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

Access all your Microsoft Teams Plans from Planner web app

If you’re organisation is using Microsoft Teams and Planner, you would have experienced some frustration. Channels are a natural, logical way to focus conversation and content. Plans can be created within channels in a Team, to coordinate tasks within a channel. However, the Planner tab is limited to tasks and containers. Open the Planner web … Continue reading Access all your Microsoft Teams Plans from Planner web app

Tenant switching between Teams ‘aint fun

Microsoft Teams guest access is really useful. I can bring together a team or belong to a team of people inside and outside my organisation. All our conversations are available to catch up on. Files and other info is all together and being discussed. However, as I message a team that consists mostly of members … Continue reading Tenant switching between Teams ‘aint fun

Are you talking to me?

Using @mentions in conversation has become a norm in lots of communication platforms. Even Outlook has found a way to use @mentions, adding the mentioned person to the To: line and highlighting the person’s name in the conversation. @mentions have featured in social media platforms and chat-based collaboration like Microsoft Teams, Slack or Yammer. Those … Continue reading Are you talking to me?

International Christmas party using Microsoft Teams

Adopt and Embrace just finished hosting their Christmas party using Microsoft Teams. I had just finished running my last Skype workshop for the day in Hamilton, New Zealand. Everyone else had ordered Uber Eats and I headed down the road to a Thai restaurant I had found. I joined the meeting in our Team as … Continue reading International Christmas party using Microsoft Teams

Sharing your story with SharePoint, Yammer and Microsoft Teams.

Announcements at Microsoft Ignite are sure to create a new wave of “what to use when” discussions. But one discussion became much clearer as SharePoint, Yammer and Microsoft Teams were positioned together to facilitate inner and outer loop conversations. The “loops” explanation comes directly from Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella. As Microsoft begins to internalise this … Continue reading Sharing your story with SharePoint, Yammer and Microsoft Teams.

Using Microsoft Teams or Yammer with team members during a conference

If you're one of the lucky members of your team attending MS Ignite, do you have a plan for sharing what you have learned? They probably expect you to give a trip report when you return and give them some recommendations on content to view from the recorded sessions. But I think you can do … Continue reading Using Microsoft Teams or Yammer with team members during a conference