Not sure when this was launched, but I noticed it in the last couple of weeks. Meeting notes feature while in a #MicrosoftTeams meeting. I have mixed feelings about this (of course, as I’m a BIG #OneNote fan), so let’s take a look at how this works and how to manage it. (I’m a couple of blogs behind on my Movember challenge, so let’s play catch-up).
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Meeting notes in Teams:
Till now, I’ve helped clients use OneNote to capture there meeting notes in Microsoft Teams. We know that each Microsoft Team creates a OneNote automatically, so we would create sections for each channel. In that Section we would have different pages (which can collapse) of which one was meetings.
Please be careful of adding new OneNote Tabs when there is an existing OneNote, read this blog to understand the integration of Planner and OneNote on Teams:
I think the OneNote is a pretty good system, but it’s a manual system. You have to create the sections and sub-pages. Still, I’m a little OCD and stuck in my ways, so this has ruffled my feathers. But, let’s take the time to see how it works, and we might just learn something or be better off.
When you schedule a meeting in Microsoft Teams and join it, you’ll notice the “Meeting Notes” icon on the right:
When you finish the meeting the notes will be available as a tab in that channel. Whichever channel you schedule the meeting in, will create sections for that meeting. You will not be able to see all your meeting notes in one place on a Team:
The sections in the Meetings Notes are named as per the name you chose for your meeting. I would have liked that to be dates first then the meeting name. Will have to go log that on User Voice. As per my screenshot above of my OneNote pages and sections.
I still think this is great though, a place for your meeting notes right there in your meeting, linked to the channel you’re having the meeting in. So thanks Microsoft 🙂
I do however think I’ll rethink what I call my meetings, so the sections & notes display more logically (for me at least). See below example:
Please vote for the Idea here if you think it should be added.
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