Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 35

For the 35th episode of Microsoft Community Office Hours series, I was joined by Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Eric Riz, MVP (@rizinsights),  and Microsoft’s Neil Hodgkinson (@nellymo) for 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:

  • We kick things off with Sean sharing some of his prior homework on sharing Office files with people who do not have Office licenses [5:58]
  • How do I delete an email sent to a Microsoft Teams channel by mistake? [9:52]
  • It’s fairly common for MVPs to have content stolen (not properly cited) from their websites [12:11]
  • A plug for MVP Dan Usher‘s Project Cortex and SharePoint Syntex event on Nov 19th  [15:50]
  • A brief discussion on MVP Mark Rackley‘s blog post on NOT recording community events [17:07]
  • What is the best way to restrict licenses for Whiteboard so that I can test it out on Teams? [23:27]
  • Bill Baer and Mark Kashman holding up two classicsSean talks about his t-shirt and the TEALS program, Christian mentions one of his all-time favorite t-shirt designs re: SharePoint single-server installs [25:22]
  • Why don’t Teams Live Events support joining an event with just a name? (not requiring an email) [27:55]
  • Why I am still seeing deleted Planner plans in my Teams dropdown? [31:37]
  • What is the proper organizational philosophy for setting up a Microsoft Teams structure? [33:58]
  • Can I stop Teams meeting recordings showing up in the chat at the end of a meeting? [39:29]
  • Is it possible to automate ToDo to trigger the creation of tasks and sub-tasks? Neil suggests checking out Orchestrator [43:34]
  • Why does Outlook keep asking for credentials without showing a prompt? [50:12]
  • Christian is distracted by muppets [52:28]
  • Using the Lists app in Teams, can I create a Travel Request list where people only see their own list items, but allows the Admin to see everything and approve requests (via Power Automate)? [1:00:39]
  • Has anybody found a way to delete comments made on a post in Teams? [1:05:13]
  • Do I need AutoPilot to silently sign in users to the OneDrive sync client with their Windows credentials? [1:11:45]
  • Why can some of the Team Meetings attendees not see the recording? [1:13:14]
  • Do all Office 365 plans contain basic MFA functions, or do we need to buy any additional licenses? [1:17:15]
  • Why is Outlook sending an email to one recipient (in CC) and not the other (in To)? [1:20:13]
  • We’ve hit the 25,000 character limit while whitelisting domains in Azure AD. How can we extend this? [1:22:27]
  • In Excel, how do you copy and paste equations from one workbook to another without referencing the source workbook? [1:26:04]
  • Is it possible to restrict responses in Microsoft Forms from specific users? [1:27:58]
  • What is the limit on number of members in a group chat in Skype for Business? [1:30:46]
  • Would it be possible to export the result of the Get-InboxRule command, and then import it into another shared mailbox? [1:32:11]

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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.