My #MSIgnite 2015

Welcome to my Microsoft Ignite story. It will be told Live using some of my favourite Microsoft Office tools, embedded and linked to this page. This page will become very much like a dashboard of my MSIgnite experience, using: Sway OneNote with Office 365 OneDrive Yammer I will use multiple Sways, one for each day. There is so much happening at Microsoft… Read more →


Office 365 Groups Notifications Panel Appears

The latest change observed, an Office 365 Groups icon has appeared in the global menu which appears to launch a Groups notification panel. It’s available in OneDriveFB, Delve, Sites, While in OWA, your notifications will appear as email notificaitons, so there’s no need for the panel to display. But we may see this change. There is a reference to… Read more →


Yammer and Skype for Business integration – Thoughts, hopes and predictions.

Firstly, let me make it clear. These are my ideas, not a forecast of what will happen. This is simply what I’d like to see if and when Yammer and Skype for Business integrate. This brief post was inspired by a question asked during the Skype for Business IT Pro YamJam, held in the Office 365 Network. A YamJam is… Read more →


OneNote Notebooks: Creating private spaces

Shared OneNote notebooks are an excellent collaboration tool for your team and your classroom. You can keep all your meeting notes, lessons, ideas, research and processes together. Each person can connect and sync the notebook any device that runs OneNote. Sometimes there is a need to work privately within a team or class, then share your work later on. One… Read more →


Running a OneNote Hackday – webcast with Ian Stuart, #GlowScot

Join us as we talk with Ian Stuart from Glow, Scotland’s National online learning environment about running OneNote Hackdays. Using the fun and focused Hackday event format, Scottish educators are creating OneNote-based multimedia textbooks that cover their national curriculum. Find out What is a OneNote Hackday? The benefits of using OneNote-based textbooks and workbooks. How to run a OneNote Hackday… Read more →


Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute – User Group Talk

The NZ Microsoft Cloud & Infrastructure User Group met on 4 March where we hosted a talk by Kodia about Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute. ExpressRoute is a service that offers a private connection to Azure, with lower latency, increased reliability and speed and is highly secure. With the Australian Azure datacentres now available, New Zealand businesses can provision an ExpressRoute link… Read more →


OneNote Class Notebooks: Removing a student

Our next blog post in the series on OneNote Notebook Advanced Permissions looks at a OneNote Class Notebook scenario. The Scenario Your class uses a Class Notebook created by the OneNote Class Notebook Creator app for Office 365. A student has: Withdrawn enrolment in your class Transferred to another class Or for various reasons, you need to recreate a student’s… Read more →