Do you make your team meetings easy to find?
31/07/2020 2:10 AM by
When joining a new team, it's easy to be lost and not know when the important meetings are (like the Daily Scrum, or the next Sprint Review). If you
run the meetings from Microsoft Teams you can make them easy to find!
- Figure: Bad Example - When I look at my calendar, I don't know when the meetings are
- Figure: Good Example - I can see my Team's meetings before I have been invited (and invite myself if required)
- Open up the Team's SharePoint site (you can find this easily by going to the
Files tab and clicking
Open in SharePoint)
- Go to the SharePoint site's Home page (from the menu on the left)
- Add a new page
- Add a Group Calendar web part to the page
- Publish the page
- Figure: Some easy to follow steps to create the SharePoint page
- In Teams, click add a new SharePoint tab to the Team
- Select the newly published SharePoint page
- Click Save
- Figure: Adding a tab to a Team is an indispensable skill
- All done 😀
Suggestion to Microsoft: This is an unnecessary extra hoop to jump through. If you create an appointment from a Team then this tab should be automatically created.
- Figure: As a bonus, I can the event to my calendar
Warning: Only the organizer of a meeting can make changes to it and Teams offers no ability to transfer ownership of that meeting.
To be fair you also can’t change meeting owners in Exchange.
Vote for this UserVoice item (that describes that the Teams team is working on delegation for Teams meetings but no ETA).
Do you feel this rule needs an update?