Technical Readiness: Teams On-Air

You have heard me talk before how the Microsoft cloud is a dev ops platform and is constantly changing with new features being added frequently. Specifically, with Microsoft Teams it can be hard to keep up with what’s new, what’s coming and what has changed so you can be prepared to inform your organization. I’d…

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Microsoft Teams: Making meetings matter

When I first started in IT, the running joke (and more like a fact) was that in-person meetings always start 10 minutes late because of technical issues. The projector isn’t working, I don’t have network connectivity, why doesn’t my PC have the right resolution, I can’t find the PowerPoint deck, and so on. Then, during…

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Why do I receive invites to channel meetings in Microsoft Teams? (mystery solved)

For awhile I have been witnessing what I would call an oddity and something that I felt might be unexpected. As I covered in this post Microsoft Teams: Making your meetings matter Microsoft Teams has three different types of meetings (channel, private and meet now). Whenever someone on my team would schedule a channel meeting,…

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Firstline Worker: Your most valuable employees

How many Firstline Workers did you interact with today? For me, I count around a dozen or so that range from the barista at the coffee shop, gas station attendant, waitress at the restaurant I ate lunch at, the gate agent when I boarded my plane to fly home, when the cable repair technician came…

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Microsoft 365 Overview and Briefing (Video)

Microsoft 365 is a compelling offering that enables organizations ranging from the small to mid-size business all the way to enterprise on their journey towards digital transformation. At a high level, Microsoft 365 combines the best of Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security into a single offering that customers can purchase. However,…

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Microsoft Teams: Overview and Demonstration (Video)

I am often asked “What is the best way to provide an overview to my organization and show them a demo of Microsoft Teams?” Of course, the answer is “it depends” based on whether you are a Microsoft Partner, IT, finance, marketing, operations, sales, customer service, etc the way I show you and tell you…

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Gaining visibility to “shadow IT” and discovering cloud apps in use today

You may not realize it, but your organization is already operating in the cloud. Even if your IT department hasn’t deployed cloud services yet, your employees already have, and your organization is 100% responsible for the security and compliance of that data. This is known as “shadow IT”, where an organization is using application services,…

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How I spend my day in Microsoft Teams (#Teamwork)

I often get asked “Matt what does a typical day in the life look like for you when using Microsoft Teams”? While that can certainly be a loaded question (because how and what I use Teams for can be different than others) I wanted to share with you my typical work flow as it may…

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Microsoft Teams: Help! The team owner left the company and we don’t know what to do!

Have you been a member of a team (in Microsoft Teams), and the only team member who has owner permissions of that team leaves the organization? Unfortunately, if the owner of the team is no longer with the organization, you may feel like there’s no way to promote another member of the team to be…

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How I Invest in My Career: Podcasts

Staying relevant in a sea of constant change is a challenge that as an IT professional I face every day. The technology industry is constantly evolving and changing around me and requires that I keep my skills evergreen and my mind open. If I don’t, I may find myself without a chair when the music…

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