Category: Microsoft 365

Moving Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

Impact of Moving from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

One of the bigger announcements last fall was Microsoft’s announcement of their new vision for ‘Intelligent Communications in Office 365‘ and that Skype for Business would be phased out over time, and all chat and telephony capability would be moved into Microsoft Teams. For those who watch the space closely,...

OneDrive Files on Demand

What You Need to Know About OneDrive Files On-Demand

What It Is: With so many different collaboration and productivity tools available to users, it’s no surprise that the volume of content created and stored on our local devices (laptops, desktops, storage devices) is growing at an astronomical rate. I remember moving files between systems back in the early 1990’s...

Microsoft StaffHub

Getting to Know Microsoft StaffHub

What It Is: Having worked in the project and portfolio management space for the first decade of my career, I sometimes coordinated with field personnel on different projects. For example, back during my time with Pacific Bell, I worked with an internal marketing team on a project to expand our...

Predictions for SharePoint and Office 365 in 2018

My SharePoint and Office 365 Predictions for 2018

In this month’s CollabTalk tweetjam on “Community Predictions for SharePoint and Office 365 in 2018“, I asked the people to weigh in on their picks for biggest stories of 2017, as well as where they thought things would go in 2018. Clearly, Microsoft Teams was the dominant Office 365 story...

Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery

Import Non-Office 365 Content for Advanced eDiscovery Analysis

What It Is: Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery uses machine-learning and predictive analytics to refine and de-duplicate the data subset for review, allowing you to focus your eDiscovery efforts on the most relevant content, whether from within Office 365 (Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business, Office 365...

Microsoft Connections marketing tools for Office 365

Microsoft Connections (No, it’s not a dating app)

What It Is: While attending Microsoft Inspire in Washington DC this past July, which is the re-branded Worldwide Partner Conference, one of the minor announcements that stood out to me was the preview of the new Microsoft Connections, a streamlined email marketing campaign tool for Office 365 business accounts that...

Kitty loves the new Resume Assistant in Word

Resume Assistant in Word, Powered by LinkedIn

What It Is: There were a few people scratching their heads when Microsoft acquired LinkedIn, spending $26 billion on the purchase, but not me — I was excited about the expansion possibilities to the Microsoft Graph, the Dynamics platform, and even to typically internal-facing collaboration platforms like SharePoint and Outlook....

New file preview experience in OneDrive and SharePoint

Modern Previewers in OneDrive and SharePoint

What It Is: This is a topic that I am familiar with, going way back to 2001 and my former company, E2open, as we worked with clients who had a multitude of file types, especially in the CAD world with all of its proprietary platforms. Rather than license and integrate...