Category: Microsoft 365

Why Microsoft Teams is the key to successful collaboration

Collaboration in the past

I would like to start by telling you how i went from Lotus Notes, via SharePoint to Microsoft Teams.

Since 1997 I have been working on building systems for “collaboration”. The first few years I worked as a Lotus Notes-developer. Lotus Notes was at that time, in my personal opinion, the most effective platform for building good collaboration solutions. With Lotus Notes, i built document management solutions, good process support with automated workflows, ordering and booking systems, intranets and HR solutions. You could basically build most of it.

Best of all was that once you had built a good solution you could save it as a template. This template could then be used to quickly build the same, or similar solution elsewhere.

The replication in Lotus Notes means that you can distribute the load over different servers and you as a user can also replicate the databases so that you can work offline on your local computer when you do not have access to the Internet (this was during the time you did not always have access to fast internet everywhere and all the time).

Files were attached to Notes documents and you could use the email to attach links to the Notes documents which in turn contained those files. That’s how you (or at least i) did it “at that time”…

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SharePoint shows up

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A seemingly never-ending flood of news from Microsoft Ignite is spreading fast

(Photo by Matt Power on Unsplash)

Do you have trouble keeping your nose above the surface of the stream of updates that are now spreading across websites and social platforms? Perhaps you try to keep up with the news/updates that is being launched on Ignite but feel that you have trouble filtering everything? Continue reading “A seemingly never-ending flood of news from Microsoft Ignite is spreading fast”

Helpful tips and useful sources of information about Office 365 Governance

Are you in the situation that you feel you do not have sufficient control of Office 365 and its applications? Does it feel a bit overwhelming and you don’t know where to start looking for how to take control and, not least, what to take control of? It may be time to take the first steps when it comes to Office 365 Governance? Continue reading “Helpful tips and useful sources of information about Office 365 Governance”

How to build a scheduled Custom Flow that sends reminders

What if you can make your boss happy by automating his / her reminders so he / she doesn’t have to spend his valuable time on old-fashioned (and boring) manual / visual follow-up and reminders? Continue reading “How to build a scheduled Custom Flow that sends reminders”

Are you in the starting blocks and about to implement Microsoft Teams?

Before rolling out a new product you should always familiarize yourself with the product’s functionality, benefits and potential shortcomings.

Once you have done this, you can plan how it will be rolled out, how education should be conducted and last but not least, how it should be managed.

“We assume that your organization already has control over how you secure devices, users, apps and information. This is as basic as taking a shower and having breakfast before going to work.”

If you have not yet implemented Microsoft Teams and are wondering about functionality and what scenarios it is suitable for, I have, below, made a simple summary of the basic functionality you get with Microsoft Teams. Continue reading “Are you in the starting blocks and about to implement Microsoft Teams?”

Some basic steps to protect your organization’s devices, users and information

An important part of Governance is to have good documentation that shows how you protect your devices, users and information. But before you can document this in your governance plans, you must of course have made some assessments and implemented necessary measures. Continue reading “Some basic steps to protect your organization’s devices, users and information”

Back in Business, but what happened to Microsoft Teams this summer?

If you, like me, have just come back from vacation and been more or less offline, I can inform you that there has been a lot of information about Microsoft Teams during the summer.

I was going to summarize all the news today and post here on my blog but Vesa Nopanen got ahead of me and wrote a really good update so I share it with you here:

“Teams summer summary: what’s new and what is coming out soon

Thank you Vesa for making this compilation!

Do you need a plan for how you can (and should) migrate files to Office 365?

How hard can it be? (my favorite phrase, in addition to “It depends”)

Isn’t it just about opening Windows Explorer and dragging over the files where they should be? Or can you not only use a script or a tool to copy all files to SharePoint and then start cleaning? Continue reading “Do you need a plan for how you can (and should) migrate files to Office 365?”

How “What’s New for me” can become “What’s new for Us”.

How do i stay updated?

In Office 365 there are a lot of news and updates all the time and it is hard to stay on top of all the stuff you need to be aware of in order to be able to plan for upcoming changes. I do my very best to stay updated on what’s new within the workloads/services that are most relevant to me and my customers. My primary sources are The fabulous “Microsoft Community”, Microsoft 365 Roadmap, Office 365 Message Center, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For me it is important to share news, updates, findings, opportunities, obstacles and general knowledge about Office 365 and most of its services. I share it with Customers, Colleagues and the Community. For me this is the best way to learn and it is also of a great value for me that my customers are informed and updated so that we have a common understanding and thus can have a dialogue on how to manage and implement everything new. Continue reading “How “What’s New for me” can become “What’s new for Us”.”

Oh no! What has happened to my files !!!

An accident happens so easily.

What if your files are deleted or overwritten? They may even become corrupt or in the worst case infected with malicious software. It starts to creep in the body and whizzes in the ears. The butterflies begin to flaunt in your stomach and the sweat rushes into your forehead. What in the world should you do now? Continue reading “Oh no! What has happened to my files !!!”