Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 29

For the 29th episode of Microsoft Community Office Hours series, I was once again joined by Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Mike Nelson, MVP (@MikeNelsonIO), and Microsoft’s Neil Hodgkinson (@Nellymo) in a panel discussion shared via live stream in the Office 365 Community on Facebook, and simulcast on Twitter (Periscope), LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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Office Hours AMA from October 5, 2020If you like this format, be sure to join us every Monday at 8am. The ask-me-anything (AMA) format 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:

  • Hal recaps last week while Christian was away [0:58]
  • The panel discusses last week’s event in Branson, MO as we all participated (in-person or virtually) in the North American Collaboration Summit (NACS) [1:51]
  • Sean shared some homework re: the ability to export a license overview and specifically show license inheritance  [13:59]
  • What are some of the best free or paid add-ons for Outlook? Check out Translate, Message Header Analyzer, Exclaimer, Find Time [16:56]
  • Is Mover a good solution for doing a tenant-to-tenant migration? [20:21]
  • This week’s t-shirt show-and-tell [24:56]
  • Mike points out that Christian failed to add him to the private channel for volunteers last week (doh!) [27:09]
  • When I leave a channel in Microsoft Teams, am I still a member of that team? Also, members of a private channel must also be a member of the related team [29:38]
  • Why am I seeing a login error when I attempt to login to Teams on my mobile device? [33:44]
  • The panel riffs on the continued need for a cleaner multi-tenant experience in Teams [36:33]
  • Having trouble with Word files after potentially risky behavior handling external links and scripts [43:30]
  • When trying to open Tasks, only seeing an error message. Also — Christian’s safe word is “Zebra” [51:20]
  • Why are my shared Exchange Online mailboxes not syncing? (Read/Unread status not changing) [54:27]
  • The panel discusses the problem of burnout, shares some best practices for breaking up the day, and importance of taking time each day to focus on personal well-being [58:24]
  • Is it possible to be signed into 2 Teams accounts at the same time? Some of the panel recommends Rambox [1:03:03]
  • For a shared mailbox, can I set the calendar to auto-accept invites? [1:07:57]
  • Is there any way to password protect a specific Outlook folder?  [1:11:57]
  • Is there a simpler way of sharing Teams recordings externally than to download and re-publish to YouTube/OneDrive? [1:18:50]
  • Has anybody created and outlined basic expectations/rules to follow regarding the use of Teams? Check out Microsoft’s adoption guides, or Matt Wade’s etiquette for Teams [1:22:40]
  • Is there a way to bypass the waiting room in Teams? [1:31:41]
  • Is there a way to take notes in teams that is just for my eyes only, and not with all participants in the meeting? [1:32:22]
  • Christian shares a funny story about an elapsed domain name registration [1:33:59]

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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.