Microsoft Build 2018 – Keynote Highlights

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft Build 2018, a major conference hosted by Microsoft for its developers, was held in Seattle during the past week. – the importance of data privacy to Microsoft (as it should be). Industry Updates Microsoft Office 365

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Improving SharePoint Lists – Roadmap 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft used the recent SharePoint Conference to introduce numerous improvements to SharePoint lists scheduled for 2018. About one third of these are available now, with the reminder scheduled to be delivered by the end of December 2018.

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Microsoft Whiteboard

Michael Sampson - Currents

While a white background is a common starting experience in Microsoft’s applications, the specific capabilities of each tool both create and constrain what you can use it for. I got my copy for Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store. Microsoft 365 Microsoft Office 365

New Computer – 2014 vs. 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

If we’re using Microsoft 365 next time a new laptop is required – adding the device management and additional security capabilities of Enterprise Mobility + Security, along with Windows 10 licensing – I’d expect the time required to be even less. Microsoft Office 365

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Notes from the Keynote at the SharePoint Conference 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Silverside blog, I share five key takeaways from the SharePoint Conference keynote earlier this week: The SharePoint Conference North America 2018 in Las Vegas is the place to be this week if SharePoint is critical to the collaboration strategy at your organisation.

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Why No Lessons Learned Microsoft?

Michael Sampson - Currents

And after monitoring the Microsoft news sites for the past week and seeing nothing (nada, zilch, zero) about the outage and what went wrong, I’m left wondering why not. Customers purchasing cloud services from Microsoft rely on those abilities to do their work.

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More Human Moments from Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

After a pretty good run, Microsoft Office 365 had a major outage in San Antonio TX this week. During the outage, Microsoft used two main avenues for communicating status to the world: the Microsoft Azure status page, and the Microsoft Office 365 status page.

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Microsoft Surface Hub 2

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft announced the Surface Hub 2 today (May 15, US time). – Microsoft has worked with Steelcase to develop rolling stands and easy-to-use mounts. There is a lot of interest … Great job Microsoft.

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Unified Endpoint Management – and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security

Michael Sampson - Currents

Gartner published its latest analysis of the Unified Endpoint Management market late last week, with VMware, Microsoft, IBM, BlackBerry, and MobileIron ranked as the leaders. Microsoft continues to improve its capabilities and cadence in this space, being listed as the second-to-top leader.

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Microsoft StaffHub for Frontline Workers

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Silverside blog, I wrote about Microsoft StaffHub: Microsoft has made significant strides in recent years addressing the needs of workers who don’t work on a computer throughout the day. I have seen estimates of 500 million to 2 billion people who fit into this category – that of frontline workers (although Microsoft uses the term “firstline”). Microsoft StaffHub is an example of this workstream (released in January 2017). Microsoft Office 365

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Changes Afoot for Microsoft OneNote

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Silverside blog, I wrote about upcoming changes for Microsoft OneNote: One of my friends once covered himself in Post-It Notes and walked into his local Microsoft office. He was hoping to become the product manager for Microsoft OneNote – hence the attention-grabbing way of presenting himself – but his approach was stymied because the receptionist didn’t even know what OneNote was. Read more: Changes Afoot for Microsoft OneNote. Microsoft Office 365

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E-Learning 3.0 : Graph

Jenny Connected

You may have heard of GitHub – the open source software repository that was recently acquired by Microsoft for $7.5 Graph is the Topic for Week 3 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 Again, he has provided a good Synopsis – see [link].

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Thinking with SAMR – SharePoint News Changes

Michael Sampson - Currents

During the keynote from the SharePoint Conference 2018 in Las Vegas yesterday, Microsoft made several announcements of new goodness coming to SharePoint. Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint Re-Imagining Effective Work

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Four Things to Remember When "Planning"

Evolving Web

I have made Microsoft Project files that would make your head spin. In 1989 I received my degree in Urban Planning. I have studied how to make plans. In 2007 I received my certification to be part of the American Institute of Certified Planners. I have been recognized for making good plans.

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Nudges in MyAnalytics

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft is adding small coaching nudges to Outlook – on the Web shortly, in Outlook for Windows during 2018, and perhaps sometime for Outlook on Mac, iOS and Android. I hope Microsoft adds more capabilities to these nudges over time. Microsoft 365

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Workplace Analytics for Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

While Microsoft undoubtedly has its own research to draw on for such analytics, it would be worth reviewing Google’s research on itself on what makes a perfect team. Microsoft 365 Microsoft Office 365

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Protecting Mobile Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the Microsoft 365 world, this is the role of Intune Mobile Threat Defense. The Microsoft Intune Team just announced a new integration with BETTER Mobile for leveraging signals from BETTER ActiveShield to trigger Intune policies around conditional access and other mitigation policies.

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Onboarding and Offboarding: The Hidden Processes

Michael Sampson - Currents

For Office 365 and Microsoft 365 customers, the user provisioning service in Azure Active Directory enables automated, policy-based provisioning of non-Microsoft cloud apps, such as Salesforce, Slack, GoToMeeting, Dropbox, Box and more. Microsoft 365

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“Information Protection”

Michael Sampson - Currents

Which is why Microsoft doesn’t offer an “information protection” product as such, but rather a set of solutions that apply in different situations. The diagram above is a common one used by Microsoft to show the breadth of its solution set.

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Excel for Mac Plus Excel MVPs

Michael Sampson - Currents

There was a lot of financial modelling required in that first role, although unlike at my manufacturing client, Microsoft Excel was the product of choice. Microsoft Office 365Excel Table Talk Episode 6.

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Information Protection: The What – Office 365 DLP

Michael Sampson - Currents

As mentioned the other day , Microsoft uses two specific products to deal with the what of information protection: Office 365 DLP and Azure Information Protection. Data Protection Microsoft 365

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Information Protection: The What

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft deals with the above through two specific products in its information protection solutions portfolio: Office 365 data loss prevention (DLP) and Azure Information Protection (AIP). Data Protection Microsoft 365

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Information Protection in Windows 10 and OneDrive

Michael Sampson - Currents

Data Protection Microsoft 365

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Data Residency in Office 365 – It’s Complicated

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft announced data residency for data in Microsoft Teams for Canada, with Australia and Japan coming before the end of August as well. – current customers who have a tenant based in Canada but who have never opened nor touched Microsoft Teams.

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Hyperfish Acquired by LiveTiles

Michael Sampson - Currents

The acquisition of Hyperfish by LiveTiles represents the merger of two of the fastest growing and most exciting companies in the Microsoft ecosystem. Microsoft Office 365

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Who Switched the Drawers?

Michael Sampson - Currents

And then once you have developed a new rhythm, Microsoft changes things. Adoption & Effective Use Microsoft Office 365 Re-Imagining Effective WorkI have 21 drawers by my office desk.

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Backlash Against Group Chat

Michael Sampson - Currents

How long until we see an equivalent stream of concern about the usage of Microsoft Teams? Culture & Competency Microsoft Office 365 Tools & Technologies

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SharePoint Swoop – The Intranet Makeover Show

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft published Season 1 of SharePoint Swoop: The Intranet Makeover Show , where three well-known MVPs swoop into an organisation for three days and make some SharePoint and Office 365 magic happen. This is Microsoft’s description: SharePoint Swoop is not a typical reality show — this new, enterprise-focused, five-part web series from Microsoft is jam-packed with fun. Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint

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Spoof Intelligence Added for all Exchange Online Protection Plans #office365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft added Spoof Intelligence for email security earlier this year (January 2018 I think). Microsoft just announced that Spoof Intelligence is coming down from its E5/ATP only perch and will become part-and-parcel of Exchange Online Protection from late September to early October.

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Marijn Somers on Change (and Progress) with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Adoption & Effective Use Microsoft Office 365 Re-Imagining Effective WorkEarlier in the week I suggested we should use a different word instead of change. Marijn commented about his slide deck above, presented at SharePoint Saturday in Cambridge in September 2017. Read the whole deck, but I’m making an especial call out re Marijn’s argument around “progress” instead of “change” on slides 26-29. P.S. Slide 13 made me laugh out loud.

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HR and #BigData – How LinkedIn Uses Data Research for Recruitment

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Microsoft said they bought LinkedIn for the data – such an interesting video on how LinkedIn intends to use the information we provide. HR and Big Data – How LinkedIn Uses Data Research.

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Sightedness: The Lesson

Michael Sampson - Currents

Or if you can only see the world through SharePoint shaped glasses, what does Microsoft offer in Teams, Planner, Yammer, and the other capabilities in Office 365 that could be useful to individuals, teams and groups?

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Integrating Adobe with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

– Combine multiple Microsoft files and PDFs into a single PDF that you can use for archiving or distribution. – Convert PDFs into editable Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or RTF files from your mobile device or online while preserving fonts, formatting, and layouts.

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Improving Personal Capability to Embrace New Ideas

Michael Sampson - Currents

View a plan in Microsoft Planner, and move one of the items they are working on to a new column (bucket). We held a push-up competition several years ago at my house. Some of my sons could easily do 20 push-ups, but one in particular couldn’t do any (he was … 7?).

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Walking a Different Path – Redux

Michael Sampson - Currents

With the velocity that Microsoft is ramping up on Office 365, Azure, Dynamics 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security, Microsoft 365 and more, it’s very easy for an organisation to look at the general market dynamics and say “let’s flow with everyone else.”

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Four Things to Remember When "Planning"

Evolving Web

I have made Microsoft Project files that would make your head spin. In 1989 I received my degree in Urban Planning. I have studied how to make plans. In 2007 I received my certification to be part of the American Institute of Certified Planners. I have been recognized for making good plans.

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Effecting Change – the Cohesive, Larger Vision

Michael Sampson - Currents

As Silverside, we don’t control what Microsoft or IBM does to its products. There’s much more to come from Silverside as 2018 unfolds.

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Using Data Analytics on People for Better Decision Making

Michael Sampson - Currents

Chantrelle and Natalie from the Workplace Analytics practice at Microsoft share three ideas of how organisations are using people analytics (defined as “ the use of data about human behavior, relationships and traits to make business decisions “): 1.

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The Wheel of Blame

How to Save the World

And I can’t seem to stop blaming badly designed technologies (notably anything developed by Microsoft) for my online struggles. I don’t know who invented the “wheel of blame” I first saw it on the refrigerator of Tree’s community house kitchen.

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