While Ignite is going virtual this year, Microsoft are still conducting research sessions, virtually of course, and they want to hear from you! If your organization uses SharePoint and/ or OneDrive and you’re interested talking to the product team we have several sessions lined up, so please take the survey linked above to tell them about your preferences.
“Take care of yourself and use protection!”
(If you didn’t hear it from your parents, you hear it from me now.)
Sensitivity labels with protection is now in “General availability” in SharePoint, OneDrive and Microsoft Teams.
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?”
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 !!!”
Many of us are like squirrels. We collect and store more content than we can/should consume.
After some time the content of our Office 365 Tenant becomes a “Content Flea Market”. One of the challenges with a flea market is that it is difficult to get an overview of what is valuable and what is worthless.
What if we could have a function that cleans away old unimportant content and that also ensures that we keep current and important content as long as we need to keep it?
Surely You have a whole lot of various content stored in Your Office 365 Tenant. Probably some of this content should not be deleted and most likely You would benefit from deleting a whole lot of other content that does not qualify as useful, valid or current.
In Your Office 365 Environment (Exchange, OneDrive and SharePoint)
- Do you have a requirement to retain content for a minimum period of time?
- Do You want to permanently delete old content that you are no longer required to keep?
- Do You want to ensure that your users only work with content that is valid, current and relevant to them?
- Do You want to be able to select where the policy should be applied?
Here is an overview of retention policies in Office 365 works and how to do implement it!
I think MyAnalytics is a great tool that provides you with an overview of how you, primary based on Your email/Outlook usage, spend your time at work. By summarizing this information MyAnalytics suggests how you can work “smarter”.
Great news for those of us who use Microsoft Teams even more than Outlook.
Up to now it has only been available to those of you who has an Enterprise E5 plan (or as an add-on to E1, and E3 plan). In a blog post from Natalie McCullough we can read that MyAnalytics is now becoming more broadly available and in addition to that it will also include analysis of the usage of Microsoft Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint.
in January 2019 the insights for Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint will begin to roll out to existing customers and for the new suites it will be rolling out the next couple month.
More details about this can be found here:
It is September 2018. Every morning, I dedicate 15 minutes to update me on Office 365 Roadmap. Today i find that 67 updates are currently being rolled out and 234 that are in development.
My thoughts go away (once again) to all companies “out there” and the crew and individuals who have some form of responsibility for Office 365, either in its entirety or for any of its services. How about you?
- Do you have full control of all updates?
- Do you have a plan for how to apply these updates?
- Do you know how to inform your colleagues about new functionality?
- Can you ensure that user adoption is carried out in the most effective way and with the desired effect?
If you answer yes to these questions then you are quite unique. Too many companies let updates and news launch without being in control of the positive and negative effects it brings.
“Whether you are a fast runner or good at hiding, you will not be able to escape the reality. The longer you wait, the harder it will hit you.”
I’m not a strong supporter of scaring people into action but unless you and your company have a very strong focus on Governance and User Adoption, you will not be able to take advantage of the full potential of your platform. The risk is rather that ignorance and poor planning cause disorder, misunderstandings and security problems. In plain text, this means that you will not achieve the profits and goals you wish
How can you get started?
A good (and compulsory) first step that creates great value is to define service owners/Change agents. A service owner shall be responsible for his/her service and keeping up to date on the Office 365 Roadmap and to follow related blogs (a good source of information is the Microsoft Tech Community.
Next step, when the service officers are appointed and have got their routines in place, is to establish a Change-/Governance Team and provide it with a tool that supports their needs.
When should you start?
It’s only a day left until tomorrow. Procrastination is not an option (It is not often that it is). Put this on the agenda today and start planning now. If you do not have the time or resources, there is always someone who can help you. It is better to use the time on planning than on putting out fires later.
Do you mount old tires on your new car?
Are you buying new shoes and moving over the soles of your old ones?
Then you are also likely to run Office 365 with your old, traditional network settings
If you experience that one or more Office 365 services are slow, you may want to analyze your settings and make some corrections.
I recommend reading Tony Redmond’s article “Network Principles for Office 365 Connectivity” where he is describing a common problem. Perhaps you can easily do something about it
Do you think that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is far in the future, and that it does not apply to you?
Imagine technology that:
- can recognize objects.
- can recognize faces and facial expressions / feelings
- can create auto captions in video.
- can decide where images were taken.
- can extract text, keywords in pictures and make this searchable.
- is so clever that it, based on content, keywords, places, feelings and other features, automatically can
- organize the information for you and further make it searchable.
- trigger notifications or initiate business processes.
- provide you with suggestions for information that may be of interest to you based on what you work or have worked with.
- protect the information based upon your compliance and governance rules.
I repeat myself:
Good morning, your future is already here!
In this article “Microsoft 365 is the smartest place to store your content“, you can read and learn more about how AI and machine learning is used in Microsoft 365 today, and what new features you will have the pleasure of taking part ahead.
Hope you look forward to take part of the future as much as I do. 🙂