How to Stay on Top of Your Teams Channels with Discover Feed

If you are like me, you probably use Microsoft Teams to communicate and collaborate with your colleagues on various projects and topics. You may also belong to dozens of teams and hundreds of channels, each with its own stream of messages, files, and meetings. Keeping track of all these channels can be overwhelming and time-consuming, especially if you want to stay updated on the latest and most relevant conversations.

That’s why I’m excited to share with you a new feature that Microsoft has started to roll out in January 2024 and will be available worldwide in February 2024. It’s called Discover, and it’s a personalized channel feed that shows you the most interesting and important channel posts from people and topics you care about.

Discovery Microsoft Teams


Everything you need to know about Microsoft Teams new features in 2024

Microsoft Teams has been one of the most popular and widely used collaboration platforms in the world, especially after the pandemic that forced many businesses and organizations to switch to remote work. With more than 320 million active users per month, Microsoft Teams is constantly evolving and adding new features to enhance its functionality and user experience.

In this post, you will find a brief overview of the new features that are coming to Microsoft Teams in 2024, divided into three different sections: End users, Administrators, and Premium features. Each section will highlight some of the most important and exciting improvements that will make your communication and teamwork easier, faster, and more productive. You will also find links to more detailed information about each one of them.

What's new for Microsoft Teams


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


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.