Testing various live stream platforms

Here’s Sunday’s test using Facebook Live. I’m getting closer to making a decision about what is best to use for a Live audience for the RE:Office 365 community and publication. I dialed my settings down after a successful Periscope session using their Studio tools. I thought that might solve my streaming issues with Facebook. Seems it did. H…

Will navigation driven by the Microsoft Graph be enough?

Office 365 Groups rely on the Microsoft Graph. The Graph maps relationships between people, communication, activities and information. This enables it to provide personalised search results. An example are frequently visited or recently used Groups and sites. In Office 365, collaboration and communication are a shallow structure. Intranets a…

O365 Message Center: The week that was 24 Feb 2017

I'm starting a new live stream where I walk through the messages in my Office 365 Message Center. This is as much for my benefit as it is for those who watch. I need to check my message center more often to see what has changed and what I need to prepare for. I hope to live stream each Friday Pacific Time / Saturday morning New Zealand Time. I'll p…

Office365MVPs.com have moved to RE:Office 365 (ReOffice365.com).

Thanks again to all the contributors at Office365MVPs.com. Thank you for allowing me to aggregate your blog posts into a site the helped readers find your thoughts with others. It was a convenient and effortless way for you to participate. This blog has been running since October 2013, when I was first awarded as and Office 365 MVP. I continue to b…

DarrellaaS Live | Professional Learning Community Groups and OneNote

Are you a member of a Professional Learning Community (PLC)? Many teachers and schools benefit from the supportive structure of  PLCs, where they can improve their professional learning, work collaboratively on learning goals and lesson plans, ultimately improving learning for all students. But teachers are very busy and running and participating …

Conversations about documents in Microsoft Teams

Teams discuss documents. Discussions enrich documents and documents enrich discussions. Discussions refine documents. If you don't believe me, there is documented proof. I just don't have it on me at this stage. But "Believe me. It's true. It's going to be great." If you've tried Microsoft Teams or have been using it while in Preview, you've alr…

Assigning Microsoft Classroom licenses to multiple users

Rachel Chisnall (@ibpossum) and I had some trouble assigning Microsoft Classroom licenses to multiple users. The preferred way is to use Microsoft's School Data Sync if you have it in place. But if you don't and want to make a few quick changes, you're probably going to assign licenses in the Office 365 Admin portal. Within Office 365 Admin, the e…

Yammer – Mark all as Read, is here.

Do I need to say more than this? https://youtu.be/cBptRy2N1PA In February 2016 we received an update that allowed us to select posts and mark all the selected as read. But this update is the one we have been waiting for. Inbox zero people of the Yammer-using-World unite and rejoice!! This video was brought to you by the same warped …

Team Sites Generally Available in Office 365 Groups

All organizations using Office 365 Groups will benefit from the full SharePoint Team Site experience as it has become generally available and rolls out to all Office 365 tenants this month. This means that group members can create more document libraries, image libraries, lists, or start to use the modern team site experience. One thing the IT Pro…

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…