Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 21

For the 21st episode of Microsoft Community Office Hours series, I was joined by Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Eric Riz, MVP (@rizinsights), and Microsoft’s Neil Hodgkinson (@Nellymo) with our discussion shared via live stream in the Office 365 Community on Facebook (

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In this episode, we covered the following topics:

  • Adding Neil to the DL [0:37]
  • Eric asks one of the most important questions of the year [2:53]
  • This week’s t-shirt designs [3:35]
  • Can you give someone access to your calendar, but not to the attachments? [4:36]
  • Any experience setting up encryption using a private key for Microsoft 365? [6:45]
  • What are some best practices for virtual learning activities that will work in a hybrid model? (Christian plugs the upcoming North American Collab Summit, which will be a hybrid event — online and in-person in Branson, MO end of Sept) [8:59]
  • How do you publicly share a meeting recorded in Microsoft Teams (Stream)? [25:41]
  • Is there a PowerShell command to pull all Office 365 emails sent from everyone in the company over the past year?[27:19]
  • We see David Wilhelm from SharePointFest pop into the live stream (congrats on the new baby boy!) [32:10]
  • Is there a way to copy email addresses out of Dynamics Outlook? (Does he mean Dynamics CRM?) [35:39]
  • How do I know if my team members have seen the notification I sent? [41:50]
  • The People want to know: Will Neil be going to Branson next month??? [43:26]
  • What are the best practices for metadata and records management in Microsoft Teams? [45:01]
  • Users are unable to connect to a Teams meetings from the “meeting popup” with no error message [55:01]
  • Sean is broken [1:03:28]
  • Will an @mention in an email sent to a Team show up as a tag? [1:04:28]
  • A plug for adding feature requests to UserVoice [1:06:15]
  • As a guest user, why can’t I see a Teams meeting recording? [1:10:29]
  • Is there a way to export out Channel content at the conclusion of a project? [1:12:14]
  • Neil updates us on uploading a file to a Team with managed metadata [1:18:37]
  • Neil and Christian talk about Utah (Christian’s view every time he walks his dogs) [1:24:43]
  • After turning on the new Teams meeting experience, the add people button disappears [1:27:11]
  • How do you backup SharePoint Online and OneDrive to a server on-premises? [1:32:20]
  • When I forward an email, the body of my email changes to strange Chinese characters [1:34:12]
  • Wondering out loud about the new learning app for Microsoft Teams, Neil plugs the Microsoft skilling initiative [1:40:22]
  • Apparently, the Windows 2004 update doesn’t seem to like some people’s Surface devices  [1:49:50]
  • Sean wakes up from his nap, Christian references Tommy Boy [1:51:30]

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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.