Microsoft Teams in Education: Impacting our future

Growing up, I was not the best student and was always unorganized and ill prepared. Looking back, if only I had the type of technology and resources that are available for today’s learners. One of these tools is Microsoft Teams and Office 365. Microsoft Teams is thriving in the business space and quickly becoming a…

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The new culture of work

I wrote about how I invest in my career and one of the strategies is watching the Modern Workplace video series produced by Microsoft. I recently watched an episode titled Global Workforce: The new culture of work that I felt was really worth sharing with my readers and fellow peers in IT. In this blog…

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Microsoft Teams: Sorry, I was talking on mute.

Have you been in a virtual meeting and you started talking, but wondered why no one was answering you, and the call kept going with you unacknowledged? Well, I feel your pain, it happens to me all the time too. It’s called talking on mute, where the microphone is muted yet I did not realize…

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Wait, Don’t Click Send Yet! (Considering the Impact of Email)

We have all been there. Inundated with email throughout the day, our inboxes can range from having dozens to hundreds to thousands of unread messages in them – and it never seems to stop. During the day with back to back meetings, collaborating with others, travel, etc it can be difficult to check and respond…

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Microsoft Teams: PowerShell Support

As an IT Professional, I am always looking for ways to automate tasks and make daily operations simple. When it comes to Microsoft Teams, being able to automate the creation of teams, channels, and settings within a team is critical to the success of Microsoft Teams within an organization. PowerShell support for Microsoft Teams allows…

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Microsoft Teams: Use an Existing SharePoint Library

H Have you had a need to connect an existing SharePoint file repository to a team in Microsoft Teams? Perhaps you have a legacy SharePoint document library that has been in use for years, and stores many files valuable to the organization. I’d like to explore with you how to connect that existing document library…

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Tools: Microsoft Teams Awareness Campaign

As I described in a previous post there are some excellent resources available to aid you in rolling out Microsoft Teams such as www.successwithteams.com and having a plan will help you in your journey to getting to a successful adoption of the product and ultimately going “viral”. As part of the success plan, you will…

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Microsoft Teams Product Roadmap (Oct 2017)

Today, October 24th 2017, the product roadmap for Microsoft Teams was released via the Microsoft Technical Community (original blog post here). A link to the roadmap can be found here and reflects Microsoft’s current expectations about Skype for Business capabilities coming to Teams. Note that dates and individual features may change and should not be…

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Journey to Success with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams enables your team to collaborate in new ways, bringing together the tools (Office 365 and 3rd party, line of business applications, etc) and teammates they interact with frequently into a hub for teamwork. The software unlocks new scenarios for which team collaboration can drive real business outcomes, and increasing the quality of output…

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Microsoft Teams: Enabling and Using Guest Access

Introduction: In this blog post I will walk through how to enable guest access in Microsoft Teams, validate the guest was added to Azure Active Directory B2B, demonstrate how a guest user will access another organization’s team and what the user experience is like. Update 9/21/17: I have updated this blog post that adding the…

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