Recording a meeting in Teams

Since the launch of Microsoft Teams, it is evolving quickly, one of the new features that have been recently launched is Cloud Recording. Cloud Recording allows to record a meeting from Microsoft Teams which is fantastic, the only drawback that I have to add, it is that this feature is still in preview, so probably isn’t totally finished.

First of all, we need to check if all the necessary policies have been enabled in the tenant (by default are enabled), but to check this, we can execute the following PowerShell lines:

Import-Module LyncOnlineConnector
$userCredential = Get-Credential
$sfbSession = New-CsOnlineSession -Credential
$userCredential Import-PSSession $sfbSession

Get-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global

teamscs.png

If you need to change some of the parameters, you can execute the following:

Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global -AllowCloudRecording $true
Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global -AllowTranscription $true

Ok, now we have everything enabled at the side of Microsoft Teams, but currently this feature has something hide inside, the recording video works under Microsoft Stream. Yes, you’re reading well, wether in SFB the video were stored in the user who started the recording, in Teams, Stream provides the storage, playback and sharing capabilities, and if you have the right license, transcription and indexing.

So… what are the requirements? A valid Microsoft Teams license and a valid Microsoft Stream license. Because all the users that initiate recording in Teams, needs a license with the rights to upload videos to Stream, also take into account that this license also will be necessary for those users who wants to visualize the video…

For those who don’t know yet Microsoft Stream, I have to say that it comes in two plans (P1 and P2), P1 for view and upload videos and P2 for more things. More info here

AS it can be seen in the previous link, P1 license is included in E1, E3 and E5 licenses, and the most surprising thing is that Stream is not available in Business Plans (at the time writting this I tried in one of my tenants and unfotunately was not possible).

Once we have check the necessary requirements, we can start recording a meeting

teamsmeet.png

and once we have finished the meeting, we can stop the recording and automatically will be processed and upload to Microsoft Stream:

teamsrecord.png

We can play the video directly from Microsoft Teams, which will pop up Microsoft Stream to reproduce the record:

teamsplay.png

From the video itself we can share the video

teamshare.png

Or even, access to Stream, where the video has been autommatically uploaded:

teamstream.png

I have to add that if you’re an invited user, you can’t start the recording, even if you’re the moderator

In case you need more info about this new cool feature, I suggest to visit the following link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/cloud-recording

Till next time!

Advertisements

Access denied creating a Site Collection

A colleague was creating a site collection from the SPO admin center and he was receiving an access denied message.

An access denied message in SPO admin center? Yes you’re reading well. First thing I propose, was to check the credentialed and the role assigned in O365 center. Everything seems correct.

Second thing, was to try to access another time to O365, but this time in private, only to check if he was having something weird in the navigator, nothing.

How I was watching the URL, by chance I tried to access to this URL, and for my surprise, this SPO URL was existing in a O365 group, so the mistery was solved!

I suggested to check the permissions of the group and to chende the managed path of O365 groups to /teams instead of /sites

Silly misconfigurations leads to big mistakes…

 

Teams eDiscovery supported for team users in an Exchange Hybrid!

First of all, I have to say that this announcement has a trick, is it possible to do it, but not by the UI, you need to open a Microsoft ticket support in order to do it (I supose that in a near future will be avalaible trought the UI admin).

To open the support ticket, would be necessary to have the following data:

  • The default domain name of your Office 365 organization.
  • The tenant name and tenant ID of your Office 365 organization.
  • And of course a title or description of the purpose of the support request: for example “Enable Application Content Search for On-premises Users”. This will help route the request to the Office 365 eDiscovery engineering team who will implement the request.

Also take into account that Teams channel conversations are always into Group mailboxes which are always in the cloud, so probably would be not possible to extract this information from the chat for those users who are in a hybrid environment and their Exchange data resised OnPrem.

Then after the ticket has benn submmited, I hope that Support will send us an email, and they will process the request internally.

For more info about this: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/searching-cloud-based-mailboxes-for-on-premises-users-in-office-365-3f7dde1a-a8ea-4366-86da-8ee6777f357c?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

New File Viewers for Onedrive, SharePoint and Teams

The new functionalities included in OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams, allow the users to  have a quick and easy access to those files across devices regardless of the file type. So the user can have previews and thumbnail images for Adobe formats, like Photoshop and Illustrator, 3D files or DICOM medical images without actually installing the native application.

The following extensions are included:

3-D Modeling/Printing: 3MF, COOL, GLB, GLTF, OBJ, STL

Apple: MOVIE, PAGES, PICT, SKETCH

Adobe: AI, PDF, PSB, PSD

Audio/Video Media Files: 3G2, 3GP, ASF, BMP, M2TS, M4V, MOV, MP3, MP4, MP4V, MTS, TS, WMV

AutoCAD: DWG

AutoDesk: FBX

BioWare Game Engine: ERF

Compressed File: ZIP

Compressed File (Unix): Z

DICOM Medical Images: DCM, DCM30, DICM, DICOM

Finale: PLY

HydroCAD: HCP

Image Formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG. JPE, MEF, MRW, NEF, NRW, ORF, PANO, PEF, PNG, SPM, TIF, TIFF, XBM, XCF

License Key: KEY

Log Files: LOG

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel): CSV, DIC, DOC, DOCM, DOCX, DOTM, DOTX, POT, POTM, POTX, PPS, PPSM, PPSX, PPT, PPTM, PPTX, XD, XLS, XLSB, XLSX, SLTX

Microsoft Outlook: EML, MSG

Microsoft Visio: VSD, VSDX

Microsoft Windows: CUR, ICO, ICON

Open eBook: EPUB

OpenOffice: ODP, ODS, ODT,

Photo: ARW, CR2, CRW, DNG

Rich Text Format: RTF

Text and Code: ABAP, ADA, ADP, AHK, AS, AS3, ASC, ASCX, ASM, ASP, AWK, BAS, BASH, BASH_LOGIN, BASH_LOGOUT, BASH_PROFILE, BASHRC, BAT, BIB, BSH, BUILD, BUILDER, C, C++, CAPFILE, CBK, CC, CFC, CFM, CFML, CL, CLJ, CMAKE, CMD, COFFEE, CPP, CPT, CPY, CS, CSHTML, CSON, CSPROJ, CSS, CTP, CXX, D, DDL, DI. DIF, DIFF, DISCO, DML, DTD, DTML, EL, EMAKE, ERB, ERL, F90, F95, FS, FSI, FSSCRIPT, FSX, GEMFILE, GEMSPEC, GITCONFIG, GO, GROOVY, GVY, H, H++, HAML, HANDLEBARS, HBS, HRL, HS, HTC, HTML, HXX, IDL, IIM, INC, INF, INI, INL, IPP, IRBRC, JADE, JAV, JAVA, JS, JSON, JSP, JSX, L, LESS, LHS, LISP, LOG, LST, LTX, LUA, M, MAKE, MARKDN, MARKDOWN, MD, MDOWN, MKDN, ML, MLI, MLL, MLY, MM, MUD, NFO, OPML, OSASCRIPT, OUT, P, PAS, PATCH, PHP, PHP2, PHP3, PHP4, PHP5, PL, PLIST, PM, POD, PP, PROFILE, PROPERTIES, PS, PS1, PT, PY, PYW, R, RAKE, RB, RBX, RC, RE, README, REG, REST, RESW, RESX, RHTML, RJS, RPROFILE, RPY, RSS, RST, RXML, S, SASS, SCALA, SCM, SCONSCRIPT, SCONSTRUCT, SCRIPT, SCSS, SGML, SH, SHTML, SML, SQL, STY, TCL, TEX, TEXT, TEXTILE, TLD, TLI, TMPL, TPL, TXT, VB, VI, VIM, WSDL, XAML, XHTML, XOML, XML, XSD, XSL, XSLT, YAML, YAWS, YML, ZSH

Web/Hypertext: HTM, HTML, Markdown, MD, URL

You can find more info in the following link

OneDrive Files Restore and Windows Defender takes ransomware protection one step further

I had the opportunity to saw this new feature in live, and it was wonderful to see how it is integrated between windows and OneDrive!

At the beginning of April, OneDrive announced new protection capabilities that offer Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscribers additional peace of mind including the ability to recover files from malicious attacks like ransomware and new tools to help keep your information secure and priva…

Source: OneDrive Files Restore and Windows Defender takes ransomware protection one step further

Planner capabilities in SharePoint Online Sites

Working with O365 implies that everyday you face new integrations and new features that have been deployed to your tenant. In this case it is Planner, which allows to integrate into SharePoint online, or event to create plans directly from SharePoint Online Site.

Adding a plan

This button in the homepage of SharePoint Site, allows to add a Planner plan.

plannerinte.png

The good part of it, it shows a window to create the plan or event to select an existing plan. In my case the SharePoint Site it is a Team group, so it makes completely sense

plannetinte1plannetinte2

Once you have linked the plan to SharePoint Online Site, it creates a shorcut into the navigation and you are able to show the main board and the charts of the projects. I found it beatiful since it is great to have this integration without difficulty.

plannerintegra4plannerintegra6plannerintegra5

take into account that this integration is more or less the same as editing the main page and adding the planner web part to it:

plannterinte7.png

But in this case, the integration being a new link I found it muche better 🙂

This is all, till next time!

Microsoft Teams Recap

If you have a customer like me that wants to use Teams in W7 environment, and they want to uninstall Teams in order to know if reinstalling solves the problem, you will face that is not possible to uninstall Teams “easyly”, because the program is not shown in Control Panel and thus the user won’t be able to uninstall Teams. To do it, it is necessary to use PowerShell! You can have more info in the following link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/MicrosoftTeams/scripts/powershell-script-teams-deployment-clean-up

Very useful to detect errors before rolling out Teams to the entire company: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/known-issues

Another thing that I discovered doing a battery test, depending on which version of Chrome you’re running Microsoft teams meetings does not work. So in this case my customer was running the version 57 of Chrome and the last supported version of Chrome for meetings in Microsoft Teams is the v59. You can have more info in the following post: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/MicrosoftTeams/get-clients

I will try to keep updated this post 🙂