Episode 109 – Accessibility within Microsoft tools

In this episode, we continue our talk about the accessibility features within Microsoft, and specifically the ease-of-use features of:

  1. Focus feature on Windows 11
  2. Color filters feature in Windows 11
  3. Read aloud, a feature that we had fun trying out during the podcast and it worked really well.

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Episode 108 – When do you a Teams Shared Channel vs. Teams shared externally with a guest

In this episode, we’re addressing a question from the audience about when to use a Teams Shared Channel versus just sharing a Team externally with a guest for outside collaboration. We break down the main differences between the two, talk about the pros and cons of each, and share some tips on how to make the most out of both options in different situations.

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Episode 107 – Accessibility in Microsoft 365

In this episode, Sarah shares with us her work and experience with the accessibility features in Microsoft 365. M365 offers a lot of ways to overcome accessibility in many services, however in this episode, we focus on 4 items:

  • Personalized closed captioning in Teams meetings
  • Personal transcription settings and the filter on specific words
  • Immersive Reader
  • Inline translation

In the future, we will be hosting another episode to talk about more accessibility elements in M365.

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Episode 106 – How do you choose between Azure AI Services, Copilot and SharePoint Premium and when?

In this episode, we address a question from our audience about when to use Azure AI Services, Copilot or Microsoft Syntex. We will review the use cases for each scenario, what to use when and what are the advantages of each Microsoft AI service.

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Episode 105 – The new colored folder feature in OneDrive

In this episode, we answer a question from the audience: When would you use the new colored folder feature in OneDrive for Business and is it worthwhile to use?

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Episode 104 – Viva Amplify with Liz Sundet

In this episode, we are excited to host a special guest, Liz Sundet, Senior Program Manager, Customer Experience at Microsoft, to talk to us about Viva Amplify. Viva Amplify is a new tool that helps you communicate effectively with your employees. Liz shares with us how this App lets you orchestrate your corporate communications, publish, and analyze your news, marketing campaign and posts, in one place. We also dive into where Viva Amplify is built on, and where it pushes the news and posts to different platforms within Microsoft 365.

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Episode 103 – Microsoft 365 Unified Audit Log

In this episode, we take a comprehensive plunge into the Microsoft Purview Unified Audit log, unraveling its capacity to enable organizations in vigilant monitoring and meticulous activity tracking. Our dialogue encompasses the significance of Microsoft Purview Audit Premium, set to be free with E3 or E5 this September. We also discuss the Storm-0558 threat that took place in July 2023, and how Microsoft responded to mitigate this issue. Moreover, we outline the distinct divergences within the Audit logs, contingent on the utilization of either an E3 or E5 license.

Important links:

  1. Analysis of Storm-0558 techniques for unauthorized email access: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/blog/2023/07/14/analysis-of-storm-0558-techniques-for-unauthorized-email-access/
  2. Microsoft Blog announcing the new change to audit events that are available with standard licenses: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/blog/2023/07/19/expanding-cloud-logging-to-give-customers-deeper-security-visibility/?ranMID=24542&ranEAID=TnL5HPStwNw&ranSiteID=TnL5HPStwNw-HD0Iy8FEe1Ypa.QDOprQkQ&epi=TnL5HPStwNw-HD0Iy8FEe1Ypa.QDOprQkQ&irgwc=1&OCID=AIDcmm549zy227_aff_7593_1243925&tduid=%28ir__cevxmjhgxskfdzrubqrmalsqxe2xepde1rz1h9g900%29%287593%29%281243925%29%28TnL5HPStwNw-HD0Iy8FEe1Ypa.QDOprQkQ%29%28%29&irclickid=_cevxmjhgxskfdzrubqrmalsqxe2xepde1rz1h9g900
  3. Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Blog: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/blog/topic/threat-intelligence/?sort-by=newest-oldest&date=any

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Episode 102 – Microsoft Viva Pulse and Glint

In this episode, we take a deep dive into Microsoft Viva Pulse, the latest product from the Viva suites that helps you measure and improve employee engagement. We also discuss what Viva Glint is and how it differs from Viva Pulse. Finally, we show you how the two products can complement each other and provide insights into your organization’s culture and well-being.

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Episode 101 – Our upcoming community events

In this episode, join us as we unveil an exciting lineup of community events set to unfold in the latter half of the year. We’ll be taking you through an enticing roster of conferences where we’ll be sharing our insights, captivating presentations, and giving you an exclusive look at the exciting events we’re organizing right in our local cities. Get ready for a whirlwind of inspiration and connection!

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Episode #100 – Special Edition

In honor of reaching our remarkable milestone of 100 episodes, we proudly present a star-studded lineup of distinguished guests who have graced our previous podcasts. Joining us for this special occasion are Karuana Gatimu, Microsoft Principal Program Manager, Customer Advocacy Group; Heidi Jordan, Senior Modern Workplace with Avanade; and Mark Kashman, Senior Product Manager at Microsoft. In this special edition, we recapped some of the previous episodes, talk about the community work all our super star guests have contributed to over the years, and we chat about the latest product announcements within the M365 and Power Platform stacks.

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Episode # 99 – Microsoft Syntex – Project Archimedes

In this episode, we discuss Project Archimedes, a new feature of Microsoft Syntex that gives you big data analytics for your OneDrive and SharePoint content, so you can derive rich security and capacity insights at scale. We revealed how to configure it and discuss the use case scenarios such as reports on data security in SharePoint or basic reporting on storage.  

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Episode # 98 – Sharing our Microsoft Viva experiences

In this episode, we embark on a journey through the extraordinary realm of Microsoft Viva, delving into the intricate details of each product. Discover how these tools can be harnessed to their fullest potential, unlocking immense benefits for your personal and professional growth.z

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Episode97 – Microsoft Syntex – SharePoint Advanced Management

In this episode we talk about the new Microsoft Syntex – SharePoint Advanced Management (SAM) Add-On. SharePoint Advanced Management offers organizations a robust set of tools and features to enhance collaboration, content management, and information governance. We go through the list of all the featured where we explain what they do and how you can use them best.

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Episode # 96 – Microsoft Teams new Channel experience

Our latest podcast episode is dedicated to an in-depth discussion of the newly launched Microsoft Teams channel experience, where we provide a comprehensive overview of the extensive UI changes that have been introduced, the improved process for creating posts and announcements, the enhanced functionality for pinning channel posts, and the highly informative information panel that offers an array of valuable insights about each channel, making it easier than ever for users to stay organized and productive.

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Episode # 95 – What is Microsoft Copilot?

In a recent announcement, Microsoft introduced Copilot, a groundbreaking tool that utilizes Large Language Model and Microsoft Graph to enhance productivity across various apps in Microsoft 365. Our discussion today covers the functionality of Copilot, including its integration with Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and business chats. Additionally, we delve into the topic of Microsoft Copilot security, providing a comprehensive overview.

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Episode # 94 – What is OneDrive Known Folder Move?

In this episode, we delve into the functionality and advantages of OneDrive’s Known Folder Move (KFM) feature, which allows users to seamlessly backup important local folders like My Documents, My Pictures, and Desktop to OneDrive. We also cover how to enable or disable KFM, how to deploy it, and identify various use case scenarios where this feature can prove incredibly useful.

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Episode # 93 – Introducing pronouns in Microsoft 365

In this episode of M365 Voice, we dive into one of the latest updates to Microsoft 365 – the pronouns feature. As part of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity, this feature allows users to add their preferred pronouns to their profiles. Join us as we explore the functionality, discuss best practices for enabling and managing pronouns, and examine where this information is stored within M365.

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Episode # 92 – Talking about Women in IT topic with Edith Young

In this upcoming episode, we’ll have the pleasure of hearing from Edith Young, a trailblazer in the tech industry, as she shares her thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing women in IT today. Throughout the interview, Edith shares valuable advice on overcoming obstacles and leveraging one’s unique strengths to achieve professional fulfillment in the fast-paced world of information technology. We also discuss the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the tech industry and how to keep pushing towards this subject.

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Episode # 91 – Discussing Microsoft Syntex with Chris McNulty

We are thrilled to host Chris McNulty, Director of Product Marketing for Microsoft 365, to talk to us about Microsoft Syntex. We had a great discussion about the latest releases and announcements about the product, the roadmap of the product and a lot of exciting new releases coming up in the next few months. We talk about pre-built models, content assembly, contract management, AI, Viva Topics, and many other great features.

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Episode # 90 – Discussion Upcoming Teams Features with Stephen Rose

In this episode, we are thrilled to have Stephen Rose, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft, and host of the Inside Microsoft Teams podcast (https://aka.ms/insidemsteams), join us as our special guest. Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for technology to the conversation, and we are honored to share it with our audience. During our chat, we delve into exciting topics such as the latest AI features in Teams, Teams Rooms and Devices, Teams 2.0, and Teams Premium.

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