New Posts now at the top of the channel
Microsoft changed the way posts are added to channels a little while ago and so long as your IT Support team have enabled updates you will now have the “new” Channel Experience.
It means that the newest conversations are always at the top of the channel rather than at the bottom, so you no longer have to scroll to the bottom of the Posts list to find the latest one.
When you start a new post, it is now at the top of the Posts section – which is quite handy.
Give your post a title.
When you start a new post, you are encouraged to add a title, then jump into the body to write your message.
The formatting toolbar is now front and center so that you can apply the formatting you need without having to expand the icon 😊
To add a table to your post, click on the three dots at the far right of the formatting toolbar and choose what you want to do,
Make an Announcement
What if you need to make an announcement not just a post. You want what you say to be seen straight away and to stand out from the rest of the posts.
Turn the post into an Announcement. The location to do this has now moved to the bottom of the post next to the Post Button.
Anatomy of an Announcement
When you change your post type to Announcement you post gets a new Heading which has a blue background. Whatever you type here will be large font and you can add emojis as I have in this screenshot. Click on the slider to change the background colour to one of those on offer.
You have a Header then a Title and then the post.
You can also add extras to your post by clicking on the icons at the bottom. Attachments, emojis, sticker, video in Microsoft Stream, gather updates (you will need to set this up) give praise or add more apps.
When you add an attachment to a post you are asked where it is coming from – cloud files or this device. Make your choice and then choose the file you wish to attach.
Once you have chosen the file, it will upload into the post.
Click Post and you will see a link in the post itself. Click on the link and the file will open inside the Teams window – or you can open it online.
Where are attachments stored?
The attachments are stored in the Files section of the channel. You can always get to them from there.
Want to learn more?
Did you know that one of the things I offer is training on How to Use Microsoft Teams whilst using Microsoft Teams. This is a great way to get your people up to speed with Microsoft Teams. Training is delivered for groups of up to 8 participants so that the session stays interactive.
We have a chat to determine what the learning needs are and then I create a plan.
To book an exploratory call with me, go to Book time with Shelley Fishel: Let’s Chat and book a time to chat. We will have your teams using Microsoft Teams in no time. If you don’t see an available time slot, drop me an email to Maestro@tomorrowsva.com and we will find a time to suit 🕝