Get Going with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has seen explosive usage growth in the past few weeks as companies look for tools to allow more staff to work from home. 12 Million new users were added last week alone. I’ve seen some people doing this very well and others struggling to know where to start. Microsoft provide some good resources to get you and your team up to speed quickly. … Continue reading Get Going with Microsoft Teams

MVP Summit 2020, a remote experience

For Microsoft MVP’s the Microsoft MVP Summit is one of the highlights of the year. The opportunity to spend a week at the “Mothership” in Redmond, WA really is something special. We get to participate in sessions from the various product teams who actually create the software we use, provide feedback, meet socially and network with other MVP’s from around the world. The Seattle area … Continue reading MVP Summit 2020, a remote experience

Microsoft Teams Instant Meetings

Microsoft Teams meetings can be scheduled either using the Teams App or with an Outlook Meeting Request, but sometimes you just want to organise an impromptu meeting.  Teams allows you to do this by clicking the small video icon in the posts tab of a Teams Channel. This feature is available for anyone in the Team including Guests. In this video I use a Surface … Continue reading Microsoft Teams Instant Meetings

SharePoint Basics : Team Sites

Recently I’ve been working with several clients who are moving to Office 365 and migrating from network drives to SharePoint Online. It reminded me that while I spend a lot of time working with people who already have exposure to SharePoint, this new wave of people are first timers. The SharePoint Team Site is the basic building block of a Document-centric SharePoint environment. If you … Continue reading SharePoint Basics : Team Sites

Building a Business Case

I’ve been a public speaker for over a decade, presenting at user groups then progressing to become an organiser and speaker at large community IT events and conferences in New Zealand and Australia. I generally feel comfortable presenting a technical talk to a tech audience. This week I did something different, I spoke in the business / executive track at the Difinity Conference in Auckland … Continue reading Building a Business Case

Microsoft Ignite the Tour Sydney

As a Microsoft MVP you get opportunities to participate in events like Microsoft Ignite the Tour. I decided to put myself forward for the staffing opportunity, working at the Expert Connect Ask Me Anything and Demo Stations. When I got the notification to say I was accepted, the panic set in! How do I prepare? What will people ask? What if I can’t help? This … Continue reading Microsoft Ignite the Tour Sydney

Office 365 Change Tenant URL

Almost 9 years ago when we started our company Office 365 didn’t exist. In the rush to setup the company we didn’t spend much time on brand and naming as we had already secured several projects and were focused on getting into delivery. 4 years ago we rebranded and discovered that we couldn’t change the URL on SharePoint Online. I logged a request to join … Continue reading Office 365 Change Tenant URL