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”
Many organizations produce a large number of Teams (and thus Office 365 Groups) in Microsoft Teams . In the long run, you risk that the amount of groups becomes so large that you lose the overview and thus you stand there with a number of Microsoft Teams that are not used and whose content may not need to be saved. Continue reading “Is it time to clean up? Then you can use the “Office 365 Group Expiration Policy” and (soon) “Teams auto-renewal””
There are many sources of information and many variants on how best to “Stay on top of Office 365 Changes“. In previous articles on Office 365 Governance, I have described how you can use Microsoft Teams to make this update monitoring easier by gathering all information sources in one place.
One of this year’s highlights
Join us on Wednesday 16th October! Oktoberfest is a free virtual summit dedicated to Microsoft Teams and organised by the European Teams User Group. There will be lots of interesting sessions and many good speakers from the Microsoft Tech Community. Continue reading “Do not miss the Oktoberfest: Teams Virtual Summit 16/10/2019”
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”
If you are looking for a solution / tool to get you started with Governance in the shortest possible time (and which still gives you great value) I have, in this post, in the Microsoft Tech Community forum for Microsoft Teams, made a step-by-step description on how to configure a Microsoft Team to solve this.
I have previously written some articles on how to manage governance in Office 365. Many people have read these articles and contacted me to get to know more about the subject. I have previously described how to use Microsoft Teams as a tool for Office 365 Governance, but I have not previously mentioned so much about the governance plans that are more or less the heart of the concept. Continue reading “What areas should be addressed in Office 365 Governance Plans?”
The answer is (as so often) here too “It depends”
Here are some examples of solutions you can choose based on your needs. (Of course, there are many other solutions “out there” but the tools are usually the same.)
If all users are able to establish new teams then you must get a provisioning solution in place before the roll-out, otherwise I can guarantee that you will get a chaos and lose control in very short time.
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”.”
What “Shifts” you may be thinking?
With great probability you already have access to Shifts. But as with everything else, you may need to consider whether this should already be available to all users. You may need time to see the benefits of it and of course plan how you might roll out this functionality to your organization. Continue reading “Benefits from- and necessary preparations for “Shifts” in Microsoft Teams”