App highlight: Squarl – first impressions

I got an early access to Squarl application. It is (visioning to become) all-in-one management application that people can use to get all relevant loosely connected bits and pieces into a single application so they can be reviewed and accessed easily later. In short: you can add links, notes and Teams conversations into a single … Continue reading App highlight: Squarl – first impressions

Roadmap watch: what’s coming to Teams during Summer 2021?

What can be expected to roll out to Microsoft Teams during this summer? Short answer: a lot! Massively! I highlight some of those features in this blog post as a summary. As always - schedules can change. Some features may be pushed back if the testing reveals some issues there. While it does sting when … Continue reading Roadmap watch: what’s coming to Teams during Summer 2021?

Microsoft HoloLens 2 – experiencing the future today

I have been very enthusiastic about HoloLens 2 -devices when I first saw them demonstrated during 2019. I have been staying up to about HoloLens throughout these two years - especially thinking and learning about use cases in different industries and bringing in Line of Business applications to it. The latest big news was the … Continue reading Microsoft HoloLens 2 – experiencing the future today

Chat Bubbles in Team meetings

Chat Bubbles is a new feature to display chat messages in Teams meetings that just hit Public Preview (yes, you need to have Public Preview enabled in Teams Desktop client to be able to use these preview features). And no, you don't see them in browser-Teams nor in mobile-Teams at this phase. Just the Desktop … Continue reading Chat Bubbles in Team meetings

PowerPoint Live in Teams: now with laser pointer and inking!

It was a pleasant surprise to test our Teams meetings features recently: Laser Pointer & Inking features are available in PowerPoint Live! This means it is possible to start laser-pointing your slides, ink on them (in various colors & thicknesses) to highlight the content and of course use highlighter to really stand something out. I … Continue reading PowerPoint Live in Teams: now with laser pointer and inking!

Review for Poly Sync 20: a Microsoft Teams certified Speakerphone

I had the opportunity to test out Poly's Sync 20 -speakerphone for Teams for couple of months now. Previously I have taken a look at Poly Calisto 5300 in late 2020, so I was really interested to try Sync 20 out. Of course since this too is certified for Microsoft Teams, and optionally comes with … Continue reading Review for Poly Sync 20: a Microsoft Teams certified Speakerphone

How to create Task from a message in Teams (Out of the Box version)

I can see Create Task has appeared in Teams Public Preview! This new feature makes it really easy to turn conversation into tasks in your personal To Do or to Team Planner. This saves the trouble of having to activate it yourself and especially the need to do copy-paste to get message contents to Tasks. … Continue reading How to create Task from a message in Teams (Out of the Box version)

Roadmap watch: What new to expect to Microsoft Teams in June 2021 (and a bit beyond)?

It is time to take a brief look at Teams roadmap, since there has been plenty of changes recently. As always, when looking for most up to date information about a specific feature I urge you to check Microsoft 365 Roadmap. This blog post works as a curated summary of those items I feel are … Continue reading Roadmap watch: What new to expect to Microsoft Teams in June 2021 (and a bit beyond)?

Shared Channels: Collaborate beyond borders in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is getting Shared Channels! This new feature will make it possible to work with other people in a channel by invited an internal or external (in other organizations) members to a Shared Channel. At first the biggest things why this matters: externals don't have to switch tenants to work with you - and … Continue reading Shared Channels: Collaborate beyond borders in Microsoft Teams

New file sharing experience: review / block download in Teams chat

The new sharing experience is rolling to Microsoft Teams chat. When you drop/upload/select a file to be shared you can now define what the recipient can do with the file. This makes it possible to share files and prevent others from downloading them. And yes - this comes from the OneDrive so this capability is … Continue reading New file sharing experience: review / block download in Teams chat