Logitech C925e business webcam

It is quite well-known that most of laptop built-in web cameras are not very high quality devices. To counter that issue it is very useful to have a separate webcam you can use to have a better image quality. And depending on the webcam you can also get a better microphones with it. Thanks to … Continue reading Logitech C925e business webcam

Jabra Elite 7 Active & Elite 7 Pro – my experiences

I got an another great opportunity to test out new Jabra Elite 7 -series earbuds: Jabra Elite 7 Active and Jabra Elite 7 Pro. My previous check on Jabra's were 85t buds. On longer term I noticed that they didn't fit my ears that well, no matter which ear piece size I tried. During the … Continue reading Jabra Elite 7 Active & Elite 7 Pro – my experiences

Logitech Zone Wired Earbuds

It is always great to do some testing and review on new devices. Thanks to Logitech Nordics I got Logitech Zone Wired Earbuds for testing. Those who me, also know that I am not a fan of wired headsets. The wire seems to be always on the way and causes noise to the audio. Read … Continue reading Logitech Zone Wired Earbuds

How to use Loop Components in Outlook and Teams.

Loop Components finally made their way to Web Outlook. This means you can create and use Loops now in Microsoft Outlook and Teams. Sharing is possible for inside your organization only at this moment. On the bonus there is a new Q&A component you can use to collect Q&A questions & answers easier. Let's take … Continue reading How to use Loop Components in Outlook and Teams.

4th MVP award 🥰 (and how to set your Quiet time/DnD in Teams / Office 365 for vacation!)

Tuesday evening I got the information I was renewed as MVP for my 4rd year. I am extremely happy and very honored about this! Being a Microsoft MVP has been great experience, because the community rocks! Sharing knowledge and insights, having fun and making new friends, meeting people in person at events and impacting & … Continue reading 4th MVP award 🥰 (and how to set your Quiet time/DnD in Teams / Office 365 for vacation!)

Microsoft Mesh for Teams – what we know and expect?

Microsoft Mesh, the platform for Metaverse, is going to be powering Mesh for Teams. Mesh itself won't be a new product in the catalogue, but instead it will be powering different applications that allows us to enter virtual or extended worlds. If you have used HoloLens 2 Mesh application you can see Microsoft Mesh working … Continue reading Microsoft Mesh for Teams – what we know and expect?

Microsoft Teams app: Delayed Send

Delayed Send is a free Microsoft Teams application that can be used to deliver Teams messages at specific time in the future. The app is created by Appfluence inc. If you need the Delayed Send today and you don't want to create Power Platform action (it is not difficult!) for it then you want to … Continue reading Microsoft Teams app: Delayed Send

Microsoft Teams – what to expect during summer 2022?

End of June is always interesting times with Microsoft Products. Ending of their fiscal year means that a lot of KPIs and objectives need to be reached and closed. That is why there are usually so many roadmap items scheduled for June and July. In addition Microsoft Inspire event happens around mid-July, which means Microsoft … Continue reading Microsoft Teams – what to expect during summer 2022?

Jabra PanaCast 20 review

Jabra PanaCast 20 is the personal PanaCast for video conferencing. Unlike it's biger siblings this one is agile and small enough so you can take it with you when leaving the (home) office. Thanks to Jabra, I was able to put this camera to a test run. First, some tech specs 4K video ( 13 … Continue reading Jabra PanaCast 20 review

Scottish Summit 2022 – see you there!

This week takes me to Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom to speak in and attend at Scottish Summit 2022. Looking at the list of speakers and schedule there are a big number of great content and a reunion with plenty of community friends. I will present my session on Saturday 11th of June at 11am GMT … Continue reading Scottish Summit 2022 – see you there!

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 In Focus: Mesh for Teams Metaverse

Unlike it looked yesterday, we got more information about Mesh for Teams and the Metaverse during Into Focus : Preparing for Metaverse session Tuesday evening. I was happy to be part of virtual MVP audience of that session too! There were some very interesting pieces of information released during Satya Nadella's keynote speak combined with … Continue reading Microsoft Build In Focus: Mesh for Teams Metaverse

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!

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

Conversations with an AI

We encounter and use AI more than we possibly realize - usually knowing it is an AI or program but often we don't even realize it is an AI (or algorithm / program) that is doing it's magic. Digitalization and automation and content abundance challenges mean that we will face AI more and more daily. … Continue reading Conversations with an AI

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!

Jabra Speak 750 : my experiences

Thanks to Jabra, I got a chance to test out Jabra Speak 750 recently. Speak is a lightweight speakerbuck that has quite a long history already, since some versions of Jabra speaker bucks were out and used almost 20 years ago. In some organizations when someone says they have a Jabra, they mean this kind … Continue reading Jabra Speak 750 : my experiences

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

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

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