Office 365 Distilled EP 10: Double digits!

We made it to 10! Double digits! And next to that, we have had 1000 listens!

We had a question from a listener (Greg Jennings) who aske us to help him out.

I am big fan of your Office 365 Distilled Podcast, it has inspired me to further my knowledge in Office 365 Migration and Collaboration and i was wondering if you would be able to assist me from a PM point of view. 

I am looking for a sample Office 365 Readiness Assessment Project Plan to give me an idea of what is envolved and hopefully help me on my journey to becoming an O365 Consultant, if you would be able to assist? 

How do you know when you are ready ?
The things he needs to be satisfied with to present on the go/no-go date

5:00 Baseline governance

What are the 3 areas to have in place:
– Content classification (GDPR, …)
– Compliance –
– Policies

6: 15 Network assesment

Marijn had issues with a customer where we had network issues when 60 people were logging in on the webinar.

8:35 Why do you want to to office 365?
Customer who wants to move their fileshare to the cloud because the CEO is sitting in the server room and he is tired of the noise.

10:00 Mock and adoption

For mock we talk about adoption and user readiness

11:35 client apps

We talk about the new Office app. Marijn doesn’t agree that it is a usefull app. Steve loves it because it will show his last modiffied and created documents.

We also talk about other apps, like the calendar app for Teams, ToDo which gives you now also your flagged emails. Planner integration is coming soon.

Use Hashtags to let us know:
#daftturd: if you think the new Office 365 app is not adding any benefits
#goodboy: if you think Marijn is right

17:50 Training and coaching your users

For example: how to use Outlook

18:50 How are we going to measure project success?

We will spend a new podcast for this one!

19:10 stakeholder approval before you go live

Go sit at an table and let everyone give you a “go”!

19:45 Get your correct licenses in!

Have processes for onboarding and offboarding in place
Have your admin areas covered
Link to what was shown at EnterPrise Connect

20:50 have regular meetings for your admins

To disuss the changes in Office 365
Speaking engagements:
– SPS Warsaw : Teams Etiquette
– SPS Brno: List formatting

Free ticket for the collabsummit 28/29 may (Update: it’s given away!)

Use #thankyouMarijn #Office365Distilled to win a free ticket to the Collab Summit in Wiesbaden (no travel, no hotel, only entrance ticket)

Alternatively, if you want a free whisky: Come to my session, take a pic of me and use #YouOweMeAWhisky

26:35 Whisky

We have a Belgian single malt whisky to introduce to you today, a Gouden Carolus.
Marijn had it before, and he absolutelty loves it. There is some vague words about the casks it was stored in but it wasn’t a sherry cask..Steve and Marijn should dive in to see what is what there.

Image result for gouden carolus single malt
Awesome looking bottle!

Gouden Carolus, from Mechelen in Belgium is a beer brewery that went into whisky as well a few years ago.

The article about whisky glasses: does using a tasting glass or a tumbler make a difference?

We tried it out, to see if a focussed nose gives more pleasure in smelling it. There is a comforting feel from a tumbler glass when you are sitting next to an open fire and just enjoying yourself.

Marijn loves the shape of the bottle.
The color is dark yellow, not amber or yellow. The smell gives you an “irishness”, not a peated smell but subtle sweet and caramel notes and lots of dimensions.

A medium length aftertaste, with hints of mint chocolat, or some horse radish.

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.