MS-100 Extras

MS-100 Overview & My Tips MS-100 or Microsoft 365 Identity and Services is one of two exams that make up the Microsoft 365 Certified Enterprise Administrator Expert certification.  The certification also requires you to pass & hold a valid Microsoft 365 Associate level certification in addition to passing the MS-100 and MS-101. The Microsoft 365 … Continue reading MS-100 Extras

MS-700 – Microsoft Teams Administrator Associate

MS-700 Overview & My Tips MS-700 or Microsoft Teams Administrator Associate is the certification for Teams Administrators.  As a Teams Administrator you do need to have a good grounding in all things Microsoft 365 as Teams is the tool that pulls it all together and exposes any weaknesses in your security and compliance settings within … Continue reading MS-700 – Microsoft Teams Administrator Associate

May Records Updates for Microsoft 365

(This blog post was written as a guest post on Blog - Leadership Through Data) On 19th May 2021 Microsoft published a blog announcing Multi-stage disposition approval in Microsoft Records Management in Microsoft 365 as well as some other really nice enhancements to the Information Governance and Records Management tools. The headline feature is the … Continue reading May Records Updates for Microsoft 365

Using Find Time for Meeting Polls

Find Time is a great add-in for Outlook which you can use to arrange meetings with both colleagues and people outside your organisation.  Combining the ability to see availability for colleagues with a poll for people to vote on, the Find Time add-in is designed to stop the to/fro of emails trying to find a … Continue reading Using Find Time for Meeting Polls

SC-300 Extras

SC-300 Overview & My Tips  SC-300 or Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator is an associate (two star) certification from Microsoft.  It is aimed at people administering access to the Microsoft Cloud; Azure, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft 365.  It is worth noting that whilst the skills and knowledge are relevant to administrators for all systems, the course and exam … Continue reading SC-300 Extras

Meeting Transcription in Microsoft Teams

There are two ways of displaying in text format what is said during a Microsoft Teams Meeting; Live Captions and Transcript.  Live captions are shown on screen (usually at the bottom of the meeting screen) and disappear as new captions are generated.  Live captions are visible only to users who switch them on. Live Captions can … Continue reading Meeting Transcription in Microsoft Teams

My Favourite Virtual Background Sources

Apart from creating my own backgrounds in PowerPoint which I covered in an earlier post, these are my personal favourite sources for background images for virtual meetings. Ikea https://backgroundsbyikea.com/ Microsoft  https://adoption.microsoft.com/microsoft-teams/custom-backgrounds-gallery/https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/outlook-blog/online-meeting-backgrounds-outlook-exchange-amp-bookings/ba-p/1688841 https://education.microsoft.com/en-us/resource/6eb1ef79 Warner Bros https://www.warnerbros.com/news/articles/2020/07/08/virtual-backgrounds-microsoft-teams-calls