Using Find Time for Meeting Polls

Find Time is a great add-in for Outlook which you can use to arrange meetings with both colleagues and people outside your organisation.  Combining the ability to see availability for colleagues with a poll for people to vote on, the Find Time add-in is designed to stop the to/fro of emails trying to find a … Continue reading Using Find Time for Meeting Polls

SC-300 Extras

SC-300 Overview & My Tips  SC-300 or Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator is an associate (two star) certification from Microsoft.  It is aimed at people administering access to the Microsoft Cloud; Azure, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft 365.  It is worth noting that whilst the skills and knowledge are relevant to administrators for all systems, the course and exam … Continue reading SC-300 Extras

Meeting Transcription in Microsoft Teams

There are two ways of displaying in text format what is said during a Microsoft Teams Meeting; Live Captions and Transcript.  Live captions are shown on screen (usually at the bottom of the meeting screen) and disappear as new captions are generated.  Live captions are visible only to users who switch them on. Live Captions can … Continue reading Meeting Transcription in Microsoft Teams

My Favourite Virtual Background Sources

Apart from creating my own backgrounds in PowerPoint which I covered in an earlier post, these are my personal favourite sources for background images for virtual meetings. Ikea https://backgroundsbyikea.com/ Microsoft  https://adoption.microsoft.com/microsoft-teams/custom-backgrounds-gallery/https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/outlook-blog/online-meeting-backgrounds-outlook-exchange-amp-bookings/ba-p/1688841 https://education.microsoft.com/en-us/resource/6eb1ef79 Warner Bros https://www.warnerbros.com/news/articles/2020/07/08/virtual-backgrounds-microsoft-teams-calls

Thank you MCT Community!

(acronyms listed at the end of the article) Today was the 2021 Scottish Summit, a great example of what the community can do and next week it's Microsoft Ignite where we will be celebrating certificated professionals.  So it seemed a great time to put out this blog about what Microsoft Certified Trainer community means to … Continue reading Thank you MCT Community!