Productivity Tip - Do the People in Your Organisation Know How to Access Microsoft Stream?
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Paul Maggs
Have you enabled Microsoft Steam for the people within your organisation? Are they aware of what features it enables? Do they record meetings and then struggle to find the recordings? Since Microsoft released Teams with the ability to record meetings that are stored in the cloud, Stream has become an integral tool to access and review the recorded meeting content you have been granted access. It is feature rich allowing people the ability to access, review, and search within the recorded meeting content from either desktop, laptop, or mobile device.

Governance Tip - Group Expiration Policies
· ☕ 4 min read · ✍️ Paul Maggs
What is an Office 365 Group Expiration Policy? A Group expiration policy is one method to control the lifecycle of Office 365 groups. Enabling group expiration provides an automated process which facilitates the removal of Office 365 groups which have not been utilised within a predetermined amount of time. When applying an expiration policy, there are multiple services which may be affected, including; Teams, Exchange, SharePoint, and Planner.

Compliance Tip - Dynamic Membership and Microsoft Teams
· ☕ 4 min read · ✍️ Paul Maggs
Defining membership of a Microsoft Teams team The default behaviour of how membership is populated for a Microsoft Teams team is determined by the security permissions assigned to the team. The permissions may be assigned as either public, where people within an organisation have the ability to add themselves as a member, or private, where people within an organisation can request to join or an owner may add them on their behalf.

Productivity Tip: Email a PDF document directly from Microsoft Word
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Paul Maggs
Need to send a PDF copy of a document? Ever had a need to send a Microsoft Office document as a PDF attachment? For this scenario, you do not want to send a document link or reference, and the recipient is expecting their own copy of the document. Many Microsoft applications, using the share feature, provide these capabilities from within the application and this is beneficial when documents are stored within SharePoint or Teams as it removes the need to download the documents prior to attaching to an email, as many people currently do as part of their workflow.

Thoughts on teams governance
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Paul Maggs
Microsoft greatly improved the speed to which people can quickly and easily create collaboration spaces using teams. Microsoft’s default stance is that the ability to create these spaces should be democratised as it helps assemble groups of people to get their work completed at a quick pace. There’s been much discussion surrounding how to best control and govern how teams are created to ensure consistency and manageability across an organisation.

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