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.

Microsoft Viva updtes


How Copilot for Microsoft 365 in Microsoft Teams can boost your productivity and collaboration

Have you ever wished you had a personal assistant who could help you with your online meetings, take notes, answer your questions, and provide you with useful insights and tips? Well, now you can, thanks to Copilot for Microsoft 365 in Microsoft Teams.

Copilot is an AI-powered companion that integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Teams and enhances your meeting experience. Copilot is always listening and looking to make sure you don’t miss any of the information going on in the call. Whether you need to catch up on something you missed, ask a question, or get a summary of the key points, Copilot is there to assist you.

Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 in Microsoft Teams meetings


How to Show or Hide Copilot from Your Chat List in Microsoft Teams

If you are a licensed user for Copilot for Microsoft 365, you want to make sure that you are taking full advantage of the investment your organization made in you to give you access to this fantastic tool. Copilot is an AI companion that can assist you with various tasks such as information, conversation, and content creation.

Copilot in Microsoft Teams is available as a personal application but it also appears as a conversation in chat and you can use it from both locations. Despite being available in two different places, they provide exactly the same functionality and if you have it pinned to the sidebar as I do, you probably don’t need it to take valuable real estate space in the chat application.

Microsoft Copilot in Microsoft Teams


How to Enable or Disable Share Any Window from the Taskbar in Windows 11

Windows 11 introduced a feature that allows users to easily share a window while in a meeting in Microsoft Teams by clicking on a share button directly from the taskbar. This experience was built to prevent you from jumping back and forth between applications and is extremely useful when sharing individual windows instead of the entire screen.

However, some users may not see this handy feature and may think that it is related to the new version of Microsoft Teams. Well, this is not true and the option can be enabled or disabled on the Windows settings. In this blog post, I will show you how to do that.

Share any window from Windows 11


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.