Changing the background in Teams meetings (and how to add custom ones)

Recently Microsoft has added the possibility to add a background effect to your video stream in Microsoft Teams. This is a very nice ‘gimmick’ feature. Enabling it is as simple as enabling the feature “background effects” during a meeting, to be found under the three dots: And then select the background of your likings. Preview

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Covid-19 and Teams

Volunteering: Help with Microsoft Teams

During these challenging times in the spell of the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home is more relevant than ever. It’s nice to see my kids are using Microsoft Teams to communicate with their teacher and classmates, as also see local communities shifting from traditional get-together to digital video meetings- and online collaboration. Because that’s in

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Louis UC blog – Chapter up!

While my blog was focusing on the more technical topics, now with Microsoft Teams and cloud computing my focus is also shifting to more functional topics as well. While I’m not a fan of just relaying newly enabled features, I’m still working on what the future content of my blog will be. But as a

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.NET 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2 – still an issue

During a recent (re)deployment of one of the Skype for Business 2015 servers, which were (still) based on Windows Server 2012 R2, we stumbled across another .NET 3.5 installation issue. Where this is a hard prerequisite for installing any Skype for Business role, it stopped us from progressing for a moment. As the solution was

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How DNS can affect your Skype for Business federation

Experience another DNS-as-root-cause issue in a Skype for Business federation model. Where this wasn’t as obvious as it looks afterwards, I’d like to share the details of this one. Intermittent results at federation calls were bugging us at first. Some calls were successfully, but some failed with setting up audio. One common ground were that

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