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Facebook acquired Giphy – How to disable it in Microsoft Teams

On may 15, 2020 Facebook announced that they acquired Giphy and that Giphy is now a part of the Instagram Team. Some ask what this acquisition means for other services, because Giphy is integrated into some of the internet’s most popular apps and services. Like Microsoft Teams!

I immediately asked myself: What is Facebook going to do with Giphy data? The Data of 700 million users and billions of hits that comes from the apps and services?

Microsoft 365 Common Area Phone

Sometimes you might want a Phone located in your lobby, or in meeting room. These phones are typical use cases for “Common Area Phone“!

There is a license SKU available in Microsoft 365: Common Area Phone (MCOCAP)
The price in Germany is about 6,70 Euro per month and device (80,40 Euro per year and device), so basically the same as the Microsoft 365 Phone System.

You get the following components as part of this SKU:

  • Microsoft 365 Phone System (MCOEV)
  • Microsoft Teams (TEAMS1)
  • Skype for Business Online Plan 2 (MCOSTANDARD)
Common Area Phone option in Microsoft 365
Common Area Phone option in Microsoft 365