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  • When I receive Teams meeting invites and click the link, I get a message that “Teams is out of date and needs to be updated.”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 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.