Microsoft Community Office Hours, Episode 58

For our 58th episode this week of the Microsoft Community Office Hours series, I was joined by Tracy van der Schyff, MVP (@tracyvds), Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Mike Nelson, MVP (@mikenelsonio), Mark Rackley, MVP (@mrackley), 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.

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:

  • The official show disclaimer before we get started [3:24]
  • Christian tries to trick Tracy into sharing something with the world that she doesn’t want to share [3:42]
  • Christian then shares a story about how he has caused mental angst (wrapped in love) with his children [4:30]
  • Mike kicks off Microsoft Message Center…just as Mark joins the panel [7:06]
  • Presenting in Teams via PowerPoint Live has a long list of pre-requisites  [8:21]
  • Public preview of tools to migrate from Google Workspace to M365 [12:25]
  • All Whiteboard storage is now in OneDrive for Business by default [16:13]
  • You can now access/sync Office files via your mobile device (and eat up all of your phone storage) [18:41]
  • Mike discovers [20:37]
  • I’m able to record a PowerPoint presentation on Microsoft Teams but my video isn’t getting recorded simultaneously [28:25]
  • Why is it that I can add guests to my Team/Channel in Teams, but to communicate/chat they need to switch organizations? [32:08]
  • On the topic of tenant-switching on Teams, has anyone tried using a mobile emulator on the desktop? [35:05]
  • Do you have to be using the same email address login to Teams as the email an invite was sent to?  [39:57]
  • Can you setup Teams breakout rooms before a meeting starts? [42:54]
  • How can I get a link to SharePoint List’s form that can be shared with public?  [44:23]
  • What is the process to migrate my PST file into Exchange Online without using 3rd party tools? [49:39]
  • What is the best way to notify me when people complete a task before inviting them to participate in a training session running in Teams? [52:51]
  • Why do I see a white screen when I log into Microsoft Teams?  [57:34]
  • How do you restart/bounce your Azure components/clusters/VMs? [59:35]
  • Is it possible to embed an HTML5 preview file on modern SharePoint? Link and link. [1:01:42]
  • How do I upload data from a URL to a Blob Storage location?  [1:08:12]
  • How can I automatically send an image taken with a camera control in PowerApps to the attachment field of Approvals through Power Automate? Christian will take as homework, but Neil provided this video link [1:11:43]
  • My non-profit company is using Microsoft Teams and needs to set up 2 different departments on 2 additional tenants. Can all three be managed by one admin? [1:14:08]
  • Why is it that a lookup column can be edited in SharePoint list’s form, but cannot be edited in the SharePoint mobile app? Link and link [1:22:41]
  • We’re creating a “discussion forum” team with channels for employees to discuss specific applications (i.e., Teams, OneDrive, etc.). Has anyone set up a discussion forum in Teams for their org and have advice on how to set it up for success? Also, our org does not have Yammer. [1:23:49]

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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.