Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Deploying Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways in Teams as a personal app

Learning pathways is a customizable, on-demand learning solution designed to increase usage and adoption of Microsoft 365 services in your organization. It's one of those things which has been on my radar to write about for some time. Having your learning site in easy reach of your Team - within Teams itself - and bringing your learning content where your Team is working on a day to day basis saves time and makes it easier for them to access without needing to navigate to another application. Add in the fact that you can customise content and you have a really powerful application that is great for increasing the teams' knowledge and adoption of Microsoft 365 services, provides a greater return on Teams, SharePoint and other 365 applications as well as provide a platform for the organisation to deploy it's own content. No need to necessarily splash out on that LMS

Microsoft Lists Fundamentals Part 2

In Part 1 of this fundamentals blog series, we looked at the very basics of Microsoft Lists: how to access lists, how to create a list from a blank list and populate it with new items and columns, how to switch between recent lists and my lists. In addition to looking at how to create lists from existing SharePoint Lists and templates, we looked at how to favourite a list, how to customise list, how to share a list inside and outside the organisation and how to delete a list. We are now going to advance into some more ways we can work and manage Lists, including beginning to surface them into Teams with Flows

Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Resolving Allow Third Party Cookies in the Teams Web App with Edge

Every Sunday I typically write a blog. Now in order to write that blog I typically use a test tenant set up on the CDX platform at https://demos.microsoft.com. Why? It's what we call a Ring 4 tenant which means that everything within it - all of the functionality in Teams has been released and is generally available. Since my corp tenant is TAP (Ring 3) I can't just take pictures of it or use it in blogs as I may accidently infringe on NDA and the things I am working on with the team at Microsoft. So reviewing the Ring 4 tenant this morning in order to find something to write on, and logging onto the web app via Edge (https://teams.microsoft.com) I was blocked from accessing it which said I needed to allow third party cookies. Ok. Now, this article will focus on a fix for it - not the semantics of whether third party cookies ought to be a prerequisite of the web app experience. Some articles argue that third party cookies need to be on for the browsing experience to be optimal. Others state that third party cookies are a security and privacy risk given they harvest behavioural data. Wherever you fall on this spectrum the fact remains that Teams needs to allow it. I am sure Microsoft will provide an official reason for this in time