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

Microsoft Teams and Meeting Notes tab

Take notes during your meetings in Microsoft Teams using the new Meeting Notes app. It appears to be based on the Wiki app that launched with Microsoft Teams in 2017. While you have the side panel open to type chat during a meeting or invite participants, the new Meeting Notes button will create a panel … Continue reading Microsoft Teams and Meeting Notes tab

Instagram TV: Portrait and landscape recording

We're encouraging a generation of portrait oriented videographers. Instagram TV has expanded on the short portrait oriented stories and launched a video channel service. Creators can make videos up to 1 hour long, but they must be formatted in portrait orientation. I compare other video channel services, YouTube and Periscope, showing that at least they … Continue reading Instagram TV: Portrait and landscape recording

Learning experiences menu: Always choose the combo

I responded to a poll in the Collab365 community. It asked If Microsoft release a new feature (e.g hub sites) how do you prefer to learn it? Community polls ask informal questions. They don't need to be perfect. They create discussion and gauge what the community is thinking. When polls ask a question that should … Continue reading Learning experiences menu: Always choose the combo