UPDATED AUGUST 3, 2023 New features

Share link to a message in chat

  • Share a link to a specific message in a chat — enables chat participants to quickly navigate to a specific message. Chat members can click the link to be taken to the message in the conversation history. 

    • To use copy a chat message: 
      • Hover over the message and choose More optionsThree asterisks indicating more options menu > Copy link. 
      • After the link is copied, you can paste it in the same Teams chat

    For more information visit: Share a link to a specific message 

Colored Folders in OneDrive and SharePoint

  • OneDrive and SharePoint: Colored Folders — allows you to colorize your folders with a pre-set range of 16 colours. This colorization is applicable to both new and already existing folders.

    • To add colour to an existing folder:
      • Go to OneDrive in a browser.
      • Click on My files on the left side of the page.
      • Hover over the folder you want to change the colour of and click the three dots.
      • In the menu that appears click on Folder color.
      • Click on the colour of your choice.

Updated Teams booking

  • Bookings experience in Teams updated – to match the web version. With this change, the updated Bookings Teams app will have the same features and user experience as the Bookings web app.

    • To add the Bookings app in Teams:
      • Click on the Apps icon in Teams.
      • Search for Bookings.
      • Look for Bookings in the results and click Add.
      • Click Add in the window that opens.
      • Right click on the Bookings icon and select Pin to keep the app icon showing.

Present mode in Forms

  • Present mode in Forms – introduces live presentation capabilities to Forms, offering a new way to share your forms in any online or in-person event.  With just a QR scan or short URL, audiences can participate in live surveys and view real-time responses.

    • To use present mode:
      • Open your completed form.
      • Click Present in the upper right corner.
      • Have audience members scan the QR code or enter the URL in a browser and complete the form.

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Offline meetings in Teams

  • Create offline meetings in Teams - You can now schedule in-person meetings such as personal appointments or lunch breaks in the Teams calendar. Offline meetings will not include chat threads or other meeting functionalities such as the join a meeting button or recording capabilities.

    • To schedule an offline meeting:
      • Select the Calendar in Teams.
      • Click on New meeting in the top right corner.
      • Find Online meeting and click the toggle to turn it off.

    Note: An online meeting cannot be changed to an offline meeting once created. 

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  • Microsoft teams screen
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    Microsoft teams screenshot
  • Microsoft whiteboard screenshot
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    Microsoft whiteboard screenshot
  • Live Captions in Teams meetings

    Live Captions in Microsoft Teams – Teams can detect what’s said in meetings and present real-time captions.

    • To turn captions on and off:
      • Select More (three dots) > Language and speech > Turn on live captions.
      • Select More (three dots) > Language and speech > Turn off live captions.
    • To change caption setting:
      • To the right of the captions, select Settings (gear icon).
      • Select Caption settings. 

    For more information, visit:

  • Microsoft Whiteboard

    Microsoft Whiteboard – provides a freeform, intelligent canvas where you and your team can ideate, create, and collaborate visually via the cloud. It enhances teamwork by allowing all team members to edit the canvas in real time, no matter where they are. Access Microsoft Whiteboard on your desktop, the Internet, or in Teams.

    • To access Microsoft Whiteboard online:
      • Go to microsoft365.com.
      • Sign-in if necessary.
      • Click on App launcher (waffle icon) in the top left corner.
      • Click on Whiteboard.

    For more information, visit:

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