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Key Insights from Microsoft Inspire 2019

Inspire is Microsoft’s conference for partners where they give partners insights and direction on their areas of focus and where they see the opportunities for partners (read, this is what Microsoft would like partners to sell). It’s obviously important to partners, but it also gives a good idea of what areas Microsoft are focusing on. So what were the key areas of focus? Microsoft Azure and AI...

Tom Arbuthnot speaking at GCI’s Empowering Public Sector Digital Transformation with Microsoft Technologies Event

I’m excited to be speaking at GCI’s upcoming Public Sector event Wednesday 3rd July 2019 in London. Join GCI and Microsoft’s Public Sector Modern Workplace Director, Craig Fellowes, for a breakfast briefing at the Amba Hotel Marble Arch in London where we’ll demonstrate the importance of the Modern Workplace for Public Sector organisations. You’ll also hear from GCI customer, Thrive Homes, who...

Microsoft Ignite – The Tour, covering 17 cities around the world

Microsoft Ignite is over, but there is still hundreds of hours of recorded sessions available at the Microsoft Tech Community. If you didn’t make it, or you did but you are already looking for your next Microsoft tech event fix, Microsoft Ignite is going on tour with 17 regional events, 100+ deep dive sessions and 6 learning paths I’m already looking forward to London on 26th/27th February Find...

Microsoft Ignite POD2031 Recording – Microsoft Teams News Summary – Podcast Studio, Friday

We’ve just about recovered from all the news and fun at Microsoft Ignite last week. On the Friday I hosted a podcast with guests, Pat Richard – Principal Architect, Microsoft UC, VOSS, Josh Blalock – Principal Consulting Engineer at CDW and Stale Hansen, CEO and Principal Cloud Architect, CloudWay AS. We went over all the Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams news from Ignite. If you...

Microsoft Teams Monthly Podcast, Live from Microsoft Ignite


It’s been a great week so far at Microsoft Ignite with lots of Microsoft Teams news. Patrick Watson from UC Today and I got to sit down at Ignite and record a podcast covering all the news and talking about how increasingly the Microsoft Teams story is integrated into the Microsoft 365 story.
You can check out the podcast here:
Questions and feedback welcome

Office 365 Roadmap being replaced with new Microsoft 365 Public Roadmap in mid-September

  Interesting news, the existing Office 365 roadmap site, , will be replaced with a new “Microsoft 365” roadmap site. The Office 365 roadmap site has always been tricky. There are no email alerts or RSS feeds (though some community members have helpfully created them, such as ) and often features, particularly in Teams, would slip through without being referenced on the roadmap site, or be...

Microsoft 365 Usage Analytics, New Free Power BI Office 365 Usage Reports from Microsoft

This has been a long time in preview, but Microsoft 365 Usage Analytics, the new name for the Office 365 adoption content pack (first blogged in 2016), is now generally available. It’s a set of reports that pull from your Office 365 Usage data and report on four key areas: adoption, communication, collaboration, and activation. It now includes new Microsoft Teams usage reports that provide an...

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