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Stories of Modern Work

16 EpisodesProduced by Jag KakarlapudiWebsite

The Stories of Modern Work Podcast, an interview show discussing how regular business users and IT professionals use Modern Workplace tools such as Microsoft Office 365 in their day to day work. In the show covers topics on technologies like SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, PowerApps, Flow, Forms… read more


Episode 6 - Chat with Joel Oleson on various aspects of Office 365 - A must listen episode!

In episode 6 of the Stories of Modern Work Podcast, I spoke with Mr Joel Oleson a Microsoft MVP and Senior IT Manager at Blizzard Entertainment as our guest to share his experiences and thoughts on Office 365 as a Modern Work tool. 

Here are some key points we discussed in the episode.

  • Joel shared the genesis of Office 365. The story about how it all started! 
  • Office 365 Feature Release cadence (inner ring and outer ring) and how to deal with ever changing product suite. 
  • Feedback on Office 365 message center and roadmap. 
  • Targeted Release vs Standard Release - Which one should you be on? 
  • Modern Work is about taking the advantage of the tools and technologies today to work the best you can right now! 
  • OneDrive for Business -  File On-Demand is changing the way users think about the cloud file storage. 
  • OneDrive for storage limits. 
  • Setting up Information Architecture using Hub Sites, Managed Metadata, User segmentation using location based metadata classification. 
  • Guidance on how to deal with out of the box limitations in Office 365 Apps and Services. 
  • Usage of the Power Platform starting to pick up and users are already getting some business value. 
  • Guidance on InfoPath Form migrations. 
  • Strengths of Office 365 when compared with other similar SaaS products. 
  • Easy of using Microsoft Stream
  • Guidance on branding Office 365 Apps. 
  • Content Panda Link
  • Windows Edge using Chromium browser engine will bring in the possibility to use browser  extensions to enhance UX of Office 365 users. 
  • Guidance on Yammer vs Microsoft Teams

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