The Intrazone by Microsoft

The Intrazone by Microsoft

The Intrazone, a show about the Microsoft 365 intelligent intranet. This show takes you into the building blocks of your Microsoft 365 intranet. It's about how SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, Yammer and more fit into your everyday work life – with the goal being to share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork throughout your organization. Hosted by the Microsoft 365 team, along with special guests and experts from both behind the scenes and out in the field, the show covers current news in Microsoft 365, common FAQs from users and partners, highlighted apps, best practices, and upcoming events. Transcripts provided with each episode.

Episodes

May 11, 2021

It’s time to turn content into knowledge with the help of AI. Chris and Mark talk with CJ Tan (principal PM manager | Microsoft) about her role on the Project Cortex team focused on Viva Topics. We dig into knowledge roles, deployment practices, common scenarios, and top of mind for 'What's next?’ We don't think that AI is the only substitute for IA (Information Architecture). People, metadata and AI interact better tog...

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April 2021 brought some great new offerings: Immersive Reader: SharePoint pages and news posts, Events Web Part: Audience Targeting, SharePoint site templates, Microsoft Lists for iOS: iPad support, Manage Microsoft Lists for iOS using InTune APP, Microsoft Lists: Visualize data with Power BI, OneDrive sync 64-bit for Windows, and more. We also hear from Nicole Woon, program manager on the SharePoint at Microsoft focused on all thi...

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In this partner episode, we focus on the needs of a growing company, New Belgium Brewing, faced with numerous challenges. They desperately wanted to move away from paper-based processes. With their portfolio of beers growing, and a second brewing facility coming online, they needed help from partner KnowledgeLake to optimize digitize invoices, improve employee time and efficiency while maintaining environmental stewardship, making ...

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In this episode, Chris and Mark talk with Sam Crewdson (senior program manager, Microsoft) about his role managing Microsoft Web (MSW) on SharePoint. MSW is Microsoft's internal company portal, built for its 163,000 full-time employees. We discuss MSW over time - from on-premises to the cloud, from classic to modern, establishing it as a home site, and now its role within Microsoft Viva Connections inside of Microsoft Teams. Lo...

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March 2021 brought some great new offerings: Microsoft Viva Connections, SharePoint app bar, Focus mode for SharePoint pages and news, images in SharePoint Events web part, SharePoint page analytics, Integrate menu for Microsoft Lists, Graph-based people picker for Person columns, Box migration into Microsoft 365, guest access in Yammer, and more. We also hear from Melissa Torres, principal program manager, about the new SharePoint...

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We talk with some of the people that built SharePoint and shaped it into what it is today. We’ll hear from SharePoint’s captain, Jeff Teper, taking us back to the days before SharePoint had a name: Project Tahoe. Other guests include some of the earliest members of the engineering team: Lauren Antonoff who led program management in the early connections to Office, Rob Lefferts who helped define document management, Adam Harmetz who...

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In this episode, Chris and Mark talk with Stephanie Donahue (President and Co-founder, PAIT Group) and Dux Raymond Sy (Chief Brand Officer, AvePoint) – both Microsoft MVPs – about building your employee adoption drafting plan from a Microsoft Teams deployment perspective. We learn about their best practices and insights on how Microsoft Teams can help you be successful – from pilot to production. Tune in and turbocharge your Micros...

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February 2021 brought some great new offerings: Microsoft Viva Topics (GA), SharePoint web part toolbox updates, Lightbox for images, Quick Links web part audience targeting, SharePoint portal launcher scheduler, Microsoft Lists: Number column updates, the Managed Metadata column, Microsoft Search in classic SharePoint sites, and more. We chat with Naomi Moneypenny, principal PM manager at Microsoft focused on building new capabili...

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Drag and drop emails and attachments from Outlook into SharePoint, without leaving Outlook. We talk with Microsoft partner harmon.ie, along with their customer, Bosch. We'll highlight their solution for how emails and attachments are now saved to SharePoint - readily available for future audits and e-discovery. The combined SharePoint plus harmon.ie solution helps Bosch manage millions of daily emails, including active business...

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In this episode, Chris McNulty and Mark Kashman talk with Jared Spataro (CVP | Microsoft) about the new service offering, Microsoft Viva and it’s four main components: Connections, Insights, Learnings and Topics. Viva is an employee experience platform (EXP) designed around empowering people and teams to be their best. After listening to Jared, visit the main Viva landing page to learn more: https://aka.ms/Viva.

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January 2021 brought a lot of new tech: Yammer notifications in Teams, inclusive Yammer reactions, OneDrive settings in SharePoint admin center, 250GB file uploads, Microsoft Lists app for iOS, Lists rules, Lists forms customization, and more. We, too, get a bonus chat with Dan Holme, principal product manager lead on the Yammer and Groups team, about his recent career move, new Yammer tech and his new life in Arizona.

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January 19, 2021

In this episode, Chris McNulty and Mark Kashman talk with Martina Grom (Co-founder, atwork and Microsoft MVP/RD) and Christophe Fiessinger (Principal program manager, Microsoft) about the role governance plays in regards to information and communication compliance. We dig into compliance strategy, technology like Microsoft 365 Compliance Manager, DLP, sharing, and more – with a nice dose of proven tips and tricks from two subject m...

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We talk with Microsoft partner Circle T, along with their customer, Millennium Services Group. You'll hear about Millennium’s self-maintaining intranet strategy, including integration into Microsoft Teams – establishing an “enterprise knowledge platform.” We also learn about their policy center that helps “reduce time to content.” Millennium is interested in SharePoint Syntex to improve insider risk management and communication...

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December 2020 brought many new offerings: SharePoint site header updates, send pages to Yammer, “SharePoint Success” site template, add Microsoft Teams to SharePoint team sites update (aka, Teamify), Microsoft Lists adoption center, Microsoft Graph Toolkit v2.0, and more. We share an exclusive chat with Tejas Mehta, principal program manager on the SharePoint team who owns content services integration work with Microsoft Teams. And...

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Chris and Mark talk with Joanne Klein, Ruven Gotz and Daniel Glenn about what sent them to the SharePoint crazy farm, and back. You’ll hear their stories of tech-driven insanity, and why they've stuck with SharePoint through the years. Lessons learned promoted best practices and insights on a product that’s matured as a service year over year.

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Mark talks with Dag Eidesen, principal program manager on the Microsoft Search team who recently helped design and deliver the new SharePoint "My Feed" web part. November 2020 brought a lot more innovation: SharePoint site performance page, Lists undo and redo, at-a-glance and key points in sharing emails, an updated SharePoint tab app in Teams, new Microsoft Graph connectors, and more.

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Chris and Mark dig into the breadth of SharePoint at Stanley Black & Decker over the last 15 years. We then delve into their recent success working with partner, Verinon, moving 9TB of content from OpenText Documentum eRoom to SharePoint in Microsoft 365. The result being updated and advanced productivity for their 9,400 users on this content, now more aligned with much of their active content.

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November 10, 2020

Chris and Mark talk with Jon Orton, Director of Microsoft 365 marketing focused on our small and medium business outreach. Throughout the discussion, we talk with Jon about the strains of COVID-19, offers from Microsoft to help ease change, and recent innovation for small and medium-sized businesses with up to 300 employees. Microsoft 365 Business is the IT for SMB, built to deliver the tools and security businesses need in a singl...

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In the spirit of Halloween, the Ghost of Roadmap Past shall be your guide – helping you to avoid becoming a Roadmap Scrooge. October 2020 brought some great new offerings: SharePoint Syntex, Organization Chart web part, new IT controls for Microsoft Lists, Microsoft Lists – commenting, OneDrive widget for iPhone, Task in Teams GA, and more. Warning: this episode is “ghostly-spirited" at times – all to help answer, "What rol...

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Mark and Chris talk with Microsoft partner Mark and Chris talk with Microsoft partner Rightpoint, along with Rightpoint customer, Grant Thornton. You'll hear about various successes resulting from numerous integration points across the Microsoft 365 suite. With SharePoint as their intranet base, Grant Thornton uses the Power Platform, Stream, Yammer and Power BI – along with programmatic approach to custom development and gover...

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