Office 365 Distilled EP 34: Surfing on the application governance wave

Another governance episode, this time all about application governance! Steve and Marijn think about all the fun they would with have with the warm temperature when they would be at Microsoft Virtual 365 Spain, if it was in real life instead of virtual. Marijn has a session with Jussi Mori to talk about user adoption, Steve talks about business value in MS Teams.

After some freudian slips and movie recommendations the boys get back to business.

Application governance

Compliance and retention governance requires another set of approvers / controllers then Application governance.

Stream for instance, needs other people: network people for example. If your network is not set up properly, live events within the company building (or connecting via vpn) might put a huge load on your network.

What about GDPR rules for Stream? Do you need to have certain policies in place when saving their smug face on video?

Would you need a disclaimer before you go into a Teams meeting stating that “your face is being recorded and this video can be used within the company”?

Or would that just give another useless pop up like on the internet? Which is dangerous, because you are not reading what it says. The issue is now, that you actually “agree” on what they are doing with your data! We are in a worse state on that.

While we are complaining there is no cool new stuff coming out in Stream, we are happy that there are so many cool features already in it. We applaud the AI features and search but we hate the startpage.

We just need some “Communications site” goodness on that page!

Multilanguage SharePoint

Living in Belgium, we have to deal with more then 1 official language! We use dutch, french and german.. And most of the time we use English too in business environments. In the old SharePoint, when you were setting up a new intranet, you needed to have a multilangual intranet.

That was done with variations. There are also a bunch of really good 3d party options available.

Now there is a new set of translation options coming!

The user interface already changes based on your browser language. The content didn’t, but now there are new possibilities coming.

Random Message Center Notification of the week

With the large numbers of new things coming out (mostly for Teams), this was a functionality that went kind of under the radar: Review mode when sharing a file.

This is cool, because you can now share a file with someone and they can’t edit your file. They can only mark things and add comments.

That said, we also love the new functionality in a document library, that when you check the file properties you can actually grab the link from the document itself! Not an unreadable link, but the actual /sites/siteName/documents/doc1.docx

Next to that we also talk about tasks in Excel and the new shy header.

Whisky: Deanston 12yo vs Paul John Peated

Because we are still not able to visit each other because of the corona threat, we are drinking our own whisky, just like last episode.

Steve is bringing a Paul John, the largest independent whisky distillery in the world from Goa, India. It is a peated single malt that is not on the cheap side and cask strength. Beautiful smokey nose with salted caramel and sweet fruits. There is some popcorn on the nose too. In the mouth there is a lingering campfire with a long citrussy, burnt orange finish.

Paul John Peated whisky

Marijn is drinking a Deanston 12 yo, unchillfiltered from the scottish highlands. Lots of lemons, citrus on the nose, when you warm it up the nose grows more of a zesty orange marmelade. Lots of caramel with citrus after a few drops of water. Nuts and pretty good finish with a lingering dry mouthed caramel.

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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