When your Microsoft Team goes inactive…

VUIT has recently implemented a policy that will expire/delete your Microsoft Team if it has zero activity for a full year. Never fear, all owners of the team are notified well in advance of the expiration and are given the chance to renew the team and keep it active. If this happens to a library team that you have ownership of (as a chair, group leader, director, etc.), LTDS will reach out and help you determine if the team is still needed, and where to go from there. If you have any questions, reach out via Inform!

New Meeting Experience in Microsoft Teams

Did you know? Teams has made some improvements to the meetings interface, including:

  • Meetings open in a separate Teams window
  • Meeting controls are in a more convenient location
  • A new “large gallery” view is available so you can see up to 49 people at once
  • …and more!

But…for now, these improvements won’t be pushed to you automatically — you have to opt in to try them out. Steps to enabling the “new meeting experience” on your desktop client:

  1. Select your profile pic at the top of the Teams app, then Settings > General. (General should be what’s showing when you open Settings, so you probably won’t have to select it.)
  2. Select Turn on new meeting experience.
  3. Restart Teams by doing the following:
    1. Right-click or Cmd-click the Teams icon in the Windows task bar or Mac System Tray.
    2. Select Quit.
    3. Start Teams again like you normally would.

Check out more details in this post from Microsoft. As always, contact LTDS via Inform if you have any questions!