Microsoft Teams is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of its users. In this session of Ask Sympraxis, we dive into several exciting new features and enhancements to boost your Teams experience. While we’ve provided a brief overview of what was covered, for in-depth information on these updates, we encourage you to watch the entire episode. Multi-Account Management The new Microsoft Teams allows you to seamlessly integrate multiple Microsoft accounts into your Teams workspace and quickly switch tenants.
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New Microsoft Teams Updates
Recorded live on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 12:30:00 pm ET
Managing permissions in modern SharePoint
Recorded live on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 12:30:00 pm ET
Introduction to Microsoft 365 Groups When discussing Microsoft 365 Groups, we like to tailor our explanations to suit the audience. For example, these groups resemble familiar concepts like Active Directory security groups for IT professionals. In contrast, when addressing end-users, we liken them to distribution lists in Exchange - a unified permission entity providing access across Microsoft 365 apps. In either description, creating a Group not only grants you a SharePoint site but also sets the stage for various integrated services, such as Teams and Planner.
Changes to home and start experiences in Microsoft 365
Recorded live on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 12:30:00 pm ET
In this episode of Ask Sympraxis we begin by looking at the home and start page experiences in Microsoft 365 through the lens of the Maturity Model. The journey begins at level 100, where some users have isolated site collections. These site collections lack interconnectedness. At level 200, this could include the utilization of the Viva Connections Home Experience, which consolidates news and conversations from various sites, along with surfacing the SharePoint app bar navigation.
When Out of the Box isn't enough
Recorded live on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 12:30:00 pm ET
In this session of Ask Sympraxis Derek, Julie, and Todd are joined by Andrew Connell, developer and SPFx expert, and Stefan Bauer, developer and designer, to discuss when and why to build custom Microsoft 365 code that extends its functionality, particularly in SharePoint and Teams. However, we only suggest extending the platform when the out-of-the-box solutions fail to meet 80% of your business requirements. From there, try some of the tried-and-true technologies that exist such as PnP search web parts or list/column formatting, which give you more configuration options.
Empowering users while you implement Microsoft 365
Recorded live on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 12:30:00 pm ET
This session of Ask Sympraxis focuses on different methods and steps you can take to empower users while you build your intranet and how to set up Microsoft 365. Not every suggestion will be pertinent to your organization, which is why we suggest starting with the Maturity Model and determining your current and desired levels! This session is also a great reference to come back to as your organization levels up in maturity.
Notifications and approvals in lists and libraries
Recorded live on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 12:30:00 pm ET
Notifications vs approvals Before jumping headfirst into notifications and approvals in SharePoint lists and libraries, it’s important to note that there are crucial differences in their definitions and use cases. Notifications are often seen as routine and intuitive. They are a one-way form of communication. Approvals on the other hand, go both ways as they require a reply or action. The use cases for each differ as well. When it comes to thinking about the impact on your employees and/or on your projects, it’s important to note that notifications are deniable.
Business Cases for Viva Connections
Recorded live on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 12:30:00 pm ET
As announced in September at Microsoft IGNITE, Viva Connections will have new capabilities including Viva home. This new Viva home experience will surface all the Viva modules you’re licensed for, all the adaptive cards you’ve added to your dashboard, Yammer conversations, SharePoint news and navigation through the SharePoint app bar, frequent sites, and followed sites etc. One of the best parts is that all of this will be accessible through Microsoft Teams with minimal configuration.
Migrating from Stream Classic
Recorded live on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 12:30:00 pm ET
Do you still have videos saved in Microsoft Stream Classic? It’s time to migrate your videos to SharePoint! Originally Stream Classic, and before that Office 365 Videos, was a separate destination than content saved in SharePoint. However, as videos are essentially just another object that people need to interact with, similar to a document, bringing videos into SharePoint allows you to manage all your content in one location regardless of the file type.
Recorded live on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 12:30:00 pm ET
User research places people in the center of your design process. It’s all about asking the right questions so that you learn the user’s behaviors, needs, and desires, leading you to build the right solutions. The type of research you will conduct depends on the type of project you’re working on, where you are in the process, your timeline, budget, etc. Follow along as we outline different research methods, risks involved with skipping research, and a brief case study.
Recorded live on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 12:30:00 pm ET
Life happens. People join an organization and folks leave organizations. It can be a personal decision, a termination, or maybe even just a temporary leave, but regardless of the reason we’ve compiled our suggestions of better practices to minimize the impact when offboarding an individual. First off, clean onboarding leads to easier offboarding. This means that there are certain suggestions we have for when you set up your accounts that will better prepare your organization for if/when an individual leaves.