Modernizing Gov IT and Securing Collaboration in M365

As agencies begin to transition to Microsoft Teams and other cloud collaboration systems, they must also start to answer some tough questions about the intersection between adoption, security, and collaboration. In this session, we will discuss some of the pitfalls agencies must consider and both native and third-party solutions to work around these potential roadblocks.

M365VM – Demystifying Microsoft 365 for End Users and Business Decision Makers

Looking to demystify and make sense of Microsoft 365’s many components and facets? Did you just buy Microsoft Office 365 or Windows? Or a Virtual Desktop on Azure? Looking for a sandbox to kick the tires on services? Come on over to this session as Dan and Jay help you wrap your head around the basics, from the ground up, and understand the capabilities you now have at your fingertips.

#MSIgnite 2021 – Day 1 Recap with Martina Grom

Martina Grom, M365 MVP and Regional Director, and CEO of atwork gmbh, joins the This Week In Teams podcast to talk about Microsoft Ignite Day 1 and the likely direction that the vision presented during this conference points Microsoft. We discuss the incredible and unusual mixed reality keynotes, shared channels, presentation modes, webinars, and Teams Meeting overflow, but we also talk about engagement, adoption, and the importance of planning when working in a platform like this.

The Architecture is Flat #M365California

During this presentation, Joy Apple and Jay Leask discussed the value of a flat information architecture for collaboration in the Microsoft platform, especially in SharePoint 2013 and newer. The presentation attached contains notes and links discussed during our session and can be downloaded for use. This presentation was presented by Joy Apple and Jay Leask… Continue Reading →

Buzzkill E5 – Governance with Amanda Musselwhite

This week we invite Federal consultant Amanda Musselwhite. of Booz Allen Hamilton, to talk Governance. Last Week, Hunter and Jay introduced a number of key Governance theories and suggestions on how to get started with your governance plan, but sometimes it helps to hear it from someone else. Amanda, a Governance consultant for over 15… Continue Reading →

Announcing: Buzzkill!

On the Spot is proud to announce our new podcast: Buzzkill! Buzzkill is all about the things nobody has time to talk about and the importance of them: Change Management, Governance, Information Architecture, Sustainable Adoption. There are TONS of things that IT organizations need to consider, but due to resource constraints, they rarely have the… Continue Reading →

The importance of a Cloud Readiness Assessment

Recorded March 3, 2018, Jay Leask and Craig Jahnke continue the Cloud Series by diving into the importance of a proper readiness assessment when considering a move to the cloud. Primary categories of discussion included cloud viability for business and legacy applications, up-front and hidden costs, brand and type of cloud (such as brands, private vs multi-tenant, and data segregation options), governance, and migration preparedness.

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