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This time of the year, just after welcoming 2018, it seems last year went by so very fast. I always love reminiscing a little bit. Partly because I feel so many things are otherwise forgotten, and partly because each year seems to have been the best year

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Great read Jussi! We appreciate you sharing your story and thanks for all of your contributions as an MVP (and RD). 

 

 

Hey Jussi,

 

it was definitely a pleasure to meet you at the speakers dinner of the European Collab Summit in Zagreb and discussing Garmin fenix watches :) . From that ev

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It’s time for Friday Feature, let’s welcome @Martina Grom! Martina talks about being one of the early adopters of cloud technology, and the excitement and challenges of starting a business. Read her post and share your thoughtshere.

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The Pessimist

Back in November 2016, I was headed for the annual MVP summit in Redmond with my head filled with questions. Microsoft had just released Microsoft Teams, and it just didn't make sense to me. Looking back at it I must honestly say I was prett

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I read this as someone reading my mind!!!

Of course it was a real shake of boat for us all when that all had settled around SfB paradigm. Somehow, I managed to overcome t

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glad to hear your thoughts.


I've come to conclude: Every transition is an opportunity.

This is great Lasse. I hope it helps give people that moment of reflection that you describe so well.

 

Speaking in general here...

 

I've done my share of calling people

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Well said Lasse..  We are definitely at a major juncture in the way people will work and communicate.  Having been in the same room with you back in 2016, I too shared so

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It’s time for this week’s MVP Friday Feature – check out the newest post by Ståle Hansen! Ståle is Founder & CEO of a consultancy started with other MVPs. He discusses how he breaks down complex problems for clients among other topics. Read the full post

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I am continually looking for ideas and practices to share across our company. It's a general query, but as context, we are dispersed across many locations and some people are not typically on our intranet on a daily basis.

 

Two spheres of inquiry, one wi

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Any thoughts on this people in the Thought Leadership group?

Let’s welcome Friday Feature @SoniaCuff! Sonia writes about why she enjoys working with small businesses, and her advice for working with consultants. Share your reactions here.

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While we embrace the Cloud, Microsoft is Mindcrafting us to use the Shell Just the last year, i reach more students, whose wanted to feel the powershell closer, with them, my efforts as MCT became to bring them the skills, and powershell mastering to reac... Read More
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It’s been one hell of a year for Office 365 – this year has seen Microsoft Teams released and fast establish itself as one of the most important services in Office 365.

 

In addition to that, we’ve seen a long list of small and large updates to the Offic

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Finally predictions for 2018 with some backbone to it. 

Thanks for sharing Steve! Curious - how do you keep up to date with all the Office 365 updates? What resources are your go-to's?

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First things first. 2017 was a great year for Office 365. When I look back further there were some new features, but in 2017 they rocked the world with an explosion of new apps. And not to forget the integration with them through Office 365. Here’s a s

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Looking back on 2017 and forward to 2018 I see a common thread that is quite dominant: how we work, collaborate and communicate is going to change dramatically. For some, this has already happened. For others – this is yet to occur.

I live and breathe Off

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the year that was and the year ahead. I love reading these, gives me a chance to reflect on the community and gives me a lot of optimi... Read More

Perhaps you’ve set the strategic course and investments to evolve your business into a modern workplace. What are you doing today to ensure security for your organization? Read about topics to consider here.

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Growth is essential. It can also be scary!

 

Just like when you’re growing up as a child, you have to stretch—sometimes literally—past your comfort zone to get what you want. Often there are growing pains along the way. And sometimes you suddenly find tha

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Becky,

 

Great post. Details are discussable (especially with my 66), but they are not important. Your attitude is important, with it I believe you continue to grow your

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Thank you for sharing your insights. There is learning for everyone. The points that you mentioned like Speaking up and listening are applicable to almost all jobs or car

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Love this post. It’s hard to reply cause you totally crushed 2017 and it’s kind of daunting to get a reply going, but I love the simplicity of your list.

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Love this post. It’s hard to reply cause you totally crushed 2017 and it’s kind of daunting to get a reply going, but I love the simplicity of your list.

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Let’s welcome Friday Feature @TobiasZimmergren! Tobias talks about how he stays up-to-date, and his favorite 2017 IT announcements. Read the full post & share your reaction here

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Companies with excellent change management are six times more successful at meeting project objectives. See our post on the intersection of Microsoft 365 and change management.

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Just a few months back, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shared our vision of empowering the quantum revolution with bold investments towards a scalable end-to-end solution, revolutionary topological approach, and a global team. Today, we take the next step in

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Steve Dalby looks at Microsoft Teams and asks if the crucial application of Meeting Management is the missing app that will drive functionality to Teams:

 

In SharePoint past we have meeting site templates which had mixed reactions working well with so

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Loryan Strant read this thread and thought: it's not the role of Teams to do everything for every scenario, that's why they provide integration in third-party application... Read More

Welcome Friday Feature @Elio Struyf! Elio shares how he develops helpful content for his audiences, and how he’s adapted his teaching approach over the years. Read the full post here.

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It’s time for MVP Friday Feature - say hello to @NoahSparks! Noah shares his extensive work with Yammer, and the most valuable career advice he’s received. Read the full post here.

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(And why you should pay attention)

While many companies are still in the process of transitioning products to the cloud, early adopters face a new challenge—what does a best-in-class, cloud-enabled IT organization look like? 
 
Companies with fully-deployed

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This conversation is super interesting.  The approach that's been suggested appears disruptive to an IT organization.  I've seen organizations step into this through an "

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I've finally had the chance to collect my thoughts. I agree with the themes of decentralisation, customer centricity and the need for a strategic steering arm described i

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It was fascinating to watch Microsoft's own IT organization go through essentially all three of these shifts at the same time, so they're by no means mutually exclusive.

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My other observation on IT reorganization is that it largely seems to be perpetual now. If IT is not leading the charge to transform itself to deliver greater business ef

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It’s time for MVP Friday Feature - say hello to @JenniferAnnMason! Read Jennifer’s post to learn how she solves business problems and works through change management with clients.

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Community Reporter and Microsoft MVP Alistair Pugin shares his thoughts on Tech Community, Microsoft Ignite, and how he stays up-to-date with industry trends.

 

Check out his blog post here!

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It’s time for Friday Feature, say hello to @Albert-Jan Schots! Described as “a true die-hard SharePoint developer,” he shares his entrepreneurial approach to problem solving and his excitement for working with passionate individuals.

See the full post: here

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Check out our quick review of Microsoft Ignite cybersecurity coverage, sessions, and tips to help you build your knowledge and effectiveness toward a defensible and modernized workplace.

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Say hello to this week’s Friday Feature— @Mark O'Shea! Mark has over 25 years of IT industry experience, working across multiple segments, from OEM to SI, and from small business to enterprise. Currently he focuses on integrating cloud services with PC te

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You might recall at the beginning of this cybersecurity month we asked, “How are you planning to safe-lock your data in a mobile world?” Breaches add up, bringing a heavy financial toll. Cybersecurity Ventures reports that cybercrime costs are expected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021

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