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…

Expand/Collapse button in SharePoint lists

If you’re fortunate enough to work with a large-screen monitor, you may not have much of a problem with how much data displays in a SharePoint list. But if you’re on a laptop with a smaller screen, you might find that screen real estate is in short supply. You can gain a bit of that real estate back by using the Expand/Collapse button in SharePoint lists. Here’s how that works…

Turning off GIF animations in Microsoft Teams

We had a question come up yesterday in one of our Teams workspaces… was it possible to turn off the GIF animations that can be added to Teams chats and channels to make things less distracting? My co-worker Eydie found the solution for that, and it’s surprisingly easy. Here’s how…

Grouping your contacts in Microsoft Teams

If you’ve been using Skype, you’re probably familiar with the ability to group your Skype contacts into various contact groups to help you keep people organized. However, in Microsoft Teams chat, it’s a bit more hidden. Here’s how to create contact groups in Microsoft Teams, and how to add people to them.