Shut up Internet. I’m trying to prepare some #MSIgnite talks

OK, seriously now. You're distracting me. I'm trying to get some work done here. If you want good, inspring content. You gotta give me some space. Stop baiting me with funny things I have to respond to. How is one supposed to scan QR code in an email signature, and why would you? Do you … Continue reading Shut up Internet. I’m trying to prepare some #MSIgnite talks

Brand SharePoint Online with Intranet-in-a-box

This is a good discussion about branding SharePoint Online (SPO) in this Microsoft Tech Community post. When you customize on your own, you risk service updates breaking your customizations. Intranet-in-a-box (IIAB) face the same challenge, but it’s their focus to anticipate & update ASAP. In other words, you’re not on your own when using Intranet-in-a-box … Continue reading Brand SharePoint Online with Intranet-in-a-box

Frequent skill updates

Updates in the Cloud come frequently. This is illustrated as climbing a mountain by taking the gradual and steady route. The updates are small and frequent, rather than large and introducing significant differences. If updates can be small, manageable and frequent, why hasn't the people side of delivering technology shifted to small, manageable and frequent … Continue reading Frequent skill updates

When should your org shift from Skype to Microsoft Teams?

  This week, Simon Denton and Steven Collier, UK members of the REgarding 365 team discussed a current hot topic about shifting from using Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. Development has been focused on bringing Microsoft Teams up to feature parity with Skype for Business and it's true that Teams is much closer to Skype … Continue reading When should your org shift from Skype to Microsoft Teams?

Specialise in scenarios rather than platforms

We IT Pros are comfortable with technology. We can become specialised in one or more applications or platforms. But most people don't think like that. They think about scenarios and what they are trying to achieve, and less about the tech they are using. What would it take for you to change your focus from … Continue reading Specialise in scenarios rather than platforms

Hidden Outlook Groups present problem for Microsoft Teams meeting organisers

I was organising a meeting in Microsoft Teams. Our team at Adopt & Embrace have been enjoying the benefit of keeping all the meeting conversation and files together in the same thread. We also record meetings to Microsoft Stream, for easy play-back from the same conversation thread. However, while organising a meeting, things became difficult. … Continue reading Hidden Outlook Groups present problem for Microsoft Teams meeting organisers

Make time to keep up to date

Are you so responsive to requests for help that you’ve set the expectation you will always be available? Reset that expectation with your internal customers, so you can make time to check your sources regularly and keep up to date. Communicate the importance of that activity. It prepares you to provide greater support to business … Continue reading Make time to keep up to date