Top 10 Dnd tips

Turn off your camera

In the same fashion you can turn on and off you video camera. You can either use the meeting setup panel (item 2 above) to disable your camera; or simply use the meeting control panel to enable video again.

Blur your meeting video background

If you use Teams for video meetings, this might sound familiar. Your home office is a mess and you need to join this video call. Two solutions for that: first off, you can use the Background Settings function (item 3 above) to blur your video background right on from the meeting setup or the meeting controls. The second solution is way more elegant : use a virtual background (we’ll go through the process later). If for some reason, the Background setting button seems inactive in the Meeting Setup panel; make sure you turn on your video camera first.

Don't talk about your ex (gaming group).

While at a convention recently I overheard a DM that was running the same session multiple times say to a group: "When this is over remind me to tell you how the previous group handled this encounter - it was so awesome" - this was while this second group was still in the middle of that encounter.maybe . . . after the game you can discuss how the different groups handled certain encounters - but not during and especially not with a heavy insinuation that the other group handled it better.

Stop the echo in Teams meetings

When you and other meeting participants join an audio or video Teams meeting from the same room, you will hear annoying echoes. You can easily get rid of the echo by hitting the Audio off button in the Meeting Setup panel (show above as item 4).

Record your meeting

One important capability of Teams that you might want to use from the get-go is the ability to record a meeting. You can initiate a recording from the Meeting control panel as shown below. The recording itself is then kept in Microsoft Stream, and you can easily share the recording as a link in a Channel conversation (or by email if needed). Once the meeting is done, you’ll receive an email with a link to your recording in Microsoft Stream. If you initiated your meeting from the channel, a link to the recording will be also made available as a post in the respective channel. Ad-hoc meetings recordings will be available in the Chat tab for the meeting itself, alongside with an file exchanged, meeting notes and whiteboard if used. You might as well consider adding the Stream app to your channel so fellow members, can easily access all meetings pertaining to the group.

Mute notifications from noisy channels

These days, we all seem to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of incoming notifications from collaboration platforms and email. It’s often difficult to actually produce something meaningful beyond never ending chattiness . Luckily, Teams makes it relatively simple for us to calibrate the influx of notification alerts and sounds we get. Here’s a guide on how to mute Teams chat and meeting alerts.

Leave a Team

If you see no benefit in being part of a team, you can easily exit. Hit the More Options button next to the team you would like to leave and pick Leave the Team.

Cancel read receipts

By default, every time you read a message in the Chat application, Teams places a small icon next to the message. This helps the sender acknowledge that you have read their message. You can cancel read receipts in the Privacy tab of your Teams Settings.

Using Filters to find stuff quickly

Want to speed up finding specific Activities in your feed as well as specific Chats, Teams and Channels? Use the Teams filter (shown below) or use the Ctrl+Shift+F shortcut. The filter function allows to quickly find relevant entry by name; for Chats it also allow to quickly find muted, hidden and unread entries with ease.