@mention has arrived Outlook

The new @mention feature arrived in our @Office365 tenant at work. Email is getting social. We have been @mentioning people in emails for a while now, to draw their attention to a comment, question or task. We are addressing them within the email and want this to stand out in the text. @mention in Outlook will add the mentioned contact to the To re…

Link to your new Delve profile in your internal email signature

Quick tip. Consider linking hyperlinking your name in your internal email signature to your Delve profile page in Office 365. I know that there are many places where your contact card is available in Office 365 and in a couple of clicks, you can visit someones profile page in your organization. But to make it only one click away, hyperlink your nam…

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 have two main groups…

Office 365 Groups: Sharing files and sites with a Group

At Microsoft Ignite, we heard much about Office 365 Groups. It's clearer to me now that Groups are not just a group of collaborative tools  that can be self provisioned for a group. Groups are an identity in Azure Active Directory and are going to be used extensively throughout the different services in Office 365. They will help to unify the expe…

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 a large and focused discussion wh…

The Clutter Finger – Parody

I have watched my Clutter folder in my Office 365 mailbox grow steadily since I activated it last year.  It has been working well for me and I have built up the courage to do it... yes, I'm going to use "The Clutter Finger" with complete faith in my abilities and the abilities of Clutter. The following video was made with fun in mind, but it p…

How is Clutter working out for you?

Thanks Kumar Venkateswar from the Microsoft Exchange Product Group. We value hearing directly from the Product Groups when you join us in conversation in the Office 365 Network on Yammer. Kumar added to a conversation thread, speaking openly about the challenges of getting Clutter to understand human behaviour when reading their email. What is a …

Delve starts to add emails with attachments to results

It looks as if we have a new signal... search result... thing... added to Delve. I was first alerted to this change by Jasper Oosterveld. Good spotting Jasper! We are now seeing emails from our company contacts that have attachments. In the example below, I received an email from a colleague with a pdf attached. This Delve "card" was displayed …

Working as a network – Yammer as a Distribution Group

A couple of weeks back, I was given the opportunity to write for the The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog. I had been in conversations at the time about the email features of Yammer. For my post, I wanted to use the opportunity to share some steps that would help improve the email experience of Yammer networks and groups. In partnership with th…

Office 365 Clutter quietly appears in mailboxes

Microsoft announced the new feature in Outlook Web Access today, to make your Inbox more manageable. Clutter helps to keep your mailbox clear of the blah and less important, helping you focus on what matters when you're clearing your email. Clutter differs from Junk Mail, in that the messages in your Clutter folder are still genuine but less usef…