In this weekly discussion of latest news and topics aroundMicrosoft 365, hosts –Vesa Juvonen(Microsoft),Waldek Mastykarz(Rencore), are joined byMaarten Eekels–Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Regional Director and Chief Digital Officer ofPortiva, in the Netherlands.
The trio discusses how organizations are transitioning (rapidly as of late) and new partner opportunities (and challenges) are surfacing as a result of changes forced on them by the COVID-19 pandemic. Project reprioritization –smaller projects are leading to larger projects, cloud adoption is accelerating, Microsoft Teams usage is high and driving SharePoint and widerMicrosoft 365and Azure Platform adoption, and development focus is on extending the platform rather than waiting on changes to the platform.
While citizen development empowers, it also necessitates the need for governance, change management and education. Fortunately, internal “ambassador” programs are emerging as a means to communicate change.