Using the Meet Now feature in Microsoft Teams

If you’re like me, there are many instances during the day when you’re in Microsoft Teams and you want to have a quick meeting with a group. However, it’s a pain to have to schedule the meeting first, and then hope that everyone can join. Now, you can just use the Meet Now option in Teams to create an ad-hoc meeting without the hassle of setting things up first. Here’s how that works…

Pinning your favorite channels in Microsoft Teams

If you have a number of Microsoft Teams workspaces that you are part of, it can be a hassle to stay focused on the few select channels that are meaningful and that need your attention. A recent enhancement will make that much easier now… Pinned Channels in the Microsoft Teams client. Here’s how that works…

Channel Moderation in Microsoft Teams

While many of the Microsoft Teams workspaces you’re part of need everyone to participate freely in various channels, you may have a few Teams (or channels) where a small number of people post to a larger audience, and that audience shouldn’t be allowed to also post. For that, there’s now Channel Moderation. Here’s how that works…

Sending Urgent messages in Microsoft Teams

If you use the Important indicator for messages you send in Microsoft Teams chats, you’ll see a new level of functionality now. You can mark a message as Urgent, and it will ping the user every two minutes until they look at your message. While it can really help to get someone’s attention when necessary, it comes with a couple of common sense caveats. Here’s how it works…

@-less Mentions in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams allows you to flag someone in a chat or conversation by using the @ symbol before their name, such as @Duff, Thomas (the format of our names). There’s now a new way to flag someone’s name, and all you have to do is start typing their name. You don’t need the @ any more. Here’s how that works…

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…