Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 8

In our eighth episode of Microsoft Community Office Hours yesterday, we once again live streamed this ask-me-anything (AMA) format in two 1-hour sessions. The AMA allows us to connect with each other and also help anyone in the community with questions about Microsoft products and services. We’re holding these events at 8am and 6pm Pacific (GMT-7) in an effort to reach folks in Europe and Africa (EMEA) in the earlier session, and across Asia Pacific (APAC) in the later session….and, of course, across the Americas with both times. These sessions are being live streamed to the Office 365 Community page in Facebook at

In this eighth episode, I was joined by Mike Nelson, MVP (@mikenelsonIO), Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), and Paul Culmsee, MVP (@paulculmsee). Oh yes, and I spent a portion of my day between episodes testing out a couple streaming technologies, and we are now able to leverage Microsoft Teams for our recordings using, and will be simulcasting on Facebook, Twitter (Periscope), and LinkedIn going forward! Topics covered this week included:

  • New Microsoft Stream feature — Screen Grabbing [1:13]
  • New SharePoint Spaces resource available, and Microsoft Stitch [3:22]
  • Christian freezes, loses all power [5:17]
  • More chat about SharePoint Spaces and VR/AR [6:57]
  • Sean McDonough: SharePoint Guy and Living Legend [10:20]
  • Backstory on the SharePoint community and the “wild west” days [11:04]
  • Will Microsoft be integrating Kaizala into Teams? [15:30]
  • Is it possible to run Flows (Power Automate) on their own? [20:05]
  • What is the streaming bitrate for Teams? [24:24]
  • Is it Microsoft’s plan to offer anonymous Stream access to complete with YouTube? [26:04]
  • The live stream suddenly goes PG-13 [29:31]
  • Seeing a lot of questions from EDU customers about product licensing and setup [29:47]
  • What is the difference between standard and private channels in Teams? [38:23]
  • Circling back to the Kaizala question from earlier [39:42]
  • So much content about Teams, Teams, and Teams [44:57]
  • Sean and Christian show off their t-shirts [46:30]
  • Preview of the new Yammer integrations with Teams and Outlook [47:28]
  • Sean has not seen the Terry Gilliam movie ‘Brazil’ (his 2nd film after Time Bandits) [51:33]
  • We move our live streams from Zoom to Teams + Restream! [59:07]
  • Paul is semi-working, Christian is semi-clothed [1:01:09]
  • Question about using teams with O365 Essential Pack + Office 2013 Home & Business [1:04:19]
  • Another question about Microsoft Kaizala and Teams [1:07:23]
  • Paul shares some of his latest insights on Power Platform governance and the Center of Excellence (CoE) Starter Kit [1:11:23]
  • Automation, Hybrid, and Llamas (and Alpaca racism) [1:18:15]
  • More talk about the new Yammer app, and which tool to use when [1:20:29]
  • Any status on Teams button in Outlook? [1:29:08]
  • Update on teams 3×3 video expansion [1:33:13]
  • The speed of innovation with Power Platform, Teams, and more [1:33:49]
  • Hal and Paul nerd out on Australian Football League [1:39:12]
  • The conversation turns to music [1:46:39]

Or, 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 on Facebook at 8am and 6pm Pacific every Monday during this quarantine period throughout May, possibly into June.

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.

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