Chat bubbles in Microsoft Teams meetings

I find that it can be difficult during a Teams meeting to keep track of attendees, videos, and most of all… chat. However, Teams meetings now have a new feature called Chat Bubbles that makes it easier to see new messages without having to direct your attention somewhere else. Here’s how it works…

Planner file recommendations

When you are creating a new Planner task, there’s a reasonable chance that you may want to add a relevant file to the task. Now Microsoft provides a list of suggested files at the bottom of the task when you’re setting it up. Here’s what that looks like…

Setting the default open method for files in Microsoft Teams

If you open files in Microsoft Teams, you may have noticed that they might open in the browser, in the desktop client, or directly in Teams. I didn’t know you could actually control your default method for opening files in Teams, but Jennifer Andre shared a way to do that which blew me away… and now I’ll share it with you. Here’s how it works…

Applying site templates on a SharePoint Online site

Microsoft has added a new feature for SharePoint Online sites involving the ability to apply a site template to your site. They have provided a number of templates for both Communication sites and Team sites. I’m going to show you how it’s done, and then give you some guidance on what you need to consider before you try this out…

Sharing computer sound in a Microsoft Teams meeting

I had a question come up today, and I realize I haven’t mentioned this feature before. If you are sharing your screen in a Microsoft Teams meeting and you want to play a video for people, they may not be able to hear it (even though you can hear it perfectly fine). You need to use the Include computer sound option to let everyone else hear what you’re showing. Here’s how that works…