Turning off message preview in Microsoft Teams chat notifications

Have you ever been in a situation where someone is looking over your shoulder at your screen, and a chat notification shows up with a message preview you’d have preferred not been seen? Same thing with sharing your screen (and not being in Do Not Disturb mode), and someone sends you “commentary” on someone in the meeting?

Awkward…

Now you can turn off the message preview function in Microsoft Teams chat notifications. Here’s how that works…

Sending a Microsoft Teams conversation item to Outlook

In a perfect world, everyone you need to involve in a chat or channel conversation in Microsoft Teams will be present in that particular Teams workspace (or even in Teams in general). But the world is not perfect, and many people still live in their inbox. If you need to inform someone of a Teams chat or conversation, you can email them a copy of it so that they will know what’s going on. Here’s how you do that…

Cortana Daily Briefing emails

If you have a ton of items on your calendar and in your inbox each morning, it can be a bit overwhelming to sort through things and figure out what needs attention right away. There’s a new feature in Microsoft 365 called the Cortana Daily Briefing email. Here’s what’s going on there…

Using Live Captioning in a Microsoft Teams meeting

I will admit I used to make fun of Microsoft’s ability to do real-time captioning, as the results tended to be… “entertaining”. But a lot has changed since then, and now Live Captioning in Microsoft Teams meetings works pretty well, considering how hard it is to adapt to voices and accents. Here’s how it works…