In this episode, Craig and Jay discuss the top 12 Gifts of Teams – oh – we cover 12 categories of Teams with a recap some of the top releases of 2020, mixed with some of the classic features of #MicrosoftTeams and why they’re still so important
This Week in Teams Craig and Jay review the November 2020 “What’s New in Teams” blog and tell you what (we think) is most important! We’ll also tell you a little about why PowerApps is insanely cool, and maybe update you on our Christmas decorations.
In this episode, we spoke with Amie Seisay about considerations organizations should have when building their IT teams. We had a great time exploring some of the reasons why, when it comes to strategy, communication, change management and other aspects of project implementation, having a diverse team is essential. We all agreed organizations really need more than developers and administrators to get things done. Training, communication and project management skills are fundamentally necessary in getting things done!
This week on Buzzkill, Jay and Hunter discuss what it means to successfully roll out technology in today’s climate. We discuss traditional IT success criteria, budget and time, but then dig into adoption and value. We posit that a modern IT rollout must consider adoption and value across the entire project, from planning through implementation to training and metrics.
Joy T. Apple, or Joy of SharePoint, took time with Craig & Jay to talk about the many considerations you should have when considering the Information Architecture of your Teams.
This episode explores important aspects of communication, including how communication between IT and the organization is vital both to implementations and ongoing operations.
Though the stereotype of the cynical, introverted and sheltered IT admin may have some legitimacy, there are increasingly many kinds of people IT. Though this means there may be more sociality and better communication skills among IT members than in years past, it’s still very important to hone in on and improve IT communication skills on a regular basis.
Jay and Craig talked about of the newest features rolling out, or soon to be rolling out for the Microsoft Teams platform from Lists to Breakout Rooms to Meeting Publishing and Ignite. There’s a lot to unpack, This Week in Teams.
This week Jay and Craig talked about some important considerations around managing your Teams, such as: naming conventions, team creation, managing membership, and the ever popular guest accesses vs. external users.
After weeks of new features and deep dives into various capabilities that compliment the Teams platform, Jay and Craig decided to go back to basics. This Week in Teams we provide an introduction to #MicrosoftTeams. We talk about what Teams IS: the hub for M365 but also the hub for the enterprise with its ever-expanding extensibility. We also talked about the base for Teams: SharePoint, OneDrive, and Exchange Server. And, we discussed if a Team should be Organizational or Functional (sneak peek: It depends).
Over the last two weeks Hunter and I had conversations with two people from very different backgrounds to help showcase the need for, but also the value of developing customer feedback loops in your engagements. Maxine Teller of Maximize Strategies shared her experiences supporting customer journeys with change. Samit Saini shared his own journey from the end user to the service adoption specialist.