Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 17

For the 17th episode of Microsoft Community Office Hours I was joined by Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Mike Nelson, MVP (@MikeNelsonIO), and Eric Riz, MVP (@rizinsights), with our AMA discussion shared via live stream in the Office 365 Community on Facebook (

If you like this format, be sure to join us 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 episode, we covered the following topics:

  • Showing off today’s t-shirts [1:29]
  • Discussing Microsoft Teams news, including the new Together Mode [4:17]
  • Mike quizzes us with a role-based Microsoft Teams question [6:17]
  • Did you know you can convert 32-bit Office apps to 64-bit? [8:26]
  • Can I change the Files mapping in Teams and point it to the root level? [11:25]
  • Is there a quick way to find the channel name for a file in Teams? [16:13]
  • What tricks do you use to log into multiple Teams tenants? [19:49]
  • Question about Python scripting to connect to Microsoft Graph [24:03]
  • Lost files when moving them from public to private channels in Teams [26:46]
  • Discussing the now-being-cast ‘Tron 3’ movie [32:08]
  • Can you undo a deleted message in Teams? [34:06]
  • Christian shows off his new drum machine toys [36:01]
  • Limitations of the new pop-out capability for chat discussions in Microsoft Teams?  [41:43]
  • When will Excel Money include UK currency? [44:18]
  • When will the ‘Share to Teams’ button arrive in Outlook? [45:07]
  • A question on IoT leads to a discussion on the pronunciation of Azure [51:37]
  • Hal reappears, grumbling about authentication issues and how Teams doesn’t like Duo [53:54]
  • Can you turn OFF auto-save with Microsoft Office online apps? [57:10]
  • What does it mean to be a ‘Gamer’? [1:01:43]
  • The Heavens roll back, and the Voice of Hal is heard [1:05:16]
  • Is it possible to improve the performance of Microsoft Teams? [1:05:43]
  • Delayed gratification with new features appearing on your tenant (we wish the roadmap included a personalized dashboard highlighting which new features are pending/available on our tenant) [1:12:13]
  • The benefits of recording your Teams meetings (it’s part of your corporate knowledgebase, people, and should be searchable/findable) [1:17:16]
  • Trying to add all users to a Team using the dynamic user membership type, but some people not appearing [1:20:41]
  • Where is a good place to find training on Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc? [1:26:02]
  • Can I delete the history of a chat for myself and the other participants? [1:35:32]
  • Someone wants to find a user in O365 using an immutable ID via PowerShell [1:39:46]
  • Calling out Dan Usher and Mark Kashman for bad puns [1:43:01]
  • Can’t do a mail merge with Word Online [1:45:01]
  • Preparing for monsoon season in Phoenix [1:52:08]

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 seemingly never-ending quarantine period.

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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