Before rolling out a new product you should always familiarize yourself with the product’s functionality, benefits and potential shortcomings.
Once you have done this, you can plan how it will be rolled out, how education should be conducted and last but not least, how it should be managed.
“We assume that your organization already has control over how you secure devices, users, apps and information. This is as basic as taking a shower and having breakfast before going to work.”
If you have not yet implemented Microsoft Teams and are wondering about functionality and what scenarios it is suitable for, I have, below, made a simple summary of the basic functionality you get with Microsoft Teams. Continue reading “Are you in the starting blocks and about to implement Microsoft Teams?”
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:
“Teams summer summary: what’s new and what is coming out soon”
Thank you Vesa for making this compilation!
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It is good news to see that “Follow this channel” has now been replaced by “Channel Notification Settings”.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. Continue reading “Benefits from- and necessary preparations for “Shifts” in Microsoft Teams”
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 !!!”
01-15-2019 Chris McNulty published Delivering SharePoint modern experiences on The SharePoint Community blog.
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.
What can your organization gain from using Microsoft Teams? Here I have put together a “Sway” that shows the most basic benefits and improvements you get.
Go to the Sway