Stephanie Donahue’s Picks
An Office 365 Users Guide to Power Apps & Power Automate (Flow) Licensing – October 2019 Edition by Rob Windsor
Reason: This is a solid and clear explanation of the licensing changes that took place in October.
Belonging In The Workplace: A New Approach to Diversity And Inclusivity by Dr. Pragya Agarwal
Reason: This is yet another must-read post on D&I. These are challenges and hurdles everyone faces no matter the industry or company size. Plus, Dr. Agarwal does a great job of emphasizing the importance of belonging.
Eric Overfield’s Picks
Reason: Both of these posts resonated exceptionally well with our audience. I hope you find them insightful!
Vesa Nopanen’s Picks
Survival Guide to Microsoft Teams with Multiple Accounts by Vesa Nopanen
Private Channels Survival Guide by Vesa Nopanen
Matt Wade’s Picks
Ignite 2019 SharePoint Summary by Patrick Feninger
Reason: Patrick’s work is top-notch as it is, but this post specifically provides one of the best one-stop-shop overviews of what was announced at Ignite regarding updates and features in SharePoint Online. Anyone working in Office 365 or SharePoint should read it.
Launch of the Table of Azure Cognitive Services by Stephan Bisser
Reason: Stephan’s infographics are already a must-have for getting started with Azure Cognitive Services. This post connects his work to the well-known “Periodic Table of Office 365” platform, providing a comfortable and familiar user interface and similar knowledge sharing, but on a new end of the Microsoft Stack.
Reason: The SharePoint Maven is one of the best resources for Office 365 guidance and best practices both for admins and everyday users. This post specifically covers one of the trickiest and most important topics in the field: how to deal with that all-important default document library that comes with your SharePoint site. A must-read.
Reason: Microsoft To Do is quickly becoming an everyday app for people across the world thanks to its replacement of Wunderlist and Outlook Tasks. People need to know now how they should best use To Do, and this post provides an entry-level overview of the most important features and how best to put them to use.
Auto-Provisioning Sharepoint Site and Teams: A Blog Post List by Joanne Klein
Reason: Joanne Klein is one of the best sources for enterprise mobility and security guidance in Microsoft 365. Provisioning of SharePoint sites, Teams, and other Office 365 Group apps is one of the most important processes to have spelled out in your governance plan. Joanne has done the work in this meta post to provide resources, ideas, and best practices for building out a good provisioning plan, complete with her expert guidance.
Reason: Private Channels was the most requested Microsoft Teams feature on UserVoice by more than two times. In this article and video, I give a real-world overview of the features, best practices, and “gotchas” of a much-requested but complex feature.
Intranet Home Page Design 101 by Matt Wade
Reason: I’ve put together a practical overview for anyone looking to upgrade or rebuild one of the most important information sources for an organization: its intranet home page. Based on SharePoint Online features out of the box, this guide runs through the process, change management, design, and other steps required to build a quality home page and maintain it for a lifetime.