Giving people Praise in Microsoft Teams

When you’re in Microsoft Teams, collaborating with all your coworkers, you might feel the need to call out someone for the excellent work they’ve done or the help they’ve given you. You can do that now with the Praise feature. Here’s how that works…

Decluttering your Microsoft Teams list of workspaces

After you’ve been using Microsoft Teams for a bit, there’s a good chance you’ll “collect” a large number of Teams that you’re part of. That can make your list of Your Teams long and unwieldy. Fortunately, there’s a new feature that will keep that list under control and hide the Teams that you don’t use as much (or at all). Here’s how that works.

Getting more screen real estate in Microsoft Teams with Expand Tab

This was a simple little thing I saw Sandra Mahan do during a Teams meeting yesterday, but it had completely skipped my notice earlier. When you’re in a Teams Channel tab (other than Conversation), you can expand the screen to remove all the Teams information on the left side of your screen. There’s an Expand Tab icon that does that for you. Here’s how it works.

Spicing up your Microsoft Teams channel posts and conversations

In the Conversation tabs of your various Microsoft Teams channels, you can have a lot of information going back and forth that just sort of blends together into a blur. That’s fine for the normal team chatter, but you may have something to post in there that should be more noticeable than everything else. That’s when you want to use the Formatting feature in the post area. Here’s how to do that…

Using your Activity Stream in Microsoft Teams

If you belong to a number of Microsoft Team workspaces, it can be a little overwhelming to keep track of all the conversations and activities going on in every one of the Teams you are part of. However, you can use the Activity Stream and the associated filter to make it easier to see just the items that are most important to you at that point in time. Here’s how that works…