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EP64: SharePoint Adoption is improved by great pages

Steve and Marijn discuss the site information that could be displayed and in this podcast focus on the tips and tricks to building and managing pages. They talk to Matt Hurst from Ribbon Communications sponsor of Commsverse Conference (September 15th and 16th ) We send some Dear Jeff emails knowing he will be taking our suggestions and immediately adding them to the backlog on the day the podcast is released… ok maybe not 😉 We finish with a great German whisky suggested by a regular listener.

EP63: M365 Content Architecture and reasons Digital transformation fails.

Looking at the key structures that build content architectures, Sites and Structures, Governance and Processes combined with Marijn’s thoughts on the 5 reasons that Business transformation fails

EP62: A blend of M365 Secure Score, Commsverse and Japan

Introducing Commsverse in the Office365Distilled podcast we hear from Speakers, Organisers and sponsors from the upcoming Commsverse conference scheduled for 15th & 16th September 2021. EP62 is a touchy feely podcast including sheep, loosing virginity and Marijn taking a prick for his health. Yes, it is one of those podcasts… where Marijn gets a solid Business reasons for implementing his first Yammer application and the boys look at Secure score providing some high level advise on how to improve your security posture.

EP61: Experimenting with MS teams and Casks

EP61 is a unique episode because amazingly Steve and Marijn finish on time!!! Discussing the latest announcements from Build and look at Jeff's Keynote from European SharePoint conference. The boys look to the future with fluid and then outline great new feature due in the coming weeks on MS Teams

EP60: Measuring Work and ROI with the Collaboration Roadmap

How do you measure the work and return on investment as you roll out the M365 services and deliver collaboration to your organization? Steve and Marijn tell some stories in EP60 of office365 Distilled around the Roadmap to deliver collaboration. Starting from over 40 years ago when a network drive was all that was available through to full collaboration. Finally, the whisky had to be something special and the boys find a great story about a whiskey that has been re-created based on recipes from Nathan Green who taught Jasper (Jack) Daniels how to make Tennessee whisky.

EP59: The epic pissing contest between SPO and MS Teams

Steve and Marijn look at a question every company moving to the cloud must consider today with the growing maturity of MS teams. Do we focus adoption on SharePoint Collaboration or MS teams for the new Microsoft 365 cloud customer? In the Blue corner representing MS teams Marijn Somers and the Red corner with a SharePoint Shout-Out Steve Dalby. The answer is given at the start of the podcast and then the action starts.

EP58: Conquering the adoption funnel

In this episode of #Office365Distilled Steve pulls up an old Ignite slide, from the Ignite Hangout describing the moving of our M365 our users to commit to change.

EP57: Getting distracted about Collaboration Training

In this Episode of Office365Distilled Steve and Marijn look to put together the perfect Collaboration training agenda but get distracted by the new Microsoft Boards Early release, Yammer’s unique features and the reasons why the Dublin Pixies cannot find a fixed date to release new Microsoft 365 features on the same date.

EP56: Fantastic Features for MS Teams

Locked down and nothing else to talk about excepts some great ideas of future fantastic features for Jeff and the team to incorporate into the next release of MS Teams

EP55: Dave knows because of MS Viva Topics

We know that some features of Viva will cost extra and that makes sense. Steve and Marijn walk through the MS Viva features in their own inimitable style and somewhere amongst the laughter and idiotic ideas there are nuggets that make Viva a must have application. Which will get better if they take on their suggested improvements!

EP54: Achieving Real Value for MS teams

In this episode, 54 of Office365Distilled Steve and Marijn talk about putting the value back in MS teams with updates on the old and a bunch of new questions that finally puts to bed why ‘It Depends’is real and not an excuse for not having an answer.

EP53: SharePoint My Valentine. The first Kiss

In this valentine tale of true and everlasting love our special Valentines day podcast, the boy looked at their relationship with Microsoft 365, which started with SharePoint. From the first Kiss to the Kids leaving home, Steve and Marijn answer questions about their life with SharePoint a partner for nearly 20 years.

EP52: The Big Three Adoption Propositions

Episode 25 of #Office365Distilled is driven by Formula 1 2021 season changes and an absolute need to make every bit of available resource count. And steve asks Marijn the question, “If you have one chance to say one statement to your company to drive adoption… what would it be?”

EP51: Scoops of MOCA for the workplace

Marijn and Steve wish everyone a happy new year with this first podcast of 2021 and discuss Microsoft's Adoption web site and MOCA the Modern Collaborative Architecture and the time spent in the Team, the Community, and as an Individual.

EP50: The Value of M365 Maturity with a practical productivity score

Description The podcast where Steve and Marijn Start with a continuation of their Wish.com failures and how mature the products are… and then think about assessing the Microsoft365 maturity level for your organization referring to the official levels and how much value it can bring to the role of adoption and assessing where your business is. You can check out Maturity Model for Microsoft 365 – Collaboration Competency | Microsoft Docs to get the background.

EP49: Transformation Acronyms and the forgotten Whisky

The podcast where Marijn Confesses he might be in denial about Sway… Steve finds a whisky he cannot believe they have not tasted before and ADKAR takes its place against the backdrop of Digital transformation

EP48: A suspicious weasel and our Christmas wish list

Marijn and Steve talk through their Christmas wish list from the Roadmap without complaints but with excitement as the value of these new features are discussed. As it is lockdown they are tasting two whiskies from Home which when combined create a Suspicious Weasel.

EP47: Michelangelo and the 5 steps to collaboration

Steve and Marijn get a little rude in this podcast where they answer questions on How, Why, and What we need to do for driving collaboration. They touch on Michelangelo who said that “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free” which is of course requoted by Steve and Marijn as… “I saw the idea in the team and collaborated until I set it free” Whilst the steps to collaboration will be different across organization Steve and Marijn create the baseline 5 steps to introducing collaboration into the business

EP46: ‘AD-OP-SHUN’ and “OCK-UN-TOSH-UN” Both challenging!

Steve & Marijn start by ignoring Office 365 and talking about food and chocolate before remembering that Whisky is important and then Office365 'AD-OP-SHUN' gets a big-time mention as the boys again look ay MS teams and how to ensure a high-level ROI

EP45: The Book of News - Swedish Style

The challenge was to identify the best announcements for Microsoft365 from #MSIgnite ’s Book of news. This website showing all the key announcements for Q4 2020 release was too gorgeous to resist talking about… especially with Cortana the ‘Mistress of Microsoft 365’ being Steve and Marijn’s top choice for discussion. On a serious note the boys talk about the cool news from Ignite 's Book of News website that defines Microsoft’s coming releases for SharePoint, Office Apps for Enterprise, and of course MS Teams… with Marijn on board what else would you expect.

EP44: Microsoft IGNITE 2020: That was quick!

Episode 4+4=8 from a virtual Ignite after watching the keynotes from Satya, Jared and James. We recorded immediately afterwards and talk about the cool stuff we picked up on the first few hours of Ignite 2020 before we taste a 10 year old ‘Benromach 2018 Peat Smoke’ which turns out to be a great drink with an awesome surprise and depth that make this one of the top 5 we have tasted on 44 episodes!! EP44 the Podcast with the faded-out goodbyes….

EP43: The name of the game

Marijn comes up with a better name… maybe… for Cortex and discussions ensue about the way Microsoft products are named and how the name describes what the product does… or not. Word is a great name describing what it does, and Forms took no imagination and then we wondered who chose Sway!!!

EP42: We Know 42 is the MS List answer

On this Episode of Office365Distilled…. Steve and Marijn talk to a regular listener to the podcast @Dylan_Hayes with great tips on setting up your @home broadcasting center for virtual conferences. Lists gets a chunk of time as well as adopting the M365 new applications in Microsoft timeline. Its time for Marijn to take another swipe at Sway and the duo taste a Whiskey described as “An iron Fist in A Velvet Glove”

EP41: Hot and Sweaty Success Indicators

Steve and Marijn suffer by recording during the heatwave and Steve get his Billions and Trillions mixed up. Then they make assumptions about customers knowing why they move to Microsoft365 considering the enterprise vision. The key subject for EP41 is about measuring success and defining the KPI for collaboration based on Marijn’s mother bitching about being upgraded to office365 and maybe the result of a poor adoption path (sorry Mum) Should IT change… and how do you measure that change moving forward considering costs, flexibility, and value in an Agile world especially considering ITIL and other quality markers. Marijn discussed his holiday reading material before starting to breakdown how we can measure collaboration by asking users about their experience. He is definitely onto something here… check it out. Unbelievably this is an Office365Distilled podcast that sticks to the main subject of measuring success of a cloud migration… yes, I know… amazing!! Finally, before the tasting of an evening French Whisky, the boys ask the question if the feedback from this measure helps make the decisions on new features and how the business will accept them.

EP40: That big four OH here we go again!

Over 40 hours of recorded Podcast time together there is an awesome lot to bring to a special 40th edition podcast. But as usual the boys do it with panache and humor with a new idea or two on discussed subjects. Lets ignore the very special Whisky Steve and Marijn taste, although they both agree it was so very cool it is difficult to ignore but for the taste and the diverse way it was produced and finished in a barrel that will not stay straight and whisky proof. We should focus on the updating of such topics as Dynamic Stability, Digital Illiteracy and Baseline Governance in the Office365 world. We started this for fun and 40 podcasts later it is even more fun… rock on to the next 40.

EP39: Security vs Usability | The balance

Episode 39 of the office 365 Distilled podcast where they look at securing our content and how it gets in the way of collaboration and user adoption… but mainly they both forget what they are saying and Marijn says “… no I do not want to eat my potatoes” as a metaphor for telling security that the balance should be towards great adoption and not great security… Life, like Office365, is a balance between protection and availability.

EP38: Cask strength user content with tears

How many ways can you access your content in Microsoft 365, listen, and enjoy the exploration of your content in the Microsoft cloud service. Steve and Marijn work through as many of the content access apps, tools, and browser windows for a practical, touchy feely session for the End Users. Steve talks about how Office365 is like an Apple with content at the core and Marijn goes to Australia with an example of how he can keep his boss happy by getting to his content anyplace anytime. Steve then gets it very wrong by saying there are thousands of file types supported in M365 when there are hundreds and Marijn cannot remember how to ‘Save a Document till later’. Finally, the boys taste bottle number 1185 of a limited-edition Writers tears from the emerald Isle and demonstrate why it is a bad idea to start the show by ‘just tasting’ the whiskey to confirm it is OK

EP37: Working with the business is the new adoption

From a holiday Bar-B Q to a podcast, Marijn and Steve join the same lockdown bubble so they can get back to the Old Normal of doing the podcast in the same room and drinking a whisky from the same bottle. Subjects are very much focused on knowledge and business after their presentations on the Global Microsoft 365 Marathon event. This podcast is about Microsoft’s biggest 365 update, is M365 being dumbed-down and Scotland’s smallest distillery all inside an hour (and a bit) of Steve and Marijn talking crap at a well-stocked bar…

EP36: Cortana on the islands of Cuba and Orkney

Another episode from lockdown where Steve and Marijn are talking from afar. Main topics today are the new found governance needs after Teams is rolled out and scenarios for Microsoft Bookings. They also talk about the Duo phone specs and rolling out MS Teams in a day. A cask strength whiskey from the Orkney islands burns the mouths with spicy chilly! They talk about the ‘Fèis Ìle’ whisky festival on the Scottish ‘Isle of islay’ where they had both planned on attending this week before lockdown.

EP35: B2IT and the lost discussion on Search

Marijn and Steve prepare for the Microsoft Virtual Marathon Speakers event by discussing their upcoming sessions on Working with the Business for Search and the future Project Cortex product sets. They compare B2B and B2C concepts around partnerships and suggest that B2IT is the coming partnership of the future. For success IT will need to depend on deep Transparent relationships with the business as cloud services bed down as a solid strategy and changes the need for real time requirements.

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