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ShareGate Blog: The Intranet Is Dead. Long Live the Modern Workplace!

ShareGate released my latest blog: The Intranet Is Dead. Long Live the Modern Workplace! A pretty controversial title but I sincerely believe in the title and the content. Mark my words: Not this year, next year, the one of that but eventually an Intranet Portal becomes obsolete. The Modern Workplace has the future. Click here to read. Thanks again the the awesome folks at ShareGate for providing me with a platform to share my thoughts, feelings and advice around SharePoint & Office 365.

Office Updates

Office 365 Update: Learning Tools for Word Online

New features in Learning Tools, currently available in OneNote along with Word desktop, are now rolling out to Word Online with modify views and include techniques that help people read more effectively, such as:

  • Read Aloud reads text out loud with simultaneous highlighting which improves decoding, fluency, and comprehension while sustaining focus and attention.
  • Spacing optimizes font spacing in a narrow column view to improve reading fluency for users who suffer from “visual crowding” issues.
  • Syllables shows the breaks between syllables to improve word recognition and decoding.
    How does this affect me?

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Office 365 Updates

Office 365 Update: New Internal Sharing Mails

We’re updating the OneDrive for Business Internal Sharing Mails.

How does this affect me?

Mails sent from sharing documents from OneDrive for Business to internal users will have a new modern look that provides more information to the recipient as to what’s being shared at a glance. At this time these mails will no longer be CC’d to the original sender. We will be replacing this behavior by sending these mails from the original sender’s mailbox (as opposed to a no-reply address) in the near future.

We’ll be gradually rolling this out to First Release customers in early February.

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

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

Office 365 SharePoint Online

SharePoint Modern Bing Web Part

Yesterday, I discovered a new modern web part for the modern SharePoint pages. The Bing Web Part! Oh Bing, Google’s sad little brother. Never been able to step out of the shadows of its bigger brother. Let’s be honest with each other, Bing isn’t very good. I execute a Search query, looking for Microsoft content, and find more relevant results on Google instead of Microsoft’s own Search engine. That said, it never hurts to have a Maps web part. Let’s take a quick look:

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Events Office 365 Engage

Office 365 Engage is coming to Haarlem this summer!

Europe’s foremost conference on Office 365 returns to Haarlem 19-22 June! At Office 365 Engage (formerly European Office 365 Connect), you will explore the full capabilities of Microsoft’s enterprise collaboration platform and discover Office 365 solutions and implementation strategies, enabling you to better utilize Office 365 for your business.

Join your peers, technical and thought leaders, and service and solution providers for practical training on the following topics:

SharePoint Online: Management of SharePoint Online and Hybrid Environments, Team Sites, and PowerShell for SharePoint

Exchange Online: Management of Exchange Online and Hybrid Installations, Compliance, Exchange Online Protection and Advanced Threat Protection, and PowerShell for Exchange

Azure Infrastructure: Azure Active Directory; Hybrid and Federation, Security (e.g., Multi-Factor Authentication, IRM, and Azure Information Protection), Enterprise Mobility Suite, and Microsoft Intune

Office 365 Applications: Groups, Sites, Teams, Skype for Business, Planner, Delve and Delve Analytics, Stream, and OneDrive for Business

Office 365 Management: Administration, Data Governance and Compliance, Office 365 Deployment and Migration, and Office 365 Import Service

Development: Microsoft Graph, Creating SharePoint Online Apps, Building Exchange Online Apps, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow

Don’t miss the chance to get a new and insightful view of Office 365, the platform’s capabilities, where Microsoft is investing, and how to exploit the functionality that exists within Office 365.

Register by 28 February to save €150 off a full conference pass! You can also use my JASPER10 code to get a 10% discount.