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A Modern Workplace Podcast covering all things Microsoft 365 with Kevin McDonnell (the grey), Al Eardley (the Hat) and Garry Trinder (the beard) chatting every two weeks about the latest Microsoft 365 news and then picking a topic each week with guests joining us at times as well. If you would like to appear on the show, please drop us a line using the form at https://www.greyhatbeard.com/upcoming-shows. We’d love to hear from everyone, especially if you’re not an MVP and would like to be heard more in the community.Check out our YouTube channel to view the shows as well as our biggest conference sessions and some Bitesize guides as well - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCbalP0tGZ1kyD1A0GQeVDQ

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A Modern Workplace Podcast covering all things Microsoft 365 with Kevin McDonnell (the grey), Al Eardley (the Hat) and Garry Trinder (the beard) chatting every two weeks about the latest Microsoft 365 news and then picking a topic each week with guests joining us at times as well. If you would like to appear on the show, please drop us a line using the form at https://www.greyhatbeard.com/upcoming-shows. We’d love to hear from everyone, especially if you’re not an MVP and would like to be heard more in the community.Check out our YouTube channel to view the shows as well as our biggest conference sessions and some Bitesize guides as well - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCbalP0tGZ1kyD1A0GQeVDQ

    Show 47 - Part 1: Latest news including what is Flowspace, more on Lists and .Net 6

    Show 47 - Part 1: Latest news including what is Flowspace, more on Lists and .Net 6

    With Thanksgiving in the US last week, there weren't too many updates coming out from Microsoft so we dig a little deeper to bring you some interesting updates. Find out what Flowspace is and whether Microsoft is moving into the office furniture space. Learn whether Microsoft will be fighting more anti-trust suits. See whether 20 year old university projects still work.

    Micrsoft Lists -  Building fast, offline-capable Microsoft 365 web applications
    How to  Edit lists offline (microsoft.com) 
    A game changer? setValue in Microsoft Lists | Path to SharePoint... and Beyond!
     
     Microsoft Flowspace office pod guarantees privacy with excitement of being around colleagues - dlmag
    Red Dot Design Award: Flowspace Pod (red-dot.org)
      
    Nextcloud complains to EU about OneDrive bundling in Windows • The Register
     .Net 6 out on Azure Functions Announcing Azure Functions 4.0 public preview with .NET 6 support - Microsoft Tech Community
    Upgrading a 20 year old University Project to .NET 6 with dotnet-upgrade-assistant - Scott Hanselman's Blog
     Microsoft 365 Developer Program launches new instant sandbox with Teams sample data pack - Microsoft 365 Developer Blog
    Performing Static Code Analysis on PowerShell Module and Scripts – Liam Cleary [MVP and MCT] (helloitsliam.com)
    Script Samples | PnP Samples
     

    • 36 min
    Show 46 - Part 2: Planning with Azure DevOps

    Show 46 - Part 2: Planning with Azure DevOps

    This week we cover the often missed functionality of Azure DevOps to help you manage work better. Whether it's product management or running a migration, you can use DevOps boards to track your waterfall, scrum and even wagile projects! Garry, Al and Kevin talk through the different things to consider and why it is worth finding out more.

    Intro of DevOps Dojo - Azure DevOps Blog (microsoft.com)
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/boards/best-practices-agile-project-management?view=azure-devops&tabs=agile-process
    DevOps tutorial | Microsoft Azure

    The Phoenix Project - Book (itrevolution.com)
    The Unicorn Project | by Gene Kim (author of The Phoenix Project) (itrevolution.com)

    • 42 min
    Show 46 - Part 1: Latest news on new Surface device, a possible Planner replacement and some defenders

    Show 46 - Part 1: Latest news on new Surface device, a possible Planner replacement and some defenders

    Al, Garry and Kevin catch up on some of the topics they didn't cover before on Ignite around Lists and Security & Compliance, then also look into what the Surface Laptop SE is.
    Introducing Microsoft Defender for Cloud AppsMicrosoft Reimagine - Imagining a new era of education | Microsoft EDUMicrosoft introduces Windows 11 SE, new $250 Surface Laptop SE for education market | ZDNetMicrosoft to add new education-focused M365 A1 per-device subscription plan | ZDNetSupport all learners with the new Microsoft 365 A1 for devices license | Microsoft EDUMicrosoft Lists announcements - Ignite 2021 November 2-4, 2021Microsoft Viva – The Teams Queen BlogThe Great Reshuffle and how Microsoft Viva is helping reimagine the employee experience - Microsoft 365 BlogThe ‘great resignation’ is a trend that began before the pandemic – and bosses need to get used to it (australiantimes.co.uk)Introducing Feedback for Microsoft 365 - Microsoft Tech CommunityNew Pomodoro app in Windows 11 Clock https://twitter.com/jamesmcroft/status/1459067662093336585?s=20Festive Tech Calendar 2021 

    • 41 min
    Show 45 - Part 2: The big news from Ignite - Power Apps, Viva, Container Apps and some surprises

    Show 45 - Part 2: The big news from Ignite - Power Apps, Viva, Container Apps and some surprises

    The Ignite summary continues (check out Part 1 for the start) as Kevin, Al and Garry cover their thoughts on Ignite 2021 (Autumn Edition) and pick the news that caught their attention most including Power Apps licensing (good news for a change), Viva licensing (more good news!), Container Apps and a few returning surprises (possibly less good news).

    Book of News - https://news.microsoft.com/ignite-november-2021-book-of-news/


    PowerApps per use licensing https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/powerplatform/2021/11/02/new-power-platform-capabilities-announced-at-microsoft-ignite/Viva - Microsoft Viva is now generally available to help transform your hybrid work experience - Microsoft 365 BlogViva roadmaps from Susan Hanley -  https://twitter.com/susanhanley/status/1455669594320945164?s=21 Container Apps https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/apps-on-azure/introducing-azure-container-apps-a-serverless-container-service/ba-p/2867265?ocid=AID3042118Open AI Service https://blogs.microsoft.com/ai/new-azure-openai-service/Migrate SP workflows to power autoMate - thanks Resa  Dorraini !https://twitter.com/rezadorrani/status/1456062036232871936?s=21The worst news https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-power-apps-microsoft-access-security-mobility-new-experiences/

    • 42 min
    Show 45 - Part 1: The big news from Ignite - Microsoft 365, Teams and Dynamics

    Show 45 - Part 1: The big news from Ignite - Microsoft 365, Teams and Dynamics

    Kevin, Al and Garry cover their thoughts on Ignite 2021 (Autumn Edition) and pick the news that caught their attention most including Loop, Context IQ, Mesh for Teams, Connected Spaces for Dynamics 365 and more. We continue to the chat in part 2. 
    Book of News - https://news.microsoft.com/ignite-november-2021-book-of-news/

    Some of the links below are repeated but they are duplicated for anyone who wants to click into a specific subject.
    Microsoft Loop - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2021/11/02/whats-new-in-microsoft-365how-were-empowering-everyone-for-a-new-world-of-hybrid-work/Context IQ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2021/11/02/whats-new-in-microsoft-365how-were-empowering-everyone-for-a-new-world-of-hybrid-work/Microsoft Dynamics 365 Connected Spaces - Gain a new perspective with Dynamics 365 Connected Spaces - Microsoft Dynamics 365 BlogMesh for Microsoft Teams https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2021/11/02/whats-new-in-microsoft-365how-were-empowering-everyone-for-a-new-world-of-hybrid-work/Mesh for Microsoft Teams aims to make collaboration in the ‘metaverse’ personal and fun | Innovation Stories Microsoft Teams Connect https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2021/11/02/whats-new-in-microsoft-365how-were-empowering-everyone-for-a-new-world-of-hybrid-work/
     

    • 46 min
    Show 44 - Live from South Coast Summit 2021

    Show 44 - Live from South Coast Summit 2021

    A slightly different show today as Al and Kevin came live from above the South Coast Summit expo floor to record with a few guests. The sound isn't the greatest this time but the content is fantastic as we had Alison Mulligan, Luke Evans, Zoe Wilson and Mark Christie sharing with us what their dream conference would be. Find out who wants Satya Nadella speaking, who likes to get hands on with hardware and who would love it to be a giant festival.

    Big thanks to our guests and give them a follow on Twitter or LinkedIn:
    Alison MulliganLuke EvansZoe WilsonMark ChristieFinally a huge huge huge thank you to the conference organisers Aaron Rendell and Nathan Sweeney - no-one would have believed it was the first big event they had put on. So impressive and they've both earned a well deserved rest.

    • 30 min

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