My hopes for Microsoft Teams Private Channels

It's 3am. I'm in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa. Home of the 'Supertube' waves that are famously ridden by world-class surfing champions. I have been blessed to be on the #365TourZA team. (Much thanks to Tracy van der Schyff, Alistair Pugin and sponsors.) Lately, my best thoughts come to me in my sleep, tickle my ears … Continue reading My hopes for Microsoft Teams Private Channels

Microsoft 365 Live Events – Early morning systems check before #SPSJHB

I'm staying with Alistair Pugin and friends to speak at SharePoint Saturday Johannesburg. My topic, Accessible and authentic employee engagement with Microsoft 365. My presentation contains a demo of running a live event from a Yammer page. The goal here is to enable a CEO to run a live Q&A as part of their monthly … Continue reading Microsoft 365 Live Events – Early morning systems check before #SPSJHB

Microsoft Live Events – a live walk-thru

Microsoft Teams turned two years old and during the Enterprise Connect 2019 conference, they launched Microsoft Live Events to general availability. Microsoft Live Events is a combination of services to deliver webinars with up to 10,000 participants. Microsoft Teams, Yammer and Stream are used together to coordinate, produce and provide a place for conversation before, … Continue reading Microsoft Live Events – a live walk-thru

Manage flagged email in Microsoft ToDo

Microsoft ToDo is becoming more capable of taking the full load of your task management from Outlook. In this latest release you can manage your flagged email. https://youtu.be/ubmtkCAfMhw At the beginning of the day we scan through email and prioritise what to respond to first. Some email requires a longer, more considered response. I flag … Continue reading Manage flagged email in Microsoft ToDo

Windows 10 and Office 365 connected accounts – a consultant’s story.

If your organisation is using #Office365, there's a lot of helpful integrations to sign you into services and different cloud services and storage. #Windows10 offers to add your work or school account so you don't have to sign in often. Office let's you connect multiple Office 365 accounts so you can access related SharePoint document … Continue reading Windows 10 and Office 365 connected accounts – a consultant’s story.

User Adoption. Next, Next, Done?

An information system is not implemented in an organisation simply by starting installation, clicking next a few times to accept the defaults and a final click on ‘Done’ at the end. We know that systems need to be configured to fit the needs of the organisation. In fact the project begins much earlier than installation. … Continue reading User Adoption. Next, Next, Done?

Outlook Mobile: Focused Inbox

While assisting organisations with User Adoption during their Microsoft 365 projects, I observed a noticeable gap in how-to video content for Outlook mobile. I'm going to do my part to fill the gap by creating an Outlook Mobile playlist of short videos, sharing the context of why and where you would use features in Outlook Mobile. Subscribe to my YouTube channel and keep up with fresh tips uploaded frequently. When you're working on the move, away from your desk or office, you need to keep up with important email. But you only have brief opportunities during your busy day to check your messages and decide what to … Continue reading Outlook Mobile: Focused Inbox