Office 365 Distilled

Definitely a podcast where agreeing to disagree is a key aspect of this discussion and the boys loose concentration when Steve takes a break for a few good sneezes… and then Steve waffles on about a great idea on SPO team sites which turns out to be not such a great idea.

So I am sure you are wondering why both to listen… well it is funny and there some great nuggets about the workshops needed to collect the right information to produce a great business solution.

Show Notes

The podcast where Steve has a great idea on site names and waffles on without a conclusion.

Where Marijn says, ”Sorry, keep going I will interrupt you later”   and then  “ Hold on and let me continue”  and it is decided Marijn can interrupt as much as he likes but Steve has to do as he is told…

Our Sponsor Braeburn Whisky for this episode gets a great mention 

The boys start on the Roadmap workshop that defines the order of products that will be released and feeds back to the team what order they will process the project.  Roadmap Strategy is required and agreed by the business… then the boys get stuck on questions around what the minimum settings are…  and Steve has a Daaa moment when he works out Marijn is right…

Governance workshop takes frontstage and arguably the most important as so much is decided within this and getting then documented means you know so much about the project already

Content workshops are discussed that incorporate so much decision making…  The Elephant in the room ‘ Content Types’ hits the discussion with a few erm and aaass when Steve rounds out what is needed to get started and define the baseline

The content workshop identified so much about the future of the project, migration, Change and Adoption Taxonomy strategy and some search aspects of the project…

Portals are mentioned and Wendy wants to get involved… she has something to say… and then Steve puts Marijn on the spot with portals.  It is agreed an Intranet is a portal and opens up a bunch of things to decide like audiences, Viva Connect etc. all associated with publishing content…

Migration cannot be forgotten so they do list the things that is required to ensure migration takes place… then some workshop around servicing the M365 environment with the helpdesk etc.

After tasting Isobel Gowdie a Linkwood 14 year old cask strength whisky from Cask88 

Steve finishes with a few thoughts on the Vision workshops and suggests that Marijn is right but only if we accept there are more than one Vision workshops required to make this work and get it right…. 

Creators & Guests

Marijn Somers
Microsoft MVP. Freelance Microsoft 365 expert focusing on user adoption and governance. Trainer. Licensed watchmaker.
Steve Dalby
Podcaster "Office365Distilled" Driving Collaboration Business Goals, Speaking about Governance, Whiskey taster and imbiber all round father and good guy.

What is Office 365 Distilled?

This podcast is presented by Marijn and Steve; two experienced Microsoft 365 and SharePoint consultants. In each podcast you will get a smile or two with a chunk of interesting and practical help in Microsoft 365. Then you get introduced you to what we hope is a Whisky you have not tasted before.