CollabTalk Podcast | Episode 71

The CollabTalk Podcast · Episode 71

For Episode 71 of the CollabTalk Podcast, the conversation focused on community news and event calendar, and then explored the new free version of Microsoft Teams (Communities in Teams) and the future impact of Microsoft investments in ChatGPT and Open AI. This is a continuation of a monthly feature on the podcast (with Christian Buckley and Sean McDonough) where we’ll cover the latest product announcements, major Message Center updates that you need to know about, and community news from around the world. You can listen to the podcast above and follow me using your favorite app, such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or the iHeartRadio app. Be sure to subscribe!


Bring the Force to your Teams Meetings

Good afternoon, and hope everyone is having a safe time being cooped up at home. Now that we are all using different meeting applications now, and having a lot more video calls, it seems as if the fun was all being had by those on Zoom calls. However, my good friend Paul Hunt shared the secret to getting your backgrounds into Microsoft Teams.

Resize your images to 1980 x 1020 and drop them into:


The great thing about all of this is, Star Wars released official backgrounds just for video conferencing this past week! Now, go grab a few, and follow along below.

Then, in your video settings for the meeting, click the ellipses on the control bar in teams, and select Show background effects


Then select one of your newly acquired Star Wars backgrounds, and hit Apply.


So now, you can unleash the power of the dark side in your teams meetings


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