July 2021 #M365AMA Summary

In our first monthly Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) panel, we have officially moved from our weekly M365 Office Hours series to this new format and branding. Joining me on the panel this month were Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Mike Nelson, MVP (@mikenelsonio), Sharon Weaver, RD (@sharoneweaver), Eric Riz, MVP (@rizinsights), and Microsoft’s Neil Hodgkinson (@nellymo). Questions were selected from various online community groups — but we also welcome questions during the live stream, so don’t be shy! Our next live broadcast will be August 18th at 9am Pacific, so join us!

Microsoft 365 Message Center topics covered:

  • New Message Center graphic [6:07]
  • Joining Microsoft Teams meetings with Digital ID is being shelved (for now) [6:54]
  • You can now edit Excel workbooks with Active X [9:18]
  • Music mode for Microsoft Teams [11:14]
  • Streaming support for Microsoft Teams [13:17]
  • Automated recordings in Microsoft Teams [18:00]
  • SharePoint update for Microsoft Teams connected team sites [21:02]
  • OneDrive and Microsoft Lists support as Progressive Web Apps [24:17]
  • Within M365 Admin Center, a free audio conferencing promotional service [26:28]

Community questions covered:

  • What is the best way to show 4 different forms in SharePoint on one screen without being too cluttered? [31:55]
  • Why does Teams tell me to open a workbook in OneNote2016 before using on my iPad? [33:36]
  • In a hybrid environment, should all user accounts be in the local AD? [38:49]
  • Does anyone know how to solve the problem of “We Almost ready” on My Sites? [40:12]
  • For our recurring company-wide meetings using Teams, the person who schedules the meeting is the presenter/organizer and only they can create breakout rooms. But ownership rotates between staff members each week. How do we make it scheduled, and regular, without one person being tied to being the meeting arranger? [42:42]
  • Regarding Power Apps mobile apps, the code in my app start does not get executed if the mobile app is not closed each time I use it. How do I manage app start on mobile apps? [48:45]
  • If I want new employees to automatically have certain shared calendars as soon as their user is provisioned without manual intervention, how do I do that and what calendar type do I need? [51:08]
  • I want to send email to a group of users using power automate workflow. This is a custom group created specifically for the sub-site of a website. How can we access groups defined at the sub-site level for the workflow? [53:32]
  • I’m creating application insight alerts in Azure. How can I make the notification configurable, such as email recipient and email body? Christian mentions some governance concerns [54:42]
  • Anyone else using Teams for therapy sessions and specifically group therapy sessions? [1:00:02]
  • What are the limitations for creation of workflow rules in Power Automate for a global admin? [1:07:14]
  • I have a question about assigning tasks in the WEB version of Outlook in Office 365. I see you can create a task, but where can I see who is assigned? link and link [1:10:33]
  • I have deleted a site in SP2016 but still my ULS log is capturing its entry. Any idea why it is looking for / still seeing this deleted site? [1:14:13]
  • Is there a way to get a daily or weekly summary of my Teams meeting participation with joining and leaving time? [1:17:11]
  • Is it possible to contact all members of one channel via Email? [1:21:15]
  • I’m migrating Windows Server 2019 Standard from HDD storage to SSD storage. How much of a difference will it make in terms of hosting websites on IIS which has their asset files located on the SSD drives? [1:22:44]
  • I still do not see the webinar option in my Teams. It is not blocked by the organization. Any idea why? [1:24:37]
  • Someone deleted my Microsoft Team, and I’m trying to restore it — but the restore button doesn’t work. Is there any way I can get my group back and know who deleted it? [1:25:43]

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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 (https://rencore.com/), 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.