Set Teams presence status and note automatically with Power Automate

Did you know you can set person's status and status message in Microsoft Teams using Power Automate? Getting the status has been out there for some time now, but recently I saw posts in Twitter from Loryan Strant and Luise Freese where they set the status message in Teams to follow what they are listening … Continue reading Set Teams presence status and note automatically with Power Automate

How to hook and connect to approvals created in Teams Approvals app via Power Automate (Part 1)

Approvals application in Microsoft Teams is a great tool to create light-weight and ad hoc approval processes. What is missing, is the ability to track or hook to those approvals programmatically. Instead you can use Approvals actions in Power Automate very easily but the starting point can not be Approvals application. Recently I got a … Continue reading How to hook and connect to approvals created in Teams Approvals app via Power Automate (Part 1)

Create a Teams chat group with Power Automate and other new actions and triggers

A long title, but necessary. Microsoft Teams has gotten new Power Automate actions and even one trigger + updates to old triggers recently. It was of course time for me to put them to the test. As a spoiler: not all work perfectly yet, but I don't think it will be a long time until … Continue reading Create a Teams chat group with Power Automate and other new actions and triggers

How to follow up Teams Webinar attendees with Dynamics 365 Marketing

If you have Dynamics 365 for Marketing in place you can start already taking advantage of Webinar-Event integration that is available for Microsoft Teams. If you don't - but you do have 300+ licenses in Office/Microsoft E3/E5 you can sign up for a 6 month trial to try it out (until end of year 2021) … Continue reading How to follow up Teams Webinar attendees with Dynamics 365 Marketing

Microsoft Teams Whiteboard got new features – part 1

Microsoft Teams Whiteboard got recently very useful new features. There has been plenty of features on the way to Whiteboard during August-September. First ones of new features have appeared into Teams Whiteboard already! Read on to learn about new features such as New inking pensInking arrowsShortcut keysConvert to ShapeNote GridsAdding Image Using Windows 10 App … Continue reading Microsoft Teams Whiteboard got new features – part 1

Interested what’s the latest in Microsoft Teams? Attend my Spotlight-webinars to see live demos!

I am doing my Sulava Microsoft Teams Spotlight webinars again next week. These webinars are free to attend; registration is needed. I do one in English and one in Finnish. I do my best to make these webinars worth your time: by providing information & news and benefits on what's latest in Microsoft Teams and … Continue reading Interested what’s the latest in Microsoft Teams? Attend my Spotlight-webinars to see live demos!

Set up organizational Teams meeting backgrounds

There are all the time something new in Microsoft Teams that can help make life easier. Something organizations have been asking is a ability to share organization "official" meeting video backgrounds for employees. It has finally rolled to Microsoft Teams, so admins can get stared with the capability. The quick list: Advanced Communication add-on license … Continue reading Set up organizational Teams meeting backgrounds

How to add an existing or new Whiteboard to a team channel using Graph API

When you use out of the box feature to add a Whiteboard app to team channel it always creates a new Whiteboard. Using Graph API it is possible to add an existing or a new Whiteboard to team channel. This enables to re-use Whiteboards or recovering an accidentally removed Whiteboard tab. In my earlier blog … Continue reading How to add an existing or new Whiteboard to a team channel using Graph API

Give your Power App the share to Meeting Stage superpower in Teams Meetings

While Meeting Stage application can sound a bit strange, you have been using them all the time. One good example is the Microsoft Whiteboard shared to Teams meeting. In short "Shared meeting stage" is the area where you can share content with others - or you can use the shared stage to share your presentation … Continue reading Give your Power App the share to Meeting Stage superpower in Teams Meetings

What’s new to Microsoft Teams during Summer 2021

The summer is always busy times for product groups at Microsoft. One reason is that Microsoft fiscal year ends to end of June and the other reason is the Inspire -conference (former Worldwide Partner Conference) that happens in July. This year I chose to be more on vacation (taking an annual break) instead of watching … Continue reading What’s new to Microsoft Teams during Summer 2021

Review: Microsoft Surface Headphones 2+

I reviewed Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 in late 2020. Recently I got the change to try the Microsoft Teams Certified version of Surface Headphones 2+. These headphones are tagged "for business" and it also marks the opening era of Teams Certified headsets for Surface family. No, they don't look much different from the outside. Controls … Continue reading Review: Microsoft Surface Headphones 2+

Review: upgraded my workspace to modern with Logitech MX Keys and MX Master 3 mouse

As some of you might know I used to work exclusively on Surface Pro -devices and for almost two years I had The Best Mouse to go with it: Microsoft Surface Precision mouse. Desktop computer I had was a lot older model and thus I used it only occasionally - the keyboard I had with … Continue reading Review: upgraded my workspace to modern with Logitech MX Keys and MX Master 3 mouse

My 2021 so far: a mid-year look back + turning on vacation mode in Microsoft Teams and Office 365

Today is a good day - despite this being the third published blog post on today, which may be a kind of record even for me 😂. I am start my annual summer vacation and that gives me a welcome break to recharge some precious brain batteries. Perhaps even take some walks, bicycling and seeing … Continue reading My 2021 so far: a mid-year look back + turning on vacation mode in Microsoft Teams and Office 365

Viva Insights – updated and improved with Headspace!

I was just preparing my other post and going through some Viva Insight when I noticed the front page had been updated with Headspace! The previous meditation part is gone and it has been replaced with the new functionality. Behind Headspace you can find these Guided meditations Virtual Commute now includes Headspace meditation. In the … Continue reading Viva Insights – updated and improved with Headspace!

Heads up! Microsoft Teams preview to follow Office Preview

In case you haven't seen the Admin Center bulletin here is important information if you have been using Office Preview or Microsoft Teams Public Preview. This is a change that can affect many of your users in Microsoft Teams: giving them option to turn on Teams Public Preview. This does not affect people in TAP … Continue reading Heads up! Microsoft Teams preview to follow Office Preview

Review: Poly Voyager Focus 2

The audio is #1 feature in meetings. If your audio is not clear or you don't hear what others say then the meeting quality and value is quickly degenerating. Of course there are other key elements in meetings as well. However Audio is the Number One. Too often sub-par devices with connectivity issues are used … Continue reading Review: Poly Voyager Focus 2

New Microsoft Teams client (2.0) announced with Windows 11!

Last Thursday, 24th of June 2021, marked a great day - not just for opening Midsummer break in Nordic countries but especially for the announcement(*) of the new Microsoft Teams client along with Windows 11! The new Teams chat, call & meet client was highlighted during the Windows 11 announcements & intro but the true … Continue reading New Microsoft Teams client (2.0) announced with Windows 11!

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