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 will accept and you can get away with

8:00 How long does it take to start an F1 car ?
This relates back to our governance: that we have to take our time before launching, to make sure that nothing breaks and everything works flawlessly. Some things need to be tightly governed, others can be let loose.

10:45 Last week there was a big outage of services. People don’t need to run around anymore trying to fix things. Now, these system admins just need to wait until it is running again. No more 4 o’clock phonecalls in the morning anymore

12:45: how many messaging platforms do you have on your phone? Ready to reach from your fingertips?

So with this abundance of platforms, how do you keep track of it all? If someone says they send you a message, how do you know in which platform ?

14:30 So what are ways to do communication through Office 365?

  • Email
  • Teams
  • Kaizala
  • Yammer
  • Skype for Business
  • Newsfeed
  • Conversations in Office documents

16:30 twitter message from joannecklein

20:15: has anyone ever asked what we use all these communication paths for?

20:50: we shot ourselves in the foot when we invented email: as a replacement for voice, now we have Teams so we would have less email.

21:45: But email solved some issues: we don’t need to call 5 people anymore to discuss something, although Steve suggests that we would always have conference calls and in place meetings

Email does provide tracebility.

23:00 We are adding capabilities, not replacing

23:30: Another dimension is age

Gen Z developers (or Steve’s daughters) don’t do email anymore. Why would they ?

So does your organisation adjust? Or do the people need to just use the tools the organisation provides ?

40:30 when cellphones came, they had to redesign the network to switch from mainly voice to mainly texts

42:20 Can Teams and Yammer coexist ?

44:20 Whisky: Bunnahabhain 12

This Islay single malt has an interesting amber, golden brown , dark color. Not really yellow, but more brown. Officially called Russet gold. It is a sherry cask, but one Steve doesn’t mind at all, this time.

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The nose has plums, smoke, not peaty at all, gummy bears, fruits.

Definitely a winter whisky, liquorice taste, spicy, dark..

The finish.. Is probably the best finish ever.. Different tastes come through one after another.

Full body, full finish! But still smooth and mellow.

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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