Category Archives: Teams

Maximize Teams meeting shared content

When you are in a Teams meeting and someone is sharing content from their screen. In the new Teams meeting experience Teams meeting window open in a separate window and chat in a separate window and the sharing window size is really small.

We can turn off “New Teams meeting experience” but then we will have one single window for meeting and chat. though, we will have “Full Screen” option and can see large window when someone is sharing screen.

To turn off New Teams meeting experience go to Settings->General->Application -> Uncheck “Turn on new meeting experience”. This option is not available in new Teams versions.

Though, we can increase the sharing Teams window size in new meeting experience also.

To use Full Screen in sharing window.

Click on the “More Actions” (Three dots at the top of Teams Window) -> Click on “Full Screen”

Go to more actions again and click on Focus.

If the Window size is still small, you can also Zoom in the shared window.

Just press Ctrl key on keyboard + (rotate mouse wheel up) to increase Zoom in or rotate mouse wheel down to zoom out.

Zoom inCtrl+= or Ctrl+(rotate mouse wheel up)Command+= or Command+(rotate mouse wheel up)
Zoom outCtrl+- or Ctrl+(rotate mouse wheel down)Command+- or Command+(rotate mouse wheel down)
Reset zoomCtrl+0Command+0

Microsoft Teams Storage Location

Microsoft Teams chats are persistent, this means the chat will always be available. Though, we can retain or delete the chat data by creating retention policies from Security & Compliance Center for Teams chat and channel messages.

But, where does the chat data and files shared in chat get stored ?

Teams stores chat data in a primary storage and secondary storage for compliance. Below is the brief details about Teams storage locations.

DataPrimary StorageSecondary Storage
MessagesThe Chat service stores its messages in Azure Cosmos DB.Compliance records for messages are stored in group and personal Exchange Online mailboxes [Under a hidden folder in mailbox]
ImagesMedia service (Azure) using blob storage.Any images referenced in messages are also copied in compliance records and stored in Exchange Online.
FilesPersonal files are in users’ OneDrive for Business accounts. Files shared in channels are in the team’s SharePoint document library. 
VoicemailPersonal Exchange mailboxes. 
RecordingsMeeting recordings are captured in a media service in Azure (blob storage).Within 24 hours, the recordings are ingested by Stream and available as video/audio files there.
CalendarsGroup and personal Exchange mailboxes. 
ContactsPersonal Exchange mailboxes.