Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 51

For our 51st episode this week of the Microsoft Community Office Hours series, I was joined by Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Mike Nelson, MVP (@MikeNelsonIO), community expert Shari Oswald (@shortcutshari), and Microsoft’s Neil Hodgkinson (@nellymo) for another panel discussion shared via live stream in the M365 Community on Facebook, and simulcast on Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

In this episode, we covered the following topics:

  • Message Center Updates [6:20]
  • Thoughts on the Exchange hack in the news [22:44]
  • Neil shares an update on his homework looking into whether Mover and other OOTB migration tools can perform “full-fidelity” migrations [26:43]
  • I upgraded from Office 2010 to Office 365, but my appointments are not appearing on my calendar. [29:31]
  • What do you recommend for task management in Microsoft 365? Links for creating task lists (here and here) [32:31]
  • When converting SharePoint sites to modern, is the best approach is to start a new site? And is the “Move” function adequate for this? [36:19]
  • Why can’t I get my bookmarks from the new Edge browser to sync to Edge on my iPad? [39:13]
  • I am trying to set up Outlook and migrate from Gmail, why does my inbox on Outlook look different from the one I have in Gmail? [41:59]
  • Is it possible to get Azure AD users custom/extension properties using Microsoft Graph API? [47:32]
  • I was told that SharePoint does not support anonymous access to a site because it no longer supports web-facing sites. Does this mean it’s just no good at it, or does it literally mean that you can no longer build a site or a PowerApp solution and share it via the Internet with anon users? [48:49]
  • What are your suggestions for someone who is coming from LibreOffice to quickly learn Microsoft 365? [50:37]
  • If I delete a Team by accident, everything will be gone. Is there a way to back up all of the channels? [52:53]
  • Is anyone else having issues creating a Microsoft list from Excel? The only solution I could make work was to create a list by importing a spreadsheet to an on-prem environment using IE (yuck) and copying the resulting list to the tenant using a 3rd party migration tool. [58:59]
  • Is there a way to copy all the Teams chat history to OneNote or OneDrive while using a Teams exploratory license? [1:03:03]
  • Is there any way for SharePoint to block views based on SP group within SPO – without using 3rd party tools? [1:05:35]
  • I just installed SharePoint 2016 and am trying to run PowerShell commands and am getting errors running the pssnapin. Apparently, they haven’t been registered. How do I register them? (try Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell) [1:08:22]
  • To quote the great Kylie Minogue: “I’m spinning around…” still! Yep, still going around in circles trying to get required privileges in Teams. Can somebody clarify if I understand this correctly? Is a group site basically a supercharged Teams site based on a Teams template? I start at the tenant’s parent level with a Teams site or Group site, can I only then create subsites based on the ugly Teams template? It seems to me that if I start at the parent level with a Communication template site, I can create subsites with either the Teams template or the Communications template. Is that right? [1:11:44]
  • How do you restrict Teams members from accessing group recordings on the channel? [1:21:21]
  • We’re in the process of deploying Teams throughout our company and want to be able to use it to run status reports and track monthly goals. Is there a feature already embedded that can do this? [1:23:39]
  • I would like to create a company scorecard to keep track the weekly goals and performance. Each department should manage their own data, but we also want to consolidate to one company dashboard. Should I use Lists or another solution? [1:26:00]
  • We have macros in Excel that allows users to send emails from the Excel sheet itself, and we have thousands of these sheets. If I need to change the SMTP mail or anything in the macro, it can be very tedious. Is there is a script or 3rd party app that can do that? [1:27:16]

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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.