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Don’t tell anyone, blog readers, but I’m technically a Millennial. I’m right on the edge, but I was indeed born narrowly after the release of E.T. And despite that I’m a mom, homeowner, and corporate employee, my maturity and life choices cannot hide the fact that I had to be told who Bob Hope was.

Our amazing Teams designer (and Millennial!) Sariah Swick illustrated this adorable ET in solidarity of Millennials at Teams.Our amazing Teams designer (and Millennial!) Sariah Swick illustrated this adorable ET in solidarity of Millennials at Teams.

 

That’s why I really appreciated this post from a young Teams fan based in Richmond, Virginia, admitting that he is a veteran to technology but new to enterprise office technology. His name is Nathan Budryk and he’s a brand new hire at AvePoint, an ISV with expertise in the Microsoft Cloud.

 

Nathan points out the ways that Teams incorporates normalized social media behaviors into the product, such as using the “@” symbol to mention someone and the inclusion of GIFs and customizable memes. This eases his overall transition into cloud technology, as well as a Millennial entering the corporate environment.

 

Nathan and his Millennial peers at the AvePoint office in Richmond, Virginia. They are standing in the office indoor basketball court because AvePoint is a cool place to work.Nathan and his Millennial peers at the AvePoint office in Richmond, Virginia. They are standing in the office indoor basketball court because AvePoint is a cool place to work.If you know sub-30 Teams users, please pass this along to them. And if you’re a Millennial reading this, please lend your thoughts in the comments section.

 

And Nathan: keep us posted on your cloud journey!

 

Weekend reading recommendation #1 – Teams Tips from a Millennial

 

Read Nathan's post here: https://t.co/ADf77CcpYH

  

Weekend reading recommendation #2 – Recover deleted Teams

 

We’ve worked with the Office 365 Groups team so that now, whenever you delete a team, you'll have the option of recovering it for up to 30 days. That means team owners or IT admins will be able to bring back your entire team (including all team members, team content, tabs, and chat history) even after they've been deleted.

 

If you delete a team from the Teams app or a group from OWA, and restore using PowerShell within 30 days – everything (channels, files, tabs, etc.) will reappear as it was before. It will take about 1-4 hours to restore. Restoring a team is simple, just follow the instructions here: https://aka.ms/groupssoftdelete

 

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Suphatra

7 Comments
Senior Member

So we managed to delete a team that should not have been deleted.  Because I did not feel comfortable running the Powershell commands I contacted Office 365 support - they mirrored my desktop and we did the recover process.  This was 2 days ago.  So far I only have the Team and the General channel in teams.  In Sharepoint I see all the missing channels, but not in Teams and we cannot see the messages anywhere.    We can open the team calendar in Outlook.  Any ideas would be helpful.

Microsoft

Here is how to fully restore a deleted Team: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Restore-a-deleted-Office-365-Group-b7c66b59-657a-4e1a-8aa0-...

 

That should bring everything back. I'll reach out to Office 365 Support so they give this guidance next time.

 

Let me know if you have any questions!

 

Suphatra

Senior Member

Suphatra - that is exactly what we did but the data has not appeared - only the team and the general channel - no other channels and no messages

Microsoft

Email me at sparavi (at) microsoft (dot) com and I'll have someone help you out. We'll get your stuff back!

Occasional Contributor

@Arnie Ostrin curious to know if you managed to get your items back?

 

Thanks

Azam

Senior Member

Hi Azam. No we were never able to recover the missing team. 

Occasional Contributor

Thanks Arnie. Will have to add that as a caveat when demoing to clients.

 

Regards
Azam