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

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

Recap of MSIgnite Meetup: Keeping up with change in Microsoft Office 365

Thank you to all who attended my Meetup at MSIgnite - Keeping up with change in Microsoft Office 365. I had very positive feedback from attendees, who found it valuable to get insights from other organisations and how they keep up with changes. It was a Meetup in the truest sense, as each table discussed … Continue reading Recap of MSIgnite Meetup: Keeping up with change in Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 Message Center: The week that was 10 Mar 2017

This week in my Office 365 Message Center I only received a few messages.Feature update: Changes to Yammer Analytics Dashboard.New feature: Personalized news on the SharePoint home page in Office 365.New feature: Enterprise Mobility plus Security support.In addition to these messages, I take a look at what you can bring into your Microsoft Team using … Continue reading Office 365 Message Center: The week that was 10 Mar 2017

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute – User Group Talk

The NZ Microsoft Cloud & Infrastructure User Group met on 4 March where we hosted a talk by Kodia about Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute. ExpressRoute is a service that offers a private connection to Azure, with lower latency, increased reliability and speed and is highly secure. With the Australian Azure datacentres now available, New Zealand businesses … Continue reading Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute – User Group Talk

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 … Continue reading Office 365 Groups, Exchange, Sites or Yammer?

Is this the fix for OneDrive for Business sync issues?

Rolling out with this months updates to Office 2013 is - October 14, 2014 update for OneDrive for Business (KB3000731) . I find this statement in the "improvements and fixes" section promising:  "Consider the following scenario: Assume that you use OneDrive for Business to synchronize files to an Information Rights Management (IRM) library. You use … Continue reading Is this the fix for OneDrive for Business sync issues?