Ep#1 : Collab365 Live Show with Mark Kashman

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Nick Brattoli: [00:00:03] Hi everybody let’s go. Thanks for being here.

Nick Brattoli: [00:00:07] Nick Bratolli here, I’m your community manager and we’re here for the very first episode of The Collab365 Community live show. I’m pretty excited about it.

Nick Brattoli: [00:00:16] We have here with us our host, my co-host the U.K.’s leading awful SharePoint consultant and chicken Andy Talbot. Say Hi Andy.

Andy Talbot: [00:00:28] Hey guys. You’re right. Yeah absolutely. Coming live from Nando’s in London so it’s my pleasure. Pleasure to join you guys in the States at the end of the work day for me here. So after this – I’m going to pop for a beer.

Nick Brattoli: [00:00:40] Awesome. And we also have Mark Kashman from Microsoft.

Mark Kashman: [00:00:45] Hello this is Mark Kashman and you can probably see behind me my ceiling is just under my ceiling outside got just a little bit of rain which is not too uncommon northwest but it’s all sunny on this show.

Nick Brattoli: [00:01:00] Awesome.

Nick Brattoli: [00:01:01] So today we’re going to be talking about just SharePoint Office 365 and all kinds of great stuff that are going on.

Nick Brattoli: [00:01:08] I’m kind of under the weather still so let’s begin, but because we’re having a sound issue.

Nick Brattoli: [00:01:15] Mark you may want to turn your volume up so you can let’s go ahead and get started. I’m not going to talk too much because again my voice is about gone. So let’s do this.

Andy Talbot: [00:01:27] All right. Well thanks very much guys.

Mark Kashman: [00:01:31] Quite welcome. I just try to get my microphone going here and hopefully you can tell me if it’s getting any better. I can hear you just fine. All right. Well I’m tweaking it up a little bit. And but I say we get going and I’ll just try to keep keep going as we go. OK great.

Nick Brattoli: [00:01:49] Other people talk about not being able to hear. I think that’s that’s on them and there’s also a delay so I think we’re going there.

Mark Kashman: [00:01:57] OK.

Mark Kashman: [00:01:59] All right well I’ve bumped up what I can. And hopefully that works.

Nick Brattoli: [00:02:06] Great. So let’s talk about things and what’s new plus what’s just come out recently where we’re all excited about.

[00:02:15] Yeah so you know we’ve done a couple of things across a couple of different parts of both SharePoint and other aspects that are powered by SharePoint. So most recently we had a big announcement that it really will soon affect SharePoint but it really is based on that thing that we know and love which is the SharePoint search index. And so what we have on the Delve home page when you sign into Office 365 made that search experience a lot more personalized and so pretty much any content that’s available to you and relevant to you based on what we know about you in the office graph based on who you work with what you work on when you do a search from Dell. You will get a more personalized experience on that search results page and it kind of hints not only that we start releasing that for Delve but it’s also an experience we’re going to be bringing to the SharePoint home experience. If you’re in Office 365 and you click on the SharePoint tile and you go and you’ll see all of the relevant sites and the activities around you. If you perform a search from there it’s soon in the near future you will have that same personalized search experience a search experience that’s driven by the Graph. First that ask basically what are you looking for.

Mark Kashman: [00:03:25] And now based on who you work with and what you work on we’ll show you a set of results that are most relevant to you. And of course are different for different people that are signed into the system based on their own personal graph. So it’s a pretty exciting space for us. We certainly maintain the value of the enterprise search. So you can always get there but as the personalized search results the both the experience and the page rollout you’ll see those coming to a lot more search boxes in the future. And we’re just getting started with Delve – So we’re pretty excited about that.

Mark Kashman: [00:03:58] Also in the grab bag of sort of what’s recent … If you haven’t seen the SharePoint mobile app recently on the SharePoint mobile app for iOS you can now create news. So it came first where it had the ability to view the news that you’re creating in team sites we call it Team news, and on the SharePoint mobile app you actually see a roll up of all the news that’s happening around you. So now in the SharePoint mobile app not only can you see the news but you’ll be able to also create news. So when you’re on the go you’re at a trade show or you’re watching this webcast you want to take a picture of Andy right now staring at a screen intently.

Mark Kashman: [00:04:36] You can grab a picture and snap a nice picture and then of course type out. Andy’s looking awesome and he’s feeling great being here live at the end of his day. And then pass that along is news to your team and anybody that is either sociate it to you or are involved in that same news site same team site would get the news on their mobile phone. So we’re bringing that first to SharePoint mobile app for iOS and appearing on the roadmap soon. But I can certainly talk about it is that same capability to roll up the news and view it from Android and from the windows apps that we have for SharePoint. So the mobile apps are getting news in your pocket if you will. We’ve been announcing some minor changes but some significant ones where we’re talking about being able to move and copy items around from one drive to SharePoint SharePoint site collection A to site collection B and we’re just improving that experience so we started off with kind of a smaller level of how we were enabling it. So really you could move files and you could copy files but only files under a certain limit and that’s that was 50 megabytes. And so we’re now taking that next level of being able to move and copy larger files and with a couple of different caveats really the same mechanism of being able to move it from one drive to SharePoint or SharePoint to SharePoint. But now it is more active and available in a lot of different locations. So we’re just taking that to the next level of being able to move and copy.

Mark Kashman: [00:06:03] Truly I think the real feature is to be able to move it in a more like a publish scenario if we had worked on something that was of show notes that that kind of evolved into maybe a blog. Once this video is line we can embed a video and have the blog and then put it out there on demand or maybe we started with show notes and when we were ready to publish and handed over to the folks that were going to make it live we’d be able to actually move the whole document into the publishing area and not have multiple copies of the same thing all over the place. So supporting those publishing moments is something we’re certainly looking at. So there’s a lot. Some of it was if you saw what we’ve been doing since May. I’ll pause for a second I want to know sort of what questions you have based on before we talk about real road map coming up. You know we made a lot of announcements last May we sort of made more announcements and some refinement on those announcements in September. But from your perspective what did you see and maybe of questions. Hey you said this but I don’t see that yet. Or is this finished. What are some questions you have from last year from a roadmap perspective.

Nick Brattoli: [00:07:15] Andy if you have any idea of where you were just talking about and if you don’t move to some questions.

Andy Talbot: [00:07:23] Yeah absolutely right for it. Can you still hear me?

Andy Talbot: [00:07:27] Oh good excellent because it’s a lot of drilling going on the background. I stress we still make some interesting talk. Sorry Mark remember when we first talked about on the Internet in your pocket at the box summit happened on the campus from Redmond and I was just calling it kind of curious on what kind of feedback you’ve had from a community where people are finding the most. Probably yeah.

Mark Kashman: [00:07:49] You know a lot of people are certainly finding value of just being able to access their content on the go. I mean that’s that’s a pretty generic statement but it really is true. You know for a long period of time accessing SharePoint on a mobile device was limited and certainly not as pervasive it is now in terms of where you could you know connect to SharePoint. So with the app being able to connect to online and on premises currently you know in the iOS app but on prem is also going to be supported Android in Windows just that capability to get to more than just your documents in your lists. So to see pages to see the news for people to actually think about consuming news you know where do you have free time. You know if you’re going to consume something like a news item most likely it’s when you’re on the go either at the airport with your coffee shop waiting for your drink or it just out and about and your friend goes to the bathroom at the bar and you’ve got a little time to kill and you just want to not look like you’re sitting there by yourself wherever it is. We’re getting a lot of feedback that that’s the type of thing that people want to consume where it’s you know maybe just a quick image a quick document with some context. And people are using that and reviewing news. The other thing that people are giving us feedback on which is of course is what we just were talking about is just that ability to create when you’re on the go.

Mark Kashman: [00:09:08] And there are some really simple things I want to edit a document that’s already available. I want to be able to edit a list or add a list which again kind of very SharePoint specific but pretty real. You know I’m out collecting data and I want to add something to that list and I don’t want to make a note and do it later. I want to do it right now. So that’s something we’re trying to bring certainly quicker than than others. And then just that back to news news as a service becomes more and more pervasive and people are aware of it there is just that one time I’m listening to a talk. It’s an internal talk by our CEO or by our our program lead. And I want to not just take notes but I actually want to share with the rest of the team in a way that they will then get it on their devices. So so far the feedback has been really good. There have been certainly some feedback around connectives on premises and we’re working through a lot of different off types and scenarios and trying to nail that to get that obviously better. And then there’s some just you know basic functionality that people sort of either knew of other clients that did it or you know had hoped that SharePoint would support that and some of that is in the realm of if you’ve done some level of customization on the site to be able to access it in the way that it was intended and some are just integration points with other services. You know I can see it on the web but I can’t see it on the mobile device.

Mark Kashman: [00:10:28] Why. Why is that. But so far so good. And certainly the team is releasing updates whether its base level security and bug fixes to new features to you know really working on some things that I think will be exciting for people to be able to have access to. So there’s no shortage of feedback and that’s both good and I don’t want to say bad but productive and certainly things that we’re working on. We haven’t talked about yet and things that you know we’ll share here in just a second.

Andy Talbot: [00:10:59] One of the things I’m quite curious about then Mark (and I’ve got to be honest I haven’t really used it in anger just because I saw the problem on one not connected with it), but it was is there any kinda functionality where if I think there’s something important I could push that notification just like Facebook would send me push notifications of things I deem important. Is that a capability the moment or not. Is it under consideration?

Mark Kashman: [00:11:22] It’s definitely a consideration and you’ll see a lot of the Office apps are actually moving towards having some form of notification. And usually it’s tapping into the phone’s notification system. So some of the things we showed at Ignite which certainly are things that we’re working on is if somebody had you know sent me an email with an attachment that came from one drive I would get that as a notification. Some of the things that if I had created a new news article that certainly is something they we’re considering so that other people around my social sphere as according to Microsoft graph would get that notification. But there’s also the caution and this is not necessarily a reveal in any sense. But we we certainly don’t want to notify you of every list item modification of a document you know what not. You would be able to see that from a file sites activities perspective but from a notification actually goes beyond the app and comes to your front screen and says Andy now you’re using the mobile app because you’re you know your company switched over to some something that gives you the access. Here’s notification and we want to get it right when we notify you. Not we but when the system notifies you that it’s a real important one. We also want to have that concept of a company maybe the I.T. H.R. department and this is certainly under consideration in the realm of notification to be able to actually very proactively say I want everybody in the company to now receive and have some bigger push. And so you might think of that as a survey.

Mark Kashman: [00:12:51] You know we want to hear from you before the CEO speaks. Submit your questions or something it’s more business driven where we want to get your timecard submitted. It’s a reminder that players every week. So they’re thinking about notifications across the board some will be you know sort of low level obvious some will be a little bit more prescriptive and something that customers will have a little bit more control over. But if you think about it we really want to focus around it being a dynamic set of notifications that are relevant to you not just everything happening around you that may or may not be relevant to you.

Andy Talbot: [00:13:25] This excellent you get queries. If I want to. How many people were consuming My News, whether it’s using a traditional web browser or using the SharePoint application on the mobile device. Do I have that capability to tap this analytics? today don’t have that view.

Mark Kashman: [00:13:43] Today you don’t have that view, but it sort of tips into something that we just at this level talk about site Analytics where today when you go to the site contents page if you’re an owner of the site collection you can get a modest amount of information about who’s What’s at do. What’s the most active content those kind of things to get real. Analytics is something that the team is really committed to doing. Not just this year but certainly taking it to the level of where you would call it site analytics. And so we certainly know a lot of different content types that we want to drill into. And I think if you get it a teaser view of what they do now and one drive for business if I share a document with 50 people and you really do want to understand like OK who viewed it who accessed it how active was it was it you know popular or not. For business reasons not because you have you know they need to be popular. I don’t want to speak for everybody but you’ll be able to see those file analytics and we want to use that same pattern to bring to I’ve now created a news item and I want to see was it worth my time. Should I have done something differently or just basically see how active was it with the 500 people that I know that are a part of this group. How many people are actually viewing it. I don’t know if we’ll get to the granularity if they viewed it in the web they view it in mobile it’s more of a view is a view.

Mark Kashman: [00:15:06] But we want to give the person the person who created that item. Same as other items it’s not just news. So definitely the team is in planning for what’s the right level of detail that we provide to a user somebody who created the content. What’s the right level of view for the person who sort of owns the site or maybe from a group’s perspective is an owner in the group versus a member versus a viewer. And certainly when it comes to I’m on my mobile device and I want to see a little bit more information about my site. Is there going to be a mobile view of those analytics. And I don’t have that answer today but it’s certainly been something that we’re we’re talking about. And there’s no shortage of how analytics has been done by partners in the past. They’ve done a wonderful job and we hope they continue to do that and we certainly know that there will be a lot of feedback when we get started and we will do just that we will get started and bring out the best that we can to get started. And then let people know certainly that’s not where we’re stopping but think in terms of site and analytics look at what we already do with files and file analytics. And certainly there will be the feedback that we get from everybody so that hopefully we get it right on day 1.

Nick Brattoli: [00:16:21] Awesome. So we’ve got a bunch of questions coming through. Most of them seem to be about roadmap stuff particularly on promises and questions about new page layouts and stuff like that for the modern side.

Nick Brattoli: [00:16:34] So if you want to move on I guess we can start on top of all of that.

Mark Kashman: [00:16:38] Yeah. If you guys want to switch over grab one that captures your interest and we’ll tackle it.

Nick Brattoli: [00:16:43] Okay. Seems to be a lot of people are asking kind of about modern site customization options. Some I’m guessing you know branding maybe some more web parts things along those lines. Yeah.

Mark Kashman: [00:16:58] So I’ll probably take this one just for a little bit because I’m going to bleed into two other Roadmap items that this one I think pattern’s into ill. You can stop me at any time. But basically will the modern page experience be extensible and I think that’s kind of the underlying question which is which is a great question and it is something that we committed to bringing. We talked about it at Ignite in terms of just bringing extensibility to the modern team site today already. You know if you’re kind of in early stages development with the SharePoint framework you can build your own custom web parts and you can add those to the modern home page and that’s effectively for any publishing page we create. That’s true for any news article that you create or it’s true for the actual home page if you configure it which a lot of people don’t realize that you can currently edit the home page but of course what’s available to you initially is just that web parts that we’ve created and we’ve released about three or four month since we’ve talked about them and some of them were you know kind of your basic part some are relatively new like the new power be-I web part that we worked on with the power team.

Mark Kashman: [00:18:06] So if we think about that as a level of customization you when we reach the general availability of the SharePoint framework which is very close you’ll be able to in a supported way create a custom web part and you’ll be able to put that into the tool box for your users to use for new publishing pages new news articles and of course to add to and adjust the SharePoint home page of a team site.

Mark Kashman: [00:18:28] So that’s one level the next level of customization where the team is going is to enable extensibility of the document library and lists. So sort of our first level or first party customisation is the work that we’ve done with the power apps and the flow team. And that will absolutely continue and you will see a lot of new scenarios there not only to create mobile apps with power apps but to also have that is more of an embedded experience. So it can create forms that are actually live within the web experience. And so there’s some level of customization custom forms bringing those into the SharePoint experience adding app parts you know being able to put in actions to the toolbar for lists and libraries. That’s something the framework will support. And then further down the road the SharePoint framework and I think this will be within this calendar year will support full page apps.

Mark Kashman: [00:19:17] And so what that really means is not only can you build a full page happened do lots of things to really instantiate a custom experience but there will be also some advantages coming to just the page layout like you asked about. So they will support multi-column layout. So today it’s just one column and your web part sort of spans the entire width. But if you’ve seen what we’ve been showcasing for the new communication sites which is sort of that cheat that I’m leading into the communication sites by default when we launch them we hope when we launch them we’ll have a multi-column layout and that’s something that will come within a matter of months as an early look and then certainly by end of year pretty much available to everybody that’s our target. And so there’s a lot of excitement around just the communications side in what it really brings. They will actually bring additional capabilities to the team site as well. So if you think about a modern team site alongside the communication sites that we’re working on the communications side by default are meant to be something the more configure the branding aspects. So pretty simple things like changing the logo changing the color aspects having more of a managed navigation at the top with some color scheme certainly that you choose and as you click to the different depths of that site and potentially over time across sites you be able to maintain that branding and look you look and feel as you would today if you were to customize a master page and anything that fell below the fold.

Mark Kashman: [00:20:47] But we’re trying to do this in a way that you don’t have to develop the master page or you don’t have to bring in your own master page and manage it that way. But when we bring in communications sites there will be a concept of templating and so course on day one will have a number of our own templates that we provide for a number of scenarios and we think they’ll sit right side along the current template which is the modern team site and then a couple of of use can a center use cases for the communication site. But once we have that full page layout the ability to do your own custom web parts and parts and of course elements that you can control for branding. We want to be able to enable that as a package which is then your custom template. But again this won’t be available right when we ship communications sites but the team absolutely wants to put support templates so that at some point you can create your own template and that may just be a configuration of what we have or bringing in some of your custom elements like web parts app parts and the pages themselves to then have that as a choice for end users go in click Create site and they either choose modern team site a communication site or a type of a communication site. Maybe one time that you have as a custom site which is your template and being able to then build off for that.

Mark Kashman: [00:22:03] The real intent at the end of the day beyond the building your own custom solution or building your own template is your end users will be able to just click Create site choose template and basically start adding content and they will already inherit the nice look and feel that you intended are the one that we have out a box and that will flow all the way down to a mobile device. And so the SharePoint out absolutely will support the communication sites the publishing pages the subsites that you create any element within whether thats a custom web part or a first party web part will flow through and be a part of your broadcast channel. That really is just a part of an end user using the communication sites.

Nick Brattoli: [00:22:41] So all those community sites are they meant to work like publishing sites or as a replacement for them or in addition to?

Mark Kashman: [00:22:49] Its a great question. I definitely would position it in the way we’re building it is in addition to and I’ll just want to make sure clarifying that the naming of it is a communications site not to not to mistake it with a community site not to say that it couldn’t be used by a community but in a communications site. Our intent it’s a it’s a very much more of an out-of-the-box approach even if you add your own custom templates. The intent for the end user is to click Create and it’s just ready as opposed to the publishing infrastructure which would be what we have currently available today. If you were to build your a high level company Internet or an H.R. portal or something that maybe is for your team to be able to submit tickets and track systems we think there’ll be a level of where people go and do collaboration that some modern teams say when a team or maybe even at an organization level wants to broadcast information about an upcoming event a new product they’re running at a deeper level of research project and they want to promote some information and gather feedback on it. But it’s basically a communications side to be that one too many broadcast within your organization and to have that be more viewer intent than really people who are creating the content. And then when you look at something more like a publishing portal using the publishing infrastructure that for sure would have probably a higher level of customisation a higher level of use around the company potentially the entire company and bringing in you know a number of different services.

Mark Kashman: [00:24:25] We also have to not to add to confusion but to really I think to round out the portfolio we have a lot of great offerings from our partners that currently use the publishing infrastructure to create what they call the portal in a box or something that by default in a month or two you could step through Create your designs and output pages. But it’s still a little bit of a consulting engagement where you’re going to go through and you’re going to really design the pages maybe add custom parts and depth to the navigation and that you would be able to then have a pretty custom outcome. But instead of spending eight to nine months building it you really work with them and in one to two months and maybe even sooner depending on the portal you’ll be able to output pretty custom pages.

Mark Kashman: [00:25:07] But again they’re leveraging the current published and infrastructure.

Mark Kashman: [00:25:21] Unfortunate enough you can hear me but I’m not able to hear you guys anymore let me check my level.

Andy Talbot: [00:25:27] Oh good. Yeah I’ll bet you don’t have to. Technically she’s hip but hey nothing to handle on my phone. Got a few minutes left before I go to the pub. And with your working day. I’m quite curious to one to talk a little bit about the new Microsoft Teams and what kind of impact lot more happens well. Yeah. Would you give a bit of an overview to people are let’s assume that people aren’t really quite sure about what that is at the moment.

Mark Kashman: [00:25:51] Sure. So Microsoft teams is basically a new chat paced work space to be very clear. When you think of Office 365 we have a new membership offering which we call Office 365 groups. And so a group in Office 365 is literally just a list of people in active directory. And I’m trying not to give you the marketing answer because it I think it helps to understand a little bit how it’s technically built. So if I’ve got a new group in Active Directory and we’ll just call them let’s say maybe the collab 365 group and within that group we’ve listed out a couple of owners a couple of members and potentially over time people who are either more engaged or less engaged. But it’s a public forum and so people can join at any time they may not be quite as active. But if in that Office 365 group that we call collab365 I’m now those group of people have access to a number of different offerings to accomplish a number of different tasks they may want to have a shared calendar. So that’s where they put in all their project milestones upcoming events reminders and things like that they might have of course a shared inbox where they’re sending email to each other but they just email the group and people outside of the group could email the group to email everybody pretty common. Obviously SharePoint now plays a big role in that.

Mark Kashman: [00:27:11] You get a full team site a modern team site as part of groups so that group those group of collab365 now have access to create news on the home page to manage list to create business applications with power apps you know do a number of different things maybe just creating pages and subsites to round out how they’re collaborating or how they’re promoting themselves at the team’s level. And of course in that team say you’ve got document libraries One-Note you know a lot of other things that SharePoint brings to it. Now add to that another experience for real time chat which is persistent. That’s effectively what Microsoft teams offers. It does have a unique user interface interface so that if I’m in the chat I can bring in a number of elements to the chat so if I’ve got a document that’s stored in SharePoint or as a part of that Office 365 groups files I can easily add that to the chat. And so we’re working on those levels of integration where when somebody wants to add a document and reference it and say hey gave this great presentation we might find benefit to use it next week. Right in the chat you’d see a link to that document and we’re trying to bring in other experiences in Microsoft teams. You can also add tabs so they can get a view into a power be-I dashboard or a planar board or whatever it is you want to see in the context of the chat. You may want to also view offer a view to the SharePoint site itself so that within the UI without leaving it you can tab over look at the news look at the different libraries and pages and then tab back and continue the chat without having to change context too much.

Mark Kashman: [00:28:45] But the essence of it is it’s all stored in the right place and the chat is happening hopefully in context with where the person’s at. It really is just an additive element to the Office 365 groups offering.

Nick Brattoli: [00:28:58] I hear people on the chatter to talk about like well you know it feels so great why are going to use the over SharePoint Online.

Nick Brattoli: [00:29:07] But of course we all know that it integrates with SharePoint online. Could you kind of explain that distinction a little bit?

Mark Kashman: [00:29:13] Yeah. So if I am in Microsoft teams think of it is primarily I’m there to type something into a chat window that the whole team has access to. And if somebody new joins the team they will see the history of chat. So it’s persistent chat that is its primary delivery vehicle and that’s what we call Microsoft teams SharePoint Online and in context of that team that’s using the chat is then at a real base level the place where the teams files are stored. The place where the teams pages are treated and stored in and shared from. We talked about news a number of different times. If somebody wanted to create a news item that that basically was not checked for the team but news for the organization or news that anybody should be able to review they be able to go in and create a news item add a document add a video out of power be dashboard right some context and then publish that as news the actual page of news is stored in SharePoint. You may share a link through the chat. You may e-mail it you may you know post it where it’s necessary. You might have a related but not necessarily connected group in Yammer that’s asking questions about the exact same thing that you just created a news article for and you create a link that just drops it into that chat. So there’s a number of places to share. Certainly.

Mark Kashman: [00:30:32] But if you think about it SharePoint Online and that modern teams say really offers as a content service throughout the team’s experience and of course a number of different places that you’re pulling in or referencing the content where you store the content pages list items or of course documents is primarily the SharePoint offering within it within that user interface.

Nick Brattoli: [00:30:58] Awesome. So I got one more question here. One thing I’m trying to hang on before we get going on. Do you expect to roll out teams to the needy clients. And if so on the.

Mark Kashman: [00:31:12] So I can’t necessarily speak for the Microsoft team’s team. They certainly have an agenda and they basically if you were to ask them they want to get it to everybody then there’s nothing that blocks an edu customer from the technology they have at their hands to basically have a group’s experience which of course integrates with Microsoft teams. So if you think about groups coming to education space teams will just be another component that will be able to leverage. And just to be very frank with the world Microsoft teams are still currently in Preview. So there’s a bit of an interesting experience where it’s not really even fully integrated with the rest of the suite from how it will be wanted. When it gets to general availability but I guarantee you won’t miss the general availability moment of Microsoft teams. They’re planning lots of activity and they’ll talk about lots of things and we certainly will kind of echo what it means to the SharePoint business and of course more articulating what are the scenarios that are now supported and definitely things that we’re looking to do more and more integrate with. And I think when you get about a month or two after that initial launch is when you’ll start to hear the what’s coming next. So there’ll be a lot of new Maybe some things that that you’re asking about that will be at launch and how and where it will be available. But they’ll have a great set I use I know we’re supporting that from a SharePoint perspective. So I know there’s more information coming soon.

Mark Kashman: [00:32:38] And then even from our perspective again that month or two later we are intending to share more not as a as a singular moment on SharePoint and Microsoft teams but just as a SharePoint moment that incorporates some information about teams as well. So there’s a great community certainly if you reach out that team is engaged and if they can share you know they will be able to today if not I know there’s a bunch of announcements coming that you should keep it tuned to.

Andy Talbot: [00:33:08] So there’s probably an opportunity here when it does go generally availability to you. We can no doubt have a catch up and maybe dedicated session on Microsoft teams. How’s that sound to you?

Mark Kashman: [00:33:17] I think that sounds great and I will help wrangle in the right folks. You know there’s a great owner within my department that focuses on Microsoft teams and if you wanted to be solely teams related that’s definitely possible if you wanted to be sort of the teams plus integrated center integrated components that would be would be pulling me in. But there’s a great team behind Microsoft teams. So I no doubt think that they would support that.

Nick Brattoli: [00:33:45] Oh that would be great.

Nick Brattoli: [00:33:48] I think we’re pretty low on time. Do either of you guys have any final parting words.

Mark Kashman: [00:33:54] I’d love to just say thank you guys for the time I know this is just one of many that you’re focusing on in the coming weeks months. So thank you for giving the SharePoint a little bit of air cover here but I think if you think about what we did last year with SharePoint not only just kind of bringing it to the front of the fold so that people realize that there’s a lot going on with SharePoint there’s a lot of deliverables that we talked about in May. Most of those have landed and already are in production if not completely.

Mark Kashman: [00:34:22] we signed up to do a lot. We delivered a lot. And in 2017 I actually think the team signed up to do more. Most of what we touched on here there are some things that we didn’t have time to touch on but the roadmap is pretty pretty full. And you think you’ll start to hear you know in the coming weeks and certainly in months some of the things that are going to start to release the first release some things we talk about some things maybe we haven’t yet shared. So 2017 is pretty robust and big focus in 2016 around team collaboration and as we talked about there’s a big focus in 2017 the year calendar year 2017 around publishing and communicating and broadcasting your message and giving some new tools to create and of course being very conscious of how those are consumed. So I think 2017 is going to be a great year for SharePoint and it certainly doesn’t end with SharePoint it plugs into Office 365 It goes on Primm blends in a hybrid and a lot of integration points across the company as well.

Nick Brattoli: [00:35:21] Mark has been an absolute pleasure and I just want to say thank you very much for joining that. An expectation for people at home will see this is the first Collab365 Live Show. So as you can see I’m now sat in the dark because the lights have gone out on me. I’ll tell you and I have to get up and change some settings so we’re going to polish the format too. There’s a good possibility that we’ll put together a bit of a rope. So there’s an expectation of what kind of events are coming up. And I think Nick I also have an appetite to give you guys a home an opportunity to put your questions ahead of sessions so we can try and do our best to navigate through those and get you the answers that you’re looking for.

Nick Brattoli: [00:36:04] So yeah. Thanks everybody. Like like you saying we’re going to start doing this every couple of weeks every two weeks about the same time. So if you want to be a guest on here you just start lining up and will start doing this every couple weeks. Thanks again for joining us. Thank you very much Mark. Thank you. And hopefully you get your life situation figured out and that just means going to pop.

Mark Kashman: [00:36:26] I was about to say the same thing. Keep the lights out and get out of there.

Nick Brattoli: [00:36:30] That’s exactly what I’m doing guys.

Mark Kashman: [00:36:33] All right. Take care. Thank you very much everybody who joined in. Thank you guys for supporting us.

Mark Kashman: [00:36:38] Thanks a lot. Thanks Nick. Thanks everybody. Have a good day. Thanks


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- Nick Brattoli is an Ohio native, Productivity (SharePoint) MCSE, Office 365 MCSA, and self-employed Consultant, as well as the Collab365 Community Manager. He’s worked in the IT Field for 14 years, 8 of which have been SharePoint-focused. Over the years, he’s worked in a variety of industries, such as Healthcare, Finance, Law, and Manufacturing. He currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama, and has building experience in the technologies surrounding SharePoint/Office 365, such as Azure AD and ADFS. In his free time, he practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, goes on adventures, works on nerdy projects.


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