How to: initiate a document approval directly in team files tab (using Power Automate)

The new Approval application is a very useful tool for multiple use cases that requires approval. One of it's great benefits is that it brings the approval process directly onto Teams - where the users are. It simultaneously sends also the approval in email for users so they can choose where they act on the … Continue reading How to: initiate a document approval directly in team files tab (using Power Automate)

How to set up and use Task Publishing in Teams

Task Publishing was recently made available in Microsoft Teams. The general info about Task Publishing can be found in here. In this article I lay out how you can get started while following also the documentation presented here. 21.1.2021 updated this post with task list housekeeping (unpublish, duplicate, delete) Microsoft defines Task Publishing very well … Continue reading How to set up and use Task Publishing in Teams

How to: adding a Microsoft Whiteboard to a team channel as a tab

Microsoft Whiteboard is a great tool in the Microsoft 365 belt: allowing innovative & visual planning while keeping the data inside the tenant. And of course one big benefit is that it is included with the license. There is still room for improvement with Microsoft Whiteboard but one of the roadmap items just completed: adding … Continue reading How to: adding a Microsoft Whiteboard to a team channel as a tab

The Ultimate How To Guide for Presenting Content in Microsoft Teams

Sharing / presenting content in Teams meeting is at the same time simple but is also has some options available that may not be known enough by everyone. This guide lets you get started and dive deeper what happens when you share your window, document or desktop in Microsoft Teams. This article will be updated … Continue reading The Ultimate How To Guide for Presenting Content in Microsoft Teams

Teams Roadmap Watch – mid January 2021

Here are some latest updates to Teams Roadmap. As usual - refer to the source for the up to date situation. One big change is the Meeting attendee registration (=webinar support) that moved from January to March 2021. FeatureIDDescriptionAddedUpdatedRelease66586Microsoft Teams: Meeting attendee registration22.9.202015.1.2021March CY202170558OneDrive: 250 GB file size support in Microsoft 36513.1.202115.1.2021February CY202170573Microsoft Teams: Large … Continue reading Teams Roadmap Watch – mid January 2021

How to create your own Teams Meeting apps with Power Apps

Ability to add Forms and other apps to Meetings become possible in November 2020. When meeting apps were announced Power Apps logo was included from the start. Meanwhile we have seen more and more apps that you can add to meetings (like Polly). Today I discovered how you can add your own Power Apps to … Continue reading How to create your own Teams Meeting apps with Power Apps

How to deploy the Company Communicator (App Template application) to multitenant setup

If you are aware about Microsoft App Template's then you have come across Company Communicator. The most safe way to deploy the Company Communicator is to make sure that your Azure subscription and Office 365 are in the same tenant. But that is not always the case. In this blog post I highlight what to … Continue reading How to deploy the Company Communicator (App Template application) to multitenant setup

How to: adding the new Channel Calendar to team channel

The Channel Calendar feature made it's appearance to Microsoft Teams today in few of my tenants! This is a long-awaited feature indeed - the channel meetings won't be lost anymore!What this is: A Calendar app to channel meetings that have been scheduled in that team in that channel and to creating new onesThis is NOT … Continue reading How to: adding the new Channel Calendar to team channel

Screen recording tools 2021

This is a topic that comes forward very often: how can one record a screen video and then edit it afterwards. What options there are available and how they work in the real scenarios? There are several (plenty) tools available but let me highlight a few. I am happy to see more tools listed in … Continue reading Screen recording tools 2021

Roadmap Watch: what to expect for Microsoft Teams in January 2021?

Year 2021 is here. Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft/Office 365 is getting a big number of updates. Just looking what is scheduled for January 2021 that is a big list of interesting capabilities! Some highlights from the list. Share System Audio on Mac is showing as cancelled because there were a duplicate item. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?searchterms=67168&filters=&searchterms=67168 (thank you … Continue reading Roadmap Watch: what to expect for Microsoft Teams in January 2021?

Teams Application highlight: Perfect Wiki

Microsoft Teams application store has a big number of applications in it. It means also that it can hold in apps that could be useful to many organizations - but they just don't know that such an app exists. I thought I check out some of them once an a while to share the information … Continue reading Teams Application highlight: Perfect Wiki

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 30.9.2021 (dd.mm.yyyy) Some quick facts about Breakout Rooms You can precreate rooms in advance and move invited people to rooms before the meetingYou can … 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