The importance of Windows 10, OneDrive, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams together – session from Microsoft Ignite 2019

At Microsoft Ignite I presented a short session on something that I had been thinking for a couple of years as relatively obvious but from many conversations with clients it had become obvious to me that it was not so.

What I’m referring to is a feature called OneDrive Automount, and how this small setting can help with migrating files to SharePoint Online as well as the user experience when using Microsoft Teams.

In fact, back in June of this year fellow MVP Alistair Pugin and I discuss this small but important piece of functionality on our 365 Unplugged show:

In this session at Ignite, I talk through the dependences of Microsoft Teams on SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and at a minimum build 1709 of Windows 10. For simplicity, I introduce the term “WOST” (Windows 10, OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams).

I also demonstrate how using Microsoft Endpoint Manager (formerly known as Microsoft Intune) these can all be stitched together.

You can watch the recording of the 20 minute theatre session as well as access the slides here:

The session was actually repeated the following day due to the volume of registrations for the first session, so here is a link to the second session which is largely the same but probably a bit better as I had made some tweaks from the previous day’s session:


How to avoid icebergs in Office 365 – session from Microsoft Ignite 2019

Recently at Microsoft Ignite, I co-presented with my wife Megan Strant on some of the challenges we’ve come across over our many years working with Office 365 across hundreds of customers of all sizes, industries, and countries.

You can catch the audio-only recording of our 20 minute theatre session online as well as download the slides here:

AvePoint provided a great writeup of the session here:

What I would say is that a lot of the points we cover may seem obvious, but I am personally alarmed on a regular basis how many times I come across organisations that fit into many of the covered topics.