Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 27

For the 27th episode of Microsoft Community Office Hours series, I was once again joined by Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Eric Riz, MVP (@rizinsights), Mike Nelson, MVP (@MikeNelsonIO), Joel Oleson, RD+MVP (@joeloleson), and long-time-listener-first-time-caller Liam Cleary, MVP (@helloitsliam) in a panel discussion shared via live stream in the Office 365 Community on Facebook, and simulcast on Twitter (Periscope), LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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In this episode, we covered the following topics:

  • Kicking off Episode 27 with some self-promotion of the blog and prior recordings [3:20]
  • A quick push for people to register for Microsoft Ignite this week (Sept 22-24) [5:23]
  • This week’s t-shirt parade is going plaid [7:03]
  • Automating setup of Office 365 email and Azure AD, and System Center Orchestrator [12:41]
  • Is the limit for a Teams Meeting participants 300? If so, why am I seeing 340 participants? [16:53]
  • If I mistakenly deleted a OneNote, is there a way to get it back? [25:01]
  • Details on Sean’s complex speaker rider [26:51]
  • We’re moving from hybrid to full cloud. How do I reconfigure 100 machines on Azure AD? [27:50]
  • Liam Cleary joins the discussion (first-time caller, long-time listener) [33:08]
  • Is there a way to send notifications to an admin every time a guest user is added to Teams? [34:20]
  • Liam admits to getting project work purely on the basis of his accent [38:01]
  • Has anyone noticed recent changes to Teams tags where people are no longer getting notified via activity?  [41:18]
  • What is the maximum number of saved items in Teams? [45:42]
  • Why is FindTime using Skype for Business (Islands mode) when we have already set our tenant to Teams-Only mode? [50:40]
  • Why aren’t my 3rd party apps working? When admins increase restrictions without communicating the change [55:37]
  • After some gentle ribbing from the guys, Christian again promotes his blog [57:51]
  • If I change the UPN for easier authentication, what happens with the SID of the User? [59:04]
  • Having trouble migrating from Exchange 2010 to Exchange Online….but the panel needs more info to be able to help resolve this item [1:00:56]
  • Mike and Sean call out Christian for not inviting Julie to the live stream this week [1:04:18]
  • The moment Liam turns into Orange Man Bad (extreme fake tan) [1:05:20]
  • Liam soapboxes about how much change is happening right now — with product features, but also in the messaging/wording [1:06:20]
  • Why is the Exchange (365) app repeatedly requiring me to launch in safe mode? [1:11:40]
  • If I create simultaneous online events using Teams Meetings, how can I set them up so that other people can start them and manage the lobby for each? Admin Center settings  [1:15:24]
  • A plug for the new Virtual Event Guide within the Teams adoption materials [1:17:29]
  • We are running a 4-hour strategy session using Teams. Any recommendations/best practices for a successful event? [1:19:56]
  • Christian describes using the new Word Online transcription capabilities [1:23:46]

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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.