Show 65 – Part 2: Making life easier with SharePoint Syntex

Newly minted MVP Leon Armston joins us to chat about all things SharePoint Syntex, covering what it is, what you need to use it and some real life scenarios that Leon has used.Leon's Blog SharePoint Syntex | Microsoft 365 Automate document generation with SharePoint Syntex and Power Automate (preview) – SharePoint Syntex | Microsoft Docs  Licensing for SharePoint Syntex – SharePoint Syntex | Microsoft Docs SharePoint...

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Show 65 – part 1: Teams Room licensing, Adoption Score and B2B Power Apps

This week we are joined by Leon Armston, newly minted Microsoft 365 Apps and Services MVP, who shares his thoughts on the latest news. Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro and Microsoft Teams Rooms Basic, everything you need to know. – Tom TalksDriving adoption of Microsoft Viva at Microsoft – Microsoft Tech CommunityIntroducing Adoption Score – helping customers get the most out of Microsoft 365 – Microsoft Tech...

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Show 65 – Latest news and SharePoint Syntex with Leon Armston – YouTube
Sep05

Show 65 – Latest news and SharePoint Syntex with Leon Armston – YouTube

Show 65 – Latest news and SharePoint Syntex with Leon Armston This week we are doing our first live stream! We combined parts 1 and 2 and were joined by Leon Armston to talk all things Syntex. Full shownotes at https://www.greyhatbeard.com News: • Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro and Microsoft Teams Rooms Basic, everything you need to know. – Tom Talks • Driving adoption of Microsoft Viva at Microsoft – Microsoft Tech...

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Show 64 – Part 2: What is productivity and how can it be increased?

Part 2 of our recording with Gavin Jones as we dig into productivity Modern Workplace Accelerator | MeeTime ServicesGavin 🤓 Jones | LinkedInMeeTime (@meetimeapps) / Twitter Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash Continue Reading Gavin Jones’s Article on their blog https://www.buzzsprout.com/1455661/11263818-show-64-part-2-what-is-productivity-and-how-can-it-be-increased.mp3 Blog Syndicated with Gavin Jones’s...

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Show 64 – Part 1: OneDrive is 15, Power Platform CLI and some Viva Connections tools

This week, Gavin Jones joins Al and Garry to cover the latest news and views from across the Microsoft 365 space. Continue Reading Gavin Jones’s Article on their blog https://www.buzzsprout.com/1455661/11261539-show-64-part-1-onedrive-is-15-power-platform-cli-and-some-viva-connections-tools.mp3 Blog Syndicated with Gavin Jones’s...

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Show 62: The Big Microsoft Inspire Round-up – YouTube
Jul25

Show 62: The Big Microsoft Inspire Round-up – YouTube

Show 62: The Big Microsoft Inspire Round-up Last week was Microsoft Inspire, the main conference for Microsoft Partners, and so we are covering the announcements that were made. The exciting news is that there were new products, new APIs, new release dates and no new renames! Viva Engage Announcing Microsoft Viva Engage Hybrid and remote work have made it difficult for people to feel connected to one another and to the mission of...

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Show 62: The Big Microsoft Inspire Round-up

Last week was Microsoft Inspire, the main conference for Microsoft Partners, and so we are covering the announcements that were made. The exciting news is that there were new products, new APIs, new release dates and no new renames!Viva Engagehttps://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-viva-blog/announcing-microsoft-viva-engage/ba-p/3571382 Viva Learning APIUse the employee learning API to integrate with Viva Learning –...

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Show 34 – Part 2: The future of collaboration – YouTube
Jul18

Show 34 – Part 2: The future of collaboration – YouTube

Show 34 – Part 2: The future of collaboration How old are you? Do you remember when the future of collaboration was SharePoint? Maybe you remember when it was web 2.0? Maybe you even remember back to when the internet or email was the future! This week, Hans Brender joins us to talk about the future of collaboration and we go a bit loopy talking about how Microsoft Loop will change the way we work, hopefully without us even...

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Show 34 – Part 2: The future of collaboration

How old are you? Do you remember when the future of collaboration was SharePoint? Maybe you remember when it was web 2.0? Maybe you even remember back to when the internet or email was the future! This week, Hans Brender joins us to talk about the future of collaboration and we go a bit loopy talking about how Microsoft Loop will change the way we work, hopefully without us even realising it.Microsoft LoopMicrosoft Loop User GroupHans...

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Show 61 – Part 2: The future of collaboration

How old are you? Do you remember when the future of collaboration was SharePoint? Maybe you remember when it was web 2.0? Maybe you even remember back to when the internet or email was the future! This week, Hans Brender joins us to talk about the future of collaboration and we go a bit loopy talking about how Microsoft Loop will change the way we work, hopefully without us even realising it.Microsoft LoopMicrosoft Loop User GroupHans...

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Show 61 – Part 1: A new Viva pillar, beautiful Power Apps, some CLI news and Microsoft Search AMA – YouTube
Jul13

Show 61 – Part 1: A new Viva pillar, beautiful Power Apps, some CLI news and Microsoft Search AMA – YouTube

Show 61 – Part 1: A new Viva pillar, beautiful Power Apps, some CLI news and Microsoft Search AMA Hans Brender joins us to talk about the latest news just ahead of Microsoft Inspire. We cover: Viva Sales and how it changes the outlook for Viva (pun slightly intended) How to make beautiful Power Apps, inspired by the awesome Kristine Kolodziejski Why you should upgrade your SharePoint Framework solutions with CLI for Microsoft...

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Show 61 – Part 1: A new Viva pillar, beautiful Power Apps, some CLI news and Microsoft Search AMA

Hans Brender joins us to talk about the latest news just ahead of Microsoft Inspire. We cover: Viva Sales and how it changes the outlook for Viva (pun slightly intended)How to make beautiful Power Apps, inspired by the awesome Kristine KolodziejskiWhy you should upgrade your SharePoint Framework solutions with CLI for Microsoft 365Thinking about questions to ask at the upcoming Microsoft Search AMA  Microsoft's Viva Sales: A new...

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Show 60 – Power Platform CoE and what more you should think of – YouTube
Jun27

Show 60 – Power Platform CoE and what more you should think of – YouTube

Show 60 – Power Platform CoE and what more you should think of We are joined by Aaron Rendell, Head of Technology for CPS, to talk about Power Platform Centre of Excellence and how the CoE Starter Kit is what is says – a starter. We chat about the different processes and plans you that you should have in place to make your Power Platform usage the best it can be and to truly enable your citizen developers the right way. We...

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Show 60 – Power Platform CoE and what more you should think of

We are joined by Aaron Rendell, Head of Technology for CPS, to talk about Power Platform Centre of Excellence and how the CoE Starter Kit is what is says – a starter. We chat about the different processes and plans you that you should have in place to make your Power Platform usage the best it can be and to truly enable your citizen developers the right way.Microsoft Power Platform | Power Platform COE Establishing a Power...

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Show 59 – Your fantasy Microsoft dinner party – live from Scottish Summit – YouTube
Jun27

Show 59 – Your fantasy Microsoft dinner party – live from Scottish Summit – YouTube

Show 59 – Your fantasy Microsoft dinner party – live from Scottish Summit Another episode, another something a little different. Following on from our show at the South Coast Summit last year, we decided to keep a similar format but with much better sound this time. We are joined by a host of great community members to talk about what their fantasy dinner party would be with three rules – there has to be one person...

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Show 59 – Your fantasy Microsoft dinner party – live from Scottish Summit

Another episode, another something a little different. Following on from our show at the South Coast Summit last year, we decided to keep a similar format but with much better sound this time. We are joined by a host of great community members to talk about what their fantasy dinner party would be with three rules – there has to be one person from the community, one from Microsoft and one other (living or dead). Naturally, the...

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Show 58 – Happy Hour Etiquette at Scottish Summit – YouTube
Jun27

Show 58 – Happy Hour Etiquette at Scottish Summit – YouTube

Show 58 – Happy Hour Etiquette at Scottish Summit A slightly different show as we recorded our Happy Hour Etiquette session at the Scottish Summit. Al, Kevin and Luise were joined by Marijn Somers and Sara Fennah to share thoughts and tips on etiquette in Microsoft 365. A slightly different show as we recorded our Happy Hour Etiquette session at the Scottish Summit. Al, Kevin and Luise were joined by Marijn Somers and Sara...

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Show 58 – Happy Hour Etiquette at Scottish Summit

A slightly different show as we recorded our Happy Hour Etiquette session at the Scottish Summit. Al, Kevin and Luise were joined by Marijn Somers and Sara Fennah to share thoughts and tips on etiquette in Microsoft 365.The sound wasn't the best so we hope that it came across ok for you all. Let us know if you'd like more live recordings like this. Continue Reading Marijn and Sara’s Article on their blog...

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Show 57  – Processes in Microsoft Teams – YouTube
May30

Show 57 – Processes in Microsoft Teams – YouTube

Show 57 – Processes in Microsoft Teams We are joined by Tomasz Poszytek to talk about all things processes in Teams. You may think that it is just about approvals but there is so much more that you can do to make your business processes more automated. We also talk about how you can plan your automations too. We are joined by Tomasz Poszytek to talk about all things processes in Teams. You may think that it is just about...

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Show 57 – Processes in Microsoft Teams

We are joined by Tomasz Poszytek to talk about all things processes in Teams. You may think that it is just about approvals but there is so much more that you can do to make your business processes more automated. We also talk about how you can plan your automations too.Useful links:Adaptive CardsOverview of Universal Actions for Adaptive Cards – Teams | Microsoft DocsPower Automate – Process advisor – Power Platform...

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Show 56 – Part 2: Infrastructure as code in Microsoft 365 – YouTube
May28

Show 56 – Part 2: Infrastructure as code in Microsoft 365 – YouTube

Show 56 – Part 2: Infrastructure as code in Microsoft 365 Do you know what Infrastructure as Code is? If you do, have you thought about it with Microsoft 365? We are joined by Luke Evans to talk about what Infrastructure as Code is, why it’s important and how you can do it in the world if Microsoft 365. Some useful links (that slightly give away what we will talk about!): M365 DSC Claus Jespersen –...

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Show 56 – Part 2: Infrastructure as code in Microsoft 365

Do you know what Infrastructure as Code is? If you do, have you thought about it with Microsoft 365? We are joined by Luke Evans to talk about what Infrastructure as Code is, why it's important and how you can do it in the world if Microsoft 365.Some useful links (that slightly give away what we will talk about!): M365 DSC Claus Jespersen – clajes/ConditionalAccess: Repository holding various Notes from the Field with many...

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Show 56 – Part 1: Scoring with Viva Goals, Group Ownership Policies with Luke Evans and more – YouTube
May17

Show 56 – Part 1: Scoring with Viva Goals, Group Ownership Policies with Luke Evans and more – YouTube

Show 56 – Part 1: Scoring with Viva Goals, Group Ownership Policies with Luke Evans and more This week we are joined by independent Microsoft 365 consultant Luke Evans (Twitter, LinkedIn) to talk about the latest news including a nicely timed announcement of Viva Goals (Microsoft’s release of Ally.IO), how to organise your Teams with no owners, some amazing new accessibility tools announced at the accessibility summit and...

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Show 56 – Part 1: Scoring with Viva Goals, Group Ownership Policies with Luke Evans and more

This week we are joined by independent Microsoft 365 consultant Luke Evans (Twitter, LinkedIn) to talk about the latest news including a nicely timed announcement of Viva Goals (Microsoft's release of Ally.IO), how to organise your Teams with no owners, some amazing new accessibility tools announced at the accessibility summit and the latest SharePoint updates.Microsoft Viva Goals brings purpose and alignment to the employee...

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Show 55 – a walk and talk with Peter Rising – YouTube
May11

Show 55 – a walk and talk with Peter Rising – YouTube

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Show 55 – a walk and talk with Pete Rising

We went a little different with this show as Kevin and Peter Rising were on an offsite together and so recorded a chat during lunch on their thoughts on what was top of mind. Hybrid meetings, measuring well-being with Viva and exciting news on a new Microsoft 365 book were all covered. Continue Reading Kevin McDonnell’s Article on their blog https://www.buzzsprout.com/1455661/10532039-show-55-a-walk-and-talk-with-pete-rising.mp3...

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Show 54 – Part 2: The Future of Work – YouTube
Apr11

Show 54 – Part 2: The Future of Work – YouTube

Show 54 – Part 2: The Future of Work What will the future of work be? Rather than just guessing, Zoe Wilson talks to us about the the future of work, especially within the UK Public Sector. We chat about what it means to offices, how people do work and what the feelings of people are to modern work. What will the future of work be? Rather than just guessing, Zoe Wilson talks to us about the the future of work, especially within...

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Show 54 – Part 2: The Future of Work

What will the future of work be? Rather than just guessing, Zoe Wilson talks to us about the report created by Agilisys around the future of work within the UK Public Sector. We chat about what it means to offices, how people do work and what the feelings of people are to modern work.The 2022 Work Trend Index Report – Making hybrid work work (microsoft.com)Worklab – WorkLab: Vital facts about the future of work....

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Show 54 – Part 1: Search in Teams, Power Platform APIs and the new world of time management – YouTube
Apr06

Show 54 – Part 1: Search in Teams, Power Platform APIs and the new world of time management – YouTube

Show 54 – Part 1: Search in Teams, Power Platform APIs and the new world of time management This week we are joined by Zoe Wilson,Director of Innovation and Customer Success at Agilisys, to talk about the latest news including some new updates to Teams with better search, the power of a Power Platform API (with documentation!), securing the metaverse and some great ideas from top authors around protecting your time. This week we...

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Show 54 – Part 1: Search in Teams, Power Platform APIs and the new world of time management

This week we are joined by Zoe Wilson,Director of Innovation and Customer Success at Agilisys, to talk about the latest news including some new updates to Teams with better search, the power of a Power Platform API (with documentation!), securing the metaverse and some great ideas from top authors around protecting your time.  Nominate your favourite podcast at Tech Community Awards (commsverse.com) What’s New in Microsoft Teams |...

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Show 53 – Part 2: The journey of Yo Teams – YouTube
Mar28

Show 53 – Part 2: The journey of Yo Teams – YouTube

Show 53 – Part 2: The journey of Yo Teams This week we are joined by the fascinating Wictor Wilen who talks about the journey that he has taken with the open source project Yo Teams. We talked about why he created the project, how it has grown, how the community has helped make it what it is and what’s next for Yo Teams (plus Kevin asks the stupid question about how many Teams Apps he has created but just pretend that...

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Show 53 – Part 2: The journey of Yo Teams

This week we are joined by the fascinating Wictor Wilen who talks about the journey that he has taken with the open source project Yo Teams. We talked about why he created the project, how it has grown, how the community has helped make it what it is and what's next for Yo Teams (plus Kevin asks the stupid question about how many Teams Apps he has created but just pretend that didn't happen). Whether you are a dev or not,...

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Show 53 – Part 1: What not to do with Power Automate and happy birthday Teams – YouTube
Mar22

Show 53 – Part 1: What not to do with Power Automate and happy birthday Teams – YouTube

Show 53 – Part 1: What not to do with Power Automate and happy birthday Teams This could be the most important podcast that you listen to all year! If you have flows in Power Automate running with Service Accounts then listen to this show as soon as you can. We are joined by Wictor Wilen to talk about a few of the big news stories in the last couple of weeks including the importance of understanding your licensing in Power...

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Show 53 – Part 1: What not to do with Power Automate and happy birthday Teams

This could be the most important podcast that you listen to all year! If you have flows in Power Automate running with Service Accounts then listen to this show as soon as you can. We are joined by Wictor Wilen to talk about a few of the big news stories in the last couple of weeks including the importance of understanding your licensing in Power Automate with service accounts. We also had calmer chats on the latest Teams...

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Show 52 – Part 2: Power Platform Adoption and Governance – YouTube
Mar15

Show 52 – Part 2: Power Platform Adoption and Governance – YouTube

Show 52 – Part 2: Power Platform Adoption and Governance If you turn on Power Platform, everyone just uses it, right? Michael Roth joins us to point out why this isn’t true and what you should be considering to do about it. How do you get people engaged? How do you ensure that appropriate governance is in place? How do you get the balance between the two? We chatted about all that and more. If you turn on Power Platform,...

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Show 52 – Part 2: Power Platform Adoption and Governance

If you turn on Power Platform, everyone just uses it, right? Michael Roth joins us to point out why this isn't true and what you should be considering to do about it. How do you get people engaged? How do you ensure that appropriate governance is in place? How do you get the balance between the two? We chatted about all that and more.Pre-Requisite Questions for Power PlatformMicrosoft Power Platform Center of Excellence Kit...

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Show 51 – Part 2: Learning, Training and Certification for the Microsoft Cloud – YouTube
Mar08

Show 51 – Part 2: Learning, Training and Certification for the Microsoft Cloud – YouTube

Show 51 – Part 2: Learning, Training and Certification for the Microsoft Cloud Exams – the bane of adolescent life but also something that stick around if you’re in the Microsoft world. Are they worth it? Do they have to be that painful? This week we are joined by the queen of certifications, Sara Fennah, to talk about all things Microsoft Certification and how you can make the most of them Exams – the bane of...

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Show 52 – Part 1: Priva goes GA, some M365 tenant switching and a few roadmap updates – YouTube
Mar07

Show 52 – Part 1: Priva goes GA, some M365 tenant switching and a few roadmap updates – YouTube

Show 52 – Part 1: Priva goes GA, some M365 tenant switching and a few roadmap updates This week, we are joined my Michael Roth who helps us cover the new privacy tool from Microsoft, switching tenants and accounts in Microsoft 365 from within the web apps, a bundle of SharePoint updates and even more Teams updates. There was some “it’s not a feature, it’s a bug” as well as a sneaky “it...

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Show 52 – Part 1: Priva goes GA, some M365 tenant switching and a few roadmap updates

This week, we are joined my Michael Roth who helps us cover the new privacy tool from Microsoft, switching tenants and accounts in Microsoft 365 from within the web apps, a bundle of SharePoint updates and even more Teams updates. There was some "it's not a feature, it's a bug" as well as a sneaky "it depends" that got in there too and certainly some hot takes on what Microsoft is delivering. Find and...

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Show 51 – Part 2: Learning, Training and Certification for the Microsoft Cloud

Exams – the bane of adolescent life but also something that stick around if you're in the Microsoft world. Are they worth it? Do they have to be that painful? This week we are joined by the queen of certifications, Sara Fennah, to talk about all things Microsoft Certification and how you can make the most of themSara Fennah's Blog – Hints, Tips and Random Thoughts from an MCT (m365train.co.uk)The Teams Queen Blog – A...

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Show 51 – Part 1: measuring footprints, architecting power platform, channel sharing & adopting Viva – YouTube
Feb21

Show 51 – Part 1: measuring footprints, architecting power platform, channel sharing & adopting Viva – YouTube

Show 51 – Part 1: measuring footprints, architecting power platform, channel sharing & adopting Viva This week we are joined by the greatest trainer of them all, Sara Fennah, who helps us cover the biggest news of the week. The four of us joined to talk about Microsoft’s new sustainability dashboard in Power BI, the North Star Architecture guidance for industries around Power Platform, the joy/hope that Shared Channels...

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Show 51 – Part 1: measuring your footprint, architecting power platform, sharing channels and adopting Viva

This week we are joined by the greatest trainer of them all, Sara Fennah, who helps us cover the biggest news of the week. The four of us joined to talk about Microsoft's new sustainability dashboard in Power BI, the North Star Architecture guidance for industries around Power Platform, the joy/hope that Shared Channels in Microsoft Teams should bring and the awesome resources on the Microsoft Adoption site for Microsoft Viva....

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Show 50 – Our princess joins and we chat HoloLens, Viva, Power Platform and MS certificates – YouTube
Feb08

Show 50 – Our princess joins and we chat HoloLens, Viva, Power Platform and MS certificates – YouTube

Show 50 – Our princess joins and we chat HoloLens, Viva, Power Platform and MS certificates We have some exciting news as we have a new co-host! The amazing princess of Microsoft 365 – Luise Freese! Luise will join as a regular host on the shows, adding her experience and sparkle to the conversation. To kick off this week, we talked about four of the biggest news stories with the possible demise of HoloLens, celebrating a...

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Show 50 – Our princess joins and we chat HoloLens, Viva, Power Platform and MS certificates

We have some exciting news as we have a new co-host! The amazing princess of Microsoft 365 – Luise Freese! Luise will join as a regular host on the shows, adding her experience and sparkle to the conversation. To kick off this week, we talked about four of the biggest news stories with the possible demise of HoloLens, celebrating a year of Microsoft Viva, easier Application Lifecycle Management for the Power Platform and a new...

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Show 49 – Part 2: Women In Tech – crossover with Microsoft Spotlight Podcast

Very excited to share this episode with you as we have our first podcast crossover! Kevin and Garry are joined by Andrew Moran, Jon Jarvis and Sophie Dimelow from the Microsoft Spotlight podcast to talk about Women In Tech. The chat covered a very broad range of areas including why we were talking about it, unconscious bias and what we as a collective can do to help.Do check out the Microsoft Spotlight podcast too at Microsoft...

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Show 49 – Part 2: Women In Tech – crossover with Microsoft Spotlight Podcast – YouTube
Jan28

Show 49 – Part 2: Women In Tech – crossover with Microsoft Spotlight Podcast – YouTube

Show 49 – Part 2: Women In Tech – crossover with Microsoft Spotlight Podcast Very excited to share this episode with you as we have our first podcast crossover! Kevin and Garry are joined by Andrew Moran, Jon Jarvis and Sophie Dimelow from the Microsoft Spotlight podcast to talk about Women In Tech. The chat covered a very broad range of areas including why we were talking about it, unconscious bias and what we as a...

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Show 49 – Part 1: Syntex content assembly, Microsoft 365 DSC and some meeting free days – YouTube
Jan27

Show 49 – Part 1: Syntex content assembly, Microsoft 365 DSC and some meeting free days – YouTube

Show 49 – Part 1: Syntex content assembly, Microsoft 365 DSC and some meeting free days We’re back! Kevin, Al and Garry return from their break over Christmas and New Year and pick a story each to cover before sharing the latest events. If you would like to appear on the show, we now have a Sessionize link and would love to hear from you over at https://sessionize.com/greyhatbeard/. We’re back! Kevin, Al and Garry...

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Show 49 – Part 1: Syntex content assembly, Microsoft 365 DSC and some meeting free days

We're back! Kevin, Al and Garry return from their break over Christmas and New Year and pick a story each to cover before sharing the latest events.If you would like to appear on the show, we now have a Sessionize link and would love to hear from you over at https://sessionize.com/greyhatbeard/. Syntex content assembly and the content lifecycle – Microsoft Tech CommunityJanuary 2022 – Syntex Licensing Updates and New Year...

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Show 48   part 2 – YouTube
Dec24

Show 48 part 2 – YouTube

Show 48 part 2 Happy Christmas one and all and happy holidays for anyone celebrating even more! This episode, Kevin, Al and Garry are joined by some pillars of the Microsoft 365 community who share their Christmas wishes. Big thank you to Carmen Ysewijn, Karoliina Kettukari, Kat Grennan, Luke Evans, Marijn Somers, Mark Vale, Michael Roth, Paul Bullock, Pete Rising, Randy Chapman, Simon Doy, Steve Goodman, Tom Morgan, Yannick Reekmans...

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Show 48 – Part 2: All I want for Christmas is…

Happy Christmas one and all and happy holidays for anyone celebrating even more! This episode, Kevin, Al and Garry are joined by some pillars of the Microsoft 365 community who share their Christmas wishes. Big thank you to Carmen Ysewijn, Karoliina Kettukari, Kat Grennan, Luke Evans, Marijn Somers, Mark Vale, Michael Roth, Paul Bullock, Pete Rising, Randy Chapman, Simon Doy, Steve Goodman, Tom Morgan, Yannick Reekmans and a random...

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