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.
Microsoft 365 Conference Recap - Spring 2023
Recorded live on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 12:30:00 pm ET
The Microsoft 365 conference took place Spring of 2023 and introduced the community to a lot of updates road mapped for the platform. Continue for Sympraxis’ take on many of these changes! Copilot Microsoft Copilot is going to be rolling out slowly and is a new artificial intelligence software. Although there is a lot of excitement about this introduction, we need to mention that it’ll likely be a service you’ll have to pay for and the cost is yet to be announced.
Building a sustainable information architecture
Recorded live on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 12:30:00 pm ET
Business use case: Benefits documents Join the Ask Sympraxis team for this session focusing on building sustainable information architecture (IA) through the use case of benefit documents management in your Microsoft 365 environment. From backend management of the content owners, to easy front-end consumption in your intranet, we walk through many of the challenges that are unique to benefits documents. Maturity model approach The Maturity Model for Microsoft 365, based on the capability maturity model, takes a holistic view of this technology and focuses on different business outcomes so you can distinguish your current state versus your desired state.
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.
Managing your organization's Quick Links in your intranet
Recorded live on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 12:30:00 pm ET
This week on Ask Sympraxis we are focusing on managing links to external resources or tools in your intranet. Join us as we dive into the current state and limitations, the Maturity Model approach, and a few customizable solutions. Current state and limitations Your intranet is essentially the entry point to all your company tools and resources. This can be anything from an external website or solution, a custom application, etc.
New(s) Years Resolution: SharePoint News to improve your communication
Recorded live on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 12:30:00 pm ET
As with many people at the start of a new year, we decided to begin 2023 with a new year’s resolution. However, we tailored ours a bit. We like to call it a New(s) year’s resolution as our goal is to teach you about SharePoint News and how it can improve your communication this year! Democratization of communications Technology advancements often give us the opportunity to revisit our business processes.
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.
Microsoft Ignite Recap - Fall 2022
Recorded live on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 12:30:00 pm ET
It is impossible to condense all of Ignite into a 30-minute session so we have rounded up these highlights. For more robust details and further explanation on the announcements, please check our resources. In this session, we focus on the three main areas that correlate best with the common work we do at Sympraxis: Administration, Intranet & Employee Experience, and Customization, Integration, & Extension. Administrative Updates As many are aware, conditional access has been available in Azure for a while, however, it is new to SharePoint.