Office 365 Distilled EP 7: Starting with why

Oh boy, do I get tingly feelings when I listen to the intro of our podcast.. Do you do too? Or have I been “sampling” too many whiskies already? Anyway, whatever tingly feelings you might get, here is episode 7 of our “Office 365 Distilled” podcast, hope you like it! By the way, here is the link to our first episode..


2.00 Most important question: starting with why, just like the Simon Sinek book (that I really like!! Amazon link)

3:20 Lots of events , check out if you want to go speak, sponsor, attend or volounteer.
Marijn is speaking at Warsaw about Teams Etiquette

If you don’t know how to approach speaking at an event, send me a line.. I would be happy to discuss any ideas for speaking. If you don’t have ideas, if you are not sure if you are good enough (trust me, you are!), if you don’t want to do it alone, whatever the case, let me know. Send me a mail or a tweet or some other channel and I will be happy to give you some help!

4:25: why do you want to go to O365 ?

What are you trying to achieve and why is that important ?

What are you trying to achieve?

  • Improve collaboration in your organisation
  • 10: 00 Better protection of my IPR / content

7:30: my analytics

11:35 ABC SharePoint structure

This is a simple model that Marijn learned about 10 years ago, and I am still using it today:

A: All (General): open to all, lots of visuals and high level info
B: business: topics sites / division sites
C: collaboration

15:20: Mega menu’s are coming!

17:00 Microsoft Certified Adoption Specialist

21:10 PlannerSSSS for a group

22:00 MS Belgium is hosting a BIWUG evening: going from classic to modern

24:20 Joanne Klein retention label usage survey

28:45 SMART : SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic/Relevant and Time Bound. (and yes, we had to look that up..)

Whisky: Cardhu 12 year old

That is one sexy bottle!

Cardhu is a Scottish Speyside whisky which is smooth to drink. On the nose you get pears and apples.
Not too peaty, very balanced and well rounded.

A whisky that will please most of the people. A whisky that you could get at lunch.

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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