Office 365 Distilled EP 35: B2IT and the lost discussion on Search

Steve and Marijn are realizing that Stream deprecating the feature “who is saying what when” might be their fault.. For once we know what we want to talk about: search and the way we want to let the business drive the decision making process! Steve did some home repair on his Surface Book, and realized …


Office 365 Distilled EP 29: 43 Admins and a Cooper walk into a bar

Steve and Marijn dream about getting some casks of whisky. Maybe when we get all the admins from our clients to donate, we might just get there! How many admins does it take to screw in an Office 365 lightbulb? Don’t run automatic scripts with a global admin account. There is a long list of …


Office 365 Distilled EP 28: The chicken and the egg story: Outlook vs ToDo

In this episode we try to unravel the famous chicken and egg question for rolling out Office 365: Do you start with the big applications, like Exchange, OneDrive or SharePoint? Or do you go for smaller apps like ToDo, Sway or Forms? We also discover we actually have fans! Sorry to the people who left …


Microsoft Bookings: Saving our health when returning to the office?

Microsoft Bookings, one of the lesser known apps in the Office 365 platform might be a key element in getting back to our daily lives after Covid-19 attacks our health. What is Microsoft Bookings? Bookings allows people to book time with you or coworkers for specific services. You, as a business manager can set up …


Office 365 Distilled EP 27: MS Teams, onions and climbing Everest

Steve and Marijn get their best French out, while they talk about the 27 club, french onions and a french whisky. Steve talks about his OneDrive migration project, where they let the end users do the manual lifting (and getting rid of everything that is not moved). Marijn talks about re-engineering a business process with …


Use color-coding in your Teams Team picture to define types of collaboration

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 …


Blame the enduser: Top tips to unscrew-up user adoption in Office 365 (live from M365MADVirtual)

This year, SPS Madrid 2020 was rebranded to “Microsoft 365 Madrid Virtual”. 2 days of awesome presentations were presented, all via Youtube livestreamed! Big kudos to the people that organised it!Jussi Mori and me did our Blame The End User style webcast to give top tips to unscrew-up the user adoption in Office 365! While …


Office 365 Distilled EP 25: The quarter cask and the cynical MS Teams discussion

Why should I have Teams? We got Yammer, SharePoint, Skype and Outlook in place. This is a question we get ever so often! Steve and Marijn both come from a SharePoint experience, so they are not always up to par with the latest and greatest 🙂This 25th episode of Office 365 Distilled, a quarter cask …


Blaming the End User S03e02 – Blaming the Corona WFH Special episode

In this COVID-19 quarantine special episode of Blaming the End-User, different heroes of the Office 365 community sit together virtually over a drink and discuss best practices for WFH. This was a superfun event, where we asked each of our guests for their top tips for #WFH in these Corona days. We also heavily relied …


Office 365 Distilled EP 24: Using a Ponzi pyramid scheme for adoption

Marijn has some fun learning all about Shifts in Teams and learns he needs to be an owner in order to put his work dates in. We talk about making your governance futureproof and discuss how implementing a Ponzi type pyramid scheme would benefit our user adoption. Futureproof governance We have been talking about governance …