Enhancing Meeting Etiquette: Disabling Chat Write Access for Anonymous or Unauthenticated Users in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has revolutionized the way we collaborate and communicate in the workplace, enabling seamless virtual meetings with both internal and external participants. However, the presence of anonymous or unauthenticated users can occasionally lead to challenges, particularly when it comes to maintaining a professional and respectful meeting environment.

To address this concern, Microsoft has introduced a valuable feature that allows Microsoft Teams administrators to disable chat write access for anonymous or unauthenticated users, effectively minimizing the possibility of inappropriate content jeopardizing meeting discussions.

Disable guest access to Microsoft Teams meetings chat


Microsoft Teams group chat message copy links are now available!

In today’s fast-paced digital world, group chats have become an integral part of our daily communication. Whether it’s collaborating with colleagues or staying connected with team members, group chats keep us engaged and informed.

However, as group chats grow larger and messages accumulate, it can sometimes become challenging to find and reference specific information. Thankfully, a new copy link feature has arrived at Microsoft Teams to address this issue.

Microsoft Teams Copy links


Revolutionizing team collaboration: Unleashing the power of Microsoft Teams new channel experience

Microsoft Teams has recently introduced a new channels experience, revolutionizing the way teams collaborate and communicate. With its intuitive design and powerful features, this update allows teams to stay focused on tasks, remain up to speed, and actively engage in real-time discussions.

Let’s dive into the exciting new features that are set to roll out during June 2023.

Microsoft Teams new channel experience


What’s new for Microsoft Viva – May 2023

In May Microsoft has unveiled a range of exciting updates and features for its employee experience platform, Microsoft Viva. These enhancements are set to revolutionize the way organizations work and collaborate. One notable addition is the customization of the Viva Connections Mobile dashboard, allowing employees to personalize their dashboard with the most relevant information. Organizations can tailor this feature to meet their specific requirements, thanks to the flexibility provided to tenant admins and site operators.

In this blog post, you can dive into the latest updates for Microsoft Viva and explore how they can benefit both employees and organizations alike.

Microsoft Viva updtes


Enhance collaboration with Microsoft Teams work location feature

In today’s dynamic work environment, where remote and hybrid work models are becoming increasingly prevalent, maintaining effective communication and collaboration is crucial. Microsoft Teams has introduced a new feature that allows users to set their work location for the day.

This feature brings transparency and clarity to team members regarding each other’s availability for in-office and remote collaboration. By simply clicking on a user’s avatar or profile photo in Teams, colleagues will be able to access vital information such as online status, work hours, local time, and most importantly, the work location whether it be remote or the office.

Set work location in Microsoft Teams


Say goodbye to Microsoft Teams Wikis and hello to enhanced note taking with OneNote

Microsoft has announced that Microsoft Teams channels wikis will be retired and note taking capabilities will be powered by OneNote. This change is part of Microsoft effort to unify the applications available in Microsoft 365 for note taking.

OneNote provides an enhanced note taking experience, keeping the team notes organized in a single notebook. The new experience includes easy collaboration across the team, rich editing with typing, ink annotations, highlighting, file attachments, and easy recall and search for channel notes within OneNote on any platform.

Microsoft Teams wikis deprecation


How to export teams users to CSV from Microsoft Teams Admin Center

Microsoft Teams has become an essential communication and collaboration tool for organizations worldwide. With Teams, administrators can manage users, teams, and channels to ensure smooth communication and collaboration.

One essential feature for administrators is the ability to export a list of teams users from the Teams Admin Center. This feature allows administrators to get a list of the users, including user name, user id, title, location and role. The data is exported in a CSV format, which is easily readable and can be used for analysis or reporting.

Export Microsoft Teams user to a CSV file


How to use voice typing on Windows 11 for effortless Microsoft Teams messaging

With the rapid shift towards remote work, Microsoft Teams has become an essential tool for collaboration and communication in the modern workplace. However, typing out messages on the platform can be tedious and time-consuming, especially for those who have a lot to say.

Fortunately, Windows 11 has introduced a game-changing feature – Voice Typing – that enables users to compose messages in Microsoft Teams by speaking instead of typing. Whether you’re a seasoned user or new to the platform, incorporating voice typing into your workflow will help you save time, reduce stress, and increase productivity.

Microsoft Teams voice message typing on Windows 11


What’s new for Microsoft Viva – April 2023

As we move further into 2023, Microsoft Viva has been making headlines with its latest updates and features. It has been a busy month for Viva Goals, Viva Connections, and Viva Topics, which have all received significant enhancements and improvements.

These updates promise to provide employees with more seamless and engaging experiences, as well as enable organizations to better track and achieve their goals. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the latest updates for Microsoft Viva and explore how they can benefit both employees and organizations alike.

Microsoft Viva updtes


Streamline employee experience: How to choose the default landing experience for Viva Connections desktop

As businesses continue to adapt to new work environments and employee needs, optimizing the digital workspace has become more important than ever. Microsoft Viva Connections Desktop is a valuable tool for creating a centralized, customizable hub for employee communication, collaboration, and access to key resources.

One of the key decisions when implementing Viva Connections Desktop is choosing the default landing experience. In this blog post, I’m providing the instructions to set the new Viva Connections experience or the old one based on SharePoint home sites.

Viva Connections default experience


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.