Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 14

For the 14th episode of Microsoft Community Office Hours I was joined by Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), and Eric Riz, MVP (@rizinsights), with our AMA discussion shared via live stream in the Office 365 Community on Facebook (

If you like this format, be sure to join us every Monday at 8am (for EMEA) and 6pm (for APAC) following the ask-me-anything (AMA) format. The AMA allows us to connect with each other and also help anyone in the community with questions about Microsoft products and services. If you have questions about Microsoft products or services, please feel free to post them here, on the FB page, or send to me via Twitter or FB direct message.

In this episode, we covered the following topics:

  • How can I improve the video and sound quality of Microsoft Teams? [2:46]
  • As an Admin, can I control the auth…nope, Eric wants to talk more about A/V controls [8:10]
  • Christian provides a plug for Rambox and the problems of multi-tasking [16:13]
  • A brief discussion on configuring a Microsoft account for HIPAA [19:56]
  • Ice hockey versus field hockey [21:20]
  • Are there limits on assigning/re-assigning licenses to guest users in Teams? [23:58]
  • Riz doppelganger [31:01]
  • Increase in spam via LinkedIn messaging (lead gen + outsourced engineering) [34:08]
  • A feature request for the LinkedIn team: Contact Me Options (clean up the spam) [37:09]
  • For online conferences, “Virtual Break-Out Rooms” for Teams is on the roadmap [46:17]
  • Excitement for the Microsoft Teams Lists app (#Loop365 interview with Kashman) [54:27]
  • Will Microsoft Teams become the primary entry point for most end users? [59:41]
  • Hal has been an MVP for a long, long time. Sean…not so much [1:03:38]
  • Can I switch between devices (mobile to desktop) in a single Teams meeting? [1:06:01]
  • While on a Teams call and receiving another Teams call, can I message them that I’ll join them shortly? [1:10:22]
  • As an Admin, can I control the authentication method for how users access Teams? [1:12:43]
  • Is there a way to preserve the SharePoint site when a Microsoft Team is deleted? [1:21:20]
  • The 50,000-acre weiner roast in AZ [1:26:32]
  • Anyone else having problems with the Teams desktop app “hanging?” Teams and network performance discussion [1:30:38]
  • Admiring Hal’s background image from the Air & Space Museum [1:36:21]
  • How can I use Teams to broadcast an online event? Discussion on live streaming using Teams, OBS, Streamlabs, Restream, & the Elgato Stream Deck [1:41:07]
  • Plans for attending (speaking at) in-person events this year [1:51:29]

You can watch the entire recording here:


If you would like to join one of these sessions as a panelist or to ask questions, you can find us live streaming on Facebook at 8am and 6pm Pacific every Monday during this quarantine period throughout May, possibly into June.

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.

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