Microsoft Teams – Ask Questions with Polly

Microsoft Teams has a growing collection of apps that can be used to enhance your calls and chats. One of these is Polly, which lets you run highly configurable polls within your chats. Installing Polly To install Polly, click on the triple-dot menu in any chat, search for “polly”, and select result for Polly inContinue reading “Microsoft Teams – Ask Questions with Polly”

Extract an Excel Column to a Text File with PowerShell

Having opened up the same Excel spreadsheet to copy out a list of domain names into a text file for my test automation tools to consume for the third time, I wrote a PowerShell script to do it for me. Yes, it’s the same spreadsheet I mentioned before, it is full of interesting data andContinue reading “Extract an Excel Column to a Text File with PowerShell”

Copy Excel to CSV with PowerShell

Having opened up the same Excel spreadsheet to save the data as a CSV for the third time, I wrote a PowerShell script to do it for me. Simply set the source and destination files and the script takes care of the rest. & { $sourceFile = “C:\Temp\data.xlsx” $outFile = “C:\Temp\data.csv” $excelApplication = New-Object -ComObjectContinue reading “Copy Excel to CSV with PowerShell”

Microsoft Teams – What Microsoft Taught Me This Week

After my day job this week I’m attending the Virtual MVP Summit that Microsoft are running. The event is normally held in-person, but due to the current events it was switched to 100% online with attendees and presenters all joining sessions from home using Microsoft Teams. When you stick 150 people into an online videoContinue reading “Microsoft Teams – What Microsoft Taught Me This Week”