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  • 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…

  • 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!  

  • 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…

  • M365 Saskatchewan 2020 #M365Sask

    M365 Saturday Saskatchewan

    * 10/3/2020 Updated at the bottom with resources from the session. M365 Saturday Saskatchewan 2020 is going virtual! The FREE event is happening October 3rd, 2020 and will feature some great content. 30 sessions in total along with a keynote by Jeff Teper! Session rooms are in the following categories: Microsoft 365 Development SharePoint Online Power Platform Microsoft Teams My session, Gaining insights with Power BI, is scheduled for 1:30pm local time / 2:30pm Central US time. The schedule is amazing with so many great speakers and sessions! Register and then check out all the sessions! Resources Gaining Insights with Power BI – M365 Saskatchewan 2020 (Slides) Download Microsoft Power…

  • End of Internet Explorer 11 Support in Microsoft 365

    End of Internet Explorer 11 Support in Microsoft 365

    Microsoft has announced today that the end of Internet Explorer 11 support in Microsoft 365 will happen soon. Your organization needs to prepare now for this change. End of Internet Explorer 11 Support and sunset of Microsoft Edge Legacy As announced August 17th, 2020, the end of support within Microsoft 365 apps will be happening over the course of the next year. However, the first service to stop supporting Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) is Microsoft Teams on November 30th, 2020. If your users are utilizing Teams using IE 11, they need to either switch to Microsoft Edge, another supported browser, or use Teams using the Windows application. Starting August…

  • 365 Message Center Show #365MCS

    Updates to Teams usage reports – #156

    This week on the 365 Message Center Show Get greater visibility of how people are using Microsoft Teams within your organization. Updates to the usage reports will show how recent features are being used. Identify power users. Target user adoption efforts. – SharePoint lists and libraries – improved image columns – Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel – Speaker attribution in Live Captions – SharePoint: Download SharePoint site usage data in Excel – Updates to Teams usage reports in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center and the Teams Admin Center – Service reminder: Skype for Business Online is retiring in 12 months – Introducing the Organizer only Teams…

  • 365 Message Center Show #365MCS

    Microsoft Teams Call Merge – #155

    This week on the 365 Message Center Show On a group call and see another call coming in from someone else on the same project? Answer their call. You might find they can join your current call. Now, you'll be able to merge the calls effortlessly. No need to ask them to hang up so you can add them to the group call. – Outlook – new resource booking capabilities – WELCOME TO DYNAMICS 365 CUSTOMER VOICE – Microsoft Teams Call Merge – Update on Copy and Restore operations – Retirement of notifications functionality in all Office 365 web apps except Outlook – Office 365 ATP: External email forwarding controls…

  • sql saturday auckland 2020

    SQL Saturday Auckland 2020

    SQL Saturday Auckland 2020 is going virtual! The FREE event is happening August 8th, 2020 and will feature some fantastic content. 50 sessions in total! Sessions are broken out into the following categories: Machine Learning & Advanced Analytics Application & Database Development Cloud Application Development & Deployment Power BI Learning Path for Data professional Job I will be giving a session on how you can use your data in the Microsoft cloud, no matter where it lives. My session will start at 9:50AM local time (4:50PM Central US time). The schedule is amazing with so many great speakers and sessions! Register and then check out all the sessions!

  • PASS Virtual Summit 2020 #PASSSummit

    PASS Summit 2020

    I am excited to announce that I will be speaking at #PASSsummit 2020! This year's PASS Virtual Summit will have pre-conference workshops starting November 10th, 2020 and continue with several days of sessions. What is PASS Virtual Summit? As the Summit site mentions, “With over 250 in-depth sessions across four key streams of: Architecture, Data Management, Analytics and Professional Development, this really is the event for data professionals across the world.” Summit has been celebrated for many years by data professionals as THE global conference by data people, for data people. This year's event will be virtual and available online for attendees worldwide, so registered today! Power BI Sharing Session…