Making Office 365 Work for the Business: A Journey from Beginning to Implementation

I am doing a really fun, interesting and valuable workshop during the Unity Connect Haarlem conference! This is the abstract:

Office 365 is a powerful Cloud platform. It’s a modern workplace enabler with a wide selection of valuable services & tools supporting business users anywhere, anytime, with any device. Although Office 365 is a fantastic platform, it can be difficult to find the right services & tools for the right business scenario’s. During this all-day workshop, Jasper Oosterveld (Microsoft MVP), is going to share his experience, expertise and honest opinions about finding these services & tools and applying these in the real-world. The content of the workshop focuses on an Office 365 implementation from start to finish. The following topics will be discussed: Office 365 Groups SharePoint Team Sites & Modern Experiences Mobile experiences Video Portal & Stream People Portal Adoption & Governance When you walk away from this workshop, you will be confident that whatever scenario the business throws at you, you will be able to find, create, adopt and govern your Office 365 services & tools.

Are you interested? Awesome! I can’t wait to see you in November. Please use the following code for a 25% discount: SPCNL25.

Office 365 Update: New Office 365 admin center reaching GA

The new Office 365 admin center has reached general availability. One year ago, we started building a new modern Office 365 Admin Center that provides admins with an improved management experience that makes it easier and faster for them to manage Office 365 while providing new capabilities and insights. In March 2016, we made significant advances in the portal experience, and started to roll out the Admin Center Preview to all customers as the default experience. We also gave admins the ability to switch back to the classic experience. Today, we have completed our work to bring parity and improvements from the classic Admin Center to the new Admin Center. As such, we are taking the new admin center out of preview. Moreover, on December 31st, we will be retire the classic Admin Center experience.

How does this affect me?

We have modernized the Office 365 admin experience by simplifying the experience and providing more functionality and insights, making it easier to access the tools and complete common tasks. This new experience will be the only admin center experience, beginning December 31st.

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

Familiarize yourself with the new Office 365 Admin Center today. Click “Take a tour” from the new Admin Center home page. Please click Additional Information to learn more.

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Office 365 update: New Office 365 App Launcher

The New Office 365 App Launcher is a new Office 365 feature. You’ll begin seeing this new feature over the coming weeks, starting in October with rollout expected to complete by the end of the month.

How does this affect me?

The new version of the Office 365 App Launcher provides improved discoverability to new and recently used apps, additional customization options and search across all the services and applications you use in the Microsoft Cloud. You don’t need to take any action, however we suggest you familiarize yourself with the new layout and customization tools. Please click Additional Information to learn more.

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TechDays Online registration is now Live!

From 12th September, the MVP led TechDays Online will be broadcasting live from the Microsoft Campus in Reading. Building on the success of the online event in May, Microsoft will be working with leading MVPs and Community Leaders to deliver bite-size technical sessions that offer a real-world perspective on the technology is, and can be used by customers and partners. The 5 day agenda is packed full of community led conversations, demonstrations and how to technical information. The event will be covering; DevOps, the Data Platform, BOTs, HoloLens, Microsoft Azure, IOT along with innovations from the team at Microsoft Research Cambridge.

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