Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 59

For our 59th episode this week of the Microsoft Community Office Hours series, I was joined by Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Mike Nelson, MVP (@mikenelsonio), Sharon Weaver, RD (@sharoneweaver), Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), Eric Riz, MVP (@rizinsights), and community expert Shari Oswald (@shortcutshari) for another panel discussion shared via live stream in the M365 Community on Facebook, and simulcast on Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

In this episode, we covered the following topics:

  • The official start to this week’s Office Hours with introductions [3:27]
  • Quick reminder of upcoming events: TeamsNation is this week, MS Build this month [6:56]
  • Mike kicks off this week’s M365 Message Center Updates with a Skype for Business retirement reminder [10:37]
  • Large Gallery mode coming to Edge and Chrome in early June [11:17]
  • Together Mode in Teams no longer in “preview” mode as of end of May [11:48]
  • Together Mode for VDI is coming…and none of us knows what that means [12:49]
  • Dictate emails in Outlook via your iPhone and iPad [13:45]
  • Export Microsoft Lists to CSV (but not SharePoint libraries) [16:08]
  • Expansion of sensitive information types, and the ability to edit your custom dictionaries [18:11]
  • SharePoint portal launch scheduler [19:39]
  • Microsoft Teams Power Automate templates can now be added to teams templates [21:39]
  • Microsoft teams live transcript, with a live demo of this new capability [22:09]
  • Group Assignments in Microsoft Teams for EDU [23:43]
  • I’ve uploaded files into SharePoint via Excel, deleted them, but they reappear? [30:51]
  • Shari joins the call fashionably late… [32:37]
  • Can you summarize/combine PDF documents in SharePoint? [33:27]
  • How do you allow people to edit a file, but not download the file? [37:52]
  • Someone has logged into my Outlook account and now I can’t log in. What should I do? [39:44]
  • Is it possible to show app notifications when files have been added or modified in SharePoint? [41:18]
  • I have a SharePoint List which I added an image type column, but it doesn’t appear as an option on the PowerApp Form it is linked to, even after refreshing. [44:27]
  • How do you set up anonymous access to files in Microsoft 365? [46:39]
  • What will happen if a user is given Global Reader role based on group-based RBAC? [52:53]
  • Christian shares a story about how he used to mess with his kids heads… [58:50]
  • Why can’t Teams Meeting attendees using the free version see each other? [1:01:32]
  • I created a vm in Azure with high specifications, but why is the vm running so slow? [1:08:40]
  • Can I hide the Teams Meeting attendance report from users who participated in the meeting? [1:11:47]
  • Has anyone successfully implemented BCS with SharePoint online? Christian adds a Vince Vaughn reference [1:14:05]
  • After purchasing a new PC and logging in with my credentials, why are my old files appearing on the new system? [1:19:37]
  • Is it possible to send notifications via bot to users across 10 different teams channels? [1:28:05]
  • How can I disable Teams creation? [1:29:27]

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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 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.