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

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)

Teams news summary of Microsoft Ignite

#MSIgnite, the Microsoft Ignite 2020 - did it again. The big and beautiful Microsoft tech and developer conference delivered again tons of announcements, news and information. In this post I am focusing on Microsoft Teams related news.. and I am not trying to list all of them but ones I see the most essential + … Continue reading Teams news summary of Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Teams provisioning with Power Automate and Graph API

I had a privilege presenting this session of mine today at Commsverse. I was asked, again, to publish my provisioning flow to Github and this time I managed to do it! To accompany that here are a few details about the provisioning. The process follows this Get the request to a SharePoint list. The provisioning … Continue reading Microsoft Teams provisioning with Power Automate and Graph API

How to use Whiteboard in Teams meetings efficiently II

When you need to collaborate in more visual way with your team members you want to take a look at Microsoft Whiteboard that automatically available with every Teams meeting. If your collaboration with your team is more text-based then I advice to use OneNote. For more visual needs, free form planning or just because you … Continue reading How to use Whiteboard in Teams meetings efficiently II

Art of Pinning Channels III

I wrote last year two posts in this blog about Pin channels feature in Microsoft Teams. The first one was more about "what is Pin channels and how do you use it"   and the second was "what if you would turn Teams to more channel oriented". This one is more about my experiences since … Continue reading Art of Pinning Channels III

Easy Teams onboarding by welcoming new members automatically

You are added to a new team and look around. While some teams are familiar from the click one, there are some that would require a bit of more knowledge. What is the team's purpose, what are those channels, are there some agreed team practices? Instead of having to ask around for these the team … Continue reading Easy Teams onboarding by welcoming new members automatically

Sharing a teams conversations using Outlook

A new feature recently rolled out to Teams. You can now choose to share a Teams conversation using Outlook. The feature is found via message's ... (three dots, ellipses) menu. This shares the message and all it's replies. Then the Outlook-style window will open up. You can add your comments, do editing of message etc. … Continue reading Sharing a teams conversations using Outlook

Jabra Elite 85h: the best modern worklife headphones I’ve had so far

I use Teams meetings and calling a lot. I also do tons of work from various other places than my home office. Some other locations are for example a train when I commute to Helsinki, when I am visiting our headquarters, occasionally in a café or restaurant, lobby, .. You name it. Simply put: I … Continue reading Jabra Elite 85h: the best modern worklife headphones I’ve had so far

Copying files to Private Channel using Graph API

I was approached with a scenario: Once I have created a Private Channel how can I automatically copy files there? Since I didn't have a direct answer it was time to open Graph Explorer and start digging. Create a Private Channel You need to have a suitable team first. /me/joinedTeams is quite a good Graph … Continue reading Copying files to Private Channel using Graph API

Teams features hidden in plain sight: right-clicks and pinning applications

Microsoft Teams doesn't always tell you what you can do in it's interface. Since it is a kind of web application we have used to use left click around different menus. However, there are some features in Teams that will make your life easier if you right-click on them. And I am not talking about … Continue reading Teams features hidden in plain sight: right-clicks and pinning applications

Survival Guide to Microsoft Teams with multiple accounts

One very often heard challenge with Teams is that it is difficult to handle work when you have to use multiple identities (accounts). Usually you have your homebase (home tenant) where you have your work account. And I agree - using Teams  with just one account is the most simple use case. However, it is … Continue reading Survival Guide to Microsoft Teams with multiple accounts

Adding PowerApps as Teams application to Teams via Graph API

You may already be aware that you can export a PowerApps to Teams. In case you haven't heard about this part check this URL: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/add-your-canvas-apps-to-teams/ However, the real interest is in what we can do with PowerApps once we have uploaded the application to Teams App Catalog. You need to figure out, before progressing, a … Continue reading Adding PowerApps as Teams application to Teams via Graph API