There are lots of blog posts out there with useful links for the Microsoft Exams and for administrators, but they are not the only excellent resources out there on the internet.
In this post I’ve pulled together my favourite references for users of Microsoft Teams, apart from the super useful posts on my blog, of course (wink) which are shown below, but you should also have a look at the Microsoft Quick Start Guide for Teams which you can download here and the Microsoft Teams help & support page from Microsoft Support. Also don’t forget the help button in Teams itself.
Recently I was asked if I knew of any busy lights for Mcirosoft Teams. Remember those days when you would walk down the office to see a colleague rather then check their Teams presence? With hybrid working the presence indicator in Teams is still important but its needs extending into our physical spaces too. PersonallyContinue reading “A Busylight with Microsoft Teams”
Group chats in Teams can now include external people. It’s as simple as creating any group chat in Teams. First, just make sure you can message the external people to be included in the group. In other words send them a Teams chat message. Then simply create a new group or add them to anContinue reading “External People in Group Chat in Teams”
Did you know there are many options for setting your out of office or automatic replies in #Office365 including from #MicrosoftTeams
There are two ways of displaying in text format what is said during a Microsoft Teams Meeting; Live Captions and Transcript. Live captions are shown on screen (usually at the bottom of the meeting screen) and disappear as new captions are generated. Live captions are visible only to users who switch them on. Live Captions canContinue reading “Meeting Transcription”
Apart from creating my own backgrounds in PowerPoint which I covered in an earlier post, these are my personal favourite sources for background images for virtual meetings. Create your own Teams backdrop using PowerPoint – The Teams Queen Blog Ikea https://backgroundsbyikea.com/ Microsoft https://adoption.microsoft.com/microsoft-teams/custom-backgrounds-gallery/ https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/outlook-blog/online-meeting-backgrounds-outlook-exchange-amp-bookings/ba-p/1688841 https://education.microsoft.com/en-us/resource/6eb1ef79 Warner Bros https://www.warnerbros.com/news/articles/2020/07/08/virtual-backgrounds-microsoft-teams-calls
Lots of people don’t create the meeting invites for the meetings they run in this blog I will lay out what the issues are and then consider ways to avoid these when acting as a scheduler.
Teams meeting options are how you can control who can do what in your meeting. In the Education sphere this control is essential but they are also very useful in many other scenarios.
You probably already know that you can add your own pictures into Microsoft Teams to use as a background. But just in case you didn’t, here’s how (only works on desktop, not bowser or mobile apps) Save your picture somewhere sensible. (I created a folder in my OneDrive called TeamsBackgrounds, so if I move toContinue reading “Create your own Teams backdrop using PowerPoint”
Are you sick of virtual meetings and training courses yet? To be honest, I’m not. However I have been looking for ways to ring some changes. It does get dull, always hearing (and saying) the same old phrases, so I’ve made myself some flashcards. And I gift them to you here – enjoy!
Do you ever get a message telling you you can’t change the meeting options for a meeting you set up? It’s probably due to what you were doing the last time you used the Teams web app (aka Teams in your web browser). These messages changed a little while ago to show you who isContinue reading “Solving Problems with Meeting Options in Teams”
Did you want to check your camera and background before a Teams meeting and ended up trying to join a meeting early to do so, or worse joining a meeting late as you needed to adjust your settings and it took too long, or worst still what about joining a meeting and bringing up aContinue reading “Check your Camera before a Teams Meeting”
With Teams meeting recordings moving to OneDrive and SharePoint from Stream users and admins need to understand what this change means. It’s not just the location a recording is stored that is changing but also who can records and the sharing options once the recording is done.
With the launch of breakout rooms for adhoc and scheduled Team meetings, many people are celebrating and it is a much requested feature, but how does it work.
Microsoft have released a couple of great articles so I’m not going to reinvent the wheel and write a full guide myself, but I would like to share my early observations.
A star wars themed video demo about meeting recordings in Microsoft Teams
Are you a member of a Team across more than 1 organisation/M365 Tenant? I use Channel Notifications to help me keep on top of the less well used teams.
Working from home for a lot of people will bring added flexibility. For many remote working also allows us to shift the times of day we get the majority of our work done. However, it is vital to remain available during normal business hours and here the Teams mobile app can help.