Office Hours Questions

Following are questions that have been answered in our monthly office hours:

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How can the issue of effectively utilizing Teams for topic-based communication be approached?

Do you think workflows should be moved into Power Automate?

What is the best way to manage a SQL database connection through ALM for SQL and BLOB storage?

When recording emails in Salesforce using the Outlook plugin, is there a way to forward the original email to a group email box automatically?

How can Microsoft 365 tools help organize and manage a high volume of unformatted questions received in a shared inbox?

Can you suggest a process to take data tied to a particular date and export it as a PDF template for sharing with external users?

How would the Bulb team approach developing a system where employees can indicate their training interests and receive tailored emails?

Is there a way to seamlessly integrate mail merge functionality in Microsoft 365 with Salesforce's BCC capability?

What platform do you recommend to use for taking personal reference notes that are not job role specific, in a way that are accessible at work and even outside of work if you were to leave the company?

Is there a size restriction for lists from Excel, or a way round it?

What strategy would you recommend to manage multiple projects that are either important while also juggling to fix issue with old projects?

Do you use a specific tool for tracking time?

Do you set aside time to work on tasks in four buckets at a certain frequency, or just work on important tasks until all of them are done?

Is there a way to create a component that responds to a delete icon in a gallery without enabling the experimental "Enhanced component properties"? Are there any videos on how to do this?

What do you do when you see a message in a channel but you don't have time to get to it?

How to make a model driven app that can collect multiple entries of data with a good user experience.

What are your thoughts and feelings on the new planner and the road map updates that Microsoft has announced.

How to get the time ranges between the start and end time for an overtime app and apply the logic for time and half and double time.

How do I implement a help desk template while using my own SharePoint list?

Is it worth it to get a degree in IT?

How do you get people on board with automating routine tasks?

Why is the Azure Active Directory not available for lookups?

What app are you using with Slack?

How do I transition out of using shared inboxes?

What would be the best way to track expiration dates for medical licenses? The goal is for an auto reminder to be sent out before the expiration date.

When it comes to building client facing dashboards, tracking workloads, and progress, is this all possible when it comes to New Planner?

Where can I “test” using Microsoft Teams?

Do you have recommendations for keeping track of my time? And monitoring where I may be wasting time?

Which Teams app would you recommend the most for an editable platform for internal and external users to edit together and share ideas?

When designing a solution how would you distinguish if some of the design elements are future proof vs over designed?

Are custom images going to be re-enabled for Teams Announcement Headers?

When will nested M365 Groups become an available feature?

What is the difference between Synce and “Add shortcut to OneDrive”?

Any idea when array formulas will become an excel formula?

When syncing a SharePoint document library to your File Explorer, how do you ‘un-sync’?

What are the differences in a Dataverse rollup vs. calculated vs formula columns?

How do you prevent multiple runs of the same trigger in Power Automate?

Is there a way to do create a field in model driven apps that is specifically for time and goes in 15 min intervals?

What matrix or method do you use to prioritize (beyond urgent, important, etc.) tasks, whether it be HR, dev, or whatever topical category?

Is there a way to change multiple [Intranet] page designs at once?

How do you determine if a project would be a good candidate for a Power Platform solution or not?

Have you done an embedded canvas app into a model driven app, if so do you know how to make it smaller?

What words do you associate with Bulb Digital?

Biggest difference between OneNote and Loop?

Should I be using a Production environment for my solutions that are public? Should it be managed? Will it cost extra to connect to Dataverse?

How do I default the saving of student’s document to the cloud instead of the desktop?

What’s the best way to share an external video I don’t have downloaded with my team?

How do I restore a deleted meeting link and use same chat?

How do you control the user that shows in created by when patching from an app?

How do I display the name of the month previous from a given date?

Would you recommend calling a flow from PowerApps versus when an item is created or updated?

Developers new to a low-code approach?

How to navigate Pro Developers used to .Net solutions to understand the low code approach of power platform and a more agile approach?

How to integrate calendars and tasks?

How to change the ownership from user/team on a table to Business unit?

Using free tools instead of M365

Service Account workaround?

Loop — are custom templates available?

Service Principals vs. Service Accounts?

When updating an item on SharePoint list, is there a way to avoid having to put in existing values for choice columns that aren't being updated?

What is the best way to set up tables for a Model Driven App reoccurring task?

How do you add the timespan to Teams Meeting?

How to use M365 for project development?

How to use M365 for project development?

What is the best way to handle attachments (i.e. PDF or images) within SharePoint lists or other means like One Drive?

What are the benefits of using parent / child flows?

Slack or Teams?

Asana in comparison to Slack and Teams?

How can I do a 'For each' Loop in Canvas apps? The ForAll() function isn't iterating properly.

Can I rename a file in Power Apps to rename a file attachment in SharePoint?

Can I filter out the current user, user's supervisor, and direct reports when using O365 Groups connector to get users?

Can a bot prompt a user to fill out a form, and then e-mail the submission?

Can Bulb Digital make an app for me?

How do you join the room data for the Book A Room App?

Modern Calendar View - Will the calendar dynamically update when new events are added to the list?

Can you distinguish between Portals in Power Apps (standalone) and Power Apps for Teams?

How can I integrate an existing help desk app with one we want to manage in SharePoint/Power Apps?

Can the Asset Management Power App Template be updated to support check-in and check-out of assets?

Help Desk App - I’m trying to grant myself admin permissions, but I keep getting an error message?

How can I change the view of a calendar that has been migrated from classic to modern SharePoint?

How can I embed a dashboard in my Canvas App?

How can I calculate a score based on SharePoint form inputs?

I want to create a ticketing system that registers inbox emails as tickets, and when dragged to another folder are registered as closed.

Can I use one of the Microsoft Project tools to view all MS Project types?

Could you explain the 5000 item limit for SharePoint Libraries and Lists?

Dataverse Subscription - How do I know if our tier of service can use Dataverse or Power Apps Portals?

Can I use a Gallery in Power apps to display items from a list with 100k rows without performance issues if I manage delegation properly?

How can citizen developers shake the connotation of being shadow IT?

Can you help with capturing name/contact info using Microsoft Form and capturing input in a SharePoint List?

Do you prefer one screen or multiple screen Power Apps? Or is it dependent on another factor, such as number/size of data sources loading each screen?

I am having an issue with my flow creating a SharePoint item from an MS Form. The dynamic content for Title and Name fields were missing. Is this because I set up the SharePoint columns wrong?

Expiring access tokens with a custom connector - Azure Functions?

Can I connect to two Azure tenants from a Power App?

Can you associate and project in Project for the Web with an existing Group or Team?

Can MS Power Virtual Agents initiate interaction, like "Hi, can I help you?"

How do I set myself as an administrator for the Help Desk app?

How do I deal with a flow that is now spamming people in my organization?

How does Matt really feel about Stored Procedures?

How do I notify external users when something happens in a Teams channel that they're invited to?

How can you leverage Office 365 resources for planning and project management?

Office Hours

August 1, 2024
3:00 pm

Open to all. Ask us anything about Office 365 that you need help with!

Matt Dressel
Communication & Collaboration Lead
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Mike Bodell
Apps & Automation Lead
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