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Life with Microsoft Teams and MeasureUP App

I have been recently looking at implementing the new MeasureUp Microsoft Teams Application into my corporate organisation. I want to share what I’ve learnt about the application, how it can benefit organisation and reduce your licencing cost if you already use MeasureUp.

The Application

So the MeasureUp Application where do I get it and what permissions does it require?

Approving application in Microsoft Teams

Launching the Microsoft Teams Admin Centre à Manage Apps – Find MeasureUp, the tenant admin can approve this application.

Permissions

When approving the application you need to understand what permissions you are granting to MeasureUp

  • Receive messages and data that I provide to it.
  • Access my profile information such as my name, email address, company name, and preferred language.
  • Receive messages and data that team members provide to it in a channel.
  • Access this team’s information such as team name, channel list and roster (including team member’s names and email addresses) – and use this to contact them​.

The MeasureUp application is available within your Microsoft Teams Application store as shown below, this app will be visual to all end users if you are an organization that doesn’t limit what apps are made available.

Application

The application is added to a Microsoft Teams Channel as shown below;

Click Add to a team

Search for the Channel you would like to add Measure Up to

Once you setup the Tab, you will be presented with the following window

Click Login, it will identify the user by their email address which was defined in the Measure Up Portal.

Depending on what exams have been made available, they will be displayed like so in the following windows

Administrators of MeasureUp receive the following window when they login.

Now we have an understanding of the application, the permissions required and what it looks like in a Teams tenant. Lets have a look at the cost of this solution.

The Cost

The subscription cost for full MeasureUp access is $250 with a minimum of a 100 users requirement. However, if you are looking at just using Microsoft Teams its $100 with a minmum of a 100 user requirement. So the cost saving is massive for any organisation that is looking at using MeasureUp.

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 roadmap today? 14th October 2021

Additions : 18
Updates : 9

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Microsoft Information Protection: Extend sensitivity labels to assets in Azure with Microsoft Azure PurviewIn Development
Microsoft Stream: Empty tenant recycle bin as Stream adminIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Sync learning management systems with LearningIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Connect third party learning providers to LearningIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Add Viva Learning app to Microsoft TeamsIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Search for learning content in Learning app in Microsoft TeamsIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Social learning featuresIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Recommend learning content and track completion progressIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Feature learning content to organizationIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Learning – My Learning viewIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Viva Learning for mobileIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Learning content discovery based on user’s interestsIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Content consumption in Viva LearningIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Briefing email for Government Community CloudIn Development
SharePoint: Updated site creation experienceIn Development
Microsoft Stream: Toggle video or audio features on and off for all viewersIn Development
Microsoft Information Protection: Data loss prevention (DLP) integration with Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS)In Development
Microsoft Planner: Rich text and images in Planner task notesIn Development
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Microsoft Information Protection: AIP client and scanner data available in Audit and Activity explorerLaunchedStatus
SharePoint Syntex: Content type synchronization enhancementsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Reply to a specific messageLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Information Protection: Automatic labeling using trainable classifiers in Office apps for Windows and WebLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Chat supervisors can delete messagesLaunchedStatus
Bookings: Bookings app in Teams for GCCLaunchedStatus
Bookings: SMS notifications for booking appointmentsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Information Protection: Sensitivity label with “User Defined Permissions” works in SharePoint OnlineIn DevelopmentTitle, Description
Microsoft Yammer: Restrict Yammer community postingRolling OutStat

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 roadmap today? 12th October 2021

Additions : 2
Updates : 4

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Viva: Focus time experiences in Viva Insights app in Microsoft TeamsIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Teams support of guest users with credentials managed by the host tenantIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Teams: New default settings when opening Office filesLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Sensitivity labels for Teams templates and graph APIRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Teams now available on CarPlayLaunchedDescription
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance – Day zero insightsIn DevelopmentDescription

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Whats new in the Microsoft 365 roadmap today? 14th October 2021

Additions : 0
Updates : 9

Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Teams: Teams meetings roster update for Teams Rooms on WindowsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Dynamic view on single and dual displays for Teams Rooms on WindowsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Room video fits to frame for Teams Rooms on WindowsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Support for large meeting controls for Teams Rooms on WindowsRolling OutStatus
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Microsoft Teams: Live reactions for Teams Rooms on WindowsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Pin multiple video streams in Teams Rooms on WindowsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Presenter mode support in Teams Rooms on WindowsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Spotlight multiple video streams for Teams Rooms on WindowsRolling OutStatus

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South Coast Summit – 16th October 2021

Join me and my co-host Jon Jarvis at the South Coast Summit this weekend (16th October) where we will be hosting a special Microsoft Spotlight Podcast session with the Women In Teams Community.

We will be joined by 4 of our previous guests.

Zoe Wilson

Sophie Dimelow

Sara Fennah

Dona Sarkar

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 8th October 2021

Additions : 0
Updates : 16

Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Teams: Meeting room capacity notifications for Microsoft Teams RoomRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Integrated CART Captioning in MeetingsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Teams user usage report in Teams clientLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Co-author in encrypted docs using Office AppsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Viva: Control visibility of suggested topicsLaunchedStatus
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Microsoft Teams: MacOS native notifications in Teams for DoDLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: New default for Teams notification style for GCC HighLaunchedStatus
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Update

Additions : 3
Updates : 5

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Records Management – Disable unlocking of recordsIn Development
Outlook for iOS: Play My Emails available in Brazilian PortugueseIn Development
Microsoft Information Protection: Configure Teams DLP policies to automatically protect files shared in Teams messagesIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Teams Meetings in Teams Admin Center (Preview)LaunchedStatus
Microsoft Stream: Updated Web player for video & audio files in SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and OneDriveLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Guest access support on mobile for DODRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Guest access support on mobile for GCC-HighRolling OutStatus
Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Communication Compliance tagging improvementsLaunchedStatus

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Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 7th October 2021

Additions : 2
Updates : 5

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Search: Customize out of box verticals and add verticals for SharePoint contentIn Development
Microsoft Search: Add custom filters on custom verticalsIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Teams: Prompt to set Meeting Options for Large Teams Meetings in Outlook for Windows in GCCLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Present from PowerPoint to Teams for WindowsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Present from PowerPoint to Teams for WebLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Present from PowerPoint to Teams with Microsoft 365 Apps for Business licenseLaunchedStatus
Microsoft 365 compliance center: OneDrive data in Content ExplorerRolling OutStatus

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Episode 17 – April Dunnam

On Episode 17 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by April Dunnam who is the Power Platform Advocacy lead at Microsoft.

April talks to our hosts about her IT career so far, earning her MVP status in 2018 after running her on consulting company for 8 years before taking on a role at Microsoft in 2019. April unlike most of our guests so far has had a love of IT from an early age and built her first computer at around 9 or 10 years old then building websites to pay for her college tuition.

Check out Microsoft Spotlight at the South Coast Summit on the 16th October at 4pm where we will be doing a roundtable with the Women In Teams group.

April’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/aprildunnam
April’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprildunnam/
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

South Coast Summit: https://www.southcoastsummit.com/

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Whats new in the Microsoft 365 roadmap today? 6th October 2021

Additions : 7
Updates : 4

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance – Day zero insightsIn Development
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance – DLP policy recommendationIn Development
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance – Review activity summaryIn Development
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance – Additional classifier language supportIn Development
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance discrimination classifierIn Development
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance cross-tenant classifier feedbackIn Development
Microsoft Defender for Identity: New Detection – BronzeBitIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
SharePoint spaces: Embed Web PartIn DevelopmentTitle
SharePoint: Editing Modern Pages in Teams ExperienceLaunchedStatus
Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Core and Advanced eDiscovery: Enhanced Keyboard Query Language (KQL) editor experienceIn DevelopmentDescription
Microsoft Teams: Operator ConnectLaunchedStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 roadmap today? 5th October 2021

Additions : 2
Updates : 3

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Search: Work Search Shortcut in EdgeIn Development
SharePoint: Microsoft 365 Lists entry point in the SharePoint app barIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Excel: Excel Trust Center – Adding a separate Macro Settings option to block Excel 4.0 (XLM) macrosLaunchedStatus, Description
Microsoft Teams: Together mode for DoDLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Information Protection: Data loss prevention (DLP) integration with Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS)LaunchedStatus

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