Well Hello there Windows – Setup on Surface Pro 4

While in town for Microsoft MVP Summit, I planned ahead. Surface Pro 4 had been announce and I pre-ordered the i5 / 16GB RAM / 256GB model. I also purchased the new v4 keyboard in blue. I visited the Bellevue Microsoft store where the staff were very helpful organizing an extended warranty. I recommend getting this at the time of purchase. Don't f…

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…

Re-awarded Office 365 MVP for 2015

I'm thankful and grateful to be re-awarded as a Microsoft MVP for Office 365 in 2015. It has been an amazing year, connecting with so many companies, organizations and schools who use or plan to use Office 365. The Office 365 Network on Yammer continues to thrive and grow and it has been a large part of both my contributions and a source of l…

Docs.com – a new publishing platform in Beta

Microsoft is working on a new platform for publishing your documents and sharing them with a wider audience. Docs.com is now available in beta for people to try. Sign in with your Microsoft account and start publishing. Publish Office documents and PDFs to Docs.com or publish a Sway or Office Mix to share with your audience. Create collection…

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, portal.office365.com. 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. …

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 …

How does Sway make use of OneDrive

I love how conversations in social media challenge you to discover the answers to questions. How does #Sway make use of OneDrive? There are two ways. Read how the conversation played out:   Sway and OneDrive //   Media and Upload options Add: Media - Choose media from OneDrive or other sources such as YouTube, Twitte…

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…

First Reaction to Office 365 Group – an honest, explorative walk-through

Office 365 Groups have been announced, YamJammed (live discussion), given a support page and now, are beginning to appear in tenants using the First Release setting. Rather than giving you a nice polished break-down of what Groups are, I wanted to un-box it with you. I explore it and comment as I click through what I discover on the surface of Off…

My first Sway presentation – Intro to the OneNote Class Notebook Creator

I am lucky enough to be one of the few with early access to the Sway preview. "What is Sway" you say? Sway is a new way to express and present your ideas online. In Microsoft's recent announcement of Sway describe it as "a new way for you to create a beautiful, interactive, web-based expression of your ideas, from your phone or browser". That's ri…