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: Poly Calisto 5300 Speakerphone

I have been testing different audio devices for use with Teams/worklife use since the summer. First one of those I want to write a review is Poly Calisto 5300 Speakerphone. The Specs USB-C + USB-C dongle. There are also USB-A models availableUp to 16 hours of talk timeBluetooth 5.0Charge by connecting with wire to USB-C … Continue reading Review: Poly Calisto 5300 Speakerphone

How to add polls to Teams meetings

The ability to add polls (finally! Just saying..) to Microsoft Teams meetings became possible recently when the feature to add applications to Teams meetings was released to general availability. Among the first applications to add to meetings were Forms and Polly. Let's take a look how you can add polls to meetings in a step-by-step … Continue reading How to add polls to Teams meetings

How to easily use new Teams Power Automate application to increase personal and team productivity (aka creating flows without having to know how)

The old Flow application in Teams is updating to become the new Power Automate app experience. If you look into the Flow app today you can see it's content have been already updated - only the name is different. In this blog I will focus on how to use that app as average Teams user … Continue reading How to easily use new Teams Power Automate application to increase personal and team productivity (aka creating flows without having to know how)

Microsoft Teams Desktop: adding more than one account coming in December

Teams Desktop is getting the ability to add more accounts! Before you get too excited about this note that it means "add one personal account along with one work/school account". It is not the "add multiple accounts of all kinds" we would love to see - but it is a start. This will allow to … Continue reading Microsoft Teams Desktop: adding more than one account coming in December

How to make your Teams bots richer with markdown

Microsoft Teams comes with excellent lowcode/nocode tool for bots: Power Virtual Agents. Project Oakdale, which is now in preview, brought these bots directly to Teams licensed users to create bots that help tackle , for example, overload on people answering routine questions. When you are creating the bot dialogue it is easy to use richer … Continue reading How to make your Teams bots richer with markdown

Teams Nation – Returning May 26th 2021

TeamsFest has been an incredible ride. Having just finished the event a few weeks ago, Chris, Adam, Chris and I had the opportunity to catch up before our monthly user group to have a look at the figures. We had over 1300 unique attendees at TeamsFest which was twice as large as our last event, … Continue reading Teams Nation – Returning May 26th 2021