Show 39 – Part 2: Using Viva to build habits, practices and rituals? – YouTube
Aug02

Show 39 – Part 2: Using Viva to build habits, practices and rituals? – YouTube

Show 39 – Part 2: Using Viva to build habits, practices and rituals? What are your big habits, good or bad? Do you switch off effectively at the end of each day? Do you make time to do the work you need to do? In Show 39, Kevin, Al and Garry discuss the ways that Microsoft Viva can help you to build up habits, practices and rituals and we also cover what is meant by those three things too! What are your big habits, good or bad?...

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Show 39 – Part 2: Using Viva to build habits, practices and rituals?

What are your big habits, good or bad? Do you switch off effectively at the end of each day? Do you make time to do the work you need to do? In Show 39, Kevin, Al and Garry discuss the ways that Microsoft Viva can help you to build up habits, practices and rituals and we also cover what is meant by those three things too! What are habits, practices and rituals?What routines does Viva help you build?What routines does Viva help your...

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Show 39 – Part 1: Inspire news and a new SharePoint – YouTube
Jul26

Show 39 – Part 1: Inspire news and a new SharePoint – YouTube

Show 39 – Part 1: Inspire news and a new SharePoint Microsoft Inspire was last week so we cover the latest news including our wish coming true for Dynamics in Teams and a new version of SharePoint. Microsoft Inspire was last week so we cover the latest news including our wish coming true for Dynamics in Teams and a new version of SharePoint. source

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Show 39 – Part 1: Inspire news and a new SharePoint

Microsoft Inspire was last week so we cover the latest news including our wish coming true for Dynamics in Teams and a new version of SharePoint.Microsoft Inspire 2021 Book of News  From collaborative apps in Microsoft Teams to Windows 365—here’s what’s new in Microsoft 365 at InspireEnrich your employee experience with new Viva partner integrationsIntroducing a new era of hybrid personal computing: the Windows 365 Cloud PC Windows...

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Show 38 – part 2: a retrospective on modern workplace in the pandemic – YouTube
Jul19

Show 38 – part 2: a retrospective on modern workplace in the pandemic – YouTube

Show 38 – part 2: a retrospective on modern workplace in the pandemic On “Freedom Day” in the UK (yes, we are using quotes and yes we’re not convinced either), we decided to look back and do a retrospective on the modern workplace in the pandemic. There were no post-it notes involved and thankfully no-one has been assigned a load of tasks to do next but we did talk about: What went well What went badly What...

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Show 38 – part 2: a retrospective on modern workplace in the pandemic

On "Freedom Day" in the UK (yes, we are using quotes and yes we're not convinced either), we decided to look back and do a retrospective on the modern workplace in the pandemic. There were no post-it notes involved and thankfully no-one has been assigned a load of tasks to do next but we did talk about:- What went well- What went badly- What should we do more of- What should we do less ofBelow is a list of what we...

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Show 38 – part 1: being an ally, hi-fi in Teams and latest Viva news – YouTube
Jul13

Show 38 – part 1: being an ally, hi-fi in Teams and latest Viva news – YouTube

Show 38 – part 1: being an ally, hi-fi in Teams and latest Viva news Show 38 and the three of us cover the big news from the last couple of weeks, starting with highlighting the campaign to become allies for women and stop the ridiculous messaging on social media before returning to regular fare with Team high fidelity and latest Viva updates Show 38 and the three of us cover the big news from the last couple of weeks, starting...

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Show 38 – part 1: being an ally, hi-fi in Teams and latest Viva news

Show 38 and the three of us cover the big news from the last couple of weeks, starting with highlighting the campaign to become allies for women and stop the ridiculous messaging on social media before returning to regular fare with Team high fidelity and latest Viva updates. Toxic male behaviour – we can and must do better | Mcd79 bloghttps://unbreak.tech/⚡️ Salma (@whitep4nth3r) / Twitter Microsoft Teams high fidelity audio...

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Show 37 – part 2: The PnP Community Blog – YouTube
Jul06

Show 37 – part 2: The PnP Community Blog – YouTube

Show 37 – part 2: The PnP Community Blog This week we are joined by Luise Freese who shares with us the joy of community and how you can get involved by reading and even possibly writing content for the PnP Community Blog. Table of Contents: 29:29 – Marker 3 This week we are joined by Luise Freese who shares with us the joy of community and how you can get involved by reading and even possibly writing content for the PnP...

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Show 37 – Part 2: The PnP Community Blog

This week we are joined by Luise Freese who shares with us the joy of community and how you can get involved by reading and even possibly writing content for the PnP Community Blog. Read the blogRequest access to write a blogMessage Luise on Twitter or LinkedIn for any queries on what to write Photo by Corinne Kutz on Unsplash Continue Reading Luise Freese’s Article on their blog...

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Show 37 – Part 1: Latest news including Windows 11, planning in Github & more information protection – YouTube
Jun29

Show 37 – Part 1: Latest news including Windows 11, planning in Github & more information protection – YouTube

Show 37 – Part 1: Latest news including Windows 11, planning in Github & more information protection This week we are joined by the M365 Princess, independent Microsoft consultant, queen of stickers and open sourceress – Luise Freese! We talk about the latest news including our thoughts on Windows 11 and the associated Teams updates, get impressed by Vesku Nopanen rocking the HoloLens2 and discuss why printers are bad....

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Show 37 – Part 1: Latest news including thoughts on Windows 11, planning in Github and more information protection

This week we are joined by the M365 Princess, independent Microsoft consultant, queen of stickers and open sourceress – Luise Freese! We talk about the latest news including our thoughts on Windows 11 and the associated Teams updates, get impressed by Vesku Nopanen rocking the HoloLens2 and discuss why printers are bad.Windows 11 Summary – Upgrade to the New Windows 11 OS | Microsoft and Microsoft: Windows 11 is a better...

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Show 36 – Part 1: Latest news including renaming of SharePoint domains, focus in Teams & smiling – YouTube
Jun22

Show 36 – Part 1: Latest news including renaming of SharePoint domains, focus in Teams & smiling – YouTube

Show 36 – Part 1: Latest news including renaming of SharePoint domains, focus in Teams & smiling After a brief interlude last week, we are back with a quick fire 1-2 to keep you going through the year. Al, Kevin and Garry chat about the latest news with some great new features and intriguing new possibilities. After a brief interlude last week, we are back with a quick fire 1-2 to keep you going through the year. Al, Kevin...

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Show 36 – part 2: Essential tools and techniques in a multi-tenant world – YouTube
Jun22

Show 36 – part 2: Essential tools and techniques in a multi-tenant world – YouTube

Show 36 – part 2: Essential tools and techniques in a multi-tenant world A few weeks ago, friend of the show (and co-host of the amazing Office 365 Distilled podcast) Marijn Somers asked about whether you could remove a connection to a tenant when your account had been deactivated. This kicked off an idea for the show to talk about how we manage access to multiple tenants and how you can make life easier for yourself. We cover:...

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Show 36 – part 2: Essential tools and techniques in a multi-tenant world

A few weeks ago, friend of the show (and co-host of the amazing Office 365 Distilled podcast) Marijn Somers asked about whether you could remove a connection to a tenant when your account had been deactivated. This kicked off an idea for the show to talk about how we manage access to multiple tenants and how you can make life easier for yourself.We cover:- Cleaning up accounts you no longer have access to- Using Edge/Chrome profiles-...

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Show 36 – Part 1: Latest news including renaming of SharePoint domains, some more focus in Teams and smiling in China

After a brief interlude last week, we are back with a quick fire 1-2 to keep you going through the year. Al, Kevin and Garry chat about the latest news with some great new features and intriguing new possibilities.Teams Rename your SharePoint domain – SharePoint in Microsoft 365 | Microsoft Docs  Universal Actions in Adaptive Cards on Microsoft Teams Introducing Headspace, a new focus mode, and quiet time settings with Microsoft...

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Show 35 – Part 2: Maturity Model for Microsoft 365 – YouTube
Jun07

Show 35 – Part 2: Maturity Model for Microsoft 365 – YouTube

Show 35 – Part 2: Maturity Model for Microsoft 365 We are joined by Simon Doy and Simon Hudson who are part of the team working on the Maturity Model for Microsoft 365 and share with us what it is, who it is for, why you should use it and how to get started. Whether you are non-technical or technical, there is so much great stuff in there to help position where you want your processes to be in Microsoft 365 (and even beyond)....

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Show 35 – The Maturity Model for Microsoft 365

We are joined by Simon Doy and Simon Hudson who are part of the team working on the Maturity Model for Microsoft 365 and share with us what it is, who it is for, why you should use it and how to get started. Whether you are non-technical or technical, there is so much great stuff in there to help position where you want your processes to be in Microsoft 365 (and even beyond).Useful links: Maturity model for Microsoft 365Caring is...

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Show 35 – Part 1: The Big Microsoft 365 Build Roundup – YouTube
Jun01

Show 35 – Part 1: The Big Microsoft 365 Build Roundup – YouTube

Show 35 – Part 1: The Big Microsoft 365 Build Roundup With Microsoft Build last week, Kevin, Al and Garry cover the key updates from their perspective. Whether it was a huge number of Microsoft Search updates, building apps for Teams or the amazing developer keynote with Scott Hanselman and friends, there was plenty to keep devs and non-devs enthused. Don’t forget to vote for us at the Commsverse Tech Community Awards too!...

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Show 34 – Part 2: Some thoughts on hybrid working – YouTube
May24

Show 34 – Part 2: Some thoughts on hybrid working – YouTube

Show 34 – Part 2: Some thoughts on hybrid working As many of us start to think about returning to the office, we are joined by Paul Dredge to talk about Hybrid Working. No, we don’t mean sitting in the back of a Prius trying to get the latest reports out but what do we mean? Full show notes at https://www.greyhatbeard.com/show-34-part-1-teams-for-personal-webinars-syntex-samples-and-a-lack-of-digital-skills-not-us As many...

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Show 34 – Part 1: Teams for personal, webinars, Syntex samples and a lack of digital skills (not us) – YouTube
May18

Show 34 – Part 1: Teams for personal, webinars, Syntex samples and a lack of digital skills (not us) – YouTube

Show 34 – Part 1: Teams for personal, webinars, Syntex samples and a lack of digital skills (not us) This week we are joined by Paul Dredge, Senior Technical Consultant at Hable, as we discuss the latest news on Teams for Personal, Webinars, Syntex samples and more. Full show notes at https://www.greyhatbeard.com/show-34-part-1-teams-for-personal-webinars-syntex-samples-and-a-lack-of-digital-skills-not-us This week we are joined...

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Show 33 – Part 1: News on SharePoint, Viva, Teams and a change of role – YouTube
May04

Show 33 – Part 1: News on SharePoint, Viva, Teams and a change of role – YouTube

Show 33 – Part 1: News on SharePoint, Viva, Teams and a change of role This week we chat about intros as Al works out how to intro his new role and then we cover news on SharePoint functionality, a change in model for SPFX releases, new stuff for Viva and record numbers for Teams. And we laughed at Kevin’s sunburnt head. This week we chat about intros as Al works out how to intro his new role and then we cover news on...

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Show 32  Part 2 – Security and Identity in Azure with Christos Matskas – YouTube
Apr26

Show 32 Part 2 – Security and Identity in Azure with Christos Matskas – YouTube

Show 32 Part 2 – Security and Identity in Azure with Christos Matskas What a great chat this week with Christos Matskas about the best of Security and Identity in Azure. Christos is a PM at Microsoft and Developer Advocate and shared with us some of what is going on with the team and the impressive developer experience that you can get. Christos inspired us to dig further into what can be built and to stop building anything...

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Show 32 – Part 1: News on Nuance, security updates and easier deployments for Power Platform – YouTube
Apr19

Show 32 – Part 1: News on Nuance, security updates and easier deployments for Power Platform – YouTube

Show 32 – Part 1: News on Nuance, security updates and easier deployments for Power Platform We are joined by Christos Matskas for the news this week – as a Developer Advocate for Security and Identity at Microsoft, he shares with us his thoughts on the latest news. This week we talk about Microsoft’s purchase of Nuance, some interesting articles on security and more Power Platform updates to improve the governance...

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Show 31 Part 2 – The Power of Data – YouTube
Apr13

Show 31 Part 2 – The Power of Data – YouTube

Show 31 Part 2 – The Power of Data This week, we are joined by Laura GB to talk about all things data, especially with the world of Power BI. We covered why tools like Power BI are so useful when working with data, how you can tell stories using them to answer questions with data and the latest updates from Power BI to inspire you. Full show notes at https://www.greyhatbeard.com/show-31-part-2-the-power-of-data This week, we are...

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Show 31 – Part 1: News on Viva, Power Platform and mixed reality – YouTube
Apr05

Show 31 – Part 1: News on Viva, Power Platform and mixed reality – YouTube

Show 31 – Part 1: News on Viva, Power Platform and mixed reality This week we chat about a huge amount of news, covering latest Viva updates, Power Platform and real sales for Mixed Reality. Full show notes at https://www.greyhatbeard.com/show-31-part-1-news-on-viva-power-platform-and-mixed-reality This week we chat about a huge amount of news, covering latest Viva updates, Power Platform and real sales for Mixed Reality. Full...

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Show 30 – Part 2: Getting Testy – YouTube
Mar28

Show 30 – Part 2: Getting Testy – YouTube

Show 30 – Part 2: Getting Testy This week, we got chatting about testing, covering a few different areas like how you can do it, why it’s so important and the different types. Many people think about testing as something you do as part of a development project but whatever work you do, there are always elements of testing you should be doing. Why would you not? Actually, we cover that too. This week, we got chatting about...

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Show 30 – Part 1 News on Discord, Viva Connections and Teams Dev updates – YouTube
Mar23

Show 30 – Part 1 News on Discord, Viva Connections and Teams Dev updates – YouTube

Show 30 – Part 1 News on Discord, Viva Connections and Teams Dev updates This week we discuss the latest news in part 1 as we share our thoughts on why Microsoft might buy Discord, hybrid work, enabling Viva Connections and plenty of Teams dev news. Full show notes at https://www.greyhatbeard.com/show-30-part-1-news-on-discord-viva-connections-and-teams-dev-updates This week we discuss the latest news in part 1 as we share our...

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Show 29 Part 2 – the joy of community – YouTube
Mar16

Show 29 Part 2 – the joy of community – YouTube

Show 29 Part 2 – the joy of community Aaron Rendell joins us as we talk about our first steps in community, the benefits of getting involved and how you can get involved yourself. Aaron Rendell joins us as we talk about our first steps in community, the benefits of getting involved and how you can get involved yourself. source

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Show 29  Part 1 – Ignite 2021 Roundup – YouTube
Mar09

Show 29 Part 1 – Ignite 2021 Roundup – YouTube

Show 29 Part 1 – Ignite 2021 Roundup With Ignite last week, Al and Kevin are joined by Peter Rising to discuss the big topics across the keynote, Power Platform, Security and Compliance, Teams and Viva. Full show notes at https://www.greyhatbeard.com With Ignite last week, Al and Kevin are joined by Peter Rising to discuss the big topics across the keynote, Power Platform, Security and Compliance, Teams and Viva. Full show notes...

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Show 28  – Part 1: News and Front of Mind – YouTube
Feb23

Show 28 – Part 1: News and Front of Mind – YouTube

Show 28 – Part 1: News and Front of Mind The first in a new model for us as we start to release weekly. This means that it’s just news this week and then part 2 will follow next week with Rabia Williams telling us about what it means to be a Microsoft Dev Advocate. First the news as we find the mythical beast that is intelligent meetings and debate what low low code might be among other things. Full show notes at...

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Show 27  Part 2 – Living la Viva Loca – the business value of Microsoft Viva – YouTube
Feb09

Show 27 Part 2 – Living la Viva Loca – the business value of Microsoft Viva – YouTube

Show 27 Part 2 – Living la Viva Loca – the business value of Microsoft Viva On 4th February, Satya Nadella announced Microsoft Viva and something changed. This wasn’t a pure focus on new technology, this was a focus on Employee Experience, this was a platform to bring together a set of services in a simple way to improve life for employees. We are joined this week by Steve Adams, CEO for CPS, to talk about what this...

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Show 27   Part 1 – Microsoft 365 news and spinach – YouTube
Feb09

Show 27 Part 1 – Microsoft 365 news and spinach – YouTube

Show 27 Part 1 – Microsoft 365 news and spinach On 4th February, Satya Nadella announced Microsoft Viva and something changed. This wasn’t a pure focus on new technology, this was a focus on Employee Experience, this was a platform to bring together a set of services in a simple way to improve life for employees. We are joined this week by Steve Adams, CEO for CPS, to talk about what this means. First the news as we talk...

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Show 26   Part 1 – YouTube
Jan25

Show 26 Part 1 – YouTube

Show 26 Part 1 How many times have you had to consider third party tools for your Microsoft 365 environment? What should you think about when choosing tools? We are joined by Michal Pisarek, CEO of Orchestry and 6 time MVP to talk about these things. First the news as we talk about Microsoft’s latest sharing of meeting science, new DLP playbooks, big numbers for Teams usage in the UK and Kev’s dream robot. Full show notes...

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Show 26   Part 2 – YouTube
Jan25

Show 26 Part 2 – YouTube

Show 26 Part 2 Show 26 – Part 1: News and front of mind How many times have you had to consider third party tools for your Microsoft 365 environment? What should you think about when choosing tools? We are joined by Michal Pisarek, CEO of Orchestry and 6 time MVP to talk about these things. Full show notes at https://www.greyhatbeard.com/show-26-part-1-news-and-front-of-mind Show 26 – Part 1: News and front of mind How...

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Show 25   Part 2 – YouTube
Jan18

Show 25 Part 2 – YouTube

Show 25 Part 2 Welcome to the 2nd year of GreyHatBeard. 2021 may not be starting in the best way for many but why not listen to use as we have a Celebration of Automation. We’re joined by Veronique Lengelle, a dual MVP and also a Solutions Architect at CPS, sharing her expertise in PowerShell and how it can improve your life through automation. In this part, we covered: Why should you automate things? What are the options? How...

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Show 25   Part 1 – YouTube
Jan18

Show 25 Part 1 – YouTube

Show 25 Part 1 Welcome to the 2nd year of GreyHatBeard. 2021 may not be starting in the best way for many but why not listen to use as we have a Celebration of Automation. We’re joined by Veronique Lengelle, a dual MVP and also a Solutions Architect at CPS, sharing her expertise in PowerShell and how it can improve your life through automation. First the news as we pick up on topics like the Solarwinds hack, more outages and...

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Show 24   Part 2 – YouTube
Dec15

Show 24 Part 2 – YouTube

Show 24 Part 2 Finally. The end of 2020 is close and this is our last show of the year so we decided to look back at the biggest news and then look forward to what we hope are some better times in 2021. We are joined by two fantastic guests in Laura Graham-Brown (freelance consultanct and queen of Power BI) and Michal Pisarek (CEO at Orchestry Software) who shared their own thoughts. We covered three questions with points awarded at...

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Show 24   Part 1 – YouTube
Dec15

Show 24 Part 1 – YouTube

Show 24 Part 1 Finally. The end of 2020 is close and this is our last show of the year so we decided to look back at the biggest news and then look forward to what we hope are some better times in 2021. We are joined by two fantastic guests in Laura Graham-Brown (freelance consultanct and queen of Power BI) and Michal Pisarek (CEO at Orchestry Software) who shared their own thoughts. In part 1, we cover the latest news to finish up...

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Show 23   part 1 – YouTube
Dec01

Show 23 part 1 – YouTube

Show 23 part 1 We are back to just us this week because we are keeping things private – well, at least we’re discussing privacy and the things you should consider with the data you hold in Microsoft 365. Are you comfortable sharing how your data to get a better measure of your productivity? First though, this week’s news with new functionality in OneDrive and Search, a warning for PnP PowerShell and Azure Function...

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Show 23   Part 2 – YouTube
Dec01

Show 23 Part 2 – YouTube

Show 23 Part 2 We are back to just us this week because we are keeping things private – well, at least we’re discussing privacy and the things you should consider with the data you hold in Microsoft 365. Are you comfortable sharing how your data to get a better measure of your productivity? Full show notes at https://greyhatbeard.buzzsprout.com/1455661/6624931-show-23-part-2-privacy-to-be-or-not-to-be We are back to just...

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Show 22   Part 2 – YouTube
Nov17

Show 22 Part 2 – YouTube

Show 22 Part 2 The Joy of Migration is this week’s topic as we are joined by Paul Bullock who is a member of the PnP Core Team and heavily involved in the SharePoint Modernisation project so we chat about how to go about Microsoft 365 migrations and some of the pain we’ve faced along the way. We covered: – How to prepare for a migration – How to plan for a migration – How to run a migration – How to...

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Show 22   Part 1 – YouTube
Nov17

Show 22 Part 1 – YouTube

Show 22 Part 1 The Joy of Migration is this week’s topic as we are joined by Paul Bullock who is a member of the PnP Core Team and heavily involved in the SharePoint Modernisation project so we chat about how to go about Microsoft 365 migrations and some of the pain we’ve faced along the way. Part 1 covers the latest news including the newly announced Dataverse (watch out for Al’s Spiderman impressions), new apps for...

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Show 21   Part 2 – YouTube
Nov02

Show 21 Part 2 – YouTube

Show 21 Part 2 Telling Stories – more than just a great album by the Charlatans, it is a way to share the benefits of tools like those in the Power Platform. This week we are joined by Clarissa Gillingham as she shares her experience of forming great stories and some great tips for creating your own. If you would like to appear on the show, please drop us a line using the form at https://www.greyhatbeard.com/upcoming-shows. We’d...

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Show 21   Part 1 – YouTube
Nov02

Show 21 Part 1 – YouTube

Show 21 Part 1 Telling Stories – more than just a great album by the Charlatans, it is a way to share the benefits of tools like those in the Power Platform. This week we are joined by Clarissa Gillingham as she shares her experience of forming great stories and some great tips for creating your own. First though, the news as we cover the latest Teams usage numbers, updates to Power Apps and more. Full show notes at...

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Show 21 – Part 1: News and front of mind

Telling Stories – more than just a great album by the Charlatans, it is a way to share the benefits of tools like those in the Power Platform. This week we are joined by Clarissa Gillingham as she shares her experience of forming great stories and some great tips for creating your own. First though, the news as we cover the latest Teams usage numbers, updates to Power Apps and more. News

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Show 21 – Part 2: Telling Stories

Telling Stories – more than just a great album by the Charlatans, it is a way to share the benefits of tools like those in the Power Platform. This week we are joined by Clarissa Gillingham as she shares her experience of forming great stories and some great tips for creating your own. If you would like to appear on the show, please drop us a line using the form at

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Searching from SharePoint with Microsoft Search – YouTube
Oct29

Searching from SharePoint with Microsoft Search – YouTube

Searching from SharePoint with Microsoft Search This GreyHatBeard Bitesize video shares some examples of how the Microsoft Search experience is shown from within SharePoint, both in a team site and in a Hub Site too. This GreyHatBeard Bitesize video shares some examples of how the Microsoft Search experience is shown from within SharePoint, both in a team site and in a Hub Site too. source

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Searching from the Office Portal – YouTube
Oct25

Searching from the Office Portal – YouTube

Searching from the Office Portal Learn about how to search for content across Microsoft 365 from the Office.com portal using Microsoft Search Learn about how to search for content across Microsoft 365 from the Office.com portal using Microsoft Search source

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Intro to Microsoft Search – YouTube
Oct25

Intro to Microsoft Search – YouTube

Intro to Microsoft Search In the first of our Bitesize videos from GreyHatBeard, Kevin the Grey introduces Microsoft Search, what it is and how it works. In the first of our Bitesize videos from GreyHatBeard, Kevin the Grey introduces Microsoft Search, what it is and how it works. source

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