Disable Office Teaching Callouts

Pavel yannara Mirochnitchenko 12,221 Reputation points MVP
2021-08-16T07:38:43.797+00:00

As here in previous thread, people are trying to get rid of these blue boxes which are called Teaching Callouts.

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/186354/outlook-remove-blue-tip-boxes.html

Is it really so, that even today this cannot be configured automatically?

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  1. Emily Hua-MSFT 27,551 Reputation points
    2021-08-17T05:42:57.173+00:00

    @Pavel yannara Mirochnitchenko

    Based on my research, currently we are unable to disable these teaching callouts directly, I do not find any settings in Microsoft 365 admin center, or any related registry keys to disable it directly.
    It's recommended to submit this requirements to Microsoft via going to any Microsoft 365 app > Help tab > Feedback.

    Once Microsoft 365 apps get new features update, the teaching callouts would appear, and there would be a corresponding key value generated under Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\TeachingCallouts.

    In theory, you could have a test machine installed Microsoft 365 apps with Current Channel, if the teaching callouts pops up, then check the TeachingCallouts key under the registry path above, then import the values to machines installed Microsoft 365 apps with other update channels, such as Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel that has low frequency of acquiring new features, and set the value data as 2.
    Then teaching callouts would not appear on these machines.


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  1. Pavel yannara Mirochnitchenko 12,221 Reputation points MVP
    2021-08-18T06:33:06.027+00:00

    Yea, this is the Microsoft today. New features are released each month but controlling mechanizms are lacking behing... a lot.

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