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]

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.