Concluding 2020

What a year this has been! No, that does not sound right. What a strange year and exceptional this has been. I expected 2020 to be full of wonders and technological leaps while having some fun there as well. I am not mentioning the elephant in the room and due to that many of us … Continue reading Concluding 2020

Microsoft Teams Roadmap Watch updates

Microsoft Teams roadmap seems to update weekly these days. This time there weren't that many changes but it is good to note that End of meeting notifications has rolled outHistory menu is scheduled now for February 2021Outlook is getting Meeting Options prompt when meeting invite has 40 or more participants or 10 or more distribution … Continue reading Microsoft Teams Roadmap Watch updates

Review: Jabra Evolve2 85 with Microsoft Teams

I have been testing several different audio devices for use with Teams in this blog. I can finally add Jabra Evolve2 85 to the list. Can you spot the matching colors of the headset Teams-connected light and my keyboard? 😂 Jabra Evolve2 85 is the high-end headset for work from Jabra. For it's high-end headset … Continue reading Review: Jabra Evolve2 85 with Microsoft Teams

How to use Pop out apps in Teams

Microsoft Teams recently got a new feature to Teams Desktop client: ability to Pop out application from Teams UI into a separate window. If you have the New Meeting -experience checked on in Teams Desktop Client Settings you can start utilizing this feature. This is a follow up to earlier Pop out chat -feature. If … Continue reading How to use Pop out apps in Teams

How to guide for custom Praises in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams got finally Custom Praises out last week. This means you can do awesome praises / endorsements to your colleagues in your own organization theme and color. That makes praises to feel even better and sharing that Good Will & Gratitude makes even more sense. For raising spirits and increasing motivation it is a … Continue reading How to guide for custom Praises in Microsoft Teams

Roadmap watch: Large (1k) & Overflow meetings postponed to Q1/2021

The Teams Roadmap has been updated again. I can't say I am surprised that some meeting features were postponed with a few months - there hadn't been much noise about them in social media which lead me to guess they won't be out yet. But as always - Roadmap is a estimate of the schedule … Continue reading Roadmap watch: Large (1k) & Overflow meetings postponed to Q1/2021

Live Reactions, Together Mode in Teams Web and native Windows Notifications are available in Teams Public Preview

This week brought in several great features to Microsoft Teams! The Breakout Rooms was met with massive success and that might have overshadowed some other great features that came out. Custom PraisesAbility to change Together Mode scenes Teams Public Preview When you enable Teams Public Preview you get your hands on to a few features … Continue reading Live Reactions, Together Mode in Teams Web and native Windows Notifications are available in Teams Public Preview

How to use “Definite Guide” for the new Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms

The new out-of-the-box virtual Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms became available in December 2020! This blog post is the definite guide how to use Microsoft Teams Virtual Breakout Rooms. Blog post updated 17.8.2021 (dd.mm.yyyy) Some quick facts about Breakout Rooms You need to be in the meeting to be able to create Breakout Rooms: 1-50 of … Continue reading How to use “Definite Guide” for the new Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms

Roadmap watch: new search, video filters and large meetings in Teams delayed

When checking out the M365 I found out that there were some changes wort mentioning. New Search Experience in Teams A new search experience in Teams will make finding messages, people, answers, and files faster and more intuitive. A redesigned search results page provides better context and faster results, with AI-powered relevance based on the … Continue reading Roadmap watch: new search, video filters and large meetings in Teams delayed

How to: create and add a OneNote tab to your Microsoft Teams team channel using Power Automate + Graph API

I was asked to share how I have been adding new OneNote tabs to a team channel in Microsoft Teams using Power Automate + Graph API. If you look at the documentation it shows you this: Of course I never believed that but found earlier a way to hack OneNote into a channel as tab … Continue reading How to: create and add a OneNote tab to your Microsoft Teams team channel using Power Automate + Graph API

Roadmap watch: latest changes to upcoming Teams meeting schedules

Another day, another updates to the Microsoft Teams roadmap! While none of is happy to see schedules updating to a later month but I appreciate that they commit to the ready features and also let us know when to expect them to roll out. I would love to see them updating the dates more often, … Continue reading Roadmap watch: latest changes to upcoming Teams meeting schedules

How to: set your status duration in Teams

Currently rolling out - and appearing to tenants - is the ability to set your status duration for determined amount of time. As you already might now you can set following statuses in Microsoft Teams: And yes - you can hide yourself being even logged into to Teams by choosing Appear offline. This is useful … Continue reading How to: set your status duration in Teams

Roadmap update: What’s on the Teams roadmap for the end of year?

There are plenty of features that should be rolling out to Teams by the end of this year. I think the more recent the "last modified" date is the more accurate the release estimate will be. And vice versa: those features that haven't been updated for a couple of months risk higher chance of getting … Continue reading Roadmap update: What’s on the Teams roadmap for the end of year?

Roadmap update: externals access to Whiteboard in a Microsoft Teams meeting delayed to March 2021

Looking at the roadmap updates this got my eye: The long awaited feature that would allow Whiteboard: External access in Teams meetings Any guests, external or anonymous users in a Teams meeting can view and collaborate on the whiteboard during the meeting. They will not have continued access to the whiteboard after the meeting ends. … Continue reading Roadmap update: externals access to Whiteboard in a Microsoft Teams meeting delayed to March 2021

Review: Microsoft Surface Headphones 2

First I have to say that I love the way Surface devices look and how usable they are when you think needs of the modern work. So I was of course very thrilled to be able to test the Microsoft Surface Headphones version 2. I almost bought the first version a year and half back … Continue reading Review: Microsoft Surface Headphones 2