Microsoft Teams search has a new look

It used to be when you searched for something in Microsoft Teams, you got the results in the Feed section, and you had to scroll through the feed to find what you were looking for. Now, the search results are in the main display area, conveniently broken out by People, Messages, and Files. Here’s what it looks like…

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…