As Microsoft 365 professionals we engage with many organisations across the year and see many challenges for staff or IT when it comes to collaborating with external parties. These might be roles like vendors, contractors, suppliers, or consultants. Essentially sharing a document to edit together, review a final draft or to receive something more formal… Read More External Sharing – it’s not just about documents!
This year has been massive for Microsoft Teams! Millions of new users relying on the application to keep employed during a global crisis. Of particular surprise, has been the amount of change, impact and pressure to learn on people that was met with reasonably low resistance. We work with multiple organisations who were taking time… Read More Microsoft Teams – it’s time to get proactive!
Microsoft have some great things coming with the virtual commute, suggested meditations and ways to end your day, but there are features right now that many people are not aware of or using. I work with multiple organisations dealing with many kinds of people and roles across each week, and I see similar patterns, or… Read More Cortana, I Love You!
So much of our work right now is being completed through remote working all over the world. Whether it is a team catchup, kicking off a project with external stakeholders or coming together for a webinar, we are leaving an impression. We all do it, we judge a person by their shoes, teeth, hair, clothes. We… Read More Microsoft Teams Meetings – leaving a strong impression
This new feature is great, but it requires some change in behaviour that many haven’t stopped to think about. What am I going on about? It isn’t a standard meeting behaviour to put your hand up. Seriously, when have you ever sat around a meeting room table and raised your hand? While there is a… Read More Microsoft Teams raise your hand feature – the issue most organisations haven’t considered
It’s that time of night when the kids are tucked in bed and I breathe a sigh of relief that the day is done. Today was a tough one. We went out of town, which went fine, but things turned a bit sour as we began our journey home. We pulled over to get some… Read More A flat battery and an autistic meltdown
I have been using Live Events in Microsoft Teams for over a year. Here are some key challenges I have encountered and some ways to reduce stress when kicking off or running events. Avoid attendee confusion when starting your event I learnt very quickly some of the possible confusion as an event starts, and how… Read More Microsoft Teams Live Events – Key Lessons Learned
The last month has been exhausting for many. For me, it has been supporting organisations in a very reactive manner with the massive move of staff to working from home. To do so, many moved urgently into Microsoft Teams, mostly big bang with little planning. It has been a strange time having companies call us… Read More Microsoft Teams – 10 things many people don’t know
April is Autism Awareness month, and April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. To mark this important period, I wanted to share why I personally feel it is important to put myself out there and be open about my own Autism diagnosis, even at risk of judgement, impacting relationships or my career. I was diagnosed… Read More Why I choose to be open about my autism
For many of us, our jobs have had to make a dramatic shift of focus in the last 2 weeks alone. And I am not talking about having to suddenly work from home. What I am referring to is a shift of current priorities. As an example, I am working with multiple organisations who were… Read More Supporting technical change or challenges during a crisis