How to use Templates in SharePoint libraries

Microsoft introduced long-awaited templates for SharePoint libraries. It’s available for everyone so you can use it to jump-start the creation process. Is it good? What’s inside? What’s missing? Let’s check it out! Short introduction Templates for SharePoint libraries are there, finally! Simply, you can create a library using a predefined selection. This is the first […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their...

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Summary of Ignite 2023 – part 1

Microsoft Ignite 2023 is over but there are so much news and updates so it will take some time to dig through all of them. I summarized the most important things from Teams, SharePoint, and Planner areas in this post. Let’s go and find out what will come next year to Microsoft 365. Teams This […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Summary of Ignite 2023 – part 1 Microsoft Ignite 2023 is over...

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Teams Town Hall meetings – overview

Microsoft released a brand new meeting type – Town hall. It’s a replacement for the well-known Live event, which was designed to host large events. In this post, I’m describing the main features and how to start a Town hall meeting. Introduction The town hall is a brand new type of meeting in Microsoft Teams. […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Teams Town Hall meetings – overview Microsoft...

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The Next Generation of OneDrive – recap

OneDrive 3.0 is… here! Microsoft announced the next generation of OneDrive. Redesigned home page, updates in existing features, new ones coming soon, and much more, and Copilot 😊 Let’s go and check what’s coming in OneDrive. New OneDrive home page OneDrive has a brand-new Home page. The starting page has a new look and feel, […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog The Next Generation of...

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How to send SharePoint News post via email

Do you want to send an email with SharePoint news content? Now it’s possible via the new SharePoint News for Email feature.  The content is scaled to fit different mail clients and works for mobiles. Let’s go and check what’s inside the feature and how you can use it. Introduction Microsoft released a new feature […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog How to send SharePoint News post via email Do you...

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Quick guide to Viva Pulse

Microsoft released Viva Pulse a few weeks ago as a public preview and now it’s globally available. It’s a tool to send targeted surveys to users and gather feedback. I played with it for a while and in this post, I will show you how to use it and get data from users. Introduction Microsoft […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Quick guide to Viva Pulse Microsoft released Viva Pulse a few weeks ago...

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How to monitor SharePoint sites with Microsoft Clarity

Want to monitor your SharePoint site and get advanced data, session recordings, and even heatmaps? Microsoft Clarity is for you. It’s not a new tool but with native support for SharePoint sites, it’s worth a try. Let’s go and check how to configure it and start working with it. Introduction You’ve just created and deployed […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog How to monitor SharePoint sites with...

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How to use DocuSign Approvals in Teams

Electronic signatures play a major role in most formal processes. A big process, an agreement signing, NDA documents… it’s everywhere. Teams has a dedicated feature for e-signs and it’s definitely worth checking. Although it’s limited to 2 providers it’s still a great enhancement in many cases. If you use electronic signatures using DocuSign this post […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog How to use...

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Colored Folders – How to apply a color using Power Automate

Microsoft released a new feature called Colored Folders. It’s available both in OneDrive and SharePoint Online. You can use it to apply color to a special folder to categorize manually data based on the content inside. You can also use Power Automate and automate the whole process. In this post, I will show you basic […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Colored Folders – How to apply a color...

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Colored Folders – How to use via Power Automate

Microsoft released a new feature called Colored Folders. It’s available both in OneDrive and SharePoint Online. You can use it to apply color to a special folder to categorize manually data based on the content inside. You can also use Power Automate and automate the whole process. In this post, I will show you basic […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Colored Folders – How to use via Power...

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Recap of the Microsoft Inspire 2023 Conference

Microsoft Inspire 2023 is over and we got many interesting news and announcements. AI was the number one topic (as expected), but it doesn’t mean that others were less important or boring. Let’s go for a quick walk through the most important announcements. Copilot pricing News number 1 – how much money do you need […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Recap of the Microsoft Inspire 2023 Conference...

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Collaborative Notes in Teams – Overview

A new note-taking tool has just arrived in Teams meeting! Collaborative Notes are a brand-new tool that you can use for agenda, notes, tasks, and much more. It uses Microsoft Loop components and integrated both with Teams and other Microsoft 365 services. No more Wiki-based notes! Let’s check what’s inside. Notes in Teams Note-taking is […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Collaborative Notes in...

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Intelligent meeting recap in Teams Premium – Quick overview

It’s there – AI notes for your Teams meeting! Microsoft released it a few weeks ago as a Preview feature and it’s available (but not globally). Intelligent meeting recap automatically generates a summary of your meeting with suggested notes. Is it good or is it bad? What’s still missing? Let’s go and test this brand-new […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Intelligent meeting recap in Teams Premium...

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How to Migrate Teams Wikis to OneNote

The latest Teams update enabled Wiki migration to Microsoft OneNote. This feature is the next step in Wiki retiring process which should be finalized in the upcoming months. Right now, you can move all your existing Wiki content to OneNote using a built-in migration wizard. Wiki in Teams The Wiki tab was the main note […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog How to Migrate Teams Wikis to OneNote The...

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Top 8 features from Microsoft 365 Conference

During the Microsoft 365 Conference 2023 in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced many new features for SharePoint, OneDrive, Lists, and other M365 products. SharePoint stole the show with the huge list of upcoming features and changes. Here are my 8 favorite features announces during the conference. 1.    Copilot in SharePoint AI is coming to SharePoint (it […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their...

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SharePoint Lists integration with Microsoft Teams Approvals

The latest update for SharePoint Lists enabled integration between Lists and Approvals in Teams. It’s available in a dedicated list template and you can use it to trigger Teams approvals directly from a list item.  You can enable it for a selected list and let your users work directly from the Teams Approval application. Let’s […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog SharePoint Lists integration with...

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Avatars in Teams – How To

Avatars are finally in Teams! Will avatars significantly reduce the number of people without cameras or is it just a gadget? Time will tell. Microsoft has released a preview version and now we can test it out in practice and see if it makes sense. In this post, I will show you how to enable […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Avatars in Teams – How To Avatars are finally in Teams! Will...

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How to enable and work with Microsoft Loop

Last week Microsoft released a preview version of Loop. It’s a dedicated tool for collaboration. You can use it for notes, task management, or meeting summaries. You can add colleagues and work together using workspaces or even embed them into Teams. Today I will show you how you can enable Loop Preview and how to […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog How to enable and work with Microsoft Loop Last...

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Enhanced webinars with Teams Premium – Overview

Let’s talk about the next set of features in Teams Premium – webinars. The latest features reshaped it significantly and right now it’s really a competitive webinar solution. Among the new features are enhanced presenter functions, a new attendees management process, and the addition of a “green room.” These new features aim to provide a […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog...

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How to use apps in Teams channel meetings

You can use apps in meetings for some time now. It’s a great way to quickly share content more interactively or to add additional features to a meeting. Add a poll or share a task from a task management tool. The feature was limited only to scheduled meetings but now you can use it in […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog How to use apps in Teams channel meetings You can use apps in meetings for...

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Search powered by GPT – quick overview of the new Bing

The new Bing is available as a limited Preview and I got a chance to play with it. It has been released in a few weeks and got a lot of attention. A totally new search experience with AI chat is something that could change the future of how we search. I found it very […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Search powered by GPT – quick overview of the new Bing The new Bing is available as a...

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How to configure sensitivity labels for Teams meetings

Security features are one of the pillars of Teams Premium. Today I will show you how to use sensitivity labels in Teams. You can create multiple labels, assign them to different scenarios and manage what is enabled and what’s not in a meeting. Together with Custom meeting templates it gives you control over meeting features […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog How to configure sensitivity labels...

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Video Filters in Teams meeting – quick overview

Video Filters in Teams meetings are now available in the Public Preview channel. With the feature, you can modify your video stream from your camera. Want to make your video Black and White or add some balloons? You can do that! Let’s go and enable it in Teams and try to test the effects on […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Video Filters in Teams meeting – quick overview Video Filters in...

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How to enable end-to-end encryption in Teams meetings

End-to-end encryption – a new feature that helps you protect Teams meeting data is available in the Teams Premium trial license. Using this feature you add an extra protection layer to your meetings and minimize potential attacks. It supports the most important meeting features, and you can enable/disable it using Teams policies. Let’s go and […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog How to enable...

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A quick guide to Watermarks in Teams

We share many different types of content during Teams meetings, for example, offer documents, Excel with budget data, system architecture, or a diagram with the financial flow. Many documents contain sensitive or even highly confidential information. To protect such data you can use a brand-new feature introduced in the Teams Premium license – Watermarks. In […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog A...

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Introduction to Teams Meeting Templates

Part of the latest Teams Premium license is the ability to create a custom Teams meeting template. You can create it (as an Admin) and use it to schedule meetings from Teams or Outlook clients. A template contains preconfigured meeting settings so you don’t need to manually edit meeting settings each time you want to […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Introduction to Teams Meeting Templates Part...

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Overview of the Teams Premium features

Teams Premium features take meetings, webinars, and administration settings to the next level. Advanced branding settings, enhanced encryption, AI-powered meeting recap and much more. Those features are released as a preview, and you can test it right away. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at some of the key features and benefits […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Overview of the...

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How to connect Viva Goals with Jira

Using Viva Goals in an organization with a dedicated ticketing/tasks system could be tricky. Your employees will need to update tasks in one system and do check-ins with Viva Goals. Using the integration feature you can configure the ticketing/tasks system to automatically update Viva Goals. Employees will use their system and you will get data […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog How to connect...

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Quick guide to Viva Goals

Microsoft Viva Goals is now generally available. Viva Goals offers a lot of interesting features and integration with external systems, but in this post, I go through the basic setup and configuration. I will show you how to configure an organization and start working with objectives and key results. Plans and Pricing Viva Goals requires […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Quick guide to Viva...

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Welcome Viva Engage

Microsoft announced a new member of the Viva suite – Viva Engage. It is a new place where you can build community, share knowledge, build internal networks, and engage with leadership. It will get a dedicated Teams application. Viva Engage is built on top of Yammer and will provide similar features and functionalities. But what […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Welcome Viva Engage Microsoft...

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