Move beyond Yammer features – the importance of asking “what and why”

As a consult who helps customers use products like Yammer, I get lots of questions. And a common question I get from customers is, why should we use Yammer?   It’s often in relation to them using other services for communication already, and rolling out yet another service must make sense for them.... Källa: Move … Continue reading Move beyond Yammer features – the importance of asking “what and why”

Communicate? – so many options!

There are numerous ways for people to interact and communicate to each other these days! People are used to certain habits regarding when to use what! For example, in our private life we have a set of ways and tools for each given situation. It’s not something we were taught from somebody but rather something … Continue reading Communicate? – so many options!

Question Time: Teams Turns 2 – What would you like to see before it turns 3?

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My son is two and a quarter years old – two and a quarter already! I feel a bit like the subject in The Scream by Edvard Munch – where the hell did time actually go? And as any parent well knows, they grow up so fast. If you are a parent, I hope you experience the sheer joy of always being incredibly proud and biased of them; that every single day you find yourself waxing lyrical on what they have achieved – however small – and of all their possibilities and potential.

Microsoft Teams is practically the same age as my son. It has come a long way in those two years and we see that explosive growth in the numbers – more than 500,000 organisations use it and 91% of the Fortune 100 companies. Microsoft are incredibly proud, and rightly so – not only is Teams the fastest…

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Question Time: Can Kaizala end the use of WhatsApp within the Organisation?

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Kaizala is a simple and secure mobile chat app for work. Described as the business version of WhatsApp (Web CMS, 2019) and designed as a Microsoft Garage (@MSFTGarage) project, it is now being used by over 1000 government and private businesses in India and has 1 million users in the country where it was first launched (Hindustan Times, 2018). It’s recent success has prompted Microsoft to introduce it into all Office/Microsoft 365 tenants globally. Whether WhatsApp is being used as an informal communications app to bypass formal channels, or whether users they have been driven to use it through dissatisfaction with existing solutions, will we see Kaizala spell the end of the use of WhatsApp within organisations in the near future?

We ask a panel of IT Pro’s their opinions!

This Weeks Panel

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Adam Deltinger (@Deltanr1): MCSE, Sweden

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Question Time: What are your plans for Microsoft 365 Certification in 2019?

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The announcement of the new Azure exams at Inspire 2018 signalled the beginning of a complete overhaul of the Microsoft exam and certification structure. We have entered a world of role-based certs as opposed to product based certs – and the ones we worked so hard to get, such as Office 365, will be retired soon. Of course, there is still a little time left if you want to get these for posterity.

Moving to a role-based certification system – similar to Amazon – makes complete sense from the perspective of having qualifications reflective of the job you actually do as opposed to a set of knowledge on a particular product you may never actually use. Yet, with so many new exams and certs being released in such a short space of time, there are as many who don’t know where to start as there are those who are engaged…

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Copy a Planner plan to a new team

Very recently Microsoft released the long awaited *Copy Plan* feature in Microsoft Planner. This was one of the most requested feature on planner user voice and it's pretty easy to understand! Having created a numerous buckets and tasks, and then want to reuse this for another project or similar, meant starting out  from scratch with … Continue reading Copy a Planner plan to a new team

An example of a Teams provisioning workflow

Background The questions and requests for automatic Teams provisioning keeps increasing as more and more organization move over to restrict group creation in their Office 365 tenant. Since this will create more administrative overhead, many wants a simple effective workflow for team requests and provisioning. You can read more about restricting group creation here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/admin/create-groups/manage-creation-of-groups?view=o365-worldwideContinue reading An example of a Teams provisioning workflow

Question Time: Are recent changes in Teams indicative of it becoming more than an Inner Loop collaboration app?

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Teams is my favourite application within Office 365. Like the IT Pros in our panel today, it is a subject I’m very passionate about. As a hub for team collaboration it integrates people, content and tools to make the Team more engaged and effective. It has been a runaway success. Since it’s introduction it has been the fastest growing app in Microsoft history. Back at Ignite 2018 we saw the numbers – 329,000 organisations using it (over 400,000 at the time of writing), 87 Fortune 500 companies and 54 companies with more than 10,000 active users (Microsoft, 2018). Yet it is also a young application and as such it is still evolving rapidly. Whilst positioned as an Inner Loop collaboration app, by introducing features such as the 5000 user limit or (soon to be) Private Channels, we ask – is it evolving into something different from it’s original design and…

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Private Channels, this weeks sum up!

It's been a couple of weeks since I posted my blog post "Why private channels in Microsoft Teams are overrated!"  You can find it here: https://deltingercom.wordpress.com/2019/01/29/why-private-channels-in-microsoft-teams-is-overrated/ Since then there has been several other blogposts about this subject and I feel the need to revisit this matter 🙂 I still have the same opinion as before. … Continue reading Private Channels, this weeks sum up!