Renewed for my 10th year as a Microsoft MVP in Office Apps & Services

Renewed for my 10th year as a Microsoft MVP in Office Apps & Services

I’m humbled and excited to announce that I have been renewed by Microsoft as a Microsoft MVP for the 10th consecutive year. My journey to becoming an MVP first started writing technical blog articles, answering questions in technical discussion forums, and supporting the local community in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) about 15 years ago by going to local user groups and sharing my knowledge in the Microsoft technology Collaboration, Business Process Flow, Integration and Records & Document Management space….

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Join me at Valo Fest 2020 on Thu, June 25th for 2 virtual sessions on Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Modern Teamwork Portal Deployments

Join me at Valo Fest 2020 on Thu, June 25th for 2 virtual sessions on Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Modern Teamwork Portal Deployments

Valo Fest – 24-hour non-stop virtual event Valo Fest will begin its online world tour on June 25, 2020, at 9am in Central European time zones (CET). Then it will continue in the Americas time zone (EDT) before wrapping up on June 26 APAC time (AEST). Creospark will be showcasing Modern Teamwork solutions that we have implemented with our fantastic clients, Prica Global Enterprises and Special Olympics Canada. We have successfully implemented and rolled out Valo Intranet and Valo Teamwork…

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Using Planner for Managing your Project Tasks within Microsoft Teams Channels

Using Planner for Managing your Project Tasks within Microsoft Teams Channels

Simple Tips in managing a project using Microsoft Teams Task Management doesn’t need to be redundant and highly manual! Setting up a Planner board within Channel in Microsoft Teams for each of your projects allows you to manage many critical aspects of task management within your projects. 1. Start with creating a Team for your Project: 2. Next, select the channel you want and add the Planner app as a tab: 3. Lastly, start adding your tasks and your buckets…

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Publishing Project Status Updates in Microsoft Teams Channel Conversations

Publishing Project Status Updates in Microsoft Teams Channel Conversations

Simple Tips in managing a project using Microsoft Teams Every organization has internal projects and possibly external projects with their partners, clients or customers. Setting up a Team and/or Channel in Microsoft Teams for each of your projects allows you to manage many critical aspects of your project including documentation, collaboration, sharing, chats, voice / video calls, recordings and disseminating information. Historically, for project managers, disseminating Status Updates can be a pain to write and worst of all, people don’t…

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MS Teams is going up to support 10,000 users within individual Teams

MS Teams is going up to support 10,000 users within individual Teams

Microsoft Teams currently supports up to 2,500 users when you create individual teams. Microsoft has announced that it is increasing this limit to 10,000 users for April 2020! This is great for large scale organizations that have a lot of firstline workers or even those organizations that want to allow access to their teams for a larger amount of people for the purposes of collaboration and sharing. See below for the Microsoft 365 Road map message center excerpt: Description Status…

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Multi-window chat in MS Teams is scheduled to be released April 2020

Multi-window chat in MS Teams is scheduled to be released April 2020

One of the most desired features in Microsoft Teams is the ability for a persistent Window that you can leave open pop out chats, meetings, calls or documents. It’s very frustrating right now to find your way back to the MS Teams channel, document or chat once you leave focus either re-navigating to is, searching it, or using the back and forth buttons (which most people don’t even know they can use!). Great news is that Microsoft has tentatively scheduled…

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Does your organization have a remote working strategy? Get on-board with Microsoft Teams now!

Does your organization have a remote working strategy? Get on-board with Microsoft Teams now!

There is an old way of working but the new way of working is a workplace that is fully connected & collaborative.  People now work together in ways you wouldn’t have imagined just a few years ago, not only collaborating internally with colleagues from the office next door but deeply collaborating with colleagues and clients halfway across the world. The following are reason why you should consider making the transition to Microsoft Teams now: People are on twice as many…

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Learn how Microsoft 365 can empower Teamwork in your organization

Learn how Microsoft 365 can empower Teamwork in your organization

If you don’t know already, SharePoint Conference is returning to MGM Grand in Las Vegas from May 19th-May 21st, 2020. It has been my favorite conference for years as it focuses on all aspects related to SharePoint which is near and dear to my heart. This includes: Microsoft 365 SharePoint OneDrive Microsoft Teams Yammer Microsoft Stream Outlook Office applications PowerApps Power Automation / Microsoft Flow Power BI Azure Integration And much more… Over the last year, my customers have become…

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Global Microsoft 365 Developer Bootcamp is coming to Toronto on Dec 2nd

Global Microsoft 365 Developer Bootcamp is coming to Toronto on Dec 2nd

Join us for this year’s Global Microsoft 365 Developer Bootcamp and learn hands-on programming in Microsoft 365 technologies. About this Event Bootcamps are a free, one-day, hands-on training event led by Microsoft MVPs and community leaders with support from Microsoft. Developers worldwide are invited to attend a bootcamp to learn the latest on Microsoft 365 platform including Microsoft Graph, SharePoint Framework, Microsoft Teams, Office Add-ins, Connectors and Actionable Messages, etc. and apply what you learn to your future projects. Content…

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Power Platform World Tour Toronto, Ontario – Sept 11th & 12th, 2019

Power Platform World Tour Toronto, Ontario – Sept 11th & 12th, 2019

Join me at the Power Platform World Tour in Toronto, Ontario on Sept 11th and 12th. What to Expect at the Power Platform World Tour Two days of exceptional content designed for the Citizen Developer, Technical, Business and New Users in 32+ breakout sessions. Engage with local users from similar and varying industries to solve daily challenges and increase efficiencies. Solution Packed SessionsWhether you are just getting started or consider yourself an expert, the Power Platform World Tour has sessions…

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