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?”
Most (or at least many) of us are used to work with SharePoint to create, upload, work with and collaborate on files. However one question I get quite often is “How do i use, create and customize pages in modern SharePoint?”. Only a few years ago, this was often a bit complicated and it was not uncommon to have to get help from a developer to get the layout and appearance you wanted to achieve. Continue reading “How to become a Rock Star within working with Modern SharePoint Pages”
It is good news to see that “Follow this channel” has now been replaced by “Channel Notification Settings”.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””
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”.”
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”
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.
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.
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.
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?
If you work on a local disk, a common file area on a traditional file server or on another platform, your panic condition may be justified, but if you work in Office 365 you can very likely take a deep breath, wipe the sweat away and relatively easily fix the problem.
If your files are located in OneDrive
You probably/hopefully already know that using the function “File Restore” in OneDrive, you can restore your OneDrive to the state it had in an earlier date (within 30 days back in time). This functionality has been available for quite some time now, but there are still many “regular” users who are not yet familiar with this.
If you are not already familiar with this functionality, you can read more about this in the article “Restore your OneDrive”
If your files are located in SharePoint or Microsoft Teams
A very good information, which was communicated a few days ago, is that now the functionality “Files restore for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams” will soon be launched. The functionality is very similar to the one you already have in OneDrive. I recommend that you read the article “Restore a document library” and familiarize yourself with the possibilities and limitations.
Are you keen to read more about news in SharePoint and you will find a lot of candy in Mark Kasman’s article “SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop: April 2019“.
With this good news, I wish you a continued good and productive working day knowing that your files are in safe hands and that the good platform you already use continuously, and with increasing speed, only gets better and better.