Happiness at Work and in Microsoft 365
Happy August!Read more
Happy August!Read more
Microsoft Stream is awesome. I have loved it ever since it launched in 2017. I could load company videos into a centralized “YouTube for the enterprise” portal, organize them using channels and groups, and I could add hashtags and chapter links so my end users could quickly get to the video content they were seeking. Do I want options to auto-generate captions of videos, trim videos, and replace videos while preserving the original link? Yes, please! Stream could do it all!
In May of 2020, however, Microsoft released a new feature in Stream that turned me into an all-out Stream evangelist! The option to “record screen” meant that anyone could create short videos and share them with the rest of their colleagues. I couldn’t stop telling people about it! And now I’m telling you, because sharing is caring. 😊
Lately, I have been seeing an increase in what feels like anti-meeting content. While the point may be to highlight other methods of communication rather than scheduling a meeting, we shouldn't dismiss or put a negative connotation on meetings. I feel we need a reminder of communication fundamentals. A "checklist" of sorts we can utilize to ensure we are delivering effective and clear messages. In this process, we can choose the appropriate channel or medium to best communicate with our coworkers and, as a result, hopefully, reduce the feeling of meeting overload.Read more
"Returning to normal" and "back to normal" seem to be phrases of comfort in this world so eager to move past this Pandemic. While I cannot wait to gather without caution at a large social event just the way we have done for as long as I can remember, there are some changes that have impacted the way we work that may be worth keeping or weaving into a new modern design. To get a grasp on how best to modernize, it is time to review the transformation that took place over the past year. This is what Richard Campbell from RunAsRadio and PAIT Group's President & Co-founder, Stephanie Donahue did in a recent podcast episode. They dug deep into the effects of the Pandemic and its impact on the workplace specifically relating to Digital Transformation and ancillary benefits that surfaced.
For your convenience I am including a direct link to Richard and Stephanie's conversation so you can hear their thoughts and voices.
Below are some highlighted topics they touched on.Read more
If you’re sitting there wondering what the Microsoft Viva announcement means for your organization, you’re not alone. We’ve received a number of questions about how Viva will impact your Microsoft Teams and SharePoint deployments. I wanted to address what I think this announcement means and how you should think about positioning it within your organization.Read more
Here we are! 2021! We got off to a bumpy start, but I believe there is reason to be hopeful for a fantastic year! As we move into 2021 and look at the technology landscape of Microsoft 365, we have a lot of companies who have suddenly been thrust into the cloud. Some just did the bare minimum to get by while others opened up a whole new world to their user and the dust is still settling.Read more