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posted by janrinok on Monday June 07 2021, @04:05PM   Printer-friendly
from the so-they-say dept.

Microsoft Teams calls are getting end-to-end encryption in July:

Microsoft Teams is getting better security and privacy next month with the addition of end-to-end encrypted 1:1 voice calls.

While Microsoft Teams already encrypts data at rest and in transit, it allows administrators to configure automatic recording and transcription of voice calls.

Due to this, Microsoft Teams calls are not suitable for sharing very sensitive information that should remain private between two individuals.

Starting in July, Microsoft Teams is getting end-to-end encryption for 1:1 VoIP calls so that their discussions remain entirely private.

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07 2021, @05:40PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07 2021, @05:40PM (#1142819)

    My work decided to use this shite as well-- we have a moron in a high position.

    Teams is the worst most buggy crap I've ever used. In the middle of a call, it decided my microphone shouldn't work anymore. Then 5 minutes further into the same call, it decided the text messages I send would no longer be delivered leaving me to email my input, in real time, to the other call participants-- I could see/hear the other participants the entire time. My work is using it to distribute documents too now (dictate from that same high up moron), and it can take several minutes to retrieve a stupid phone list which took seconds to retrieve prior to Teams. Mostly, it is used as a severely bloated and buggy chat client.

    I added a couple rules that send me emails when folks try to message me / mention me or a few topics I am primary on, in a chat. And, whenever someone suggests a Teams call, I request that it be switched to Zoom (or just a damn phone call, if it is only two of us). Both have been acceptable to others so far, and I haven't been forced to battle MS Teams for, at least, a few weeks now.

    The only folks who are able to use MS Teams are the few windows users at work (a tiny minority), and they might just have very low expectations about software quality and accept the buggy shit as normal. One guy claims the electron app works OK for him, but I don't have enough free resources to devote a couple gigs of ram and multiple CPU cores to a chat client. I've only used the web version (in multiple browsers) and have pretty much given up on getting anything to work / work reliably.

    MS Teams == worst software / product ever.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07 2021, @06:15PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07 2021, @06:15PM (#1142833)

    We've got an IRC server running that the pointy-hairs haven't shut down yet, so that works well for multi-person communication. The only niche I can come up with that Teams fills is it makes it easier for the lawyers to hand over conversations every time Intel gets sued.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07 2021, @10:11PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07 2021, @10:11PM (#1142925)

    It's funny you mentioned Zoom, browser client, and quality in the same message.
    Apparently I'm the only person on the whole Internet whose Zoom Web client stops the audio when I bring another full screen window in front of it.
    À slightly smaller window allowing some pixels of Zoom to be shown leaves the audio running. And yes, I've confirmed myself that the meetings are not configured to detect that people are paying attention.

    I mean, anybody who thinks this is quality software has some serious cognitive issues.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07 2021, @10:24PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07 2021, @10:24PM (#1142929)

      Zoom maybe shit too, but in comparison it is good, in at least, it usually somewhat works.

      And, GP did not say Zoom was quality-- that was only the voice in your head. Try to read and respond to what is written instead of creating strawmen to slay.

  • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Monday June 07 2021, @10:49PM

    by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 07 2021, @10:49PM (#1142940) Journal

    MS Teams == worst software / product ever.

    Windos == worst software / product ever.

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