Create a self-chat in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams will soon allow users to create chats with themselves to easily take notes, write quick messages, or even store files or images.

This feature is planned to be released in June 2022 but while it doesn’t happen here is a workaround to take advantage of self-chats.

Create a self-chat in Microsoft Teams


Adjust the brightness and focus of your camera in Microsoft Teams video meetings

There are new features coming to Microsoft Teams to adjust the brightness and focus, that will make the image captured by your camera in video meetings better than ever.

Brightness adjustments enhances the video quality when the lightning is poor while soft focus applies a smoothing effect to appearance.

Adjust Microsoft Teams camera brightness


How to install PowerShell for Microsoft Teams

PowerShell is a tool that allows the automation of repetitive tasks and has support for pretty much everything Microsoft-related.

Microsoft Teams is not exception and there is dedicated module that allow you to automate the administrative tasks on the platform.

How to install PowerShell for Microsoft Teams


How to configure a voicemail message on Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams voice mail is a great feature that allow other users to send you voice messages when you are not able to pick up a call.

Teams has by default a greetings, but you can replace it by your own message following the instructions provided in this article:

Microsoft Teams voicemail message


Quickly share applications to Microsoft Teams using Windows 11

Microsoft Teams allows you to easily share your desktop or individual windows while presenting in a meeting, and this feature has just become easier to use thanks to an integration between Teams and Windows 11.

Share to Microsoft Teams from Windows 11


Define a status message with duration in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams allows you to define a status message to inform other users about something that goes beyond the presence indicator.

To prevent you from showing an outdated message for hours or even for days, Microsoft Teams now gives you the possibility to define the duration of your status messages when creating it.

Microsoft Teams status message


How to create a custom Together Mode scene for Microsoft Teams

For a more inclusive meeting experience in Microsoft Teams, the together mode allows you to define scenes where attendees will be “seated” next to each other.

Microsoft has several different scenes that you can choose from, and in this article, you will learn how to extend the available scenes by building your own.

Microsoft Teams custom together mode scene


Edit the default name and profile picture of guest users in Microsoft Teams

Collaboration in Microsoft Teams is not restricted to the members of your organization, the platform allows you to reach users from other organizations and also add them to your existing teams as guests.

If guest access is enabled in your tenant, you will be able to add members to teams that don’t belong to the organization however the name and the profile picture added to those users by default is not always the best to identify them.

Microsoft Teams guest user profile picture


Add a third-party cloud storage provider to Microsoft Teams

When using Microsoft Teams all your files get stored in a SharePoint site, if you or other team members have files stored in other cloud storage providers you will be able to bring them to the Teams context in just a few clicks.

Using the add cloud storage feature, allows everyone with permissions to the original folder to access to the files from a team channel.

Microsoft Teams cloud storage


How to use Viva Insights Virtual Commute to wrap-up your day when working with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Viva Insights was designed to help you to better manage your workday and to keep a balance between your personal and work life.

Viva Insights Virtual Commute will remind you that is time to wrap up your day showing you a list of things that you still have to do and a resume of what will happen in the next one.

Viva Insights Virtual Commute


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