5 Microsoft 365 Teamwork Tools for IT Pros

At Microsoft Ignite the Tour in Sydney I presented a session showing a number of tools available in Microsoft 365 and IT pros need to know about.

Having worked with a number of organisations in the past couple of years as an independent consultant there were several that jumped to mind; some old, some relatively new, and some fresh off the production line.

I try to be interactive with the audience during my sessions, and so for each section asked who in the audience had heard about what I was about to show. To my dismay, very few hands went up.

I’ve shared the slides here in the hope it will help some Office 365 admins. To some, this will be preaching to the choir. To others, there are some things here that might not be known.

Unfortunately there’s no narration, however here is my recap:

You can see the whole slide deck here, including recorded demos:

Focus on Functionality: Administering Office 365 from mobile devices

Have you ever been on the road when one of your users calls and says they can’t get into Office 365 – and you need to reset their password?
What about an ex-employee leaving the company on a Friday afternoon and you need to disable their account as per company policy – but you’re already with your family?

These and other situations would usually require access to the Microsoft Online Portal to perform basic user functions.
However with the recent release of the Office 365 Mobile Admin app from Xstran you can perform these and many other functions from the palm of your hand – wherever you are.

At this point the app is only available on Windows Phone, however will soon be available for Android and iPhone.
There’s also a bunch of additional features on the roadmap so watch this space!

Full disclosure: Xstran is my company, and to unlock the full functionality of the app a subscription is required.