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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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Microsoft Microsoft 365 Microsoft Office Microsoft Teams OneDrive SharePoint

Why can’t I Sync my Teams Files tab / SharePoint library?

Beware using both library ‘Sync’ and ‘Add a shortcut to OneDrive’ in SharePoint or Teams. It gets messy and things break.

Thankfully, it’s fairly easy to fix once you know what’s going on.

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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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Microsoft 365 Mobile apps Tesla

Tesla Calendar sync: Outlook -> Google Calendar -> Tesla

Calendar integration on Tesla cars is a great idea, unless you use Outlook on Android. Here is a workaround

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AI Cognitive Services Innovation Microsoft Microsoft 365 Microsoft Office

Transcribe: More talking, better words

Microsoft has just announced a new Transcription feature in Word. I tested it and found it was good

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Best Practice Collaboration Content management Intranet Microsoft 365

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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Best Practice Intranet Microsoft Microsoft 365 Microsoft Office Microsoft Teams

Teams Top Tips – Navigating in Teams using Wiki magic

Navigation within Teams is a problem. Most hyperlinks from a Teams tab to another part of Teams don’t work. This Tips article helps solve the problem

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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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Azure Cognitive Services Innovation Intranet Metadata Microsoft 365 Microsoft Flow Microsoft Power Platform SharePoint

Auto-Classify Images in SharePoint Online Library – an epic Real-World Flow

Don’t be fooled by the marketing, demonstrators or “so simple your Mum could do it” claims some would have you believe; in the real world things are more complex and production quality Flows and business solutions need to be developed for that real world.

In addition to uncovering these themes, my latest blog sites does really cool things using machine learning via Azure Cognitive Services, Microsoft Flow and SharePoint to automatically tag images. It’s written so that a new Flow user should be able to reproduce it themselves.