Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 31

For the 31st 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), Microsoft’s Neil Hodgkinson (@Nellymo), Eric Riz, MVP (@rizinsights), and Liam Cleary, MVP (@helloitsliam) 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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In this episode, we covered the following topics:

  • Neil shares his new purchase — a dulcimer [1:24]
  • Mike mentions the recent Zoomtopia event, we discuss Zoom features versus Teams [3:35]
  • While discussing classroom/training needs for online meetings, Christian shares a mildly interesting anecdote from a VR demo he saw in Salt Lake City last year [6:11]
  • In Exchange Online, can you flag incoming emails for domains not appearing on a whitelist? [8:57]
  • Someone asks: Is Neil’s new dulcimer different than a hammer dulcimer? [11:50]
  • Is it possible to create a clickable link to a network share? [13:32]
  • Why is the single video web part not working in SharePoint? [19:43] #NotLiz
  • A brief discussion on the failings of human memory, and the rise of AI, Project Cortex, and SharePoint Syntex [22:21]
  • Is it possible to locate the creation date of an Outlook rule? [27:18]
  • Can you use a domain in Microsoft Teams without hosting the mailboxes in Microsoft 365? Also, Christian plays the start to ABBA’s song ‘Fernando’ [30:43]
  • Are there recommended webcams for use with Microsoft Teams? Why is the video quality so poor? (one option, and another) [34:38]
  • This week’s t-shirt parade [39:51]
  • Are there list item-level permissions in SharePoint Online? [42:45]
  • See the source imageWhat is the best tool to use for employee reviews? [47:47]
  • Liam starts messing around with the Spotlight feature in Teams [50:00]
  • When setting up Exchange classic hybrid, what needs to be allowed on my firewall? (Check out these IP ranges, Hybrid Configuration Wizard, Wizard options) [52:51]
  • What are the steps for creating a new Office 365 Admin Portal Account? (For MSPs, check out Azure Lighthouse) [55:49]
  • What is the best tool to use for task management? (Christian gets on his soapbox again) [58:01]
  • When I close a shared document in SharePoint, why does it show that I still have the document open? [1:12:44]
  • Why does my status in Teams show me as “away” when I am actively working on my computer? [1:15:46]
  • Is Microsoft Dynamics a free add on to Office 365? (Liam brings up a great point on licensing limitations) [1:19:13]
  • When searching in File Explorer, why are none of my Word docs appearing? [1:23:25]
  • While using spell check in PowerPoint, why does it keep reverting to a different language when I set it to English? [1:27:13]
  • Having trouble adding a new account to Teams using a shared phone number. It tells me the number is already being used by another account. [1:31:47]

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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.