Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 11

Here we are at our 11th episode of Microsoft Community Office Hours, which we live stream on the Office 365 Community page on Facebook ( every Monday at 8am (for EMEA) and 6pm (for APAC) following the ask-me-anything (AMA) format. The AMA allows us to connect with each other and also help anyone in the community with questions about Microsoft products and services. If you have questions about Microsoft products or services, please feel free to post them here, on the FB page, or send to me via Twitter or FB direct message.

In this 11th episode, I was joined once again by Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Mike Nelson, MVP (@MikeNelsonIO), and Microsoft’s own Neil Hodgkinson (@Nellymo) . Topics covered this week included:

  • Outlook redirection loop / claims authentication issue [6:36]
  • Sean and Christian show off today’s t-shirt designs [9:45]
  • In Teams, what’s the difference between adding files from Teams or SharePoint? [10:51]
  • Drinking from the fire hose, via UHF [13:01]
  • Can I download Office apps with the E1 student license? [14:01]
  • Can you lock access to a Teams channel for one person? [20:47]
  • Can you have your own custom/vanity domain for Home edition of Office 365?  [25:49]
  • Neil Hodgkinson (Microsoft) joins the conversation & shares some of his new Azure activities [27:20]
  • Performance discussion as so many online events start to use Microsoft Teams [37:18]
  • The not-yet-realilzed business impacts of covid-19 and the move to WFH [44:39]
  • Christian gets a haircut in time for the APAC session [55:44]
  • What is the best way to save an email in a Teams channel? [58:48]
  • What ever happened to the idea of a cross-workload “federated” search experience? [1:00:06]
  • A great discussion on the open data initiative (ODI) and the need for multi-cloud solutions [1:08:00]
  • We discuss our individuals preparations for National Donut Day  [1:21:53]
  • Sean provides some recommendations on Exchange archives and Unlimited Email Storage [1:30:10]
  • What’s with the name change of Office ProPlus becoming M365 Apps? What the…? [1:34:21]
  • Talking about the Page Diagnostics tool and portal health space [1:36:35]
  • How do you present in Teams while also monitoring the chat?  [1:49:32]

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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