Brace yourself; this s***’s going to get hairy. Not long ago, we posted an article “Teams/Skype Parity” about functional parity between Skype for Business and the parallel Microsoft Teams communications tools. In that post, we made a mistake, suggesting that federated chat was not working properly. It turns out that Teams does offer federated chat. Read more about Parity Update[…]
If I could charge for the time I spend answering this question, I could retire by now. The answer, as in the joke about the newly hired accountant who was asked what two plus two is: “What do you want it to be?” The answer is that SharePoint is a development platform. It’s much more Read more about What is SharePoint[…]
Microsoft has added key Skype for Business features to Teams. These updates represent a similar, but separate product and feature set, designed to improve communications within Teams. While Microsoft has not implemented all of the new functions, the existing communications tools have a lot to offer. There are some neat new features! Microsoft says the Read more about Microsoft announces Teams/Skype Parity. Will they really be equal?[…]
If you have Office 365, (and, who doesn’t?) you probably use Skype, Word, and Outlook, or your company might use SharePoint, but there is a wide array of other useful (and free) tools hidden with the Office 365 package. The folks at Wellington Street Consulting talk about the software with an almost evangelical zeal. As president, Read more about 5 Free Components in Office 365 That Are Worth a Look[…]
Exchange is the server behind the Outlook email client. It is often—and mistakenly—referred to as “Outlook server.” In reality, there is no such product. Outlook is just the Microsoft email client, and can be used with a variety of servers. However, Exchange does much more than just email. Properly architected and implemented, those additional services—calendaring, Read more about What is Exchange?[…]
There’s much more than meets the eye inside the Teams Files Tab. More and more companies are using Teams—at last count, the figure topped 200,000—but few of those we’ve worked with understand the full power of the Files Tab. Our experience suggests that some people may not be getting the full value out of what Read more about The Hidden Magic Inside the Teams Files Tab[…]
How cool would it be to access dozens of Office 365 and SharePoint experts in one room, all at the same time, and for free? The Boston Office 365 User Group and the Boston, New Hampshire and Rhode Island SharePoint Users Groups are teaming up on August 28 at SPTechCon, to do just that. WSC Read more about Meet Mike at SPTechcon![…]
We’re fans of Microsoft, but even we have to admit that sometimes, the company acts like that uncle you only see at weddings who’s been telling you the same story for the last ten years. Like Uncle Ron, Microsoft can get a bit repetitive. They use the same terminology repeatedly throughout their offerings. Unfortunately, each time they use a term, Read more about Words Matter: Office 365[…]
When a SharePoint developer talks to an Exchange engineer and they use the term ‘Groups’, they are each 100% sure they know what they’re talking about. They’re also 100% sure they understand what the other is talking about. Each one is 100% right and each is talking about something completely different.
I presented this event at SPS New England 2017 and the Bos365 in Nov 16, 2017.