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…

Office 365 Message Center: The week that was 17 Mar 2017

Here's how this weeks episode came together, over Facebook Messenger. Christian - "Hey Darrell. I see you're trying Zoom for online meetings and streaming. How are you finding it? Does it display all the speaker's cameras when in a webinar?" Darrell - "Oh hey there Christian. Ah do you want to try it with me now? I have a few minutes before my …

Office 365 Message Center: The week that was 10 Mar 2017

This week in my Office 365 Message Center I only received a few messages. Feature update: Changes to Yammer Analytics Dashboard. New feature: Personalized news on the SharePoint home page in Office 365. New feature: Enterprise Mobility plus Security support. In addition to these messages, I take a look at what you can bring into your …

Office 365 Message Center: The week that was 3 Mar 2017

In this weeks episode of the "Office 365 Message Center: The week that was", I look at: The SharePoint Framework Yammer connected Office 365 Groups Learning tools for OneNote Online My Updates of Interest for March's Monthly feature updates in Office 365 Pro Plus. I also finish off with a few tips using channels with Microsoft Teams. W…

Interview: Yammer connected Office 365 Groups

[caption id="attachment_2160" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: Office Blogs - https://blogs.office.com/2017/03/02/yammer-integration-with-office-365-groups-now-rolling-out/[/caption] This week sees a milestone for Yammer in its Office 365 journey. RE:Office 365 had the pleasure of speaking with Steve Nguyen and Angus Florance from the Ya…