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…

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…

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…

Adding Tasks from a Microsoft Teams chat or channel

If you’re running the latest version of Microsoft Teams, there is a feature that is awesome for making sure you follow up on items that show up in a chat or a channel conversation. You can now create Tasks from chat and channel conversations, and they can show up in your Tasks app in Teams. No more missed or forgotten items! Here’s how it works…

Using PowerPoint Live in Microsoft Teams

It used to be when you were presenting in a Microsoft Teams meeting and had a PowerPoint slide deck, you had to share your screen, start up PowerPoint, and start the presentation on your computer. Everyone saw the same thing you saw, and you didn’t have any ability to jump ahead or annotate a slide without everyone watching you stop the presentation to look for the next slide. However, now we have PowerPoint Live, which makes presenting a PowerPoint slide deck much easier. Here’s how it works…