Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 40

We hit our 40th episode this week of the Microsoft Community Office Hours series, in which I was joined by Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Mike Nelson, MVP (@MikeNelsonIO), Eric Riz, MVP (@rizinsights), former MVP Noah Sparks (@NoahSparks), and community expert Shari Oswald (@shortcutshari) for another very casual 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:

  • Things get officially underway, and Christian talks about his new role at AvePoint [3:36]
  • Christian remembers to share the official disclaimer for Office Hours [7:01]
  • Sean updates us on his homework from last week re: limitations of the Content Web part in SharePoint. He shares 5 links on the topic (here, here, here, here and here [8:17]
  • Shari shares a question: Why is her client not getting notifications when emails are sent from a Teams channel email address? Known Issue MC230715 [13:13]
  • Mike shares a few M365 updates, such as the new teams Meeting Reactions, problems creating meetings in Outlook, and the state of org-wide Teams moving from 5,000 to 10,000 [16:33]
  • Mike also talks about the Worst. Headline. Ever. re: the SolarWinds hack. (TechRadar fail) [19:17]
  • Mike complains that nobody else is dressed for the holidays, Christian shares a funny Baby Yoda Christmas decoration meme [21:53]
  • When moving from Skype to Teams, can we switch from islands mode to Teams-only mode? [23:58]
  • When IRM is enabled, why do external users receive a permissions error? [27:25]
  • Is it just my tenant, or has Teams Desktop app performance taken a serious nose-dive in the past few weeks?  [30:58]
  • Shari has had a similar issue with the Teams desktop app crashing, and having to rejoin a meeting in browser [32:17]
  • The panel takes a few minutes to share our Teams version numbers, for some reason [36:56]
  • When invited as a guest user to an external Teams site, why do I receive the error “You cannot access this right now?” Check out this Chrome browser sharing help [41:10]
  • Why is it that I cannot drag and drop folders from my PC to the “Photos” folder on OneDrive? [44:15]
  • The panel talks about best practices for syncing photos in the cloud [47:08]
  • What’s the best way to migrate hybrid Exchange 2013 to the cloud?[51:36]
  • How do I prevent participants from deleting other participants in a Teams Meeting? [55:00]
  • Why does OneDrive often tell me “someone else has made changes to this document” when I am the very only one using the file on different devices? See MS Support site for some guidance [1:02:07]
  • Is there a way to mute a student in one channel of Teams but have them still able to post in other channels? Info on channel moderation [1:05:03]
  • Does anyone have a strong understanding of the Power Automate licensing model?  [1:09:27]
  • Can a PowerApp be expanded to show a SharePoint list with 25,000+ items? [1:11:34]
  • What does “There was a problem with the cache” mean? [1:15:04]
  • Has anyone played around with retention policies for Teams? [1:19:22]
  • Does Microsoft Lists support US-only English? Info on selecting language for SharePoint site  [1:22:51]
  • Noah shares his real-time homework about muting a student in one channel in Teams, but allowing them to continue posting in others [1:26:47]
  • Can a PowerApp be designed to dynamically change data source based on an initial drop down option? [1:30:41]

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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.