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  • Microsoft Software Giveaway - October 2020 Edition

    Microsoft Software Giveaway – October 2020 Edition

    Fall / Autumn seems like a good season to do a giveaway, don't you think? I am giving away the following software during my Microsoft Software Giveaway – Fall 2020 Edition! Read the ‘How to Win' and ‘Rules” sections below for all the details. Microsoft Software Giveaway Microsoft 365 Family Subscription ($99.99 USD value – 1 year) Share your subscription with up to 5 other people and more! More information on the Microsoft 365 website. Follow me on Twitter for updates!

  • M365 Cincinnati 2020 #M365Cincinnati

    M365 Friday Cincinnati 2020

    M365 Friday Cincinnati 2020 is occurring Friday October 23rd, 2020! The event will be virtual, and it will feature so many great sessions and speakers! My session, Using Your On-prem Data in a Cloud World, will showcase how you can use your data in Microsoft 365 no matter where it lives. The list of sessions is amazing with so many great speakers and sessions! Register and then check out all the sessions!  

  • 365 Message Center Show #365MCS

    New personalisation with My Feed web part – #166

    This week on the 365 Message Center Show Organizations that personalize their Intranet and team sites have another tool at their disposal. The My Feed web part shows content specific to you, based on your activity and contacts within your organization. Content includes your next meeting, a Microsoft Team and channel you frequently visit, or a recording of a meeting you attended recently. Where would you use this new web part? – My Feed web part – Forms: Specific user sharing for response collection – Set duration on presence status in Teams – Organizers can manage meeting options in the meeting experience – Forms is getting a new start page…

  • Free Audio Conferencing for Microsoft Teams

    Free Audio Conferencing for Microsoft Teams

    Providing a call-in number for your meetings is a great way to make sure your attendees can join. Even if attendees can't use the Teams client, they can dial-in and participate. Microsoft Teams, via the Microsoft 365 Audio Conferencing add-in, allows your meeting organizers to provide a dial-in number for all attendees. Announced October 12th, 2020, Microsoft will provide a free Dial-in Audio Conferencing for Microsoft Teams option! How to Get the Free Audio Conferencing for Microsoft Teams Check out this video showing how to enable the free option! The offer details: You must order the add-on for each user you want to schedule a meeting with a dial-in number…

  • 365 Message Center Show #365MCS

    Prevent attendees from unmuting in Teams Meetings – #165

    This week on the 365 Message Center Show There are some Teams meetings you run where you wish you could have prevented attendees from unmuting. Education are happy to see this update. But it also makes it possible for organizations to run more controlled, large format meetings. Here what Daniel has to say as he covers this update. That is, if Darrell doesn't prevent him from unmuting as he organizes the meeting. – Prevent attendees from unmuting in Teams Meetings – OneNote feed in Outlook for the web – SharePoint: Organization chart web part – General availability of SharePoint Syntex – Introducing Designer in Word – Notifications coming to the…

  • 365 Message Center Show #365MCS

    Microsoft Teams meeting recordings saved to OneDrive / SharePoint –  #164

    This week on the 365 Message Center Show Sharing meeting recordings with guests is about to get easier. Microsoft Teams will soon record meetings to OneDrive or SharePoint. Then you can share the recording like to share any file with a guest. – New Power Automate for Teams – Microsoft Teams: meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint – Calendar view on Microsoft List and SharePoint Lists – Push notifications for work accounts in To Do – List creation from templates visual refresh – Introducing tags in the Message Center Join Daniel Glenn and Darrell as a Service Webster as they cover the latest messages in the Microsoft 365 Message…

  • 365 Message Center Show #365MCS

    Introducing Microsoft Teams templates –  #163

    This week on the 365 Message Center Show Create a new Microsoft Team based on a template and get your team off to the right start. 13 new base templates will soon be available to support activities such as managing a project, onboard employees. Use one of the 13 or as an admin, create your own template. Set channel structure, Team level settings, pin tabs and pre-install apps to show in a template.    #MSIgnite – Microsoft Teams: Windows 10 native notifications in Teams AND Introducing macOS native notifications in Teams – Introducing Microsoft Teams templates – Organizational branding of Teams custom apps store – Search Yammer using the Teams…

  • Microsoft Ignite 2020 #MSIgnite

    Microsoft Ignite Summary and Blogs

    Updated October 4th 2020 Microsoft Ignite 2020 took place September 22nd – 24th and there were MANY announcements and feature updates to go through. This post is for you to use a launching point to the Microsoft blog posts (and maybe others) showcasing all of the announcements and content shared at Microsoft Ignite this year. Microsoft Ignite Announcements There will were many announcements for Microsoft 365 technologies! These included Microsoft Teams, Azure, SharePoint, Office, Security, Power Platform, and more! There is a Microsoft Ignite book of news post that includes all announcements. I have added links to blog posts below to help give more information on the announcements, so read…

  • M365 Ottawa 2020 #M365Ottawa

    M365 Saturday Ottawa 2020

    I am happy to say I am speaking at the M365 Saturday Ottawa 2020 virtual event! The FREE event is happening October 17th, 2020 and will feature 40 other great speakers as well! My session, Gaining insights with Power BI, will highlight how you can get can utilize Power BI to see how your business is doing. The list of sessions is amazing with so many great speakers and sessions! Register and then check out all the sessions!   Resources Gaining Insights with Power BI – M365 Ottawa 2020 (Slides) Download Microsoft Power BI Desktop (non Windows Store version) Download Microsoft Power BI Desktop (Windows Store version) Microsoft on-premises data…

  • 365 Message Center Show #365MCS

    Microsoft Ignite Schedule Builder and a few other MC updates – #162

    This week on the 365 Message Center Show Schedules. When they're live, we get dates and times and can make plans. In this episode we discuss a mysterious “2020 Release Wave 2” message you have to look at closer, the Gallery view for Microsoft Lists and SharePoint. We also talk about the #MSIgnite schedule builder going live, and our recommendations for sessions and tips for attending this colossal virtual conference. – Feature update: Gallery view in Microsoft Lists – New Feature: Inline message translation for Android – Microsoft Forms introduces a responder progress bar – Deployment schedule available for 2020 Release Wave 2 – #MSIgnite Schedule Builder, how to use…