Office 365 Distilled EP 26: With friends in a bar at Christmas

I realize that, when I am writing this, spring is in the air and we are all “snowed in” by the Corona virus. But I still have fond memories of events like this Christmas gettogether, where we get together with friends and talk about the things we hold dear: Christmas, Office 365 and whisky! Great get together after our Ignite 2019 adventure!

For this special episode we have on our podcast:

After a rounds of introductions, confessions, flow and powerapps and our love for Brian Dang, we talk about what Santa has been bringing us and we get back to business!

Office 365 is getting very wide

Wedge of growing technology that is pulling everything apart. Is Office 365 too big for a general architect?

Do people have to specialize? On the other side, there is so much overlap! Teams combines voice, collaboration, document management, ….

When things are too compartialized, it makes it harder to get things done in an organisation.

Ignite, the wedding

David was setting up a wedding at Ignite, the one between SharePoint and Teams. Created by mastermind Joel Oleson, we had some much fun at this party in Orlando! Can you spot us?

What really impressed us in 2019 ?

We really saw the uptake of the power platform! We saw communities form around the world.

Private Channels have changed the way we work in Teams.

User adoption has been a hot topic – are we seeing results?

So many things have been released in 2019: Learning pathways have been introduced and have seen huge demand.

So many sessions are being given by the community around sharing best practices world wide: changing culture, mindset, …

Whisky: Ledaig 12 year old

Ledaig 10 year old

This whisky, distilled on the Isle of Mull (which is located above Islay), is the peated version from the Tobermory distillery has quickly become a favorite of both Marijn and Steve. You get the sherry and bourbon cask smells, smoky, salty flavors. Pepper in the mouth, such a smoky finish that you can chew the smoke!

It is not a superexpensive bottle, but such a favorite that we quickly both got a bottle for ourselves!

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.