Author: Marijn

Office 365 Distilled EP 43: The name of the game

In this episode we are trying to pose as the marketing team behind Office 365 that is naming the apps that come out. How would we name the different apps? We are loving our new radio mics, a little conversation with whisky lover Sven. We are also dreaming about Ignite and the Red Party, being …


How to turn off employee level data for Productivity Score reports

Microsoft released Productivity Score a few weeks ago: a report that gives you insights in how your organisation performs in communicating, meetings, content collaboration, teamwork, … Jussi Mori and me did a Blame the end user session around Productivity Score just a few days ago. Yesterday, Wolfie Christl, a security researcher tweeted (here) that this …


Office 365 Distilled EP 42: We Know 42 is the MS Lists answer

After the ubiquitous joke about 42 being the answer to everything, the boys get to talk with Dylan Hayes, who is an allround ubercool guy. After that, we talk all about Lists and their new role in the Office 365 platform. Talking with Dylan Hayes This guy has worked on an oil platform, he is …


Power Automate: Fixing the error on empty instance of a multiple values Managed Metadata field

Managed Metadata fields in SharePoint are a powerful way to distribute common metadata across your environment. When you work with Power Automate, you need to be aware of some limitations (at the moment). I have a love/hate relationship with Power Automate. On one hand I love the capabilities it gives people when working with Office …


Office 365 Distilled EP 41: Hot and Sweaty Success Indicators

In the midst of a heatwave, Marijn and Steve talk about success indicators. Measuring success in collaboration, happiness and experiences might be more tricky than we imagine. What is your Office 365 vision ? Before you set off on your Office 365 journey, you need to define a vision on where you want your destination …


Office 365 Distilled EP 40: That big four OH here we go again!

Between Jurassic Park quotes and the usual banter, the boys revisit the big topics they talked about during the last 39 episodes for our big 40! And we have an amazing whisky with a story to go along with that! Asking why Simon Sinek‘s most known book gets you asking the most important question first: …


Turning on the Project Moca (aka Outlook Spaces) preview

I was super excited when I saw the under the wraps beta for Outlook Spaces earlier in february 2020, when on twitter WalkingCat described the existence of the new app. I had a chance to play with it and we featured it on our #Office365Distilled podcast, so did Luise Freese here and Ragnar Heil here. …


Office 365 Distilled EP 39: Security vs Usability – The balance

After a weekend of manual labor, that Marijn talks about uncomfortably long, the boys talk about about whisky and of course, technology! Technology, Office 365, enables people to do their stuff faster, easier. The end user is the main goal. So how can we make sure they can’t work that easy and simplicity? How can …


Office 365 Distilled EP 38: Cask strength user content with tears

Using PNP Powershell to create a SharePoint list or library view that groups, filters and sorts