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08/28/2020 at 8:47 am in reply to: FCM Test Notification!!! message in Microsoft Teams #53911
This is the official update from Microsoft regarding this. Sounds like they know what the problem is, have put in place a temporary fix, and are working to resolve the problem permanently.:
Some users may receive unexpected Test notifications on their Android devices
User Impact: Users were receiving unexpected notifications via Teams on their Android mobile devices.
More info: Users may have received notifications that stated: “FCM Messages : Test Notifications” or other similar variations of this message.
Our investigation shows no indication that these messages were malicious in nature; however, we recommend dismissing any of these notifications that were received during the event without interacting with them.
Final status: We’ve isolated the source of the issue and applied a mitigation. We’ve confirmed that no further unexpected notifications are being sent to users’ Android devices.
Scope of impact: This issue may have potentially impacted any user with Microsoft Teams installed on an Android device.
Start time: Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 8:00 AM UTC
End time: Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 6:25 PM UTC
Root cause: A configuration issue within Microsoft Teams systems that facilitate notification delivery was identified and corrected.
– We’re analyzing the configuration of the systems that manage Microsoft Teams notifications to better understand the underlying source of this issue.
This is the final update for the event.08/27/2020 at 6:24 pm in reply to: FCM Test Notification!!! message in Microsoft Teams #53910
Got some more of these this afternoon as well.
I saw Loom for the first time this week. It looks great, but I’ll have to give it a test first.
I’ve just seen some more about this from a colleague. You may be able to get 9 x 9 students on screen at once soon, which is an entire class.
I’ve seen some issues with Zoom. According to the documentation, Zoom treats each video stream as an individual stream, so it’s a massive bandwidth hog. Microsoft Teams and Google Meet seem to optimise this so each user gets a single feed from the cloud, rather than lots. It will be interesting to see how well the 3 x 3 and rumored 4 x 4 support for Teams works.
I’ve used both services and I tend to agree. Microsoft has leapt strides ages of Google in the last couple of years, but Google still has advantages in terms of ease of deployments, and Chromebooks are awesome.
My brief opinion is that Microsoft is the “full package” for schools that have a solid technical team to manage. Google is great for younger students and school without much technical support and where money is a concern. I’ll try to write more about this in future.
Yes, you can create a break out room in Teams, although there isn’t currently a specific option for this. As teacher, you can create multiple video conferences in the same channel or several channels within your class Team.
You could even create private channels within your class and add the specific students you want to access each. Students can only see private channels that they have access to, so they would only be able to see the “break out room” you want them to access.
Hope this helps. I’ll try and create a video guide on this as lots of teachers are asking similar questions at the moment.
Thanks04/10/2020 at 9:18 pm in reply to: Just wanted to say that Microsoft Stream is awesome #379
I love that when you record a video conference it’s streamed directly to Stream instead of being stored locally and then shared with the Team automatically. Such a simple streamlined solution.