Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 56

For our 56th episode this week of the Microsoft Community Office Hours series, I was joined by Eric Riz, MVP (@rizinsights), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), and Mike Nelson, MVP (@mikenelsonio) for another panel discussion shared via live stream in the M365 Community on Facebook, and simulcast on Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Once again, Sean McDonough, MVP (@spmcdonough) is temporarily dead to us for missing today’s show. Hopefully he’ll be back with us for next week’s show.

In this episode, we covered the following topics:

  • Mike kicks off the Message Center updates with the “name shortening” of Tasks in Teams, and the ability to create tasks from chats in Teams [2:38]
  • M365 Defender TPS reports, with new cover sheets [7:18]
  • Code matching in Authenticator, Roster Containers, and Teams Pro are no more [8:44]
  • New Teams webinar capabilities are rolling out [11:49]
  • Microsoft passing user feedback info (non-anonymized user data) back to companies? Security issue?  [13:12]
  • My company has disabled Power Apps, Power Automate, etc but I’d like to develop these skills. Which SharePoint license is needed for me to learn these tools?  [17:40]
  • On my Android device, why am I being prompted for Microsoft Intune and Authenticator?  [21:45]
  • When trying to send messages from Outlook to Teams, why am I seeing the error “Invitations for this meeting have not been sent”? [24:13]
  • The guys speculate on why Christian’s office is looking so de-cluttered [26:12]
  • What happened to the notes in my Excel workbook? Check out this blog [30:03]
  • Is it possible to add members to Teams channels from an Excel list? Check out this video and this post [33:11]
  • What are “display pages” in SharePoint Online? Check out this post  [34:37]
  • Where should a beginner do to start learning about Azure? [38:29]
  • Why does Explorer shut down when I try to use the preview capability? [43:49]
  • If I am using Windows 10 Home and not Pro, what sort of issues will I encounter with running SharePoint or other MS 365 Apps? [51:09]
  • Is it possible to migrate my PHP-based intranet to SharePoint News pages? [52:16]
  • What are the business standards for implementing DLP? [56:22]
  • When I receive Teams meeting invites and click the link, I get a message that “Teams is out of date and needs to be updated.” However, it’s the latest version, and two reinstalls has not resolved this issue. [57:34]
  • What are the best practices for migration from GSuite to Microsoft 365? [59:49]
  • Why isn’t the new “Share to Teams” feature in Outlook not working? [1:02:55]
  • Some Teams organizers are unable to see their Teams meeting recordings in Stream. Why can some organizers see them, but not others? Christian taking this as homework. [1:08:05]
  • What is the best way/tool for capturing O365 email filtering setting to be provided to an auditor? Hal taking this as homework. [1:11:27]
  • I would like to start using Shifts for Teams, but is there a way to reflect vacation/sick days in this shared calendar? Christian taking this as homework. [1:13:37]
  • Not really an M365 question, but is there any good way to identify yourself other than a badge at a company?  [1:17:41]
  • Why won’t Word 365 retain my macros when the computer shuts down or the file is closed? [1:21:44]

You can watch the entire recording here:


If you would like to join one of these sessions as a panelist or to ask questions, you can find us live streaming at 8am Pacific every Monday.

Christian Buckley

Christian is the Brand Alliance Director for AvePoint Inc., and a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He hosts the AvePoint Office 365 Hours (#O365hours) and #P2Pnow series, the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.