Category: Microsoft Teams

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?”

Classic or Modern? Part 1: Who are You?

We all have different personalities and different preferences. In this small series of blog posts, we will look more closely at how we set ourselves to different technologies and solutions and how to implement and use different solutions in Office 365 so that you can really improve the satisfaction and quality of an organization. Continue reading “Classic or Modern? Part 1: Who are You?”

Say Welcome to “Channel Notification Settings”

It is good news  to see that “Follow this channel” has now been replaced by “Channel Notification Settings”. This is considerably more pedagogical than the previous variant that many users had difficulty understanding the point with.

I am already delighted to inform my customers about this and to help them get their notifications organized so that they do not miss the information that is most relevant to them and, not least, how they can choose to silence the type of information that is of lesser value. Continue reading “Say Welcome to “Channel Notification Settings””

Who should be able to create new teams and how to handle it?

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.)

Self-Service

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.

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Continue reading “Who should be able to create new teams and how to handle it?”

Say Welcome to Announcements in Microsoft Teams

If you follow the Microsoft 365 roadmap i am sure that you have read about the Feature ID: 51326. Today i found it available in my tenant so of course i had to try it. In addition to start a new “Conversation” in Microsoft Teams you can now also create an “Announcement” with a nice header. An announcement is like a conversation but it stands out a little bit more. Here is how to do it! Continue reading “Say Welcome to Announcements in Microsoft Teams”

Benefits from- and necessary preparations for “Shifts” in Microsoft Teams

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.

Shifts

The Shifts app in Microsoft Teams keeps Firstline Workers connected and in sync. It’s used for enabling time management and communication for teams. Shifts lets Firstline Workers and their managers use their mobile devices to manage schedules and keep in touch.

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A great advantage of being “In the cloud” is that news and updates are launched continuously. One consequence of this may be that if you do not keep up with roadmaps and thus know when functionality is rolled out, then there will be days when all your users suddenly have access to new and fun functionality that they gladly use (without the organization having time to establishing governance).

Stay constantly updated and don’t forget to plan and prepare!

In the article “Manage the Shift app for your organization in Microsoft Teams” you can read more about how it works and how you can deactivate and / or activate Shifts.

Latest news about Yammer

I often say that Yammer is the “digital coffee machine” where everyone in the organization can meet in order to discuss interesting topics without having to consider  organizational units.

I do not really know how my working day would look if I did not have access to Yammer to ask questions to my colleagues and find and spread tips and tricks and solutions. In my case, when working as a consultant, you are often alone with the customer and then it is very valuable to have access to all my competent colleagues in one and the same forum.

Here are some of the latest news in Yammer in case you missed them. I have sorted them based on what I think is most interesting/useful.

  1. Rich Text Formatting
  2. Yammer Tab in Teams
  3. Yammer Conversations Web Part (in SharePoint)
  4. Live Events in Yammer
  5. Microsoft Search in Bing Preview includes Yammer conversations

Read more about it all in the article Recent Innovation in Yammer.