Category: Microsoft 365

October 2017 CollabTalk TweetJam

SharePoint Realignment with Hub Sites

One of the more exciting announcements to come out of the Microsoft Ignite conference last month in Orlando — at least from a SharePoint perspective — was the new SharePoint Hub Sites capability. One of the frustrating activities of any SharePoint Admin is the almost constant state of change to...

CollabTalk tweetjam on Modernizing to Windows as a Service at MSIgnite

Modernizing Microsoft Windows

As part of next Thursday’s “Windows Takeover” theme at the Microsoft Ignite conference taking place in Orlando Florida, CollabTalk will be hosting the  4th of 5 tweetjams on Thursday, September 28th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm Eastern on a Windows-related topic — “Modernizing to Windows-as-a-Service” that will bring together an assortment of partners, MVPs, solution providers,...

Giant selfie at SPFest Seattle

August 2017 Content Wrap-Up

I thoroughly enjoyed the month of August. Lots going on, a couple cross-ocean flights of non-sleep, and long work days, but the business continues to grow, and more and more opportunities are surfacing each week. Wrapped up a couple large customer projects, generated a metric ton of content (only slight...

Archiving Microsoft Teams

How are Microsoft Teams archived?

One of the top features requested from the community for Microsoft Teams is to have some kind of archiving capability, allowing an organization (or possibly an individual) to manually or automatically create a backup, or completely archive a team, its channels, and all related conversations. Of course, any content attached...

Turning text into SmartArt in PowerPoint

Project Timelines in PowerPoint

How often do you use PowerPoint Designer when creating presentations? Personally, I’ve never been very good at making PowerPoint look good. In fact, a running joke whenever I present at SPTechCon events during their Lightning Talks is that I use an Arial font with a plain white background and no design...

Microsoft Inspire 2017 in Washington DC

Introducing Microsoft 365

At the July 2017 Microsoft Inspire conference, held in Washington DC, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduced Microsoft 365, bundling Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security into a single SKU. For most organizations, this bundle streamlines what they are likely already using today, but as Kirk Koenigsbauer, cvp for...

Extending PM capabilities with Tabs in Microsoft Teams

Extending Project Management with Tabs in Microsoft Teams

About 20 years ago, I started specializing in project and portfolio management solutions, and through full-time and consulting roles, rolled out a few project management organizations (PMOs) for established companies and startups. In fact, it was during this time that I became involved in the SharePoint space due to a...

Microsoft 365 in 365 blog series

Microsoft 365 in 365

#Microsoft365Challenge – 365 Blogs in 365 Days about Microsoft 365. For those unfamiliar with the challenge, my good friend and fellow Microsoft MVP Tracy van der Schyff completed her self-imposed challenge of writing 365 blog posts on Office 365 in 365 days, and then apparently went into blogging withdrawals, and...