Using the Microsoft Teams SharePoint Tab to add pages, lists, or document libraries

As you consolidate more of your work (and your work day) in Microsoft Teams, it’s a good idea to make as much content as possible available within Teams so you don’t have to search somewhere else for it. The SharePoint Tab in a Microsoft Teams workspace now allows you to show lists and libraries of SharePoint sites in addition to individual pages. Here’s how that works…

Starting an instant Microsoft Teams meeting with Outlook’s Meet Now button

To make it easier to start an instant meeting in Microsoft Teams, Microsoft added a Meet Now option in the Teams client some time back. However, if you still live your life in the Outlook client, you had to do some major context switching to get a meeting started. Now you can click on the Meet Now option in your Outlook client calendar, and a new Teams meeting will start up. Here’s how that works…

The History Menu in Microsoft Teams

If you spend most of your day in Microsoft Teams, you know how difficult it is to bounce back and forth between various teams, apps, tabs, and so forth. If you have to go to a new workspace, you then have to try and figure out where you were before. Microsoft has now made it easier to get back and forth between areas by giving you a History Menu in the upper-left corner of the Teams client, much like the forward and backward buttons in a browser. Here’s how it works…

Planner now has 25 labels to use for tasks

When Planner first came out, you had six labels to use for categorizing and filtering your tasks. Depending on how much filtering and refining you wanted to do, you had to be pretty brutal in what to include and what to leave out. However, Planner now provides 25(!) labels, so you have a lot more flexibility in how to label and report on your tasks. Here’s how it works…

Queuing Microsoft Teams messages when you’re offline

It used to be that when you were disconnected from the internet, any messages you tried to send in Microsoft Teams would end up giving you a failure message. You could retry, but if you’re disconnected, it wasn’t going to go anywhere. Now, Microsoft Teams will queue up those unsent messages for 24 hours, meaning you can continue to work and respond to messages even though you’re disconnected. Here’s how that works…