4 Sessions in one day.. #M365VM


Contrary to the popular Crowded House song, there weren’t four seasons in a day, but four sessions in one day! At the Virtual Marathon (#M365VM) a few weeks ago, that was how many sessions I did!

Luckily I had some awesome people to help out. So, here goes!

Become a Road Warrior with Teams Mobile

The first session of the day was a solo session, on a topic that I have been talking a lot about the last few months. Being on the road, or just at home these days, there are so many benefits in using the smartphone version of the Microsoft Teams app.

Blaming the end-user: Top tips to unscew-up user adoption

The second session of the day was with Jussi Mori, the crazy Fin who I am doing the Blame the Enduser series with. We talked about 5 pain points that can really screw-up your user adoption and how to mitigate them.

Working with the Business: Microsoft Search

After session nr2, it was time to drive the car to Brussels, to meet my podcast co-star and dear friend (and can I say mentor in all walks of life) Steve Dalby.

We were super fortunate to have 2 sessions approved for #M365VM. After a quick dinner, we started with the first one: How can you work together with the business to make Microsoft Search a success? No tech talk here, but pure business value!

Working with the business: Project Cortex Roles and Responsibilities

Time for a quick whisky and some giggles and off we went for number 4 of the day! Project Cortex is super hot and a lot of people are waiting for it to be released very soon. This session was all about the various roles that you need to set up in the organisation. Once more, no tech talk, all about the business!

Needless to say, I had one amazing day!

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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.

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