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 […]Read more "Modern Workplace in Three “Easy” Steps"
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 […]Read more "Changing Microsoft Teams Default File Open Preferences"
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” […]Read more "Loop Components and Office… a Ways to Go"
The Microsoft Teams product group has listened to feedback and added my new favorite feature. The “Mark as Read” feature allows you to take any conversation, especially a noisy one with a lot of stuff in it and “Mark as Read”. Been waiting for this one forever and really appreciate the feature being created. NOW… […]Read more "Listening to Feedback… Microsoft Teams “Mark as Read”"
I’ve been working with companies going through mergers and acquisitions for years. They are painful and take a lot of investment to get right. The better transitions are proactively managed on the tech side and include time and effort to improve the operational state of both organizations. As tech modernization has happened over recent years, […]Read more "M&A Strategy with Microsoft 365 / Office 365"
I presented to the Appleton PM circle on Planning for 2022 success. A great session with great people. We covered these topics: What it means to be a change agent What areas can you impact in your business Technology maturity curves Creating a plan with Horizon Planning Tech stack planning Skill development Bringing it all […]Read more "Planning for 2022 Success for Appleton PM Circle"
Loved this session on Ask the Expert. Myself, Lwin Maung (another Microsoft MVP), Chris Blackburn, Swami Venkatesh, and Brandon Hartman had a session to take questions on the modern environment, Azure, cloud, and M365. Love the questions, great discussion, and a great honor to be among these interesting and intelligent gentlemen. Swami certainly wins “best […]Read more "Azure: Ask the Expert"
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 […]Read more "Planning for 2022 Success: Live Edition"
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 […]Read more "Top Tech Leadership Priorities for 2022"
I’ve talked in the past about “above the line and below the line” engagement for tech leaders. The “below the line” functions are those that are most frequently ripe for democratization. In a business sense, democratization is the act of making a capability common, for it to be a shared and indistinguishable ability to get […]Read more "7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (3) Agent of Democratization"