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September 13, 2022
Information Barriers: Enhance your control over employees’ communications and avoid penalties

In this article, we will talk about deploying Information Barriers for Microsoft Teams to control employees' ability to communicate with colleagues and external users. 

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August 23, 2022
Is Microsoft's Information Barriers solution suitable for Education Tenants?

Recently, Microsoft has made its information barriers solution available to education tenants. In this article, we will cover some scenarios where educational organizations could implement information barriers, and also those aspects where Microsoft did not take steps to improve its features.

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August 17, 2022
Microsoft Teams eDiscovery limitations: Content from external meetings not archived

Deploying the native Microsoft eDiscovery solution requires some attention to scenarios that are not covered and might generate compliance issues when validated or needed. This blog post will discuss all those current limitations.

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August 1, 2022
Are Microsoft E5 and E3 Licenses worth the money?

Is Microsoft E5 or E3 worth the money? Here is our review and the best way to save money and optimize your compliance and governance.

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June 16, 2022
How to merge two channels in MS Teams [guide]

Microsoft Teams is without a doubt one of the top collaboration platforms out there, especially with more and more companies converting to remote working since 2020. However, a big problem that sometimes sneaks up on companies while using MS Teams is having more than one Channel which addresses the same topic/client/project or even conversations. In […]

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May 26, 2022
How to Archive a Microsoft Teams Channel [GUIDE]

Microsoft Teams is one of, if not the, most popular UC platform for companies, especially that ever since covid hit back in 2019, companies had to switch to online/hybrid work. And that created a need to have everything digitized. But as is the case with all companies, the need for archiving is never ending. Why […]

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April 27, 2022
AI Sentiment Analysis of Chats & Meetings in MS Teams and Webex

Navigation: What is sentiment analysis? Why is sentiment analysis important? What is sentiment analysis used for? How does sentiment analysis work? What is sentiment analysis? The process of analyzing call recordings and chat to determine whether the underlying emotions are positive, negative, or neutral is the definition of AI sentiment analysis. In other words, sentiment […]

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April 26, 2022
Meeting and Messaging Policies in Microsoft Teams - Available and missing features

In this guide, we are going to practically go step-by-step in order to create and manage meeting policies and messaging policies in Microsoft Teams. We are also going to give tips on how to perform advanced governance actions such as permitting guest access, block joining anonymously to meetings and more. First of all, this only […]

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February 27, 2022
Tips on how to make the most out of the tools offered by Microsoft online meetings

Introduction: Using Microsoft Teams as a collaboration tool is a great way to increase your team's efficiency and productivity.  Microsoft Teams is a communication tool that you can use to chat, share files and schedule audio and video meetings with your teams as well as with external users.  In this article, we will give you […]

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January 23, 2022
Microsoft Teams + Asana Integration - A Powerful Duo

When Asana and Microsoft Teams started integrating back in 2017, it may have established one of the most powerful integrations in its existence. Intro - Asana App for MS Teams Asana is without a doubt one of the most popular task management software platforms in the market. From its beginnings back in 2008, it has […]

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December 13, 2021
Microsoft Teams Transcript: Everything you need to know

What is this new transcript feature in Microsoft Teams? What is it supposed to do? How can you benefit from it? All these questions and more will be answered in this blog post. Table of contents 1- Introduction 2- How to use the transcript feature and tips for improving usage 3- Tips for using Microsoft […]

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November 17, 2021
Our New AI Virtual Assistant is A Game-Changer for Meetings and Calls, Learn Why.

Let’s agree on something: meetings can be a big pain when not handled in the best way. Do you often lose track of the tasks and reminders that were set during the meeting? Have you ever had to bring someone up to speed about what happened in a meeting they missed? Does it take you […]

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September 6, 2021
How to Control External Meeting Communications

How Ethical Wall can be used to control external meeting communications in Microsoft Teams One of the issues that businesses are now facing is blocking sensitive corporate information from being released and complying with regulations in business policies while internal users join a  meeting hosted externally with people from outside their organization.  How can SphereShield […]

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July 14, 2021
How to Make a Public Microsoft Teams Channel Private

Microsoft Teams is without a doubt one of the top collaboration platforms out there. Their users love hosting meetings and its deep integrations with other Microsoft products for intuitive collaboration. One of the issues that usually comes around is that companies start using it without having a good notion of how MS Teams should be […]

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May 30, 2021
Microsoft Teams Governance Capabilities

In this post we will explore Microsoft Teams Governance Capabilities in detail. What is it possible to see and which actions are possible to do from the admin portal. Companies are facing more challenges on their communications, mostly due to the unprecedented transformation of business to partial or fully remote. Unified communications professionals need to […]

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May 30, 2021
Microsoft Teams Guests Explained

In this post, we are going to explain everything you need to know about Microsoft Teams Guests What are Guests? Guest users are accounts that do not belong to the company’s tenant. They are invited to a specific team/s. These users will be able to communicate in the following scenarios: Become Guest members of Channels […]

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May 26, 2021
How to prevent users from becoming Guests in an external Office 365 Tenant

How to block your users from joining other external Tenants as Guests Microsoft Teams is without any doubt a key asset for corporate communications at this time. To improve collaboration Microsoft offers the ability to add an external user as a guest in the external tenant. This increases productivity but on the other hand can […]

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March 18, 2021
Announcing Safe Content Inspection by SphereShield

AGAT is proud to introduce our new feature named Safe Content Inspection, available now for Microsoft Teams and Webex.
Safe Content Inspection inspects images -and soon videos- to detect unsafe content in the following categories: adult, spoof, medical, violence, and racy

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February 23, 2021
Ten Security Threats to Microsoft Teams (Part 2)

In this second delivery, we continue to reveal the top 10 security Threats to Microsoft Teams

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February 14, 2021
Microsoft Teams DLP limitations: Controlling users when being Guests outside the organization.

Microsoft Teams DLP limitations: Controlling users when being Guests outside the organization Controlling your users as a Guests in other tenants on external meetings Microsoft Data Loss Prevention is rich in features and has a very wide adoption. In this article we will address two coverage limitations: First when a user is a Guest in […]

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January 7, 2021
How to disable / block file sharing in Microsoft Teams?

Information Barriers has some very important features like blocking adding members to teams, blocking chats or blocking placing calls. It also has file blocking capabilities for SharePoint and OneDrive
On one hand admins can control file sharing between groups in SharePoint and OneDrive with Information Barriers for One drive and Information barriers for SharePoint.

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January 3, 2021
Ten Security Threats to Microsoft Teams (Part 1)

The following series will address the biggest security threats practitioners should plan for. It will provide ideas to optimize the value that Microsoft Teams offers while keeping data secure.

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December 30, 2020
Moving a Channel in Microsoft Teams: How to do it?

Why do so many people need to move channels in Microsoft Teams? Is there any solution for this? Why would I, an MS Teams user, need to do this?

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August 25, 2020
Information Barriers for Microsoft Teams: capabilities and limitations

In this article we are going to explain what is Information Barriers for Microsoft Teams as well as comment about its advantages and disadvantages for different businesses types. Update: for more info on Information Barriers for SharePoint and OneDrive, go to our new blog post here Table of contents 1- What is Information Barriers for […]

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July 21, 2020
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for Microsoft Teams: capabilities and limitations

Microsoft has been offering for a good time DLP services for their Teams Unified Communications Software and since then it has had different feedback from its users.
While many users praise their near-real-time handling of messages, others are quite unfulfilled with the DLP capabilities of files
The main point has been described as long delays to handle those files, which could allow the end users to download and see before anything occurs. The second point is that custom rules, ie. those specifically designed by users, do not apply to files and can result in lack of coverage.
As for now, Microsoft has been improving the handling of DLP policies for messages, while it has been said that they will release the ability to block files from arriving to the end user, turning the platform into non-real-time.

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July 7, 2020
Everything you need to know on granting external and guest access in Microsoft Teams.

In this article we’ll explain to you in a very simple and concise way everything you need to know on external and guest access for Microsoft Teams, plus a lifesaving tip to increase productivity in this platform.

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April 20, 2020
How to get automatic meeting transcriptions for compliance regulatory usage?

Companies that rely on UC (unified communications) software for video meetings, especially in these times, are faced with the challenge of enforcing compliance policy and maintaining a record of those for legal or internal purposes.

This issue has been relatively easy to address for messages (as we have currently been doing for some time), emails, sms and any kind of written information.

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March 12, 2020
Real Time Audio DLP for Microsoft Teams

AGAT Software is proud to announce the launch of its latest reg-tech product: Real-Time Audio DLP for Microsoft Teams. Many users are already used to dealing with DLP (Data Leak Prevention) policies when using UC (unified communications) software such as Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, Slack, etc. These usually inspect near-real time files and […]

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February 5, 2020
AGAT Software Enhances Recording for Microsoft Teams

Improved recording solutions for MS Teams Recording has always been a valuable feature in the communication landscape. Required by businesses for a range of different reasons, from compliance to process improvements, recording offers essential access to information. As the need for recording solutions continues to expand, vendors like Microsoft have begun engaging with various recording […]

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November 13, 2019
Announcing Conditional Access to Cloud-Based UC&C Services

Keeping Your Cloud-Based UC&C Safe Unified Communications & Collaboration services such as Skype for Business Online, Microsoft Teams and Webex Teams are increasingly becoming a vital tool of modern enterprise businesses worldwide. For example, Microsoft Teams, launched just 2.5 years ago, has grown by 250% in the last year alone in the number of organizational […]

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November 7, 2019
SphereShield Now Offers Archive, Move and Export for Microsoft Teams

AGAT Software addresses demands of Microsoft Teams users Microsoft Teams has quickly emerged as one of the most popular tools for centralising and managing collaboration in the enterprise environment. In a world where employees are becoming increasingly mobile and dispersed, it’s tools like Microsoft Teams that allow modern employees to stay connected wherever they are, […]

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October 29, 2019
SpherShield adds Archive, Export, and Move Channels to Microsoft Teams

AGAT has extended the capabilities of its premier product, Sphere Shield by addressing the two top user needs marked as backlog, as communicated by current Teams users, on the Microsoft UserVoice forum.  Archiving Channels with 9K votes as of October 2019 Moving Channels with 10K votes as of October 2019 Users need the ability to archive […]

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May 19, 2019
Are Microsoft Teams Default Security and Compliance Tools Good Enough?

Microsoft Teams is a fast-growing communication and collaboration platform for business use. As of the end of 2018, Teams has overtaken Slack and became the market leader and is now used by more than 329,000 organizations worldwide. While Microsoft Teams is an open platform that offers a vast range of collaboration options from any device, […]

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February 25, 2019
3 Questions to Ask Before Deploying Microsoft Teams

The ways organizations collaborate vary these days more than ever. The generational divide in the workplace has many employees working with a mix of device types and preferring different modes of interaction. Employees expect modern communication facilities that traditional enterprise-wide collaboration tools just aren’t up to. Microsoft Teams is Microsoft’s answer to competing platforms such […]

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AGAT is an innovative software provider specializing in security and compliance solutions. AGAT’s award-winning flagship product - SphereShield, is a leading solution providing control of data and activities for Unified Communication (UC) & Collaboration services.
SphereShield AI RegTech capabilities analyze messages, files, audio and video for policy enforcement required by regulations such as FINRA, GDPR, HIPAA & MiFID II. It enables real-time content inspection addressing Data Leak Prevention (DLP), Ethical Wall as well as Anti Malware and eDiscovery requirements. SphereShield’s  conditional access capabilities and AI-based risk engine features add significant security improvements to on-prem or cloud UC service.



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