Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 20

Here we are at the 20th episode of Microsoft Community Office Hours series! For the morning session, I was joined by Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Mike Nelson, MVP (@MikeNelsonIO), and Eric Riz, MVP (@rizinsights), with our discussion shared via live stream in the Office 365 Community on Facebook ( For the evening session, Hal and I tackled a number of questions live from viewers of the live stream. Thanks for participating!

Office Hours together modeIf 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:

  • Sharing this week’s t-shirts, chatting about spaceships and aliens [:09]
  • We launched for any questions you’d like to ask us [3:55]
  • Playing with the new Together Mode in Teams [6:10]
  • TLS issue with sending an email (i.e. curing “transient blips” with penicillin) [9:02]
  • Trouble adding work email to Outlook, the Remote Connectivity Analyzer [11:02]
  • One person unable to see cameras in Microsoft Teams [15:56]
  • What is the Camera Profile in Teams? Why can’t I set up other profiles? [22:02]
  • Can you copy details from past events into a new event in Teams? [25:10]
  • Problems when creating O365 Security Groups and adding them to SharePoint permissions groups [28:42]
  • Why we don’t typically answer telephony questions [33:31]
  • How can you see who participated in a meeting in Teams? [36:15]
  • Can I automate the inclusion of specific tabs when a new Channel is created? [39:32]
  • Is it possible to get an email notification when there is a new comment on a task in Planner? [43:41]
  • Removing dead space at the beginning of a Stream recording [44:27]
  • Is there a way to stop kids from kicking others out of meetings? [47:50]
  • Other people unable to see documents after using Add Template option (permissions issue)  [51:12]
  • Christian’s band (My Cat Jeoffry) was bigger than Nirvana (in 1992, in Sacramento, for about half a second) [53:09]
  • Mike is headed to Sturgis next week [57:49]
  • It’s hot in Arizona in August (I’m surprised you didn’t know that) [1:01:39]
  • Has Edge been crashing? [1:03:35]
  • Slack’s antitrust lawsuit in the EU against Microsoft Teams has no legs [1:06:48]
  • Christian mentions his webinar (Aug 6th) on content sprawl and the need for governance in Microsoft Teams [1:12:24]
  • Disable Teams cloud recordings not working as expected [1:18:58]
  • Is anyone using Teams as their primary phone system to save money? [1:24:12]
  • How to kick people out of meetings [1:27:02]
  • Search through hundreds of Teams and Channels with the advanced filters [1:30:09]
  • How do I clean up duplicate profiles in Teams? [1:33:27]
  • You *can* add 5,000 people to a Team, but *should* you? We say NO. Use the right tool for the right task [1:39:10]
  • Microsoft Ignite (online) is just around the corner (September) [1:48:25]
  • How can an unemployed admin keep up-to-date on all the latest features? ( [1:55:41]

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.