Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 57

For our 57th episode this week of the Microsoft Community Office Hours series, I was joined by Eric Riz, MVP (@rizinsights), Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), community expert Shari Oswald (@shortcutshari), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Mike Nelson, MVP (@mikenelsonio), and Microsoft’s Neil Hodgkinson (@nellymo) for another panel discussion shared via live stream in the M365 Community on Facebook, and simulcast on Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Once again, Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough) is temporarily dead to us for missing today’s show. Hopefully he’ll be back with us for next week’s show.

In this episode, we covered the following topics:

  • Christian shares the big news of his recent CD purchase (Freur – Get Us Out of Here) and then provides introductions [0:59]
  • Shari reminds everyone of the Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon event happening this week [3:24]
  • Christian also points people to the #CollabTalk TweetJam scheduled for this week [4:08]
  • Christian kicks off the Microsoft Message Center updates with a new “intro song” and the disclaimer  [5:22]
  • Mike shares updates for GCC + GCC High (government cloud) including Exchange Admin Center and migration assistance capabilities [6:09]
  • Out of Office with Microsoft Teams is now available [8:27]
  • Changing fonts in Microsoft Forms (woo!) [9:18]
  • Ability to turn off people’s video feeds in Microsoft Teams [11:15]
  • New Powershell cmdlt to shorten meeting times in Exchange, and where it fits into Microsoft broader effort to help organization identify ways to balance work + life [12:09]
  • For Mac users, the ability to exclude specific files from file sync [19:20]
  • It is now possible to see which Team and folder in SharePoint belongs to (IF associated to a Team, of course) [23:25]
  • You can now embed your PowerPoint Live feed into Teams (sort of like OBS) [25:54]
  • Live transcripts for Teams Meetings also coming to GCC [27:02]
  • When you book a meeting, it can now include booking travel/transportation time into your schedule…and Christian shares his theory about pneumatic tube transportation below and between the Microsoft campuses [27:35]
  • Christian brings up the delay to Shared Channels in Teams [29:21]
  • Hal provides an update on a question last week on how to gather Office 365 email filtering settings to provide to an auditor, sharing link and link [32:46]
  • Has anyone configured Microsoft Teams group membership dynamically using another AD security group? [35:44]
  • Why am I unable to see my IIS server page after running a shell script through a custom script extension?  [37:40]
  • What is the footprint that Microsoft Teams leaves behind during and after a collaboration? Link and link [39:45]
  • A question from the live stream audience asking for advice/tips on locking down the Power Platform and ongoing governance [42:59]
  • I want to try Power BI in the cloud. What is the best way to connect data from an on-prem SQL database? [45:38]
  • Anyone know any great syncing tools from local drives to SharePoint? [47:59]
  • Why can’t I open PowerPoint files in a Microsoft Teams channel? [50:07]
  • Can we change contact info details of guest users and Azure AD sync users in Azure AD? [54:01]
  • Can anyone with SharePoint on-prem skills explain why the add/edit check boxes are greyed out? [56:41]
  • How do we know when the new increase in interactive participant limit from 300 to 1,000 has reached my tenant? [59:18]
  • Sean abruptly and unceremoniously departs [1:01:22]
  • How do you repair a corrupted Word file? [1:04:25]
  • Can I add a custom column in a SharePoint list that allows me to dynamically track documents that are waiting to be proofed? [1:07:38]
  • We’re getting ready to move our intranet from Drupal to SharePoint, but what is the best way to create org-wide calendars? [1:11:44]
  • Why are my Microsoft Teams calls dropping? [PUNT] [1:13:53]
  • Eric has had enough, as well, but at least he drops out in stages. Unlike Sean. [1:13:55]
  • Is there any extra cost for the company to assign a second admin role to an existing user in Teams? [1:16:24]
  • Mike talks about spying on his neighbors, or something. [1:21:56]
  • Christian tells a story about yelling at someone through their fax line, and they heard him [1:22:47]
  • What is the best way to embed a LinkedIn page feed into SharePoint Online? [1:25:44]
  • How can I control (decrease) the column width in a SharePoint Online list? [1:27:17]

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 at 8am Pacific every Monday.

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.

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