Brief thought about Planner, Office 365 Groups and Group Creation

Thinking about Office 365 Groups / Planner and controlling Group creation. I know there are valid reasons for controlling who creates Groups. If Planner is closely integrated with Groups and creating a Plan will create a Group, do we really want to restrict who can create Plans? Administrative control is important. But the more you exert control, the more difficult… Read more →

Re-awarded Office 365 MVP for 2015

I’m thankful and grateful to be re-awarded as a Microsoft MVP for Office 365 in 2015. It has been an amazing year, connecting with so many companies, organizations and schools who use or plan to use Office 365. The Office 365 Network on Yammer continues to thrive and grow and it has been a large part of both my contributions… Read more →


Office 2016 – Deploy from

  Congratulations Microsoft and the Office team on your release of Office 2016 today. My future posts about Office 2016 and Office 365 will be discussing what has been delivered that will help us work together, easier. Microsoft have said their focus for Office 2016 has been about “taking the work out of working together”, meaning that this latest version… Read more →


Can a student participate in a OneNote Class Notebook if he’s Scott Noemail?

Jeff Noss from Princess Anne Middle School in Virginia Beach wanted to know if a OneNote Class Notebook can be used by a student who doesn’t have an Office 365 email account. @ktwar231 @DarrellCWebster @mrslyndsayhamby how exactly is it done if students have 365 but no email? Provide instructions please — Jeff Noss (@jffnss) July 22, 2015 Some schools choose… Read more →


Office 365 Groups Files AND SharePoint Team Site Document Libraries

Do I even need a SharePoint Team Site, now that I have Office 365 Groups (Modern Groups)? Since the arrival of Office 365 Groups, this question keeps coming up again and again. My reply is why not use both? A recent change will help the Office 365 Groups and Team Sites work more effectively together when working with files. We… Read more →