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Best Practice Cloud Compliance Microsoft 365

To Backup or Not to Backup? That really is the question.

The question of whether you need backup when everything is in the cloud continues to prompt debate. The debate continues here. Some light has been shed…

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Intranet SharePoint Content management Best Practice Branding

Give your intranet some personality

Intranets should be engaging as well as functional; it’s often useful for them to have a personality and a name that resonates. Picking a name needs some thought. This blog should help with that.

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Collaboration Best Practice Microsoft Teams Remote Meetings Identity

Message of Doom (aka multi-tenant meeting troubles) in Teams

When creating a Teams meeting from Outlook you will, at some point, experience the “When the meeting starts, we’ll let people know you’re waiting” message of doom. Learn to avoid it here.

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Best Practice Business Compliance Improvement Microsoft Microsoft 365 Microsoft Purview

Governance, Risk & Compliance and Microsoft Purview

With Purview, Microsoft have given us a great tool to manage Governance Risk and Compliance. The risk is that some may think that’s the whole story, get a good score and tick off GRC as completed. Not so fast…

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Best Practice Business Collaboration Microsoft 365 Microsoft Teams Remote Meetings

My head hurts less

In Part 1, “My Head Hurts” I discussed why online meetings can be exhausing. In this article I suggest what you can do about it without giving up the benefits of remote working/Work from Home.

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Business Collaboration Microsoft Microsoft Teams Remote Meetings

My head hurts

Online meetings can be exhausting. The several reasons why are explored in this article.

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AI Business Cloud Cognitive Services Remote Meetings Technology Thoughts and Musings

Future Thinking – Digitalisation

Short thoughts on what Digitialisation means at a personal and business level

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Azure Best Practice Microsoft Microsoft 365 People SharePoint

Looking at Things in Profile

User Profiles are an increasingly important part of a modern organisation. While they have always been important as a (often underused) tool for finding staff and searching for people with certain skills, the changes in work practice wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic now mean that staff spend less time together physically, so have less opportunity […]

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Browsers Business Cloud Compliance Content management Microsoft Microsoft 365 OneDrive Regionalisation SharePoint UI and UX

Not so Friendly; getting to grips with regional settings in Microsoft 365

If you want your dates to be regionally approproiate, don’t expect the Regional settings in Microsoft 365 to help that much. Some things aren’t as friendly as they appear…

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Business Remote Meetings Thoughts and Musings

Office 2021 – Post Pandemic Thinking

The world has changed.
Young employees who have never worked in an office may not be the onboarding challenge we think they are. In fact they may know how to be remote employees better than we do.

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Best Practice Business Business Process Collaboration Communication Compliance Content management Data and Insights Improvement Microsoft People

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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Best Practice Electric Vehicles Innovation Technology Tesla Thoughts and Musings UI and UX

So I bought a Tesla (and how US companies are lazy or incompetent on the world stage)

Tesla have almost nailed the EV market. Sadly they don’t much understand regionalisation. UK failings are awkward or possibly dangerous.