How to open the developer tools in the new Microsoft Teams client

Microsoft Teams has recently rolled out a new Teams client on both Windows and MacOS, utilizing the Edge WebView2 as the host, replacing Electron from the Teams Classic. While this transition promises several advantages, it has also brought some challenges for developers who rely on inspecting and debugging their apps using browser developer tools. In this blog post, I’m showing how to open developer tools in the new Microsoft Teams client and discuss the current limitations and workarounds.

New Microsoft Teams client debug


Bringing back the familiarity: The return of the Teams Classic theme in Teams 2.1

Change can be unsettling, especially when it comes to the tools and software we use daily for work. Microsoft Teams, recently introduced a significant update – Teams 2.1.

While it brought several improvements and continues to bring new features, some users found themselves feeling a bit out of place due to the new light theme with its predominant white interface, a stark contrast to the familiar purple accent that had graced their screens for the past six years.

Microsoft Teams classic theme in Teams 2.1


How to enable and add pronouns to Microsoft Teams profile card

In today’s society, the importance of inclusivity and diversity in the workplace cannot be overstated. Companies worldwide are recognizing the need to create an environment that supports all employees, regardless of their gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.

Microsoft, has long been committed to promoting inclusivity and has taken another significant step in this direction with pronouns being added to the employee profile cards, allowing them to express who they are and helping others address them correctly.

Microsoft Teams Profile Card Pronouns


How to configure and use Microsoft Teams avatars in meetings

Remote work models have become the norm, and with them come the challenges of finding ways to stay connected and engaged in virtual meetings. While video conferencing has become an essential tool for remote communication, it can also be a source of stress and fatigue for many.

As we spend more time in virtual meetings, it’s becoming increasingly important to find ways to make them more inclusive, efficient, and enjoyable for everyone involved. This is where Avatars for Microsoft Teams come in.

How to configure and use Microsoft Teams avatars in meetings


How to work with multiple accounts using the new Microsoft Teams

In today’s interconnected and fast-paced work environment, collaboration across different organizations and tenants is becoming increasingly common. However, with the rise of remote work, managing different accounts and staying up to date on critical conversations can be challenging.

Fortunately, Microsoft Teams has received a major investment in supporting multiple accounts and tenants, addressing several limitations and challenges associated with using the platform across different organizations.

In this blog post, I’m explaining the limitations solved by the new Microsoft Teams, and how you can take advantage of the new features to easily manage your multiple accounts. Let’s dive in!

Multiple accounts new Microsoft Teams


Revolutionize Your Workday with the new Lightning-Fast Microsoft Teams – Say Goodbye to Slow Collaboration!

In today’s fast-paced world, the ability to collaborate effectively and efficiently is crucial to the success of any organization. With the rise of remote work and distributed teams, it has become more challenging to stay connected and aligned with colleagues. Fortunately, Microsoft is introducing a new version of Microsoft Teams to address these challenges even better.

The new Teams has been redesigned from the ground up and was built on a new foundation of speed and performance. It provides a modern workplace where working together has never been easier. The streamlined Teams experience ensures that you stay in the flow across all your chats, meetings, apps, and accounts. With everything you need all in one place, you can focus on what matters most to you and your team.

New Microsoft Teams client


How to add default organization meeting backgrounds to Microsoft Teams

When using Microsoft Teams in a meeting you have the possibility to apply a background image to hide your surroundings and to keep some privacy.

Teams has a set of predefined backgrounds that you can choose from and allows end users to upload their owns. Microsoft Teams administrators can also distribute organizational backgrounds for all users with approved and branded images.

organization meeting backgrounds


Scheduling chat messages using Microsoft Teams

Scheduling messages can be useful in a variety of situations, such as when you want to send a message at a specific time when you may not be available, when you want to send a message in a different time zone, or when you want to send a reminder to yourself or others.

By scheduling a message, you can ensure that your message will be delivered at the right time and without the need for manual intervention. This can help increase efficiency and productivity and allow you to better manage your time and communication.

Scheduling chat messages using Microsoft Teams


How to record a video voice message in Microsoft Teams

A video voice message is a short video recording that typically features audio of someone speaking and often also includes a video of their face. Video voice messages can be an effective way to add a personal touch to communication, especially when text-based messages or voice messages alone might not convey the desired tone or context.

This type of messages is now available in Microsoft Teams and in this article you will learn how to use it.

Record a video message in Microsoft Teams


How to fix meetings not showing the Title in Microsoft Teams rooms

Depending on the mailbox settings used by the Teams Rooms you may see the name of the user scheduling the meeting instead of the title in the Teams Rooms devices. If you are experiencing this issue, in this article you will find a solution to make the titles visible again in Teams Rooms and Teams displays.

Microsoft Teams Room meeting title


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.