Show 47 – Part 1: Latest news including what is Flowspace, more on Lists and .Net 6 – YouTube
Nov30

Show 47 – Part 1: Latest news including what is Flowspace, more on Lists and .Net 6 – YouTube

Show 47 – Part 1: Latest news including what is Flowspace, more on Lists and .Net 6 With Thanksgiving in the US last week, there weren’t too many updates coming out from Microsoft so we dig a little deeper to bring you some interesting updates. Find out what Flowspace is and whether Microsoft is moving into the office furniture space. Learn whether Microsoft will be fighting more anti-trust suits. See whether 20 year old...

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Show 47 – Part 1: Latest news including what is Flowspace, more on Lists and .Net 6

With Thanksgiving in the US last week, there weren't too many updates coming out from Microsoft so we dig a little deeper to bring you some interesting updates. Find out what Flowspace is and whether Microsoft is moving into the office furniture space. Learn whether Microsoft will be fighting more anti-trust suits. See whether 20 year old university projects still work. Micrsoft Lists –  Building fast, offline-capable...

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Show 46 – Part 2: Planning with Azure DevOps – YouTube
Nov23

Show 46 – Part 2: Planning with Azure DevOps – YouTube

Show 46 – Part 2: Planning with Azure DevOps This week we cover the often missed functionality of Azure DevOps to help you manage work better. Whether it’s product management or running a migration, you can use DevOps boards to track your waterfall, scrum and even wagile projects! Garry, Al and Kevin talk through the different things to consider and why it is worth finding out more. This week we cover the often missed...

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Show 46 – Part 2: Planning with Azure DevOps

This week we cover the often missed functionality of Azure DevOps to help you manage work better. Whether it's product management or running a migration, you can use DevOps boards to track your waterfall, scrum and even wagile projects! Garry, Al and Kevin talk through the different things to consider and why it is worth finding out more.Intro of DevOps Dojo – Azure DevOps Blog (microsoft.com) Best practices for Agile...

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Show 46 – Part 1: Latest news on new Surface device, a possible Planner replacement & some defenders – YouTube
Nov16

Show 46 – Part 1: Latest news on new Surface device, a possible Planner replacement & some defenders – YouTube

Show 46 – Part 1: Latest news on new Surface device, a possible Planner replacement & some defenders Al, Garry and Kevin catch up on some of the topics they didn’t cover before on Ignite around Lists and Security & Compliance, then also look into what the Surface Laptop SE is. Al, Garry and Kevin catch up on some of the topics they didn’t cover before on Ignite around Lists and Security & Compliance, then...

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Show 46 – Part 1: Latest news on new Surface device, a possible Planner replacement and some defenders

Al, Garry and Kevin catch up on some of the topics they didn't cover before on Ignite around Lists and Security & Compliance, then also look into what the Surface Laptop SE is. Introducing Microsoft Defender for Cloud AppsMicrosoft Reimagine – Imagining a new era of education | Microsoft EDUMicrosoft introduces Windows 11 SE, new $250 Surface Laptop SE for education market | ZDNetMicrosoft to add new education-focused...

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Show 45 – Part 1: The big news from Ignite – Microsoft 365, Teams and Dynamics – YouTube
Nov05

Show 45 – Part 1: The big news from Ignite – Microsoft 365, Teams and Dynamics – YouTube

Show 45 – Part 1: The big news from Ignite – Microsoft 365, Teams and Dynamics Kevin, Al and Garry cover their thoughts on Ignite 2021 (Autumn Edition) and pick the news that caught their attention most including Loop, Context IQ, Mesh for Teams, Connected Spaces for Dynamics 365 and more. We continue to the chat in part 2. Kevin, Al and Garry cover their thoughts on Ignite 2021 (Autumn Edition) and pick the news that...

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Show 45 – Part 2: The big news from Ignite – Power Apps, Viva, Container Apps and some surprises – YouTube
Nov05

Show 45 – Part 2: The big news from Ignite – Power Apps, Viva, Container Apps and some surprises – YouTube

Show 45 – Part 2: The big news from Ignite – Power Apps, Viva, Container Apps and some surprises The Ignite summary continues (check out Part 1 for the start) as Kevin, Al and Garry cover their thoughts on Ignite 2021 (Autumn Edition) and pick the news that caught their attention most including Power Apps licensing (good news for a change), Viva licensing (more good news!), Container Apps and a few returning surprises...

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Show 45 – Part 1: The big news from Ignite – Microsoft 365, Teams and Dynamics

Kevin, Al and Garry cover their thoughts on Ignite 2021 (Autumn Edition) and pick the news that caught their attention most including Loop, Context IQ, Mesh for Teams, Connected Spaces for Dynamics 365 and more. We continue to the chat in part 2.  Book of News – https://news.microsoft.com/ignite-november-2021-book-of-news/Some of the links below are repeated but they are duplicated for anyone who wants to click into a specific...

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Show 45 – Part 2: The big news from Ignite – Power Apps, Viva, Container Apps and some surprises

The Ignite summary continues (check out Part 1 for the start) as Kevin, Al and Garry cover their thoughts on Ignite 2021 (Autumn Edition) and pick the news that caught their attention most including Power Apps licensing (good news for a change), Viva licensing (more good news!), Container Apps and a few returning surprises (possibly less good news).Book of News – https://news.microsoft.com/ignite-november-2021-book-of-news/...

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Show 44 – Live from South Coast Summit 2021 – YouTube
Oct17

Show 44 – Live from South Coast Summit 2021 – YouTube

Show 44 – Live from South Coast Summit 2021 A slightly different show today as Al and Kevin came live from above the South Coast Summit expo floor to record with a few guests. The sound isn’t the greatest this time but the content is fantastic as we had Alison Mulligan, Luke Evans, Zoe Wilson and Mark Christie sharing with us what their dream conference would be. Find out who wants Satya Nadella speaking, who likes to get...

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Show 44 – Live from South Coast Summit 2021

A slightly different show today as Al and Kevin came live from above the South Coast Summit expo floor to record with a few guests. The sound isn't the greatest this time but the content is fantastic as we had Alison Mulligan, Luke Evans, Zoe Wilson and Mark Christie sharing with us what their dream conference would be. Find out who wants Satya Nadella speaking, who likes to get hands on with hardware and who would love it to be...

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Show 43 – Part 2: Our picks for South Coast Summit

For this show, we decided to heavily borrow from Office365Distilled's show about Commsverse and share the sessions that we are excited to watch at the South Coast Summit. Al and Kevin picked a few of the talks that caught our interest or that we know how amazing the people can be.Burnout Begone as a Service – Dona Sarkar (13:00) – Accessibility and inclusion track Hello from the other side – how makers and...

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Show 43 – Part 2: Our picks for South Coast Summit – YouTube
Oct08

Show 43 – Part 2: Our picks for South Coast Summit – YouTube

Show 43 – Part 2: Our picks for South Coast Summit For this show, we decided to heavily borrow from Office365Distilled’s show about Commsverse and share the sessions that we are excited to watch at the South Coast Summit. Al and Kevin picked a few of the talks that caught our interest or that we know how amazing the people can be. For this show, we decided to heavily borrow from Office365Distilled’s show about...

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Show 43 – Part 1: Surfaces, SharePoints and Skypes – YouTube
Oct04

Show 43 – Part 1: Surfaces, SharePoints and Skypes – YouTube

Show 43 – Part 1: Surfaces, SharePoints and Skypes Al and Kevin cover the latest news including a chat about the new Surface devices, some SharePoint updates, Viva Learning GA date and the amazing fact that Skype isn’t dead yet. Al and Kevin cover the latest news including a chat about the new Surface devices, some SharePoint updates, Viva Learning GA date and the amazing fact that Skype isn’t dead yet....

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Show 43 – Part 1: Surfaces, SharePoints and Skypes

Al and Kevin cover the latest news including a chat about the new Surface devices, some SharePoint updates, Viva Learning GA date and the amazing fact that Skype isn't dead yet.Sign up for newsletter now available at Worklab Microsoft’s fall Surface event: the 7 biggest announcements – The Verge Microsoft Whiteboard receives Surface Slim Pen 2 support, new features, and a UI overhaul | Windows Central SharePoint Roadmap...

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Show 42 – part 2: Employee Experience with Viva – YouTube
Sep27

Show 42 – part 2: Employee Experience with Viva – YouTube

Show 42 – part 2: Employee Experience with Viva Does Employee Experience matter? Yes and we are joined by Karoliina Kettukari of Meltlake to help explain to you why, how employees can make the most of Microsoft Viva to help their experience and what organisations should consider when it comes to adoption and change in the world of employee experience, especially for frontline workers. Does Employee Experience matter? Yes and we...

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Show 42 – part 2: Employee Experience with Viva

Does Employee Experience matter? Yes and we are joined by Karoliina Kettukari of Meltlake to help explain to you why, how employees can make the most of Microsoft Viva to help their experience and what organisations should consider when it comes to adoption and change in the world of employee experience, especially for frontline workers.As we often do, we would highly recommend checking out the Microsoft Worklab site for more on the...

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Show 42 – Part 1: a deluge of news – YouTube
Sep20

Show 42 – Part 1: a deluge of news – YouTube

Show 42 – Part 1: a deluge of news Garry and Kevin sat down to run through the latest news as Viva Connections Public Preview went out, more attempts to explain Yammer and Teams and the excitement of collaborating on flows in Power Automate lands. All while Kevin tried not to burst with the excitement of meeting real people at Commsverse. Garry and Kevin sat down to run through the latest news as Viva Connections Public Preview...

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Show 42 – Part 1: a deluge of news

Garry and Kevin sat down to run through the latest news as Viva Connections Public Preview went out, more attempts to explain Yammer and Teams and the excitement of collaborating on flows in Power Automate lands. All while Kevin tried not to burst with the excitement of meeting real people at Commsverse.Viva Connections Public Preview – Microsoft Tech Community 73%: The Hybrid Work Paradox The effects of remote work on...

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Show 41 – part 2: Front of Mind – YouTube
Sep13

Show 41 – part 2: Front of Mind – YouTube

Show 41 – part 2: Front of Mind This week, we decided to just have a chat about what was making us think at the moment and what we thought would be coming up over the next six months. This week, we decided to just have a chat about what was making us think at the moment and what we thought would be coming up over the next six months. source

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Show 41 – part 2: Front of Mind

This week, we decided to just have a chat about what was making us think at the moment and what we thought would be coming up over the next six months.Al caught us by surprise by talking about sustainability and opened our eyes to things that we can do in the digital space.Garry is getting deeper and deeper into the world of Dev Ops, not just the tools but the processes as well.Kevin keeps up his excitement about all things Employee...

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Show 41 – Part 1: Github codespaces, Teams scenes and getting back into the swing of things – YouTube
Sep07

Show 41 – Part 1: Github codespaces, Teams scenes and getting back into the swing of things – YouTube

Show 41 – Part 1: Github codespaces, Teams scenes and getting back into the swing of things Kevin, Al and Garry are back together for the first time in a while and so we tried to find the finest news around to share with you. Unfortunately, Kevin does decide to show his muppets off. Kevin, Al and Garry are back together for the first time in a while and so we tried to find the finest news around to share with you. Unfortunately,...

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Show 41 – Part 1: Github codespaces, Teams scenes and getting back into the swing of things

Kevin, Al and Garry are back together for the first time in a while and so we tried to find the finest news around to share with you. Unfortunately, Kevin does decide to show his muppets off.Github codespacesGithub.devAbout billing for Codespaces – GitHub Docs Daily briefing and MyAnalytics branding updates to reflect Microsoft Viva – Microsoft Tech Community   Together Mode: These #MicrosoftTeams custom scenes for...

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Show 40 – Part 2: Commsverse and Teams Devices – YouTube
Aug16

Show 40 – Part 2: Commsverse and Teams Devices – YouTube

Show 40 – Part 2: Commsverse and Teams Devices With the first big Microsoft related conference in the UK scheduled for September, we invited two of the Commsverse organisers to chat to use about what you can expect from Commsverse and also how Teams Devices can improve the ways that you can use Teams. Mark talked about all the different things that will be at the event itself (that you can join in person or virtually) and Randy...

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Show 40 – Part 2: Commsverse and Teams Devices

With the first big Microsoft related conference in the UK scheduled for September, we invited two of the Commsverse organisers to chat to use about what you can expect from Commsverse and also how Teams Devices can improve the ways that you can use Teams. Mark talked about all the different things that will be at the event itself (that you can join in person or virtually) and Randy shared loads of info on how Teams Devices can help,...

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Show 40 – Part 1: Plenty of teams updates and Kevin looks you in the eye – YouTube
Aug09

Show 40 – Part 1: Plenty of teams updates and Kevin looks you in the eye – YouTube

Show 40 – Part 1: Plenty of teams updates and Kevin looks you in the eye We are joined by Mark Vale and Randy Chapman, co-organisers of the Commsverse conference all about Microsoft Teams, as we discuss the latest news including automated recording of Teams, holographic meetings and why Kevin wants to look you in the eyes. We are joined by Mark Vale and Randy Chapman, co-organisers of the Commsverse conference all about...

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Show 40 – Part 1: Plenty of teams updates and Kevin looks you in the eye

We are joined by Mark Vale and Randy Chapman, co-organisers of the Commsverse conference all about Microsoft Teams, as we discuss the latest news including automated recording of Teams, holographic meetings and why Kevin wants to look you in the eyes.Rest in peace Abel Wang- Please do donate on Abel's behalf to Girls Who Code or buy a t-shirt in his memory to go to the same charityWhat is new in teams – July 2021Teams hits...

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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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