Enhanced Meeting Scheduling in Microsoft Teams

In their quest to get Microsoft Teams to have feature parity with Outlook when it comes to meetings, there’s been a few features added to Microsoft Teams meeting scheduling that make it even closer to how you schedule meetings in Outlook. Here’s an overview of the ones that are most important and/or apparent…

Read Receipts in Microsoft Teams

Read receipts in Microsoft Teams is one of those features that will have two very distinct reactions from people. Some will love the idea of being able to tell when people have read the latest information in the chat (I fall into that camp). Others will have a strong “it’s none of your business” reaction, much like read receipts in email (which I will admit to hating). So I’ll put this out there for your viewing pleasure, and you can react as you see fit. 🙂

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…

Analytics for your Microsoft Teams workspace

If you use Microsoft Teams, you know that there are some Teams that you live in on a daily basis, and others that you hardly ever open. You can now back that up with some basic analytics to see how many people are in a team and how much use it’s getting. Here’s how…

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…