Microsoft Build 2022 Spotlight at Microsoft UK

This time I didn't attend or follow Microsoft Build just online, but instead I was speaking at the Microsoft Build Spotlight UK live on stage at Microsoft UK headquarters at Reading. I had the pleasure to spend time with my good friend Chris Hoard and meet several UK Tech Community friends like Chirag Patel, Chris … Continue reading Microsoft Build 2022 Spotlight at Microsoft UK

Microsoft Build 2022 recap on Microsoft Teams, Mesh for Teams and Microsoft Metaverse

Welcome to read my recap blog post of what's been announced at Microsoft Build 2022! This post focuses on Microsoft Teams and Metaverse news. I was hoping to see more news about Mesh for Teams, but apart from "more news/information in upcoming monts" and some very interesting videos & pictures we were not shared much … Continue reading Microsoft Build 2022 recap on Microsoft Teams, Mesh for Teams and Microsoft Metaverse

Meet you in-person and digitally at Microsoft Build 2022!

I am very happy to announce that I am returning to speak at Microsoft Build 2022! This time I will be speaking in-person at Microsoft UK regional event - all sessions are also streamed online so you can attend Microsoft Build from anywhere. As before, Microsoft Build 2022 is free to attend so it is … Continue reading Meet you in-person and digitally at Microsoft Build 2022!

Metaverse use cases for businesses

The question often asked is: what makes Metaverse such a big game changer and what else can you do with it than just virtual reality meetings? We don't even know all use cases yet, because with Metaverse only imagination is the limit. I have touched here on my blog various uses besides meetings: trainings/learning and … Continue reading Metaverse use cases for businesses

Why Metaverse in Teams is going to make a difference

While there isn't any new information about Mesh for Teams it is good to already think why and when you would be using immersive meeting instead of 2D (traditional / normal) Teams meeting. The end of H1 / 2022 is advancing rapidly and in Microsoft Ignite 2021 they stated that Mesh for Teams preview would … Continue reading Why Metaverse in Teams is going to make a difference

Metaverse¬†revolutionizes learning and training in the future

How will we train and learn in Metaverse in the future? What new opportunities does new technology bring us? TLDR;¬† a lot - to the point where Metaverse changes many ways in learning & education and how we practice on physical and digital world. With metaverse and virtual reality, you can have much more training and … Continue reading Metaverse¬†revolutionizes learning and training in the future

How to enable collaboration inside and beyond your organization using Teams Shared Channels

Microsoft Teams Shared Channels are now in a preview! This means organizations can start trying them out by themselves, instead of just looking at slides or recordings. This is the moment all organizations should start learning more about Shared Channels and what they will provide for you - and what are the things that should … Continue reading How to enable collaboration inside and beyond your organization using Teams Shared Channels

How to use Whiteboard external sharing and other new Microsoft Teams meeting features

While we are eagerly waiting for Mesh for Teams to take us to the Metaverse in Teams Meetings we can take advantage of various meeting features that are available in Microsoft Teams already today or soon. Some of these have not been that much announced out yet, but they do exists for people to start … Continue reading How to use Whiteboard external sharing and other new Microsoft Teams meeting features

Better, flexible & sustainable, work and events with Metaverse

This doesn't happen too often to me: writing a blog post that has environmental topic. But since the world is changing due to lots reasons this is an another topic I need and want to touch upon. We all have been in plenty of 2D meetings and events since the pandemic started. Lots of events … Continue reading Better, flexible & sustainable, work and events with Metaverse

Metaverse needs to be a safe place for everyone

This is a bit of not-so-happy topic but at the same time it is a very important one. How will it be possible in the metaverse to ensure that everyone feels safe there? We all have read, unfortunately lots of people have also first hand experience, about online harassment happening in the social, in gaming, … Continue reading Metaverse needs to be a safe place for everyone

Microsoft Teams is 5 years and new features are coming out to support Hybrid Work

On Monday 14th Microsoft Teams was 5 years since it was made generally available. Congratulations, Microsoft Teams! Teams began it's story almost half a year earlier than that, but GA-date (Generally Available) is when it began it's journey to become the app for over 270 million monthly users it is today. It was quite soon … Continue reading Microsoft Teams is 5 years and new features are coming out to support Hybrid Work

Teams Nation Community Conference is for all

On March 23rd 2022 Teams Nation Community Conference 2022 goes live with the opening keynote at 8am CET. Yes, it is an early morning start for people in Europe and late night for US but at Australia it is a early evening. The reason for the early start is that the event runs for 12 … Continue reading Teams Nation Community Conference is for all

Improve your meetings with these recent tricks Teams can do! + PowerPoint Cameo

Some tricks and knowledge is always to keep in the bag for those situations where you are presenting or attending meetings. With upcoming Teams Nation Community Conference on March 23rd 2022, which is a free community event btw - please register in, you surely want to learn about few things that will make your meeting … Continue reading Improve your meetings with these recent tricks Teams can do! + PowerPoint Cameo

How to stay in the Loop using mobile Teams!

Microsoft Loop components got their name upgrade from Live Components to Loop Components in Teams. For some time editing Loops was limited in mobile Teams client, but now the support is there. And I have to say, it is rather good one in user experience. I enjoy the UI, it makes staying in the Loop … Continue reading How to stay in the Loop using mobile Teams!

Voice UI enables content creation in the Metaverse

We will be mostly speaking to each other in the Metaverse, instead of typing our messages, then why not to do the same when we create the content? Yes, we use Whiteboards and other manipulative objects with our digital twin hands (aka avatar's hands) but we also need to create text-based content. Why wouldn't we … Continue reading Voice UI enables content creation in the Metaverse

Microsoft Surface Earbuds – my experiences

I had a change recently to try to our Microsoft Surface Earbuds. Yes, those ones that are quite a bold in their appearance. But more than their appearance I was really interested to see if they are usable. My first touch on them was at Microsoft Ignite 2019 where I able to try them on … Continue reading Microsoft Surface Earbuds – my experiences

Persistent spaces in the Metaverse

Just like in the real world today, we will see persistent rooms in the Metaverse. Since there isn't much details out about Microsoft Mesh for Teams it will be remain a slight question mark how meeting spaces will be there: will they be short lived or also persistent. Comparing to Teams meetings today they could … Continue reading Persistent spaces in the Metaverse

Microsoft Whiteboard is already part of the Metaverse

Microsoft Whiteboard is under a lots of development and evolves in a fast pace. Despite some step backs, like rollback of the new desktop client last year, it is going forward and extending it's usability beyond being "replicant of physical world whiteboard". In fact it has already done it and I want to state it … Continue reading Microsoft Whiteboard is already part of the Metaverse

Hybrid meetings in the Metaverse connect real rooms with virtual reality spaces

It is easy to envision how meetings in the immersive Metaverse (virtual reality) are managed and organized. Once you start thinking about Hybrid Meetings more, you can soon realize that hybrid isn't just about physical location of people attending using personal or room devices: it is about having a meeting where people attend from meeting … Continue reading Hybrid meetings in the Metaverse connect real rooms with virtual reality spaces

Bringing physical world to life in the Metaverse

The metaverse is much more than just 3D meetings and collaboration. In fact, you could already take steps on building the metaverse, because it is about connecting the physical and virtual worlds together - taking advantages of both and enabling organizations to succeed. The base for this has happened in the industry for a long … Continue reading Bringing physical world to life in the Metaverse

Screen recording tools 2022

This is a topic that comes forward very often: how can one record a screen video and then edit it afterwards. What options there are available and how they work in the real scenarios? I did this article early 2021, so it is time to refresh it. There are several (plenty) tools available but let … Continue reading Screen recording tools 2022

Metaverse increases equality, accessibility and inclusivity

Welcome to the Year 2022! I hope it is going to be a happy and wonderful one for You! Past couple of years have had a plenty of room for improvement, including the number of safe in-person meetings and events. As it won't be always possible, or reasonable / money-effective, the Immersive Metaverse will be … Continue reading Metaverse increases equality, accessibility and inclusivity

Microsoft Surface Duo 2: my first experiences

This week I got a wonderful package delivered to home as I got Surface Duo 2 for testing to few weeks. Unfortunately holiday season cuts the real testing time shorter than I hoped, so I thought I write my first experiences already out - and keep on using it after holidays. As tempting as it … Continue reading Microsoft Surface Duo 2: my first experiences

Looking back at 2021 and forward for 2022

It is the end of the year, which means it is time to take a look at what I have been doing during all this crazy 2021. First of all: Big Thank You to everyone reading, following, referring, tweeting, linking or enjoying this blog and / or attending any session or event where I have … Continue reading Looking back at 2021 and forward for 2022

How we work and collaborate in the future: Workshops in the Metaverse

As a consultant I am involved with customers in various workshops. Typical ones are related to visioning: "what's next" , prioritization / roadmapping / planning "what's first", planning the service (customer needs and Return-of-Investment) "why it's important" and on some details like User Interface, functionalities, user path "how it works" and so on. Thinking typical … Continue reading How we work and collaborate in the future: Workshops in the Metaverse

The Metaverse is here and Microsoft Teams is part of it

The future is bringing us an incredible vision on how we are going work, meet, talk, collaborate and use applications, files and data with the help of AI. Before it was more like me doing this and us having a meeting. In Metaverse we will be doing everything together, all the time. This is very … Continue reading The Metaverse is here and Microsoft Teams is part of it

Microsoft Teams connected web site chat bot with the Captivate Hub

I had a fun experimentation with Captivate Hub recently. I wanted to play around with a bot at the website that is connected to Metaverse - more specifically to Microsoft Teams part of it. This would be possible with Power Virtual Agents or with custom applications, but it would require some licensing and coding also. … Continue reading Microsoft Teams connected web site chat bot with the Captivate Hub

Teams Graph API in practice 2021 edition at ECS #CollabSummit

I hope you attended my session at European Collaboration Summit - ECS between friends - 2021 at D√ľsseldorf today! Even if you didn't and you are interested about how you can use Graph API with Microsoft Teams to provision and manage teams then you may want to read forward. It was quite a path that … Continue reading Teams Graph API in practice 2021 edition at ECS #CollabSummit

How to add a SharePoint content as a tab in Teams channel using Graph API

With European Collaboration Summit 2021 closing in, I am focusing this time on more Graph API since my session at the event is about Microsoft Teams Graph API. Adding a SharePoint page to the team is just one of examples I do during my session. I will be also adding a Power App, Whiteboard, OneNote … Continue reading How to add a SharePoint content as a tab in Teams channel using Graph API

Collaboration in the Metaverse: Mesh for Microsoft Teams

Hybrid work world and realization that we are missing shared experiences has been one of drivers why meetings in 3D are going to be more normal sooner than lot of people realize. In the hybrid work world needs to have various ways how to innovate, work together and relax with others. Constant video meetings and … Continue reading Collaboration in the Metaverse: Mesh for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams News Summary of Microsoft Ignite 2021 November #MSIgnite

It is the time for the recap for most relevant information, news and announcements that were released about Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Loop, Microsoft Viva, Power Platform and more. I will be applying some updates to this article as more information is revealed during Ignite keynotes and breakout sessions. So please do revisit the page for … Continue reading Microsoft Teams News Summary of Microsoft Ignite 2021 November #MSIgnite

The New Microsoft Whiteboard is available!

Updated 17.11.2021: Added OneDrive storage, Laser Pointer and Collaborative Cursors Updated 19.11.2021: Microsoft is rolling back Whiteboard Desktop application to earlier version due to large amount of feedback due to missing features. Yesterday when I did a manual update check on my Windows 11 Store I was happy to see Microsoft Whiteboard application updating to … Continue reading The New Microsoft Whiteboard is available!

How to add a Power App to a channel with parameters using Graph API

Teams published PowerApps can be added very easily to the team either when provisioning new teams and using Team Templates or by simply adding a new tab manually. Just choose the Power App and add it as a tab to the channel in question. That will either add the application or make it possible to … Continue reading How to add a Power App to a channel with parameters using Graph API

Microsoft Ignite: Guide to November 2021 edition aka What to watch / join, how to connect with people and also to have fun

It is this time of the year again: Microsoft Ignite registration and session scheduler are open! The #MSIgnite event is again digital and free to attend, which makes it a really good opportunity for business decision makers, CIOs, CTOs, CEOs and IT experts & technology consultants to catch up with latest in the Microsoft Cloud … Continue reading Microsoft Ignite: Guide to November 2021 edition aka What to watch / join, how to connect with people and also to have fun

Microsoft Teams on iPad: boosting my personal productivity

During this summer I had reached the end of productive life-cycle of my few years old Android tablet. The one I had was never the top of the line product and it also reflected on the price. It was a solid packet, but when using it with Microsoft 365 solutions the age was clearly showing … Continue reading Microsoft Teams on iPad: boosting my personal productivity