Microsoft Bookings: Saving our health when returning to the office?

Microsoft Bookings, one of the lesser known apps in the Office 365 platform might be a key element in getting back to our daily lives after Covid-19 attacks our health. What is Microsoft Bookings? Bookings allows people to book time with you or coworkers for specific services. You, as a business manager can set up …


“Allow editing” is grayed out when sharing in SharePoint

Earlier this week I had a head scratching issue from a power user at a customer. The goal was to set up a new library, but when people wanted to share files, the “Allow editing” button was grayed out and not clickable. Wow. That is weird! Even for “specific people”, we couldn’t create a link …


Office 365 Distilled EP 17: The best advice ever… For 15 minutes of fame at Ignite

After our sweet sixteen (and Lagavulin whisky with it), we are back with an interview with the amazing Anna Chu (@_achu), senior product manager at Microsoft and the community lead of the Microsoft Ignite event (and Ignite The Tour)! We wanted to roast her about how to get a speaker gig at Ignite. It has …


Office 365 Distilled EP 16: Sweet and smokey sixteen!

16!! 16 episodes. Over 3500 listens. We are so happy. Does that mean that we have now grown up? Adult podcasters? Is that even a thing? We even got a new intro! Did you notice it? On this episode we are taking a look at some things Microsoft promised to have released after Ignite 2018 …


Office 365 Distilled EP 15: Dynamic stability

Welcome to another episode, just the one before our “sweet sixteen”. In this episode we discuss dynamic stability, and we drink 7 whiskies! 3:56 People change After last episode, we want to continue on the idea of people change. The concepts like ADKAR talks about specific events (like rolling out Teams, or migrating from Lotus …


Office 365 Distilled EP 14: Where we talk Las Vegas & Marijn shares his travel schedule

Marijn gives a recap on his travels after Collab Summit and SPS London ( and do some shameless namedropping of Carmen, Matt Taylor,Karoliina, Tomasz, Liz Sundet) and we talk about the SharePoint conference in Las Vegas. 7:05 Our thoughts after Las Vegas The SharePoint conference in Las Vegas has always about strategy, and Ignite has …


Office 365 Distilled EP 12: Seal team 6 delivering communication governance

Another 2 weeks have passed, that means another episode of Office 365 Distilled! Life just happens when you are too busy making plans. We just love creating these podcasts, although we never seem to have the same opinions 🙂 7:40 The most succesfull Governance strategy is not what you should do, but what your users …


Quick tip: Open msg files quickly from SharePoint Online

It has been a long time since I published a quick tip, but a request from a client got me in happy mode this morning! The request was that every time they tried to open up a msg (.msg or Outlook email message format) it downloaded the file. Then they needed another click to open …


Add an external user to multiple sites (via PowerShell)

I have a customer that works a lot with external experts. Every project is a new SharePoint site, and contains multiple external experts. And, that is how life goes, these people tend to change email address from time to time. As a governance rule, we want these experts to stay in touch with their past …