I've been talking about Digital Transformation for a while now, and recently I had an epiphany: https://twitter.com/jamesbmarshall/status/836169714820874240 There's nothing new about the idea of transformation. Businesses have been evolving and responding to change since they first appeared. That we refer to the current period of evolution and disruption as "digital" points only to the fact … Continue reading Surviving Digital Transformation
It's just gone 5:00am where I am in Seattle, WA. I fly home later tonight after soaking up a week with thousands of other members of Microsoft's technical community at an internal event called TechReady. Needless to say, the content shared is highly confidential but is motivating, inspirational and truly awesome. It's as a result … Continue reading How To: Build a Q&A chatbot with zero code in less than an hour!
On Sunday, I'm flying out to Seattle for a week of pretty intensive and awesome technology training. I'm not a nervous traveller, but I hate that feeling that I've left something behind - especially power! In this post I'll run through some of the devices I'm taking with me to keep me connected, without needing … Continue reading This is the technology I use
May 2017: In light of the recent WanaCrypt cyber attacks affecting businesses across the UK and the world, I've updated this post. It now reflects my most up to date advice for small businesses to keep their details safe online. Whilst the WanaCrypt attack is a form of ransomware and likely triggered by opening a … Continue reading Top 5 Password Security Tips (With new bonus tip!)
At the end of my digital transformation presentation, I usually play a short version of the Microsoft Productivity Future Vision video as a glimpse into some of the technology scenarios we might see in the future. I often recommend people go back and watch previous versions to see just how many experiences are now possible … Continue reading Productivity Future Visions
One of the closing pieces from my digital transformation talk is a short version of the Microsoft productivity future vision video. It's a view to the future of the types of productivity experiences and scenarios Microsoft is looking at over the next few years. More often than not I get a follow-up query about where … Continue reading Where to find that video from my presentations
Moving data to the cloud is, for many people, still a big deal. One of the most common concerns is over who has access to your data when it's in the cloud. In this post, I'll explain what Office 365 Customer Lockbox is, and how it can help address that concern. Office 365 Security Your … Continue reading What is Office 365 Customer Lockbox?
It's fair to say that there is a lot of online content to do with Office 365. Whether it's direct from Microsoft, from a Microsoft partner, blogger, or customer there are endless pages about all aspects of the service. It's sometimes hard to nail down some of the most useful, up to date, or trustworthy. … Continue reading Top 5 Office 365 Help Resources
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In this post, we'll explore how you can use Microsoft Power BI to supercharge your Xero company data, helping you to keep your business in good shape if you're a business owner, and how to maximise the value of the relationship with your clients if you're a Xero partner. Running a business is hard Running … Continue reading How To: Use Microsoft Power BI to supercharge your Xero company data