How to add a Power App to a channel with parameters using Graph API

Teams published PowerApps can be added very easily to the team either when provisioning new teams and using Team Templates or by simply adding a new tab manually. Just choose the Power App and add it as a tab to the channel in question. That will either add the application or make it possible to … Continue reading How to add a Power App to a channel with parameters using Graph API

Microsoft Ignite: Guide to November 2021 edition aka What to watch / join, how to connect with people and also to have fun

It is this time of the year again: Microsoft Ignite registration and session scheduler are open! The #MSIgnite event is again digital and free to attend, which makes it a really good opportunity for business decision makers, CIOs, CTOs, CEOs and IT experts & technology consultants to catch up with latest in the Microsoft Cloud … Continue reading Microsoft Ignite: Guide to November 2021 edition aka What to watch / join, how to connect with people and also to have fun

Microsoft Teams on iPad: boosting my personal productivity

During this summer I had reached the end of productive life-cycle of my few years old Android tablet. The one I had was never the top of the line product and it also reflected on the price. It was a solid packet, but when using it with Microsoft 365 solutions the age was clearly showing … Continue reading Microsoft Teams on iPad: boosting my personal productivity

Microsoft Teams Whiteboard updated! Take a look at the new user experience!

Microsoft Teams Whiteboard got it's most recent update! I was positively surprised when I took a look at it "just to see if it had updated yet" - and it was! The look and feel is somewhat different on menus, and the result is aimed clearly more towards pen and inking users - but it … Continue reading Microsoft Teams Whiteboard updated! Take a look at the new user experience!

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

Review: Poly Studio P15

Earlier this summer I managed to get one Microsoft Teams certified Poly Studio P15 personal video bar to for testing. Poly Studio P15 is one those devices meant for hybrid work scenarios especially in personal use or in a huddle space. Integrated with tracking & zooming 4K camera, microphones and speakers it is a solid … Continue reading Review: Poly Studio P15

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+

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