Reading Corner: The Unicorn Project by Gene Kim

The Unicorn Project by Gene Kim is a book that everyone working in IT should read, regardless of their role within the organization. Don’t let the title or the format deceive you; I also had doubts that a novel about IT could be interesting, but I was so wrong. I guarantee that the story told in this book occurs in thousands of companies worldwide, and even if you don’t work in IT, I bet you will find something that relates to your daily job.

The Unicorn Project

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What’s new for Copilot – May 2024

Welcome to the future of computing with Microsoft Copilot! May 2024 has been a landmark month for technological innovation, as Microsoft unveiled the first computers with Copilot natively embedded, harnessing the power of the revolutionary NPU processors. This integration marks a significant leap forward, not just for personal computing, but for the entire digital ecosystem.

As Copilot expands its horizons into hardware and Windows, it continues to evolve within the classic Office suite. Microsoft 365 users can now experience the enhanced capabilities of Copilot in Microsoft Teams, which has been leading the charge with several new integrations designed to streamline and enrich the meeting experience.

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Discover Recall, the Ultimate AI Memory Tool for Your Windows PC

In the modern workplace, the amount of data we interact with can be overwhelming. Microsoft latest innovation, Recall, promises to transform how we interact with our digital environment. This feature, part of the Copilot + PC initiative, is a game-changer for information retrieval on our computers.

Recall acts as a digital extension of our memory, enabling users to find almost anything they’ve seen on their desktop. With just a brief description, Recall displays snapshots of relevant content, mimicking the capabilities of a photographic memory. This intuitive method simplifies workflows, allowing users to relaunch content directly from these snapshots, be it a webpage or a Microsoft 365 application.

Windows 11 Recall

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How to Enable Microsoft Places Public Preview

Exciting news for those eager to streamline their workplace coordination: Microsoft Places is now in Public Preview! This fresh addition to the Microsoft suite is designed to simplify your calendar management and provide insights into your colleagues’ work locations. Although not all features are currently available, you can begin exploring its capabilities today.

In this blog post, I’m explaining how administrators can activate Microsoft Places globally across their organization or selectively for certain user groups.

Enable Microsoft Places application

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Microsoft Places is Available in Public Preview

Microsoft Places is a fresh addition to Microsoft 365 that transforms the way we think about work flexibility. It’s a tool that guides employees in making smart choices about their work arrangements. Whether it’s deciding who to work with, the best way to work, when to work, or picking a location, Microsoft Places is there to help. This leads to better productivity and teamwork.

With Microsoft Places, you can sync up your office days with your team. It’s all about finding the perfect spot and time to work, reserving spaces and meeting rooms when you need them, and focusing on important interactions with your team and new colleagues.

Microsoft Places Public Preview

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What’s new for Copilot – April 2024

April was a landmark month for Microsoft Copilot, with a series of updates and announcements that have significantly enhanced the user experience across various Office applications. Notably, Word has emerged as the frontrunner, with Outlook and Excel trailing closely behind, all benefiting from graph-grounded chats that streamline and enrich interactions. Additionally, Copilot has made its debut in the Employee Experience suite, marking its presence felt. This month, we’ve also seen a surge in Copilot’s integration within Viva Engage, Viva Amplify, and Viva Insights, indicating a growing adoption of the tool. With all these updates, April has undoubtedly been the most eventful month since Copilot’s inception, reflecting a robust momentum in its evolution.

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Reading Corner: The Power of Regret by Daniel H. Pink

Starting a reading corner on my blog last year was a great idea, and even though I took a little break, I’m back! Today, I want to talk about a book that really made me think: “The Power of Regret” by Daniel H. Pink.

Daniel H. Pink is a pretty well-known author. He’s written some bestsellers like “Drive” and “When”, and he’s got a knack for digging into what makes us tick. Before he became a writer, he did some interesting stuff like writing speeches for Vice President Al Gore.

The Power of Regret by Daniel H. Pink

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How to Keep a Window Always on Top in Windows 11

Always On Top is a handy utility available in PowerToys for Windows 11. This feature allows you to pin specific windows above all others, ensuring that they remain visible even when you switch to other applications. Whether you’re in a crucial Microsoft Teams call, doing calculations, or watching a live video on a streaming platform, Always On Top can significantly enhance your productivity.

Let’s dive into how you can enable and utilize this handy utility.

Windows 11 Always On Top

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What’s new for Copilot – March 2024

In the last month, Microsoft Copilot has rolled out a series of updates that are making waves across the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. This AI-powered tool is not just for tech enthusiasts or productivity gurus; it’s designed for everyone, no matter your profession or the nature of your work.

Copilot is now an integral part of the Microsoft 365 applications you use every day, quietly enhancing your workflow and efficiency. If you’re skeptical about the need for a Copilot license, this blog post is bound to change your mind. You’ll be surprised by the extensive updates and how they touch upon the various applications that are part of your daily routine.

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February 2024 Marathon – 29 Days, 29 Blog Posts

For the third year in a row, I’ve published a blog post each day during February! In this blog post marathon, I wrote about SharePoint, Microsoft Lists, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva and Windows 11.

If you are curious to know more about the topics, keep reading this post where you will find a resume of all the blog posts ordered chronologically.

February blog post madness

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I've been working with Microsoft Technologies over the last ten years, mainly focused on creating collaboration and productivity solutions that drive the adoption of Microsoft Modern Workplace.