How to use background images during a Teams meeting

On my previous article I’ve explained you how to customize your video during a Microsoft Teams meeting using Snap camera. On the same article I also mentioned that a similar feature was planned to be integrated in Teams, it just got released and now you can customize your videos with background images.

In this article I will show you how you can use the image background feature during a Microsoft Teams meeting and how you can use your own images.


How to use special effects in Microsoft Teams meetings

Back in 2019 Microsoft announced a feature that allows meeting attendees to customize their background from a list of pre-selected images, something that just a few years ago was only possible with the use of green screens and special effects.

Time has passed by and this feature is not yet globally available (the release is scheduled to April 2020), but while waiting for it you can use third party solutions to customize the webcam video and have some fun in your meetings.

Using the Snap Camera for desktop allows you to customize the video input you use in Microsoft Teams, this application creates a virtual webcam on your computer and allows you to customize the background on your video and allows you to apply filters on top of your face.


10 tips to use Microsoft Teams while working remotely

The working habits and routines have changed suddenly because of the Covid-19 virus and with most of the world population working from home is necessary to quickly find solutions that allow people to be productive.

Microsoft Teams is being adopted widely as a tool to promote communication and collaboration during this crisis and is being used by more than 44 million users worldwide.

In this article you have 10 tips and good practices that will help you to achieve more, they are valid for novice and advanced users of Microsoft Teams.

10 tips while working from home using Microsoft Teams


How to remove a faulty tab from a channel

Every now and then while removing a tab from a channel I get an error, and if the tab is an SPFx app I no longer can remove it using the UI.

This happens because the removal process gets interrupted, the reference to the tab in the Hosted Apps Config list on SharePoint gets deleted but the tab remains on Microsoft Teams.


Script editor for Microsoft Teams

The script editor web part was kind of a super hero in the classic SharePoint, with a few clicks it allowed content creators to build web parts and to embedded content from the web.

This awesome web part is back and ready to spread the magic as an app in Microsoft Teams.

The modern script editor app is not provided officially by Microsoft, it was developed by Mikael Svenson and is available as an open source project part of the PnP initiative.



How to quote a message in Microsoft Teams

Quote a message is a handy feature when you want to reply to a specific message in 1:1 chats or when you want to quote someone on your replies in group chats.

This feature is available by default on several chat applications like WhatsApp, however in Microsoft Teams it is not natively integrated which doesn’t mean you’re are not able to it.


How to record a meeting on Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams allows you to record the meetings you have in the platform either to review it later or to share it with someone else who couldn’t attend.

In this article you will learn how to record a meeting on Microsoft Teams in 2 simple steps and how to manage and share the recordings with other members of the organization.


How to add guest users to Microsoft Teams

With the Covid-19 hitting the world there are thousands of organizations and schools looking for new ways to communicate and collaborate.

Microsoft Teams is a good solution to bring everyone from the same organization into the same place, but what about collaborating with guest users?


How to fix the authentication issues with personal apps using SharePoint pages

SharePoint has been out there forever and I’m sure you have a lot of content on it that you would love to start seeing on Microsoft Teams.

Vesa Juvonen did an amazing video covering a typical scenario of how SharePoint and Teams can be integrated without writing code but unfortunately the solution fails when used on the desktop Microsoft Teams client.


How to run multiple instances of Microsoft Teams using Microsoft Edge

With the exponential growth of Microsoft Teams also came the problem to manage accounts in multiple tenants, if you belong to more than one organization you may find yourself signing in and signing out multiple times or using multiple browsers to keep up with everything being said in all environments.

While the option to manage multiple accounts is not tackled by the official app there are few workarounds available to run multiple instances of Microsoft Teams in your machine, and with the new Microsoft Edge a new one has become available.


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.