August 2021 #M365AMA Summary

In this month’s Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) panel, I was joined by Hal Hostetler, MVP (@TVWizard), Mike Nelson, MVP (@mikenelsonio), expert Shari Oswald (@shortcutshari), 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 September 8th at 9am Pacific, so join us!

Microsoft 365 Message Center topics covered:

  • Kicking off the Message Center Updates segment [11:05]
  • Microsoft is making +addressing in Outlook optional, but on by default [12:11]
  • Spam notification in call toast? (spam call notifications in Teams) [14:15]
  • Dynamic e911 being added to Teams calls [16:12]
  • Pay your respects — Skype for Business has been retired [19:42]
  • SharePoint news boosts [20:36]
  • What is the latest on UserVoice going away? [21:56]
  • New “Nucleus” service plan for Microsoft 365 [26:30]
  • Side-by-side presenter mode in Teams presentation mode [27:58]
  • Variable playback speeds for Teams recordings [30:07]
  • Team chat bubbles are going to be less annoying (probably) [31:03]

Community questions covered:

  • Some housekeeping on how people can submit questions to the panel [36:05]
  • How can I prevent Exchange Online Plan 1 (EOP1) users from accessing Teams and SharePoint? [36:49]
  • I’ve run out of space because of Outlook. Is there a good way to move Outlook data files from my C drive to my D drive? Moving PST or OST [40:23]
  • I currently use OneNote to keep track of client information and want to use Microsoft Forms to create an intake form. Can I set it up to insert the responses in Forms directly into the corresponding client OneNote notebook? [42:07]
  • I have a document that I like the format of and would like reuse it for future documents. How can I accomplish this? Save it as a template, use styles as a theme  [46:39]
  • What is the best way to automate a timecard-type solution? Can I use MS Forms or Power Apps? Create in/out board in Teams [49:07]
  • I keep all my calendar events and contacts on Outlook on my desktop computer. How can I view these Outlook calendar events and contacts on my iPad and my Android device? Get an free account [52:47]
  • Christian pitches his SharePoint 2010 book, which you can purchase on Amazon [52:59]
  • After migrating from Office 365 Home Family to Microsoft 365 Business Premium, setting up the new accounts and importing the .pst files, why are the folders appearing correctly but they are empty? [57:08]
  • Shari will be right back! [59:24]
  • I have created a SharePoint Site for my work, and want a hyperlink to an Excel Document. Can this be done from the SharePoint page or do I need to do anything in Excel? [1:00:14]
  • Is there any way to assign an exam in Microsoft Teams via Microsoft Forms but in a way that students can’t see the correct answers after they have finished the exam? [1:02:40]
  • I have a second calendar in Outlook (365 desktop) that I created for certain invites (not my main default calendar). Why don’t the invites I send from that calendar show any tracking information? [1:04:04]
  • Is there out-of-the-box way to merge multiple PDF files into one PDF file using SharePoint? [1:11:19]
  • Mike side-tracks all of us with a story from customer service hell [1:13:54]
  • Can we still pass user ID and password through the URL to a form/Site library? [1:20:21]
  • In Microsoft Teams, what is the purpose of the channel and a location when I schedule a meeting using the calendar? [1:22:46]
  • What hardware and software is being used in Azure or any other cloud services that are able to provide resources in mere minutes, such as VMs with OS, subnets, public ips, load balancers, firewalls, vpn, storage etc? [1:25:30]

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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.