New features and the Consumerization of IT

[caption id="attachment_2035" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Model: My coffee grinder[/caption] I have some advice for IT Admins and I'm not pointing the finger. Four fingers are pointing back at me and it's something I need to work on. 2017 is the year of simplification in technology, for me and my work. The pace of constant change is difficu…

6 months as a blog with Docs.com

In May 2016, I started a trial using Docs.com as my blogging platform. Powered by Sway, it is easy to present the content, knowing that it will adapt to any screen size. I like to create blog posts with a combination of online content and videos. Sway does a great job arranging this for me. It has expanded it's list of supported sources which conti…

BitTitan launches MSPComplete for Microsoft Partners

I have been with BitTitan for 3 months now and it truly is an exciting to team to work for. Yesterday they announced BitTitan MSPComplete, "Cloud services enablement for Managed Service Providers". It's a culmination of new and existing services, and some just around the corner on our roadmap. BitTitan are closely aligned with Microsoft Partners w…

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…

O365 LightBulb: Office 365 Groups for class collaboration

I saw a school new to Office 365, begin to explore the features on their own. They were given access to their email via Outlook Web Access, before they received any training. Because Outlook was their first view of Office 365, a teacher started and Office 365 Group and began to explore using it for class collaboration. Watch this video to hear some…

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…

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 …

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…

What are Office 365 Groups? – A Sway Presentation

Continuing with my fun using Microsoft Sway, I skim through some of the features of the new Office 365 Groups. What are Office 365 Groups? Joining a Group Office 365 Group Conversations Sharing Group Files Managing Group Events Using Office 365 Groups from your smartphone or tablet The integration with Exchange and OneDrive for Bu…

Office 365 Groups, Exchange, Sites or Yammer?

Office 365 Groups are now rolling out to tenants with the First Release switch set to "give it to me now". There has been plenty of discussion about Groups crossing over with existing tools. Why would we use Office 365 Groups when we have [insert tool name here]? There might also be some concern that Groups will spell the end for some tools such as…