How to Enable 1:1 and Group Call Recordings in Microsoft Teams

Sometimes you might need to record a 1:1 or group call in Microsoft Teams, where you are talking about important topics that you want to keep for later. But what if the option to record calls is disable?

Don’t worry, there is a way to turn on 1:1 and group call recordings for everyone in your organization or for specific users. In this article, I’ll show you how to do it.

Enable Microsoft Call Recording


How to Make Microsoft Places Available in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft just made Microsoft Places available worldwide and it currently available from several locations being one of them Microsoft Teams.

This article will help you if you want to enable Microsoft Places for your users, so they can coordinate better when working remotely or at the office. I’ll show you how to make the application available.

Add Microsoft Places to Microsoft Teams


What’s new for Microsoft Viva – April 2024

With the latest updates, Viva applications are now integrating support for Copilots, enhancing organizational adoption of Microsoft’s AI assistant. April marked a significant milestone as Viva applications expanded beyond Microsoft Teams, becoming accessible directly in the browser with dedicated URLs. Additionally, Viva Connections has evolved to allow for deeper personalization, enabling custom fonts that align with the branding customizations of the SharePoint home site. This move not only streamlines the user experience but also reinforces brand identity within organizations.

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How to add Microsoft Lists Forms to Microsoft Teams as a tab

Microsoft Lists has revolutionized the way we collect data by introducing a new forms experience. This feature allows for efficient data collection directly from users, without granting them access to the entire list. It’s a significant enhancement for SharePoint and Microsoft Lists users. However, when it comes to Microsoft Teams, the integration isn’t as seamless, often leading to frustration due to the lack of support from the default SharePoint and Microsoft Lists applications.

In this blog post, we’ll explore a workaround that enables you to add Microsoft Lists forms to Microsoft Teams, creating a native experience that allows users to complete forms within their workflow, all without leaving the Teams environment.

Microsoft Lists Forms in Microsoft Teams


How to archive a Microsoft Teams channel

Microsoft Teams has become an essential tool for collaboration and communication within organizations. As projects progress and priorities shift, the ability to archive channels becomes increasingly important. This feature helps team owners declutter their Teams environment and maintain organization by preserving important content without keeping the channel active.

Understanding the Importance of archiving channels is crucial for managing the lifecycle of a project. Once a project is completed or paused, archiving the channel allows team owners to keep the workspace focused and free from unnecessary distractions. It ensures that only active projects occupy the immediate workspace, making it easier for team members to navigate and collaborate effectively.

Archive a Microsoft Teams Channel


Boost Your Team’s Productivity with Microsoft Teams New “Meet Now” in Group Chats

Are you tired of the back-and-forth when trying to schedule a quick meeting? Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing the way we collaborate with the introduction of the Meet Now feature in group chats. This innovative addition is designed to streamline your workflow, allowing you to start an instant, ringless live discussion with your colleagues without the hassle of scheduling.

New Microsoft Teams feature - Meet Now for Group Chats


How to Customize Your Microsoft Teams Group Chat with Custom Avatars

Microsoft Teams has rolled out a new feature that enhances the personalization of group chats. Now, every member of a group chat, including external users, can change the default group avatar to something more meaningful. This new capability aligns perfectly with the adage that an image is worth more than a thousand words.

Customize Microsoft Teams Group Chats Avatars


What’s new for Microsoft Viva – March 2024

March was a bustling period for the Microsoft Viva suite, marked by a series of updates and announcements that promise to enhance the experience for both administrators and end users.

In March, Microsoft Viva introduced several updates, particularly for Viva Connections, aimed at improving the experience for both administrators and users. Additionally, Viva Engage and Viva Learning received updates that shouldn’t be missed. We’ll cover these changes and how they can benefit your interaction with the Viva suite.

Microsoft Viva updtes


Exploring Copilot for Microsoft 365 in Teams with João and Rene – Part 2

Welcome back to our in-depth exploration of Copilot in Microsoft Teams. In the previous article, Rene Vlieger provided a comprehensive overview of what Copilot is, the prerequisites for integrating it into Microsoft Teams, and the benefits it brings to the table.

Building on that foundation, today’s post explore the practical applications of Copilot for end users and explain how administrators can manage and refine what is shown in Copilot. This ensures that your organization maximizes the value of your investment in Copilot licenses.

Copilot in Microsoft Teams


What’s new for Microsoft Viva – February 2024

Employee experience is not a thing of the past, despite the buzz around Copilot. In fact, Microsoft Viva is constantly evolving to provide the best tools and solutions for your work and well-being. In this blog post, I’m reviewing the latest updates and features that were released in February 2024, covering all modules.

You will be amazed by the number of improvements and enhancements that Viva has to offer. There are more than 50 updates across the suite. Viva Engage now supports Article post type, which allows you to create and share engaging stories with rich media and interactive elements.

Another big change that happened in February was the retirement of Viva Topics. This does not mean that Viva Topics was a bad product or that Microsoft is giving up on knowledge management. On the contrary, Microsoft is investing all the AI initiatives around Copilot.

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I've been working with Microsoft Technologies over the last ten years, mainly focused on creating collaboration and productivity solutions that drive the adoption of Microsoft Modern Workplace.