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📢 Update -NEW! An Enhanced Experience with Atlassian’s Confluence Cloud is Now Available!

Recently released Confluence Cloud integration for Microsoft Teams has just been enhanced. With this new update it is now possible to: Pin a Confluence page as a tab in Teams channel. Create a Confluence child page or blog post from the pinned tab in Teams channel. In our previous iteration we provided experience with Messaging Extension that brought search and reference to Confluence Cloud pages in the form of interactive cards.   Open a Confluence page in a Teams tab You may now add a tab to your team channel with the Confluence page. Whether it is your project overview page, some specific product documentation, blog post or any other document that you’d like to quickly refer to – you can now use tab capability of the Confluence app and add the page as Microsoft Teams tab.     Create Confluence Child page from Microsoft Teams Whether the child page includes meeting notes or a quick write-up, this new enhancement allows you to save the child page within project documenta

📢 Update -Microsoft Teams meetings and calling news roundup: The latest features and new upgrade tools

Over the past year, Microsoft Teams has expanded with new messaging, meeting and calling capabilities that make it the primary client for Intelligent Communications in Office 365. Today we are pleased to share several updates, including: New meetings and calling features in Teams Updates to the Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams roadmap New tools in the Admin Center for IT administrators to upgrade to Teams-Only mode   New Microsoft Teams features and functionality Microsoft Teams continues to grow as the hub for teamwork in Office 365. We are continually adding new experiences, including those previously found in Skype for Business, as well as features new to our online meetings offering, such as background blur.   Now Teams includes several features previously available only in Skype for Business Server: Group Call Pickup , Call Park , Shared Line Appearance , and Location-Based Routing (public preview) . These features give organizations flexibility in how calls are ha

📢 Update -New! Jira Server Integration for Microsoft Teams

Atlassian cloud products such as Jira Cloud , Bitbucket Cloud , Confluence Cloud are already integrated in Microsoft Teams . We have heard your requests, and today we are pleased to announce that we will be enhancing our suite of DevOps integrations with the release of V1 of Jira Server integration.   Connector for Jira Server The Jira Server connector uses built-in Webhooks functionality of Jira Server that doesn’t require third party Jira app installation. It can be easily configured by your Jira Server admin.   Jira Server Connector can notify you on the following events: Issue Created Issue Updated Once the event is triggered, the Jira connector will submit the card with the following issue details: Clickable Issue summary Short description of the event Priority Issue type Status Assignee Reporter Comment   There are also JQL filters available that allow our customers to submit notifications only for specific Jira projects or specific issues.   How to get

📢 Update -Updated IT Pro and Admin documentation

Hello Teams community,   We’ve been hard at work looking for ways to improve our Teams documentation for admins and IT pros . Today we released the first set of improvements . We’d love for you to take it for a spin and share your feedback.   Highlights of the January 28 release 1. New landing pages that provide a guided path to your Teams rollout, through key decisions and actions. How to roll out Teams Chat, teams, channels, & apps Apps, bots, & connectors Meetings & conferencing Audio conferencing Cloud voice Calling Plan Phone System Direct Routing   We recommend you start with How to roll out Teams and follow the guided experience from there.   2. Simplified table of contents, reflecting the guided rollout path and (hopefully!) making it easier to find the information you need at every stage of your Teams journey.     3. We’ve also included links to some of our new readiness training videos. Look for the TIP box at the top of articles that inc

📢 Update -Microsoft Teams meetings and calling news roundup: The latest features and new upgrade tools

Over the past year, Microsoft Teams has expanded with new messaging, meeting and calling capabilities that make it the primary client for Intelligent Communications in Office 365. Today we are pleased to share several updates, including: New meetings and calling features in Teams Updates to the Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams roadmap New tools in the Admin Center for IT administrators to upgrade to Teams-Only mode   New Microsoft Teams features and functionality Microsoft Teams continues to grow as the hub for teamwork in Office 365. We are continually adding new experiences, including those previously found in Skype for Business, as well as features new to our online meetings offering, such as background blur.   Now Teams includes several features previously available only in Skype for Business Server: Group Call Pickup , Call Park , Shared Line Appearance , and Location-Based Routing (public preview) . These features give organizations flexibility in how calls are ha

📢 Update -Introducing Microsoft Teams Rooms

   Two years ago we introduced the next generation of Skype Room Systems, a center of room control with one-touch join, to add the best audio and video to your meetings.  We started with one hardware partner and now work with six leading device manufacturers, to deliver the best quality experiences for both Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams meetings. To date, customers have conducted more than 130 million minutes of meetings through Skype Room Systems. In light of this momentum, and to mark our commitment to making Teams a complete meetings and calling solution, we are rebranding Skype Room Systems as Microsoft Teams Rooms.   This rebranding signifies the continued delivery of features being built to enhance Teams meetings experiences. Our goal is to extend Teams meetings into every space from small huddle rooms to large conference rooms. We’ve recently announced and delivered several capabilities that enhance the Teams Meetings experience in meeting rooms: Proximity detect

📢 Update -Updated IT Pro and Admin documentation

Hello Teams community,   We’ve been hard at work looking for ways to improve our Teams documentation for admins and IT pros . Today we released the first set of improvements . We’d love for you to take it for a spin and share your feedback.   Highlights of the January 28 release 1. New landing pages that provide a guided path to your Teams rollout, through key decisions and actions. How to roll out Teams Chat, teams, channels, & apps Apps, bots, & connectors Meetings & conferencing Audio conferencing Cloud voice Calling Plan Phone System Direct Routing   We recommend you start with How to roll out Teams and follow the guided experience from there.   2. Simplified table of contents, reflecting the guided rollout path and (hopefully!) making it easier to find the information you need at every stage of your Teams journey.     3. We’ve also included links to some of our new readiness training videos. Look for the TIP box at the top of articles that inc

📢 Update -Introducing the Preview Release of .Net Teams Bot Builder v4 SDK

We're excited to announce the preview release of the .Net Teams Bot Builder v4 SDK . This has consistently been a top ask from our bot builders and we're very happy to begin expanding our support for bots built on Bot Framework to include the newest version. This preview release is just the beginning; over the next few months we'll be adding new documentation, samples and releasing our SDKs for both .NET and Node.js.   Check out the full description, a getting started walk-through and additional resources on the Office Developer blog post . Source Reference : Microsoft Teams Tech Community

📢 Update -Introducing the Preview Release of .Net Teams Bot Builder v4 SDK

We're excited to announce the preview release of the .Net Teams Bot Builder v4 SDK . This has consistently been a top ask from our bot builders and we're very happy to begin expanding our support for bots built on Bot Framework to include the newest version. This preview release is just the beginning; over the next few months we'll be adding new documentation, samples and releasing our SDKs for both .NET and Node.js.   Some key concepts to keep in mind First and foremost, its important to realize that everything you can do in Bot Framework v4, you can do in v3 (and vice-versa), it's just different. The new version does some important work in aligning the Bot Framework SDKs across languages, aligns very closely with the design philosophy of ASP.NET Core, and deals more cleanly with the concepts of dependency injection and middleware, but under the hood the wire protocol remains the same. This means that if you have a v3 bot, it will continue to work for the foreseeab

📢 Update -Introducing the Preview Release of .Net Teams Bot Builder v4 SDK

We're excited to announce the release of the .Net Teams Bot Builder v4 SDK . This has consistently been a top ask from our bot builders and we're very happy to begin expanding our support for bots built on Bot Framework to include the newest version. This preview release is just the beginning; over the next few months we'll be adding new documentation, samples and releasing our SDKs for both .NET and Node.js.   Some key concepts to keep in mind First and foremost, its important to realize that everything you can do in Bot Framework v4, you can do in v3 (and vice-versa), it's just different. The new version does some important work in aligning the Bot Framework SDKs across languages, aligns very closely with the design philosophy of ASP.NET Core, and deals more cleanly with the concepts of dependency injection and middleware, but under the hood the wire protocol remains the same. This means that if you have a v3 bot, it will continue to work for the foreseeable futur

📢 Update -Introducing Microsoft Teams Rooms

   Two years ago we introduced the next generation of Skype Room Systems, a center of room control with one-touch join, to add the best audio and video to your meetings.  We started with one hardware partner and now work with six leading device manufacturers, to deliver the best quality experiences for both Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams meetings. To date, customers have conducted more than 130 million minutes of meetings through Skype Room Systems. In light of this momentum, and to mark our commitment to making Teams a complete meetings and calling solution, we are rebranding Skype Room Systems as Microsoft Teams Rooms.   This rebranding signifies the continued delivery of features being built to enhance Teams meetings experiences. Our goal is to extend Teams meetings into every space from small huddle rooms to large conference rooms. We’ve recently announced and delivered several capabilities that enhance the Teams Meetings experience in meeting rooms: Proximity detect

📢 Update -Introducing Microsoft Teams Rooms

   Two years ago we introduced the next generation of Skype Room Systems, a center of room control with one-touch join, to add the best audio and video to your meetings.  We started with one hardware partner and now work with six leading device manufacturers, to deliver the best quality experiences for both Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams meetings. To date, customers have conducted more than 130 million minutes of meetings through Skype Room Systems. In light of this momentum, and to mark our commitment to making Teams a complete meetings and calling solution, we are rebranding Skype Room Systems as Microsoft Teams Rooms.   This rebranding signifies the continued delivery of features being built to enhance Teams meetings experiences. Our goal is to extend Teams meetings into every space from small huddle rooms to large conference rooms. We’ve recently announced and delivered several capabilities that enhance the Teams Meetings experience in meeting rooms: Proximity detect

📢 Update -Introducing Microsoft Teams Rooms

   Two years ago we introduced the next generation of Skype Room Systems, a center of room control with one-touch join, to add the best audio and video to your meetings.  We started with one hardware partner and now work with six leading device manufacturers, to deliver the best quality experiences for both Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams meetings. To date, customers have conducted more then 130 million minutes of meetings through Skype Room Systems. In light of this momentum, and to mark our commitment to making Teams a complete meetings and calling solution, we are rebranding Skype Room Systems as Microsoft Teams Rooms.   This rebranding signifies the continued delivery of features being built to enhance Teams meetings experiences. Our goal is to extend Teams meetings into every space from small huddle rooms to large conference rooms. We’ve recently announced and delivered several capabilities that enhance the Teams Meetings experience in meeting rooms: Proximity detect

📢 Update -Introducing Microsoft Teams Rooms

   Two years ago we introduced the next generation of Skype Room Systems, a center of room control with one-touch join, to add the best audio and video to your meetings.  We started with one hardware partner and now work with six leading device manufacturers, to deliver the best quality experiences for both Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams meetings. To date, customers have conducted more then 130 million minutes of meetings through Skype Room Systems. In light of this momentum, and to mark our commitment to making Teams a complete meetings and calling solution, we are rebranding Skype Room Systems as Microsoft Teams Rooms.   This rebranding signifies the continued delivery of features being built to enhance Teams meetings experiences. Our goal is to extend Teams meetings into every space from small huddle rooms to large conference rooms. We’ve recently announced and delivered several capabilities that enhance the Teams Meetings experience in meeting rooms: Proximity detect