Delve Analytics – A gimmick or real business value

When Microsoft announced Delve Analytics during Ignite 2015, I was really excited and couldn’t wait to start using the new service myself. Time passed and months later there was still no sign of Delve Analytics in our Office 365 tenant. It wasn’t until January 2016 before I saw a video on YouTube from Microsoft. I felt the excitement again and couldn’t wait to start trying it out. We had to wait until March 2016, after we activated the new Office 365 E5 subscription, before Delve Analytics showed up in our Sparked Office 365 tenant.

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Temporarily rolling back feature: New Alert email design for OneDrive for Business and SharePoint

Four days ago I posted an post about the new alert e-mail design. Today I noticed a rolling back message:

We are temporarily rolling back updates we made to alert emails, for OneDrive for Business and SharePoint. We’ll be implementing improvements to alert emails in the near future, based on the great feedback we received.

How does this affect me?

The previous alert emails will continue to be sent.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. We’ll be sending another communication when we roll out the new design. Please click Additional Information to learn more about this feature.

I am speaking at SEF Unity Connect

I am very excited to be speaking for the first time at SEF Unity Connect in beautiful Stockholm! I am lucky enough to have two sessions! Here they are:

How to Drive Business Value from the Video & People Portal

The Video & People Portal (Delve) have been released and running for a while now. It’s time to evaluate these NextGen Portals for their true business value. Are they living up to their potential? We are kicking off with the Video Portal and look closely at the use of the Portal for training & education purposes. Can you drive adoption with the Video Portal? Next up is the People Portal. Has finding people, and related content, really become easier? As always, you can expect a session from Dutch Microsoft MVP Jasper Oosterveld, were he gives it to you straight from the real world.

Tips & Tricks to Help Move Your Users Away from File Shares

SharePoint Online is a powerful platform with a rich set of document management features that your team can use out-of-the-box. You can use folders, custom metadata, managed metadata and document sets. The big question is: what to use when? It’s not always easy to answer this question. Microsoft MVP Jasper Oosterveld shares useful and insightful tips and tricks learned in the field to structure documents with the out-of-the-box document management features. If your organization is moving from traditional file shares where everyone stores documents in mapped drives and on local hard drives and you want your team to take advantage of much better document management features in SharePoint, you’ll learn about how to make that transition in this session.

I would love to see you at the event. Click here to register.

Adopting the modern SharePoint Online document libraries

During the SharePoint of the Future event a brand new look & feel, including many new features, for SharePoint Online document libraries were announced. You can read my two cents by clicking here. Although I always get very excited and thrilled by new SharePoint features from Redmond. After a couple days, I did realize the major impact on the business users who have been working with the classic document libraries for a long time. Adoption (I know, not a really sexy topic) is absolutely crucial in guaranteeing the success of the new document libraries. In my eyes this is influenced by the following:

– Corporate branding

– Current configuration scenario’s

– Ribbon

– New features

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Updated feature: Alert mails for OneDrive for Business and SharePoint

A new update in the message center:

The format of alert mails sent from SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business have been updated to present information in a clearer way and to better display content on phones. We originally communicated that we started rolling this out in February, but the rollout took longer than expected.

How does this affect me?

This feature is now completely rolled out and existing alerts are now using the new format.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change.

I did notice a change lately in the look & feel of the alerts:

AlertsLookFeelLooks a lot cleaner, less clutter and options 🙂