Office 365 Distilled EP 5.1: Most important questions for a rush greenfield project

This episode is called 5.1 … Because we had some technical issues on the first one.. Remember boys and girls… Windows Inside Preview is not recommended to run on a production machine 😉
Although.. The good thing is we now have to taste this delicious bourbon once more 😉

We are back from the last conferences of the year: Marijn from Thrive conference and Steve from Warsaw (ShareCon365)

Shout out to SPS Warsaw, which is happening on april 6th, call for speakers is open! Become a part of this awesome community and apply to become a speaker! Trust me, it is a lot of fun!!!

7:05 Most important questions for a rushed greenfield project

The scenario that we talk about is: a part of a company is sold, and a new environment has to be set up.
What are the most important questions that you need to ask if you need to do a rush job on a new environment (greenfield) ?
New domain names, new email adresses, has been taken care off… What about collaboration and document management?

  • Talk to the (business) project sponsor: what is the goal ? What do you want to accomplish ?
  • Stored data: what are the policies around them? Compliance / governance rules in place that you want to keep
  • Make sure the network can handle the load
  • What are the mobile scenario’s ? How can you help out people that are commuting or work on other types of screens?
  • Building an intranet really early? With a communication site?
  • What will be the training plan ? How will you handle user adoption?
  • Migration: will you go with SharePoint or Teams? Or a combination of both ?

35:40 Tasting a bourbon: Woodford Reserve

We are tasting a Woodford Reserve bourbon coming from Versailles, Kentucky. It is a heavy awarded bourbon with over 200 taste notes. Long story short, this is a great winter whisky! Preferably drink it near a woodfire!

About: Marijn

Marijn Somers (MVP) has over 14 years experience in the SharePoint world, starting out with SP2007. Over the years the focus has grown to Office 365, with a focus on collaboration and document management. He is a business consultant at Balestra and Principal Content Provider for "Mijn 365 Coach" that offers dutch employee video training. His main work tracks are around user adoption, training and coaching and governance. He is also not afraid to dig deeper in the technicalities with PowerShell, adaptive cards or custom formatting in lists and libraries. You can listen to him on the biweekly "Office 365 Distilled" podcast.