3 sessions from MSIgnite 2017 you should have watched by now

This week I joined Christian Buckley and Alistair Pugin to talk about what we’ve been watching from the MSIgnite recordings. As Community Reporters for the event, we didn’t attend many sessions because we were talking to you fine people. Due to the size of the event and the volume of information, everyone - attendees and other IT Pros from arou…

Microsoft Teams Demos – up close and personal

The Microsoft Teams Roadmap was published this week (Oct 24) and some of the items are already appearing in the Message Center of our tenants. While at MSIgnite, I had the opportunity to talk with four Program Managers for Microsoft Teams about their announcements that week. Messaging, Calls, Meetings and Mobile all had a mention in sessions and i…

Comparing Conversation: Outlook Groups, Yammer, Microsoft Teams.

  You must have heard about the virtual Collab365 Global Conference 2017 that’s streaming online November 1st – 2nd? Surely. It's an online conference with 120 other speakers from around the world who will be bringing you the very latest content around SharePoint, Office 365, Flow, PowerApps, Azure, OneDrive for Business and of cou…

Syncing Files On-Demand with Office 365

  Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has arrived and with it, the highly anticipated OneDrive Files On-Demand. My Dell XPS15 must have been in the initial list of approved hardware because the Fall Creators Update was available on the day of it's release. I installed the update before going on a business trip for a day and I didn't have time …

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 …

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 …