Now in public preview: Paging on Large Gallery – Microsoft Tech Community

Teams meetings currently supports up to 49 videos. We are now introducing paging to help you view up to 98 videos. When you choose Large Gallery view, and if there are more than 49 videos, navigation controls < and > would appear below the Large Gallery and you can use these controls to view or engage with more video participants.

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-public-preview/now-in-public-preview-paging-on-large-gallery/m-p/2440805

How to Disable the News and Interests Widget on the Windows 10 Taskbar

In the Windows Insider development rings, the company has been testing out a new News and Interests widget. It’s a button that lives on the right side of the taskbar. When launched it shows the weather forecast for your area, news headlines, finance, traffic, and other information. And the widget isn’t just for dev channels. It’s coming to older versions of Windows like version 2004 May 2020 Update and version 20H2 October 2020 Update in future updates. Here’s how to change its behavior or turn it off entirely.

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/disable-the-news-and-interests-widget-on-the-windows-10-taskbar/

Chris Webb’s BI Blog: What The New Visio Web App And Licensing Announcement Means For Power BI

In summary there will soon be a lightweight, web-based version of Visio available to anyone with a Microsoft 365 Business, Office 365 E1/E3/E5, F3, A1, A3 or A5 subscription. Previously Visio was not part of the main M365 plans and was only available as a separate purchase.

https://blog.crossjoin.co.uk/2021/06/09/what-the-new-visio-web-app-and-licensing-announcement-means-for-power-bi/

No more “next slide please” with Microsoft Teams PowerPoint Live Presenter Mode – Tom Talks

One of the great meeting features of Microsoft Teams is PowerPoint Live Presenter mode. For me, the killer feature is that anyone can “Take control” of presenting the deck seamlessly.

https://tomtalks.blog/2021/06/no-more-next-slide-please-with-microsoft-teams-powerpoint-live-presenter-mode/

Microsoft adds ‘lightweight’ Visio web app for no extra fee to Microsoft 365 for business plans | ZDNet

Microsoft is making a new, web-based, basic Visio app available to Microsoft 365 and Office 365 business customers starting in July.

https://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/microsoft-adds-lightweight-visio-web-app-for-no-extra-fee-to-microsoft-365-for-business-plans/

HDD drives could be all set to finally take on SSDs once more thanks to this upgrade | TechRadar

Researchers from Cambridge University have found a novel way to not just increase the storage capacities of traditional hard disk drives (HDD), but also make them more reliable.

The breakthrough was achieved by the Cambridge Graphene Center together with researchers from the University of Exeter, India, Switzerland, Singapore, and the US, using graphene, often touted as a miracle material for its unique properties.

https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/hdd-drives-could-be-all-set-to-finally-take-on-ssds-once-more-thanks-to-this-upgrade

Power Platform becomes the new Visual Basic | InfoWorld

Low-code development tools like Microsoft’s Power Platform are more than a way for users to build the apps they need when they need them. They’re a way to rapidly building code that’s needed urgently. You only have to look at the application my local general practitioner partnership, along with others in this part of London, have been using to manage appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations.

https://www.infoworld.com/article/3621394/power-platform-becomes-the-new-visual-basic.html

Organizations leveraging Microsoft Teams exposed to potential risk – Help Net Security

A survey conducted by Exec Survey and iGov Survey, reveals how over 200 unique organizations in the U.K. enabled seamless business continuity amid rapid societal change, where they face security challenges today, and what policies and procedures they are prioritising in the next six months.

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2021/06/09/organizations-using-microsoft-teams/