Using Microsoft Teams in your next project

On my latest project I decided to go ‘all-in’ on Microsoft Teams and push it as the main method of communication for the project team. Microsoft Teams is a purpose-built tool that replaces conversations in both email and chat and enhances the quality of these conversations. It improves transparency with colleagues, better access to good Read more about Using Microsoft Teams in your next project[…]

I like big bots and I cannot lie …

… You other users can’t deny That when a bot loads up with a big knowledgebase and throw questions in its face You get answers … OK, enough of that. I saw a tweet by James Marshall (@jamesbmarshall) which he followed up with a blog post where he spoke about building a bot using in less Read more about I like big bots and I cannot lie …[…]

Office 365 Planner is here … and it’s awesome!

If you follow any of Microsoft’s Office 365 blogs, Yammer groups or Twitter accounts you’ll know that their cloud based project management and planning tool, Office 365 Planner, has launched this week to tenants on the appropriate plans (Office 365 Enterprise E1, E3, E4, E5, Office 365 Education, Office 365 Education E3 and E4, Office Read more about Office 365 Planner is here … and it’s awesome![…]

Could FindTime be the answer to your meeting scheduling woes?

If you’ve worked with people from other companies you’ll be familiar with the pain of trying to schedule meetings blind.   When it’s just you and one other the email exchanges are relatively brief but once it goes above three or four then the group email message “What time/date works for you?” goes into meltdown with Read more about Could FindTime be the answer to your meeting scheduling woes?[…]

I miss Office 365 – life after connected working

Recently I changed employer and moved from a company with Office 365 to a company that doesn’t.   I didn’t really appreciate the impact of losing Office 365 on the way I work and interact with colleagues.   It takes some time to move your work style to take advantage of the super-collaborative, always on, high-availability approach Read more about I miss Office 365 – life after connected working[…]

Putting the work into Enterprise Social Network

Enterprise Social Networking is an interesting concept and has the power to change an organisation significantly.  One of the best known is Yammer, started in 2008 as a freemium service and later purchased by Microsoft $1.2bn.   Subsequently this has been integrated into the Office 365 service so is sitting there ready as a challenge for the Read more about Putting the work into Enterprise Social Network[…]

Microsoft removes family safety for local accounts in Windows 10 forcing children to have online Microsoft accounts

I seemed to be in the minority but I really didn’t have anything bad to say about Windows 8.1.  It worked well on my work and personal devices for me and my family.   In particular I liked the Family Safety features which allowed my four year old daughter to have her own local account with Read more about Microsoft removes family safety for local accounts in Windows 10 forcing children to have online Microsoft accounts[…]

Three UK network announce arrival of VoLTE

Today ThreeUK network had a huge network announcement and shared this online with a Twitter event #ThreeNetwork. The network has had a tremendous growth in terms of customer base and network coverage with 8.5 million customers.   Of these 3.5 million are accessing 4G at no extra charge. I have always found the coverage to Read more about Three UK network announce arrival of VoLTE[…]

The iPhone office for Microsoft Office users

I read an excellent blog post by Stephen Waddington today “The iPhone office: 25+ apps for working in public relations on the move“.  Whilst it was an excellent list, with lots of crossover between his most useful apps and my own, there were some noticeable apps missing that are in my workflow. I’d recommend checking Read more about The iPhone office for Microsoft Office users[…]

Office Lens released on iPhone (and Android as a preview)

If you’ve seen Office Lens on Windows Phone, you’ll surely have been envious of your Windows Phone colleagues.  Evernote’s recently released document scanner is a bit disappointing so I was really hoping for Office Lens to come to iPhone. There is no longer any reason to be envious as Microsoft have released Office Lens for Read more about Office Lens released on iPhone (and Android as a preview)[…]