for 10 years from the date of the product’s initial release, and the end of this lifecycle is known as the product’s End of Life. When Exchange 2007 reaches its End of Life on April 11, 2017, Microsoft will no longer provide:
- Technical support for problems that may occur;
- Bug fixes for issues that are discovered and that may impact the stability and usability of the server;
- Security fixes for vulnerabilities that are discovered and that may make the server vulnerable to security breaches;
- Time zone updates.
Your installation of Exchange 2007 will continue to run after this date. However, because of the changes listed above, we strongly recommend that you migrate from Exchange 2007 as soon as possible.
Benefits of upgrading to Exchange 2016
Simpler and Better Server Architecture – Single Server Role
Saving files to OneDrive for Business
Uploading a file to OneDrive for Business.
Most Recently Used lists populated with both local and online files.
What are upgrade options?
#1-You can migrate to Office 365
#2- If you don’t want to migrate to cloud then you can upgrade to either Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013 or Exchange 2016.
I still have more questions, where do I get more details?
Follow this url – https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Exchange-2007-End-of-Life-Roadmap-c3024358-326b-404e-9fe6-b618e54d977d
Are you ready for another exciting event with fresh content?
MS Tech Summit is a TWO DAY free technical event.
Am I attending – Yes I’m attending the D.C. event
Why Am I attending – If you remember Microsoft iGnite had very first event like this in D.C. 4-5 years ago and then later it became the only event (combined TechEd, MEC etc) for IT Pro and Dev.
Are there any Microsoft Exchange Related Topics? Yes there are a number interesting labs
Why Attend? still not sure
Well it has
Keynote from Julia White
Ask the experts
Over all this event has everything for everyone who is practicing either SharePoint, Exchange, Office 365, Lync or Skype for Business. I’m expecting this event to have fresh content developed from last years’s iGnite and Now. See there!