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EP106: Practical Governance From ChatGPT

2023 is the year of governance with Marijn and Steve. To get started, we asked ChatGPT for 3 paragraphs describing Governance for M365, which we used to dig deep into ...

EP105: Five Rules for Building Baseline Governance

So 2023 in the country of Office365Distilled is the year of Governance. And we start with out invention and golden nugget, Baseline Governance which is about doing ju...

A Wee Dram #11: M365 Iterative Strategy

So we know that M365 is a constant... it constantly changes. We look at M365 considering where the value is in this changing environment and how best to manage the st...

EP104: Entering Listopia the world of Lists

After Mark Kashman’s great block article from the end of 2022 https://kashbox.substack.com/p/use-microsoft-lists-to-track-contacts Steve thinks we need more examples o...

Christmas Eve: Closing with the Boys EGO & Craigellachie 2008, 14 years in the Barrel

The boys celebrate 24 podcasts this month and a year of work relaxing with the ultimate Christmas gift for the whisky lover. A quick review of the work and travel, bu...

Advent Dec 23rd: Another silly Rule from IT that needs change?

So WhatsApp is prevalent and easy to use, but it does not conform to the business management of corporate content. What’s in it for me is minimal value for the users ...

Advent Dec 22nd: Question: Are there too many meetings in a day?

Meetings are working; this is a pretext for Agile methodology and is very true today. Meetings take work, and they also take you away from work. Meeting culture ne...

Advent Dec 21st: Yammer has stories Like Steve and Marijn

Marijn explains Yammer’s Storylines and Stories because he loves them both. He makes a good point; this creates an opportunity for every individual to join the compan...

Advent Dec 20th: Eating Nuts and a not so Interesting bourbon.

So, this podcast just goes to show that the tasting notes of a Whisky can be very accurate... In this case, one stating notes says intense whisky with a hint of plasti...

Advent Dec 19th: Marijn goes SharePoint pages mad with a Golden Nugget

Marijn has been using Steve’s ideas again and wants to tell everyone how he is tracking the questions on his SharePoint site about the change ad adoption project he is...

Advent Dec 18th: Heavy responsibility in deciding someone else timeline.

It was an email, but it’s also going to be on MS Teams messages... seriously a great idea from Microsoft about delaying the delivery. You can now delay a message and ...

Advent Dec 17th: Marijn goes slow, so Steve does all Microsoft Etiquette in 90 seconds!!

Meeting Etiquette from a few Microsoft Screenshots identified some great points for improving your meeting habits and accessibility. But Marijn goes into that talking...

Advent Dec 16th: Sync is going away, and Send to Onedrive is here to stay

There’s a sync that Steve washes his dishes in that is not what Marijn wants to discuss. He has terrible news: they want to favour the Add to OneDrive functionality. ...

Advent Dec 15th: The Black Bar of Gold from several places.

Tasting of Gold Bar Bourbon, Steve travelled through New York Airport last week and crashed the last bottle of Gold Bar reserved... shaped in black with a copper minte...

Advent Dec 14th: Caroline again STOMPS into the Office365Podcast

We are doing all this work to enable knowledge management and enhance collaboration. But this does create a point where change is required. Our Special guest Carolin...

Advent Dec 13th: Caroline joins again and takes the lead!

Another episode with Caroline Hackney, who is rapidly learning to take over this podcast and puts Steve and Marijn in their place. The extraordinary lady comes with a...

Advent Dec 12th: Guest Caroline Hackney joins to talk personae

We had a few guests on this episode of Office365Distilled, the awesome Caroline Hackney from Port Houston was an attendee at the workshop presented by Steve and Marijn...

Advent Dec 11th: Baseline Sensitivity labels a conversation.

The problem with short unfocused podcasts is that you can be more confused after the podcast than before. But as the boys touch on Sensitivity labels whilst at M365 i...

Advent Dec 10th : Breakout rooms are simple !!

Steve and Marijn look at Breakrooms and Steve keeps talking team rooms, because hey they are about teams… but he means breakout room of course but let’s blame it on th...

Advent Dec 9th : Basil joins us for a Christmas Drink

The boys are joined by Basil Hayden for this Advent episode, a suggestion for a Christmas present for anyone that enjoys a wee dram… but of course this is more local t...

Advent Dec 8th : Check-out versioning and the way forward

Versioning is now taken as a default feature, and nobody talks about it anymore. In this advent podcast Steve and Marijn dig down into versioning and ensures we all u...

Advent Dec 7th : Looping your Christmas Tinsel

Looping your Christmas tinsel around the Christmas Podcasts we think about loop and where things are moving… Scrooge promises to be more positive than last time the bo...

Advent Dec 6th: The Saint speaks of text

Marijn talks about Shoes, Coa and Sint Klaus's assistants and his childhood memories. He goes on to prove that he is the real scrooge... The boys check out the Speech...

Advent Dec 5th: Tags are not just for presents

Out of tune, Tags opens up this advent episode which gets into details about the different tags you can use in MS teams... a Nugget for everyone in this Christmas bauble

Advent Dec 4th: Tags are tomorrow, today Meet options

Steve gets it wrong again and gives away the secret for tomorrow before the boys talk about the Meeting options, which are now integrated into the applications in publ...

Advent Dec 3rd: Humbug and Repeatable Tasks

Marijn becomes scrooge and talks about Planner... Steve tells marijn about Humbugs, and then they talk about repeatable tasks... This is a really cool Golden Nugget t...

Advent Dec 2nd: Are Santas Elves planning Assistants?

The boys are on a Plane to Microsoft 365 Conference... but as they are on different flights they much be shouting! The Planning assistant si discussed with questions a...

Advent Dec 1st: The wild idea of 24 podcasts in a row

Steve gets confused, and Marijn takes the lead as the Boys introduce you to the idea that for December, we will bring you a new Golden Nugget podcast every day... 3-5 ...

EP103: Governance the Art of Steering to a Destination

Marijn Describes Governance as “The Art of Steering towards a Destination”, which, to quote Ron Weasley “That’s Bloody Brilliant” Steve and Marijn go Governance ...

A Wee Dram #10: Catalyst IDEA framework D=DESIGN

Marijn takes the Catalyst IDEA model from Microsoft to the next level looking at D for Design. This is a great way to look at Digital Transformation in your business ...

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