Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 23

For the 23rd episode of Microsoft Community Office Hours series, I was joined by Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Eric Riz, MVP (@rizinsights), Mike Nelson, MVP (@MikeNelsonIO), Joel Oleson, RD+MVP (@joeloleson), Rob Bogue, MVP (@robbogue), 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:

  • Sean provides an update on his homework: The Get-PnPGroup Cmdlet And Its Operation  [2:17]
  • What paid subscription of Microsoft 365 do I need to get Planner in Microsoft Teams? [6:52]
  • Sean asks “What is this Bookings tool??” [8:12]
  • This week’s t-shirt designs, and Neil’s inspirational home decorations [9:24]
  • I have Windows 7 and 64-bit, and Teams has stopped working [11:18]
  • Mike shares the latest news of being able to trigger Flows in Microsoft Teams [13:18]
  • Setting up an IoT light system to let family members know when you’re online/recording  [17:21]
  • The ‘Join’ button has disappeared from Microsoft Teams [21:08]
  • A lengthy question about Stream and multi-region conditional access, which leads into a great discussion on the importance of logging bugs and providing feedback to Microsoft support [25:56]
  • There is no “Replace Site” option when replace Classic root sites with Modern sites [38:20]
  • I can login to the Microsoft Teams WebApp, but not to the desktop or iOS [39:34]
  • When will Teams include a better reply-to-comment user experience? [43:19]
  • Joel pitches the Microsoft 365 Virtual Community launch party, happening 8/27 [50:09]
  • Is there a way to scope admin access within the Teams admin center to regional or AD-based groups? [54:50]
  • Mike talks about his vacation to the Badlands National Park, while Sturgis was going on [1:06:36]
  • Mike shares details on an upcoming webinar with MVP John Liu on Microsoft Power Automate (Flow), hosted by Microsoft Reactor  [1:11:28]
  • Getting an error message whenever changing a communication site to a hub site  [1:14:25]
  • When in a Teams meeting and muting, why does the speech recognition stop working? (Mike talks thin vs. phat clients) [1:18:45]
  • Christian mentions SilverLight, and Sean freaks out….and then we discuss Microsoft Bob, Windows 95, Zune, and other favorites from Microsoft’s past [1:22:01]
  • Yellow message bar not displaying in site collection permission page [1:28:06]
  • In SharePoint, can you hide the pencil icon for read-only users? Yes, but there is a cost for “breaking” the UI  [1:30:37]
  • Can you move files in SharePoint and keep the metadata? [1:36:44]
  • When loading files into my SharePoint hub site, why are my Recent Documents disappearing within 10 mins? [1:40:41]
  • Sean loses connectivity, and we openly mock him…and then talk about favorite films [1:43:18]
  • Having trouble using the Shifts (preview) connector in Power Automate to approve open shifts requests [1:50:57]
  • Anyone planning to pick up the new XBox Series X as soon as it becomes available? [1:55:15]
  • Chatting about the new Microsoft Flight Simulator and the old Discs of Tron game[1:56:56]
  • In SharePoint Online, some sites are missing the “Share via Email” button [2:02:32]
  • Is there a way to extend the rich text formatting with the SPFx webpart by integrating it with Word? [2:03:20]

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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.