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.
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.
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:
Thank you Vesa for making this compilation!
Stuck with a third-party intranet? Not interested in anything else, or perhaps just unaware of what your toolbox has to offer?
There are companies that use Office 365 but still have their intranet based on another product. If you use Office 365 I can’t actually see any sustainable argument against having your intranet based on SharePoint. Continue reading “Time to wake up and use SharePoint for your organization’s intranet.”
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”.”
Today it is 03-28-2019 and Monday coming week will be the “big date” 04-01-2019 when the roll out starts.
In other words, whether you are a “prepper” or not, Now it is getting a little hurry for those of you who have not yet checked how you might be affected by this update. Maybe time to roll up your sleeves and take a look at your SharePoint sites and not least inform your users about the upcoming change.
What should you do now?
- Read the article “Delivering SharePoint modern experiences” to see what options You have.
- Identify the impact
- Disable modern experience for specific site collections (but only If You need to)
- Inform the users so that they understand the difference between Classic and Modern.
- Last but not least: Embrace the “Modern Experience” and the improvements it brings.
How do you think about buying a new or upgrading your house?
Should you build new or should you buy a used one? Whichever option you choose, the most important thing is that the new house meets the needs and requirements you have. It should be reasonably maintenance free. The roof must be tight. You want a modern kitchen and a laundry room where you know that the appliances are working. The home electronics and automation you want is something you carefully select before you mount it.
You want everything to work and it should be safe. After all, it’s your home it’s all about… Continue reading “Don’t let your cloud-based platform be “The Ugly Duckling”.”