Office 365 webinar series

This was conducted in March 2020, during the COVID lock-down. All videos are 15 minutes followed by Q&A from live attendees. 15 days, 15 topics, 15 minutes each. Live Event with Q&A.

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Series Videos

Mon, 23-MarWhat is Office 365?Watch Video
Tue, 24-MarWhich Office edition?Watch Video
Wed, 25-MarWordWatch Video
Thu, 26-MarExcelWatch Video
Fri, 27-MarPowerPointWatch Video
Sat, 28-MarOneNoteWatch Video
Sun, 29-MarOneDriveWatch Video
Mon, 30-MarOutlook & To DoWatch Video
Tue, 31-MarTeams & PlannerWatch Video
Wed, 01-AprYammerWatch Video
Thu, 02-AprStreamWatch Video
Fri, 03-AprSway & FormsWatch Video
Sat, 04-AprPower Automate & Power AppsWatch Video
Sun, 05-AprPower BIWatch Video
Mon, 06-AprPutting it all together
Which tool to use when
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Global Online Conference using Teams

Microsoft is conducting a global, online conference using Teams as I am writing this article. It is a great way to learn how to not just work remotely, but deliver 100’s of sessions to 1000’s of people across the world remotely. Here is what I learnt – and what YOU can use to do the same!

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Enter Hex Colour Code directly with Office

New and very useful feature for artists and designers. Specify accurate colour value using HEX code instead of RGB or HSL. What difference? Well, HEX codes are most commonly used. RGB or HSL require you to put three values. HEX is ONE value. Works with all Office apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Project, Publisher, and Visio.

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By the way, this colour shown here – #0F4C81 is special. It is called Classic Blue and it is the Pantone colour of the year 2020.

Enjoy.

Monthly review using Teams

This is probably the most common use case for Teams. Monthly review using Teams is easy to setup and manage. It gets everyone on board quickly and painlessly. This is NOT a tutorial on Teams. Some knowledge of using Teams is required to implement steps mentioned here. 10 min reading time.

Monthly review using Teams - table showing needs and how Teams can help

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Training vs Adoption

Training vs Adoption is a common confusion. This article is about driving Office 365 adoption. These concepts are valid for any technology adoption which involves business users. Training is a subset of Adoption. But often, the only thing customers do for adoption is a few training programs. Adoption means effective and full utilization of the right features and tools in the right business context – across the organization.  Learn more (7 min).

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Store files in the right place with Office 365

This may seem like a simple question. But it is not. After 3 decades of IT, we are still debating and are confused. This article is about where to store files in Office 365.  This simple poster became popular on LinkedIn. Here are the details… based upon the interaction on the post and what I have seen at hundreds of customers.

Where to store files - poster - showing OneDrive, Teams, SharePoint and Yammer

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Common Teams Mistakes / Teams Worst Practices

Teams is a very powerful tool. But there are many common mistakes I have observed across customers. Here is a list of 50 mistakes – or – worst practices. Make sure you are not committing these Teams mistakes.

This is just a list. I will expand on some of these mistakes as separate articles or videos. If you do not understand a particular topic or have a different opinion, please post it as comments.

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