Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 24

For the 24th episode of Microsoft Community Office Hours series, I was once again joined by Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Eric Riz, MVP (@rizinsights), and Mike Nelson, MVP (@MikeNelsonIO) in a panel discussion shared via live stream in the Office 365 Community on Facebook (

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In this episode, we covered the following topics:

  • The slew of Microsoft 365 updates that keep coming out + new admin messages [1:41]
  • NDI support for Teams, and why some of us continue paying for Zoom [2:58]
  • This week’s parade of t-shirt designs [6:03]
  • How can I organize the ‘conversations’ in a Group inbox?  [8:41]
  • The “New” dropdown in a SharePoint tab in Teams is not working [13:12]
  • Why is my profile update in Delve not showing in Azure AD? [16:56]
  • Is an MS Office activation code connected to a Microsoft account, or the hardware? [20:40]
  • How long does it take for a change to a Teams policy take to propagate? [29:34]
  • In Teams, why would someone not see the Gallery and Together Mode options? [36:40]
  • Has anyone been playing with the new live transcription capability in Teams meetings? [43:50]
  • Is it possible to get a demo/test EDU tenant? [50:05]
  • Can I replicate or “Teamify” my SharePoint file/folder structure in Teams?  [52:59]
  • Christian points out that Sean is wrong about something trivial [56:19]
  • Can you use Office 365 lists in place of formal databases? [56:55]
  • Christian gets a homework assignment: investigate the limits of the Teams free version [1:02:08]
  • If someone leaves the company, how do I transfer all of the Teams that they own? [1:05:16]
  • About to upgrade from Office 2010/2013 to Office 365. Any gotchas I should be aware of?  [1:11:12]
  • Is there a way to merge email accounts without the need for a 3rd party app? [1:18:39]
  • What’s the best way to limit IT access to SharePoint sites? (Know your audit logs) [1:20:36]
  • Is it possible to send people Teams meeting invitations as a one-click link? [1:25:15]
  • Can an admin view a user’s chat history? [1:31:26]
  • Another question from Julie! She wants to know why sharing links no longer work when the invitee changes their email, even if that new email has been approved/added to the site/team [1:38:38]
  • Why is it that some users do not have the ability to change their Teams wallpaper? [1:45:29]
  • Within the free version of Teams, why am I not authorized to see my own organization? [1:46:26]
  • Harnessing our inner-Leslie Nielsen [1:51:45]
  • Why does Teams randomly tell me that my microphone is not detected? [1:52:15]
  • For the Microsoft 365 Family subscription, can I create a shared folder with all family members so that everyone can sync it via OneDrive on their PCs? [1:56:04]
  • Christian points out that Mike is wrong about something trivial [1:57:14]
  • Mickey knowingly creates a wrong email, encourages (allegedly) identity fraud, and THEN wants to know how to purge the old email from Azure and his local cache [1:58:01]

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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.