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Headphone shoot out – Microsoft Surface Headphones vs Jabra Evolve range

Modern headphones are called upon to fulfil many distinct roles across personal and business needs and in multiple environments: high quality music and podcast playback, audio chat/calls, conference calls, shared workspace distraction reduction and more. This could be on a train, on a sofa, at the gym. in a personal office or a noisy shared […]

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Collaboration Content management Microsoft 365

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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Best Practice Content management Microsoft 365 SharePoint

Is Check in/Out still relevant in 2018?

This blog considers Check In/Check Out and why it should almost never be used.

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Metadata Microsoft Office SharePoint

How to ensure Word Quick Parts display Lookup value, not ID

Sometimes embedding SharePoint metadata in Word shows the ID instead of the value. This is why and how to fix it.

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Cloud Microsoft Microsoft 365 Mobile apps SharePoint

Blog – Office 365 apps and applications

As Office 365 becomes bigger and more sophisticated, there is an increasing range of mobile apps and applications that you should consider installing.

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Collaboration Microsoft Microsoft 365

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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Intranet Microsoft SharePoint UI and UX

Office 365 collaboration – somewhere between easy and hard

The Microsoft Story around Collaboration Has Never Been a Straightforward One, with Different Styles of Collaboration from Email, through Skype and into SharePoint Each Being Supported by Their Own Microsoft Technical Team; at Times It’s definitely felt like the different teams compete rather than collaborate (and the irony is not lost on us). With the […]

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Intranet Microsoft SharePoint

Teams vs. Groups – Microsoft moves their vision forward a few more steps

Office 365 continues to develop, and it seems like something changes more or less every fortnight. This isn’t a bad thing, as long as Microsoft continue to make reasonable business decisions about the features and functionality; though the pace of change continues to present some challenges for partners and users alike. One of the most […]

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Microsoft Ignite 2015

Last week was the second of the huge Microsoft conferences, following quickly on from the developer orientated Build. Ignite combined, for the first time, several slightly smaller conference, including SPC, the SharePoint Conference, providing great reach into the increasingly connected Microsoft technology stack for IT Pros, Developers and Advanced Business Users/Strategists (amongst whom I count […]

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Innovation Microsoft Wearables

Two Weeks with a Microsoft Band

The very nice folks at Microsoft lent me one of the few Microsoft Bands in the UK and with the announcement of a 15th April UK launch I thought I should publish my observations from living with one for 2 weeks. As ever Microsoft have done a less than spectacular job of marketing this innovative […]