5 New Community Microsoft Teams video briefings at Empowering.Cloud for May

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We are excited to now have over 3,000 people on Empowering.Cloud. Check out the latest video briefings from MVP’s and community subject matter experts.


Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro Portal Overview



Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro Portal


Doug Schaefer, Solutions Architect for Diversified, walks us through the Teams Rooms Pro Management Portal; a cloud management tool designed for operational support of Microsoft Teams Rooms and is separate from Teams Admin Center.

  • Learn the differences between Teams Admin Center and the Pro Portal
  • Pro portal features include role-based access control, update management, ServiceNow integration, data visualization tools, resource account configuration, standards, and room planner
  • Pro portal provides a visual tool for troubleshooting and managing Teams Rooms
  • Pro Portal allows for central monitoring of Rooms
  • Reports provide a high-level overview of system utilization and usage
  • Update rings allow you to control the timing of new app and firmware releases
  • Planning tab allows for the management of room standards and inventory


Introduction to Microsoft Teams PowerShell



Introduction to Microsoft Teams PowerShell


In this briefing MVP Vlad Catrinescu explains: 

  • How PowerShell can help you manage your Microsoft Teams environment  
  • The minimum requirements for using PowerShell  
  • What the PowerShell Gallery is and how to get there  

And gives a demo of:  

  • How to install the Teams PowerShell module and connect it to Microsoft Teams 
  • How to find PowerShell cmdlets you need to manage your Teams environment 


Viva Learning In The Flow of Work



Do you know how Viva Learning works? The benefits it offers to an organisation?  


Expert Jack Fisher takes you through the key points in this briefing: 

  • How Viva Learning increases engagement with content 
  • Understand Viva Learning Architecture 
  • Stats on Viva Learning Engagement at Microsoft 
  • Understand Viva Learning Licensing 


Microsoft Teams Rooms in Complex Spaces



Microsoft Teams Rooms in Complex Spaces


MVP Randy Chapman takes us through how you can cater for complex rooms with Microsoft Teams Rooms including:

  • Setting up rooms with multiple layouts and partitions
  • When you need to go beyond the OEM Audio to Pro Audio
  • Integrating room control systems


Empowering.Cloud Microsoft Teams Update May 2023



Empowering.Cloud Microsoft Teams Update May 2023


MVP Tom Arbuthnot covers all the Microsoft Teams updates you need to know for May including:

  • Over 3,000 people on Empowering.Cloud and some great new briefings
  • New monthly active user numbers: 300 million, up from 280 million in January 2023
  • Copilot news: Early access program for 600 customers, semantic index Copilot, integration with basically all Microsoft products
  • Android 12 in Microsoft Teams rooms: AudioCodes RVX81 and DTEN D7X certified
  • MS-740 exam retired, New MS-102: Microsoft 365 Administrator exam
  • New Power BI report updates for Auto Attendant and Call Queues
  • 3PIP Phones need to be migrated to Teams SIP Gateway
  • Poly retires RealConnect CVI service, partners with Pexip
  • Roadmap items: Windows 11 coming to Microsoft Teams rooms, Teams Admin Center updates, net promoter score surveys on MTR, and Microsoft Teams export API improvements


These are just the latest briefings, be sure to check out Empowering.Cloud for all our other content, and download the Microsoft Teams App to get notifications of new briefings directly into chat.


Feedback always welcome, so if you have requests for us to cover any specific content topics, or would like to cover a topic, let us know in the comments!




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