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Can I get some help with Microsoft Teams?
Since March 2020 and the onset of COVID-19, many have adopted Microsoft Teams. In the past weeks, we have received numerous “how do I?” requests from users. To answer the most common questions posed, we have collected a selection of videos below.
Most of these functions require you to download the Microsoft Teams app .. which is available from both desktop and mobile here
How secure is my office Wi-Fi?
A vulnerable route straight into the system.
How should I prepare for a successful video meeting?
FORE! A technophobe has just joined the video meeting
Before COVID-19 drove us all indoors, I enjoyed the occasional game of golf. Golf has a somewhat stuffy reputation, with some justification. It is particularly well known for its mysterious etiquette, a set of usually unwritten rules, completely separate to the technical rules of the sport but apparently almost equally important. Players are expected to observe this etiquette or face some very severe tutting and muttering. Woe betide you if you tread on the line of another player’s putt.
Golf is very long established game, so the etiquette has had time to evolve and become part of the game’s culture. Whatever your opinion of its principles, it certainly does create a consistent level of behaviour recognisable in clubs across the world. And much of it is well intended, for example to prevent slow play and show some respect for your fellow golfers.
Video conferencing by contrast is a very young sport. It has recently experienced an explosion in new players thanks to COVID-19 and extensive home working. People are joining clubs such as Zoom, Teams and Skype and heading off ill prepared for 18 holes. If this were a real golf club, the impact would be quite anarchic and frightening – a load of novices turning up on the first tee with little experience, dodgy equipment and dubious technique. Balls flying in all directions, a few broken windows in the clubhouse and fury in the members’ bar as etiquette disintegrates.
Can I get some help with Zoom?
Since March 2020 and the onset of COVID19, Zoom has become the “go to” video conferencing application. As a recipient of a Zoom meeting it is easy enough to work out and you need no special software installs other than the app to get started. If, however you have been asked to host a meeting then some additional requirements come into play
What benefits can SharePoint Online bring while working remotely?
So, for the whole community who have been using and leveraging Office 365 and realising its business value for many years now this may seem like a really fundamental questions – however imagine you are new to the platform – the evolution of SharePoint actually presents a kind of muddy picture now.
So, happy to oblige and call out why SharePoint is still one of the key tools for facilitating remote working. Rather than starting with SharePoint and its evolution lets dive into where and how you can use the SharePoint Online platform today for your remote teams;
Post-COVID Technology Shifts – What’s Here to Stay?
If I hear one more expert talking about the ‘new normal’, I’m going to blow a fuse. For starters, there was no ‘old normal’. In fact, ‘normal’ as a concept doesn’t mean much – every person, every business, every household is unique, so who’s going to decide what constitutes normal?
An acceleration of adoption
What the COVID-19 crisis has done is accelerate people’s thinking and adoption of different ways of doing things that were habitual in the world we once knew. A significant part of this acceleration involves technology; doing things online that weren’t done that way before, or using technology to facilitate real-world activities in a different way.