Friday, January 10, 2020

Teams Live Event - Jan 10 Q&A

To all those who joined me in this morning's Live Event, I wanted to respond to a question here, as promised:

To the question of whether you could join a Live Event via phone bridge, looks like the answer is No. There isn't a phone number generated for the purpose of being used as an alternative to connecting via web and/or Teams client.

Given that the phone bridge scenario is often used as a friction-less, non-techie way of joining calls/events, at least we know that someone only needs a web browser to join and get audio/video, and doesn't need the full Teams desktop client, or some other software install. They could also join via mobile app as well.

Hope that helps!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Teams Gamification at the Columbus, OH User Group - Jan 2020

I'll be speaking next week at the local Columbus OH user group for Office365 on the topic of Microsoft Teams Gamification

It'll be a demonstration and overview of the topics I discussed in my blog post, showing the integration of Teams, PowerBI, Flow and more.

Find more detail at  Come check us out!


Friday, November 1, 2019

Gamification of Teams Adoption with Teams, Flow, PowerBI and Forms

What if we could turn a list of use case tasks into a game, complete with a leader board, that an organization could use to help their users get excited about Teams?

Here’s my idea of how that could be done with Teams, Flow, PowerBI and Forms...

Monday, October 28, 2019

Talk to a SQL Database in Azure Gov from a Teams chat: Using Teams & Flow in the Government Cloud

Bot integration in Teams isn't available yet in the Government Cloud [as of this writing], but we can still 'talk' to other systems (like a SQL database) using Flow.  In this scenario, whenever someone posts in the Channel, Flow will respond with an automated post after querying the SQL database...