Recap of MSIgnite Meetup: Keeping up with change in Microsoft Office 365

Thank you to all who attended my Meetup at MSIgnite - Keeping up with change in Microsoft Office 365. I had very positive feedback from attendees, who found it valuable to get insights from other organisations and how they keep up with changes. It was a Meetup in the truest sense, as each table discussed the questions. 15 or so people joined liv…

Sharing your story with SharePoint, Yammer and Microsoft Teams.

Announcements at Microsoft Ignite are sure to create a new wave of “what to use when” discussions. But one discussion became much clearer as SharePoint, Yammer and Microsoft Teams were positioned together to facilitate inner and outer loop conversations. The “loops” explanation comes directly from Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella. As Microsoft …

How IT Pros prepare for MSIgnite

How are you feeling? Have you had time to think about MSIgnite since you purchased your ticket, travel and accommodation? Preparation is more than what you pack in your bag. It starts now. Or rather, a few weeks back. Your goal as an IT Pro is to be as free from work worries as possible. You want to have enough brain-cycles spare so you can focu…

Using Microsoft Teams or Yammer with team members during a conference

If you're one of the lucky members of your team attending MS Ignite, do you have a plan for sharing what you have learned? They probably expect you to give a trip report when you return and give them some recommendations on content to view from the recorded sessions. But I think you can do better than that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXwHWrlZ…

Don’t sweat it. Just choose what you want to use.

I see a lot of posts on collaboration begin with, "We have so much choice" or "Are you overwhelmed with choice?" Well this cheeky little post is going to start differently. I'm going to state that it doesn't matter what you choose to use. As long as it meets these two criteria. It's easy to share conversations and content while remaining secu…

Skype’s subtle integration with Office 365 Groups – Outlook, Yammer and Teams

In case you missed it. Skype is integrated with Office 365 Groups - with Outlook groups, Yammer and Microsoft Teams.  But it's something of an underused yet convenient integration. Firstly, just stop thinking about Office 365 Groups as a lolly bag of features for a moment. I want you to think of it first and foremost as a way to organize a group o…

Communicate how you want to communicate

Have you noticed how many apps want you to share your 24 hour time-bombed story? Snapchat started trend. Take a picture or a short video of what you're doing now. Add it to your story and your contacts will be able to open it and watch a slideshow of your pictures and videos. But it's only available for 24 hours. Great idea. The format sat between …

FindTime becomes Find a time in Office 365

FindTime, a meeting organizer service, has been brought into Outlook Web App for Office 365. Now called "Find a time", this Microsoft Garage success story has reduced the time and complexity in choosing a meeting time that is common for meeting invitees. In FindTime, a meeting organizer creates a meeting poll. They add some attendees, suggest some …

Edit Post arrives in Yammer

So what you say? This is 2017 and the feature has been available in other platforms for years. I have read comments like this and I agree. This long requested feature has been a long time coming. But it's good to see Edit Post arrive. Now people can correct what they have said. As something of a gift to say "thanks for your patience", you can…

Microsoft Teams | Live expert panel discussion on GA day

Following hot on the heels of Microsoft's online event to celebrate the global availability, members of the RE:Office 365 team hosted a Live discussion with Microsoft Teams experts. We were joined by Special guest Dan Stevenson, Principal Group Program Manager for Microsoft Teams Sonia Cuff, Co-founder of the Missing Chair Alistair…