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?

Office 365 Groups turns on SharePoint doc library features

O365 Groups starting to turn on more SharePoint library features and some new ones. We're getting closer to seeing Office Groups get full SharePoint Team Sites. It remains to be seen whether the Group site collection itself will be opened up an used. Or a Group may just be associated with a separate site. But I was pleasantly surprised today to see more SharePoint … Continue reading Office 365 Groups turns on SharePoint doc library features

O365 Groups Update – Header menu, Planner-Notebook tip

A new and improved header menu is rolling out to Office 365 Groups. I say improvement because much as I like elipses menus (...), they can unintensionally hide good options and features. The new header follows the style of the header in Yammer groups, so when Yammer is integrated into the Office 365 Groups hub of … Continue reading O365 Groups Update – Header menu, Planner-Notebook tip

Provision Office 365 Planner Preview

This is a very short post to help get the word out about how to provision Office 365 Planner Preview in their existing tenants. We received a message in the Office 365 Message Centre of our Admin portal detailing how to provision the preview.  The Message Centre message advises Action Required: None. That's not the case, … Continue reading Provision Office 365 Planner Preview

Get a Link and Office 365 Groups Files

The new Get-a-Link in Office 365 Groups Files will allow anyone in the organization / tenant who has the link to either view or edit a document, depending on the link you create. Much like the external guest link which gives anonymous access to external users. But this link is only available for anyone in … Continue reading Get a Link and Office 365 Groups Files

Office 365 Groups Files new UI and file management

Office 365 Groups receives the new UI and features experience, working towards parity with OneDrive for Business changes. Move and copy files and folders around using an improved folder tree pane. Share files and folders with specific people who are not members of the Group Improved details pane, showing a preview of the document, who … Continue reading Office 365 Groups Files new UI and file management

Has Yammer played out it’s role? – My response

Wictor Wilén, SharePoint MVP discusses the question in a recent blog post "Has Yammer played out it's role?" He makes some great points: Lack of integration with Office 365 after 3.5 years Former Yammer leaders have moved on Yammer are making some poor feature choices based on chicken and egg use of telemetry, rather than popular … Continue reading Has Yammer played out it’s role? – My response