💻 What’s on my mind
A few days ago I had a long debate with a dear friend I haven’t seen for a long time. She pointed out that we are on the verge of a major paradigm shift and we’ll have to adapt asap or become obsolete. We could become like Choluteca bridge which serves no purpose anymore after the river changed its path.
I’m glad that I work in the tech industry as I feel that we are likely to adapt among the first. Cloud computing FTW.
Have a nice week.
💻 Productivity & Modern Workplace
How to Share Files in Teams Meetings – It’s Different to Outlook. A proper way to do file sharing in Teams.
5 places to access “Shared with Me” documents in Office 365. Have you ever wondered where to see what files were shared with you (by others) and which of your files are shared with others? There are a few places you can check all that.
Transcribe your recordings in Word. If you’re one of those who better express themselves by dictating than writing this is a cool feature for you. You can upload audio recording directly into Word and clever AI will transcribe your thoughts into text. Streams can do the same magic with your videos. You can generate automatic captions for your Microsoft Stream videos.
New meeting options for managing large Teams meetings. It’s quite a task to manage large meetings with tens or even hundreds of participants. Teams is getting a few new controls for making this task a bit less stressful.
💻 Sysadmin Stuff
Getting Started with Windows Terminal. A cool app you can get in Microsoft Store. It brings tabs to the terminal window.
Microsoft 365: Enabling preview features in Microsoft Teams! Some want new features asap. Here’s how you can bring them some joy to their remote work.
Set up multi-factor authentication for users. MFA setup is really simple. Follow a few steps and make your tenant and users much safer.
SharePoint documentation. A vast library of technical documentation for the IT professionals and admins.
End to End email protection with Microsoft 365 – part 1. The first article in the series covering this feature you can find in Microsoft Defender for Office 365.
💻 Upcoming Webinars
January 13, 2021. Microsoft 365 UK User Group (M365UK). Community meetup.
January 13, 2021. Microsoft 365 Management: 5 Things Every Admin Should Know
January 14, 2021. We’re moving to Microsoft 365, now what? Meetup.
February 10, 2021. VIRTUAL EVENT: Collaborating in the Universal Workplace. Free event.
💻 Noteworthy (Long)reads
Microsoft 365 or Office 365 — which one is it!?!? The gradual name change from Office 365 to Microsoft 365 is a bumpy road and one that is quite confusing.
I looked at all the ways Microsoft Teams tracks users and my head is spinning. Microsoft Teams isn’t just there to make employees’ lives easier. It’s also there to give bosses data about so many things.
Let it go – digital clutter. I know my digital life is way too cluttered. What about yours? At the moment I’m having around 70 open tabs in 5 Chrome windows. And I’m afraid to close them all because I’m having typical FOMO on my mind. M365 Princess writes just about that: Digital clutter and our 168 open tabs – Part 2.
😂 On a Less Serious Note
Last but not least …
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