Office 365 Groups

Resource Guide: Office 365 Groups

An outline of various online resources for Office 365 Groups from Microsoft and across the global community. Refreshed regularly, so please provide links to additional content you would like to see included within the comments below. What are Office 365 Groups? Groups in Office 365 brings together features of People,...

Digital Sack Lunch and MSInspire

Finding Value in the Partner Ecosystem

As you know, this month’s #CollabTalk tweetjam is focusing on the topic of Microsoft Inspire, which took place earlier this month in Washington DC. We have a fantastic panel, with participants from various organizations within Microsoft, as well as across the global Microsoft partner ecosystem, including many tweetjam regulars. To...

CollabTalk tweetjam on takeaways from Microsoft Inspire 2017

Lessons from Microsoft Inspire

With Microsoft’s global partner conference, Microsoft Inspire, behind us now, I thought we would use this month’s #CollabTalk tweetjam to bring members of the community together to share their takeaways from this fantastic event, which took place this year at the Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington DC. This was...

Identifying your influencers

Influencing the Intelligent System

The tagline for my company includes three words: Strategy, Influence, Amplification. Strategy, as a concept, is probably the  most understood of the three — which is not to say that companies are good at strategy, but that most organizations understand that in a hyper-competitive world, you often need to be...

KanBo board with conversation

Upgrading My Kanban Experience in Microsoft Teams

When I launched CollabTalk as an independent research and technical marketing services company on January 1st of this year – building on a 5-year-old brand that I had built around open, community-based conversations on all-things collaboration – I decided to leverage Microsoft Teams as my primary platform. As the CollabTalk...

Improving Team Collaboration

Jump-Starting Team Collaboration

There is no shortage in options for collaboration these days. There are so many competing and overlapping tools and services on the market these days, it truly is a buyer’s market. Of course, the hard part is that there is no single method for collaboration that fits every single organization...

Stonehenge

June 2017 Content Wrap-Up

Shortest. Monthly summary. Ever. Not that I haven’t been writing — in fact, I’ve been completely slammed. But almost all of it has been behind-the-scenes work for clients, almost all of it to be published in the coming weeks and months. Aside from the anemic and uncharacteristic number of posts...

Making SharePoint Sticky

One of the biggest shifts in direction for the user interface of SharePoint in recent years was the alignment of SharePoint lists and libraries with the modern UI of OneDrive. This was a huge shift in SharePoint’s approach, moving the platform toward a much more flexible, dynamic, and user-centric design...