Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 9

In our ninth 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 ninth episode, I was joined by Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Dan Usher, MVP (@binarybrewery), and Sharon Weaver (@sharoneweaver). Topics covered this week included:

  • Sean wears a new t-shirt [1:46]
  • “Reduce your requirements” to simplify your SharePoint migration [5:01]
  • How do you ensure that views of SharePoint lists work in Teams? [9:35]
  • Is there a good way to audit distribution lists in Outlook? [12:21]
  • Dan joins the call and reframes his SP list question [22:01]
  • Creating private views is really cool [27:24]
  • Christian mentions Julia white’s demo of GigJam a few years back [28:50]
  • Microsoft Q&A is now generally available [57:13]
  • What is the difference between Office 365 and Microsoft 365? [1:02:07]
  • Does the Microsoft Q&A site replace any other community sites? [1:04:37]
  • Register for Build + other events coming up [1:14:32]
  • Sean opines on the need for folders [1:19:25]
  • Calendaring, meeting schedules, and the need for more 101 topics [1:22:13]
  • Hal recaps the Win 10 Pro sandbox capability [1:26:10]
  • The short life span of some products and services [1:29:44]
  • Sharon, Sean and Christian share stories about how they fell into SharePoint [1:43:47]

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.