#CollabTalk TweetJam December 2021

#CollabTalk TweetJam December 2021
CollabTalk TweetJam - December 2021 - Collaboration Predictions for the Microsoft Ecosystem

Today, December 29th, Christian Buckley hosted his annual year-end wrap up #CollabTalk TweetJam. The December TweetJam is typically the largest of the year, with community members peeking out from behind their usual work to make their predictions for the Microsoft stack in 2022.

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White Paper: People, Process, Technology | Strategy for Enterprise 2.0

White Paper: People, Process, Technology | Strategy for Enterprise 2.0
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In 2011 I co-authored a paper on Enterprise 2.0. We posited, and not alone, that any future transformation would be fed by a combination of changes in the people that made up an organization, the processes those people used, and the technology that supported those. I find today, after an 18 month transformation that was forced upon much of the digital-knowledge based world, that this triangle is still relevant, and too-often ignored. (link to original paper included).

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Speaking @ SUG-DC: Modernizing Gov IT and Securing Collaboration in M365

This past week I spoke at the SharePoint User Group DC (virtually) about collaboration and security in M365. There's a lot of question about how do we enable collaboration in highly regulated industries, from Federal, State, and Local governments, to systems integrators and the Defense Industrial Base. In these spaces, we see a lot of concern over data access for foreign citizens, contractors, US & European citizens data, and general concern over highly sensitive information. I have spent a lot of time evaluating native capabilties for M365 with customers, which specialize in openness and sharing, and where 3rd party tools or HEAVY configuration and custom apps (such as Power Platform) are needed. Especially when it comes to external users and Guest Access. In this presentation, I use the AvePoint Cloud Governance platform as an example of the types of things you should do to ensure your data is secure.

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Announcing the M365 Government Community Call!

Announcing the M365 Government Community Call!
M365 Government Community Call March - Security & Compliance and MS Ignite

This past week I, along with a few of the community's most vocal members, kicked off our first virtual, monthly, panel. Each month we will review government-specific news, looking at updates to the GCC, GCC-H, and DOD environments for Office 365 and the Azure Government platform. We will bring in subject matter experts from Microsoft, government agencies, and supporting consultants and contractors to discuss topics that matter to the users of these environments. We will spotlight government-focused community events. And we will do our best to spotlight where documentation, features, vendors, and government are helping to further the community and technology available to them. My monthly cohosts include

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#CollabTalk TweetJam January 2021

#CollabTalk TweetJam January 2021
#CollabTalk TweetJam "The Need for Community Management and Governance"

Today Christian Buckley kicked off 2021 with the first TweetJam of the year discussing community management and governance. If you've never participated in a TweetJam, it's intense. 50-70 panelists take a list of 7 questions and discuss in a feeding frenzy I can only equate to throwing chum into shark-infested waters. It's glorious! This post includes my and some of my favorite responses to the 7 questions posed during this TweetJam. Check it out!

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The DoD’s Cross-Command Telework Platform Expires Soon, What’s Next?

The DoD’s Cross-Command Telework Platform Expires Soon, What’s Next?
Enabling command-level controls in a centralized tenant

In this article, Jay and his co-author kick off a series looking at the collaboration needs of the United States Department of Defense and how they can create a Modern Workplace environment as their temporary work-from-home environment expires.

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