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Maturity Model for Microsoft 365

The Maturity Model for Microsoft 365 is a set of guides and tools to let companies improve productivity, assurance and effectiveness.

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OneDrive for Business – Why and How

As the Microsoft 365 (M365) suite gets inexorably broader and more capable there are increasing amounts of overlap between some elements, such as file storage and collaboration. This article discusses where and how to use OneDrive for Business in the mix.

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Collaboration Microsoft Teams Remote Meetings Thoughts and Musings

Thoughts on Online Living II

In physical meetings, where you sit and how you dress has an impact. How does this work in online meetings?

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Some Trends in the Digital Workspace

There is a lot going on in the digital work place, driven by new technologies, by evolving work patterns, by external challenges (notably climate change and COVID-19) and a realisation that what seemed to work before may not work for us future (if it ever really did).

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Folders are dreadful. Teams is great. Teams uses folders. Discuss…

A while ago I wrote a (carefully considered) rant about the evil that is the Folder. I dislike folders so much that I wrote a song about them (well, part of a song, but in this I am definitely allowed artistic license.) Yet I am clearly on record as a bit of a Microsoft Teams […]

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Microsoft Teams Best Practice

It would be fair to say that I have become something of a Teams convert. Maybe even an evangelist. With that in mind, here is a round up of what I consider to be some good and best practice for use with Microsoft Teams. Teams is so new that new features are emerging all the […]

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Do I really have to add metadata?

A gentle reminder about metadata It’s important that ‘information workers’ understand what metadata (often called ‘tags’) is and the need for capturing appropriate metadata for your documents and information items. Not adding metadata is initially quicker, but everything you do with the document later is slower and the chance of making a mistake is greater. […]

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How to get going with Microsoft Teams – Hints and Tips

I have been spending plenty of time looking at the relatively new Microsoft Teams, as I try to decide where it fits within my company and how we would position it with our clients. It’s been an interesting journey as I have tried to unpick teh mess that MS has created around Teams vs. Groups […]

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Stop it being about the tech – it’s about people

As a company, we have just moved completely to the Office365 suite, mostly driven by a desire to improve our email (though it was pretty good before) and also from a desire to start using Lync (even though we are big users of Skype already) for our internal communications because of the way it looks […]