I’ve been part of a LOT of hybrid meetings lately (onsite and Teams). They stink. Here’s how you can make them better… 1. Have a room setup that is optimized for hybrid, such as a Surface Hub, where it naturally works with Teams without a lot of screwing around. I’ve seen a TON of terrible […]
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I recently wrote about Delayed Send in Outlook. Check out this feature for Delayed Send in Microsoft Teams. If you are trying to avoid causing unnecessary concern, friction, or stress after hours, but find yourself more productive during that time, use the delayed send feature to align to your recipient’s work hours. How to Use […]
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You run an enterprise organization but the technology feels like it is still left over from the stone age. We’re still taking about VPN with endpoints, your employees still use file shares, and your CEO can’t work from a Mac. Why are we still sitting in this situation in 2022 when we just went through […]
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I seem to be getting an enormous number of unsolicited calls from spam sales people at my Microsoft Teams account at work. This is really annoying because it interrupts the meeting I’m on with simultaneous calls to both my laptop and mobile device, pulling the bluetooth headset between both. Well… although I can’t fix that […]
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Do you hate it when Microsoft Teams opens files in the Teams interface rather than the full application on your desktop? I do too. I can appreciate that sometimes you want to use the web experience, but mostly I find it clunky and only suitable for viewing the content. If I’m intending to edit, I […]
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I recently had a challenging hotel situation I needed to resolve. I had booked a hotel in Minnesota for a customer visit and had mistakenly selected the wrong date. This oddly enough happens to me more often than I’d want to admit. In any case… I showed up to the hotel, asked to check in, […]
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I’m excited about Loop Components and the future of collaboration… but, Microsoft has a ways to go with making these integrated. The first iteration of this I’m not sure I’m thrilled about. I’m a pretty regular ToDo user and an immediate issue I’m seeing is when I was trying to create a “Note to Self” […]
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To kick off 2022 and to follow-up on a blog of the same name, I started the year with a video on planning for your 2022 success. In this video I talk about all the tremendous opportunities for business engagement in 2022 leveraging technology to drive your company forward. I talk about disruption, structure, and […]
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In moments of transition often weak leaders freeze, unable to move or act until those around them move. The weak leader is unable to gather the team to move forward through the malaise and is challenged to reflect, think, and act. In contrast, the effective leader is able to use moments of transition to accomplish […]
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I presented on the Best of Microsoft Ignite 2021 Fall Edition. A great conversation about 10 big things that were presented at Ignite across Secure Modern Workplace, Cloud, Data, and Innovation.
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