Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 38

For the 38th episode of Microsoft Community Office Hours series, I was joined by the core team of Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Mike Nelson, MVP (@MikeNelsonIO), Shari Oswald (@shortcutshari), Eric Riz, MVP (@rizinsights), and Robert Bogue, MVP (@RobBogue) for 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:

  • Formal start for this week’s Office Hours [3:24]
  • Our new Office Hours “disclaimer” and chatter about how we occasionally go outside [4:56]
  • Mike talks about Teams guest access being turned on by default in early Q1 of 2021 [9:24]
  • What plug in (or native feature) can I use in Microsoft Teams to schedule appointments? [15:35]
  • Eric and Christian do some self-promoting while sipping from mugs [22:22]
  • For Teams Live Events, how can I invite 600 to 1,000 external guests? [23:37]
  • I received a Teams Meeting invite, but I cannot join because it is not a business or school account [27:29]
  • Where NOT to include a QR code [31:03]
  • My SharePoint list includes several day count columns. Is there a way to receive alerts for changes to only one of these date columns, and not all of them (for any changes to the entire list item)? [32:04]
  • Is there any way to find Exchange emails from 2 years back? [35:39]
  • How was a student able to access a teacher-only Team and respond to an announcement? [39:17]
  • With an almost-full Exchange in-place archive, is it possible to purge everything older than 5 years? [42:42]
  • Is it possible to prohibit participants of a Teams Meeting from muting other participants? [46:22]
  • Are there ways to provide pop up tips on Microsoft Teams beyond the announcements option? [51:05]
  • Is it possible to restrict editing a column in a SharePoint List to one individual? [55:11]
  • Why is my Teams status always showing me as offline? [58:47]
  • Is it possible to copy and paste a recurring Teams Meeting into a new recurring event? [1:02:14]
  • Why can’t I see SharePoint Sites associated with Teams from the SharePoint Home page? [1:05:46]
  • Why does the Outlook To-Do bar include a ‘Join Now’ button for some Teams meetings, but not all of them? [1:11:58]
  • Does the 5,000 records limit for SharePoint Lists refer to the limit of the records viewed? I thought SharePoint could handle up to 30 million records? [1:16:53]
  • After connecting a SharePoint calendar to Outlook, why am I being repeatedly prompted for credentials? [1:19:31]
  •  Re: migrating from SharePoint 2010 on-prem to SharePoint Online, will my connected lists migrate as-is? And will the version history be maintained? [1:24:34]
  • Christian and Sean share this week’s t-shirts [1:28:15]
  • When I create a 3-column SharePoint site and display it in Teams, why does only 1 column show unless I expand the view? [1:30:53]

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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.