Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 22

For the 22nd episode of Microsoft Community Office Hours series, I was joined by Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), and Eric Riz, MVP (@rizinsights) 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:

  • Happy 70th birthday to Hal! [0:30]
  • Everyone is talking about Microsoft 265 (not a typo) [0:59]
  • Sean and Eric are from Connecticut (Christian is not) [3:46]
  • A question about the effects of changing a domain on your tenant [6:24]
  • This week’s t-shirts [12:36]
  • Are Teams Live events free? How can I test it? Does it work well? [13:17]
  • Is there a way to reach a profile card (or org view) in Teams from a direct URL? [20:52]
  • Why can’t I add people to my recently scheduled Teams meeting? [26:20]
  • Any updates on the Maze ransomware vulnerability in the Teams updater? [30:31]
  • If a user’s Teams license is revoked, the ability to forward their inbound calls will stop. Is there a way to forward them to another person after the license has been revoked?  [32:23]
  • It takes a while to eat a Chocodile [35:26]
  • What are the best practices for using Teams to host a hybrid event? (both in-person and online) [36:37]
  • How do you set up a meeting with Together mode? Is there a minimum number of people? [44:57]
  • Why do I keep seeing the “Contacting the server for information” dialog box in Outlook? [48:52]
  • When creating a new tag in Teams, people are not seeing @mentions and I’m seeing an error message [52:56]
  • It’s important to provide feedback, log bugs, and request new features for Microsoft to prioritize their roadmaps [57:01]
  • Sean does not have an update on the Maze issue, but we talk movies for a couple minutes [1:06:56]
  • Having some trouble with conditional access… [1:11:25]
  • Using Get-PnPGroup for a site in SharePoint to get all the groups, is there a way to filter the results? [1:13:08]
  • When someone is added as a guest to a Team, they can start a direct chat with anyone else on the Team if they know their email address. Is this a security hole? [1:16:31]
  • Why has Microsoft flagged my forms as phishing attempts, blocking my ability to track client information? [1:23:11]
  • Why is Stream unavailable in South Africa? Is there a workaround? [1:29:26]
  • Why is my shared mailbox not syncing? [1:35:08]
  • When using Teams with AWS, Teams meeting invite links are not showing up in the email client [1:39:37]
  • When moving from a basic Microsoft 365 SKU (web only, without desktop apps) to an enterprise version, why are my users not seeing all of the new features? [1:42:37]
  • How do I add people using the free version of Teams to my meetings? [1:46:15]
  • No other questions, so the guys just ramble… [1:57:05]

You can watch the entire recording here:


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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.

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