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Use Microsoft graph to add a Notebook tab to a Team

A colleague of mine, Nico De Cleyre, recently was struggling with adding a Notebook-tab to a Team in his Microsoft Teams provisioning script.

As Microsoft mentions Notebook tabs in their documentation, they also outline that configuration for these kind of tabs are not supported by default.

But… Nico wouldn’t be Nico if he didn’t find a solution to this. So we’d love to share this with you. We start by explaining the difficulty, to end with a working Powershell script to add a Notebook tab to your Team.

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Microsoft Lists – Your smart information tracking app in Microsoft 365

Build 2020 brought a lot of Microsoft 365 news and announcements for businesses and developers – including the first disclosure of Microsoft Lists. We are pleased to share our vision for Lists – to highlight how you use it to track issues, manage inventory, build out event agendas, report status, manage FAQs, and more.

Microsoft Lists is a Microsoft 365 app that helps you track information and organize your work. Lists are simple, smart, and flexible, so you can stay on top of what matters most to your team. Track issues, assets, routines, contacts, inventory and more using customizable views and smart rules and alerts to keep everyone in sync. With ready-made templates, you can quickly start lists online, on our new mobile app, and directly from within Microsoft Teams. And because it is part of Microsoft 365, you can rely on enterprise-grade security and compliance.

Sharing a Microsoft Teams Meeting Recording with people outside your company

Microsoft Teams has a great cloud meeting recording feature. You just hit record and the meeting is recorded in the cloud and added to Microsoft Stream (think enterprise YouTube) and permission it so that those in the meeting can access it…. provided they are within the company (the Office 365 tenant).

Unfortunately, Stream can’t currently share videos to either specifically named external users or as an anonymous link for anyone to watch. Even Microsoft Teams guest users can’t access stream recordings.

Read more about it in Tom Arbuthnot’s blogpost.

Microsoft Teams – Governance, key to success

Microsoft Teams has been quickly growning from a multifunctional communication platform to an essential tool for today’s modern workplace.

However, managing a Microsoft Teams environment for your entire organisation is far from an easy task. To ensure that you can prevent sprawl, keep internal data safe, and make everything work as efficiently as possible for your end users, some serious control measures are required. Also called, governance. It refers to the act or method of management, the code of conduct, and the supervision of the use of the application.

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How to get started with defining my document flow in Office 365?

Office 365 offers a lot of places to store your documents. Each tool has it own specific feature set, making it confusing for users of the platform to know where to place their content.

I will explain what I consider a good document flow in a second.

First things first, to know when to use what tool, read my previous blogpost “Office 365, when to use what?” to get up to speed.

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Office 365, when to use what?

When it comes to defining which collaboration or communication tool to use, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. However, with 3 simple questions, you can get a better view on when to use what:

  • How big is the audience?
  • What is the type of communication?
  • What is the pace of the communication?

Additionally I will tell you, in a nutshell, where to store your documents in Office 365.

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