How to find the Microsoft Teams recording location

Microsoft Teams has a built-in recording feature for recording audio or video calls. The feature is available regardless of the type of meeting you’re having. 

The recording, once the meeting is complete or once it’s been stopped, is shared over the channel the meeting was held in. This recording can then be downloaded by everyone who is a part of the channel. 

Microsoft Teams recording location

Since it’s made available within the channel, team members don’t have to go looking for it however, Microsoft Teams, in order to make the recording available to all members, uploads it online. If you’re unable to find the recording for a team in a channel amongst the conversation clutter, you can download it from outside Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams recording location

Microsoft Teams recording work with the Streams service which is owned by Microsoft. It is one of many services that Microsoft integrates almost invisibly in Microsoft Teams. 

When a meeting is recorded, its Steams link is shared in the Microsoft Teams app and it’s accompanied by a handy download option so users don’t have to visit the Streams service to download it.

Microsoft Teams recording location in Streams

Retrieving a recording from Streams is a bit difficult because of how the data is organized. The UI isn’t built around Microsoft Teams since Streams is a stand-alone service in its own right.

Before you proceed, make sure you know which team and which channel the recording was under, and what date it was made on. 

  1. Access Streams in your browser.
  2. On the top bar, go to My Content>Meetings.
  3. Use the filters to sort the recordings by date.
  4. In the search bar, enter the name of the channel the meeting was held in.

  1. Select the meeting you want to download.
  2. Click the Download button under it.

Note: your Microsoft Teams account must have permission/access to Streams.

Microsoft Teams free

If you’re a Microsoft Teams free user, you do not have access to the Streams service. Your recordings are uploaded to OneDrive but will be deleted after 20 days. The safest thing is to download the meeting right away and save it locally in a properly named folder.

Conclusion

Microsoft Teams meetings aren’t recorded automatically. If you go to Meetings in Streams, you should not expect to see a full recording of every single meeting ever. Recording a meeting is a user-initiated action and it may be restricted to meeting organizers. If you find meeting recordings useful, you should ask a meeting organizer to record them when a meeting starts.

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How to fix Microsoft Teams stuck on loading

When you launch Microsoft Teams, you see a brief splash/start-up screen that says ‘Loading Microsoft Teams’ at the bottom left. It appears for a few seconds before you either see the Sign In screen, or you’re taken to the Microsoft Teams interface if you’re already signed in.

The loading screen may remain on the screen a little longer for some users than it does for others. This may be because the app is trying to connect to Microsoft’s servers, verifying your sign in information, or because your system is slow.

Microsoft Teams stuck on loading

Fix Microsoft Teams stuck on loading

If Microsoft Teams is stuck on the loading screen for more than five minutes, you’ve likely run into a problem. The reason might be anything; your password might not be correct, the cache might be corrupt, there may be a problem with the installation, or there may be a problem with Microsoft’s servers.

Check password

It is possible you’re entering the wrong password to your Microsoft Teams account. Normally, it should timeout and allow you to enter the password again but if it doesn’t, check the password.

  1. Visit Microsoft Teams in your browser.
  2. Sign in.
  3. If the password is correct, quit the Microsoft Teams app on Windows 10.
  4. Open the app again and sign in. 

Remove password and sign in again

Microsoft Teams stores the password to your account in the Windows Credentials Manager. It connects with it without problem but there are always exceptions.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Go to User Accounts.
  3. Click Manage Windows Credentials.
  4. Look for anything related to Microsoft Teams.
  5. Expand it and click Remove.
  6. Quit Microsoft Teams and open it again.
  7. Sign in with your account.

Clear cache

Many of Microsoft Teams’ problems stem from a corrupted cache. Deleting it will often fix the problem. The cache is rebuilt by the app.

  1. Quit Microsoft Teams.
  2. Open File Explorer.
  3. Enter this in the location bar %appdata%\Microsoft\teams and tap Enter.
  4. Delete the contents of these folders;
    • blob_storage
    • Cache
    • databases
    • GPUCache
    • IndexedDB
    • Local Storage
    • tmp
  5. Open Microsoft Teams and sign in.

Uninstall and reinstall Microsoft Teams

If rebuilding the Cache didn’t work, uninstalling and reinstalling the app is the next step.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Go to Program>Uninstall a program.
  3. Select Microsoft Teams and click Uninstall.
  4. Delete the Microsoft Teams’ cache (see previous section).
  5. Download Microsoft Teams and install it again.

Install Microsoft Teams client via meeting invite

This fix has worked for quite a few users so it’s worth trying.

  1. Ask someone to schedule a meeting in Microsoft Teams and send you an invite to it. The meeting should start shortly.
  2. Uninstall Microsoft Teams.
  3. Open the invitation to the meeting and click Join Now.
  4. Dismiss the prompt to open Microsoft Teams.
  5. Click the option to download the Microsoft Teams client.
  6. Download and install this one.
  7. Run the client and you’ll be able to sign in.

Conclusion

Microsoft Teams rarely remains stuck on the loading screen for a long time. Usually, you will see some sort of error message. In that case, you need to troubleshoot the error message. 

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How to set up and use Microsoft Teams lists

Microsoft Teams is known for its collaboration features but these features aren’t limited to editing documents. In terms of collaboration, Microsoft Teams integrates with a large library of apps like Jira, Trello, Asana, Zoom, etc. These app integrations allow users to access other apps and link to them without having to switch to a different app.

In addition to collaboration features, Microsoft Teams has features for managing teams. These go beyond channels and scheduled meetings and extend to task management, and shift planning.

Microsoft Teams lists

Microsoft Teams Lists

Lists are useful in real life for all sorts of things and they’re equally useful when added to a document or used to assign tasks. 

Add Microsoft Teams Lists tab

Lists is an app in Microsoft Teams. It cannot be added to as a stand-alone app like Tasks. instead, it must be added to individual channels.

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.
  2. Select the Teams tab.
  3. Select the channel under the team you want to add Lists to.
  4. Click the plus button and search for Lists.
  5. Select it and click Save.
  6. Lists will be added to the channel.

Use Microsoft Teams Lists

Lists, as an app, can create lists from Excel, templates, and blank lists . Here’s how you can create a list.

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.
  2. Select the Team and channel that you added Lists to.
  3. Select the Lists tab.
  4. Click Create a list.
  5. Select the type of list you want to create; blank, from Excel, from an existing list, or from a template.

Blank list

  1. Select Blank list.
  2. Give it a name and description.
  3. Assign it a color.
  4. Select an icon for the list.
  5. Click Create.

Template list

  1. Select a template from ones listed.
  2. Go through the template to be sure you want to use it.
  3. Click Use Template.
  4. Change the name and description.
  5. Select a color and icon for it.
  6. Click Create.

Excel sheet list

  1. Select Excel list.
  2. Select a file that’s been shared over the channel or click Upload a file to use one from your system.
  3. Give the list a name, description, color, and icon.
  4. Click Create.

Note: Lists doesn’t import random rows and columns from an Excel file. The file must have a column set to validate data as a list in order for it to work with Lists.

 From existing list

  1. Select Add from existing list.
  2. Select a list that’s been shared over the channel or from the Sharepoint website (other channels).
  3. Give the list a name, description, color, and icon.
  4. Click Create.

Conclusion

You can create as many lists as you need in a channel. You only have to add the tab once, and each list will get its own tab. When you’re done with a list, you can delete it. Everyone in the channel will be able to view items in it.

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How to fix Microsoft Teams audio not working

Meetings are one of the core features of Microsoft Teams. Without them, you’re left with a chat app that doesn’t thread conversations very well, and a document collaboration tool.

In Microsoft Teams, you can have a video call or an audio call. The choice is yours as to what sort of meeting or call you want to make but in both cases, you need the audio on your system to work. 

microsoft teams audio not working

Fix Microsoft Teams audio not working

If the Microsoft Teams audio isn’t working i.e., you cannot hear what anyone is saying in a meeting, you may have a problem with the app, or with the hardware on your system.

If the mic isn’t working, try these fixes.

Basic checks

Before you troubleshoot the Microsoft Teams app, try the following.

  • Play audio on your computer in any other app e.g., VLC player or the Movies & TV app.
  • Try to make a call in a different app e.g., Skype or Facebook Messenger.

If the audio works in both the above cases move to the following fixes.

1. Check audio devices in Microsoft Teams

Check if Microsoft Teams is using the correct audio devices. If you have multiple audio output devices connected to your system, Microsoft Teams may not be using the correct/active one.

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.
  2. Click your profile at the top right and select Settings from the menu.
  3. Go to the Devices tab.
  4. Open the Speaker dropdown and select the current audio output device that your system is using.
  5. Start a meeting and check audio.

2. Make a test call in Microsoft Teams

Check if Microsoft Teams is outputting audio to the selected audio devices. The easiest way to do this is to make a test call in Microsoft Teams. It will weed out problems that might exist for other users who are in the meeting.

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.
  2. Click your profile icon at the top right and select Settings.
  3. Go to the Devices tab.
  4. Click the Make a test call button.
  5. If you’re able to hear the recorded message from Microsoft Teams, everything is working fine. Move on to the next solution.

3. Check if anyone’s mic is muted

Microsoft Teams doesn’t have a native Push to talk feature. Users mute their mics when they aren’t speaking during a meeting and often, they forget to unmute it.

If you’re unable to hear anyone in a meeting, they may have their own mic muted. Ask them to unmute it with the Ctrl+Shift+M keyboard shortcut.

Conclusion

If the audio on your system isn’t working, Microsoft Teams alone isn’t going to fix it nor is it causing it. If your system’s audio is working, fixing it in Microsoft Teams is simple. It’s often a simple case of the app not using the correct device. 

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Miracast (Windows 10) Download + How to Setup Quickly

One of the most underrated features on Windows 10 is its support for Miracast. It was added in the early years of the operating system and it allows users to wirelessly connect to devices and displays that support Miracast. It uses WiFi to establish the connection and is an excellent, and reliable way to wirelessly project to a supported display.

Windows 10 has a stock Connect app that you can use to make the connection or you can go through the Settings app. It is a fairly simple process.

miracast on Windows 10

Miracast Windows 10

Windows 10 natively supports Miracast i.e., if you’re running the latest version of Windows 10, the feature is present on the OS. That said, Miracast isn’t all software-based. Your system must meet certain hardware requirements in order to use Miracast. You must also have the correct drivers installed in order to use it. The correct hardware is useless unless you install the correct drivers.

Check support for Miracst Windows 10

Hardware forms the cornerstone for Miracast support. If the hardware isn’t there, you’re out of luck. To check if your system supports Miracast, follow these steps.

  1. Tap the Win+R keyboard shortcut to open the Run box.
  2. In the run box, enter dxdiag and tap the Enter key.
  3. Click the Save all information button.

  1. Save the information to a text file.
  2. Open the text file in Notepad.
  3. Use the Ctrl+F keyboard shortcut to open the Find bar.
  4. Enter Miracast.
  5. Look for the “Available, with HDCP” message next to. It means your hardware supports Miracast.

Check drivers for Miracast Windows 10

Miracast is a wireless standard that works over WiFi but its drivers are not installed by the network adapter or any other wireless hardware component. Drivers for Miracast on Windows 10 are installed via the display drivers.

Specifically, you must have Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) version 1.3 or later. You can check which driver you currently have installed by following these steps.

  1. Tap the Win+R keyboard shortcut to open the Run box.
  2. In the Run box, enter dxdiag and tap the Enter key.
  3. Go to the Display tab.
  4. Check for Driver Model version.

Install drivers for Miracast Windows 10

If your system has the right hardware, but the Windows Display Driver Module version is outdated, you need to update these drivers in order to use Miracast. The easiest way to install the latest drivers that are compatible with your system is to use the Intel driver support assistant app.

  1. Download the Intel Driver & Support Assistant from Intel’s website.
  2. Install the app and run it.
  3. It will check the drivers installed on your system and identify the ones that need to be upgraded.
  4. It will download and install the drivers.
  5. Restart the system once the drivers have been installed.

Project with Miracast Windows 10

To project with Miracast on Windows 10, follow one of the two methods listed below.

Connect app

The Connect app is already installed on your system. Make sure your display (or receiving device) is turned on and ready to accept incoming connections. 

  1. Open the Start menu and launch the Connect app from the apps’ list.
  2. Available devices will be shown. 
  3. Select a device/display to cast to it. 

Settings app

You can also connect to a Miracast supported display or device from the Settings app.

  1. Open the Settings app with the Win+I keyboard shortcut.
  2. Go to Devices>Bluetooth.
  3. Click Add Bluetooth or other device.
  4. Select Wireless display or dock.
  5. Select your display to connect to it.

Miracast alternative for unsupported systems

If your system doesn’t have the hardware to support Miracast, or you’re unable to install drivers for it, you have other options. You can use dongles like the Chromecast or an Amazon Firestick to wirelessly cast to a display. These dongles connect via an HDMI port so they will work with almost all monitors and TVs. 

The devices do not cost a lot and are considerably cheaper than upgrading the hardware on your system.

Conclusion

Wireless casting or projection is incredibly useful; especially if it doesn’t require installing apps on the system. The setup process is simplified and you will find you’re able to connect to a wide range of displays and devices. Miracast bridges this connection for desktops, some Android devices, and lots of displays. 

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