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365 Unplugged

365 Unplugged

By Alistair Pugin & Loryan Strant
Paper, scissors, rock! What will Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant talk about in the world of Microsoft 365? You can be sure they'll keep it real and tell you what they really think - the good, the bad and the ugly.
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365 Unplugged ep #31: What we hate about Microsoft Teams
In this episode, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant share some of the things they hate about Microsoft Teams. Topics include: custom backgrounds amount of videos viewable in a meeting presence notifications and a bunch more!
19:58
April 8, 2020
365 Unplugged ep #30: Zoom vs. Microsoft Teams (custom backgrounds, video in meetings, and more)
In this episode, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant have a one-sided debate about Zoom vs. Microsoft Teams (big surprise). They mainly target two hotly debated and requested features as well as a few others, and raising some points about why not all things are equal. A few notes to the negative commenters from a previous episode: - Alistair vapes in this episode - There is no information about how to achieve custom backgrounds until somewhere towards the end - you can skip some of the waffle if you want, but we won't tell you exactly how much - Didn't your parents teach you that if you're not going to say something positive, don't say it at all!?
24:40
March 29, 2020
365 Unplugged ep #29: The Clickbait Episode (Coronavirus, Microsoft Teams, remote working / WFH)
In this episode of 365 Unplugged, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant talk about whether Microsoft Teams is truly the solution to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as many people are making out, and what's required to make it actually work. Is this episode clickbait, you betcha! But there's some good nuggets in there to make it worth your time!
24:59
March 14, 2020
365 Unplugged ep #28: I don't want to label you as sensitive, but...
In this episode of 365 Unplugged, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant talk about Sensitivity Labels in Microsoft 365 and how they're taking the compliance world by storm even while still in preview - and what this means for collaboration, especially those organisations & IT pros that don't like external sharing or guest access. Other characters popping in include Azure Active Directory group classification, Azure Rights Management, Azure Information Protection, Windows Information Protection, Microsoft Information Protection, and a few others!
18:04
February 5, 2020
365 Unplugged ep #27: Microsoft 365 in 2020 - Convergence or Hunger Games?
In the first episode of 365 Unplugged, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant talk about their predictions for Microsoft 365 in 2020. Will apps and services continue to converge, or will there be an all-out battle between products to see who is the last one standing?
14:53
January 29, 2020
365 Unplugged ep #26: What's the deal with the Message Center!?
In this episode, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant discuss (quite candidly) their frustrations with the Microsoft 365 Message Center, the frequency of “Major Change Update” notifications, the confusion of features that are “rolling out”, features that are there but not there, and another tangent or two they go off on.
17:28
December 18, 2019
365 Unplugged ep #25: Would you like Intune with that?
In this episode, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant discuss the evolution of Microsoft Intune, it's connection with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), and their union - culminating in Microsoft Endpoint Manager. We also talk about the fact that Intune is now FREE for customers of SCCM, meaning they can have hybrid device management without paying any extra.
18:52
December 11, 2019
365 Unplugged ep #24: I like to Mover Mover, I like to... MOVER!
In this episode, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant talk about the improvements in Microsoft's free SharePoint migration tools, the acquisition of Mover, and whether partners still have a play in customer migrations.
21:52
November 28, 2019
365 Unplugged - Ignite 2019 wrap-up
In this episode, Alistair Pugin & Loryan Strant summarise the week that was at Microsoft Ignite 2019; their key takeaways, addressing some predictions and rumours.
04:54
November 8, 2019
365 Unplugged - Ignite 2019 ep #5
In the final of a series of recordings "live" at Microsoft Ignite 2019, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant cover some of the announcements around the Microsoft 365 space - specifically Microsoft Search and SharePoint.
06:21
November 7, 2019
365 Unplugged - Ignite 2019 ep #4
In this fourth of a five-part series of recordings "live" at Microsoft Ignite 2019, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant cover some of the announcements around the Microsoft 365 space - this time talking about Yammer and Microsoft Teams.
12:39
November 7, 2019
365 Unplugged - Ignite 2019 ep #3
In this third of a five-part series of recordings "live" at Microsoft Ignite 2019, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant cover some of the announcements around the Microsoft 365 space - this time talking about adoption and productivity.
08:41
November 6, 2019
365 Unplugged - Ignite 2019 ep #2
In this second of a five-part series of recordings "live" at Microsoft Ignite 2019, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant cover some of the announcements around the Microsoft 365 space - this time focusing on apps.
14:26
November 6, 2019
365 Unplugged - Ignite 2019 ep #1
In this first of a five-part series of recordings "live" at Microsoft Ignite 2019, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant cover some of the announcements around the Microsoft 365 space - starting with AI.
15:16
November 5, 2019
365 Unplugged ep #23: Is this is the "Year of Yammer"?
In this episode, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant discuss all the recent hubub Microsoft has been making about #yearofyammer and ask if it's all just marketing hype, or if there's some substance behind it and Yammer is about to pull some serious punches at Ignite.
22:22
October 26, 2019
365 Unplugged ep #22 Surface, Earbuds, and Teams
In this episode, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant talk about the recent Surface event where Microsoft unveiled the new Surface Earbuds - and whether they (and other earbuds) are suitable devices for use with Microsoft Teams calls.
21:52
October 9, 2019
365 Unplugged Ep #21: Custom backgrounds in Microsoft Teams
In this episode, Alistair and Loryan are on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington. Who cares where they are though, what are they talking about!? They're talking about custom backgrounds in Microsoft Teams - a feature that was demonstrated at Enterprise Connect in March 2019.
10:42
September 17, 2019
365 Unplugged ep# 20: Will Microsoft Teams replace the intranet?
In this episode (filmed at the Digital Workplace Conference in Sydney, Australia), Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant discuss the role of the intranet in a world dominanted by Microsoft Teams.
13:34
August 8, 2019
365 Unplugged ep #19: What the Flow man!?
In this episode, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant discuss the changes to Microsoft Flow licensing announced recently. The link to Matt Wade's article: https://medium.com/jumpto365/new-power-platform-and-microsoft-flow-licensing-coming-october-1-f9d06f09fd45
18:05
July 23, 2019
365 Unplugged ep #18: Deleting Teams from Teams (aka "the blur" episode)
In this episode, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant discuss the options available to upgrade straight from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams without all that fancy "teamwork".
13:39
July 3, 2019
365 Unplugged ep #17: Is OneDrive the gateway drug to Office 365 usage?
In this episode, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant discuss OneDrive for Business and measure it's potential impact on how well Office 365 is utilised across organisations.
21:25
June 19, 2019
365 Unplugged ep #16: What's in a name?
In this episode Alistair Pugin & Loryan Strant return from their hiatus to discuss the naming of Office 365, Microsoft 365, and Windows 10 - and what they think will happen to them.
13:39
June 4, 2019
365 Unplugged ep #15: Who cares about MyAnalytics?
In this episode, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant discuss MyAnalytics, the veritable "fitbit for work" and what this means to the average person just doing their job.
17:24
April 8, 2019
365 Unplugged ep# 14: Do you even Sway bro?
In this episode (filmed in person at Microsoft's Redmond campus), Alistair Pugin gets educated by Loryan Strant on what Sway is, why and where you use it, and what value it adds to Office 365.
10:57
March 25, 2019
365 Unplugged ep #13 - How deep is your Team?
In this episode, Alistair and Loryan talk about the recent increase to 5,000 members in Microsoft Teams. We ask if it's just too many, whether you'd still use Yammer, and if anyone out there has even had close to the previous maximum (2.5k users).
16:52
March 4, 2019
365 Unplugged ep #12: Is Microsoft To-Do the most important app in Office 365?
In this episode, Alistair Pugin & Loryan Strant debate what's more important; teamwork or individual productivity, and whether we should put the brakes on Teams to deploy To-Do first.
16:41
February 19, 2019
365 Unplugged ep #11 - Let's talk about "Modern", baby
In this episode, Alistair Pugin & Loryan Strant talk about "Modern" - in reference to SharePoint and it's new fandangled modern functionality. This is probably the most unfiltered episode we've done yet.
14:51
February 5, 2019
365 Unplugged ep #10 - Shifts in Microsoft Teams
In this episode, Alistair Pugin & Loryan Strant talk about the death of Microsoft StaffHub, and it's resurrection as Shifts in Microsoft Teams.
15:42
January 21, 2019
365 Unplugged ep #9 - The Great Adoption Certification
In this episode, Alistair Pugin and Loryan Strant talk about the newly released Microsoft Service Adoption Specialist course (https://www.edx.org/course/microsoft-service-adoption-specialist). We talk Proscii, adoption, the partner landscape, and what this means for end customers and users.
17:21
January 15, 2019
365 Unplugged ep# 8 - The curse (or blessing) of animated GIFs
In this episode Alistair and Loryan talk about animated GIFs in Yammer (and Teams), and try to unpack the lack of control or features around them.
13:06
December 18, 2018
365 Unplugged ep #7 - Where in the world is Cortana?
In this episode, Alistair and Loryan talk about Cortana and her gradual disappearance from the sphere of usefulness. Does she have a chance in Office 365? Tune in to find out!
15:23
December 10, 2018
365 Unplugged ep #6 The case of the missing metadata
In this episode, Alistair and Loryan discuss the fact that SharePoint metadata is coming to Microsoft Teams - but still not Windows 10.
13:15
December 3, 2018
365 Unplugged Ep #5: Is Microsoft Stream ready for prime time?
In this episode, Alistair and Loryan discuss Microsoft Stream - the replacement for Office 365 Video. Is it ready for prime time? Is video the new email? Is it really a corporate YouTube? Watch to find out!
11:36
November 26, 2018
365 Unplugged Ep #4: What is Kaizala!?!?!?
In this episode, Alistair and Loryan talk about Microsoft Kaizala - a new chat app that is now available as part of Office 365. They try to understand and lay out why this product exists, and where it fits in the suite.
12:06
November 15, 2018
365 Unplugged Ep #3: Won't someone think of the end users!?
In this episode, Alistair and Loryan talk about the recent furor around Microsoft sending training emails directly to end users.
12:26
November 11, 2018
365 Unplugged Ep #2: To partner or not to partner, for SharePoint Online
In this episode Alistair and Loryan talk about the improvements to SharePoint Online and what this means for intranet-in-a-box partners as well as SharePoint consultancy firms, as well as ultimately end customers.
12:26
October 29, 2018
365 Unplugged Ep #1
A quick show about things to do with Microsoft 365. No fancy production, no scripts, no marketing schlock, no planning in fact - just straight talk between two opinionated guys: Alistair Pugin & Loryan Strant. In this episode they talk about whether the future is indeed passwordless as Microsoft wants us to think.
10:35
October 23, 2018