Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 39

For the 39th episode of Microsoft Community Office Hours series, I was joined by Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Mike Nelson, MVP (@MikeNelsonIO), Eric Riz, MVP (@rizinsights), former MVP Noah Sparks (@NoahSparks), and Microsoft’s Neil Hodgkinson (@nellymo) for another very casual 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:

  • The panel officially gets underway, Mike and Hal celebrate their gift packages from the North American Collab Summit [3:34]
  • Christian plugs his pulse survey for M365 Admins on their top security, compliance, and governance concerns, running through end of December  [7:57]
  • Christian also mentions the end-of-year CollabTalk TweetJam on December 30th [9:19]
  • Is it possible to give one domain in Office 365 visibility into the address list of another domain? [16:38]
  • Anyone else having camera issues with Microsoft Teams? [18:27]
  • Is it possible to add an Owner to an Office 365 Group using PowerAutomate? The panel shares this and this [24:43]
  • What are the top 3 problems Mac users experience when using Office 365? [26:48]
  • What is the best way to create a meeting agenda in Teams? (Christian mentions Pervasent) [29:28]
  • Why am I not able to schedule a Teams Live Event? [31:49]
  • Christian demonstrates some of the new Together Mode background options [33:33]
  • Is it possible to implement an Auto log off scheduler on Windows Virtual Desktop to release resources? [36:11]
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  • Why can’t we see everyone when  we use the large gallery in Teams? [38:29]
  • Christian mentions “Zoom meeting gone wrong” [40:57]
  • Why am I constantly kicked out of Teams meetings when my internet connection shows full bars? [41:29]
  • Eric suggests we all review and report on our internet speeds, which, as you can guess, makes for amazing video content [46:44]
  • If people join a Teams meeting more than 15 minutes before it starts, is there some kind of timeout on the lobby so that the organizer can’t see them when the meeting finally begins? [49:39]
  • Is there a way to programmatically change the “Hidden in Navigation” value in SharePoint Hub site settings? [55:24]
  • After adding a new theme to SharePoint via PowerShell, why is the Site Settings page so dark?[1:00:51]
  • Can we effectively use both a Teams handset and PC client simultaneously? [1:02:57]
  • Is it possible to create an “In Use” access control indicator for an application that only allows one user at a time via RDP access? [1:05:19]
  • Problems installing the Microsoft Teams desktop version [1:09:20]
  • When using “Add Meeting Room” as a resource for an existing meeting, why can I only see one (wrong) room? It works fine when adding rooms to *new* meetings in Outlook or Teams [1:13:48]
  • How can I provide additional OAuth security for SharePoint web services? [1:20:56]
  • How can I add an image to a news item featured within the Highlighted Content webpart in SharePoint? [1:29:02]

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Christian Buckley

Christian is the Brand Alliance Director for AvePoint Inc., and a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He hosts the AvePoint Office 365 Hours (#O365hours) and #P2Pnow series, the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.