Healthcare and Life Sciences Blog articles Healthcare and Life Sciences Blog articles Mon, 02 Aug 2021 22:07:59 GMT HealthcareAndLifeSciencesBlog 2021-08-02T22:07:59Z MidDay Café Episode 17 – Teams Recordings, Call Center, SharePoint Spaces, PowerBI, Teams Safe Links <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" alt="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" /></span>&nbsp; For this week’s MidDay Café we were joined by Microsoft’s <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Scott Moore</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tracy DeWald</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kendra Burgess</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jim Warner</A>, and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">myself (Michael Gannotti)</A>. Topic presenters for this episode:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jim Warner</A> - The cutover of Microsoft Teams recordings from Microsoft Stream Classic to OneDrive and SharePoint Online.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tracy DeWald</A> – Microsoft Teams Call Center.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Michael Gannotti</A> - The general availability of Safe Links for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Online Spaces.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kendra Burgess</A> – What’s new with Microsoft Power BI.</LI> </UL> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Resources: </STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>Teams Meeting Recordings <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams cloud meeting recording - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Use OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online for meeting recordings - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_self">Slides from Jim Warner</A> (PDF)</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Microsoft Teams Call Center <UL> <LI><A href="" target="_self">Microsoft Phone System Auto Attendants and Call Queues</A> (PDF download)</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Plan for Teams auto attendants and call queues - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Set up an auto attendant for Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Answer auto attendant and call queue calls - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Microsoft Teams Safe Links <UL> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Announcing General Availability of Safe Links for Microsoft Teams! - Microsoft Tech Community</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Safe Links - Office 365 | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>SharePoint Online Spaces <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SharePoint spaces - SharePoint (</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SharePoint spaces - Microsoft Tech Community Resource Center</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SharePoint spaces: Recommendations and best practices - Office Support (</A></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Power BI <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Updated Timeline and milestones for Premium Gen2 General Availability | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI</A></LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Keep up to date with MidDay Café:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The MidDay Café Blog Board</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the MidDay Café YouTube Playlist</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Audio Podcast Subscriptions</LI> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Audio Podcast RSS Feed</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Anchor</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Spotify</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Apple Podcasts</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Google Podcasts</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Pocket Casts</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Radio Public</A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> </UL> <P><EM>Thanks for visiting –&nbsp;Michael Gannotti&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>LinkedIn</EM></A><EM>&nbsp;|&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>Twitter </EM></A></P> <P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="me - Copy.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="me - Copy.jpg" alt="Michael Gannotti" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Michael Gannotti</span></span></EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><EM>Auto Generated Recording Transcript:</EM></STRONG></P> <P>00:00:00.000 --&gt; 00:00:23.550<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And we are live recording very nice so welcome everybody to mid day cafe. I'm your host. Michael Gianotti an I'm a technology specialist here at Microsoft. I've got a great panel today so very excited and we have some very interesting topics that I hope you're going to enjoy. But let's go ahead 1st and go round the horn.</P> <P>00:00:24.500 --&gt; 00:00:31.590<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Introducing yourselves and one brief thing that you did that was fun this weekend. So Scott.</P> <P>00:00:33.660 --&gt; 00:00:39.590<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I'm Scott Mormon teams technical specialist. Anything fun I did this weekend. I went mountain biking Saturday.</P> <P>00:00:40.200 --&gt; 00:00:41.380<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So I lived through that.</P> <P>00:00:41.990 --&gt; 00:00:42.500<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I'm good.</P> <P>00:00:42.020 --&gt; 00:00:48.610<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You live at your alive today. No bandages that are apparent, so that's good. Alright, Tracy?</P> <P>00:00:49.180 --&gt; 00:01:00.810<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />I am tracye tewolde technical specialist on the team side, something I did this weekend. Did some ring shopping for a wedding here. That's a couple months away, so moving along there. Happy time.</P> <P>00:01:00.120 --&gt; 00:01:01.900<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's pretty big dude.</P> <P>00:01:01.700 --&gt; 00:01:02.220<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:01:03.670 --&gt; 00:01:04.670<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />Thanks.</P> <P>00:01:04.350 --&gt; 00:01:04.830<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Nice.</P> <P>00:01:05.710 --&gt; 00:01:07.750<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Jim Oh no, shoot me Kendra.</P> <P>00:01:08.790 --&gt; 00:01:11.870<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Hi, I'm an intelligence technical specialist.</P> <P>00:01:12.650 --&gt; 00:01:20.260<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />And the thing that I did that was fun. I did a lot of swimming. I think I jumped in a pool 3/4 times yesterday so lots of laps. Lots of fun.</P> <P>00:01:19.950 --&gt; 00:01:23.830<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Nice pools are always fun, especially this time of year.</P> <P>00:01:20.950 --&gt; 00:01:21.330<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:01:24.060 --&gt; 00:01:24.470<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:01:24.850 --&gt; 00:01:25.790<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And Jim.</P> <P>00:01:26.660 --&gt; 00:01:37.350<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Everyone, I'm Jim Warner. I'm a technical specialist. Let's see. I don't know if it was super fun, but yeah, I did a lot of yard work. We had a pleasant weekend here in Michigan and, uh, played low corn hole too so.</P> <P>00:01:37.830 --&gt; 00:01:51.570<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And corn dude, I I also, well, I was adjacent to corn hole. I didn't play it, I was at a wedding shower this weekend. So you're in I I gotta ask this. I forgot that you're in Michigan, where at in Michigan?</P> <P>00:01:45.810 --&gt; 00:01:46.850<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Oh nice.</P> <P>00:01:52.130 --&gt; 00:01:53.950<BR />Jim Warner<BR />I'm a little bit north of Detroit.</P> <P>00:01:54.480 --&gt; 00:01:55.600<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />North of where?</P> <P>00:01:56.180 --&gt; 00:01:56.740<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Troy.</P> <P>00:01:57.550 --&gt; 00:02:01.140<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />OK alright my wifes from Saginaw that's why I was asking.</P> <P>00:02:01.070 --&gt; 00:02:03.690<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Oh OK, right on yeah yeah, not too far.</P> <P>00:02:02.920 --&gt; 00:02:31.990<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So yes, my wife, whole side of the family is Michigan, so great so we have some very interesting topics today that we're going to be covering. I hope that you'll find them helpful. Will have links after the fact, just as a reminder, as we record today's session, we always pose this and you can find myself, my colleagues here out at AKA DOT Ms Slash HLS blog. That's AKA dot Ms slash HLS.</P> <P>00:02:07.940 --&gt; 00:02:08.400<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Gotcha.</P> <P>00:02:32.040 --&gt; 00:03:02.200<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Blog you can also find us, uh, on Spotify on iTunes and on Google Podcasts, so if you want to join us, take us on the go there. Feel free and share this with your colleagues and please let us know if there's topics that you would like to hear. You know that you'd like to see us do. We're all on LinkedIn as well and I'll have the links to our profiles with our names on the post. And certainly you can ask us there. You can ask us on the post itself.</P> <P>00:03:03.020 --&gt; 00:03:07.360<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And let us know how we can better serve you, but to kick off today.</P> <P>00:03:08.290 --&gt; 00:03:10.670<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We have a very important topic in fact.</P> <P>00:03:11.710 --&gt; 00:03:18.680<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />One of my customers from this last fiscal year, Jim was freaking about this because they had not.</P> <P>00:03:19.490 --&gt; 00:03:26.990<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Even though they knew way back, they kind of went. Yeah, yeah yeah yeah. And then also oh so tell us what you're going to talk about.</P> <P>00:03:21.940 --&gt; 00:03:22.240<BR />Jim Warner<BR />OK.</P> <P>00:03:23.390 --&gt; 00:03:23.710<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:03:24.780 --&gt; 00:03:25.690<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Kick the can.</P> <P>00:03:27.740 --&gt; 00:03:44.360<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Yeah, so we can talk about the upcoming changes to the teams meeting recordings, so hopefully everyone's already taken a look at this. But yeah, there will be some people that have kind of kick the can down the road, but really what's happening is starting on August 16th.</P> <P>00:03:45.110 --&gt; 00:03:50.120<BR />Jim Warner<BR />All the teams meeting recordings will be saved in one drive for business and SharePoint by default.</P> <P>00:03:50.750 --&gt; 00:03:59.430<BR />Jim Warner<BR />So this means that you can no longer opt out like you've been doing. For you know potentially you've been doing for the last, you know 6-7 months since we've announced this.</P> <P>00:04:00.030 --&gt; 00:04:16.800<BR />Jim Warner<BR />So when this change rolls out, the teams meetings, recording storage mode policy will be ignored. So like I said, you won't be able to opt out after this, so you won't be possible after the 16th. Once this change rolls out to record any meetings in the stream.</P> <P>00:04:19.020 --&gt; 00:04:24.270<BR />Jim Warner<BR />We recommend that the customers roll this feature out before this date so they can control the timing of the release.</P> <P>00:04:27.030 --&gt; 00:04:47.830<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Oh really, let's see what else. OK, so as far as the existing recordings that are out there, there's some upcoming guidance for migrating that content to from stream Classic to one drive in SharePoint online. I'm not prepared to really release any of that information. There are some links that will be provided afterwards.</P> <P>00:04:49.420 --&gt; 00:05:03.340<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Cool so when when they do this though, there's a number of. I mean people get freak. Is there like change? Oh, but there's some positives, some big positives that are coming about as a result of this. Can you talk to that a bit?</P> <P>00:04:56.900 --&gt; 00:04:57.180<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:05:00.910 --&gt; 00:05:01.620<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Absolutely.</P> <P>00:05:03.620 --&gt; 00:05:27.130<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Yeah, of course. So I, you know, one of the biggest things is really retention policies, right? So now you can target these recordings. These TMR right teams meeting recordings with retention labels so you can start getting rid of that content. That's really old or Daniel retaining content that's marked Propriate Lee for however long your organizational policies DM.</P> <P>00:05:27.700 --&gt; 00:05:35.500<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Uhm, you know you get some information governance. You get permissions and sharing right? So sharing wasn't really easy to do.</P> <P>00:05:35.550 --&gt; 00:05:45.740<BR />Jim Warner<BR />You, uh, you know you had a really do bunch of things. Download the the recordings and get him out somewhere where you could share that. Now it's going to be in a place where you can share them automatically.</P> <P>00:05:43.910 --&gt; 00:05:44.230<BR />Scott Moore<BR />You</P> <P>00:05:47.290 --&gt; 00:05:48.100<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Let's see.</P> <P>00:05:49.060 --&gt; 00:05:50.890<BR />Jim Warner<BR />You got increased quotas.</P> <P>00:05:52.030 --&gt; 00:06:09.060<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Uh, the recordings are available faster. Oh like Scott talked about last week. Multi Geo support right? Go local stuff so you will have the ability to have that content. You know those recordings in the specific Geo regions.</P> <P>00:06:09.460 --&gt; 00:06:14.010<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And that's a big deal with some of those, uh, entities right? Like Germany?</P> <P>00:06:12.350 --&gt; 00:06:12.500<BR />Scott Moore<BR />yeah.</P> <P>00:06:12.550 --&gt; 00:06:12.990<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Definitely.</P> <P>00:06:14.860 --&gt; 00:06:16.160<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Absolutely Yep.</P> <P>00:06:16.100 --&gt; 00:06:19.220<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Gemma, I have a question there, I guess it's more of a statement.</P> <P>00:06:18.540 --&gt; 00:06:18.740<BR />Jim Warner<BR />So.</P> <P>00:06:21.130 --&gt; 00:06:28.200<BR />Scott Moore<BR />This is part of the premise behind moving to to one drive. Is that really because of the sharing ease with with one drive?</P> <P>00:06:28.820 --&gt; 00:06:29.960<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Is that really behind that?</P> <P>00:06:30.720 --&gt; 00:06:56.160<BR />Jim Warner<BR />That's one of the big things, but it retention policy is we're really big thing for our customers. When you start looking at all the recordings they did and a lot of intellectual property which sit out there in these recordings and there was really no good way to either retain or clean up right to delete. So it was kind of a manual process. And really this brings that to fruition, right? Is moving up to another location.</P> <P>00:06:43.030 --&gt; 00:06:43.190<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:06:54.740 --&gt; 00:06:55.100<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Bye.</P> <P>00:06:56.720 --&gt; 00:07:04.480<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And I think a lot of people have a lot of familiarity with OneDrive, and you know, being able to share from there, it just makes sense that you can now do that with your meetings.</P> <P>00:07:04.990 --&gt; 00:07:12.560<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Right, right, yeah? And so ad hoc meetings will be stored in one drive and then channel meetings will get stored in SharePoint.</P> <P>00:07:05.140 --&gt; 00:07:05.560<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So.</P> <P>00:07:13.450 --&gt; 00:07:28.650<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, and that's I mean to me, that's one of the biggest things and I I'm thinking him. One former customer who I love. They're they're great folks, but they had kind of this one. Had gotten kicked down, you know. Like you said, kick the can down the road.</P> <P>00:07:26.380 --&gt; 00:07:26.600<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:07:29.970 --&gt; 00:07:33.620<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But their issue that they were having prior to that was.</P> <P>00:07:35.020 --&gt; 00:07:47.340<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />They were at like 90 some odd percent saturation and it was all meetings that would have been for by and large in one drive. And if your E3 and above, then you essentially have.</P> <P>00:07:48.220 --&gt; 00:07:49.570<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Unlimited right?</P> <P>00:07:49.210 --&gt; 00:07:50.760<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Yeah, right, right?</P> <P>00:07:50.880 --&gt; 00:07:56.230<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So yeah, it's a big deal. Very cool. Anything else you want to add on that or?</P> <P>00:07:57.330 --&gt; 00:08:03.540<BR />Jim Warner<BR />No, like I said, I think you know provide a bunch of links that you know in the follow up.</P> <P>00:08:00.920 --&gt; 00:08:01.190<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Cool.</P> <P>00:08:04.800 --&gt; 00:08:14.020<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, I think I think this is a big one and again I think you know the the piece they did move this back originally I thought it was like June or.</P> <P>00:08:14.090 --&gt; 00:08:14.960<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Yeah, it's earlier.</P> <P>00:08:15.400 --&gt; 00:08:45.600<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So they you know they they have moved back, but I don't think they're moving anymore and so be ready. Check out the links Jim is going to provide. This is this is actually a positive as we've been moving infrastructure that was traditionally media services into the SharePoint slash OneDrive proper. It just gives a lot more flexibility and all around that security and compliance area that was sorely lacking previous. So great stuff.</P> <P>00:08:22.430 --&gt; 00:08:22.640<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:08:47.030 --&gt; 00:08:52.020<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Moving on from that, I understand that Mr. Ring seeker.</P> <P>00:08:52.900 --&gt; 00:08:56.340<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I don't know if he's the ringbearer yet you seeking the ring.</P> <P>00:08:56.970 --&gt; 00:09:00.880<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh so, Tracy you you had something around teams call center?</P> <P>00:09:01.280 --&gt; 00:09:24.590<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />Yeah, I mean so, you know, just in my short time with Microsoft, I've learned a lot about call Center. So at a really high level just kind of what you would need to get that get those things going. Auto attendants call centers. You know I've dealt with a lot of other technologies where it's pretty straightforward and you know with Microsoft and the licensing and everything that goes into that. So how exactly do you get started?</P> <P>00:09:25.030 --&gt; 00:09:37.300<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />In building those things so you have better flow through your organization and I put together just a quick one slide or that gives those high level items. So let me share my screen here.</P> <P>00:09:33.100 --&gt; 00:09:33.540<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:09:37.820 --&gt; 00:09:43.290<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And while you're pulling that up, are you going to share that slide for us to put on to the post?</P> <P>00:09:37.950 --&gt; 00:09:38.540<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:09:44.190 --&gt; 00:09:47.700<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />Sure, if you can post it, I can. I can send it to you, definitely.</P> <P>00:09:47.370 --&gt; 00:09:51.500<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, you can put it in the chat here later, cool.</P> <P>00:09:48.630 --&gt; 00:09:49.140<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:09:51.050 --&gt; 00:10:12.940<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />Yeah, so really, I mean the one of the first things when you're you know when you're getting involved with the Microsoft phone system is is really in your routing calls in your call centers. How do you want those calls delivered right there? I mean, Microsoft has three options, direct route where you can leverage your existing phone system infrastructure, connect your Microsoft certified border controller, obviously.</P> <P>00:10:13.430 --&gt; 00:10:25.380<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />Uh, tyrelle those calls in or now something new that we have is operator connect where you can keep your provider and then route those calls right in so you don't have that point of failure through through your infrastructure.</P> <P>00:10:25.900 --&gt; 00:10:52.810<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />Uh, and then you know calling plan is something where you're leveraging the Microsoft environment so you can buy numbers or or you know what they call it, do a change. The responsibility rests board. You can move your numbers in Microsoft. One of the nice things that I've learned recently is this. You keep those numbers even if they move to Microsoft. You know any movement in tenant you can move them back out so, so that's a really nice thing where customers are worried about their numbers and you know there are ones that have been published everywhere.</P> <P>00:10:54.350 --&gt; 00:11:24.550<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />So once you, once you have that down and and you know how you know how you want to deliver your calls into the phone system, really it comes down to you know what licenses do I need? And the nice thing is, is you don't really, you have to create resource accounts and assign that number to those, but what the resource account is is it allows you to connect that call queue or the auto attendant to that to that group. If you don't have, you know licensing.</P> <P>00:11:24.670 --&gt; 00:11:43.390<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />You can request through your M365 admin center. You can request virtual licenses and those you know it looks like you're going through the purchase process, but they show up at a $0.00 amount for those virtual licenses you need, so that makes it really simple to get started building these resource accounts.</P> <P>00:11:45.120 --&gt; 00:11:51.070<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />You know, once you have those built then you get into OK. Now who's going to be taking my calls and how does that look?</P> <P>00:11:52.460 --&gt; 00:11:53.220<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />So.</P> <P>00:11:54.080 --&gt; 00:12:23.950<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />What there's, there's a couple options so you know this is the phone system is compatible with teams, so you can assign your agents to a teams channel and route the calls to that you know en route calls into teams and take those calls that way. Another way is to just populate that call queue with users. There's a limit of 20 that I've seen on that, or you can add additional groups. You know security groups, things like that.</P> <P>00:12:24.510 --&gt; 00:12:37.670<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />To those to have a higher level, you know you can put 200 agents in that way, so and you know once you once you figure out what your agent pool looks like, then you want to look at how those agents are going to receive those calls.</P> <P>00:12:38.540 --&gt; 00:13:01.060<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />You know some companies will do it based on different skill sets and things like that, but in the on the slide here there's a few options with attendant routing, serial routing round Robin and longest idle. So typically what I've seen in most cases you're going with the most idle agent, so that fourth option. So whoever has been around.</P> <P>00:13:02.210 --&gt; 00:13:32.670<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />Those can also be sent just to route the call into the agent pool, or you can do it based on presence. So if there a way they won't, you know the hunt won't hit them or or or relative call to them. So and then on the right side of slide there just some overall guidance on how to get started so you know just kind of that order how you want your calls to get there. Whether or not you can use that border controller you want to make sure it's certified and get that up to speed before you you even think about routing and routing the calls and make sure it's supported.</P> <P>00:13:33.330 --&gt; 00:14:04.160<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />Make sure you have the licensing so you can create those and then deciding who your agents are. Then you can build. Nice thing is as you can either record your greetings or you can just upload your hold music. Depending on how you how you want, you know what you want your users to hear your customers as their as their waiting to be connected that agent. So in a nutshell I said very high level just getting started and what you need to do to get a call center going or intendant so. So just really quick and easy.</P> <P>00:13:39.790 --&gt; 00:13:40.290<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:14:04.730 --&gt; 00:14:11.670<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Can I try to jump in there just a couple of things that I've I've done a lot of context integration with some of the native things.</P> <P>00:14:04.840 --&gt; 00:14:05.270<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So.</P> <P>00:14:05.860 --&gt; 00:14:06.480<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I'm go ahead.</P> <P>00:14:12.190 --&gt; 00:14:12.880<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:14:13.930 --&gt; 00:14:19.180<BR />Scott Moore<BR />A lot of questions I've actually received before or around the resource accounts.</P> <P>00:14:20.710 --&gt; 00:14:21.880<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Or if I want to keep that out.</P> <P>00:14:22.430 --&gt; 00:14:22.890<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:14:22.790 --&gt; 00:14:23.830<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />So you want to keep that up.</P> <P>00:14:24.130 --&gt; 00:14:32.500<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Yeah, if you don't mind if we keep that up and talk about that so so some of the questions I've actually seen around the resource accounts a lot of a lot of folks tend to get confused.</P> <P>00:14:25.920 --&gt; 00:14:26.330<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />Definitely.</P> <P>00:14:34.120 --&gt; 00:15:01.850<BR />Scott Moore<BR />The resource accounts are those. Are there really for where you have your pilot numbers? You know, just to recap, that's really around either. The auto attendant outnumber or you'd also have a pilot number for the call queue itself, just part of the call routing and then the resource accounts are actually allocated to it and it's tracye at mentioned. Those are a $0.00, but you do have to go through and provision those you know in the teams admin center.</P> <P>00:15:02.520 --&gt; 00:15:16.600<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And then another question I've seen is also around. You know participants that actually participate in well naturally in an auto attendant. You know that's going to be a user. That's fine, system enabled, but it also to be able to participate in a call queue.</P> <P>00:15:17.180 --&gt; 00:15:21.310<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, you know, I've seen a lot of questions around. Why have users that may not be phone system enabled?</P> <P>00:15:22.000 --&gt; 00:15:29.090<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And it is a prerequisite for the user to participate in a call queue. They do have to be phone system enabled as well.</P> <P>00:15:29.930 --&gt; 00:15:30.350<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:15:31.770 --&gt; 00:15:36.280<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And there's also a third party ecosystem around context center with third party integration, but we could.</P> <P>00:15:36.910 --&gt; 00:15:37.670<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Probably.</P> <P>00:15:38.080 --&gt; 00:15:43.940<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, go through that in a separate discussion. I can probably do that in one of one of the later.</P> <P>00:15:45.180 --&gt; 00:15:48.960<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Meetings that we have mid days, but this is definitely a start, yeah?</P> <P>00:15:49.310 --&gt; 00:15:51.120<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />Yeah yeah, thanks for that.</P> <P>00:15:53.800 --&gt; 00:16:24.670<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Awesome, so you're going to provide us then this slide and then some links and we'll go ahead. We'll make sure everybody has that, and I think it's something that you know that definitely when we think about a lot of our customers, at least in the healthcare space, they all are dealing with, you know, with call centers of some type of some size and magnitude, and so you know, the biggest thing is yes, Microsoft ready to help. Move them to that consolidated effort with with our own offerings around that.</P> <P>00:16:25.620 --&gt; 00:16:44.700<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />Yeah, one of the nice things is you know some of those other solutions. You're you're paying huge amounts of money for these licenses, and just to just to be able to route the call there with here, it's kind of inherently built in, and that's the majority of call centers. They really don't need all that functionality, they just want to be able to tribute calls. So it's a great option.</P> <P>00:16:33.200 --&gt; 00:16:33.340<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:16:44.190 --&gt; 00:16:44.490<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:16:45.540 --&gt; 00:16:46.280<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Awesome.</P> <P>00:16:46.920 --&gt; 00:16:54.520<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Well, I have, uh, two quick things that I'm going to cover. I'm going to go ahead and share.</P> <P>00:16:55.270 --&gt; 00:16:59.190<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />My screen I almost muted my mic was clicked the wrong.</P> <P>00:16:59.810 --&gt; 00:17:03.550<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Click the wrong little doohickey, all right, let's see.</P> <P>00:17:04.970 --&gt; 00:17:06.230<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And.</P> <P>00:17:07.900 --&gt; 00:17:10.330<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That should be showing up now.</P> <P>00:17:11.230 --&gt; 00:17:11.700<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Oops.</P> <P>00:17:13.320 --&gt; 00:17:30.940<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />There we go alright. So the first thing I want to talk and this is really fast and I'll give you the link. There's really not a whole lot to say here, but if you've missed this, they did announce the general availability of self safe links. Self links.</P> <P>00:17:31.950 --&gt; 00:17:37.100<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Safe links from Microsoft Teams and the beauty of that is if you're, you know.</P> <P>00:17:37.850 --&gt; 00:17:57.470<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We've had things with email, you know, in web pages etc. Checking links, this actually lets you write within a conversation you can be in a chat session, a conversation in a team sharing a link link could be shared and will real time scan it if you've configured it.</P> <P>00:17:58.430 --&gt; 00:18:11.810<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And I'll hit that in just a second, but that means that the point of click will real time scan and then you'll get this popup right? So if it's been classified as malicious, I actually hit this.</P> <P>00:18:13.940 --&gt; 00:18:45.010<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Is that what it was last week? Uh, I saw this pop up and I forget what what the situation is, somebody shared something and it clicked an it said it's been classified as malicious. It might not be safe. They do provide an option here where continue anyway. Not recommended. That's part of the administrative control though. Whether you allow or not, but you can see here if you go down that to get started with this, I was surprised I was like oh, do we have to do?</P> <P>00:18:45.170 --&gt; 00:19:08.700<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Old new licensing and really it's not. It's a new feature that's been enabled. So if you have Microsoft Teams and you're using defender for Office 365, they have the configuration here and it's a configure a safe links policy in the defender portal as a part of your 365 instance. We've got links to it.</P> <P>00:19:10.740 --&gt; 00:19:33.170<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's it's very easy to set up and you can go ahead quick, configure a policy and then take advantage of that. And that's just another area as we continue to move forward. You know, with teams becoming that single pane glass to get work done, people send links all the time and they may be sending a link they got from home or from somebody else, and you know.</P> <P>00:19:32.670 --&gt; 00:19:32.750<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:19:35.420 --&gt; 00:20:06.410<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You never know, I'll just say I had I, I, my my wife, side of the family. She has some relatives that are wonderful love'em they're a little older and they love to share links and then they wonder why computers are always. Why is it so slow? It will you click here and you did, yeah. And then you have to clean up my mother in laws frequently so some of these links now. Now we can you know, Wolf lagom if somebody goes ahead and inadvertently share something in teams.</P> <P>00:20:06.560 --&gt; 00:20:37.400<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You'll be able to have that again to safeguard your enterprise just another vector point taken out of the mix, so I'll post that here. The other that I wanted to quick share, I got hit up last week twice by customers about this, and so I'm going to pull up my little demo site here and here. You can see I'm running Viva Viva Las Vegas, running Viva here in Microsoft Teams it's Aviva connections.</P> <P>00:20:11.850 --&gt; 00:20:11.940<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:20:37.580 --&gt; 00:21:08.740<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And under it under find you'll see I've got some virtual facilities tours where you can actually click and then it's just going to pull up this what they call share point spaces within Microsoft Teams. And I got asked how do you get to spaces they were not seeing it sort of like that is just really cool. I don't know why it's saying I have an error. I don't and it's showing here. You can even see it in a headset and you can you know tool around and take a look at stuff.</P> <P>00:21:09.860 --&gt; 00:21:15.460<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />How do you get this enabled and how does it show in teams? And it's really simple so.</P> <P>00:21:16.110 --&gt; 00:21:25.590<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />If you have SharePoint, a site modern framework, any SharePoint site modern framework simply go up to the little gear here.</P> <P>00:21:26.610 --&gt; 00:21:29.050<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Click that click site information.</P> <P>00:21:31.620 --&gt; 00:21:34.600<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Then view all site settings.</P> <P>00:21:36.190 --&gt; 00:21:38.050<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So we're going to go on into here.</P> <P>00:21:38.840 --&gt; 00:21:44.150<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And here I believe it's site features, not site collection so.</P> <P>00:21:44.820 --&gt; 00:22:10.110<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We'll just double verify that in a second coming on down, and sure enough, there it is. So space is this is a feature that is inherently it's in there with SharePoint modern frame or but it's not turned on. You have to turn it on to get to it, so you simply come under here, just like these one say, activate you click activate, it will go ahead and make that active.</P> <P>00:22:10.660 --&gt; 00:22:12.130<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Once it's active.</P> <P>00:22:12.720 --&gt; 00:22:16.730<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Then on SharePoint itself, let me go back to the website.</P> <P>00:22:17.800 --&gt; 00:22:40.160<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />To add a space at any point, you can do it a couple of ways. Number one you can come right over here at the very top on the home page. If you have the ability to create new pages under new, you will get this not just pages and posts, but a space you simply come in. Click say you want a space, I'll just call it demo.</P> <P>00:22:41.750 --&gt; 00:22:46.420<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Space you can give it a descripcion you then pick a structure.</P> <P>00:22:47.050 --&gt; 00:22:57.990<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's going to kind of give the layout or the canvas for it, so we're kind of space Spacey looking. Some replying will pick in this one geodome.</P> <P>00:22:58.790 --&gt; 00:23:00.150<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Then you click create.</P> <P>00:23:01.670 --&gt; 00:23:06.540<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Once it create, it's going to build the initial environment this 3D space.</P> <P>00:23:08.500 --&gt; 00:23:39.830<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />There we are. So now we've got that. It opens it in the edit view. Notice I can look around here and I can do a couple of things. One just quick click space design here I can go ahead and you notice it has the background so it's by an image. You can change the image you can say hey I want to pick an illustration. It'll give you a number of illustrations. You could pick one of those. You could pick a color or if you have your own file that you want to add.</P> <P>00:23:39.880 --&gt; 00:23:43.330<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />If it's a 360 sphere, you can add that so.</P> <P>00:23:43.880 --&gt; 00:23:49.810<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You know, again, if you have a 360 device, just a thing like an Insta 360.</P> <P>00:23:50.950 --&gt; 00:23:59.570<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's a easy way to start doing this. Or you can pick a color we'll just go ahead, select. I didn't want illustration along color. Here we go.</P> <P>00:24:00.300 --&gt; 00:24:23.040<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And once you've done that, you can also pick audio, which is kind of cool. You know, I always typically pick none. If you have an audio file that greets people when they come in, you can have that running. Welcome to whatever it is and put that in. Or you can put stuff like music, rain, whatever. And so once you've designed the space.</P> <P>00:24:23.950 --&gt; 00:24:32.720<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />The last thing is to add content and so people were asking me what kind of content they could add besides three, six, 360.</P> <P>00:24:33.210 --&gt; 00:24:44.770<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh tours, so here you can see. Here's a 360 image. Here's a tour where it's a linked group of them, so you go from place to place to place in 360 degrees.</P> <P>00:24:45.330 --&gt; 00:25:12.300<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You can add a 360 video, so I actually posted one of these up where I was running, going through Haiti and I was on the back of a I was on a missions trip and I was on the back of a four wheel drive vehicle called mule and we were on the back of the mule and I have my 360 thing. We're going through villages and stuff and you can actually as it's going the videos you're driving but you can.</P> <P>00:25:12.870 --&gt; 00:25:17.010<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />The nuver your view in 360's all around it.</P> <P>00:25:18.100 --&gt; 00:25:33.870<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We also have 3D 3D objects document libraries. You can add a 3D carousel view to a document library, which is always pretty cool and people can scroll through a carousel, pull up documents, open AM.</P> <P>00:25:33.420 --&gt; 00:25:33.830<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Love.</P> <P>00:25:34.490 --&gt; 00:26:06.170<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Do it, yeah, it's it's for a virtual events. It's a great way to add collateral that people can take right for any given event, we have a file viewer. We have an image viewer, people, text and video, so some pretty robust pieces here to make a very people of use these for virtual conferences. Virtual tours right now seems to be the big one as people do return to work, especially if they're going to new places or reconfigured.</P> <P>00:25:36.180 --&gt; 00:25:36.200<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:26:06.220 --&gt; 00:26:16.320<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Places where people can go again with a 360 camera consumer grade under $400 and capture 5K imagery. That's pretty killer.</P> <P>00:26:17.400 --&gt; 00:26:24.510<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But you can go ahead and build it, but all you need to do again just the one last time you go to site information.</P> <P>00:26:26.800 --&gt; 00:26:31.510<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Do you all site settings and then yes, go ahead and leave.</P> <P>00:26:32.090 --&gt; 00:26:52.220<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yes, I want to leave the page and then under site actions it's whoops manage site features. Scroll down a page is activate and that's it. Then you can start playing highly recommend. Check it out. I'll put some links about spaces, there's tutorials online and use case and errors you can use, but that's it.</P> <P>00:26:54.110 --&gt; 00:26:55.180<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's all I got.</P> <P>00:26:56.150 --&gt; 00:27:08.380<BR />Jim Warner<BR />A quick question on that like so then from external users coming in, this will just adhere to the regular whatever policy you have in place. For external users this should work pretty seamlessly all through browser.</P> <P>00:26:57.740 --&gt; 00:26:58.170<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:27:08.770 --&gt; 00:27:31.450<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's just SharePoint. It works through a browser. It also works through though the teams client and even the teams through a browser. So here I added it right. I added this home page and then you know navigating to here. But you can also go into any team, right? And because that's just the SharePoint page.</P> <P>00:27:32.500 --&gt; 00:27:35.870<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />When you go into a team and let's say I'll go to.</P> <P>00:27:36.580 --&gt; 00:27:41.680<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Inventory, maybe they're going to have 3D stuff there. You just go to the add a tab.</P> <P>00:27:44.070 --&gt; 00:27:47.020<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Then select where it has SharePoint page.</P> <P>00:27:48.320 --&gt; 00:27:48.850<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Come on.</P> <P>00:27:49.590 --&gt; 00:27:50.560<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Chug a lug lug.</P> <P>00:27:54.380 --&gt; 00:28:24.800<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Here we go. So not SharePoint document library. Come here to share point where it says view pages and lists and just give the give the link to the the actual page and it will render right into so you don't even have to leave team so you can build out your teams for that. For medical there's a whole bunch of 3D models like there's pumping hearts that people can maneuver, inspect you know. And if I had one use case and I'll then I'm going to shut up with a hospital.</P> <P>00:28:24.960 --&gt; 00:28:57.020<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Who used Insta 361 X it's their latest addition. Does the 5 + K images. They use that to do virtual tours of the preop the OR and some other things. And since you could Add all that stuff, it basically was for physicians who were traveling because of early on in COVID the you know the increased demands at certain places they had to move physicians to different locations. They could become completely familiarized.</P> <P>00:28:57.070 --&gt; 00:28:58.520<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />With what was available.</P> <P>00:28:59.100 --&gt; 00:29:01.520<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />With that before they even got there, like.</P> <P>00:29:02.100 --&gt; 00:29:03.850<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right down to the sink and the.</P> <P>00:29:02.240 --&gt; 00:29:02.730<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Next</P> <P>00:29:03.960 --&gt; 00:29:06.070<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Right, right whatever tools.</P> <P>00:29:06.370 --&gt; 00:29:06.960<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:29:06.410 --&gt; 00:29:17.440<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />I'm I'm wondering, boy, is there some use case I can use with business intelligence, power BI? I'm going to noodle on that one and check that out, but it sounds really interesting.</P> <P>00:29:17.680 --&gt; 00:29:39.470<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, you certainly. If you have reports and things you want to display up, those could be possibilities. Maneuvering or or traveling to them displaying them. Just as an example, if people are wondering the same, I don't see the object type I want. If you add in a particular space, the image.</P> <P>00:29:22.280 --&gt; 00:29:22.790<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Data.</P> <P>00:29:28.420 --&gt; 00:29:28.830<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:29:41.460 --&gt; 00:29:47.000<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You can drop a picture of anything, so think of taking a snapshot of that power BI report.</P> <P>00:29:47.220 --&gt; 00:29:47.630<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Uh huh.</P> <P>00:29:48.060 --&gt; 00:29:56.840<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And they then have the option the the default is inspect, which makes it big, but you can delete that and then say link.</P> <P>00:29:58.220 --&gt; 00:30:28.810<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You can link to anything. It could be an Internet page, it could be whatever, and we use that one of my farm's used it to do a worldwide virtual conference that they used to do physically, and they did the teams sessions. They did live events for their general session for thousands of people. Then they had team meetings for the breakouts and they just put the links and they used. They took PowerPoint, took pictures, you know, made a PowerPoint slide of like a highlight saved as PNG.</P> <P>00:30:29.020 --&gt; 00:30:34.000<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Don't those all in, so you went into the main lobby and it had precede too.</P> <P>00:30:34.300 --&gt; 00:30:38.460<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, this event proceeds to this and.</P> <P>00:30:39.640 --&gt; 00:30:42.120<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Just really cool stuff you can do there.</P> <P>00:30:46.830 --&gt; 00:30:49.500<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Anybody got anything else you want to talk about today?</P> <P>00:30:52.080 --&gt; 00:30:52.750<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:30:53.600 --&gt; 00:31:00.670<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />OK so I I. I know we haven't planned on this necessarily. I had just noticed that there isn't.</P> <P>00:31:00.750 --&gt; 00:31:01.510<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Announcement</P> <P>00:31:02.380 --&gt; 00:31:29.570<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />it's on the Power BI blog site number one. The July feature summary you just came out, so if anyone hasn't seen that, there's a lot of information there about what's new, what's being released, what's gaadi, what's previewed, it does come out every month. Bhuttan we do. We do anxiously wait for it to come out every month, so I notice that there the other that's really highly anticipated. I know I've talked about it before is the power BI.</P> <P>00:31:29.620 --&gt; 00:32:00.440<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Like, uh, premium Gen two. It was initially supposed to be GA down here in July, but they really wanted to improve this capacity metric app. I mean, it looks like the capacity app is going to be released on August 12th and premium Gen two will be released in GA September 27th, and the reason I mention it or three things we're really anticipating the new hardware, an improved performance.</P> <P>00:32:00.970 --&gt; 00:32:26.580<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />The second being autoscaling allowing a customer to add 01 or many nodes for backup when you have high CPU, something you can just you know, leverage and use when you need that on the fly and then the third is no more management of the premium instances. Microsoft is going to do that so that our customers don't have to. You don't have to worry about jobs that are being aborted or.</P> <P>00:32:26.630 --&gt; 00:32:32.470<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Uhm, CPU and memory and things that are happening in the environment we're going to do all that for you.</P> <P>00:32:33.000 --&gt; 00:32:46.660<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />I think customers felt it was just a little too complicated for business analysts own operations of business intelligence, so you won't have to do that moving forward. And that's what we're all anticipating.</P> <P>00:32:47.680 --&gt; 00:32:49.230<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />So that's it for me, yeah?</P> <P>00:32:47.780 --&gt; 00:32:48.480<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's awesome.</P> <P>00:32:49.040 --&gt; 00:32:52.430<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, that that's definitely a big you don't want.</P> <P>00:32:52.720 --&gt; 00:32:53.470<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />I agree.</P> <P>00:32:52.980 --&gt; 00:32:55.650<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />People having to manage that right, yeah?</P> <P>00:32:54.500 --&gt; 00:32:55.620<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />No no.</P> <P>00:32:56.620 --&gt; 00:33:03.140<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Cool, now I'm glad you jumped in. That was great. Just send me the links will make sure we include him.</P> <P>00:32:57.360 --&gt; 00:32:57.720<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:32:59.200 --&gt; 00:32:59.550<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Thanks.</P> <P>00:33:03.510 --&gt; 00:33:03.740<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />OK.</P> <P>00:33:05.250 --&gt; 00:33:10.150<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Well, I guess that's it for today. I know I'm hungry. I don't know about the rest of you. I'm ready.</P> <P>00:33:11.110 --&gt; 00:33:12.860<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's lunchtime here for Mike.</P> <P>00:33:13.500 --&gt; 00:33:14.330<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So.</P> <P>00:33:15.580 --&gt; 00:33:18.700<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />For mid day Cafe this is Mike and.</P> <P>00:33:20.890 --&gt; 00:33:21.560<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Scott</P> <P>00:33:22.300 --&gt; 00:33:23.000<BR />Tracy DeWald<BR />Tracy</P> <P>00:33:23.720 --&gt; 00:33:24.270<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Kendra.</P> <P>00:33:24.910 --&gt; 00:33:25.500<BR />Jim Warner<BR />Jim.</P> <P>00:33:26.760 --&gt; 00:33:29.830<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yes, and we all bid you. We bid you have a great week.</P> <P>00:33:30.910 --&gt; 00:33:46.370<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Just as an FY I this next Monday we will have a new host for Monday. Stepping in is going to be Kendra, so Kendra is going to be doing a meeting planning on Friday and then actually yes.</P> <P>00:33:47.550 --&gt; 00:33:53.160<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So she's doing the clapping and then she's going to host on Monday. I will be.</P> <P>00:33:54.530 --&gt; 00:33:57.420<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Sadly, I'll be in the ocean in Florida.</P> <P>00:33:57.920 --&gt; 00:33:58.960<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Oh please.</P> <P>00:33:57.940 --&gt; 00:33:58.540<BR />Jim Warner<BR />oh</P> <P>00:34:00.770 --&gt; 00:34:12.780<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So yeah, it'll be a great session. I'm looking forward to that, and I'm looking forward to watching it as a somebody tuning in later. So with that take care buddy. Have a great week and.</P> <P>00:34:13.580 --&gt; 00:34:16.290<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />With that, we're going to end mid day cafe.</P> <P>00:34:17.470 --&gt; 00:34:18.040<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Bank.</P> Mon, 02 Aug 2021 18:43:17 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-08-02T18:43:17Z Simplify virtual health workflows for your frontline healthcare workers <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Bookings for healthcare virtual visit.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Bookings for healthcare virtual visit.png" alt="Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Bookings for healthcare virtual visit.png" /></span><BR /><BR />Healthcare organizations need to provide more avenues of care for patients but scheduling and managing virtual visit appointments can be a time-consuming and tedious task for frontline healthcare workers.<BR /><BR />The good news: It just got easier. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Bookings</A> is now part of our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft 365 for frontline workers</A> offer. Bookings is available as an app in <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams</A> so frontline healthcare workers can schedule, manage, and conduct virtual appointments right from Teams—where they’re already working.<BR /><BR />That means your frontline teams can save time with a simple, yet powerful tool that eases the hassle of scheduling and is integrated into their workflows. They can have a single hub with the tools they need for streamlining both care team collaboration and virtual health.<BR /><BR />That can help your healthcare organization:</P> <UL> <LI>Quickly and efficiently increase patient access to care with virtual visits​.</LI> <LI>Improve patient outcomes by simplifying collaboration across care teams.</LI> <LI>Reduce costs and optimize resources by simplifying fragmented workflows.</LI> </UL> <P><BR />See how frontline healthcare workers can streamline care team collaboration and virtual visits with Microsoft Teams in <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this video</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Seamless virtual health experiences for your frontline and your patients</STRONG></P> <P>With Bookings available as an app in Teams, your frontline can create calendars, assign staff, schedule new appointments, and conduct virtual visits and provider consults without ever leaving Teams.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Microsoft Bookings virtual visit schedule.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="Microsoft Bookings virtual visit schedule.png" alt="Microsoft Bookings virtual visit schedule.png" /></span><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;"><BR />Bookings can help reduce and automate repetitive scheduling tasks for frontline care teams. They can view multiple clinicians’ Outlook calendars to find an open slot to schedule a virtual visit. Customized confirmation and reminder emails and texts with a link to join can be automatically sent to patients. And when it’s time for their virtual visit, patients can easily join from a mobile device without needing to install an app.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">In other words, you can enable seamless virtual health experiences for both your frontline and your patients.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Plus, you can earn and keep your patients’ trust with a virtual health platform that can help support your protection of patient data and compliance with healthcare regulations. For example, with Microsoft Teams, a Business Associate Agreement is put in place by default for customer organizations that are considered covered entities or business associates under HIPAA. Learn more about that in our recent <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">whitepaper</A>.<BR /><BR /><STRONG>Virtual visits made easy and cost-effective</STRONG></P> <P>Our healthcare customers such as <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">St. Luke’s Hospital</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lakeridge Health</A> have enhanced patient care with virtual visits using the Bookings app in Teams and Microsoft 365. Now with Bookings included in Microsoft 365 for frontline workers, we’ve made it even easier and more cost-effective for healthcare organizations of all sizes to enable seamless virtual health.</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get started with Microsoft 365 for frontline workers.</A><BR /><BR /><STRONG>A virtual health platform with many options to meet your needs</STRONG></P> <P>In addition to our Microsoft 365 for frontline workers offering, Teams and Microsoft 365 provide many options to help you meet your healthcare organization’s specific virtual health needs. You can expand virtual visit capabilities by connecting Teams to your electronic health record system, customizing experiences in your own apps, integrating into the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, and more. Learn more on our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams and healthcare page</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft 365 and healthcare page</A>. You can also get help finding the right fit for your healthcare organization with our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">virtual visit selection tool</A>.</P> Mon, 02 Aug 2021 17:47:33 GMT evanw 2021-08-02T17:47:33Z More Time For Analytics, Less Time Scheduling Meetings! <P>It's FY22 at Microsoft and I want to meet with my Analytics and Data Microsoft Gold Partners, but setting up all the meetings can be time consuming - until I learned about Microsoft Bookings!&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>I love self-service, and not just in Analytics!&nbsp; My challenge today was that I needed to meet with several Microsoft Gold Partners in upcoming weeks because these groups of talented people help all my analytics healthcare customers, and I need to be able to support both customer and partner.&nbsp; I was thinking about <EM>collaboration</EM>, when&nbsp;<EM>effective time management</EM>&nbsp;also popped into my head because I have other deliverables due soon.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thankfully, I have Microsoft Teams for secure collaboration, but I needed help with scheduling.&nbsp; That's when I remembered Microsoft has a solution to allow my contacts to schedule meetings based on my availability, it's completely customizable and reusable, and it's called Microsoft Bookings.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">How to Use Microsoft Bookings</A>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This is where I got excited about <EM>self-service</EM>!&nbsp; Here is my finished product.&nbsp; I copied my URL and shared it with my contacts in an Outlook email inviting them to choose the date/time that works best for them.&nbsp; I didn't have to do any coding and it was easy to set up - I'm already done!&nbsp; Now it's up to <EM>my partners</EM> to set up time with <U>me</U>!&nbsp; (Dropping the mic and moving on to my next 'to do' task.)</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Hope you find this as useful.&nbsp; Hmmmm, do we have Analytics on Microsoft Bookings?&nbsp; Yes, yes we do....</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="MS Bookings.PNG" style="width: 361px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="MS Bookings.PNG" alt="My Microsoft Bookings Calendar for Gold Partners" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">My Microsoft Bookings Calendar for Gold Partners</span></span></P> Fri, 30 Jul 2021 05:04:50 GMT Kendra Burgess 2021-07-30T05:04:50Z Use Custom DAX to create a Linear Regression Trendline with a Dynamic Date Hierarchy in Power BI <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Regression2.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="Regression2.png" alt="Custom Linear Regression DAX expressions give you insights into all components of the Y = MX + B equation." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Custom Linear Regression DAX expressions give you insights into all components of the Y = MX + B equation.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Recently I was asked to provide an example of a custom Linear Regression Trendline in Power BI that can dynamically re-calculate for both different levels of a Date hierarchy along with different filter selections. After designing and creating the example, I thought it would be useful to share with the Community. Linear trendlines can be useful for trendspotting, forecasting, and pattern identification in data. In this article (and related video tutorial) I'll cover the following:</P> <OL> <LI>Add a Linear Regression Trendline to a Dataset and Report using custom DAX</LI> <LI>Visualize and interpret the DAX calculations</LI> <LI>Provide a link to a sample PBIX file with a copy of the solution</LI> <LI>(Video) Discuss how to extend the Linear Regression Trendline calculations to uncover trends within the data and visualize patterns at scale</LI> </OL> <P>The approach used in this example could be applied to any data on a date axis, for any industry. In Healthcare (this <EM>is</EM> a Healthcare Blog) some examples might include <EM>Average Length of Stay</EM>, <EM>Complications</EM>, <EM>Falls</EM>, <EM>Performance Metric Rates</EM>, <EM>Supply Chain Metrics</EM>, and more. These dynamic calculations can be used to simply visualize trends, or to bubble up specific sub-categories of data that are sharply trending up or down over time. For a metric such as <EM>Average Length of Stay</EM>, users could browse the Power BI report to compare trends over time by Department, DRG, Floor, Primary Diagnoses, Location, Day of Week, etc and find areas in need of attention.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Before reading any further, if you are looking for a simple trendline on a chart then there is an out-of-the-box option that only takes a <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">few clicks (click here)</A>. If you'd like to do advanced analytics, have access to the underlying calculations with a custom version, and compare different slices of the data interactively to bubble up opportunities then keep reading.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For the purpose of this example, a linear regression trendline will be calculated using hierarchical values on a Date axis. The aggregated values for each member of the Date axis will be used to calculate the equation of a linear regression trendline such that <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Y = MX + B:</A></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Y</STRONG> is the y axis value of the trendline at each Date interval.</LI> <LI><STRONG>M</STRONG> is the slope of the trendline.</LI> <LI><STRONG>X</STRONG> is the order of the value on the x axis.</LI> <LI><STRONG>B</STRONG> is the point where the trendline starts on the y axis.</LI> </UL> <P>The Linear Regression Trendline will works for Weeks, Months, Quarters, and Years depending on the level you choose to view in a report. Adjusting the level of Date aggregation can be helpful when your data has both smaller sample sizes that need to be aggregated over broader periods of time, or robust sample sizes that need to be analyzed daily or weekly.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Prerequisites</STRONG></P> <OL> <LI>This demo can be built in either Power BI Desktop, Azure Analysis Services, SQL Server Analysis Services, or Excel PowerPivot Tabular Models.</LI> <LI>You'll need a good Date Table as part of your Model. I provide free scripts for Date tables at this link:&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI>You'll also need a Fact table with calculations having a Date key. The example I've used for the demo can be replicated from this link (real CDC Population Weighted UV Irradiance data):&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">;</A></LI> <LI>For this demo, I added a new column to the Date Table for the [Week Index]. This column is only necessary if you want to have trendlines at the weekly level. The [Week Index] starts at 1 for the earliest week in your Date table, and increases each week by one over the course of all weeks in the Date table. Date aggregations other than Week (Month, Quarter, Year) support <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Time Intelligence DAX expressions</A> and such an Index is not needed.</LI> </OL> <P>A link to download my full demo PBIX file for this article is <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>:&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>A video detailing how the regression will work and can provide value is embedded after the DAX expressions, or you can <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">view it here</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Linear Regression Trendline DAX Expressions</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This example will build a linear regression trendline for a calculated value over the course of Years, Quarters, Months or Weeks that are plotted on the x axis. I used an Average of i380 ([i380 Avg] is a measurement of radiation taken daily for the CDC in every US County) for the calculated value. You can replace [i380 Avg] with your own calculation if you add your own fact table to the solution.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>I chose the CDC data for the demo because it was robust, real, and I had it ready to go for another project. The purpose of this demo is not to extract insights from the sample data, but to prove out the method for calculating a linear regression using DAX. An astute analyst will probably notice that a nonlinear regression would work better with this CDC data since solar radiation levels are seasonal.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>I want to add a few quick notes about the DAX measures in this solution. The code snippets below look complicated, but they consist of a few patterns that repeat. Also, the DAX measures perform well on the sample data containing 12.3 million rows of daily measurements for every County in the USA. There might be some additional opportunities to improve the query performance using <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">variables</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">calculation groups</A>, any suggestions are welcome in the comments.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Create each of these DAX Measures in the following order:</P> <OL> <LI> <PRE><STRONG>Run Count (X)</STRONG> = <FONT color="#99CC00">//* A calculation to count the number of measurements that are included on the axis</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">var</FONT> <FONT color="#33CCCC">MinDate</FONT> = <FONT color="#0000FF">CALCULATE</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">MIN</FONT>('CDC Pop Rated UV Irradiance'[Date]),<FONT color="#0000FF">ALLSELECTED</FONT>('Date')) <FONT color="#99CC00">//* A variable to pre-calculate the earliest Date</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">RETURN</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">SWITCH</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">TRUE<FONT color="#000000">()</FONT></FONT>,<BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">ISFILTERED</FONT>('Date'[Week Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">CALCULATE</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">DISTINCTCOUNT</FONT>('Date'[Week Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">FILTER</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">ALL</FONT>('Date'[Date]),[Date] &lt;= <FONT color="#0000FF">MAX</FONT>('CDC Pop Rated UV Irradiance'[Date]) &amp;&amp; [Date] &gt;= <FONT color="#33CCCC">MinDate</FONT>)), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculate the number of weeks leading up to and including the current week.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">ISFILTERED</FONT>('Date'[Month Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">CALCULATE</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">DISTINCTCOUNT</FONT>('Date'[Month Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">FILTER</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">ALL</FONT>('Date'[Date]),[Date] &lt;= <FONT color="#0000FF">MAX</FONT>('CDC Pop Rated UV Irradiance'[Date]) &amp;&amp; [Date] &gt;= <FONT color="#33CCCC">MinDate</FONT>)), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculate the number of months leading up to and including the current month.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">ISFILTERED</FONT>('Date'[Quarter Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">CALCULATE</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">DISTINCTCOUNT</FONT>('Date'[Quarter Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">FILTER</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">ALL</FONT>('Date'[Date]),[Date] &lt;= <FONT color="#0000FF">MAX</FONT>('CDC Pop Rated UV Irradiance'[Date]) &amp;&amp; [Date] &gt;= <FONT color="#33CCCC">MinDate</FONT>)), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculate the number of quarters leading up to and including the current quarter.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">ISFILTERED</FONT>('Date'[Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">CALCULATE</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">DISTINCTCOUNT</FONT>('Date'[Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">FILTER</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">ALL</FONT>('Date'[Date]),[Date] &lt;= <FONT color="#0000FF">MAX</FONT>('CDC Pop Rated UV Irradiance'[Date]) &amp;&amp; [Date] &gt;= <FONT color="#33CCCC">MinDate</FONT>)), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculate the number of years leading up to and including the current year.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">BLANK</FONT>() <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Return a blank if other columns are used on the axis.</FONT> )</PRE> </LI> <LI> <PRE><STRONG>i380 Avg</STRONG> = <FONT color="#0000FF">AVERAGE</FONT>([i380]) <FONT color="#99CC00">//* An average of the values in a column on the Fact table. This could also be a SUM or some other sort of calculated measure that you are putting on an axis.</FONT></PRE> </LI> <LI> <DIV> <PRE><STRONG>i380 Avg Prev</STRONG> = //* A calculation of the previous calculation on the axis. <BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">var</FONT> <FONT color="#33CCCC">WeekIndexPrev</FONT> = <FONT color="#0000FF">MAX</FONT>('Date'[Week Index]) - 1 <FONT color="#99CC00">//* A variable for the Index of the previous week. Time Intelligence doesn't work at the week level, so this is only needed if you want to have weekly values on the axis.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">RETURN</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">SWITCH</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">TRUE</FONT>(),<BR /><FONT color="#800080">[Run Count (X)]</FONT> &lt; 1,<FONT color="#0000FF">BLANK</FONT>(), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Don't show any values if either 1) the current member on the axis is the first one, or 2) the current member is not on the axis of the visual.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">ISFILTERED</FONT>('Date'[Week Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">CALCULATE</FONT>(<FONT color="#800080">[i380 Avg]</FONT>,<FONT color="#0000FF">FILTER</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">ALL</FONT>('Date'),'Date'[Week Index] = <FONT color="#33CCCC">WeekIndexPrev</FONT>)), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculate the i380 Avg for the previous week.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">ISFILTERED</FONT>('Date'[Month Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">CALCULATE</FONT>(<FONT color="#800080">[i380 Avg]</FONT>,<FONT color="#0000FF">PREVIOUSMONTH</FONT>('Date'[Date])), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculate the i380 Avg for the previous month.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">ISFILTERED</FONT>('Date'[Quarter Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">CALCULATE</FONT>(<FONT color="#800080">[i380 Avg]</FONT>,<FONT color="#0000FF">PREVIOUSQUARTER</FONT>('Date'[Date])), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculate the i380 Avg for the previous quarter.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">ISFILTERED</FONT>('Date'[Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">CALCULATE</FONT>(<FONT color="#800080">[i380 Avg]</FONT>,<FONT color="#0000FF">PREVIOUSYEAR</FONT>('Date'[Date])), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculate the i380 Avg for the previous year.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">BLANK</FONT>() <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Return a blank if other columns are used on the axis.</FONT><BR />)</PRE> </DIV> </LI> <LI> <PRE><FONT color="#99CC00"><FONT color="#000000"><STRONG>Rise</STRONG> = <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculate the delta (change) of the calculated measure between the current and previous Months on the axis.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">SWITCH</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">TRUE()</FONT>,<BR /><FONT color="#800080">[Run Count (X)]</FONT> &lt;= 1,&nbsp;<FONT color="#0000FF">BLANK()</FONT>, <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Don't show any values if either 1) the current member on the axis is the first one, or 2) the current member is not on the axis of the visual.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#800080">[i380 Avg]</FONT> - <FONT color="#800080">[i380 Avg Prev]</FONT>)</FONT></FONT></PRE> </LI> <LI> <PRE><STRONG>Avg Rise (M)</STRONG> = <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculate the average rise for the entire series of data.</FONT> <BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">SWITCH</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">TRUE</FONT>(),<BR /><FONT color="#800080">[Run Count (X)]</FONT> &lt; 1,<FONT color="#0000FF">BLANK</FONT>(), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Don't show any values if either 1) the current member on the axis is the first one, or 2) the current member is not on the axis of the visual.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">ISFILTERED</FONT>('Date'[Week Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">CALCULATE</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">AVERAGEX</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">SUMMARIZE</FONT>('Date','Date'[Week Year]),<FONT color="#800080">[Rise]</FONT>),<FONT color="#0000FF">ALLSELECTED</FONT>('Date')), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculate the average rise at the week level for all dates that have been selected.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">ISFILTERED</FONT>('Date'[Month Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">CALCULATE</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">AVERAGEX</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">SUMMARIZE</FONT>('Date','Date'[Month Year]),<FONT color="#800080">[Rise]</FONT>),<FONT color="#0000FF">ALLSELECTED</FONT>('Date')), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculate the average rise at the month level for all dates that have been selected.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">ISFILTERED</FONT>('Date'[Quarter Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">CALCULATE</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">AVERAGEX</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">SUMMARIZE</FONT>('Date','Date'[Quarter Year]),<FONT color="#800080">[Rise]</FONT>),<FONT color="#0000FF">ALLSELECTED</FONT>('Date')), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculate the average rise at the quarter level for all dates that have been selected.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">ISFILTERED</FONT>('Date'[Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">CALCULATE</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">AVERAGEX</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">SUMMARIZE</FONT>('Date','Date'[Year]),<FONT color="#800080">[Rise]</FONT>),<FONT color="#0000FF">ALLSELECTED</FONT>('Date')), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculate the average rise at the year level for all years that have been selected.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">BLANK</FONT>() <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Return a blank if other columns are used on the axis.</FONT><BR />)</PRE> </LI> <LI> <PRE><FONT color="#000000"><STRONG>Y Intercept (B)</STRONG> = <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculating the Y intercept, which is the value of the regression line when it crosses zero on the x axis.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">SWITCH</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">TRUE</FONT>(),<BR /><FONT color="#800080">[Run Count (X)]</FONT> &lt; 1,<FONT color="#0000FF">BLANK</FONT>(), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Don't show any values if either 1) the current member on the axis is the first one, or 2) the current member is not on the axis of the visual.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">ISFILTERED</FONT>('Date'[Week Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">CALCULATE</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">AVERAGEX</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">SUMMARIZE</FONT>('Date','Date'[Week Year]),(<FONT color="#800080">[i380 Avg]</FONT> - (<FONT color="#800080">[Avg Rise (M)]</FONT> * <FONT color="#800080">[Run Count (X)]</FONT>))),<FONT color="#0000FF">ALLSELECTED</FONT>('Date')), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculate the Y intercept at the week level (the B in Y = MX + B) by 1) calculating the (Rise * Run) and then subtracting it from the i380 average and 2) averaging all of those values.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">ISFILTERED</FONT>('Date'[Month Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">CALCULATE</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">AVERAGEX</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">SUMMARIZE</FONT>('Date','Date'[Month Year]),(<FONT color="#800080">[i380 Avg]</FONT> - (<FONT color="#800080">[Avg Rise (M)]</FONT> * <FONT color="#800080">[Run Count (X)]</FONT>))),<FONT color="#0000FF">ALLSELECTED</FONT>('Date')), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculate the Y intercept at the month level (the B in Y = MX + B) by 1) calculating the (Rise * Run) and then subtracting it from the i380 average and 2) averaging all of those values.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">ISFILTERED</FONT>('Date'[Quarter Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">CALCULATE</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">AVERAGEX</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">SUMMARIZE</FONT>('Date','Date'[Quarter Year]),(<FONT color="#800080">[i380 Avg]</FONT> - (<FONT color="#800080">[Avg Rise (M)]</FONT> * <FONT color="#800080">[Run Count (X)]</FONT>))),<FONT color="#0000FF">ALLSELECTED</FONT>('Date')), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculate the Y intercept at the quarter level (the B in Y = MX + B) by 1) calculating the (Rise * Run) and then subtracting it from the i380 average and 2) averaging all of those values.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">ISFILTERED</FONT>('Date'[Year]),<FONT color="#0000FF">CALCULATE</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">AVERAGEX</FONT>(<FONT color="#0000FF">SUMMARIZE</FONT>('Date','Date'[Year]),(<FONT color="#800080">[i380 Avg]</FONT> - (<FONT color="#800080">[Avg Rise (M)]</FONT> * <FONT color="#800080">[Run Count (X)]</FONT>))),<FONT color="#0000FF">ALLSELECTED</FONT>('Date')), <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Calculate the Y intercept at the year level (the B in Y = MX + B) by 1) calculating the (Rise * Run) and then subtracting it from the i380 average and 2) averaging all of those values.</FONT><BR /><FONT color="#0000FF">BLANK</FONT>() <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Return a blank if other columns are used on the axis.</FONT><BR />)</FONT></PRE> </LI> <LI> <PRE><STRONG>Regression (Y)</STRONG> = (<FONT color="#800080">[Avg Rise (M)]</FONT> * <FONT color="#800080">[Run Count (X)]</FONT>) + <FONT color="#800080">[Y Intercept (B)]</FONT> <FONT color="#99CC00">//* Complete the (Y = MX + B) equation for your regression! </FONT></PRE> </LI> </OL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here is a diagram detailing how the above seven DAX expressions interact with each other as you stack them together like building blocks:&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="regressionDAXexpressions.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="regressionDAXexpressions.png" alt="Custom DAX Calculations are used as components of other DAX calculations to complete the Equation and make it dynamic for multidimensional queries." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Custom DAX Calculations are used as components of other DAX calculations to complete the Equation and make it dynamic for multidimensional queries.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Once you've added these custom DAX expressions to your solution you can not only plot a Regression line at multiple levels of a Date Hierarchy, but also bubble up areas of opportunity in your data. In the example below, Counties can be bubbles up that have the most dramatic increase in [Avg Rise (M)] which means that they have the greatest upward trend over time.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="BubbleUpRegression.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="BubbleUpRegression.png" alt="Linear Regression Line Slope (M) can be used to Bubble Up Steeply Increasing or Decreasing slices of data." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Linear Regression Line Slope (M) can be used to Bubble Up Steeply Increasing or Decreasing slices of data.</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;<SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">In Healthcare you could bubble up the trends of measures such as <EM>Length of Stay, Complication Rates, Fall Rates, Compliance Rates, Discharge by Noon Rates</EM> to answer questions such as:</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">Which Specialties are showing the greatest upwards or downwards trends?</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">What Floors of the building are trending?</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">Which DRGs are trending the wrong way? What if we drill into the data and compare the trends of the bad DRGs by Shift or Primary Diagnoses?</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P>Here is a video describing the process and utility of a custom linear regression trendline using DAX in Power BI:&nbsp;</P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="large" width="600" height="338" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:03:26 GMT Greg_Beaumont 2021-07-29T14:03:26Z Shelly's take on: On-Call Messaging for Healthcare <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="On-Call messaging thumbnail .png" style="width: 594px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="On-Call messaging thumbnail .png" alt="On-Call messaging thumbnail .png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Hi again, if you have seen my other blogs thanks for coming back! If not, just a quick intro. I am a Healthcare Specialist across all&nbsp;solution&nbsp;areas at Microsoft with a focus on our largest Payor and Providers in the US.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:257}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Over the past few years&nbsp;our health providers have adopted&nbsp;MS Teams as&nbsp;a secure messaging application&nbsp;for&nbsp;their health&nbsp;systems. Many customers see tremendous value in having&nbsp;a cross-company&nbsp;enterprise-wide&nbsp;chat application. Not only do they love to&nbsp;chat,&nbsp;but&nbsp;they also&nbsp;get value out of&nbsp;other&nbsp;features&nbsp;like video calling,&nbsp;collaboration,&nbsp;and meetings.&nbsp;All&nbsp;while&nbsp;providing&nbsp;them with&nbsp;a&nbsp;secure and HIPAA compliant&nbsp;way to communicate and collaborate.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Recently, one&nbsp;unique challenge that Healthcare Providers&nbsp;experience is&nbsp;that&nbsp;their&nbsp;organizations&nbsp;are so big sometimes they don’t know who to contact. In normal&nbsp;circumnutates&nbsp;that is ok because they can “phone a friend” until they find the right person. However sometimes in&nbsp;healthcare&nbsp;that is not a&nbsp;luxury&nbsp;they have, then need to know the right person&nbsp;immediately.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">On-call schedules are important&nbsp;because they show&nbsp;who to call when you don’t know who to call.&nbsp;Since our customers have&nbsp;become&nbsp;accustomed to using MS Teams for their chat application, they would love to be able to use it for their on-call messaging too. Unfortunately,&nbsp;MS Teams out-of-the box is not aware of what the on-call schedule is and who is on the schedule at any given time.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">SO… how can we change that?&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We were able to solve this by&nbsp;is using a&nbsp;PowerApp&nbsp;pinned inside of MS Teams&nbsp;</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>The Challenge&nbsp;&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Nurses, ED Doctors,&nbsp;and other providers&nbsp;need to streamline&nbsp;the ability to locate the on-call physician and send them a&nbsp;secure message. Today,&nbsp;we find that many health organizations store a physical schedule on a bulletin board or on a shared SharePoint site that is printed out each shift and stored at the&nbsp;nurse’s&nbsp;station for “quick” access. This has proven&nbsp;to be problematic because the printed schedule&nbsp;gets&nbsp;lost or misplaced. Also, the schedules change day to day and sometimes the updated schedule is not printed,&nbsp;or the SharePoint site is not easily accessible on a BYOD device.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">By working with our customers, we have found that&nbsp;providing&nbsp;an&nbsp;accessible on-call&nbsp;list allows the&nbsp;clinicians&nbsp;to contact&nbsp;on-call staff&nbsp;via chat, calling,&nbsp;or text&nbsp;would&nbsp;solve this problem.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The business case is to reduce the time to engage specialists in ER, in turn,&nbsp;reducing the time the patient is in the&nbsp;hospital also&nbsp;reducing&nbsp;the noise from PA systems.&nbsp;Doctors&nbsp;all have smart phones&nbsp;with&nbsp;notifications, so&nbsp;creating a chat app that is accessible on any device will help improve this process.&nbsp;In addition, having the ability to quickly escalate&nbsp;to&nbsp;a voice or&nbsp;video call&nbsp;will&nbsp;reduce the need for an on-call physician to stop what they are doing to travel to patient locations.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>The Solution&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">We built a&nbsp;PowerApp&nbsp;in Teams that allows a user to quickly access a list of on-call doctors and filter them by building, department,&nbsp;and on-call status.&nbsp;Other filters could be added or changed in this app to accommodate additional needs for your organization, but we wanted to showcase how filters&nbsp;could be used to quickly find the correct on-call doctor needed for each patient scenario.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Once they&nbsp;find&nbsp;the correct&nbsp;physician,&nbsp;they are linked to MS Teams. Using Teams features the two individuals can chat,&nbsp;call,&nbsp;or video call to assess the patient situation to determine next course of action.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">For this&nbsp;example,&nbsp;we used MS Teams&nbsp;Dataverse&nbsp;for our data source of the&nbsp;on-call&nbsp;schedules, but we could easily connect to a 3rd party data source using PowerApps Premium connector to pull in an existing on call schedule. If&nbsp;you use&nbsp;Teams&nbsp;Dataverse&nbsp;then&nbsp;a regular O365 licenses&nbsp;is&nbsp;all that is&nbsp;needed, if&nbsp;you need to&nbsp;connect to a 3</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">rd</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;party on-call schedule such as&nbsp;Amion, SPOK or the like,&nbsp;and connect the app to that data source,&nbsp;it will require a PowerApps per user or per app licenses for all users who access the app.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Here is a quick overview of the app and how it works.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="small" width="200" height="113" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Tagging Based on Shifts in Teams</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Another option to communicate with on-call&nbsp;clinicians using a team within Microsoft Teams is&nbsp;tagging based on Shifts.&nbsp;This option is for on-call clinicians that are all part of the same team within Microsoft Teams, unlike the On-Call Messaging app, which&nbsp;can be used to contact on-call staff regardless of&nbsp;whether&nbsp;they are part of the same team.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Challenge</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">A significant portion of clinical workers operate on a shift schedule. These users often&nbsp;must&nbsp;connect with on-call physicians or other clinical workers on a different floor or different shift schedule and may not know which specific person should be contacted. The confusion around connecting with the right users at the right time leads to difficulty in collaborating and takes more time to connect with the right co-workers.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Solution:</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">By using tagging based on Shifts in Microsoft Teams, employees can&nbsp;alert,&nbsp;and tag workers based on role and shift if they are all members of the same team. Members of the team can also see which users are assigned tags based on shifts&nbsp;to&nbsp;contact the right individuals. This solution&nbsp;removes&nbsp;the&nbsp;need-to-know&nbsp;which clinicians are currently on their shift. Members of the Team can also see which users are tagged on shift, allowing the right users to be contacted&nbsp;at the right time.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">For example, if a nurse needs to contact the care coordinator for a specific patient but she is not sure which care coordinator is working at that&nbsp;time&nbsp;the nurse can message the “Care Coordinator” tag in Teams and then&nbsp;whichever&nbsp;coordinator is working at that time will get the message.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">For more information on how to set up tags in Teams based on Shifts check out this&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">article</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Thanks for reading, Shelly Avery |</SPAN><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Email</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">LinkedIn</SPAN></A><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:257}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Also,&nbsp;a shout out to&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Erin Spencer</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;for helping author this blog&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:257}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:23:12 GMT Shelly Avery 2021-07-28T14:23:12Z MidDay Café Episode 16 – Teams Broadcast Development Kit and Multi Geo Teams <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" alt="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" /></span>&nbsp; Kicking off the new fiscal year here at Microsoft we were joined by some new faces who sat in to get a feel for participating in a MidDay Café podcast recording. We also kicked of the FY22 with coverage of two exciting topics, the Microsoft Teams Broadcast Development Kit and Microsoft Teams Multi-Geo capabilities. Looking forward to the new year with new folks jumping on board to participate. In this episode the podcast features Microsoft’s <A href="#" target="_blank">Sue Vencill</A>, &nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">Samir Thapa</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank">Jim Warner</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank">Tracy DeWald</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank">Scott Moore</A>, and <A href="#" target="_blank">myself</A>.</P> <P>In this episode of MidDay Café Microsoft’s <A href="#" target="_blank">Scott Moore</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank">myself</A> cover Microsoft Team Multi-Geo as well as the new Microsoft Teams Broadcast Development Kit.</P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Resources:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="" target="_blank">Microsoft Teams now included in Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo! - Microsoft Tech Community</A> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo - Microsoft 365 Enterprise | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Multi-Geo Capabilities in Microsoft Teams - Microsoft 365 Enterprise | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Plan for Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo - Microsoft 365 Enterprise | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo tenant configuration - Microsoft 365 Enterprise | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Administering a multi-geo environment - Microsoft 365 Enterprise | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank">Introducing the broadcast development kit for Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Tech Community</A> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">GitHub - microsoft/Broadcast-Development-Kit: Tools for Broadcasters utilizing Teams</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">GitHub - microsoft/Broadcast-Development-Kit-Web-UI: Sample UI for controlling the Teams Broadcast Extension</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">GitHub - microsoft/Broadcast-Development-Kit-Meeting-App: Sample meeting app for controlling the Teams Broadcast Extension</A></LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Keep up to date with MidDay Café:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="" target="_blank">The MidDay Café Blog Board</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the MidDay Café YouTube Playlist</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Audio Podcast Subscriptions</LI> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Audio Podcast RSS Feed</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Anchor</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Spotify</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Apple Podcasts</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Google Podcasts</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Pocket Casts</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Radio Public</A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> </UL> <P><EM>Thanks for visiting –&nbsp;Michael Gannotti&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank"><EM>LinkedIn</EM></A><EM>&nbsp;|&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank"><EM>Twitter&nbsp;</EM></A></P> <P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="me - Copy.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="me - Copy.jpg" alt="Michael Gannotti" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Michael Gannotti</span></span></EM></P> Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:51:38 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-07-27T13:51:38Z Surface Podcast Series - Session #02 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Cover Photo.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="Cover Photo.png" alt="Cover Photo.png" /></span></P> <P>In the second recording for the Surface Podcast series&nbsp;we continue the dive into the Surface world to learn about one of our favorite devices, the Surface Laptop Go. Join us to learn why your company should invest in a this amazing affordable yet portable solution. This recording takes us down the journey of the coolest device options. If you would like find more information about the Surface laptop Go, visit,&nbsp;&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Surface Laptop Go: Our Lightest Business Laptop – Microsoft Surface for Business</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>Thanks for visiting - Alfred Ojukwu&nbsp; <A href="#" target="_self">LinkedIn</A> | <A href="#" target="_self">Twitter</A></EM></P> <P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="fotor_(6).png" style="width: 193px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="fotor_(6).png" alt="fotor_(6).png" /></span></EM></P> Mon, 26 Jul 2021 14:27:30 GMT alojukwu 2021-07-26T14:27:30Z When Launching a New Intranet for Viva Think Less is More and the Rule of Five <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="MikesWorkbench.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="MikesWorkbench.png" alt="MikesWorkbench.png" /></span>&nbsp; I have been speaking with many customers over the last 2 months about the new Employee Experience platform that is Microsoft Viva. One of the prime areas of interest has been around Microsoft Viva Connections. Viva Connections delivers next generation Intranet to employees where they work, in Microsoft Teams the single pane of glass for getting work done. However, many of the organizations I have talked to are intimidated by the process of standing up that single point of entry, often compiling lengthy list of requirements. This is where the starting philosophy of less is more and the Rule of Five can help.</P> <P>In this video I talk through using the rule of Five to deliver a modern, clean, engaging, Intranet home within Viva connections, today.</P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Resources: </STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>Components in the Rule of Five: SharePoint Mega Menu, News, Events, Personal Content (My Feed), Apps.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">SharePoint look book (</A> Get started with a sample home to leverage in Viva like <A href="#" target="_blank">The Landing</A>.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Your intranet - from start to never finished - by Mark Kashman - The KashBox (</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank">Viva Connections welcomes new partners and opens developer preview - Microsoft Tech Community</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Introducing Microsoft Viva Connections - Events | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Announcing upcoming Microsoft Viva Connections public developer preview - Microsoft 365 Developer Blog</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank">Resources for Setting Up Viva Topics and Viva Connections (</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank">Set Up a Free Microsoft 365 Developer Subscription Then Start Hands on With Viva Connections – HLS Show Me How</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank">Setting Up Microsoft Viva Connections Step by Step – HLS Show Me How</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank">Leveraging Virtual Tours Inside of Viva Connections for Back to Work Scenarios – HLS Show Me How (</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank">Leverage Rich Media in Microsoft Viva Connections - HLS Show Me How</A></LI> </UL> <P><EM>Thanks for visiting –&nbsp;Michael Gannotti&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank"><EM>LinkedIn</EM></A><EM>&nbsp;|&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank"><EM>Twitter</EM></A></P> <P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="me - Copy.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="me - Copy.jpg" alt="Michael Gannotti" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Michael Gannotti</span></span></EM></P> Tue, 20 Jul 2021 16:31:24 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-07-20T16:31:24Z Set Up a Free Microsoft 365 Developer Subscription Then Start Hands on With Viva Connections <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="HLS Show Me How.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="HLS Show Me How.png" alt="HLS Show Me How.png" /></span>&nbsp; As I continue to deliver Microsoft Viva presentations to various Healthcare and Life Sciences orgs a recurring question keeps popping up… “how can I get my hands on Viva Connections, start working with it, and developing solutions.” If your organization does not have a test/dev environment that you can access Microsoft has a solution for you.</P> <P>The Microsoft 365 Developer Center provides free subscriptions that provide the ability to set up a full Microsoft 365 E5 environment. With that environment Microsoft provides access to sample content and more. Subscribers can install SharePoint solution sites from, develop solutions, and set up/configure Microsoft Viva Connections.</P> <P>In this HLS Show Me How I show you how to get started with your Microsoft 365 Developer subscription today.</P> <P>This HLS Show Me How has 2 videos to help you get started.</P> <P><EM><STRONG>Video 1 of 2</STRONG></EM></P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>___________________________________________________________________</P> <P><STRONG><EM>Video 2 of 2</EM></STRONG></P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Resources:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft 365 dev center</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Viva Connections welcomes new partners and opens developer preview - Microsoft Tech Community</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Setting Up Microsoft Viva Connections Step by Step – HLS Show Me How</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Leveraging Virtual Tours Inside of Viva Connections for Back to Work Scenarios – HLS Show Me How (</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Leverage Rich Media in Microsoft Viva Connections - HLS Show Me How</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SharePoint look book (</A></LI> </UL> <P><EM>Thanks for visiting –&nbsp;Michael Gannotti&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>LinkedIn</EM></A><EM>&nbsp;|&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>Twitter</EM></A></P> <P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="me - Copy.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="me - Copy.jpg" alt="Michael Gannotti" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Michael Gannotti</span></span></EM></P> Fri, 16 Jul 2021 17:57:47 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-07-16T17:57:47Z MidDay Café Episode 15 – Microsoft Lists and Whiteboard <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" alt="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" /></span>&nbsp; Capturing data and collaborating with others are daily occurrences across all workstreams withing Healthcare and Life Sciences, as well as other industries. To assist users in these activities Microsoft 365 provides for rich data capture and reporting within Microsoft Lists and uber rich collaboration across all devices with Whiteboard.</P> <P>In this MidDay Café Microsoft’s <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sue Vencill</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Michael Gannotti</A>, discuss and demonstrate how Microsoft Lists and Microsoft Whiteboard can facilitate rich data capture and collaboration.</P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Resources:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>Microsoft Lists <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Lists - Microsoft Tech Community Resource Center</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Lists help &amp; learning - Microsoft Support</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Lists – Microsoft Adoption</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Lists Virtual Workshop On-demand - Microsoft Tech Community Resource Center</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank">Top 10 hidden gems when using Microsoft Lists</A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Microsoft Whiteboard <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Whiteboard Help - Office Support</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Digital Online Whiteboard App - Microsoft Whiteboard</A> Home Page</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Manage the Whiteboard in Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Whiteboard in a Teams meeting - Office Support (</A></LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Keep up to date with MidDay Café:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The MidDay Café Blog Board</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the MidDay Café YouTube Playlist</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Audio Podcast Subscriptions</LI> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Audio Podcast RSS Feed</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Anchor</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Spotify</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Apple Podcasts</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Google Podcasts</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Pocket Casts</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Radio Public</A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> </UL> <P><EM>Thanks for visiting –&nbsp;Michael Gannotti&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>LinkedIn</EM></A><EM>&nbsp;|&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>Twitter&nbsp;</EM></A></P> <P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="me - Copy.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="me - Copy.jpg" alt="Michael Gannotti" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Michael Gannotti</span></span></EM></P> <P><STRONG><EM>Automated transcript from Machine Learning:&nbsp;</EM></STRONG></P> <P>00:00:00.000 --&gt; 00:00:20.450<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And welcome to mid day cafe. So today there are just two of us. Hi, my name is Mike Gannotti. I am a principle technology specialist here for Microsoft working on Microsoft Teams and I'm joined by my colleague. Hello this is Sue Mensal, Microsoft Teams technical specialist. Same team is Mike G.</P> <P>00:00:21.460 --&gt; 00:00:51.320<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So we are here today. I'm very excited. We're going to be talking a number of things today. I'll be presenting on Microsoft List. Not to be confused with SharePoint lists of yesteryear. And so you're going to be talking. I'm going to be focusing on Co authoring a document, but really, focusing on how we're going to work in a hybrid environment. You know, it's some tools you can use to be able to work when you're apart.</P> <P>00:00:51.750 --&gt; 00:00:56.490<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, so it's going to be exciting. There's some great stuff we're going to be showing you.</P> <P>00:00:58.020 --&gt; 00:01:28.580<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />There's just the two of us. Like I said, I am actually just to set the context while people see my lovely Windows 11 background. I am sitting in the basement of my sons house on the pull out couch made up as a bed. As I'm visiting for the week on vacation, but I did have a couple of meetings including this and I wanted to make sure I attended. So yeah, I'm down here. If grandchild happens to come running and screaming down the stairs.</P> <P>00:01:29.010 --&gt; 00:01:29.560<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I don't know why.</P> <P>00:01:31.100 --&gt; 00:01:35.490<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />You would never guess you look. It looks a very professional setting you got going on.</P> <P>00:01:31.170 --&gt; 00:01:31.880<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />All right?</P> <P>00:01:35.080 --&gt; 00:01:39.210<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />This writer mall is very professional with my faux green screen here.</P> <P>00:01:40.310 --&gt; 00:01:48.870<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />All right, so I wanted to talk about Microsoft lists and sue Microsoft List. Have you used lists at all?</P> <P>00:01:49.140 --&gt; 00:01:52.690<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />That's why I'm excited and that's why I want you to go first. I have not.</P> <P>00:01:53.050 --&gt; 00:02:21.020<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So lists are a. You know, we talk a lot these days about power BI power, automate and then power apps, especially to build apps to capture data and display data. And it is true that power apps when we talk about the power platform provides a way to do things locode.</P> <P>00:02:21.680 --&gt; 00:02:31.310<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right where you don't have to be a developer to get in there and get your hands dirty and maneuver things around, but with.</P> <P>00:02:31.990 --&gt; 00:02:56.970<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You still need though a level of expertise an there still is a a technical level. One of the things that I Microsoft I love and I've loved for years is really getting. I call it getting the mojo out of it is little bag they used to hold and say here's what all did. It contained in one. I will dole out to you as I see fit.</P> <P>00:02:57.020 --&gt; 00:03:04.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But you know that's what I started. I remember I was working this instructional web designer. It was still the 90s and.</P> <P>00:03:06.270 --&gt; 00:03:06.910<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I was like.</P> <P>00:03:07.870 --&gt; 00:03:11.380<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Are you kidding me? I wanted to see power in the hands of people.</P> <P>00:03:13.090 --&gt; 00:03:35.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So Microsoft with SharePoint introduce something called list where you can create a list. It can capture data, you can have, you know, formatted fields for date and monetary and things like that and have it almost was like a web based database. But there are real limitations around it in comparison to tools at the time, like access or even Excel.</P> <P>00:03:36.860 --&gt; 00:04:01.160<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But those what we've done is, as we've gone to the 365 platform, we have something called called Microsoft List. I want said share point list Microsoft List which are based on some of the underlying data structure not limited by what we have in SharePoint. Although you'll see we surface these in SharePoint and the beauty is they scale.</P> <P>00:03:46.660 --&gt; 00:03:47.410<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I heard it.</P> <P>00:04:01.880 --&gt; 00:04:03.480<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />They're very performant.</P> <P>00:04:04.650 --&gt; 00:04:22.500<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We have templates available for them for a number of them you can create them from scratch using nothing more than an Excel spreadsheet, and then the last thing is that they are easy to create and use and you don't have to be technical.</P> <P>00:04:23.770 --&gt; 00:04:40.590<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So rather than just talk about it, what I'm going to provide a bunch of resources I'd like to pull them up and I'm going to show three ways of doing list today. Native, just a list standalone within the context of SharePoint. Setting up a list for a site.</P> <P>00:04:40.930 --&gt; 00:04:40.950<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:04:41.280 --&gt; 00:04:56.280<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And then, finally, I'm going to show setting up a list within teams right within its native in teams, right? So let's go ahead. I'm going to share my one. I don't have multiple monitors today.</P> <P>00:04:57.810 --&gt; 00:05:01.060<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And yeah, that's right. So we're going to go ahead share.</P> <P>00:04:59.280 --&gt; 00:04:59.990<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Survive.</P> <P>00:05:01.670 --&gt; 00:05:09.310<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And that's gonna minimize all that time. So I'm going to squash you down. Below. There we go.</P> <P>00:05:10.250 --&gt; 00:05:10.910<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:05:11.510 --&gt; 00:05:17.280<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Let's go, yeah, I'll keep it like this so here you can see I'm in the beautiful glory of what is this?</P> <P>00:05:19.060 --&gt; 00:05:20.380<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />It's beautiful.</P> <P>00:05:20.810 --&gt; 00:05:21.710<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But what is it?</P> <P>00:05:22.330 --&gt; 00:05:25.850<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Oh, the actual picture of windows. The Windows 11 background.</P> <P>00:05:26.060 --&gt; 00:05:41.270<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We're in window. I am in Windows 11. I got it running so the developer preview it. We're releasing that, you know, publicly and so here we are and what I'm going to do is bring up. I do have a demo tenant.</P> <P>00:05:28.070 --&gt; 00:05:29.100<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />You are.</P> <P>00:05:42.530 --&gt; 00:05:56.880<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And like I mentioned, I have 3 views. We're going to look at lists, SharePoint and then teams. Let's start with lists. So to find list for those of you who are listening via podcast and audio podcast.</P> <P>00:05:57.210 --&gt; 00:06:27.130<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, it's very simple. If you go to your 365 home page and you know I'm going to go on this one is the landing. So it's the landing homepage portal. If you go up to the upper left hand corner there is that series of dots in a grid. It's the app launcher slash. Some people call it the waffle, and if you click it if you don't see it, here's list right here you can click where it says all apps.</P> <P>00:06:27.270 --&gt; 00:06:36.060<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And Scroll down and you'll see something called lists and just click on that and that will take you to a view that says Microsoft lists.</P> <P>00:06:36.690 --&gt; 00:06:59.340<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It'll have favourites. It will have a thing for selecting a star icon to favorite a list. It'll have your most recent. If you have any. If you have none, it will be blank. They do have a filter over on the right hand side, but right underneath search there is a box in purple that says new list.</P> <P>00:07:00.000 --&gt; 00:07:03.310<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So to create a list again where you're going to.</P> <P>00:07:03.890 --&gt; 00:07:10.290<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Be able to capture data, display data and have a form for imputing that data.</P> <P>00:07:10.890 --&gt; 00:07:13.370<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We're going to go ahead and just select new list.</P> <P>00:07:14.850 --&gt; 00:07:37.680<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And we're gonna get a dialog box. And at the top it's going to top left. It'll say create a list right underneath that or three boxes. The first one says blank, so you can start creating a list from scratch where you're going to determine the attributes that you want to capture an. It will build the form. You can reorder them, but you can start from blank.</P> <P>00:07:38.750 --&gt; 00:07:40.630<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />The second one is from Excel.</P> <P>00:07:41.190 --&gt; 00:07:52.330<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So if you have an Excel file where you've been doing things like, let's say, event registration, issue tracking, anything like that.</P> <P>00:07:52.950 --&gt; 00:07:57.460<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We can go ahead and you can import it and it will build a list.</P> <P>00:07:58.160 --&gt; 00:08:01.340<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Web based that anybody with.</P> <P>00:08:02.770 --&gt; 00:08:06.370<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You know a browser or I even have on my iPhone.</P> <P>00:08:07.500 --&gt; 00:08:25.750<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I have actually the list application running on my iPhone so I can get to him there, but anybody who has, you know, just a basic browser will be able to get to it or also if there the third box is from an existing list. So if somebody is created, one that you like and you want to replicate.</P> <P>00:08:26.600 --&gt; 00:08:34.580<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You can go ahead, select that. It'll build one based off of the structure and then you'll go ahead and start putting your own data.</P> <P>00:08:35.960 --&gt; 00:08:42.720<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's the first three ways that you can do this. You can build from scratch from Excel or from existing.</P> <P>00:08:43.420 --&gt; 00:08:58.060<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />The next ones, though, are the ways that I really like, and so you'll note that we have eight templates today available. There will be more coming, but today there is 8 primary ones that really. If you just want to.</P> <P>00:08:59.330 --&gt; 00:09:31.060<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Get in and start messing around. Let's get a sense as to what they can do, how you can modify, work with them, and by the way, if you work with SharePoint lists, it's going to look and feel very familiar to you, right? Just with without the limitations that you had previously. But right from here I can see we have one for issue tracking employee onboarding, which has been a big topic with customers lately. Event itinerary, Asset Management, a recruitment tracker. If you're recruiting employees.</P> <P>00:09:24.670 --&gt; 00:09:25.130<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />But</P> <P>00:09:31.440 --&gt; 00:10:01.420<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Travel request work progress tracker. Anna content scheduler. So like in the case of if you're doing social media, if you are maybe on the internal communications team publishing to the home page, you can look at scheduling the content publications, but I'm going to pick employee onboarding because that has been a hot topic with customers lately. Looking how do we assist with onboarding and providing?</P> <P>00:10:01.460 --&gt; 00:10:24.350<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Them a way to track their progress and so here I can come in. I'm going to select this particular one. It's going to then show me in a quick view the different content that's going to be captured, and some of the options that will happen here and I can scroll up and down or sideways to see all the various pieces.</P> <P>00:10:25.200 --&gt; 00:10:36.470<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />When I'm ready, I'll select use template. I can then rename it if I want and I'll call this employee on boarding tracker in my case.</P> <P>00:10:37.980 --&gt; 00:11:07.040<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />There we go, we can give it a description. I can pick a color it as a default. I can choose an icon that's going to appear with that and then the last option underneath that it says save 2 and you'll notice by default it's saved to my lists. So as the person creating it, I can save it with my own lists. Then I can share it to those I want. Or if I select the drop down you'll notice it then bubbles up.</P> <P>00:11:07.350 --&gt; 00:11:14.640<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Any of the websites that I have access to and can publish to as well as Microsoft Teams?</P> <P>00:11:15.410 --&gt; 00:11:22.410<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Both of that available here. So a lot of flexibility as to how we approach this.</P> <P>00:11:23.140 --&gt; 00:11:26.600<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I'm gonna go ahead and just select the my list. We're going to click create.</P> <P>00:11:28.620 --&gt; 00:11:30.420<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Does that mean Michael will also be?</P> <P>00:11:29.060 --&gt; 00:12:02.720<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And just like that, we get this list. You'll notice it's blank, but it has here your work and you can see we can do sorting. Aid is easy to a filter by, so any of these columns where data is going to be input, we can do sorting by and we've got description complete by complete completed on mentor relevant link and then add a column. But it's been left blank. So what we might want to do is actually say.</P> <P>00:12:02.810 --&gt; 00:12:11.290<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You know what are the things we're gonna track and and put that in here under work. Then we can give it a description when it needs to be completed by.</P> <P>00:12:11.640 --&gt; 00:12:31.120<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, and assign all these. It is a classic grid of data. In fact, if I want, I can even click up here at the top just above it. It says edit in grid view so I can select that and it's going to open it up in a grid. And now you can see here I can do my editing from a grid.</P> <P>00:12:28.110 --&gt; 00:12:28.560<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I see.</P> <P>00:12:32.630 --&gt; 00:12:44.160<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />View that without having to input data. I'm going to say exit grid view. We also have the ability to share this item with other people. So if I select that.</P> <P>00:12:45.630 --&gt; 00:13:00.810<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Who do I wanna access and it lets me pick names, groups or email. So if you have, you know security groups or different groups of people or specific people you want to share this with. This is where you can go ahead and share that out.</P> <P>00:13:01.980 --&gt; 00:13:09.630<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Next to it we have an export option, so if you want to take an offline version an Excel to work with or expect.</P> <P>00:13:09.950 --&gt; 00:13:17.780<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, export it into a CSV file that somebody can play around with the output from it. You can do that as well.</P> <P>00:13:19.570 --&gt; 00:13:38.520<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />There is an option to automate above so I can do things like set reminders right an based upon the fact of what this is says completed on. Could be one of those or I can create a rule and this is using power automate to create workflow within this particular.</P> <P>00:13:38.910 --&gt; 00:14:01.850<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />A list that we've done. And then lastly they have integrate. So if I want to, for example create an app in powerapps to front it, it will do it automatically. It'll already pull in all this content and provide a powerapps view. Again. We have power, automate create workflows and I can visualize the list in Power BI.</P> <P>00:14:02.530 --&gt; 00:14:09.410<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And the beautiful thing, I don't know if you're seeing this Sue, but I don't have to go anywhere else.</P> <P>00:14:10.230 --&gt; 00:14:19.140<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />To try to, you know like start a visualization. It says, hey, there's this data. Do you want to create a visualization? Let's do it right from here.</P> <P>00:14:19.410 --&gt; 00:14:19.920<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Nice.</P> <P>00:14:21.070 --&gt; 00:14:34.430<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So lot of options. We even have alerts so you can have alerts manage my alerts when people enter data. That's all there. But if we want to get started, we're going to simply select new.</P> <P>00:14:38.900 --&gt; 00:14:44.040<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And notice it already has a form built for us so.</P> <P>00:14:43.300 --&gt; 00:14:43.730<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Nice.</P> <P>00:14:44.620 --&gt; 00:14:52.280<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We have a form that's built here. We're going to go in. We can enter value so I could say for employee onboarding attend.</P> <P>00:14:54.300 --&gt; 00:14:56.110<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />New employee</P> <P>00:14:59.150 --&gt; 00:15:00.080<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />training.</P> <P>00:15:01.570 --&gt; 00:15:16.730<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right, we can give it a description. We can give complete date by we can enter all this data that we might want to have a mentor for the new employees that's coming on, but we can enter all that data and when we're done.</P> <P>00:15:02.680 --&gt; 00:15:03.090<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:15:17.900 --&gt; 00:15:18.780<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We just save.</P> <P>00:15:19.530 --&gt; 00:15:52.370<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And it's automatically going to be here. It's viewable and people can fill that out so very quickly were able to create this nice, unique view for this employee onboarding tracker. Unique that we could then you know, reference people to as they're coming on board pointed to this. But again, we could create many others if we want to edit this. I told you we can edit in the grid view the other thing we can do though is come up here. The little gear in the upper right hand corner.</P> <P>00:15:52.960 --&gt; 00:16:09.750<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That settings and you'll notice it has list settings and if I select that this will look very familiar to those folks who've worked with the SharePoint list. In fact, it looks exactly the same. We can see the columns and I can click on any one of them.</P> <P>00:16:11.660 --&gt; 00:16:39.970<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />For example, title and I can see all the attributes and things I can do to work with that or change it. I can add additional columns here, right and create a column. I can modify existing columns like. Here's a complete yes, no, we have a hyperlink or picture to a A link. We have a person or group using a D. Look up all that's there and under create a column to add additional ones.</P> <P>00:16:40.550 --&gt; 00:16:52.790<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We have all those capabilities like single lines of text, multiple lines, numbers, currency, date, look up hyperlinks, calculations, task outcomes.</P> <P>00:16:54.060 --&gt; 00:17:19.700<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />All kinds of stuff that's out there that we can, you know, add to this again to go ahead and capture additional data. Finally, we can also come in here under the different views that we want to create. We can create all kinds of different views. By default there's a default mobile view that's created. There's a web default view, but if we want to create specific filtered views.</P> <P>00:17:20.430 --&gt; 00:17:35.370<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We can do that as well, and all that will look and act and work exactly like it did. If you were in the past in SharePoint lists, but this is the new Microsoft list so so any questions on this?</P> <P>00:17:35.560 --&gt; 00:17:44.640<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Well, the thought in my mind is that I would yeah, this is one of the reasons if we were doing this live, I think people would have so many questions about how creative they can get.</P> <P>00:17:44.850 --&gt; 00:17:45.360<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:17:45.570 --&gt; 00:18:13.100<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Like the options are limited list and I liked how when you click new those templates back just gives you 8 ideas right there of what you can do to use the list for an. I also liked what you said about using like an RSVP or an attendance list. Azure because you know when you do a webinar an RSVP you already have an access to an Excel spreadsheet that you could use to create a list. If you want to publish who's coming.</P> <P>00:17:49.880 --&gt; 00:17:50.250<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:17:56.690 --&gt; 00:17:57.020<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:18:13.320 --&gt; 00:18:13.790<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:18:13.800 --&gt; 00:18:15.280<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />You know, that could be pretty cool.</P> <P>00:18:15.470 --&gt; 00:18:29.540<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, exactly that. That is to me. That's powerful, right? So and you can do all this now. This is a great example and you know again, we can take this anywhere, anytime, anyplace. So this was kind of standalone.</P> <P>00:18:20.340 --&gt; 00:18:21.020<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:18:31.130 --&gt; 00:18:34.190<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But what about within the context of a website itself?</P> <P>00:18:34.510 --&gt; 00:18:35.400<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:18:35.950 --&gt; 00:18:38.250<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So here I have this particular one.</P> <P>00:18:39.430 --&gt; 00:18:46.050<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And you know, I'll just show you an example. I think I did. Yeah, I do have onboarding let me go over here.</P> <P>00:18:47.200 --&gt; 00:18:54.440<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I have another site I just thought of doing this and resources and tools. They have it here.</P> <P>00:18:55.220 --&gt; 00:18:55.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:18:57.790 --&gt; 00:19:00.420<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Find out where they oh, your onboarding starts here.</P> <P>00:19:01.360 --&gt; 00:19:03.620<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />A new hire checklist.</P> <P>00:19:01.370 --&gt; 00:19:01.710<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:19:04.960 --&gt; 00:19:05.890<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Look familiar.</P> <P>00:19:06.160 --&gt; 00:19:07.470<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yes it does.</P> <P>00:19:07.580 --&gt; 00:19:17.670<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, so here is for new hires. Here's a populated one. They used doing the same function, but they trimmed it down to exactly what they wanted.</P> <P>00:19:19.240 --&gt; 00:19:42.030<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />An it's been added to this particular webpage, right? So you can actually and this is part of, by the way. This site this template for the whole site with this one this came from But let's say I'm going to go back to the landing or other one. Let's say we wanted to add a new employee.</P> <P>00:19:42.540 --&gt; 00:20:05.490<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, you know, hiring one. It's simple within the context of SharePoint itself. I'm going to come over on the home page here of this SharePoint site and in the upper right hand corner again the gear. That means settings. If you have permissions. If I come over here, I'm going to go to in this particular one site contents.</P> <P>00:20:06.600 --&gt; 00:20:08.700<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And when I go to site contents.</P> <P>00:20:09.740 --&gt; 00:20:22.080<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right at the upper right, assuming upper left, underneath the title of this site, it says new and there's a plus, you know, icon. There's also a drop down indicator when I click that.</P> <P>00:20:22.780 --&gt; 00:20:28.500<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We have an option for a new list and so I can come in here and click list.</P> <P>00:20:29.230 --&gt; 00:20:35.230<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And I get the exact same dialog box to create a blank.</P> <P>00:20:35.870 --&gt; 00:20:37.240<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Free from Excel.</P> <P>00:20:37.970 --&gt; 00:20:45.800<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />From an existing list and then we have those same 8 templates, so all of those are available here.</P> <P>00:20:48.060 --&gt; 00:21:03.110<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />For us to work with, I'm just going. I'll choose something different this time. Will say travel requests, so now people off the home page and will be able to link it off of our navigation. Will be able to request travel, I'll just say.</P> <P>00:21:04.240 --&gt; 00:21:12.380<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I like to capitalize travel request. It can show in site navigation. We'll go ahead and do that select create.</P> <P>00:21:15.480 --&gt; 00:21:20.600<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And there we go. It's added it up here into the navigation for people automatically.</P> <P>00:21:18.940 --&gt; 00:21:19.350<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:21:21.310 --&gt; 00:21:27.120<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Who has access to this in this case? Now everybody who has access to the site?</P> <P>00:21:27.930 --&gt; 00:21:32.480<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Has access to this particular list so I can go ahead and close that.</P> <P>00:21:33.690 --&gt; 00:22:01.240<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And then they can come in here again. They could select new, they can edit this, but if they select new then they'll get the form to go ahead and fill this out and it also has the same options as previously. You know, maybe I want to set up a power automate workflow to automatically alert their manager around the travel request and we could do that here, but it's all been provided for.</P> <P>00:22:03.130 --&gt; 00:22:24.960<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And I again I did it right within context of SharePoint and now if I come back to the home page of this site you can see there it is in my navigation. If I want to to add that under find, I certainly could move that. But the point is it made it quick, simple and easy and now it's integrated right into this site just like we did before.</P> <P>00:22:25.390 --&gt; 00:22:29.240<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I love it and if you need to update it or make a change is one place.</P> <P>00:22:30.050 --&gt; 00:22:33.730<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And then whatever websites, wherever you have it, it would update it everywhere.</P> <P>00:22:34.040 --&gt; 00:22:56.920<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And you know what? This website? Let's just all go over here in teams, by the way, that website happens to be part of my auto Viva connections. So now I can do travel requests right from within teams. My Viva connections homepage. It's right here. I click travel requests I never leave.</P> <P>00:22:53.970 --&gt; 00:22:54.460<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Love it.</P> <P>00:22:58.180 --&gt; 00:22:58.630<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Done.</P> <P>00:22:59.570 --&gt; 00:23:12.650<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, Anan great because a lot of times, especially if you're new, I can speak to that sometimes you don't know where to start. It's hard, you don't know where to look. And if you can go to the main central landing spot for employees, that's.</P> <P>00:23:07.860 --&gt; 00:23:08.220<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:23:12.390 --&gt; 00:23:12.760<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:23:13.580 --&gt; 00:23:15.650<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Where you going to find it? I love it.</P> <P>00:23:15.820 --&gt; 00:23:16.660<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And it's there.</P> <P>00:23:17.410 --&gt; 00:23:38.170<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So we'll take it the very last leg of the journey here. I'm now in a team in teams would if we need a list to track data for my team. Well in the old days we may have done access or something else. Or we could do excel, but why not just go ahead? Click the plus.</P> <P>00:23:39.950 --&gt; 00:23:42.570<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I'm going to type list.</P> <P>00:23:43.340 --&gt; 00:23:46.090<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And there it is. There's my lists icon.</P> <P>00:23:46.680 --&gt; 00:23:50.270<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We're going to select that will say add it to this.</P> <P>00:23:50.910 --&gt; 00:23:59.470<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />A particular one. Once I do it says select save to finish adding lists to this channel. I'll go ahead and do that.</P> <P>00:24:01.170 --&gt; 00:24:03.490<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And since it's my first list.</P> <P>00:24:04.310 --&gt; 00:24:21.620<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Create one or add an existing list. So guess what those other two we just created. I could just select that one of those and drop it in here. But let's click create a new and Oh my goodness, it looks a little different, not much.</P> <P>00:24:13.670 --&gt; 00:24:14.010<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Wait?</P> <P>00:24:20.470 --&gt; 00:24:21.120<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Does.</P> <P>00:24:22.280 --&gt; 00:24:34.950<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />The only thing different is there's three additional ones that have been uploaded and added in here. Three additional templates, so at the very top we still have Blank XL an existing.</P> <P>00:24:36.070 --&gt; 00:24:38.880<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But now for templates we don't have 8.</P> <P>00:24:39.870 --&gt; 00:24:40.950<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We've got 11.</P> <P>00:24:41.680 --&gt; 00:25:03.210<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Because I've got some of the loan, what some of the healthcare stuff and financial services. So if I come in here again, I said we're create, we're continuing to create so you can continue to add. I'm going to add patients here, record the needs and status of patients so care teams can monitor and coordinate care.</P> <P>00:25:04.540 --&gt; 00:25:07.990<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And I can look through all that.</P> <P>00:25:09.390 --&gt; 00:25:11.640<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Once I'm done, say use template.</P> <P>00:25:12.560 --&gt; 00:25:17.080<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Again, color icons, I'm just gonna select create.</P> <P>00:25:18.670 --&gt; 00:25:48.770<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So now for my team that's working a floor of, you know, a hospital wing or something and they want to monitor all that. Now I've added that within our team and they can select a new item just like previous. They're going to get the form right within teams here laid out nice form to go ahead, enter name, insurance and all that other data. And again, because it is just teams, I can always then connect this.</P> <P>00:25:49.200 --&gt; 00:26:01.390<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Via workflow to other systems, I can go ahead and visualize it so we can have a visualization with power BI. All that's available. It's all right here, and I've done it right in my team.</P> <P>00:26:02.060 --&gt; 00:26:05.070<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And that's it. Lists there everywhere.</P> <P>00:26:05.540 --&gt; 00:26:06.340<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />That's awesome.</P> <P>00:26:08.010 --&gt; 00:26:08.960<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Very powerful.</P> <P>00:26:09.450 --&gt; 00:26:22.890<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So I'm going to stop presenting. I'll be making sure you know I'm going to put links in for everybody into our post around where they can get started. There's some great post with demos by Mark Cashman, but.</P> <P>00:26:23.680 --&gt; 00:26:25.750<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Start playing with lists, they're awesome.</P> <P>00:26:29.010 --&gt; 00:26:30.520<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Right ready for my turn.</P> <P>00:26:31.050 --&gt; 00:26:32.070<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I am ready.</P> <P>00:26:33.390 --&gt; 00:26:40.300<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Uh, and I'm gonna need you to help me with this demo, so let me go ahead and share my screen.</P> <P>00:26:44.320 --&gt; 00:26:44.340<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:26:44.860 --&gt; 00:26:48.760<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />It will be popping up here momentarily. Actually I won't share my whole window.</P> <P>00:27:04.150 --&gt; 00:27:05.480<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Basta sherries.</P> <P>00:27:16.600 --&gt; 00:27:19.940<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Hey, I left you for a second but don't worry you still there.</P> <P>00:27:24.210 --&gt; 00:27:33.390<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />OK, we're going to keep going, so let me go ahead and share my screen. It was kind of giving me a problem when I did a pop out from my window, but that's alright. We're just going to show the whole thing.</P> <P>00:27:33.940 --&gt; 00:27:53.910<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So right there you go. You should be seeing my desktop. Hopefully Mike is going to come back and join us. I am going to show you how to upload a document. An first I'll upload it to teams and then anyone that's part of that group chat will be able to participate in that you back like.</P> <P>00:27:54.280 --&gt; 00:27:59.270<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I back I got it I it popped me out into a separate.</P> <P>00:27:59.470 --&gt; 00:28:10.070<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I think that's my fault my I was trying to use the pop out window, but that's OK. I kept going and we just kept it going. So right here is where I want to open it up and I'm going to open up this doc in teams.</P> <P>00:28:11.710 --&gt; 00:28:42.350<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And right now this is a group chat I have with Mike G and he ran also Pete, who is sometimes a guest appearance here on Mid Day Cafe an we are working on this document together an here if I want to see the conversation that's going on. I can see this is the conversation that's actually happening in Microsoft Teams. So let me do a quick recap. I uploaded the document into the group chat and then from from teams I opened up the document.</P> <P>00:28:42.400 --&gt; 00:29:14.400<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Inside of teams, and that's what you're looking at right now. I clicked on conversation so that I could see my entire history in my conversation all the way from the moment I shared the file, we talk back and forth and I can also see some changes have been made. It Pete or Mike G if they were also in this document. Not only would I be able to see that they're in it, like I can see right here, that Mike's right up there, but I'd also be able to see what what slide their own too, so we can make sure we're looking at the same slide.</P> <P>00:29:15.010 --&gt; 00:29:40.620<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I can click on this little button right here if there were any changes that were made that I missed, so real quick I can catch up on all the activity that's happened since the last time I looked at the document. I think that's pretty cool and then also I do also like doing the comments because these comments I can have on each slide. So here's a comment I made to Mike G for example.</P> <P>00:29:40.850 --&gt; 00:29:48.350<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Uhm, that's specific to this slide. And then over here is our conversation that's inside of teams as we're going back and forth.</P> <P>00:29:46.880 --&gt; 00:29:47.410<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:29:50.910 --&gt; 00:30:06.970<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Right here is where I can see Mike G. He's on this slide right now so we both can be looking at the same slide at the same time. A couple other features. I love. This slide has been hidden and I like how it's got this banner now so you can easily see that it's been hidden.</P> <P>00:30:07.830 --&gt; 00:30:11.270<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I can also see that look, there's a change happening live.</P> <P>00:30:12.430 --&gt; 00:30:15.240<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />The beautiful thing is that.</P> <P>00:30:16.240 --&gt; 00:30:40.030<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Even though we're not together in the same room, we can be working on the same dock, and I think it's even better because we don't have to be available at the same time to work on the document. We also don't have to be in the same place I can catch up quickly, and that means that we can get this job done without having to schedule a meeting. And I'm all about less meetings. That's my preference.</P> <P>00:30:20.000 --&gt; 00:30:20.370<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Honey.</P> <P>00:30:37.030 --&gt; 00:30:37.570<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:30:41.220 --&gt; 00:30:51.170<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So that is being able to share a dock inside of teams. Again, I think this is going to be very popular as some people start to return to work while the rest of us.</P> <P>00:30:51.440 --&gt; 00:30:54.570<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Uhm, a lot of us are probably going to remain working from home.</P> <P>00:30:56.750 --&gt; 00:30:59.770<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Any questions there, Mike. Anything highlights.</P> <P>00:30:58.200 --&gt; 00:31:14.530<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />No, I mean, I agree. I think it. You know collaboration Co. Collaborating on document with multi party is one of those things that still when people are in teams that are not thinking about that which.</P> <P>00:31:14.270 --&gt; 00:31:14.590<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />OK.</P> <P>00:31:15.490 --&gt; 00:31:18.270<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You know amazes me like they think, OK, yeah I chat.</P> <P>00:31:19.040 --&gt; 00:31:29.750<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I do this, I tell people to do that. We create a team and we're dumping our docs and all that, but live real time collab is still something which.</P> <P>00:31:30.330 --&gt; 00:31:37.520<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />The reason why it's funny to me, I mean my my daughter, I'll just say my daughter is 23 now back when she was in high school.</P> <P>00:31:38.680 --&gt; 00:31:44.100<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Her and her peers were Coco were collaborating on documents together.</P> <P>00:31:44.840 --&gt; 00:31:49.220<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Why from home? I remember one time her being at home and her going.</P> <P>00:31:50.450 --&gt; 00:31:59.740<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And I said what she goes this stupid boy on our project. He keeps changing this. And then everyone went back and they were alive on a thing an.</P> <P>00:32:00.330 --&gt; 00:32:27.140<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />She had turned off the audio to the but she was mad at him 'cause he was doing stuff and they were having to tell him stop and do this and that, but it is something that you know your Gen X or some stuff coming up. They're going to expect and they're expecting to be able to do these things and it's built in, you know, and that full collaboration collaborations not just talking, having meetings, it's actually working live.</P> <P>00:32:17.580 --&gt; 00:32:18.020<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Read.</P> <P>00:32:27.730 --&gt; 00:32:28.040<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Agree.</P> <P>00:32:28.850 --&gt; 00:32:58.060<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Agreed, and of course I'm going to take this one step further, Mike, because what would a mid day cafe be without mentioning something about accessibility? So one of the things I can also do. While we're all collaborating on this document, I can go here to review and this is where I can do the check accessibility button. It's really important. I never paid attention to this before until now Microsoft's done such a great job on awareness and closing the disability divide. It's just.</P> <P>00:32:58.370 --&gt; 00:33:23.530<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />It's a priority of ours, and it's really important for those that are using any kind of an aerator or screen reader. We want them to get just as much out of a slide as you were me, so here I have no major errors. When I did my accessibility checker, but look, I have one here that has a slide and it's it should pop up here.</P> <P>00:33:06.960 --&gt; 00:33:07.140<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:33:24.600 --&gt; 00:33:29.230<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, right here where it's like warning me hey this slide is going to be hard for someone to read.</P> <P>00:33:29.840 --&gt; 00:34:02.160<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So at this point I can either I can take the time to reformat, come up with a different selection, but it's a warning and that's all the cells that are hard to read that it's pointing out. And then there's another one an It's this slide 11 where it's letting me know that the order might be funny. In other words, when someone's using an aerator, we want it to read the title first, then we wanted to read the Box 1, Box 2, Box 3, right? It wouldn't make sense it was box for title.</P> <P>00:33:52.100 --&gt; 00:33:52.570<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:34:02.210 --&gt; 00:34:09.040<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Second box, so this gives you an idea. Hey, you need to go and check and make sure the order of this slide is correct.</P> <P>00:34:09.340 --&gt; 00:34:10.020<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Gotcha.</P> <P>00:34:10.320 --&gt; 00:34:25.980<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And now some features. Sometimes to get the full features of PowerPoint, you do have to open it up in the app and this is an example of one of am so. In order to do the order pain you do have to open up the app. So let me just show that really quick.</P> <P>00:34:18.810 --&gt; 00:34:19.180<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:34:26.980 --&gt; 00:34:57.580<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Are you seeing the new PowerPoint slide good, so it's all again, it's all under the review button and here where you this was not available in teams, but when you go to the app, there's this reading order pain and this is what's going to allow me to actually. So this rectangle here. I don't want that to be right at all, so I uncheck it and then I can go. It's going to read it, you know, in the order it's going to read the title first, then I'll read number one.</P> <P>00:34:28.540 --&gt; 00:34:28.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:34:29.950 --&gt; 00:34:30.360<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:34:44.390 --&gt; 00:34:44.840<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:34:57.720 --&gt; 00:35:01.040<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />See how it's height can you see how it's highlighting the pictures as I go down?</P> <P>00:35:00.170 --&gt; 00:35:00.570<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:35:01.520 --&gt; 00:35:02.020<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:35:02.810 --&gt; 00:35:15.420<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And that's just another way where you can make sure that you will. I'm going to use the I word inclusive where you can make sure you're being inclusive so that all people of all abilities are able to get the most out of your content.</P> <P>00:35:09.030 --&gt; 00:35:09.400<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:35:13.840 --&gt; 00:35:14.180<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:35:16.450 --&gt; 00:35:22.070<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So that's awesome, and it's a great way to go in. And if you need to quickly change the order.</P> <P>00:35:22.640 --&gt; 00:35:29.850<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yep, an you want it. When you add. I love adding pictures and things like that an.</P> <P>00:35:30.700 --&gt; 00:35:42.650<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Thing is, someone using a screen reader they will have no idea what that picture is. If you don't Add all text and that's really easy. Two any image you right click and you can edit all text I. I mean it's right there.</P> <P>00:35:34.440 --&gt; 00:35:34.810<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:35:36.080 --&gt; 00:35:36.470<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:35:41.160 --&gt; 00:35:41.460<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:35:43.790 --&gt; 00:35:44.490<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So.</P> <P>00:35:43.970 --&gt; 00:35:45.100<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />No very cool.</P> <P>00:35:45.680 --&gt; 00:35:47.820<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And that's for all the office apps.</P> <P>00:35:45.820 --&gt; 00:35:46.590<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, I love it.</P> <P>00:35:48.080 --&gt; 00:35:49.420<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yes, that's right.</P> <P>00:35:48.660 --&gt; 00:35:52.780<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So yeah, not just PowerPoint, but Word, excel.</P> <P>00:35:51.870 --&gt; 00:35:52.270<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:35:53.270 --&gt; 00:35:53.750<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:35:54.480 --&gt; 00:35:58.070<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And all the same way you're going to find it under the review tab for all of them.</P> <P>00:35:59.970 --&gt; 00:36:00.690<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Very cool.</P> <P>00:36:00.020 --&gt; 00:36:01.050<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So there you go.</P> <P>00:36:02.030 --&gt; 00:36:04.290<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Work together while being apart.</P> <P>00:36:04.790 --&gt; 00:36:08.060<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And make it accessible for everybody irrespective.</P> <P>00:36:07.570 --&gt; 00:36:08.060<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Back</P> <P>00:36:09.100 --&gt; 00:36:15.150<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So great, so I think you know we had a. We actually ended up with three things 'cause.</P> <P>00:36:14.950 --&gt; 00:36:16.540<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I had a little surprise there.</P> <P>00:36:16.370 --&gt; 00:36:34.500<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's alright, no, that's awesome so you know will include links to all the pieces about this where you can learn more, so will send me ones. I'll post ones around. What do they show around lists? And Oh yeah, I keep hearing my grandkid my grandson. He's 3 running around up there.</P> <P>00:36:29.340 --&gt; 00:36:30.240<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yes, yes.</P> <P>00:36:34.940 --&gt; 00:36:36.030<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />That's where you need to be.</P> <P>00:36:36.080 --&gt; 00:36:42.850<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's right, that's where I'm going right after this, so yeah, so we'll make sure we include all that and.</P> <P>00:36:38.670 --&gt; 00:36:39.080<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />OK.</P> <P>00:36:43.900 --&gt; 00:37:02.610<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's it, that's what we got next week. We are not going to have mid day cafe on Monday the 5th. I will be traveling. It's the 5th which the 4th do. We have an official holiday that day. Oh we do so there we go. I Alfred was bugging me, is like so are we still going to meet on Monday? I was like.</P> <P>00:36:57.070 --&gt; 00:36:58.510<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yes yeah yes.</P> <P>00:37:03.500 --&gt; 00:37:08.680<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />No, I don't think well, I'm driving from we could try to meet, but it's going to be on my phone.</P> <P>00:37:08.900 --&gt; 00:37:09.710<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />The answer is no.</P> <P>00:37:10.360 --&gt; 00:37:19.650<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Answer is no, thank you. So yeah, so we'll. We'll resume the following week after that. But for this week this is Mike.</P> <P>00:37:12.930 --&gt; 00:37:13.460<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Welcome.</P> <P>00:37:20.490 --&gt; 00:37:21.420<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />This is sue.</P> <P>00:37:22.160 --&gt; 00:37:26.700<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And you have a great day. Everyone take care and is always Ciao.</P> <P>00:37:27.740 --&gt; 00:37:28.090<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I.</P> Tue, 13 Jul 2021 16:37:28 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-07-13T16:37:28Z HLS Blog End of FY21 Stats and Thanks <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="HLS Blog.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="HLS Blog.png" alt="HLS Blog.png" /></span>&nbsp; This June 30<SUP>th</SUP> marked the end of FY21 for Microsoft and as such I thought it was noteworthy to call out the great work by the many contributors to the HLS Blog. Over this past year Microsoft HLS resources published a total of 170 posts to the HLS Blog reaching 250,944 unique visitors. That represents a tremendous reach at scale for our customers. With so many resources contenting for traffic these days I know I am extremely grateful to those who have found value in what our authors have published and I’m doubly grateful to all of my HLS colleagues who have contributed to reaching our customers via the site.</P> <P>With a new fiscal year upon us there will inevitably be changes, as there is every year, that may affect the blog, but we are extremely thankful for the support and sharing of our content by all of you.</P> <P>Here’s to an even better FY22!</P> <P><STRONG>Site Statistics – July 1, 2020 through July 1, 2021:</STRONG></P> <P>PAGE VIEWS</P> <P><STRONG>340,524</STRONG>&nbsp;1.1 Views per Visit</P> <P>VISITS</P> <P><STRONG>297,823</STRONG>&nbsp;1.2 Visits per Visitor</P> <P>UNIQUE VISITORS</P> <P><STRONG>250,944</STRONG>&nbsp;1.4 Views per Visitor</P> <P>ARTICLES</P> <P><STRONG>170</STRONG></P> <P>COMMENTS</P> <P><STRONG>116</STRONG>&nbsp;0.7 Comments per Article</P> <P>KUDOS GIVEN</P> <P><STRONG>160</STRONG>&nbsp;0.9 Kudos per Article</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>Thanks for visiting –&nbsp;Michael Gannotti&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank"><EM>LinkedIn</EM></A><EM>&nbsp;|&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank"><EM>Twitter&nbsp;</EM></A></P> <P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="me - Copy.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="me - Copy.jpg" alt="Michael Gannotti" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Michael Gannotti</span></span></EM></P> Thu, 08 Jul 2021 17:46:20 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-07-08T17:46:20Z June in HLS – Azure API for FHIR, Microsoft Viva, New Surface Podcast, and More <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="cdc-vt7iAyiwpf0-unsplash.jpg" style="width: 510px;"><img src="" width="510" height="339" role="button" title="cdc-vt7iAyiwpf0-unsplash.jpg" alt="cdc-vt7iAyiwpf0-unsplash.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Welcome to the monthly Healthcare and Life Sciences blog recap, June edition! Check out the highlights below:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Azure API for FHIR</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Supporting CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rules</STRONG>: Learn how the Azure API for FHIR now has features that will help customers achieve compliance for the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to read the post</A>.</LI> </UL> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>Power BI</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Power BI Premium Gen 2 Webinar</STRONG>: Learn how the Premium Gen 2 service update increases the value your organization gets from Power BI Premium. <A href="" target="_blank">Watch the webinar here</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Free Power BI Training</STRONG>: Interested in hands on Power BI learning for business users? <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to register</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Planning for Secure and Scalable Power BI Enterprise Architecture with Sensitive Data</STRONG>: Learn best practices for planning secure and scalable Power BI Enterprise Architecture with Sensitive Data at the core. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to learn more</A>.</LI> </UL> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>COVID-19</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>COVID-19 Healthcare App Challenge</STRONG>: IQVIA and Microsoft have partnered on sponsoring the COVID-19 Healthcare App Challenge Hackathon. The hackathon is open to participants worldwide and provides a great opportunity to assist with the medical community by also compete for prizes. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to learn more</A>. &nbsp;</LI> <LI><STRONG>Vaccine Volunteer Management</STRONG>: Learn how to create role-based scheduling with Shifts in Teams and the Power Platform. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to read the post.</A></LI> </UL> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>Microsoft Viva</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>How Microsoft Viva Can Enhance Your Employee Experience: </STRONG>Interested in learning more about Microsoft Viva? In this webinar, learn how Viva Connections, Viva Topics, Viva Learning, and Viva Insights can enhance your employee experience. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to watch</A>.</LI> </UL> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>Confessions of Health Geeks</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>The Future of Nursing 2020 to 2030 Health Equity</STRONG>: On this episode<A href="#" target="_blank">, Dr. Vickie Tiase</A>, Director of Research at New York Presbyterian Hospital discusses how technology can help achieve the goals outlined in the 2020 to 2030 Health Equity report. <A href="" target="_blank">Watch the episode here</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Jaimie Fox </STRONG>– Top 50 Technical Visionary by Intercon: Learn how <A href="#" target="_blank">Jaimie Fox</A> has helped a large EMR company leverage the Microsoft Clouds and how she earned the Top 50 Technical Visionary Award by Intercon. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to learn more</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Meet the Microsoft Managing Director of the Health and Life Sciences Industry Team</STRONG>: In this episode, <A href="#" target="_blank">Kathy Van Enkevort</A> shares her extensive health background and a few of her ideas on how to transform healthcare. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to watch</A>.</LI> </UL> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>MidDay Café</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>PowerPoint Live in Teams, PowerPoint Recording, and More: </STRONG>On this episode, the MidDay Café crew breaks down some of the cool things you can do with Microsoft PowerPoint in Teams presentations. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to watch</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Accessibility:</STRONG> Learn about Microsoft accessibility features including the Microsoft Immersive Reader, Dictation in Microsoft Outlook and Word in iOS, and accessibility settings within Microsoft Windows and Power BI. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to learn more</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams:</STRONG> In this episode, learn how to connect to existing phone carriers with Microsoft Operator Connect in Teams. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to watch.</A></LI> </UL> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>HLS Show Me How</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Leveraging Rich Media in Microsoft Viva Connections:</STRONG> Learn how to kick your next generation Intranet up a notch by adding video from Microsoft Stream and YouTube to your Microsoft Viva Connections portal. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to watch</A>.</LI> </UL> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>Surface Podcast Series</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>The New Surface Podcast Series:</STRONG> Join in weekly to learn about the current state of Surface hardware and how it fits into the world of Health and Life Sciences. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to learn more</A>.</LI> </UL> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>January's HLS Blog Contributors:</H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Gannotti.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="Gannotti.jpg" alt="Gannotti.jpg" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank">Michael Gannotti</A>, Principal Technical Specialist, Microsoft Teams</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="claire.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="claire.jpg" alt="claire.jpg" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank">Claire Bonaci</A>, Director, Business Development, Health and Life Sciences</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="vasu.jpeg" style="width: 196px;"><img src="" width="196" height="196" role="button" title="vasu.jpeg" alt="vasu.jpeg" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank">Vasu Sharma</A>, Senior Customer Success Manager, Microsoft Teams</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Kendra.jfif" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="Kendra.jfif" alt="Kendra.jfif" 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<P><A href="#" target="_blank">Alfred Ojukwu</A>, Senior Surface Specialist, Health and Life Sciences</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thanks for reading and let us know how else our Microsoft team can help!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="erin.jfif" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="erin.jfif" alt="erin.jfif" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank">Erin Spencer</A>, Technical Specialist, Microsoft Teams</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 30 Jun 2021 14:55:12 GMT espencer38985 2021-06-30T14:55:12Z The future of nursing 2020 to 2030: Charting a path to achieve health equity <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>You're watching the Microsoft US health and life sciences, confessions of health geeks podcast, a show that offers Industry Insight from the health geeks and data freaks of the US health and life sciences industry team. I'm your host Claire Bonaci. On this episode guest host Molly McCarthy talks with Dr. Vickie Tiase, Director of Research science at New York Presbyterian Hospital. They discuss the future of nursing 2020 to 2030 Health Equity report, and how technology can assist in achieving the goals discussed in the report.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Molly McCarthy&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Hi, good morning. It's great to be here back on confessions of health geeks. And with me today I have Dr. Victoria Tiase. She's the director of research science at New York Presbyterian. Welcome Dr. Tiase. It's great to have you here.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Vickie Tiase&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Hi, Molly. Thank you. It's great to be with you. And certainly please feel free to call me Vicki, thank you for hosting this and really elevating the visit visibility of the reports. I'm excited to talk with you about it.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Molly McCarthy&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Great. Thank you. I would love to give our listeners a brief background of yourself. And how you became involved with the future of nursing 2020 to 2030 charting a path to achieve health equity report.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Vickie Tiase&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, absolutely. So you know, it was certainly my my honor and privilege to represent nursing specifically with technology and informatics expertise on this report. And you know, a little bit about my experience leading into the report kind of, you know, serves as a context for answering your question. So, you know, probably about 10 years ago, we had an effort in New York City called the New York City digital health accelerator, it was formed with this idea of bringing healthcare startups into New York City and have them be mentored by area hospitals. So at the time, I served as our hospitals mentor for that program, and I had a keen interest in piloting mobile health technologies, with our Washington Heights and Inwood patient populations, an underserved area in northern Manhattan. And there were two solutions that stood out. One was collecting medication data through an app called the actual meds using community health workers. And another one was called new health, where we provided the National Diabetes Prevention Program through a mobile app. And in both of these examples, it was, you know, really amazing to see the engagement from these patient populations. And, you know, I know there is great potential in technology, intervention equity, but we really need to gather evidence and share findings, and really think about using community acquired and patient generated health data in our nursing practice. So these are concepts that I wanted to infuse into the report. And I think given that experience and the intersection of some of my National Nursing informatics roles, within hims, and the alliance of nursing informatics, I was nominated for this committee, and then approached regarding my interest in serving, which I gladly said yes, it has been an amazing experience. Two plus years now working on the report with a very diverse interdisciplinary committee, and given COVID we actually received a six month extension to work on this report. So while we were initially slated to have the report out in December of 2020, it just came out last month, early May of 2021. So although it was an arduous process, I'm you know, super proud of the work that's been done.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Molly McCarthy&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Well, congratulations. I've been watching the the process and actually participated in the town hall on technology back in August of 2019. So I'm really excited to see the report, but probably even more excited to see how we as nurses can move these recommendations forward and actually take action. The ultimate goal of the report is the achievement of health equity in the United States built on strengthen nursing capacity and expertise, and I know there were multiple recommendations within the report around that and the role that nurses play. I think the report totaled around 503 pages from one I looked at again last night. From your perspective, and looking at the recommendations, do you have a sense of where the biggest opportunity is for nurses in terms of technology? And as well as roles for nurses and education for nurses, and just wanted your thoughts around that? Because I know that's been your focus?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Vickie Tiase&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, absolutely. Before I get to that question, I just wanted to say thank you for participating in that high tech, high touch Town Hall, it was, you know, really helpful for the committee to go across the country and really hear from the experts and gather evidence. This, I found to be very challenging from a technology and innovation perspective, since a lot of the work that we do in healthcare I.T. is implementing solutions very quickly, without a focus on publishing findings. So it was, you know, really helpful to hear from experts like yourself. But turning question, yeah. But turning to your question and the opportunities, you know, again, just to really, you know, Center, the purpose, and the vision for the report here, on everything that we did, as a committee was really looking through that health equity lens. And, you know, one of the big opportunities I see in the technology and informatics space is really linking to data. So I feel like that is first and foremost. So in order to address health equity, nurses need data, right, we can't change what we can't measure. So I think this is a real opportunity for screening tools that can collect social and behavioral determinants of health. You know, in short, social needs data. And it's not only collecting it, but facilitating the sharing across settings, especially with community based organizations, which we find are not always electronic. So I think this is a real opportunity for us to think deeply about that interoperability component. And figuring out how, you know, nurses are, are generally bridge builders, like that's what we do. So how can we leverage that talent and expertise of bridge building in a way that facilitates the sharing of data so that we can incorporate them into nursing practice in a meaningful way?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Molly McCarthy&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, I love that. The bridge builder analogy, and I actually, you know, I think about nurses and I think about some of the roles I've played in my career. And it's, I always use the analogy of the the hub of a wheel and all the spokes out to the different components of the care continuum. And really, that nurse is at the center with that patient. So how can we facilitate that patient throughout the system, as well as the data moving from from place to place, whether that's patient generated data or data from an EMR, etc. So I think that's a really important point that you bring out.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Vickie Tiase&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, I like that. I think that idea of that that hub and spoke model also is connected to what I think is a another big message in the report, you know, globally, you know, around paying for nursing care. Right, so thinking about transitioning to value based reimbursement models. Nurses are already doing this stuff, right. But how can we measure the nursing contribution to that value? Right, so it's often super difficult to measure and, and sometimes invisible even within our electronic systems. So one of the things that the report highlights is the need for a unique nurse identifier and how this is critical. You know, this can help us with a lot of things. It can help us associate the characteristics of nurses with patient characteristics within large data sets. And it can measure the nursing impact on patient outcomes, look at efficiencies, clinical effectiveness. So from my perspective, this is a huge message in the report that has the potential to make a really big difference as to how we look at health equity and look for mechanisms, especially around payment mechanisms to incentivize and move this work forward.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Molly McCarthy&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Right? You know, I think that's so important. And I'm definitely a proponent of the unique nurse identifier really from the concept of thinking about the cost of care and understanding the different costs of care. So that, you know, there's appropriate reimbursement, quite frankly, for nursing care, but also from the perspective of a consumer, understanding the costs of care, so that there's, you know, leading to price transparency, you know, understanding as a consumer, what we're paying for care, and I think having an understanding of of nursing and our our role and what we do and the value, and $1 assigned to that I think it's so important and moving healthcare forward. So I appreciate you pulling that out. And I know there was one other area that we were thinking about too from the report. And so I wanted you just to give you a few more minutes to talk about that third area.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Vickie Tiase&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Absolutely. I think that the third big area, and you know, certainly this was front and center in this past year is, you know, the use of technology to effectively manage patient populations. So the use of telehealth, which includes telemedicine visits and remote patient monitoring and other forms of digital technology to increase patient access has just been, you know, transformative. But the trick here is that we, we really need to think about how to involve nurses in these processes. And especially, especially when we think about nurse practitioners, there are, believe it or not, still 27 states where, you know, nurse practitioners are not able to practice at the top of their license. So where their scope of practice limitations. So thinking about how those barriers that were lifted during COVID can be made permanent moving forward. I think that's going to be important. And I think the other piece related to technology, which I know is something that you're quite passionate about Molly is that the report also emphasizes that nurses can not only use these novel technologies, but also constructively inform and design the deployment and development of these technologies. And you know, from a health equity perspective, ensuring that they're free of bias, and can augment our nursing processes rather than create additional burdens, right? So really using these in a way that matches nursing workflows, and getting nurses involved and engaged from the very beginning.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Molly McCarthy&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yes, yes, yes. I often say, you know, nurses need to be at the table, they need to be involved in the design and development of these solutions. And that's kind of on a personal note where I've spent a lot of time in my career. So. So I think that I appreciate you highlighting that because I do think it's, you know, as we look across the the technology continuum, so to speak, from the from even just, you know, concept to launch, nurses really need to be part of that discussion. And clinicians need to be part of that discussion, so that we're coming up with solutions that make sense from a technological perspective, but also a clinical workflow perspective, as well as thinking about cost and patient outcomes. So that's fantastic. The one as we close out here, and I know that we could spend a couple of hours talking about this. But thinking about that, recommendation number six, and I'm going to read it all public and private healthcare systems should incorporate nursing expertise in designing, generating, analyzing and applying data to support initiatives focused on social determinants of health and health equity, using diverse digital platforms, artificial intelligence, and other innovative technologies. That's a lot in one recommendation, and what what is your takeaway from that? What is your as you think about that goal, as we think about nurses, what would be your Action around this?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Vickie Tiase&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Sure, absolutely. So first of all, I am just so excited that we have a recommendation around this. For those that might know the first report well, back in 2010, there was one little mention of the EHR. And other than that there was almost nothing around technology. So I am I'm thrilled that the committee, you know, came up with this recommendation. And so in terms of the action steps, there are actually a couple of sub recommendations related to this, that is, you know, within chapter 11, for this recommendation. So the first one is that, you know, as I mentioned earlier, accelerating interoperability projects, so figuring out how we can build that nationwide infrastructure, specifically thinking about integrating SDoH data. And then related to that the second sub recommendation is thinking about the visualization of SDoH data. So how can we use standards and other ways to ensure that this isn't an extra burden on nurses and these are brought into our nursing clinical decision making in a meaningful way? The third one, which I think is, which is also a ambitious recommendation is employing more nurses with informatics expertise. So I think in order to do this recommendation, that's going to need to happen. So we're going to need nurses that have informatics expertise to look at the large scale integrations, thinking about how to improve individual and population health using technology. And, and right now that that is lacking in parts of our country, right. And then the last two, so so one that we mentioned, ensuring that nurses and clinical settings have responsibility and the resources to innovate, design and evaluate the use of technology. Right. So it's really empowering all nurses to do this. So I think that's an important one. And then lastly, providing resources to facilitate telehealth delivered by nurses. So I think there's a lot of pieces to this, as you mentioned, this is a big ambitious recommendation. But I think that the real point is that this is about looking at the evidence where we need to go and and we've got a decade to figure this out, hopefully sooner rather than later. But I think the next step here is really working on that roadmap and action items to collectively move this forward.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Molly McCarthy&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Great, thank you. I know that we're out of time, but I personally look forward to working with you and other of our nursing informaticists colleagues, really throughout the spectrum, whether they're in a healthcare setting. You know, the other big piece that we didn't get to touch on today is just the education, whether that's undergraduate, masters, prepared PhD, you know, I'm a big proponent of bringing in technology and informatics into the undergraduate curriculum. And again, we don't have time to go on to go into that today. But I look forward to continuing the partnership. And I know that Microsoft is really supportive of nurses and want to thank you for all the work that you've done on behalf of nurses.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Vickie Tiase&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Thank you, Molly. Thanks for having me on and again for elevating the messages in this report. I look forward to working with you on this in the future. Thank you.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Thank you all for listening. For more information, visit our Microsoft Cloud for healthcare landing page linked below and check back soon for more content from the HLS industry team.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A title="Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare" href="#" target="_self">Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare</A></P> Mon, 28 Jun 2021 16:02:42 GMT clairebonaci 2021-06-28T16:02:42Z Planning for a Secure and Scalable Power BI Enterprise Architecture with Sensitive Data at the Core <P>Leveraging data for Analytics, Reporting, and self-service Business Intelligence can provide great value to an organization. Most large organizations (especially those in Regulated Industries) also need to ensure that Sensitive Data such as PHI, PII, PIFI, Company IP, and Company Financials are properly managed and controlled. With Microsoft Power BI and some thoughtful planning, organizations can scale out an Analytics, Reporting and self-service Business Intelligence platform that ensures Security and Compliance for Sensitive Data.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Below is a recorded version of a presentation reviewing considerations and best practices for planning a secure and scalable Power BI Enterprise Architecture with Sensitive Data at the core. Topics include:</P> <UL> <LI>Securing Power BI Tools such as Power BI Desktop and Gateways</LI> <LI>Planning Azure Active Directory (AAD) based authentication and Workspace Architectures</LI> <LI>Row Level Security (RLS) and Object Level Security (OLS)</LI> <LI>Microsoft Information Protection (MIP)</LI> <LI>Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS)</LI> <LI>vNets / Private Links</LI> <LI>Azure Data Lake integration</LI> </UL> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="large" width="600" height="450" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 28 Jun 2021 15:27:04 GMT Greg_Beaumont 2021-06-28T15:27:04Z Congratulations Jaimie Fox, named a Top 50 Technical Visionary by Intercon <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>You're watching the Microsoft US health and life sciences, confessions of health geeks podcast, a show that offers Industry Insight from the health geeks and data freaks of the US health and life sciences industry team. I'm your host, Claire Bonaci. Hi, Jamie, and welcome to the podcast.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Jaimie Fox&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Oh, thank you. Thank you for having me today. Claire, I'm very excited to speak with you here today.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;I'm really excited to hear a little bit more about your journey. So you were named a top 50 technical visionary by Intercon. Talk to me just a little bit more about how you have been so influential as that technical visionary.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Jaimie Fox&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So I'm very proud of winning this award of the tech, top 50 technical visionary by intercon. I'll be headed to Las Vegas the week of June 21. To pick up this award. I've been doing a lot of interesting, cool meaningful work over the last few years. But primarily I've been the ATS for a large EMR company and we've been helping them leverage the Microsoft clouds. I've been doing this since the end of 2014. And currently, we're helping them build their mission of building a connected community of health. Over the years, we've helped them modernize their offerings and bring new cloud born solutions to market and for their clinical applications as well as their payer Life Sciences application. Currently, we're helping them build a broad next generation platform of health that we're very excited about myself and the account team. However, in addition to working on this one customer as an ATS, which is my day job, I take on a few extracurricular projects I get very excited about and very proud of. For one, I co founded and co lead the SQL Server user group in New Jersey since 2012. with Linda Zhang who is a CSA on our national team, we do this together where we feel that we provide free technical education to our local community, leveraging resources that Wendy and I have access through through Microsoft. So it's a little bit of sharing with a broader public community where we have access. So we've been doing that for almost 10 years or almost nine years, I should say. Additionally, I also help provide guidance to several advisory boards, including a few Microsoft partners, which is a startup out of Israel that doesthat that cybersecurity and plugs onto our EMF E5 really nicely and another firm called divergent which is a systems integrator on Microsoft systems integrator focused on healthcare. Last year or the year before, I was also on the Rutgers University's disruptive innovation program advisory board. And it was always a lifelong ambition of mine to teach at the college level. And through this, I was able to be a guest lecturer through my involvement at Rutgers. So I was able to check the box and say, Yes, I have taught at a college and in one way man or fashion did additionally I'm also very active in our local hinze and hfma chapters, and been on the board of New Jersey and for the past year. And that's been great, because I've met very interesting people, I've had the opportunity to amplify education and the local healthcare community evangelize Microsoft, and especially hosting a few industry events at our New York office. At the end of the day, I really enjoyed making an impact across the industry and seeing how someone like me, just kind of that suburban kid from New Jersey, can positively influence others. This is developed as a passion and a calling that is very fulfilling, because I really do enjoy helping others with their development and as such a large scale.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Well, Jamie, it does seem like you really deserve this award. I don't know how you have, you know, so much time in the day to get everything done, I can't believe you're doing so much. And you know, you've you've always described yourself as that very shy, kind of suburban humble kid from New Jersey. So what has really enabled you to do all of this, to put yourself out there, and to get this award and do so much with your time.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Jaimie Fox&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>But time management is always a challenge. I have a family. And you know, Microsoft keeps me busy with my day job. But I just enjoy this so much it's developed into a hobby. So with most things that are hobbies, you make time for them outside of your normal working hours or even family time. The way I was able to just do this and find it inside of me, just pushing myself and knowing there's more to life by watching others in the world. You know, it's better than just working a nine to five job raising a family, which is great. You know, a lot of us do that. And that's kind of like the table stakes that you have to first achieve. But after that I was like how else can I make a huge or a very large impact in the world even though I'm shy and I'm quiet. I've never really had any special upbringing for this. I just continue to push myself. And by gaining a lot of experience in my adult life, meeting many people and traveling I just thought there was more to life happiness and passion than what I previously expected and thought and said, you know, why can't I do that? You know, I see other people doing this. What's it gonna take for me to do that and when it was interesting to my journey was, every time I did something, I was so happy and proud and satisfied. And that led me to say, so what's next and what's next. And over the course of time, you know, like I said, I'm very motivated by making an impact in the world, the impacts have gotten larger. And here's a few examples of what I did. As an example, like before I worked at Microsoft, I enjoyed intending attending the SQL Server user groups, and never thought I could speak at one. But you know, with the help of Microsoft and pushing myself and really having a lot of self reflection, not only I speak at a user group, and then at Tech ready, but now I'm co leading user group with Linda, and I help others run their own user groups and events. And I've turned into a mentor for user group leaders. Nevermind just barely speaking at one. Another great story, I think this is kind of almost funny. When I first spoke at Tech ready in 2009, I did so horribly, I had no energy as a presenter. And the feedback was rough. You know, how we had tech ready and ready and all these events that you have to fill out the feedback. The feedback on me swear to god was Jamie probably shouldn't speak again, a tech ready, that was 2009. And you know, it's kind of devastating to see, like, while you're kind of really that bad, right? But then we fast forward to 2016 2017, I spoke at Tech ready again. And I had the highest rated BI chalk talk at Tech ready in 2016, the summer of 2016. And then I also did a promo video for convolve. So this is just a great example of not giving off and persisting in my evolution and wanting to make an impact and grow, right. So you have a small setback, you just have some self reflection, what can you do better next time and you keep keep swinging the bat and go for another at bat?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Well, that's so true. And I love that you're so motivated, you know, you keep you keep yourself going. And the motivation. It really it's contagious when talking to you, Jamie. So as you said, you know, what are what are your plans? What are you going to do next? What are you thinking about for the for the future?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Jaimie Fox&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So one thing is, I think one thing that really motivates me is that I get bored easily, like if there's nothing to do, and on a Saturday afternoon, I hate just sitting around the house watching TV, I always have to have something to do. So I think that's what really motivates me. Like he said, Oh, I'm always busy doing something. But yeah, I'm going to continue to find new things to contribute to scale, my influence in healthcare and other professional passions. I'm a big data guy grew up at Microsoft as a data data consultant in MCS, I was a data platform TSP. So I really enjoy data. I enjoy healthcare, I love seeing how I brother can help others across the industry. I recently I invested in an AI sports startup called artistics, that I'm helping grow, which combines my passions for tech for data and ice hockey, which I love. I played as a kid and now I coach my son, I'm a certified USA hockey coach. Go Islanders, they're doing really well on the playoffs this year. This year, I continue to look for more organizations to contribute to such as the hims is in the hfma is now trying to be more active and shine. I want to take on some small extracurricular projects that I have had a large impact in such as helping my friend organize a simple Saturday event for the country of Haiti. That was conducted in three languages back in March. I personally have no ties to Haiti, I had a friend who a kind of mentor through the user group, and said, You know, I'm Haitian, I'd love to give back to my community in Haiti, can you help me just figure this out. And I kind of mentored him through this, and we had a very successful sequel Saturday. I just love working on complex large scale ideas and keep my eyes open to create more opportunities to keep doing this.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>That's great. I mean, you're doing so much, and it sounds like you're gonna continue doing more and more. So I'm really excited to follow up with you in a few months and see what else you've accomplished. So I guess you know, what, last few minutes, what advice would you share with others.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Jaimie Fox&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Just keep your passion. Just use your passion, keep your passion, keep pushing yourself forward. My father was very influential on me, he always would push me to, he would push me to put myself out there more. To do more with my life. I was the first in my family to graduate college. My mom's an immigrant. I grew up from a very insular family. So I think my parents a little bit pushed me to just do more, whatever that meant. And then once I got out in the world, I just saw that, hey, there's things that everyone's passionate about, and just continue following your passion. You know, my advice for people is to search inside themselves for their passions and ambitions, and determine how to express them for the betterment of themselves and others. The other thing that I think is important is just self reflection. Took me a good, good amount of time to do self reflection. And it changes over time. It's a progression. What I was thinking about five years ago about myself 10 years ago, 20 years ago has changed. So I think putting some time in to really reflect on yourself is very important. It's an evolution that took time to get to where I am today, and there's no doubt I will continue to evolve through my life.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Great. Well, thank you so much Jaimie. I think that is great advice for anyone listening and I definitely I think I'll be implementing that myself as well. So thank you again for being part of the podcast and I'd love to follow up with you in the future.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Jaimie Fox&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Great. Thanks, Claire. Thanks for having me.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Thank you all for watching. Please feel free to leave us questions or comments below and check back soon for more content from the HLS industry team.</P> Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:55:26 GMT clairebonaci 2021-06-22T16:55:26Z MidDay Cafe Episode 14 - Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" alt="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" /></span>&nbsp; As customers look to standardize on Microsoft Teams the move to voice and calling often is high priority.</P> <P>In this MidDay Café we cover connecting to existing phone carriers with Microsoft Operator Connect.</P> <P><STRONG>Covered in this session:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>Show Operator Connect in my Lab Tenant</LI> <LI>Show Operators and Provisioning process with Operators</LI> <LI>Show Numbers After they are provisioned by Operators</LI> <LI>Show Assignment process</LI> <LI>Show comparison slide of Operator Connect compared to Direct Routing for Pitch Deck (public approved)</LI> <LI>Panel &nbsp;Discussion</LI> </UL> <P>This session features Microsoft's <A href="#" target="_self">Scott Moore</A>, <A href="#" target="_self">Sue Vencill</A>, <A href="#" target="_self">Kendra Burgess</A>, and <A href="#" target="_self">Michael Gannotti</A>. 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Not welcome everyone. My name is Mike Gannotti. I'm a principle technology specialist here for Microsoft and I am joined by my colleagues today. I will go in the order of presentation slash participation. So Scott, you want to introduce yourself?</P> <P>00:00:22.140 --&gt; 00:00:24.330<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I'm Scott Moore. I'm a teams technical specialist.</P> <P>00:00:26.230 --&gt; 00:00:28.770<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So Wenzel, still a team specialist?</P> <P>00:00:29.060 --&gt; 00:00:30.710<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Still, Kendra.</P> <P>00:00:31.700 --&gt; 00:00:34.740<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Kendra Burgess I'm a business intelligence specialist.</P> <P>00:00:35.440 --&gt; 00:00:51.080<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So we have got a great topic today. I'm very excited about this. It's going to be a single topic. Focus around operator connect. But before we do I thought we would start off our session with providing some people something very useful.</P> <P>00:00:51.800 --&gt; 00:00:56.730<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So this comes to us from the book of Useless Information.</P> <P>00:00:59.910 --&gt; 00:01:01.270<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Bring it on Daddy O.</P> <P>00:01:00.740 --&gt; 00:01:07.620<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We're gonna we're gonna bring on a little useless info each week we're going to give you something useful we gotta do something useless.</P> <P>00:01:01.580 --&gt; 00:01:02.260<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Travel.</P> <P>00:01:01.930 --&gt; 00:01:02.480<BR />Scott Moore<BR />It's here.</P> <P>00:01:04.260 --&gt; 00:01:04.850<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Let's hear it.</P> <P>00:01:08.470 --&gt; 00:01:19.820<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Which, alright, so keeping your cool and I did not know this rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.</P> <P>00:01:21.590 --&gt; 00:01:23.550<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />How long do they last when they're not?</P> <P>00:01:21.640 --&gt; 00:01:22.430<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Did not know.</P> <P>00:01:24.610 --&gt; 00:01:28.630<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Because and they must last a very long time when they're not refrigerated.</P> <P>00:01:24.660 --&gt; 00:01:25.080<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Huh?</P> <P>00:01:29.390 --&gt; 00:01:45.640<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Well they yeah they last a long time but when you put him in the refrigerator the last even longer it says. And then lastly on the keeping your cool. It says some Eskimos have been. You have been known to use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing.</P> <P>00:01:47.660 --&gt; 00:01:50.540<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />There's your useless information for this week.</P> <P>00:01:50.780 --&gt; 00:01:51.850<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, you can't do that.</P> <P>00:01:51.380 --&gt; 00:01:51.970<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So.</P> <P>00:01:51.830 --&gt; 00:01:52.270<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Ghost.</P> <P>00:01:52.740 --&gt; 00:01:58.700<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I wonder if the refrigerator the band aids in the refrigerator has something to do with moisture 'cause she know typically.</P> <P>00:01:59.250 --&gt; 00:02:04.660<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Band aid say you know there. I guess the bane of mandate or not being it's rubber bands as they get dry, right?</P> <P>00:02:05.110 --&gt; 00:02:10.840<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, yeah, that that's what I'm thinking. This is the anti dry rot.</P> <P>00:02:10.930 --&gt; 00:02:11.960<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I the moisture.</P> <P>00:02:11.350 --&gt; 00:02:20.450<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />OK I wanna raise of hands out there. Any woman that's going to put rubber bands in the refrigerator. Please raise your hand because it's not here.</P> <P>00:02:22.340 --&gt; 00:02:31.700<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I see all men in my shop refrigerator. All my rubber bands are going in without with my cheerwine to keep me happy.</P> <P>00:02:31.880 --&gt; 00:02:49.760<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />When will Samsung come out with a little compartment for rubber bands? I doubt now. Maybe that's the next innovative activity it's Home Office supply lifetime extension program in the refrigerator.</P> <P>00:02:37.530 --&gt; 00:02:37.890<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />3.</P> <P>00:02:40.600 --&gt; 00:02:41.080<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:02:41.320 --&gt; 00:02:43.250<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I, I think there's a market.</P> <P>00:02:49.010 --&gt; 00:02:58.070<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And you're an adult. Forget if you live up in the Arctic Circle during winter. Get your food warmer refrigerator.</P> <P>00:02:58.550 --&gt; 00:03:02.240<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Well, 'cause you can control the temperature, sure I can see that.</P> <P>00:03:02.920 --&gt; 00:03:03.490<BR />Scott Moore<BR />There you go.</P> <P>00:03:03.580 --&gt; 00:03:30.770<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Alright, so enough of our useless knowledge we have, uh, some really useful info today and this is really focusing going out into that whole teams voice for calls and all that. And it's around operator connect. So with that I'm going to shut my mouth 'cause I am useful as I'm going to hand that over Scott. You want to pick that up and start talking? I'm going to mute myself while I eat. I've had no breaks today so.</P> <P>00:03:25.780 --&gt; 00:03:27.420<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Sure, so we.</P> <P>00:03:31.460 --&gt; 00:03:37.810<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So we wanted to talk about operator connect today, so I'm going to share my tenant and give a little preamble.</P> <P>00:03:38.540 --&gt; 00:03:45.240<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, around what operator connect is so operator connect it just you know it's it's in public preview now.</P> <P>00:03:46.490 --&gt; 00:04:16.420<BR />Scott Moore<BR />It's a new way to get downtown, you know, in the phone system in your tenant. So we know previously you have the ability to do. You know, Calling Plans and then direct routing, but operator connect is really kind of a combination of both. So it really boils down to where your carrier's actually have the ability to do that, doesn't it as a go between this some carriers of already been doing their version of direct routing as a service as well as carrying into being a sip trunk carrier.</P> <P>00:04:16.620 --&gt; 00:04:40.470<BR />Scott Moore<BR />But now they have that ability that you can port numbers to them or provision numbers from them from area codes and number availability that they have in your in your location. And it's now. Basically, it automatically shows up in your tenant so originally, and I'm going to show you guys, so when you now there's a new tab under your voice tab in the 365 tenant so you can click on that.</P> <P>00:04:41.100 --&gt; 00:05:01.870<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And it's already grown, so this this was announced a couple weeks ago. I believe there were seven carriers out there. Then it's already grown to 11 now. So you see, these carriers that are out there today. So all of these carriers on the back end? They've partnered with Microsoft to be able to provide downtown services. As I mentioned before in your care in your tenant.</P> <P>00:05:03.020 --&gt; 00:05:32.630<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So I'd like to just give some real world examples. For example, for those customers that are for example with NTT an, maybe they have a Cisco IP phone before we would have to bring in direct routing which required some hardware configuration. So that way you continue to use as is. But now if you want to replace the Cisco with Microsoft Teams, you can still continue to function with NTT I I do think, and this will be my one was the most of.</P> <P>00:05:03.190 --&gt; 00:05:03.650<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:05:32.680 --&gt; 00:05:33.390<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />My one.</P> <P>00:05:34.470 --&gt; 00:05:55.300<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Probably the most profound thing I'm going to say today is that I do wish they would have named it something differently. You know, operating connect did not get me excited at all. Had they called it carrier connect that would have been a whole different game. I think there are some people probably watching this that might not have given at the time of day because of the name, but this is based on carriers.</P> <P>00:05:55.600 --&gt; 00:05:59.580<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Right, uh, I tend to agree definitely so.</P> <P>00:06:01.060 --&gt; 00:06:09.330<BR />Scott Moore<BR />We do have these carriers, so ash operators that they have availability now. There will be new carriers that will be coming into the fold.</P> <P>00:06:11.160 --&gt; 00:06:15.930<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So this is what we have now. I'm going to kind of walk through a little bit of a demo of how you actually.</P> <P>00:06:16.250 --&gt; 00:06:23.010<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, sign your your tenant up for for working with these carriers. I've actually already done this with a couple of carriers.</P> <P>00:06:23.970 --&gt; 00:06:35.010<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I'm going to pick one that I haven't worked. This is actually one of the newer carrier's that showing up more recently, so typically what you'll do is you'll just click on that carrier, click on the name you see that's bolted.</P> <P>00:06:35.740 --&gt; 00:06:40.730<BR />Scott Moore<BR />A minion that will take you to another screen specifically for that carrier is going to show you.</P> <P>00:06:41.730 --&gt; 00:06:53.980<BR />Scott Moore<BR />The availability of where those carriers, what countries they can provide carrier services for safer here for instance, will click on United States and then you're going to click on the operator can contact me.</P> <P>00:06:54.620 --&gt; 00:07:02.050<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So you definitely want to put your name in. Put your name there, uh, populate. You know, I've already got my information populated in edge.</P> <P>00:07:03.490 --&gt; 00:07:30.220<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Yeah, with Microsoft as my domain because I'm actually wanted to be contacted through here since this is actually a demo tenant phone number and you can put in your company size. I'm just going to put in 10 to 24 people. Click on this, agree to the terms an ad as my operator and you'll see once I click on that it's actually going to show that under my operators, so I've already done this for a couple of other carriers that are out there now.</P> <P>00:07:30.860 --&gt; 00:07:50.010<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So you'll sleep European try to NTT. A new wave is now one of the newer ones that I just added there. So what's going to happen on the back end is is these carriers will get a notification from that and then they will do it out. Reach out to that name in a dentity that I provided.</P> <P>00:07:50.410 --&gt; 00:08:04.830<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, and outreach and what's happening on the back end is they will. They will reach out. They will, you know, start a sales conversation with that person who's made the contact and kind of gather requirements. Talk through their specific.</P> <P>00:08:05.670 --&gt; 00:08:24.580<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, offerings because you will actually see each carrier does actually has already been doing this for awhile, so they're going to be able to do some trunking services. As I mentioned before. They could also do direct routing as a service. Now they can do operator connect. I've also seen and and in my conversations with some of these other carriers.</P> <P>00:08:25.270 --&gt; 00:08:28.260<BR />Scott Moore<BR />They can do some things around Onprem integration.</P> <P>00:08:29.250 --&gt; 00:08:42.370<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So some of these guys do have capabilities around on Prem integration for legacy scenarios where you may still have analog. So we do know that some of these carriers do have other relationships in place with on premises spaced SBC's.</P> <P>00:08:43.220 --&gt; 00:08:49.030<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So they can also do turnkey deployments of the actual transformation process.</P> <P>00:08:50.150 --&gt; 00:08:59.040<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And actually also call out. They also have as part of this as part of porting. They also have project management importing coordination as part of this.</P> <P>00:09:00.070 --&gt; 00:09:00.980<BR />Scott Moore<BR />This service</P> <P>00:09:02.430 --&gt; 00:09:26.200<BR />Scott Moore<BR />they also have. These guys can also do many services from a day two perspective, so they also as part of the portfolio have that ability that once you transfer these telephone numbers or you provision telephone numbers from them, they also have that ability to manage that on the back end as part of a day. Too many services agreement. So that's all handled through those guys so it's all part of the conversations that you have with them.</P> <P>00:09:26.750 --&gt; 00:09:41.590<BR />Scott Moore<BR />We try to stay agnostic and just say all these carriers have different capabilities, so it's definitely work the word to the wise of speak with these carriers. See what their services are and see where they can fit with the requirements of the customers have.</P> <P>00:09:42.030 --&gt; 00:09:46.330<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, the big thing that we did was adding it to the team's administration.</P> <P>00:09:47.330 --&gt; 00:09:48.590<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Definitely, and I.</P> <P>00:09:48.260 --&gt; 00:09:49.430<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />That's the big deal.</P> <P>00:09:51.810 --&gt; 00:09:54.550<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I do have a slide deck I'm going to share after we go through this.</P> <P>00:09:55.620 --&gt; 00:10:03.350<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And I'll go through some of those different comparison points between direct routing and operator connect couple other things that.</P> <P>00:10:02.360 --&gt; 00:10:02.920<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But</P> <P>00:10:03.900 --&gt; 00:10:16.540<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />real quick, it sounds like since we have the hookups and it's now in the admin. Really you set this up. They contact you when they like the services up on there and then it's just let correct.</P> <P>00:10:08.990 --&gt; 00:10:09.420<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:10:16.910 --&gt; 00:10:29.770<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Pretty much it's. It's basically, you know once. Once they do that because they have access to the tenant on the back end, they're actually doing this to Azure on the back end. That's part of the their requirements to be an operator connect carrier.</P> <P>00:10:31.600 --&gt; 00:10:43.630<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Is there's very minimal information that they need as far as a demo environment naturally for production environment there would be some deeper conversations around porting and coordination of porting and D idees telephone numbers.</P> <P>00:10:45.160 --&gt; 00:10:49.660<BR />Scott Moore<BR />But from a demo perspective, it's very easy and it's also pretty easy for production.</P> <P>00:10:50.150 --&gt; 00:10:54.290<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So what would be the use case where people would?</P> <P>00:10:50.230 --&gt; 00:10:50.810<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:10:55.130 --&gt; 00:10:58.620<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Want to set this up? What's that specific?</P> <P>00:10:59.240 --&gt; 00:11:21.240<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So really, the round the use cases, there's actually a couple of different use cases here. It really boils down to where customers get to a point where they say where we're ready for technology refresh of going to a different technology for our dial tone. However, they would like to do teams as that primary mechanism for telephony capabilities.</P> <P>00:11:21.800 --&gt; 00:11:30.150<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And we see a lot of customers now today, so I don't want to make that investment with anymore on premises hardware. So we may have a legacy PBX.</P> <P>00:11:31.260 --&gt; 00:11:40.480<BR />Scott Moore<BR />We may not want to invest in on premises based SBC's, or even especies. You know in the cloud 'cause you can. Do you know cloud based species as well?</P> <P>00:11:42.210 --&gt; 00:11:45.950<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I work with some customers prior to coming to Microsoft and they said we.</P> <P>00:11:46.620 --&gt; 00:11:53.370<BR />Scott Moore<BR />We don't want to have to manage species we don't want to do that, we just want to be able to have a a pure cloud based service.</P> <P>00:11:54.070 --&gt; 00:11:59.490<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Where we may, we may pay a fee an it's managed in the cloud, so that's really the best use case.</P> <P>00:12:00.150 --&gt; 00:12:13.450<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, I think early on the the uh commodis case I think we're going to see is what I mentioned at the beginning. Somebody wants to migrate to Microsoft Teams for voice. This allows him to keep the same delta and they've been using.</P> <P>00:12:11.060 --&gt; 00:12:11.430<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:12:13.060 --&gt; 00:12:13.680<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Gotcha.</P> <P>00:12:13.950 --&gt; 00:12:17.380<BR />Scott Moore<BR />That's true, I was working with another customer earlier this year.</P> <P>00:12:17.790 --&gt; 00:12:32.110<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, there working with the carrier they were actually on a on a competing platform and doing some investigation to come into teams and that carrier actually told them we can actually just go ahead and give you direct routing as a service.</P> <P>00:12:32.850 --&gt; 00:12:40.030<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, and just repoint the existing numbers that we actually managed for you, where I would say that are bounded to us.</P> <P>00:12:40.690 --&gt; 00:12:41.830<BR />Scott Moore<BR />As an alternative.</P> <P>00:12:42.470 --&gt; 00:12:53.220<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So they were actually had that ability to pivot them off of a different on premise based PBX platform and basically re point those numbers as as a direct routing as a service model.</P> <P>00:12:54.040 --&gt; 00:13:02.540<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So that's a different different but similar scenario, and that just kind of dovetails into what's coming now with operator connect, same same scenario.</P> <P>00:13:04.350 --&gt; 00:13:04.900<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Alright.</P> <P>00:13:04.990 --&gt; 00:13:36.410<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So, so let me let me kind of walk through a couple of other things here in the tenant. So as you can see here, a couple of numbers we have phone numbers already provisioned. Once the numbers show up, they're actually going to show up under phone numbers, so you'll actually. This is really cool, so this is also the same place where you would say you're calling plan numbers. You also see numbers that are populated from the carrier set of already been provisioned through those carriers, so it's pretty simple. All you have to do is basically click on the number.</P> <P>00:13:36.870 --&gt; 00:13:41.590<BR />Scott Moore<BR />You can see it, I've already assigned some of these numbers to end users, so you just click on the number.</P> <P>00:13:42.310 --&gt; 00:13:44.380<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Go to the provisioning process here.</P> <P>00:13:45.020 --&gt; 00:13:52.240<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And you can manually do this. You know in the tenant you can see actually assigned this number to my demo at identity in the tenant.</P> <P>00:13:53.350 --&gt; 00:14:00.120<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Pretty much the only prerequisites as part of the provisioning process with the carrier is is they need to know.</P> <P>00:14:00.680 --&gt; 00:14:09.920<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, Area Code City an also is to make sure that there is an emergency location that's already defined for these locations.</P> <P>00:14:10.890 --&gt; 00:14:15.430<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I will say another thing is is there is a cost savings. It's kind of a hidden cost savings.</P> <P>00:14:16.790 --&gt; 00:14:23.250<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Because with direct routing urine, if you're going with SIP trunking, you typically have to work with a third party inama one provider.</P> <P>00:14:24.460 --&gt; 00:14:32.520<BR />Scott Moore<BR />With operator connect these operators already bundling third party E911 on the back end.</P> <P>00:14:33.340 --&gt; 00:14:40.880<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So it's already bundled into their services, so you would still need to go through location identification that you would need to.</P> <P>00:14:41.800 --&gt; 00:14:49.080<BR />Scott Moore<BR />As part of a direct routing deployment into your LS integration to identify locations and networks for those locations.</P> <P>00:14:50.570 --&gt; 00:14:55.600<BR />Scott Moore<BR />But they carry a lot of that burden on the back end already in their infrastructure.</P> <P>00:14:57.070 --&gt; 00:15:03.580<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So, but as you can see here, I've already assigned this number. It's pretty easy. You can unassign reassign.</P> <P>00:15:04.690 --&gt; 00:15:09.290<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Do all that from the teams admin center. It's very easy to do so you can do this.</P> <P>00:15:08.840 --&gt; 00:15:09.510<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Hey Scott.</P> <P>00:15:10.840 --&gt; 00:15:11.560<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Quick question.</P> <P>00:15:11.080 --&gt; 00:15:11.510<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Sure.</P> <P>00:15:12.050 --&gt; 00:15:24.520<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, so you're showing it here in the admin console, which is great, but if I'm doing like a mass piece, do we have is there like a scripting available for that? How do we do that in bulk?</P> <P>00:15:25.040 --&gt; 00:15:28.700<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So you, as far as I know, I believe you can also do that through PowerShell.</P> <P>00:15:28.830 --&gt; 00:15:29.340<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />OK.</P> <P>00:15:29.470 --&gt; 00:15:53.970<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So you should be able to get through PowerShell, but that's also another great question. The carriers themselves also have the ability to do some master visioning on their end as well. So I do know that some of the key areas that we're working with they have their own provisioning capabilities that they can do as part of part of mass migration, but they will that will differ per carrier because they've they've developed their own provisioning mechanisms to do that.</P> <P>00:15:39.460 --&gt; 00:15:40.590<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Oh, OK.</P> <P>00:15:55.140 --&gt; 00:15:55.620<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So.</P> <P>00:15:59.620 --&gt; 00:16:03.570<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Trying to think of other things to show it's pretty. It's so straightforward it's it's very easy.</P> <P>00:16:05.050 --&gt; 00:16:11.120<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Maybe the best thing to do is to segue to the PowerPoint presentation. Or do you guys have any other questions so far?</P> <P>00:16:13.830 --&gt; 00:16:14.480<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I'm good.</P> <P>00:16:16.330 --&gt; 00:16:19.830<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So let me stop presenting here and I'll I'll I'll do my presentation.</P> <P>00:16:21.500 --&gt; 00:16:25.780<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And these are what I'm going to show you is just a couple of slides that we have as part of our.</P> <P>00:16:26.890 --&gt; 00:16:29.440<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Our internal pitches around operator connect.</P> <P>00:16:35.130 --&gt; 00:16:36.400<BR />Scott Moore<BR />But I walked through these.</P> <P>00:16:39.350 --&gt; 00:16:40.070<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So.</P> <P>00:16:40.880 --&gt; 00:16:44.430<BR />Scott Moore<BR />This is the first slide, so it's really a comparison around.</P> <P>00:16:45.330 --&gt; 00:16:46.450<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Direct routing.</P> <P>00:16:47.440 --&gt; 00:16:48.180<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And.</P> <P>00:16:49.150 --&gt; 00:16:50.170<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, calling plan?</P> <P>00:16:51.120 --&gt; 00:17:00.300<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So I'm going to go through these one by one and kind of talk through the nuances of how these things are approached from an operator connect perspective as well as how they approached from a direct routing perspective.</P> <P>00:17:01.510 --&gt; 00:17:15.340<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So the first thing definitely take note, uh, from the program type as we mentioned before, operator connect is a programmatic approach. You know two operator provided calling rather than. With direct routing, there's no program involved, it's really around.</P> <P>00:17:16.110 --&gt; 00:17:21.410<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Direct routing is done through certified ESPECIES, whether that's an on premises based SBC.</P> <P>00:17:22.090 --&gt; 00:17:27.730<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Or it's a cloud based SBC or direct routing as a service, so it's not as programmatic.</P> <P>00:17:28.900 --&gt; 00:17:34.140<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And it's a little more manual. There are so, so at more manual things that you definitely have to set up as part of a direct routing employment.</P> <P>00:17:34.820 --&gt; 00:17:39.970<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Rather than it being programmatically done on the back end with teams and operator connect.</P> <P>00:17:42.350 --&gt; 00:17:45.560<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Yes, have any additional feedback there, any thoughts?</P> <P>00:17:45.890 --&gt; 00:17:46.960<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Straightforward.</P> <P>00:17:47.760 --&gt; 00:18:06.880<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Pretty straightforward as far as interconnection we talked about that. So with operator connect it's actually done through the Azure peering services for voice. There are some as I mentioned before. There's also some dedicated APIs with each carrier. The carrier actually interoperates with with Microsoft Teams Admin center.</P> <P>00:18:07.780 --&gt; 00:18:10.180<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So they actually set up the trunk on the back end.</P> <P>00:18:11.490 --&gt; 00:18:12.850<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Do all the validation.</P> <P>00:18:13.630 --&gt; 00:18:23.150<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Whereas with direct routing you do have to do that TLS connection over the Internet from the on premise assess PC or the cloud based SBC 2 teams.</P> <P>00:18:24.000 --&gt; 00:18:27.410<BR />Scott Moore<BR />There's a carrier tenant for setting that up as what we call a super trunk.</P> <P>00:18:28.390 --&gt; 00:18:32.350<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And there's definitely a little bit of customer configuration in direct routing.</P> <P>00:18:34.250 --&gt; 00:18:44.250<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, next thing is around number provisioning. We talked about that so provisioning is through the APIs as we mentioned before. You can see those numbers that are provisioned in the tenant.</P> <P>00:18:45.620 --&gt; 00:19:15.230<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So you have that capability to provision in the tenant also through a carrier APIs. They can do some provisioning as part of their services, though in direct routing that is actually done through PowerShell as part of that. So when you do provision numbers for direct routing it is done via PowerShell. It's not heavy, but it's definitely there. You can gives you a lot of flexibility with PowerShell, 'cause I've seen a lot of mass transformations where we can do PowerShell.</P> <P>00:19:15.530 --&gt; 00:19:22.280<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And we can do boom boom, boom and do. I've seen thousands of people actually being provisioned through PowerShell with direct routing.</P> <P>00:19:23.000 --&gt; 00:19:27.630<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Just a matter of the comfort level with with the technology and your comfort level with PowerShell.</P> <P>00:19:31.040 --&gt; 00:19:39.220<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Capabilities in teams admin center. As you saw before, I showed you that we have that presence in the portal. You can select the operator we walk through that.</P> <P>00:19:40.290 --&gt; 00:19:46.000<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And direct routing that is not available. That's not there today, so there is a distinction there.</P> <P>00:19:47.570 --&gt; 00:19:57.660<BR />Scott Moore<BR />From a customer experience perspective, we mentioned that the numbers are visualized in the portal as the operator numbers, you can assign them, you know through the portal.</P> <P>00:19:58.680 --&gt; 00:20:12.320<BR />Scott Moore<BR />However, in direct routing you do have to do that through PowerShell and you also do need to create some voice policies that are that would need to be additional configuration with direct routing as part of your voice policies.</P> <P>00:20:15.260 --&gt; 00:20:16.180<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Any thoughts there?</P> <P>00:20:17.050 --&gt; 00:20:19.440<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Additions data sharing.</P> <P>00:20:18.630 --&gt; 00:20:18.650<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:20:20.510 --&gt; 00:20:22.940<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So with data sharing all these, all this.</P> <P>00:20:24.910 --&gt; 00:20:54.680<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Analytics therefore for numbers, so your Cdr CQ CQ D That's there is part of operator connect or the APIs. The carriers also have some capabilities around some of the CRC QD data that they can actually see from their perspective, so you know a good example there is. You'd say, well, I'm working with NTT or peer IP and I'd like to see how much consumption I'm coming through. Then they can provide you reports of of the carrier utilization.</P> <P>00:20:55.100 --&gt; 00:20:56.530<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Naturally for them.</P> <P>00:20:57.410 --&gt; 00:21:04.390<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, for direct routing then you are. Then append the Cdr and SQD data that's natively there in the tenant today.</P> <P>00:21:05.610 --&gt; 00:21:07.560<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Rather than getting that from your carrier.</P> <P>00:21:10.490 --&gt; 00:21:41.180<BR />Scott Moore<BR />From a support perspective, you know your your first line of support for these numbers is your tier one is going to go through your operator connect model, so if you're if there were some issues then you would escalate to the carrier to the operator and then they would be that first line of support and then they can handle any any change management and updates through their channels as well as any Slas. They will have their own Slas between them. There's also Slas between that operator, an Microsoft for that availability.</P> <P>00:21:42.540 --&gt; 00:21:51.370<BR />Scott Moore<BR />With direct routing, the URL on Appan naturally working through your sip carrier or your PSTN carrier for any issues there as well as.</P> <P>00:21:52.910 --&gt; 00:21:57.240<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Possibly a managed services provider that may be managing that where you're managing that on your own.</P> <P>00:21:58.270 --&gt; 00:22:12.290<BR />Scott Moore<BR />As well as your SBC manufacturer for support for the SBC and you do have capabilities of escalations through M365 support or premier support, if there's any issues for numbers through direct routing.</P> <P>00:22:12.890 --&gt; 00:22:13.340<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That</P> <P>00:22:12.920 --&gt; 00:22:16.030<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And there's no mess always in place for direct routing.</P> <P>00:22:16.420 --&gt; 00:22:31.260<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />that that seems to me a biggie right? Specially as we look at mission critical large enterprise. If there's no SLA. This is kind of that really your role in your own, so it's best effort.</P> <P>00:22:30.080 --&gt; 00:22:30.580<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Well.</P> <P>00:22:31.380 --&gt; 00:22:40.180<BR />Scott Moore<BR />There there are Slas for M365 and Office 365. There's just, there's nothing specifically around right definitely.</P> <P>00:22:37.670 --&gt; 00:22:38.380<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />For this.</P> <P>00:22:39.650 --&gt; 00:22:44.090<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />For this piece, which is, which is a vital point of connection, right?</P> <P>00:22:45.550 --&gt; 00:22:58.700<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So we we do see that this is definitely much more advantageous operator connect perspective. It definitely gives you that capability. Then if there were some issues then you can actually engage and escalate through the operator.</P> <P>00:22:59.580 --&gt; 00:23:01.430<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So they definitely have some skin in the game there.</P> <P>00:23:01.830 --&gt; 00:23:02.290<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Good.</P> <P>00:23:02.370 --&gt; 00:23:02.820<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So.</P> <P>00:23:05.570 --&gt; 00:23:10.100<BR />Scott Moore<BR />From a management perspective, we we talked about the dedicated management capabilities there in the portal.</P> <P>00:23:10.760 --&gt; 00:23:17.090<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, so you do have that there that also you have those portal and API capabilities when it becomes generally available.</P> <P>00:23:17.880 --&gt; 00:23:39.600<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, for direct routing you do have some you know delegated admin capabilities as well as our bot capabilities. Today with access you know required in the tenant so that certain arbok users have the ability to provision telephone numbers or they'd have teams administrator which would basically be global admin for everything.</P> <P>00:23:40.830 --&gt; 00:23:41.330<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:23:42.420 --&gt; 00:23:54.060<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Total cost of ownership, so it is as a service with operator connect, so it's definitely modeled. You know it's delivered by the operator. You will see some different pricing models from each operator.</P> <P>00:23:55.100 --&gt; 00:23:59.550<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Due to the, you know the the breath of the services that they offer around that.</P> <P>00:24:00.150 --&gt; 00:24:00.750<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uhm?</P> <P>00:24:01.710 --&gt; 00:24:14.320<BR />Scott Moore<BR />But you will see that uh, with direct routing, the total cost of ownership is going to be the own premises based SBC as well as operated by the customer and or the hosted managed service for the operator.</P> <P>00:24:08.910 --&gt; 00:24:08.930<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:24:16.370 --&gt; 00:24:17.930<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />For a cloud solution.</P> <P>00:24:18.100 --&gt; 00:24:20.150<BR />Scott Moore<BR />They they really are and.</P> <P>00:24:19.670 --&gt; 00:24:22.780<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And we have to have some a piece of hardware on Prem.</P> <P>00:24:23.710 --&gt; 00:24:25.340<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Kind of put the damper on things.</P> <P>00:24:25.820 --&gt; 00:24:39.900<BR />Scott Moore<BR />An and and I'll talk about these a couple a couple data points on. Make sure that you know there's still a lot of requirements around, and there's still a lot of benefits of having on premises based SBC's you know. I do see a lot of customers I've been doing this for a long time.</P> <P>00:24:41.540 --&gt; 00:24:52.010<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Some customers still have legacy PBX is they may still have and a lot of things also boil down to still having you know, own premises analog requirements so that.</P> <P>00:24:52.650 --&gt; 00:24:59.460<BR />Scott Moore<BR />That's where the SBC's will shine, because the SP zone on premises based species still have capabilities around.</P> <P>00:24:59.820 --&gt; 00:25:05.600<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, analogue, whether it's you're talking doorbell systems, elevator systems, alarm systems.</P> <P>00:25:06.290 --&gt; 00:25:12.580<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Paging in PA systems. They have those capabilities of of being able to enter interconnect with them.</P> <P>00:25:13.260 --&gt; 00:25:18.720<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I also see some carriers or I actually some customers. They may still have pris.</P> <P>00:25:19.550 --&gt; 00:25:37.710<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So the SBC S is basically it's a voice T1, so your old primary rate interface. So some customers may still be on TDM or voice pris rather than already converting over to SIP trunking. And the best analogy is it's basically Dow up.</P> <P>00:25:20.340 --&gt; 00:25:20.960<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />WhatsApp?</P> <P>00:25:35.390 --&gt; 00:25:35.680<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Thank you.</P> <P>00:25:38.100 --&gt; 00:25:38.610<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:25:38.400 --&gt; 00:25:43.810<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, for voice. Rather than being on, you know, Sipos. Almost like a broadband connection.</P> <P>00:25:44.120 --&gt; 00:25:45.330<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Right I.</P> <P>00:25:44.780 --&gt; 00:25:45.510<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So you have.</P> <P>00:25:47.140 --&gt; 00:25:55.230<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So especies do have the ability, if they're properly ordered in, configured to be able to support interconnectivity of both.</P> <P>00:25:56.510 --&gt; 00:26:02.600<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Yeah, that's PC manufacturers. Make those that have PRI interfaces, but they all support native sip integration as well.</P> <P>00:26:04.160 --&gt; 00:26:07.790<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So you'll still see some customers do their part of that transition.</P> <P>00:26:09.620 --&gt; 00:26:12.630<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And they may have SBC's in those locations where they have.</P> <P>00:26:13.900 --&gt; 00:26:38.230<BR />Scott Moore<BR />PSTN integration, what we call local breakout. I work with a lot of customers who have. I've seen customers may have 900 locations and they still put an SBC in those locations, but there's also opportunities of consolidating those. I've also worked with customers who have gone through the process of consolidating that footprint of having 900 PSTN locations down to regional locations with SIP.</P> <P>00:26:38.950 --&gt; 00:26:42.870<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So it's all based on where they are in that in that road map.</P> <P>00:26:43.750 --&gt; 00:26:44.890<BR />Scott Moore<BR />For their own infrastructure.</P> <P>00:26:46.020 --&gt; 00:26:54.770<BR />Scott Moore<BR />But I've also seen a lot of customers, you know, make the conscious decision. Hey, we're ready to, you know. Start looking at something that's a little more cloud based.</P> <P>00:26:55.980 --&gt; 00:27:04.410<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And and, you know, shifting the paradigm and moving towards something that's really more cloud based. And this is where operator connect does fit in.</P> <P>00:27:05.560 --&gt; 00:27:06.870<BR />Scott Moore<BR />An another</P> <P>00:27:07.710 --&gt; 00:27:17.540<BR />Scott Moore<BR />another thing to think about that 'cause I've what were some other customers once they start to look at the workloads for end users and you kind of separate what I call your user based workloads.</P> <P>00:27:18.700 --&gt; 00:27:24.670<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Your user based workloads are more appropriate for these operator connects scenarios, whereas your facilities based workloads.</P> <P>00:27:25.950 --&gt; 00:27:35.420<BR />Scott Moore<BR />That's where the SBC's can still shine until you can look at other alternative solutions around those things around where you still have analog requirements.</P> <P>00:27:35.440 --&gt; 00:27:58.490<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So what I'm hearing at, you know, correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds like really where we're going to see we're direct routing. Is there really hinges on the SPC where if you still have analog, you haven't moved some of those systems are still out there, not updated, and you need to connect and also where they're just.</P> <P>00:27:59.730 --&gt; 00:28:19.090<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Doing their return on investment, you know they have capital investment. They say over where writing it for X period. That's our budgetary cycle for this until we look to move out. You know we have to gain. I forget what do you? What do they call that? Again, I'm not the financial guy.</P> <P>00:28:02.110 --&gt; 00:28:02.420<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:28:19.060 --&gt; 00:28:20.350<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, capitalization.</P> <P>00:28:20.330 --&gt; 00:28:23.980<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Cat, Yeah capital is zaddy capitalization.</P> <P>00:28:21.510 --&gt; 00:28:22.850<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Capitalization, yeah.</P> <P>00:28:24.580 --&gt; 00:28:37.220<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Definitely we have been working with a lot of customers where they they basically say, well, you know, we just invested in another PBX platform. So it may be you know 4-6 years before we're ready for a refresh and we have to capitalize that and write it off.</P> <P>00:28:24.590 --&gt; 00:28:25.030<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />My cat.</P> <P>00:28:37.930 --&gt; 00:28:38.430<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:28:38.080 --&gt; 00:28:48.280<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I I do have to point this out. I thought this was fun. Sue, did you see in the transcript when you said the cap it said my cat?</P> <P>00:28:49.540 --&gt; 00:28:50.910<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I said capax.</P> <P>00:28:50.650 --&gt; 00:29:03.620<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So now we know direct routing. If you have a cat, there's a impetus for that. Whoa, where'd he go he left. He couldn't stand that. I said, I joked in Scott left. He couldn't take that.</P> <P>00:29:04.290 --&gt; 00:29:05.160<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />They come out.</P> <P>00:29:05.570 --&gt; 00:29:06.170<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I'm back.</P> <P>00:29:06.450 --&gt; 00:29:07.800<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So real quickly.</P> <P>00:29:09.170 --&gt; 00:29:31.830<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You know from a so Scott that's great and you you're bringing this with your perspective from coming from the consulting field. Sue, you were at a competitor. And so where you had a lot of customers who again had on Prem and all that. So what are some of the key takeaways that you've seen with this or that you're thinking about?</P> <P>00:29:32.360 --&gt; 00:29:34.630<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Well, I a lot of my customers.</P> <P>00:29:34.680 --&gt; 00:29:55.490<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Uh, at the majority that are on Prem but a lot of them and it has a lot to do with money from a cap ex expenditure to they want to be more of an operational expense trip. You know, just from a finance accounting perspective. The way things work and that means that they want to move to more to a monthly subscription.</P> <P>00:29:56.590 --&gt; 00:30:22.280<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Right versus paying for it all up front, but then that aside, there also has been a huge driver to push to the cloud for many reasons. The pandemic is the one that really pushed that to make that happen for a lot of our customers. So a lot of the customers were looking for a purely cloud solution, but also maintain the same features that they know and love with on Prem.</P> <P>00:29:58.040 --&gt; 00:29:58.410<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:30:22.850 --&gt; 00:30:27.430<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />You know, so be able to call Park. Being able to page being able to.</P> <P>00:30:28.580 --&gt; 00:30:36.720<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Transfer consult transfer blind transfer all that still having those features and functionality but an all cloud solution.</P> <P>00:30:37.320 --&gt; 00:30:44.080<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So two quick things. One of them is I'm going to call on Kendra in a second and it's about the data sharing.</P> <P>00:30:37.500 --&gt; 00:30:37.890<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:30:45.860 --&gt; 00:31:04.330<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But the first thing is when you did something just like a little light bulb in my head, I'm slow to the table, so it takes me a little. But when you were talking when you were talking about wanting to move to the cloud based and liking a monthly subscription.</P> <P>00:31:05.340 --&gt; 00:31:24.320<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And then this combined with what you know talking about earlier by having that single, you know that carrier that you're connecting to it would seem that if you're a customer who's like look we need to hedge our bets because Microsoft yeah, we love you today, but we may not tomorrow.</P> <P>00:31:25.640 --&gt; 00:31:49.450<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />This gives me some flexibility, right? Because now if I decide to go with another solutions cloud base, it's providing similar capability. It would be a much easier proposition to move. Keep those numbers, do all that, it's just a re look once I'm in the cloud now I don't have that huge investment on the cap, ex. That's what I was looking for and you said it.</P> <P>00:31:50.480 --&gt; 00:31:59.090<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I don't have that big cap, ex. I gotta, you know, even count over time. I can be flexible. It can be monthly and if I you know.</P> <P>00:31:59.990 --&gt; 00:32:06.970<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />If they tire with us, they could move to a competitor who's doing something similar in the cloud. That's my first.</P> <P>00:32:07.330 --&gt; 00:32:37.680<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />That's even true. I'm just going to add this 'cause you're hitting so many notes that even from an analytics perspective, I think about one it when you're in the cloud, you can move to any BI tool. When you push your data into your source systems, you can move to any tool, so that's some good things about being mindful about where you might want to be in 10 years, and we're here to help you be where you need to be, not necessarily to lock you into one of our products.</P> <P>00:32:09.980 --&gt; 00:32:10.330<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:32:21.340 --&gt; 00:32:21.690<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:32:37.730 --&gt; 00:32:59.790<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />I think that's important to call out as a trusted advisor to my customers. I do think that way too, and the other is data security. People are moving to cloud because they don't have the costs. Of course, of hardware on Prem. But also there are things that Microsoft provides that you don't have to think about, and some of those are application management and.</P> <P>00:33:00.490 --&gt; 00:33:19.360<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />And assessing security risk and mitigating for security risk and whether that's in an application or on a server or in data and how we manage that. We're constantly thinking about that kind of stuff too, so I just wanted to mention that data security cost cloud good.</P> <P>00:33:16.770 --&gt; 00:33:17.080<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />It's.</P> <P>00:33:19.180 --&gt; 00:33:37.730<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Well, and I had a question for you Kendra because you know that number, well, there's not. They're not number, but under data sharing they talk about having the different data that's available provided for the operators, and also that you can. You know both direct and operator connect.</P> <P>00:33:20.880 --&gt; 00:33:21.620<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Well, we're going to.</P> <P>00:33:32.000 --&gt; 00:33:33.400<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, so that.</P> <P>00:33:38.120 --&gt; 00:33:38.670<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:33:39.320 --&gt; 00:33:45.680<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Can you speak to that just a bit about? You know if you want to do any kind of analytics to open APIs?</P> <P>00:33:47.620 --&gt; 00:33:48.220<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />General.</P> <P>00:33:49.210 --&gt; 00:34:19.340<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />I have not actually seen this yet, so I don't have a hands on oh or even conceptual idea of this particular capability. I'm going to guess, though, that there's a database, probably SQL Server, housing this information, and because of that with power BI, if you wanted to and you had access to it, you could use one of the native connectors in power BI point to that data source in the cloud, which doesn't require a gateway, so it's easy peasy.</P> <P>00:33:54.160 --&gt; 00:33:54.610<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:33:56.390 --&gt; 00:33:56.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />OK.</P> <P>00:34:19.790 --&gt; 00:34:38.150<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Uh, and then pull that data in and do your analytics. In fact, one of the slides that was shown earlier had a couple of key and analytics there in the form of a card that had a total number of customers and my customers and I remember looking at that going. Oh, there's some Alex built in here that's great.</P> <P>00:34:38.600 --&gt; 00:35:05.660<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Uh, so I would imagine that you can not only point to those data sources and create analytics fairly easily and you could possibly even share those analytics out as well. As long as you use some government approach for that, you wouldn't want to share that across your whole organization, but we have capabilities to be able to lock that down for you and bubble it up to your executives and create some prescriptive plans based on that data.</P> <P>00:35:05.110 --&gt; 00:35:13.490<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />No, that's great. That's exactly I was getting that that you know if there are APIs that are open and they providing some of this data.</P> <P>00:35:06.880 --&gt; 00:35:07.130<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:35:11.970 --&gt; 00:35:12.400<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:35:14.060 --&gt; 00:35:21.670<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You don't just have to take any canned reports, there's the opportunity to possibly create, you know custom ones for you.</P> <P>00:35:18.630 --&gt; 00:35:18.950<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:35:20.300 --&gt; 00:35:20.690<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:35:21.170 --&gt; 00:35:21.600<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:35:22.290 --&gt; 00:35:29.020<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />That's and a lot of our product Stew. You can tap into just about anything dynamics on the back end.</P> <P>00:35:22.500 --&gt; 00:35:22.840<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I.</P> <P>00:35:29.670 --&gt; 00:35:33.220<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, Azure features. Of course. Anything you want really.</P> <P>00:35:34.120 --&gt; 00:35:42.100<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So that's that's probably a great we probably down the road. Might want to do a deeper dive on the city or CTD things.</P> <P>00:35:42.350 --&gt; 00:35:43.320<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Sure, yeah.</P> <P>00:35:42.700 --&gt; 00:35:47.690<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So Microsoft has been investing in this for awhile with the call detail records in the body dashboard.</P> <P>00:35:48.390 --&gt; 00:35:51.790<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So those analytics do exist today natively in teams.</P> <P>00:35:53.110 --&gt; 00:35:59.680<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So in it, and they're often used for troubleshooting. Oh my call, this wasn't great. Why was it not great? And it gives you that ability?</P> <P>00:36:00.420 --&gt; 00:36:04.550<BR />Scott Moore<BR />That you can go in and look at those analytics and and be deterministic.</P> <P>00:36:05.190 --&gt; 00:36:36.580<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Or at least get some information on whether it could have been, you know, network issue or a device issue. Whether it's something stimach for multiple users, so that's been there for awhile and there's been a lot of investments there and also mentioned that there are some third parties out there that have been in this space for many years, so there are some third party analytics providers specifically in the voice quality space, so they do exist and they also consume this data and have the ability to represent this data.</P> <P>00:36:36.920 --&gt; 00:36:42.240<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And and their lens and optics so that that also exists as well.</P> <P>00:36:42.670 --&gt; 00:36:46.710<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Can you give a couple of examples if you know of any just off the top of your head?</P> <P>00:36:47.580 --&gt; 00:36:59.750<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Sure, there's really. There's really three main in this space. It's really IR IR prognosis, nectar and unify square. So those are the three main voice analytics.</P> <P>00:37:01.320 --&gt; 00:37:11.140<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, vendors out there providers and now have capabilities of being able to analyze previous Skype for business data and now teams data around voice analytics.</P> <P>00:37:11.500 --&gt; 00:37:12.100<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Nice.</P> <P>00:37:11.520 --&gt; 00:37:12.450<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />That's interesting.</P> <P>00:37:14.210 --&gt; 00:37:21.090<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Alright, so if people want to get more information around operator connect.</P> <P>00:37:22.220 --&gt; 00:37:23.120<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />What should they do?</P> <P>00:37:23.720 --&gt; 00:37:41.770<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So there's actually a slide here that I'll talk about, so we we do have a slide so you can go to AK Dot Ms forward Slash Microsoft Teams calling. There's also a couple of free trials out there. You know there for greater than 300 users for slash D5 trial.</P> <P>00:37:42.350 --&gt; 00:37:46.910<BR />Scott Moore<BR />As well as forward slash business voice trial for under 300 users.</P> <P>00:37:47.550 --&gt; 00:37:52.440<BR />Scott Moore<BR />There's also some things around fast track, so you can also go to AK Dot Ms.</P> <P>00:37:53.150 --&gt; 00:37:55.220<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Forward slash fast track voice.</P> <P>00:37:55.820 --&gt; 00:38:03.040<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And then we also have some customer scenarios that you can actually look at. Some references around forward slash teams calling customers.</P> <P>00:38:03.960 --&gt; 00:38:04.600<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Awesome.</P> <P>00:38:05.680 --&gt; 00:38:08.300<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Well, it's great. Any last comments?</P> <P>00:38:06.630 --&gt; 00:38:06.840<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I.</P> <P>00:38:08.440 --&gt; 00:38:12.000<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />If I remember right, this was announced at Ignite, wasn't it?</P> <P>00:38:13.490 --&gt; 00:38:34.330<BR />Scott Moore<BR />It was announced at Ignite that this was coming and then they and then it became in preview a couple weeks ago, so I guess about a beginning of June so I know as soon as it became available I started hitting up and soon as it started getting populated because it was getting populated in peoples tenants with the operator.</P> <P>00:38:17.120 --&gt; 00:38:17.400<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />OK.</P> <P>00:38:23.180 --&gt; 00:38:23.640<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:38:34.920 --&gt; 00:38:38.940<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, voice played under your voice on Blade.</P> <P>00:38:40.010 --&gt; 00:38:44.770<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I started to communicate with some of these guys that were part of the first wave and say hey.</P> <P>00:38:46.080 --&gt; 00:38:48.780<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Let's talk, let's see if we can get some demo you know.</P> <P>00:38:49.500 --&gt; 00:38:55.960<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Get some demo numbers so that I can play with my tenant and also you know market ACIS and go where we are. Yeah.</P> <P>00:38:56.280 --&gt; 00:39:01.940<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I just wasn't sure if Ignite would be another place for people to go and get some more training. That's why I asked.</P> <P>00:38:56.440 --&gt; 00:38:56.830<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />9.</P> <P>00:39:01.710 --&gt; 00:39:19.040<BR />Scott Moore<BR />There there would be some information around the initial communications around operator connects, so you know it's been out there for awhile, so you'll see that there's also out of the third party as well as a lot of the MDP guys, and they've been blogging about this while since it Ignite, so there's a lot of information that's up.</P> <P>00:39:22.040 --&gt; 00:39:25.030<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Excellent, any last things before we wrap up.</P> <P>00:39:26.960 --&gt; 00:39:27.500<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I'm good.</P> <P>00:39:29.690 --&gt; 00:40:00.370<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Good, I got food waiting so I want to thank I gotta eat before my next Viva presentation. Want to thank everybody. You know our panel. This is great and you know certainly take a look at the slide. Will have those posted up. As always you can find us not only on our blog at AKA DOT Ms Slash HLS blog that's AKA Dot Ms Slash HLS blog but if you want to take mid day cafe on the go.</P> <P>00:40:19.700 --&gt; 00:40:19.720<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:40:19.760 --&gt; 00:40:26.320<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We will see you next week. We're going to be doing a multi prong with everybody kind of getting a little.</P> <P>00:40:27.550 --&gt; 00:40:32.320<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Taste of something in there. I'm gonna leave it at that but look for that.</P> <P>00:40:31.480 --&gt; 00:40:33.930<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />It's like awesome. It's going to be great though.</P> <P>00:40:33.010 --&gt; 00:40:33.460<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It'll be.</P> <P>00:40:34.210 --&gt; 00:40:35.030<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Be awesome.</P> <P>00:40:35.260 --&gt; 00:40:36.480<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />It's got a great yeah.</P> <P>00:40:36.240 --&gt; 00:40:37.250<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's always awesome.</P> <P>00:40:38.500 --&gt; 00:40:41.530<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And with that, this is Mike and.</P> <P>00:40:42.230 --&gt; 00:40:42.800<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Scott</P> <P>00:40:43.290 --&gt; 00:40:43.920<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Sue</P> <P>00:40:44.870 --&gt; 00:40:45.500<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Kendra.</P> <P>00:40:46.150 --&gt; 00:40:50.800<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Being a have a great day, take care of 1 and is always Joe.</P> <P>00:40:51.420 --&gt; 00:40:51.880<BR />Scott Moore<BR />so yeah.</P> <P>00:40:51.590 --&gt; 00:40:51.940<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />thanks.</P> <P>00:40:53.130 --&gt; 00:40:53.540<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Bye.</P> Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:40:21 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-06-22T13:40:21Z Who doesn't like FREE Power BI Training? <P>I would contend that training helps with adoption AND it can be a powerful instrument for evangelizing and envisioning too!&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL> <LI>Start by attending our <STRONG><FONT color="#0000FF">FREE</FONT> Power BI Trainings for Business Users</STRONG> (it's good for managers, IT, and Admins too) - What is Power BI all about?&nbsp; How can business users successfully navigate Power BI reports, dashboards, and apps?&nbsp; Don't try to memorize everything, just internalize it and think about where you could find value if you digitally transformed an old process.&nbsp; Think "modernization".&nbsp; We'll help you get there.&nbsp; Check out the link below for training options.</LI> <LI>Next for you analysts, let's get you into a <STRONG><FONT color="#0000FF">FREE&nbsp;</FONT>Power BI Dashboard in a Day</STRONG> workshop.&nbsp; See your Microsoft account team.&nbsp; We can help find free resources globally.&nbsp; Need a custom or dedicated workshop?&nbsp; We can help with that too!</LI> <LI>Now build and share!&nbsp; Create a Center of Excellence and celebrate your impact, show-and-tell, and teach others.&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> </OL> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more about Free Power BI Training from Guy in a Cube</A>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Have questions?&nbsp; Your Microsoft account team is always a great place to start or share your comments with me and I'll help get you the direction you need.</P> Fri, 18 Jun 2021 20:51:32 GMT Kendra Burgess 2021-06-18T20:51:32Z Webinar Recording and Resources - How Microsoft Viva Can Enhance Your Employee Experience <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Vivawebinar.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="Vivawebinar.png" alt="Vivawebinar.png" /></span>Microsoft Viva is an employee experience platform that brings together communications, knowledge, learning, resources, and insights. Powered by Microsoft 365 and experienced primarily through Microsoft Teams, Viva fosters a culture where people and teams are empowered be their best from anywhere.</P> <P>On Thursday, June 17<SUP>th</SUP> Microsoft’s Michael Gannotti presented on how Microsoft Viva can take your organization employee experience to the next level. Coverage included: Microsoft Viva Connections, Microsoft Viva Topics, Microsoft Viva Learning, and Microsoft Viva Insights.</P> <P>Watch the video below and be sure to grab the resources below that. Have questions around Viva? <EM><STRONG>Be sure to join the Viva AMA on June 23<SUP>rd</SUP>. <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click this link to learn more!</A></STRONG></EM></P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Resources:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="" target="_self">Microsoft Viva Presentation PDF&nbsp;&nbsp;</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_self">Microsoft Viva e-Book</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft VIVA AMA June 23, 2021</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Setting Up Microsoft Viva Connections Step by Step – HLS Show Me How</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Leveraging Virtual Tours Inside of Viva Connections for Back to Work Scenarios – HLS Show Me How (</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Leverage Rich Media in Microsoft Viva Connections - HLS Show Me How</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Resources for Setting Up Viva Topics and Viva Connections (</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Announcing Viva Learning public preview - Microsoft Tech Community</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Introduction to Microsoft Viva Learning (Preview) | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Set up Microsoft Viva Learning (Preview) in the Teams admin center | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Viva Insights in Teams | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> </UL> <P><EM>Thanks for visiting –&nbsp;Michael Gannotti&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>LinkedIn</EM></A><EM>&nbsp;|&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>Twitter&nbsp;</EM></A></P> <P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="me - Copy.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="me - Copy.jpg" alt="Michael Gannotti" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Michael Gannotti</span></span></EM></P> <P><STRONG><EM>Automated machine learning transcript:</EM></STRONG></P> <P>00:00:00.000 --&gt; 00:00:00.620<BR />Carson Heady<BR />Very good.</P> <P>00:00:01.440 --&gt; 00:00:03.160<BR />Carson Heady<BR />Ready to begin to kick us off?</P> <P>00:00:04.330 --&gt; 00:00:36.100<BR />Carson Heady<BR />Alright, well thank you so much everyone for joining today. Really ecstatic about the excitement about our recent announcement from Microsoft Viva. And if you don't know me, I'm Carson Heady, the director for the central region for our major health providers and payers and really excited to be part of the session today specifically is more and more information comes out about Viva. So I know many of you have already been exposed to some level of even knowledge specifically some of the components that may fall into your existing investments.</P> <P>00:00:36.310 --&gt; 00:01:01.910<BR />Carson Heady<BR />With Microsoft, so we're joined today by Michael Gianotti is one of our principle teams. Technical specialists really excited to have him. He runs our healthcare blog for Microsoft US Health and Life Sciences, and I've had the pleasure of working with him for about a year and a half now. So without further ado, I'm going to turn it over to Michael to talk about our experience, employee experience and cultural tool Viva.</P> <P>00:01:02.750 --&gt; 00:01:29.590<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Excellent thank you Carson. So as he said, just by quick way of introduction, my name is Mike Shotty an I'm a principle technical technical specialist here at Microsoft covering our healthcare and Life Sciences group just as a quick advertisement for us. We do have a blog at AKA DOT Ms Slash HLS blague that's AKA Dot Ms Slash.</P> <P>00:01:29.640 --&gt; 00:02:00.150<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />HLS blog and after today's presentation, all the slides that you'll see today will be available off of that. I'll have a post as well as the recording from today and then other resources available for you so you know. Please be sure to check that out. We'll have that. Like I said, it will be up by tomorrow morning and you'll be able to get to those materials just couple of quick housekeeping items as we go. We're doing kind of a mute all as we go through just to.</P> <P>00:02:00.280 --&gt; 00:02:01.560<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Ensure that.</P> <P>00:02:01.810 --&gt; 00:02:02.440<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:02:03.450 --&gt; 00:02:34.170<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You know that we have a semblance of order as we're going through an will still heal here. Dings for a while. People are joining, but please if you have questions as we go through, we're not going to have a lot of time for Q&amp;A. I will tell you that. But having said that, please Pope feel free to post them here or do hands up. I will take pauses periodically also to take in field questions. And like I said, we've got a lot of material to cover today.</P> <P>00:02:34.220 --&gt; 00:02:40.710<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, as we talk about Microsoft Viva, which is my favorite area of conversation these days so.</P> <P>00:02:42.030 --&gt; 00:03:04.420<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Just one last quick little. This isn't a plug for me. It's from our Viva group. If you go to the blog, I'll have that post tomorrow will be up. I'm going to include a link to this so that you can get to that, but the Microsoft Viva team is having an AMA or ask me anything on June 23rd. So next week you can ask them.</P> <P>00:03:01.330 --&gt; 00:03:01.680<BR />Schabow, Brett S<BR />Thanks.</P> <P>00:03:05.080 --&gt; 00:03:35.490<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Any question you have that you didn't get it it's not a presentation. It's just to ask us anything you want and they'll answer so that is available. But without further ado, let's get on with today's presentation, so I have a couple of slides we're going to cover the kind of setup and help to explain what Microsoft's thoughts are around Viva, where our view is our direction, and it gives you a sense as to not only why we've done what we've done.</P> <P>00:03:35.880 --&gt; 00:03:43.400<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But where we're going? The first of those is around employees in that first slide that I kind of race through. That said, resilience.</P> <P>00:03:44.050 --&gt; 00:03:53.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />A lot of this goes really back to the beginning of the pandemic, and when the pandemic began, we saw a large outpouring of.</P> <P>00:03:55.380 --&gt; 00:04:22.120<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Workers from their workplace to outside to working remote, and with that there is a lot of stressors that came about that we've seen you know here at Microsoft with our competitors with our customers, our partners across the board even like I work healthcare and Life sciences. Even with providers who are, you know, typically we think of the clinicians and those folks. There's a whole wealth of staff outside of that realm.</P> <P>00:04:22.750 --&gt; 00:04:37.680<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Begin to work remotely and we'll talk about that mix as we go through. But as those stressors came about, we started looking at things we looked at was trying to figure out what's the major thing that keeps employees one.</P> <P>00:04:38.280 --&gt; 00:05:02.890<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Or productive even in a work remote view you know, working remotely and number two job retention. Because if I can work remotely I can work anywhere and we did see some of that with various companies where they saw pressures on their org with people starting the shop themselves and the number one thing that we saw was around engagement. When you have engaged employees, they're more productive.</P> <P>00:05:03.560 --&gt; 00:05:18.730<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And there are also more likely to stay where they're at and be retained, and as a part of that we started looking at and breaking down the six major areas that really Viva as we get into it is meant to address.</P> <P>00:05:19.340 --&gt; 00:05:40.950<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And these are those areas that contribute to that engaged employee experience. Number one is around empowerment. Do I have the tools and things I need at my fingertips to easily get my job done, or are we making it difficult? I gotta, you know, click from here to here to here to here and have 10 million windows open or we simplifying.</P> <P>00:05:41.620 --&gt; 00:06:07.760<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Number two is job growth. Do I feel like my employers investing in my growth professionally through training and opportunities so I have opportunities both within role to grow and expand, but also possibly to grow and expand and move into other areas within the organization and training. Do I have a sense of purpose that's greater than just me clocking in? You know many, many moons ago?</P> <P>00:06:08.900 --&gt; 00:06:09.710<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />As a.</P> <P>00:06:11.580 --&gt; 00:06:13.520<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Dishwasher in high school.</P> <P>00:06:14.940 --&gt; 00:06:24.850<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I had the experience where I would go in during the day and I literally punch a clock in with a paper ballot and punch out and that was my sole purpose.</P> <P>00:06:26.210 --&gt; 00:06:36.280<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But when we have an organization that we're, we're doing things and we feel we're we're contributing a part of something greater than ourselves in that case.</P> <P>00:06:37.060 --&gt; 00:07:02.590<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Am I am I experiencing that? Do I feel that tie to that large organization? The next is around focus and this is huge? Right now we're in a virtual meeting. You are in a Microsoft Teams meeting and we know that for many employees as they moved outside working remotely and from home that that became problematic in that they'd start earlier.</P> <P>00:07:03.390 --&gt; 00:07:16.200<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And you know, there are days where I would go especially early on in dealing with some of my customers where I'd get up. I'd be logged in early and I may not even get to the shower until noon or later.</P> <P>00:07:16.470 --&gt; 00:07:31.720<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, and we saw people looking at virtual meetings and saying, hey, if I don't have to worry about bringing me into the Roman this and that racking stacking meetings. So is the org providing me tools that help me to clear the deck?</P> <P>00:07:32.480 --&gt; 00:07:38.910<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Be able to focus on the things I need to do, as well as organizationally are they assisting me.</P> <P>00:07:39.730 --&gt; 00:08:09.870<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Connections is another one. Again, if you're not working in the workplace. If you're not a frontline worker there everyday, but were pushed to remote or now you're in a hybrid situation with some mom campus or you know at your organization's location and others remotely and scattered, you're not having the water cooler talks you're not meeting at the coffee pot, you're not going by their cube, said hey, what's up and making those connections that are both personal?</P> <P>00:08:09.920 --&gt; 00:08:35.240<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />In professional that help with Karere with getting your job done as you make connections and on that personal level again being engaged in the last is around employee well being and we're going will hit on that at the very end. Is my employer proactively looking after my well being and will be taking a look at how and what we're doing to address that?</P> <P>00:08:36.300 --&gt; 00:09:01.350<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So with all of that, we looked at tools that can enable those things, and we recognize that our customers and even ourselves as well as partners have many tools, some of which come from Microsoft, others from competitors or partners, homegrown apps, etc. And there's a whole range of things that could plug into areas that addressed those six areas.</P> <P>00:09:02.160 --&gt; 00:09:35.690<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So rather though then saying look, let's build all new tools, we decided to build what we're calling an experience platform and we talk about Viva. That's what it is. It is an experience platform, bringing together many of the things that we talked about in that you see here into a single experience that simplifies it for employees and brings them to where they're at in, where there working, and we're doing that today, primarily through four modules. There will be more things down the line will.</P> <P>00:09:36.160 --&gt; 00:10:03.790<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Being out saying not today, but today we're really looking at and focusing on four key areas that we're going to walk through today, the first of which will be connections, Viva connections, and that is the module that's really addressing the transmission of corporate culture of communications as well as applications. And we'll get into that in a tailored experience for users based on their role.</P> <P>00:10:04.500 --&gt; 00:10:29.510<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And engaging them. It's not just a one way. Push in a here's all our corporate marketing. That's not what it is and we'll see why. Next we'll see we're going to take a look at topics. Topics is all about harnessing the power of knowledge, management and next expertise enterprise wide and bringing it proactively to users that you'll see.</P> <P>00:10:30.490 --&gt; 00:11:00.300<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />After that will take take a look at Skilling and growth which comes under our Viva learning module in under Viva Learning. We'll see how no we're not replacing your learning management system, but what we are doing is integrating with that for your corporate compliance component as well as the full continuum of learning from everything from a department or project team that needs to breed some documentation all the way up through divisions etc. To that final you know.</P> <P>00:11:00.390 --&gt; 00:11:11.370<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Corporate compliance training that takes place in aggregating it and bring it. Serving it to our users. And finally we'll take a look at it. Insights that is all about.</P> <P>00:11:11.940 --&gt; 00:11:14.750<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Providing actionable insights.</P> <P>00:11:15.490 --&gt; 00:11:16.880<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />To the individual.</P> <P>00:11:17.700 --&gt; 00:11:34.700<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So there management and then finally, organizationally, and we'll take a look at all those areas with that, because that's a lot to cover. So buckle your seatbelts and we are going to begin. I'll take questions at the end of the first module.</P> <P>00:11:36.040 --&gt; 00:11:37.620<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />The last point just to.</P> <P>00:11:39.060 --&gt; 00:11:45.350<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Put this to bed right here. Everything that I'm going to show you falls under your existing.</P> <P>00:11:46.050 --&gt; 00:11:53.620<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Privacy and security policies and postures that you set up in your organization using 365.</P> <P>00:11:54.720 --&gt; 00:12:24.850<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />As I said, this is about the experience as far as the back end and the things that we're doing to secure that data and information and privacy. It's still all respected. I'll mention that as we go, but that's an important piece, and then the last thing is platform in ecosystem. We just had build. We announced a slew of a vendor or partners and people that are going to market today. We also released the APIs so everything I'm going to show you is meant to be extended meant to be leveraged.</P> <P>00:12:25.110 --&gt; 00:12:25.470<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:12:26.460 --&gt; 00:12:46.110<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Both by yourselves as well as partners and vendors out there. So without further ado, let's jump into corporate corporate connections or Viva connections and talk about that corporate culture and communication. So Viva connections is all about bringing the next generation Intranet.</P> <P>00:12:47.240 --&gt; 00:12:58.460<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Based on Microsoft share point online modern framework that's important to keep in mind. The modern framework. A lot of my customers have migrated up.</P> <P>00:12:59.020 --&gt; 00:13:33.980<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />To the cloud or there in the process of doing that with their share point. But it's still in what we call classic mode, so this is not your daddy's your Grandpa SharePoint. This is modern framework. It's meant to be responsive design. It is it does all kinds of things that lend themselves to connections as well as we have pieces coming down the Pike with connections as a part of that. But it brings this next generation Intranet highly tailored for people based on their role within an organization. So different people may have very different.</P> <P>00:13:34.030 --&gt; 00:13:44.850<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Experiences and brought to them where they work, which is that single pane of glass that you may have noticed just quickly go back to.</P> <P>00:13:45.440 --&gt; 00:13:46.330<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />This slide.</P> <P>00:13:47.330 --&gt; 00:13:51.190<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />With all the VV experiences, while we can get to many of them.</P> <P>00:13:51.950 --&gt; 00:14:25.250<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Via browsers and going places were bringing it right within teams where you're at right now, and again that single pane of glass to get work done. So we're bringing the full fidelity of the modern intranet next generation Intranet where you're tailing tailoring experiences right within teams, but not just teams on the desktop. The browser, Mac, PC as well as mobile so you know here I am my iPhone, I have it, I can't show you our internal stuff on a public call.</P> <P>00:14:25.310 --&gt; 00:14:56.170<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But I'm on it right and I'm getting it right here, so we're going to take a look at what this looks like. Kind of walk through and then I have a demo environment where I can show some extensions and living breathing pieces of this, but at a quick highlight. This is what it looks like for a user instead of them going in the morning to start their day and having to go out to a company intranet which most people won't do. They have work to get done as soon as teams.</P> <P>00:14:56.220 --&gt; 00:14:57.060<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Fires up.</P> <P>00:14:57.790 --&gt; 00:15:15.410<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />The first thing that's going to greet them is their company intranet, so here we're seeing this branded experience for this Relic Cloud company. It is a full fidelity experience, so all the navigational elements come over. I'll show you the interactive pieces as well how that's working.</P> <P>00:15:16.700 --&gt; 00:15:41.960<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We're getting all of that within here. We're also getting things like personalization via audience profile targeting. So today there are two pieces that are coming this summer. In this view, the updated company feed that you can use in lieu of or as a replacement to your news. But today the news piece that's there.</P> <P>00:15:42.870 --&gt; 00:16:12.660<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You can do audience profiling. You can do rollups of news, so there's a wealth of things around that that blog I mentioned. That's my next post on extending this so you can do this today, but with this company feed, we're giving additional information all around this. The next piece is here in this dashboard and the dashboard is a tile based view of applications that people need to get their job done.</P> <P>00:16:13.960 --&gt; 00:16:45.710<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />The beauty of it is not only can we tailor news, events and information that we're bringing to people, but we also can tailor the applications that we're going to integrate and provide here. So again, I may have a knowledge worker. I may have a frontline worker, and they may have very different views, and here we can see some examples of tiles which can be different sizes with images without different types of interaction. But I have here one that's what we call a no code.</P> <P>00:16:45.920 --&gt; 00:16:52.330<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Where I'm seeing all of my tasks across outlook across planner across Microsoft to do.</P> <P>00:16:53.000 --&gt; 00:17:21.340<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And I'm seeing how many I have do so 11 tile that with no code we drop it on the dashboard and everybody sees it, but they see their tasks here. I see a tile for eight what we call a low code so we have no code for our different services in the cloud and some of our partners that we've announced. And I have a slide at the end that will show you many of those of it. You're probably using today.</P> <P>00:17:21.870 --&gt; 00:17:53.060<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, I have no code. Once you can just drop in, but here's an example of a low code using nothing more than the power platform or Microsoft Power apps. Creating an application with workflow for somebody to have it return to work at building access by doing a COVID check and it walks through some steps and you can click and get a little pop up and walk through, fill out the information to be provided building access. Then we're seeing some additional ones here.</P> <P>00:17:53.110 --&gt; 00:17:58.510<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But we said that you know the beauty of it is here I am. I'm in teams. I didn't have to go anywhere.</P> <P>00:17:59.270 --&gt; 00:18:01.940<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We brought it to you, but what about mobile?</P> <P>00:18:03.030 --&gt; 00:18:22.200<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Well, when I go to my mobile view in Microsoft Teams and here we are in the teams client on a iPhone. I think in this case we're getting the same branded experience. Now we're looking at the feed with all that targeted information for me. Brought with full fidelity.</P> <P>00:18:22.840 --&gt; 00:18:45.000<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And with full engagement in interaction. So when I click an we start to scroll through, this will see here things like you know, like comment, there was a share. We're seeing other pieces where we've even brought in teams meeting. We can bring in all kinds of content in the new feed that's coming out again.</P> <P>00:18:45.720 --&gt; 00:19:00.770<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You know it provides then full fidelity, an full interactivity, right? So even here in this teams conversation that's meant then made available, we can do things like take pictures, record audio, all the things that I would expect.</P> <P>00:19:01.340 --&gt; 00:19:29.270<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And when we go through and we look at all the information that's feeding up. Will see again that fidelity of experience. Nothing that the organization has to do or set up just by virtue of having Viva connections set up and running and having the feed it recognizes it. Microsoft Teams brings it in, lays it out cleanly as it should, and presents it right through the client, not something separate. The people after you.</P> <P>00:19:30.780 --&gt; 00:20:00.450<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Then as we go to the dashboard. So here is that dashboard on the desktop. In here we see it in the mobile view for this woman who is a knowledge worker. She's saying, you know some of those that we mentioned, including integration into their time off system to there could be Kronos could be whatever here we have direct integration into Yammer and at a leadership. So there's a Yammer community, and again, full interactivity. I don't have to go to Yammer.</P> <P>00:20:00.500 --&gt; 00:20:24.880<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I just simply click ask type my question and then I can receive an answer from that community. So we're getting all of that. We're seeing additional ones, no code drop Inns from other Viva modules that will be seeing in a bit. For example from insights we're seeing here it recognizes, hey, this woman she's been running like a hamster on a wheel. She needs to take a break.</P> <P>00:20:25.490 --&gt; 00:20:55.920<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Interjecting to go ahead and step back and kind of do some breathing exercises. We also see here a mandated learning module. It's being presented and both of these you'll note or different sizes. Again, you can tailor the tiles for different size. Different layouts. For here we have some imagery, but here it's pulling in a mandated learning module that it recognizes she needs to do, and if we go through we'll see additional information it's there.</P> <P>00:20:56.200 --&gt; 00:21:09.870<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But then when we come over here now, we're seeing a different individual, and in his case he is a frontline worker. His view looks very different, right? Same exact dashboard.</P> <P>00:21:10.780 --&gt; 00:21:41.100<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But we audience profile the tiles so and we can profile and based on Azure Active Directory groups or 365 groups. And when we do he's now seeing for example shifts 'cause he is shift driven. So he's going to clock in with Kronos or with Microsoft shifts. He's going to take. He doesn't have to do the COVID checker to get back to building access. He's never left. He's been there every day but he has a daily health check.</P> <P>00:21:41.150 --&gt; 00:21:47.960<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />The TS to answer some questions. He's seeing things around his pay around stock some communications.</P> <P>00:21:48.600 --&gt; 00:22:04.640<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And so all of that is brought front and center to him again, right within that mobile view doesn't have to go anywhere. And getting all of that there. So I'm going to pause. I saw one question was posted. Carson, you want to read what we've got?</P> <P>00:22:09.590 --&gt; 00:22:40.480<BR />Carson Heady<BR />Yeah, definitely can't great question here and I think you'll like the answer. So is it fair to say Viva is meant to be an Intranet site replacement? And certainly there are some components that can speak to Intranet. There's a lot of projects that we're having specific to Internet replacement that may incorporate Viva, but it can be so much more. So. Michael, do you want to feel that? Yeah, so it definitely so number one. Yes it can. It can be your replacement for an Internet, but also it really depends on where you're at.</P> <P>00:22:40.770 --&gt; 00:23:11.790<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />The 365 journey. If you're already on share point modern framework, it could be the extension and now they added capability of bringing it into teams with full fidelity, like I'm going to show with bringing you know things like the dashboard and other components so it becomes much more. It becomes that single place I go to get information. The applications I need and to really start my day again brought within teams.</P> <P>00:23:11.830 --&gt; 00:23:44.320<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Although I could go to a web page right? Because it is based on SharePoint online, but if you're in the older SharePoint or if you haven't moved to the cloud yet, it becomes one of those things where yes, it can be the replacement for the home of your Internet. Doesn't have to replace everything else right where there's typically a continuum and a migration in a phased approach to bring things into modern, but certainly yes it can be. And the beauty of it is. And I'm not going to really.</P> <P>00:23:44.360 --&gt; 00:23:50.150<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />In on licensing today, but I will say this about connections. If you own share point online.</P> <P>00:23:50.860 --&gt; 00:24:10.100<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />If you, oh, Microsoft Teams you on this and it's a matter of enabling. I've got a blog post with four little videos literally walking you through in real time step-by-step. Who owns the data? The data is your data, so you said you're a health care and data. I mean, we're fully HIPAA compliant were fully.</P> <P>00:24:10.930 --&gt; 00:24:41.240<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I'm not going to go through all that certifications. That's all I deal with is healthcare and life sciences. So Microsoft is fully certified. The data is, your data is not ours, it's your data. It's in your tenant and all the controls are there for you to secure that data. We don't look at your data, that's not that's all in the SL A, that's a whole separate conversation, but real quickly. I do want to quickly show an example of this so.</P> <P>00:24:41.290 --&gt; 00:25:11.670<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Here I've set up using. If you go to if you haven't been there, you should be, especially if you're looking at modern Intranet. This is a template. A solutions template for modern corporate intranet and here you can see things like this global app navigation where I can see my site sites I'm following. I can see things like the news I'm following my files all that's there, but when I set it up into connections.</P> <P>00:25:11.840 --&gt; 00:25:28.990<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Now it's available here full fidelity. I'm getting this mega menu where within that I can audience profile target links. So based on your role you may see some links you might not see others. This icon that indicates we're on the landing.</P> <P>00:25:29.760 --&gt; 00:26:00.400<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's interactive that global NAV that you saw on the just the screen. You know regular browser view. It's all that contents brought front and center to meet right here as well. It's an interactive icon and then I can bring things like video and targeted news and so here you can see we've got news, most of it coming published here, but some of its rolling up. This particular piece was rolling up from a leadership connection, and again, we're we can audience profile target?</P> <P>00:26:00.450 --&gt; 00:26:11.460<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So some people get some news. Other people may see additional news items that are not their own, and then because it's all share point online modern framework.</P> <P>00:26:12.040 --&gt; 00:26:43.120<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right from in here we can do very rich things, not just video delivery. So here's a stream video, but even to the extent that hey, if we have returned to work and we have a mixed metaphor of people, maybe they need. I had a customer yesterday talking about how they were radically changing their workplaces and consolidating so that they were going to have hotel in another things and the employees coming back they don't even know what to expect in those buildings. So here we have an example.</P> <P>00:26:43.230 --&gt; 00:27:13.160<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Of taking something like share point spaces, which is with share point modern framework out of the box. Nothing separate to purchase and just with the addition of a little Insta 360 360 degree camera were able to set up an immersive 360 degree view for virtual tours by had a headset which I don't Vita VR could put it on and be in 3D immersed but here I can come in.</P> <P>00:27:13.370 --&gt; 00:27:37.520<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And you can see now I'm entering this zone where I can see fully all around in 360 degrees. I can add explanations through text. I can add file popups, I can add audio popups, I can navigate through an area to provide views of it. Even adding in this case of added a video so.</P> <P>00:27:40.450 --&gt; 00:27:58.990<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Station of the area. Right. From there you can do these very rich immersive environments and I've never left teams. I brought it front and Center for my users so that is connections that we have any quick other last questions before we move on Carson.</P> <P>00:28:00.060 --&gt; 00:28:10.350<BR />Carson Heady<BR />Yeah Michael, there was another chat in the chat and it was. Is it possible to post notifications on the front page to an individual team opposed to of you for the entire company?</P> <P>00:28:11.400 --&gt; 00:28:38.900<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, so absolutely so. The again the way that we do it is audience profile targeting. So it's based on either in Azure Active Directory group or a Office 365 group and a lot of people say, well, we don't have all those. You have teams you do, so you may have. You will want to do some organizational exercises around those groups and targeting. But having said that, when you set up a team for your group.</P> <P>00:28:40.350 --&gt; 00:28:55.800<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />There's an Office 365 group automatically. That's an entity that can be targeted so you know like we have, for example, an Carson and I are in this. We're in the HLS healthcare and life sciences U.S. team.</P> <P>00:28:56.860 --&gt; 00:29:27.360<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's a US based team for all the folks that are in healthcare and life sciences. That's a group that can be targeted on the home page of our corporate intranet MSW, which is in my teams when I log in there, it is so absolutely. You can target it on those teams, take it one step further because we have with all of this in 365, it's all integrated, so the workflow via power automate you could go ahead and even push things in the teams channels.</P> <P>00:29:27.420 --&gt; 00:29:32.340<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Send off notifications and all kinds of different things based on a post.</P> <P>00:29:34.220 --&gt; 00:29:45.280<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />There's that's a wealth of things we could talk about this all day, and maybe we'll do a separate session on just this, but a ton that you can do there, it's all available again if you have.</P> <P>00:29:45.640 --&gt; 00:30:10.070<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, Microsoft Teams and you have PowerPoint Aksumite PowerPoint just brought it up. If you have if you have Microsoft Teams and SharePoint on line you on this it's a matter of enabling. And again I have a video little series on the post and I'll provide the links to that in this tomorrow, but be sure to check that blog to see information around that.</P> <P>00:30:10.930 --&gt; 00:30:12.110<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Alright, moving on.</P> <P>00:30:12.790 --&gt; 00:30:25.160<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's the longest section that we spend is around that when the next is around what we call Viva topics Viva topics is all about curating and bringing information to people.</P> <P>00:30:26.120 --&gt; 00:30:57.210<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right, uh? Bringing that to them wherever it is in the organization. Security trimming you only see what you have access to, but being able to based upon the content that is out there and exist today to be able to go through and mine that data. Mine the users 'cause it uses the Microsoft graph which underlies all of this to be able to intelligently create pages called topics pages.</P> <P>00:30:57.270 --&gt; 00:31:04.480<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Then out of the box will present suggested users suggested content which can be document, web pages etc.</P> <P>00:31:06.330 --&gt; 00:31:22.340<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Suggested sites and related topics and have all that that can then be extended by your subject matter experts if need be. But the beauty of it is, while it creates these pages that are navigable.</P> <P>00:31:23.180 --&gt; 00:31:25.870<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Searchable where you can search form.</P> <P>00:31:26.930 --&gt; 00:31:56.520<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />What it does is it brings them to you front and center and so here we are. We're looking at a teams conversation and so the way that we handle this is through teams. You can bubble this up when Bob him up in Outlook email as well as even in a SharePoint page. Today the office suite down the road right? But today here we see this word sore is underlined because there was a project going on.</P> <P>00:31:56.570 --&gt; 00:32:04.420<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Lot of folks publishing content around this project, which means a topics page was automatically generated.</P> <P>00:32:05.070 --&gt; 00:32:32.740<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />When I come here because they mentioned's or they didn't have to search for it, it intelligently understands. Hey, so when I mouse over I get a pop up. I get a topics page pop up that's going to say look, here's a hot at a highlight. Some of the things in this page and I can go directly to them like in click on a person there and click on a resource directly. I also see alternate names that were added.</P> <P>00:32:34.380 --&gt; 00:32:35.270<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />By this</P> <P>00:32:35.890 --&gt; 00:32:46.560<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />and so from here, if you're not seeing it, I saw somebody asked, you know, I want to exit and rejoin because we did switch and move forward and probably hanging on your end.</P> <P>00:32:48.270 --&gt; 00:33:07.230<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So from here I can go ahead though, and then if I want to see the details I can click view details. It brings. In this case the page front and center in teams and I'm seeing suggested people files. It even has in here a Yammer group Q&amp;A around.</P> <P>00:33:08.000 --&gt; 00:33:28.260<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />This's or project where people can ask questions around the project because it's a large enterprise wide one and so again I don't even have to leave here I I've accessed it in teams, right. It popped up during our conversation. I've asked it I can go ahead, click ask a question.</P> <P>00:33:28.930 --&gt; 00:33:44.570<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Type the questions, submit that, and then because I've gone ahead and submitted, people can answer that, and here we go. It's gonna head, it's answered them. I can rate that answer and it did all that, all in line. So it's all about bringing corporate.</P> <P>00:33:45.170 --&gt; 00:33:47.750<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Enterprise Wide knowledge management.</P> <P>00:33:48.350 --&gt; 00:33:57.860<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Bringing it front and center. Consolidating that and then serving it up. Contextual E where people are working in discussing that content.</P> <P>00:33:59.450 --&gt; 00:34:03.770<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And again, they're going to go through here. Then I can go over to my home page.</P> <P>00:34:04.900 --&gt; 00:34:07.860<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />This is going to provide me a view of content.</P> <P>00:34:08.680 --&gt; 00:34:32.380<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Not in line with me discussing, but based upon the people I'm working with, the things assigned to me and the topics and content that I'm producing or emailing or discussing. It's taking all those signals and it's going to proactively suggest content to me again, security trimmed. I only see what I have access to, but.</P> <P>00:34:33.150 --&gt; 00:34:50.260<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Kind of anticipating based upon all the things I'm working at, so I'm not reinventing the wheel. Or as I began something I may see related content people popping up here and then I can go ahead and select that and access that content from this location.</P> <P>00:34:51.860 --&gt; 00:34:52.170<BR />Martinesky, Margaret A<BR />Fred.</P> <P>00:34:54.190 --&gt; 00:34:56.750<BR />Martinesky, Margaret A<BR />I'm fine, I'm just in a seminar right now.</P> <P>00:34:58.850 --&gt; 00:35:03.400<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Alright click mute again. I saw somebody unmuted themselves when we started hearing something.</P> <P>00:35:03.600 --&gt; 00:35:33.640<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, so that is in a nutshell, and finally I can manage the pages that I'm actually may be assigned. So for example, I've been assigned content internally at Microsoft. We have topics it recognizes a lot of content from my blog, it created an HLS blog topic because a lot of documentation with that recurring theme and it recognized it, built the page, and then I was able to extend it at charts I have.</P> <P>00:35:33.980 --&gt; 00:35:49.480<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Tricks in there. I've got videos on working and using the blog etc. So extended but here I can come and see a single view to manage that page and pages that may be assigned to me.</P> <P>00:35:51.640 --&gt; 00:36:21.680<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's it for topics. Topics is also released. So we've released connections is out today. It's in production. You can turn it on and access that topics like ways is also released for general availability. There is the the option to get trial licenses etc and start to play with that and take a look at it. But any questions around Microsoft?</P> <P>00:36:21.730 --&gt; 00:36:23.040<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Viva topics</P> <P>00:36:27.030 --&gt; 00:36:30.490<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I don't know if you saw it. Was there any questions around that Carson?</P> <P>00:36:31.040 --&gt; 00:36:40.710<BR />Carson Heady<BR />Not around topics specifically. There was a question pertinent to policy's in teams being used to either hide or show the Viva site to guest users.</P> <P>00:36:36.660 --&gt; 00:36:37.090<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />OK.</P> <P>00:36:41.700 --&gt; 00:36:52.580<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />To guest users, yeah, so that's a great question. Actually, I'll just quick address it. You can show based on the app policy.</P> <P>00:36:53.220 --&gt; 00:37:08.240<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's where you then light it up for everybody. You can do that globally. You can do it for select. You can do targeted policies within your org. We provide a bunch out of the box ones, but yes, you can absolutely show or hide that.</P> <P>00:37:09.540 --&gt; 00:37:28.740<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Tab for and you may want to do that to start with anyways, right? You may want to roll it out to a select group of users, give them a preview of it and then go. But yes, you can, through the policy is 'cause that's where you set it up and we show that in that whole piece of turning on connection. So great question.</P> <P>00:37:31.150 --&gt; 00:37:32.210<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Moving on.</P> <P>00:37:32.760 --&gt; 00:38:02.300<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Viva learning I love evil learning. I'm an ex. My background is actually my degrees elementary education. That's what I have my degree and I taught 8th grade language arts to students and southern cow. Mostly migrant Ed and I love that my first job in it out of teaching was as an instructional web designer. So Viva learning is something that's new IT is in preview now. We've just published out and I'll provide links to those.</P> <P>00:38:03.410 --&gt; 00:38:27.600<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We've just gone ahead and published out the ability for you to turn this on in your org to make it available to your users so you can take a look at that. But what Viva Learning does is corral the learning continuum of everything from, let's say, project team that may have documentation people need to review before hand all the way up.</P> <P>00:38:28.280 --&gt; 00:38:59.770<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />To that corporate compliance mandated learning that's being served up through and establish learning management system. And we're not replacing that were simply bringing that full continuum together in a single location for users to access it to make it easier for them to see not only what they have or what's recommended, but even what's available within the org. Bringing it in one place. Microsoft Teams. So we're going to take a look at this.</P> <P>00:38:59.980 --&gt; 00:39:30.630<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Real quickly and kind of walk through and here you can see some people they're getting ready with this projects or we're going to look at two different levels from a departmental or in this case a project team doing some of that. And then we're going to take a look at the enterprise level. So in this case they've set up a team for this project where they can add a whole host of people who are going to be involved in this enterprise wide project. They want to bring learning.</P> <P>00:39:30.810 --&gt; 00:39:36.300<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's pertinent for this project front and center to the users in their team.</P> <P>00:39:36.880 --&gt; 00:39:38.510<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We'll take a look at globally in a bit.</P> <P>00:39:39.470 --&gt; 00:39:51.630<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So here what they're going to do is the person who's managing this is going to add Viva learning right within the team as a tab, and they're going to go ahead, give it a name.</P> <P>00:39:52.640 --&gt; 00:40:25.050<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And they're calling it's or learning there, then going to find some courses they want to apply as a part of this, and so they're going to do searches and it's going to display available courses that are there for them. They can select the ones they want. Once they're done, they can go ahead and save that it's going to set up that tab for them. Here it is, sore learning and you see in that administrative you for the person managing the team. They're seeing that here with the courses they selected.</P> <P>00:40:25.260 --&gt; 00:40:55.800<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And again, you can see it's coming from a range of places, right? So here we have something coming leading innovation that's coming from their corporate LMS system. But we see other ones that are available as well. So in this case we see something from LinkedIn learning so we can integrate not only documentation in your LMS, but even repository's out there on the Internet. You can even bring in SharePoint content, will talk about that.</P> <P>00:40:55.850 --&gt; 00:41:15.030<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Or content simply by virtue of a link, so a whole range of content can come from different places. Here is just the PowerPoint. They have to go through and they can click add new and they can start to do that. Here you can see I can continue to go and look for additional content that they may want to take an ad.</P> <P>00:41:15.780 --&gt; 00:41:45.590<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Had that those materials there that's going to appear then for my users and then as they are taking those courses, you know here you see some of the back end pieces, but as they are taking them I can take a look at who's done, who's completed it, who hasn't? Will see that you in a moment this is going down into that back end view. This is from somebody who's enabling Viva learning for the enterprise. And here you see some of the course is that they've made available.</P> <P>00:41:46.420 --&gt; 00:41:53.020<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But there's other ones, and these are third party. So in this case for example Cornerstone. That's an LMS system.</P> <P>00:41:53.470 --&gt; 00:42:03.350<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, SuccessFactors from SAP? Those are ones as we have partners coming online in integrating providing that integration.</P> <P>00:42:04.680 --&gt; 00:42:36.570<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Then we're able to simply point and click on the back end. If you have licensing and availability and select those as well as ones out there on the web that are web based, repository's, like edx. Here we have a SharePoint site for example where we may have set up a library and there's a whole it has a thing how to set up a learning catalog in SharePoint. Very straightforward and simple. You can and you can set that up and then have that available as well.</P> <P>00:42:36.800 --&gt; 00:42:45.290<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And here we see this is an on boarding catalog, so we can select all this content, make it available. We can assign content.</P> <P>00:42:45.420 --&gt; 00:43:10.630<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, we can recommend content so it will show up. There's three primary views from an enterprise level, and that's what we're getting into here that people see assigned. Content recommended based on a roll and then all that's available. So here I can go through. We can start to select people or teams active direct Azure Active Directory groups.</P> <P>00:43:11.290 --&gt; 00:43:15.910<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, do in this case anytime it's not assigned this recommended.</P> <P>00:43:16.920 --&gt; 00:43:18.290<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But notes in there.</P> <P>00:43:18.940 --&gt; 00:43:46.450<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And while we're done, it's gonna go ahead, create that, make it available, and then once it's available and people start to take it again, I can come through right here within from the teams area. Somebody who set that up. And then I can start to see you know who's taking the content. I can check the status so I can send nasty grams or not, but get an idea around that. We can also do some reporting on that.</P> <P>00:43:47.080 --&gt; 00:43:50.190<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />From a user standpoint I come in.</P> <P>00:43:51.340 --&gt; 00:43:59.370<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And here's learning at the enterprise level as a tab on the side I come in and I see content assigned to me personally.</P> <P>00:44:00.560 --&gt; 00:44:24.760<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I can see content recommended like we were recommending content and again this is coming from anywhere and then finally I can see you know recently viewed. Bookmarked as a whole range of content and then any of the content that's made available to me it can be trending completed. Here we go. We're starting to see modules available from LinkedIn from Microsoft Learn.</P> <P>00:44:25.380 --&gt; 00:44:55.250<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But instead of the learning being all over one place to get your work done. And again, it's just showing more repository's single pane of glass, I can take courses right from within teams when I fire him off, and then when I'm done, it's finished. Also when I'm in my intranet, if I go in search all those things that we've been putting together, content was not showing on my mobile device, only desktop client.</P> <P>00:44:56.010 --&gt; 00:45:00.990<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, I don't know if you mean content from learning or the content here.</P> <P>00:45:02.610 --&gt; 00:45:35.390<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So at a rate moving on with this, this is showing now coming in the Internet and you can see where they search. They are even seeing those learning modules right within company search right? So right out of share point you can see it. You can get him there as you're searching. We're going to suggest and bubble those things up via search as well. And then because it's all here, you're able to go ahead Viva learning and you can start to search. You can add those and provide them with in conversations that you're having.</P> <P>00:45:35.600 --&gt; 00:45:46.470<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But it's kind of that whole round trip. Peace microlearning and sharing a mobile that's going to be enabled as well. Again, all of this in learning is in preview today.</P> <P>00:45:47.490 --&gt; 00:45:54.700<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And it's being phased in, rolled out in the preview later this summer. It will be enabled.</P> <P>00:45:55.450 --&gt; 00:46:00.590<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Any questions on learning before I move on to the final module of insights?</P> <P>00:46:03.650 --&gt; 00:46:33.290<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Is it possible to use Ella? Any LMS system? So the short answer is yes, we did open the APIs. We're continuing the open provide additional APIs so you will see number one additional vendors coming online. There's a whole range from we work with. Edu a lot like you know there's. So there's people like blackborne all those out there so number one with us opening up the APIs now everybody can begin, not just.</P> <P>00:46:33.630 --&gt; 00:46:54.100<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Companies we had worked early on with directly, but they can now start to take advantage of that to provide that integration, but also there is the capability for you to leverage that as well. I just saw another question come up Carson. What was that? When I saw something I was in the middle of explaining so I missed it.</P> <P>00:46:54.400 --&gt; 00:47:02.030<BR />Carson Heady<BR />You're good, is there an additional cost to use that module, or is it just the cost of the individual LMS systems that they might be using?</P> <P>00:47:02.310 --&gt; 00:47:22.510<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, that's a great question, so I I can't get so they have not announced publicly cost models. I will tell you. Typically when we're talking about integration to third party, if there is a cost there for a connector or something, then there would be a cost associated with that.</P> <P>00:47:23.460 --&gt; 00:47:41.160<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And if it's free to if there free connectors to like free repository's of things, you're self hosting and typically there's not. But we have not announced that, so I don't have that information to be able to pass on to you here. All I can say is stay tuned there.</P> <P>00:47:42.190 --&gt; 00:47:44.970<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />There later in this summer's.</P> <P>00:47:45.550 --&gt; 00:47:51.940<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />My knowledge that they will be releasing so there's announcements still coming out around the learning piece.</P> <P>00:47:53.960 --&gt; 00:48:02.010<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />The last one I do know the licensing exactly around, so let me go ahead and let's start into.</P> <P>00:48:02.650 --&gt; 00:48:13.790<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Productivity an while being with insights, insights is all about providing actionable insights into peoples behavior and well being.</P> <P>00:48:15.320 --&gt; 00:48:24.830<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's really around that and it's around doing that at a personal level. A management level and an organizational level, so with insights.</P> <P>00:48:26.740 --&gt; 00:48:58.090<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And this is talking about some of the personal ones. And then we'll we'll see some of this in action. It's all about taking data driven because everything when you're in a Microsoft 365, you know when you're in email and you're actively creating emails, actively reading and scrolling through, that's all tracked on the back end when you're in a meeting like this. That's tracked how long urine are you typing and multitasking. I I got an alert was is this an optional meeting?</P> <P>00:48:58.150 --&gt; 00:49:05.240<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, and it was my managers meeting because all of us on his team and our weekly meeting while he's talking. What are we doing or?</P> <P>00:49:06.420 --&gt; 00:49:08.080<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Which is why we're not on video.</P> <P>00:49:09.140 --&gt; 00:49:13.160<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And it recognize that and said, hey, is this an actual meeting? Universe is optional.</P> <P>00:49:14.580 --&gt; 00:49:46.220<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />For you, Carson's laughing, I kid you not, it was. And it happened during a meeting during the meeting and I told him and he laughed, but that was expected so but everything, all these signals are being tracked in the Microsoft graph as a part of it. And what insights does on a personal level, it provides you personal insight into your activity, and it gives you actual actionable recommendations that you can do how to take some time from mindfulness to take a break.</P> <P>00:49:46.500 --&gt; 00:50:16.770<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right how to proactively lock time for you so you're not in the raccoons rack and stack AM meeting, you know, hamster on a wheel cycle that many people get into how to stay connected with people you've been conversing and prompting that so that you know you've been working with people. And maybe now you're moving on but to re establish and maintain those connections and do that and how to prepare for your day through an email summary in the morning.</P> <P>00:50:16.830 --&gt; 00:50:50.960<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And it's serve at up to you and so here you can see within Viva Insights. This is at a personal level, their first showing the state connected right? We're seeing some people here as well as being able to PROACTIVELY leverage the power of AI to look for time that you have available and to go ahead and schedule. You know, make it available, not schedule it without you selecting, but being able to for you to then do nothing more. Instead of having to go out to your calendar, look for free time but but Blondeau.</P> <P>00:50:51.420 --&gt; 00:51:07.120<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Have the AI bring it front and center so you can select that which is important to you. Here you can see the select focus time where you can go ahead and it looks for free time and it will allow you to just go ahead and book it and block it.</P> <P>00:51:08.070 --&gt; 00:51:38.380<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So other people can't grab it, and here's that holistic view for that individual as they come in. When they click insights which can be enabled for organizations today, you can turn this on for the individuals so they can see this and they can have it on mine. You can get a couple of things. Number one you know. You get this little good morning. It's a new day. Next we have here send praises to your colleagues, which is one of those features I can send praise and then.</P> <P>00:51:38.430 --&gt; 00:52:09.500<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Not only did they receive that, but then there management is alerted around that those become items that are trackable. We can pull later so that they can go ahead as a part of a review process. Hey, these people have called you out in a good way and there we have that we also have to take a break taking some time and we have guided things that you can make available to your users with exercises. How are you feeling today? This is all private and by the way I want to be very clear.</P> <P>00:52:09.550 --&gt; 00:52:12.520<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />As we get into management in organizational.</P> <P>00:52:13.290 --&gt; 00:52:44.530<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We D identify the people here so that when we're looking from a management level versus personal, I can't see individuals. In fact, I can't see the my team unless I have at least nine or more members. You can ratchet that number higher. I have a customer that has a present in Germany. They're at wanted it up to 16 and they went ahead and did that, but you can't lower below that and that's where compliancy sake so that you can see views.</P> <P>00:52:44.750 --&gt; 00:52:51.470<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But not of individuals. Could you repeat when every Viva lot? Yes, I will at the very end.</P> <P>00:52:53.260 --&gt; 00:53:23.360<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And so here you see some other things. Top actions for today stay connected. Protect time. Things that are, you know, Ben assigned on your To Do List. Here you can see I can explore for example how I'm feeling over time so I can get a sense of what's going on. Build a habit of emotional awareness is one of those things and you know that becomes important for people as they're managing their own time. Here you can see where I'm going to go ahead and send praise.</P> <P>00:53:23.630 --&gt; 00:53:43.530<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And where I want to put that as it just directly to them my putting it in the channel and everybody can see that you know it's a part of that. And of course have their management know that they have been praised and I can even set up reminders. I just did this this morning so that every Friday I have time to remind me to go ahead and do that.</P> <P>00:53:46.130 --&gt; 00:54:05.330<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And then again schedule focus time and I can see some recommended times based off of what AI I can go ahead and again set up reminders for myself, but we're bringing it all together in a single place for user. We're also providing that here within this mobile view.</P> <P>00:54:05.530 --&gt; 00:54:11.440<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, and I'm gonna kinda go quickly and skip past that just because we want to.</P> <P>00:54:12.450 --&gt; 00:54:39.290<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Make sure we get to the rest and get into the management, but all the views are there for individuals in their mobile client. The next is around management. How was your team doing right? If I have less than nine then I could certainly go up and have access to the next higher level so that we have an aggregate at the next management level. But here I can see things where it's starting.</P> <P>00:54:41.430 --&gt; 00:54:42.340<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />What just happened?</P> <P>00:54:43.940 --&gt; 00:54:44.770<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Let me.</P> <P>00:54:45.420 --&gt; 00:54:50.260<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I don't know why that skip back. I did something in PowerPoint.</P> <P>00:54:50.860 --&gt; 00:54:58.750<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So let me go through here and click the squares an go way down back to insights.</P> <P>00:54:59.720 --&gt; 00:55:02.270<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And we will go here. Here we go.</P> <P>00:55:03.480 --&gt; 00:55:34.140<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And so from here you can see I'm seeing some things around burnout and employees and I can start to drill into these. You can see I can do things around freeing up capacity. But now I'm looking at employee burnout average after hours and it does a comparison of mine another like size teams and how much they are doing them based off of that I can go ahead. I can view recommended plans and I can see best practices. I can even go ahead and select and we have some preview ones.</P> <P>00:55:34.320 --&gt; 00:55:54.330<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Available to help people with unplugging, preserving quiet time in my own team, my manager recognized in the beginning the pandemic. We were like hamsters on a wheel because we were served. You know, helping with all the healthcare customers as they were ramping up on virtual healthcare et cetera and so.</P> <P>00:55:54.970 --&gt; 00:55:58.950<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />He actually scheduled a day a week where we read a book.</P> <P>00:56:00.440 --&gt; 00:56:03.360<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Oh, shoot, where is it? I'm having a Minecraft.</P> <P>00:56:06.680 --&gt; 00:56:23.040<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />There, oh dare to lead that was it. And so Paul my bookcase. Now we read the whole we we read the book but we went through chapter at a time together. Had discussions were able to have some deep conversations, but it gave us a chance to step back from the business.</P> <P>00:56:23.860 --&gt; 00:56:29.380<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Breathe connect with each other and be more proactive in what we were doing.</P> <P>00:56:31.120 --&gt; 00:56:36.920<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And you know, get some strategic thinking about how we engage with each other and with customers.</P> <P>00:56:37.490 --&gt; 00:57:09.320<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And he did a lot of that was driven off of this workplace analytics data that we're serving up here in insights from a organizational standpoint again. And we've I'll relate an experience with Microsoft that we have here. We can even go higher and look organizationally wide and start to see things around organizational resilience around effective management, and other things that we're tracking. And these can be customized, and we can pull feeds from a range of things and make them available.</P> <P>00:57:09.380 --&gt; 00:57:39.100<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But once we do, the beauty of it is again, organizationally, those executives. They can start to look at things were going to give them proactive pieces that you can make available form to be able to start to address areas of concern that they're seeing proactively. They're going to have all kinds of organizational deep charts. And here you can see some of the reports that are here, as well as the ability to build these reports and do dynamic ones.</P> <P>00:57:39.410 --&gt; 00:57:55.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And it Microsoft again, from an organizational standpoint, we saw that employees were logging in earlier and because they were at home, they were not stepping away for breakfast. They were not stepping away for lunch. We were go go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go.</P> <P>00:57:56.550 --&gt; 00:58:06.410<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And so they actually, as a part of that organizationally in the insights they were gaining through all this reable to then say, look, we understand.</P> <P>00:58:07.070 --&gt; 00:58:22.940<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That you're under tremendous stress. We understand our employees across the board having all kinds of stressors and working longer hours. And they gave us five additional mental health days to take and which are managed for this calendar year and our managers.</P> <P>00:58:23.850 --&gt; 00:58:54.530<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Continue to remind us mind. Just reminded us in our one on one extremely in our team meeting on Monday. Make sure you're taking those days on top of your vacation days, but it's the idea that the organization understands my needs by workflows and across the organization, and again can based off of that start to take action here. They're just showing some of this setup surround this. We also have just released something called an R package.</P> <P>00:58:54.640 --&gt; 00:59:09.440<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Tool kit that has a repository more than 100 function so you can go through and create all kinds of visualizations and output reports. But the tool is available for that. We're not going to go through it because of time.</P> <P>00:59:10.410 --&gt; 00:59:13.560<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It will start in here, but we're just going to keep moving.</P> <P>00:59:14.420 --&gt; 00:59:20.570<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And keep moving on because we have three last things I want to highlight before we conclude.</P> <P>00:59:22.330 --&gt; 00:59:46.490<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Viva prerequisites from a connection standpoint, you need to have share point modern framework you want to turn on the app bar and global application on that. Again, I have a four video set that wash U through step by step doing all of this. And if you don't do that, you'll see that you do lose features, insights.</P> <P>00:59:47.160 --&gt; 01:00:17.560<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You have to. You really need to have it a bare minimum. Your mailbox is turned on an exchange online. We're leveraging the graph, which is calling all this information from exchange, SharePoint teams, Yammer, all this stuff. The signals you want them populating and lighting up, but at a bare minimum you need to have that exchange online from a topics piece. Your core sites that you want to get information.</P> <P>01:00:17.610 --&gt; 01:00:18.120<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />From</P> <P>01:00:18.850 --&gt; 01:00:26.170<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />they they need to be turned on and we need to have content hosted in there again will go through.</P> <P>01:00:27.330 --&gt; 01:00:37.260<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And do that. There's more information I'll provide you, but if you want to have that and what the underlining you need to have that information available, and finally for learning.</P> <P>01:00:37.610 --&gt; 01:00:49.650<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, you need to turn that on. There is a process. I'll provide the links around that. As far as ecosystem, this is at a quick highlights. I know I'm getting actually 2 minutes over.</P> <P>01:00:50.330 --&gt; 01:00:54.140<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />From a timeline prospect, that question was asked directly.</P> <P>01:00:54.800 --&gt; 01:00:56.070<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Topics is out.</P> <P>01:00:57.630 --&gt; 01:01:05.190<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Connections is out and available, the desktop version the mobile is coming out in the summer.</P> <P>01:01:05.820 --&gt; 01:01:17.550<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, we are. We are in preview of public preview for insights as well As for learning and over the course of this summer.</P> <P>01:01:18.190 --&gt; 01:01:42.820<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Insights will go general availability for everybody, so we'll learning connections, the mobile and the dashboard within that and that new feed. Those are all being released over this summer and then finally topics V2 is coming, so this is the timeline again. I'll provide these slides in my piece, but what's next?</P> <P>01:01:43.740 --&gt; 01:02:13.890<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You know, talk to your account. Teams get a presentation, participate in it. We have briefing sessions through our MTC's. I do them all the time for my customers where we dive into all of it. Or you know much longer for all of it than an hour as well as individual components. Check out the blog at AKA DOT Ms Slash HLS blog AKA Dot Ms Slash HLS blog. We've been posting there.</P> <P>01:02:14.120 --&gt; 01:02:25.240<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Tune in next week to the AMA. I'll provide a link in the post that has this recording, but that's it. From my perspective and on my end I can stay for another.</P> <P>01:02:25.370 --&gt; 01:02:32.380<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />A couple of moments. If there are any last questions you know, please feel free.</P> <P>01:02:33.110 --&gt; 01:02:34.010<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />The shoot those.</P> <P>01:02:34.810 --&gt; 01:03:05.160<BR />Carson Heady<BR />Yeah Michael, thank you so much for this. Obviously a lot of great questions in the chat as I posted in the chat, there will be some opportunity for getting the recordings if you'd like to get a copy of that, feel free to reach out to me or to your account. Team will make sure you get a copy of that. Furthermore, if you want to continue the discussion, Michael did a great job of articulating some of the ways that we can do that, through briefings with our technology center. With some of our technical specialist. So definitely reach out if there's opportunity to continue the dialogue and thank you for the vibrant.</P> <P>01:02:48.270 --&gt; 01:02:48.560<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>01:03:05.270 --&gt; 01:03:06.210<BR />Carson Heady<BR />Interest today.</P> <P>01:03:07.390 --&gt; 01:03:15.300<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, and I was there any last, uh, some great questions in the chat. If you're interested, continue. Oh yeah, with topics.</P> <P>01:03:15.760 --&gt; 01:03:47.420<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, yes, unlicensed users. Yeah, we have organizations. I do have organizations that have rolled this out for a subset, so I had one that just bought their 100,000 plus users and they bought 5000 licenses of topics. So yes to that. Can you put a link to the recording in this conversation after the fact? Once it's loaded up an uploaded? Sure yes. 'cause I'm gonna upload that will put it into YouTube.</P> <P>01:03:47.560 --&gt; 01:03:59.410<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So that I'm not sharing it from my one drive, so we'll have that and it will be embedded in a post, so I'll put the post link 'cause that will have all the resources as well in there. So great question there.</P> <P>01:03:59.960 --&gt; 01:04:21.010<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, recording yes, there will be a recording. Is this recorded? Yes it is. Are there metric data reporting on the percentage of target audience who actually viewed notices? I'm going to assume you mean a post for news posts an so if you're posting yes we have analytics around all that whole separate topic. But yes.</P> <P>01:04:21.600 --&gt; 01:04:22.210<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh.</P> <P>01:04:23.120 --&gt; 01:04:26.490<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />To see teams Insights is a requirement.</P> <P>01:04:27.710 --&gt; 01:04:41.370<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Insight, so for both Viva and so you get it through the licensing. That's a great question. My insights an workplace analytics. That's how the licensing come. It's not we're not doing a separate one on top of that.</P> <P>01:04:41.740 --&gt; 01:04:54.950<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, skill sets for Viva admin. There's four modules, there's four different sets of skills that are addressed, so Viva is abroad in brela for experience platform.</P> <P>01:04:55.560 --&gt; 01:04:57.560<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Each of those is handled differently.</P> <P>01:04:58.940 --&gt; 01:05:07.340<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And could you please repeat when every variable module will be available? I already did that, I think that's it. I think we're caught up Carson.</P> <P>01:05:08.120 --&gt; 01:05:35.700<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So feel free on the post. I'll post the link in here once that's live. Feel free to ask questions there. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn and paying me if you try to email me. Email is where messaging goes to die so good luck getting ahold of me. I get four 500 and sometimes more in a day. I've taken his enter protsch I let it wash over me.</P> <P>01:05:36.670 --&gt; 01:05:51.680<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So yeah, I'll this conversation is ongoing, so you can go ahead post stuff here and then finally again, I'll do will handle that there, and if you have requests for particular pieces around Viva, we're doing ongoing series at I'll put the.</P> <P>01:05:52.230 --&gt; 01:05:53.200<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Link right here.</P> <P>01:05:54.350 --&gt; 01:06:02.570<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />HTTPS wack wack AKA dot Ms Slash HLS BLOG.</P> <P>01:06:03.420 --&gt; 01:06:05.390<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Now you have no excuse, there we go.</P> <P>01:06:05.650 --&gt; 01:06:08.370<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh HLS blog.</P> <P>01:06:11.300 --&gt; 01:06:41.090<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />There it is. My little post. If you go there we continue to do posts around Viva. I have a whole thing on how to set up video, how to set up spaces with that virtual tours. All that kind of stuff and we're doing many more. Next one is on audience profile targeting which you may want to see. So with that I'm going to shut up. We're going to close this out. Thank you for coming. Really appreciate it. I love this topic in a passionate about it, but talk to your account team.</P> <P>01:06:41.290 --&gt; 01:06:46.670<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So they can help you. That is like an Carson Vidya. Have a great day.</P> <P>01:06:42.680 --&gt; 01:06:43.260<BR />Carson Heady<BR />Very good.</P> <P>01:06:46.850 --&gt; 01:06:48.650<BR />Carson Heady<BR />Thank you so much all take care.&nbsp;</P> Fri, 18 Jun 2021 13:11:02 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-06-18T13:11:02Z How Microsoft Viva Can Enhance Your Employee Experience - Webinar <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Vivawebinar.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="Vivawebinar.png" alt="Vivawebinar.png" /></span><EM>* Update - There was an error in the original meeting invite attached. Please use the updated one linked in this post.&nbsp;<STRONG><A href="" target="_self">Download the meeting invite here</A>&nbsp;</STRONG></EM></P> <P>Microsoft Viva is an employee experience platform that brings together communications, knowledge, learning, resources, and insights. Powered by Microsoft 365 and experienced primarily through Microsoft Teams, Viva fosters a culture where people and teams are empowered be their best from anywhere.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>*&nbsp; Join us Thursday, June 17th at 12 noon eastern, to learn how Microsoft Viva can take your organizational employee experience to the next level as we cover: <A href="" target="_self">Download the meeting invite here</A>.</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Viva Connections - Communications and culture </STRONG> <UL> <LI>Keep everyone connected <UL> <LI>Encourage meaningful connections across the organization by enabling employees to easily discover relevant communications and communities.</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Make it easy for people to contribute <UL> <LI>Foster a culture of inclusion by empowering every employee to contribute ideas and share feedback.</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Unite and inspire your organization <UL> <LI>Align the entire organization around your vision, mission, and strategic priorities</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><STRONG>Viva Topics - Knowledge and expertise</STRONG> <UL> <LI>Turn content into usable knowledge <UL> <LI>Use AI to reason over your organization’s content and automatically identify, process, and organize it into easily accessible knowledge</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Organize knowledge into topic pages <UL> <LI>Enable your organization’s experts to share and refine knowledge through curated topic pages, automatically generated and updated by AI</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Make knowledge easy to discover and use <UL> <LI>Deliver relevant topic cards in the apps people use everyday</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><STRONG>Viva Learning - Skilling and growth</STRONG> <UL> <LI>Make learning a natural part of your day <UL> <LI>Foster a culture of learning by enabling people to easily discover, share, and engage with learning integrated into Microsoft Teams.</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Make all your learning content available in one place <UL> <LI>Simplify the learning experience by bringing together world class content from LinkedIn Learning, 3<SUP>rd</SUP> parties, Microsoft Learn, and your own content.</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Drive results that matter <UL> <LI>Empower your leaders and employees to curate, assign and track learning aligned with business outcomes.</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><STRONG>Viva Insights - Productivity and wellbeing</STRONG> <UL> <LI>Deliver personalized and actionable insights <UL> <LI>Empower individuals, teams, and orgs to&nbsp;achieve balance, build better work habits, and improve business&nbsp;outcomes&nbsp;with personalized&nbsp;insights and&nbsp;recommended actions.​</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Quantify the impact of&nbsp;work on people and business <UL> <LI>Gain data-driven, privacy-protected visibility into how work patterns affect wellbeing, productivity, and results. ​</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Address complex business challenges <UL> <LI>Use advanced tools and additional data sources to perform deeper analysis, address challenges important to your business, and respond quickly to change.​</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Wrap Up/Next Steps</LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P><EM><STRONG>*&nbsp; Join us Thursday, June 17th at 12 noon eastern, to learn how Microsoft Viva can take your organizational employee experience to the next level as we cover: </STRONG><A href="" target="_self"><STRONG>Download the meeting invite here</STRONG></A><STRONG>.</STRONG><BR /></EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>Thanks for visiting –&nbsp;Michael Gannotti&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><EM>LinkedIn</EM></A><EM>&nbsp;|&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><EM>Twitter&nbsp;</EM></A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="me - Copy.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="me - Copy.jpg" alt="Michael Gannotti" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Michael Gannotti</span></span></P> Thu, 17 Jun 2021 14:40:12 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-06-17T14:40:12Z MidDay Cafe Episode 13 - Accessibility <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" alt="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" /></span>As organizations look to increase their inclusiveness accessibility becomes a key pillar to be addressed. Ensuring that content and systems are accessible by all employees is not only a matter of compliance but also the right thing to do.</P> <P>In this episode of MidDay Cafe, the MidDay crew addresses the topic of accessibility in this demonstration rich coverage of Microsoft Immersive Reader (within OneNote, Word, Edge, and Microsoft Teams), Dictation in Microsoft Outlook/Word in iOS, Accessibility settings and capability within Microsoft Windows, as well as Accessibility in Power BI.</P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Resources:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Accessibility at Microsoft </STRONG> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Accessibility Technology &amp; Tools | Microsoft Accessibility</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Accessibility Guides &amp; Resources | Microsoft Accessibility</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Our Accessibility Approach | Microsoft Accessibility</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft Accessibility Blog - Making technology easier to see, hear and use!</A></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><STRONG>Microsoft Immersive Reader</STRONG> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Introduction to Immersive Reader - Learn | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">All about the Immersive Reader - Microsoft Educator Center</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft Learning Tools (</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Listen to your Word documents - Office Support (</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Use Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Use Immersive Reader in Microsoft Teams</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Use Immersive Reader in PowerPoint - Office Support (</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Use Immersive Reader in Microsoft Forms</A></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><STRONG>iOS Dictation</STRONG> <UL> <LI><A href="" target="_blank">Introducing Microsoft Dictation for iOS - Microsoft Tech Community</A></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><STRONG>Windows Accessibility </STRONG> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Windows 10 Accessibility Features | Microsoft Accessibility</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Windows 10 closed captions ease access to video | Windows Community</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Get started with eye control in Windows 10 (</A></LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><STRONG>Power BI</STRONG> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Overview of accessibility in Power BI - Power BI | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Keep up to date with MidDay Café:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="" target="_blank">The MidDay Café Blog Board</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the MidDay Café YouTube Playlist</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Audio Podcast Subscriptions</LI> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Audio Podcast RSS Feed</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Anchor</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Spotify</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Apple Podcasts</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Google Podcasts</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Pocket Casts</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Radio Public</A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> </UL> <P><EM>Thanks for visiting –&nbsp;Michael Gannotti&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank"><EM>LinkedIn</EM></A><EM>&nbsp;|&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank"><EM>Twitter&nbsp;</EM></A></P> <P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="me - Copy.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="me - Copy.jpg" alt="Michael Gannotti" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Michael Gannotti</span></span></EM></P> <P><EM><STRONG>Machine Translation Transcript:</STRONG></EM></P> <P>00:00:00.000 --&gt; 00:00:29.130<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And here we are, we are back again for another edition of mid day cafe. I hope everybody's brought their coffee ready to rock and roll, but I'm very excited today. A mid day cafe, we're going to be talking accessibility and today I'm joined by my 4 experts who are going to be showing us in talking about various facets of accessibility with Microsoft. First we're going to have in just a moment I want to go through and just introduce everybody quick. But Sue, you want to introduce yourself?</P> <P>00:00:29.330 --&gt; 00:00:32.060<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Hey everybody, Sue technical team specialist.</P> <P>00:00:32.570 --&gt; 00:00:38.560<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Them Scott Scott Moore, also technical team specialist Phil.</P> <P>00:00:39.830 --&gt; 00:00:42.830<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Filler been. I'm like having point specialist.</P> <P>00:00:43.260 --&gt; 00:00:44.500<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And Kendra.</P> <P>00:00:44.830 --&gt; 00:00:49.720<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Hi Kendra Burgess, I'm a business intelligence technical specialist. Power BI.</P> <P>00:00:49.420 --&gt; 00:01:19.480<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />There we go awesome and so that's the order that we're going to be going in. Just a quick reminder though. Before we start, you can find us always on our blog. We'd love to hear from you if you have questions, suggestions that's placed Postum the the blog is at AKA Dot Ms Slash HLS blog that's AKA Dot Ms Slash HLS blog. You can also find us all individually on LinkedIn and there will be links in this post.</P> <P>00:01:19.760 --&gt; 00:01:52.120<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That you'll be able to go to to harass each and everyone of us. And that's a joke. Everybody not harass, and so it's lunchtime. And then finally, you know you can always find us as well in podcast audio form so you can take mid day cafe on the go with you on Apple iTunes, Google Podcasts, an on Spotify. And with that I'm going to be shutting up and just doing some hand offs.</P> <P>00:01:52.170 --&gt; 00:02:02.720<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But we have our first speaker presenter discuss are expert and sue. Why don't you talk to us about your topic today which is?</P> <P>00:02:03.310 --&gt; 00:02:04.630<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Immersive reader.</P> <P>00:02:05.250 --&gt; 00:02:06.150<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Or sev reader.</P> <P>00:02:06.250 --&gt; 00:02:29.230<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And I would love to so immersive reader is built in across all pretty much all of Microsoft Office Office 365 apps today. I'm just going to show it to you. I'm going to show it to you in one note word, Edge and teams and I will try to be very descriptive for those people that are just in listening mode only. I know you guys.</P> <P>00:02:28.290 --&gt; 00:02:34.210<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I do have one question. I have to rob, so you're going to be showing in those, but what about Xbox?</P> <P>00:02:29.790 --&gt; 00:02:30.260<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:02:31.020 --&gt; 00:02:31.550<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:02:34.970 --&gt; 00:02:35.500<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I'm kidding.</P> <P>00:02:36.350 --&gt; 00:02:38.050<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, that's a next week session.</P> <P>00:02:41.060 --&gt; 00:03:08.330<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Alright, so this first demo I I love this one. This is pretty fun. So what you're seeing right now is literally, I used office lens on my mobile phone and I as you can tell I took a picture of my Kindle. I said that this is an image. This is a picture across the board. You will pretty much find the immersive reader under the View tab, so I'm going to go ahead and click on immersive reader. An this window opens up.</P> <P>00:03:08.850 --&gt; 00:03:12.800<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />When we met you, this is opening that picture.</P> <P>00:03:13.750 --&gt; 00:03:19.900<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Well, it didn't open up, but it takes what's in that picture an opens it up inside the immersive reader, yeah?</P> <P>00:03:17.080 --&gt; 00:03:17.560<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's.</P> <P>00:03:19.520 --&gt; 00:03:22.890<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I said, I mean it took the text from the picture and opened it.</P> <P>00:03:23.120 --&gt; 00:03:53.190<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, and it gets it gets even better like this is. I'm starting with the best one first, so right now I'll go ahead and I'm going to hit play and we're going to listen to it. 1105 fortunately, the brain rewards us for a good story. One with clear good guys and bad guys. So this is 8. By the way, this is from there to lead in case you're wondering. So what I like about it is up here. I can change the size of the font now. Remember, it took these words from that picture.</P> <P>00:03:24.060 --&gt; 00:03:24.370<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Wow.</P> <P>00:03:53.560 --&gt; 00:04:23.540<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />An open it up and immersive reader. I can change the color of the font. I can also change the type of font. There's actually studies that show an education that children do better with comic sands, so I thought that was kind of interesting and I can change the color. I can have, you know, different contrast, which is also helpful. Another thing I can do, and this is really cool, as you can tell, I have the nouns already highlighted, so I had the nouns or purple verbs.</P> <P>00:04:23.590 --&gt; 00:04:33.210<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Adjectives again, that can be helpful. Ones in education and then here. This is the part that I really love the most I.</P> <P>00:04:33.900 --&gt; 00:05:04.010<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I have artist put it out there. I'm legit, ADHD ated with a dash of dyslexia. OK I got I got on the full packet. Just some might say and a lot of times I'll take the same sentence and I'll read the same sentence 10 times, but it just doesn't hit me. However, this feature here makes all the difference in the world. It's 0 zeros it down. I can do it to just one line or I can do 3 lines. 3 lines seems to work really well for me and then as I hit play it will keep.</P> <P>00:05:04.060 --&gt; 00:05:14.090<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />3 lines at a time. Highlight it. It works really well. Now this is the part that I love. Is the translation so I can go ahead and translate the entire document.</P> <P>00:05:15.210 --&gt; 00:05:23.580<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And in this case I have it changed to Spanish and now now let's take a listen Glados, but spittle minnows Elaborazione del a story.</P> <P>00:05:24.530 --&gt; 00:05:25.730<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />La Promesa they can have.</P> <P>00:05:24.600 --&gt; 00:05:25.040<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Wow.</P> <P>00:05:26.290 --&gt; 00:05:36.730<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So Lloyd, this means I could take a picture of something in Spanish. I can easily put it into one note, open up the immersive reader an it will just translate it for me and read it for me.</P> <P>00:05:37.520 --&gt; 00:05:40.040<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Alright, so that's it in OneNote. Pretty cool, right?</P> <P>00:05:39.560 --&gt; 00:05:56.750<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So so before we go on. So before you move on 'cause this is important to kind of highlight where we're hitting. So with that response with the immersive reader. So first of all you brought in image in right you were able to offset image it did oh see it. OCR did.</P> <P>00:05:40.390 --&gt; 00:05:40.960<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, that's.</P> <P>00:05:41.690 --&gt; 00:05:42.170<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:05:51.250 --&gt; 00:05:51.570<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:05:56.870 --&gt; 00:05:57.290<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:05:57.710 --&gt; 00:06:27.460<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And it brought that into the immersive reader, so now you had, for those who may be visually impaired, we've brought it in. We brought in, and we've taken an image with text and made it available through auditory. For those who are visually impaired for those who may suffer visual and also with visual impairment, you can do the high contrasts and those who need accessibility via language. Barrier's you brought that in as well?</P> <P>00:06:00.760 --&gt; 00:06:01.170<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:06:14.560 --&gt; 00:06:15.060<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:06:22.110 --&gt; 00:06:22.490<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:06:27.510 --&gt; 00:06:29.320<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Exactly, that's a great recap.</P> <P>00:06:29.240 --&gt; 00:06:31.180<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's flipping awesome.</P> <P>00:06:30.740 --&gt; 00:06:43.840<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Right, I know it's very exciting, so let me show you the rest of the demos will be shorter because you know, you seen you seen it in one. You see him all. Pretty much. This is what it looks like here in Word. Again, we're going to go to view.</P> <P>00:06:31.990 --&gt; 00:06:32.350<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:06:45.220 --&gt; 00:06:47.220<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />We're going to go. I'm sorry.</P> <P>00:06:49.010 --&gt; 00:06:51.040<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Right here we're going to go.</P> <P>00:06:53.910 --&gt; 00:06:55.500<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />To read out loud.</P> <P>00:07:01.750 --&gt; 00:07:02.730<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I lost it.</P> <P>00:07:03.790 --&gt; 00:07:34.130<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />There it is, so it's under view. It's where you're going to find it. It does look a little bit different, but again I can do my favorite. My favorite highlight one line at a time. I can also adjust the column width, so that's kind of cool here. I just shortened it a little bit, but I'm going to make it as wide as possible. I can also change the page color, which is what we were talking about before, and let's go ahead. We're done to matically check spelling and grammar and marks misspelled words with the red squiggly, underline grammatical glitches get a blue.</P> <P>00:07:34.260 --&gt; 00:07:55.770<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Now, if I don't like this guy's voice, I can also change that. There's a couple other voices here I can also, so that was Mark's who you were just listening to. I feel like Mark has the best inflection for me, but we also have David and Zira. Maybe I don't know how to pronounce your name, but look I can also adjust the speed as well.</P> <P>00:07:56.850 --&gt; 00:08:05.870<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />But you're concerned about an interesting graph, right? Something working. Keep up with that. Alright, so that's what it looks like in Word. Next, I'm going to show it to you in edge.</P> <P>00:08:03.850 --&gt; 00:08:04.450<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Very cool.</P> <P>00:08:07.510 --&gt; 00:08:29.050<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So here with Edge I would just. I'm going to highlight the first word I'm going to right click. I'm going to say read aloud from here. One of the coolest features teams has today is the ability to add or transfer calls and meeting and again this bar shows up up here at the top an I can also change the speed. I can change the voice as well and then Yep.</P> <P>00:08:27.590 --&gt; 00:08:28.220<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So then.</P> <P>00:08:29.100 --&gt; 00:08:51.250<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I was gonna say so. The one was documents, but I mean just for everyday activities. Now if you're using Edge browser with the has with immersive reader capability now as you cruise the entire web again, visual impairment, the ability to go and to have it actually just read those pages aloud.</P> <P>00:08:46.270 --&gt; 00:08:46.590<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:08:51.560 --&gt; 00:08:53.700<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, and this is going to oh go ahead, Kendra.</P> <P>00:08:51.980 --&gt; 00:08:52.250<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />I.</P> <P>00:08:53.940 --&gt; 00:09:24.540<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />I was just gonna add to that Michael and for those that just you know have different styles of learning. I have a many articles I have to keep up with and sometimes I'll have them on another monitor. I have their reader going while I'm creating a demo or something like that an I'm internalizing what I'm hearing and and you know if I don't always have time to read. At least I'm getting some information and when it peaks my interest I focus on whatever that topic might be. I find it really helpful from a learning perspective.</P> <P>00:09:00.650 --&gt; 00:09:01.080<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Any?</P> <P>00:09:24.990 --&gt; 00:09:29.120<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah agreed, agreed. I love being able to adjust the speed as well.</P> <P>00:09:26.410 --&gt; 00:09:26.750<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:09:29.770 --&gt; 00:09:30.630<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, that's true.</P> <P>00:09:30.810 --&gt; 00:09:35.400<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />You know, because I can go a lot faster if the words are being highlighted for me.</P> <P>00:09:35.670 --&gt; 00:09:36.100<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Oh</P> <P>00:09:36.550 --&gt; 00:09:39.390<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I can explain it, but tell my brain is wired.</P> <P>00:09:41.280 --&gt; 00:09:46.670<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So this is edge. Oh OK, now the last one will show you is in teams.</P> <P>00:09:47.900 --&gt; 00:09:49.570<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Give me one second.</P> <P>00:09:50.400 --&gt; 00:10:20.680<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Alright, so now you're seeing my teams actually created a team. I I invited some of you guys just for this and here the way it works is you got it. Look on the message, hit the three dots and then you will see the immersive reader. That's where you'll find it in teams and we go ahead and this. This should all look familiar. Just like before, I really like being able to. Yeah, I can make it so it breaks out in syllables. I like seeing my nouns.</P> <P>00:10:20.730 --&gt; 00:10:38.120<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Add some color and here again I can pick the language if I want it to translate it, but you know, I really like seeing my lines. I like seeing 3 lines at a time and also here just like before changing the contrast, changing the font. Or I can also change the size of text.</P> <P>00:10:38.800 --&gt; 00:10:45.560<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And then I hit play in this in Sue Vencill let Monday, June 14th, 2020 one 10:21 AM.</P> <P>00:10:46.360 --&gt; 00:10:48.120<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />What's new in teams for June?</P> <P>00:10:48.920 --&gt; 00:10:55.390<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Add or transfer call to device and there you go and that's how it works. In teams it's just in there.</P> <P>00:10:55.910 --&gt; 00:11:08.530<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Wow, that is very that is very cool. So if people are looking to learn more about it, immersive reader. Do we have some links? Will be able to put into the blog post.</P> <P>00:11:08.540 --&gt; 00:11:21.610<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />We got links, and if you're like me you might do what I did and I went to YouTube and there are so many demos out there and people doing some really neat things with the immersive reader. So yeah, we got some links. Happy share.</P> <P>00:11:21.010 --&gt; 00:11:29.010<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Alright, so yeah, make sure to file those over to me and we'll put those in resources. Well, thank you Sue. That was awesome.</P> <P>00:11:26.650 --&gt; 00:11:27.100<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I will.</P> <P>00:11:27.910 --&gt; 00:11:28.480<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:11:29.150 --&gt; 00:11:29.780<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Thanks guys.</P> <P>00:11:31.160 --&gt; 00:11:39.390<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Next up with iOS dictation in Outlook and word Scott Moore.</P> <P>00:11:43.210 --&gt; 00:12:15.210<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Yeah, so definitely want to highlight today there's some new features that came out that were announced earlier last week around Microsoft dictation for I OS. So originally these these features and capabilities were there in the desktop versions of office as well as the word version of iOS, but it's now been extended for outlook for your iOS devices specifically for iPhones and iPads, so it's really cool because it gives you that capability that you can now do dictation.</P> <P>00:12:16.110 --&gt; 00:12:23.500<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Directly on those devices will share my screen. There's actually a blog article that we will share as part of this.</P> <P>00:12:26.670 --&gt; 00:12:28.660<BR />Scott Moore<BR />We found the article on my screen.</P> <P>00:12:31.310 --&gt; 00:12:59.040<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So in this article it definitely goes through. This talks about that. Also. This will be later about because I have the availability later this year on Android, but it is definitely there today for iOS devices. Truly cool. Also in the article there's a YouTube article YouTube video that goes into a deeper dive so it really gives you that ability that from your iOS device you can do dictation. You know directly from those devices in outlook.</P> <P>00:13:00.260 --&gt; 00:13:08.000<BR />Scott Moore<BR />It's pretty snazzy, so you have those capabilities today under Windows and Mac, but now it's also been extended to iOS devices.</P> <P>00:13:08.710 --&gt; 00:13:14.780<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, and I just while you're doing that, I pulled up my iPhone and there's a little microphone right here.</P> <P>00:13:16.330 --&gt; 00:13:17.660<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />You can show it again, Michael.</P> <P>00:13:18.140 --&gt; 00:13:21.570<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, so I mean I'm in here and I OS, right?</P> <P>00:13:21.360 --&gt; 00:13:22.470<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, yeah.</P> <P>00:13:22.080 --&gt; 00:13:31.950<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Oh, there we go in my family email and write down here. You know they have the add like the image little paper clip. Take a picture.</P> <P>00:13:32.410 --&gt; 00:13:38.420<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, formatting, and then there's a microphone at the very end, so if I select that.</P> <P>00:13:40.130 --&gt; 00:13:51.200<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Says it's listening and if I start talking it starts typing and there it goes. You can see it's taking dictation as I'm talking here. That's pretty cool.</P> <P>00:13:50.400 --&gt; 00:13:50.920<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Great.</P> <P>00:13:50.790 --&gt; 00:13:52.090<BR />Scott Moore<BR />That's that's pretty cool.</P> <P>00:13:51.490 --&gt; 00:13:51.880<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:13:52.590 --&gt; 00:13:53.000<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:13:53.370 --&gt; 00:14:04.980<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So it says that there's actually multiple language support, so you have dictation support for seven new locales, Hindi, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Polish, Russian and Portuguese. So pretty slick.</P> <P>00:14:05.820 --&gt; 00:14:12.410<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh, Outlook Mobile is currently only available for English US to however currently so.</P> <P>00:14:13.150 --&gt; 00:14:13.980<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Any idea?</P> <P>00:14:13.270 --&gt; 00:14:16.840<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So there is and there will be additional language support plan in the future.</P> <P>00:14:17.660 --&gt; 00:14:21.830<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Sorry I had any idea when it will be available for Android.</P> <P>00:14:22.970 --&gt; 00:14:30.050<BR />Scott Moore<BR />That's a great question. The article didn't say it just basically said coming soon to Android, so I would assume later this year.</P> <P>00:14:30.410 --&gt; 00:14:31.340<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />OK, great.</P> <P>00:14:30.800 --&gt; 00:14:32.150<BR />Scott Moore<BR />We got to follow up on that.</P> <P>00:14:32.900 --&gt; 00:14:36.480<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />OK, otherwise I'm getting an apple and I had an iPhone.</P> <P>00:14:37.920 --&gt; 00:14:38.280<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:14:39.870 --&gt; 00:14:41.480<BR />Scott Moore<BR />But well, that's my supply, the.</P> <P>00:14:40.170 --&gt; 00:14:46.770<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />When I left Windows when I left the the fun of Windows Phone, which is still the greatest phone OS?</P> <P>00:14:47.770 --&gt; 00:14:49.240<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />World ever seen?</P> <P>00:14:49.570 --&gt; 00:14:50.320<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Nokia.</P> <P>00:14:51.090 --&gt; 00:15:22.740<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />When I left yes my Nokia when I had I gotta say I have a picture from like I want to say going on 10 years now. I mean it's a long time ago off of the 10:00 to 10:40 or 10:20. I forget the name but it had a 40 megapixel camera back then and I had a picture where I was driving and across the fields in a farm was a barn with its door open and I went snap as I'm driving down the highway by.</P> <P>00:15:23.060 --&gt; 00:15:33.610<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Later I did a thing where you have it and then you have the zoom in in a circle and you could see a tractor inside the barn across the hills and I'm like.</P> <P>00:15:31.260 --&gt; 00:15:31.920<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Oh wow.</P> <P>00:15:35.350 --&gt; 00:15:40.200<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />IPhone can't do that. Why don't I have so? But now my phone.</P> <P>00:15:41.410 --&gt; 00:15:44.060<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But I digress. That has nothing to do with accessibility.</P> <P>00:15:44.690 --&gt; 00:15:45.630<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />No it doesn't.</P> <P>00:15:45.220 --&gt; 00:15:46.920<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Thank you Scott. That was awesome.</P> <P>00:15:46.520 --&gt; 00:15:52.410<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Yep, so we'll give it. Will give everyone a link and the link also has the embedded YouTube video in that as well, OK?</P> <P>00:15:50.090 --&gt; 00:15:50.420<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:15:53.680 --&gt; 00:15:57.650<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So that means now if you're you're in your Tesla.</P> <P>00:15:58.930 --&gt; 00:16:09.160<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And it's driving itself and you have your feet up on the dash. My probably causing some discarnation disk. I can't even say the word. I don't even know.</P> <P>00:16:09.340 --&gt; 00:16:10.850<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I just know that's not recommended.</P> <P>00:16:11.080 --&gt; 00:16:18.980<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's probably not recommended, but if you did, if you were doing unrecommended activity, you could dictate you, say iPhone.</P> <P>00:16:19.830 --&gt; 00:16:21.880<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Take a dictation send an email.</P> <P>00:16:22.950 --&gt; 00:16:24.030<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />While you play the game.</P> <P>00:16:24.480 --&gt; 00:16:24.890<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:16:26.380 --&gt; 00:16:33.190<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Again, we're not recommending this, and this is the not the views of Microsoft, nor is Microsoft condoning that.</P> <P>00:16:28.820 --&gt; 00:16:30.330<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />No, I never.</P> <P>00:16:33.490 --&gt; 00:16:33.880<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />No.</P> <P>00:16:34.450 --&gt; 00:16:34.990<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Never.</P> <P>00:16:36.350 --&gt; 00:16:40.720<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Someday no alright, well thank you Scott. That was best. Very cool.</P> <P>00:16:41.620 --&gt; 00:16:43.410<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So up next.</P> <P>00:16:44.510 --&gt; 00:16:50.510<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Headset on 'cause he wants us not to hear the baby cry which I.</P> <P>00:16:46.400 --&gt; 00:16:47.370<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Hence I.</P> <P>00:16:51.120 --&gt; 00:16:57.010<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I gotta tell you fill, I am diametrically opposed to that. Crying babies are beautiful thing.</P> <P>00:16:57.190 --&gt; 00:16:57.760<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I agree.</P> <P>00:16:57.430 --&gt; 00:17:05.980<BR />Phil Urban<BR />I'm just trying to save people's eardrums, whether it's the baby crying or the 100 pound dog designing. It wants to bark because it's a bird outside, you know, it's just.</P> <P>00:17:05.290 --&gt; 00:17:07.240<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />What do you have with dog?</P> <P>00:17:07.590 --&gt; 00:17:10.440<BR />Phil Urban<BR />He's a Bernice mountain dog and a poodle mix, and he is.</P> <P>00:17:10.430 --&gt; 00:17:11.380<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Oh</P> <P>00:17:11.360 --&gt; 00:17:12.630<BR />Phil Urban<BR />He's under the desk off.</P> <P>00:17:11.360 --&gt; 00:17:14.780<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Wouldn't the pick up this noise is pretty darned well.</P> <P>00:17:15.850 --&gt; 00:17:22.260<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Uh, this headset? Uh, from healing actually actually Bloxham out pretty good.</P> <P>00:17:23.330 --&gt; 00:17:24.160<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Nice.</P> <P>00:17:23.640 --&gt; 00:17:24.460<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />very cool.</P> <P>00:17:24.310 --&gt; 00:17:29.410<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yes, and I believe teams is putting some technology as well for sound isolation.</P> <P>00:17:28.370 --&gt; 00:17:28.950<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:17:28.590 --&gt; 00:17:29.910<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Active yeah yeah.</P> <P>00:17:30.420 --&gt; 00:17:32.120<BR />Phil Urban<BR />So the two combined have been.</P> <P>00:17:30.480 --&gt; 00:17:30.830<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:17:33.310 --&gt; 00:17:35.440<BR />Phil Urban<BR />For lack of better terms, pretty darn good that.</P> <P>00:17:36.600 --&gt; 00:17:39.930<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Keeping only the sound that we want to hear in teams.</P> <P>00:17:40.010 --&gt; 00:17:43.550<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I I have to say, would you just said that the two combined?</P> <P>00:17:44.350 --&gt; 00:17:49.520<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />My head from raising children years ago anyway, guess.</P> <P>00:17:50.670 --&gt; 00:17:52.250<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Are something combined.</P> <P>00:17:53.710 --&gt; 00:18:02.400<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Hi I am Captain planet. Well I'm really dating myself. I just you know my brain operates in different ways.</P> <P>00:17:57.710 --&gt; 00:17:58.780<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I think you just did.</P> <P>00:18:03.840 --&gt; 00:18:12.060<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's wired a little different. Phil go ahead. I'm going to shut up. You're going to talk about Windows, OS accessibility settings and I'm excited about this.</P> <P>00:18:12.110 --&gt; 00:18:12.700<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Be gentle.</P> <P>00:18:13.220 --&gt; 00:18:19.120<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yes, uh, working to see how well this works, specially with the sound come through for Windows, but they will give it a shot.</P> <P>00:18:20.470 --&gt; 00:18:22.440<BR />Phil Urban<BR />So built into.</P> <P>00:18:23.020 --&gt; 00:18:30.190<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Windows 10, Microsoft spent some ease of access settings, so to access these you're going to your start menu.</P> <P>00:18:31.040 --&gt; 00:18:43.380<BR />Phil Urban<BR />And open up settings. That's did that on the other monitor, so it's up over here now and you're looking for ease of access over here when you click that there's a whole slew of.</P> <P>00:18:44.040 --&gt; 00:18:55.930<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Ease of access options. Down the left side and each of these kind of can help with various abilities or just making your life.</P> <P>00:18:56.880 --&gt; 00:19:08.220<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Easier on a day to day basis. Some of these I can demo. Sometimes I'm gonna skip because it takes a couple of seconds. Friend actually turn on and just for the sake of peoples.</P> <P>00:19:09.150 --&gt; 00:19:12.630<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Time and demo purposes. Well, just let them go back and talk.</P> <P>00:19:11.700 --&gt; 00:19:12.090<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />4.</P> <P>00:19:13.340 --&gt; 00:19:13.760<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Go ahead.</P> <P>00:19:13.360 --&gt; 00:19:16.760<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />For the webcast reasons, can you name off some of those for us?</P> <P>00:19:17.190 --&gt; 00:19:34.790<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yeah, sure, I'm gonna go through each of them as we go through, so we're going to start off with display on here and this allows you to change how all of the texts on your in your operating system shows up. You know, in the big one here for people that are.</P> <P>00:19:35.790 --&gt; 00:19:36.910<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Visually challenged.</P> <P>00:19:37.310 --&gt; 00:19:53.080<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Uh, is is changing the text size of everything, so there's a slider here that you can drag from small to large, and if I hit apply right below this it will change all of the text in Windows to significantly larger.</P> <P>00:19:54.070 --&gt; 00:20:04.520<BR />Phil Urban<BR />So it starts out as low as 100% standard size for everything and scales all the way up to 200 and 225% tax eyes. I tested this.</P> <P>00:20:05.790 --&gt; 00:20:09.510<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Last week I believe, and yes it makes everything bigger.</P> <P>00:20:10.310 --&gt; 00:20:13.630<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Uh, I can really help if you are having a hard time reading the text on your screen.</P> <P>00:20:15.300 --&gt; 00:20:19.960<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I've got to know, especially with some of the various devices were doing with Windows now.</P> <P>00:20:20.380 --&gt; 00:20:20.700<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:20:20.850 --&gt; 00:20:34.370<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So the you get I I do know like I've done that on my phone right on my iPhone, but certainly if you have a smaller tablet size or Windows type device that I know that would be helpful.</P> <P>00:20:34.760 --&gt; 00:20:43.260<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I don't know, you might, but I get made fun of all the time, especially if someone like a couple rows back can like read my text messages. You know, it's like.</P> <P>00:20:34.870 --&gt; 00:20:35.580<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:20:44.540 --&gt; 00:20:47.420<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Gosh, kids are brutal, brutal.</P> <P>00:20:48.600 --&gt; 00:20:51.590<BR />Phil Urban<BR />I'm sorry I may have done that once or twice in my past.</P> <P>00:20:53.820 --&gt; 00:20:55.260<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I should I knew it.</P> <P>00:20:54.860 --&gt; 00:20:56.350<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So that's display.</P> <P>00:20:56.530 --&gt; 00:21:25.860<BR />Phil Urban<BR />So that's that's display. There's more in display to know that we can, you know, turned animations on off, turn transparency off, hide some scrollbars. So really allows you to customize Windows to make it easier for you to use one of the thing that's in your two. We can change brightness or use night light. Light light is a great feature in Windows that not a lot of people know about, and it's you can click link right in right in that display options. It will take you to your display settings.</P> <P>00:21:26.760 --&gt; 00:21:45.000<BR />Phil Urban<BR />And what night little did actually adjust the color temperature of your mind there is to make it less strain full for your eyes at night so you can turn it on manually. Or if you dig deeper into the night light settings you can have it turned on and off at the schedule. So I have mine set to automatically turn on night light. 1 sunset happens.</P> <P>00:21:45.660 --&gt; 00:21:52.370<BR />Phil Urban<BR />And then turn off. Once sunrise happens. You know it really makes it easier to use your computer during later darker hours.</P> <P>00:21:53.150 --&gt; 00:21:55.400<BR />Phil Urban<BR />So we go back a couples.</P> <P>00:21:54.440 --&gt; 00:21:58.790<BR />Scott Moore<BR />That's probably also pretty good for those nine hour gamers.</P> <P>00:21:59.510 --&gt; 00:22:00.110<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Like the</P> <P>00:22:01.040 --&gt; 00:22:02.330<BR />Phil Urban<BR />I'm very guilty of that.</P> <P>00:22:04.210 --&gt; 00:22:08.960<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Or anyone that lives in a state that does not have that much sun, like Oregon.</P> <P>00:22:04.620 --&gt; 00:22:05.150<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Definitely.</P> <P>00:22:10.180 --&gt; 00:22:12.170<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />I'm thinking about doing it during the daylight.</P> <P>00:22:10.860 --&gt; 00:22:11.660<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Absolutely.</P> <P>00:22:14.760 --&gt; 00:22:22.690<BR />Phil Urban<BR />So moving on through the ease of access things, you know next one here was have mouse pointer. This ones nice and easy 'cause you can just drag your mouse pointer and make it huge.</P> <P>00:22:22.770 --&gt; 00:22:23.360<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Wow.</P> <P>00:22:24.240 --&gt; 00:22:34.680<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Similarly, you can change the pointer color, so if you like black the white outline you wanna do high contrast, it automatically changes the contrast of your pointer as you move it around and see if I can.</P> <P>00:22:35.460 --&gt; 00:22:39.360<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Do something here so it's changing contrast as we move. Makes it really easy to see.</P> <P>00:22:39.590 --&gt; 00:22:40.280<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />That's nice.</P> <P>00:22:39.860 --&gt; 00:22:41.240<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Wow, that's cool.</P> <P>00:22:41.390 --&gt; 00:22:44.880<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Uh, then of course in go and set custom colors for your.</P> <P>00:22:45.680 --&gt; 00:22:47.590<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Well as well. So really customize and make it.</P> <P>00:22:46.610 --&gt; 00:22:47.600<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Oh boy.</P> <P>00:22:48.790 --&gt; 00:22:52.230<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Make it so that you can actually see that point. If you're having a hard time.</P> <P>00:22:53.210 --&gt; 00:22:57.390<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I'm not letting my wife watch this. She's gonna make me put a custom color on hers.</P> <P>00:22:54.250 --&gt; 00:22:54.620<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Use that.</P> <P>00:22:58.770 --&gt; 00:23:00.090<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I already know what it is.</P> <P>00:23:00.450 --&gt; 00:23:02.730<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />it's so easy she could do it herself.</P> <P>00:23:04.670 --&gt; 00:23:10.400<BR />Phil Urban<BR />So yeah, it in here too. There's also the other the visual feedback when you trust something, you see a little.</P> <P>00:23:06.390 --&gt; 00:23:06.840<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:23:11.080 --&gt; 00:23:21.340<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Full circle pop up if you're using the touch screen like it's hard to demonstrate that just messing keyboard, but that's in there as well. Next we have text cursor which says something similar except when you're using a cursor.</P> <P>00:23:22.470 --&gt; 00:23:25.180<BR />Phil Urban<BR />So I'm going to turn this this guy on and make it.</P> <P>00:23:25.930 --&gt; 00:23:28.060<BR />Phil Urban<BR />As big as I can just for visual purposes.</P> <P>00:23:28.790 --&gt; 00:23:32.620<BR />Phil Urban<BR />And let's make it a bright pink, uh?</P> <P>00:23:31.880 --&gt; 00:23:33.440<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's that's the color.</P> <P>00:23:35.270 --&gt; 00:23:37.410<BR />Phil Urban<BR />So we're going to go up. Just open up Notepad here.</P> <P>00:23:37.720 --&gt; 00:23:38.270<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh-huh</P> <P>00:23:38.000 --&gt; 00:23:46.960<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Just have some generic lhermitte, some text and it's nice easy way say hey where's my cursor when you're staring at that giant screen? The text?</P> <P>00:23:40.820 --&gt; 00:23:41.320<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:23:47.640 --&gt; 00:23:48.580<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Point it out to you.</P> <P>00:23:49.330 --&gt; 00:23:50.040<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Right away.</P> <P>00:23:50.490 --&gt; 00:23:51.070<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Love it.</P> <P>00:23:54.540 --&gt; 00:24:11.550<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Next on the list here magnifier this does exactly what it sounds like it does. It will take your what's that was on your screen and just make it all bigger. Now. The difference between this and what we talked about earlier in display and changing the text size.</P> <P>00:24:12.940 --&gt; 00:24:38.550<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Displays only the change that text at all the images and windows. All that's still gonna be the same magnifier will literally zoom everything into ever percentage you set this to to the point where you actually have to move your mouse to the edge of the screen to scroll your entire desktop. May sound inconvenient for people that don't need this functionality, but if you need to be able to make everything bigger it can.</P> <P>00:24:39.250 --&gt; 00:24:39.780<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Make.</P> <P>00:24:40.760 --&gt; 00:24:43.170<BR />Phil Urban<BR />World of difference for you as you.</P> <P>00:24:45.200 --&gt; 00:24:50.300<BR />Phil Urban<BR />As you're using your computer day today and also have some shortcuts, if you want to turn it on and on their off, you know.</P> <P>00:24:51.210 --&gt; 00:24:51.680<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Quickly.</P> <P>00:24:53.570 --&gt; 00:25:00.500<BR />Phil Urban<BR />This one is harder to to demo because it will take a couple seconds to actually turn on for the first time.</P> <P>00:24:58.340 --&gt; 00:24:58.780<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Sure.</P> <P>00:25:02.210 --&gt; 00:25:04.560<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Color filters this one actually might be my favorite.</P> <P>00:25:06.830 --&gt; 00:25:29.270<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Mostly because I had former coworkers, you know, talking to Meade as we were trying to talk about Windows 10. How can help improve the business world and migraine from about 7 Windows servicing so on so forth. They said, yeah, I'm colorblind. I have a hard time seeing the colors in our in our sales documents or even internal documents like hey Windows 10 has.</P> <P>00:25:29.970 --&gt; 00:26:00.390<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Something called color filters. I just turned it on here and it has a handful of settings here. Inverted, grayscale, grayscale inverted. But the the big ones here are ones built for color blindness, an Microsoft actually built in the three different types of color blindness that are classified today online. We could try and save them because I can't push the red green color blindness with green being weak red, green color blindness with red being weak.</P> <P>00:26:00.790 --&gt; 00:26:07.920<BR />Phil Urban<BR />And blue yellow color blindness. And it actually takes all the colors that are being displayed and adjust them accordingly to help.</P> <P>00:26:08.950 --&gt; 00:26:09.940<BR />Phil Urban<BR />People are colorblind.</P> <P>00:26:12.800 --&gt; 00:26:16.220<BR />Phil Urban<BR />So really great, not so well known feature right there.</P> <P>00:26:17.090 --&gt; 00:26:44.530<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />You know, that's really cool. It reminds me of something too. I think a lot of times when people are talking bout accessibility. They think of maybe someone that can't have access to that can't use their hands or blind or death. But I was I was doing some research. 70% of those folks that need help. It's more learning. It's more of a, whether it's a learning disability or Altice tick or.</P> <P>00:26:44.580 --&gt; 00:26:53.120<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Dyslexia. It's more of the things that you can't see. So color blind mice makes me think about you. Know, I probably know lots of people are colorblind, but I don't know it.</P> <P>00:26:53.750 --&gt; 00:26:55.090<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I can't can't tell.</P> <P>00:26:53.880 --&gt; 00:26:54.680<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yeah, I.</P> <P>00:26:55.810 --&gt; 00:27:02.700<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yeah, like to my coworkers sunglass company. I've no idea. They just casually mention it mentioned that one day I'm like, oh, there's a way that.</P> <P>00:26:59.700 --&gt; 00:27:00.220<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:27:03.550 --&gt; 00:27:04.300<BR />Phil Urban<BR />You can be helped.</P> <P>00:27:04.810 --&gt; 00:27:06.260<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, it's cool.</P> <P>00:27:07.160 --&gt; 00:27:25.880<BR />Phil Urban<BR />So similar to the color blindness, you can turn on and off. High contrast high contrast mode. This one does take a second to turn on, but it will do exactly what it does or what it says it does and adjust the colors on the screen so everything is high contrast. If you're having a hard time seeing two things like yellow and white or.</P> <P>00:27:26.600 --&gt; 00:27:30.720<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Or light blue on the white. It can definitely help.</P> <P>00:27:31.770 --&gt; 00:27:33.220<BR />Phil Urban<BR />I just those colors accordingly.</P> <P>00:27:35.420 --&gt; 00:27:46.660<BR />Phil Urban<BR />That right there is another fun one. Just like we saw earlier. It's does exactly what it says it's going to do is good. Go in and read text for you off your screen. So I'm going to turn this on.</P> <P>00:27:50.000 --&gt; 00:27:58.170<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yeah, we're going to close that one there and it. I don't know if you can hear it or if the sound is coming through, but if I open up a window here.</P> <P>00:27:58.960 --&gt; 00:28:00.920<BR />Phil Urban<BR />I'll see if I can crank this louder.</P> <P>00:28:03.110 --&gt; 00:28:04.560<BR />Phil Urban<BR />And if it doesn't work, that's OK.</P> <P>00:28:07.390 --&gt; 00:28:08.380<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, we're not here.</P> <P>00:28:07.500 --&gt; 00:28:11.800<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Of course it's it's not working. Yeah, that's what happens when you try and do demos.</P> <P>00:28:10.680 --&gt; 00:28:12.720<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />This is the baby.</P> <P>00:28:14.250 --&gt; 00:28:39.290<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yeah, I've been having some trouble getting teams to play sound, and that's my own personal setup, but it was it turned off. That's why. But when you turn it on and you go into, let's just say a web page, it will actually read through everything on this page. So when I did this before we started, it actually ran out. Join us to see what's next for Windows. Watch the live stream 6/24/21 at 11:00 AM. So on and so forth.</P> <P>00:28:40.000 --&gt; 00:28:48.820<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />So it is so you wouldn't have to turn on the immersive reader everywhere you go, it would just be natively on for every application you own.</P> <P>00:28:40.250 --&gt; 00:28:40.870<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:28:49.580 --&gt; 00:28:56.270<BR />Phil Urban<BR />So it's a slightly different use case, right? So immersive reader is sitting there reading the document to you as your.</P> <P>00:28:49.810 --&gt; 00:28:50.010<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />And.</P> <P>00:28:52.060 --&gt; 00:28:52.320<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:28:57.220 --&gt; 00:28:58.670<BR />Phil Urban<BR />As you're looking through it.</P> <P>00:29:00.790 --&gt; 00:29:17.470<BR />Phil Urban<BR />And correct me if I'm wrong in the immersive reader side, 'cause I personally haven't used it as much narrower. If you go into were there, you go into notepad and you if you click a word, it's gonna read that word. Or if you open up a website, it's going to read.</P> <P>00:29:18.350 --&gt; 00:29:27.600<BR />Phil Urban<BR />The text that's here and there's alternate text behind something that's going to read that alternate text as well. It's it's designed.</P> <P>00:29:24.150 --&gt; 00:29:24.570<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Uh-huh</P> <P>00:29:28.800 --&gt; 00:29:30.290<BR />Phil Urban<BR />More for.</P> <P>00:29:32.250 --&gt; 00:29:43.400<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Those that are, I believe it's visually impaired than relying that that auditory feedback where immersive reader I think is more the use cases more targeted at.</P> <P>00:29:44.830 --&gt; 00:29:46.430<BR />Phil Urban<BR />I want someone to read this.</P> <P>00:29:47.100 --&gt; 00:29:47.740<BR />Phil Urban<BR />To me.</P> <P>00:29:48.330 --&gt; 00:29:52.620<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's yeah, it's elective versus automatic, right? So immersive use.</P> <P>00:29:52.150 --&gt; 00:29:53.490<BR />Phil Urban<BR />I think that's a good way to put it.</P> <P>00:29:53.430 --&gt; 00:30:06.500<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's a purposeful selection, but with the windows then it's you know when you have that, then anywhere there's tax or like you said behind the scenes, it's it's delivering that to you with the anticipation that you are.</P> <P>00:30:07.280 --&gt; 00:30:08.580<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Visually disabled.</P> <P>00:30:09.520 --&gt; 00:30:11.810<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Oh, there we go now. It's actually working this crank the volume.</P> <P>00:30:18.610 --&gt; 00:30:24.000<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, we're not hearing it over here. It's your it's your system settings, probably with your.</P> <P>00:30:19.890 --&gt; 00:30:21.680<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yeah, OK, worth a shot.</P> <P>00:30:24.670 --&gt; 00:30:28.910<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Just like I was saying before, the headset helps block out everything except for my voice.</P> <P>00:30:27.880 --&gt; 00:30:31.260<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yes, blocking it off.</P> <P>00:30:33.830 --&gt; 00:30:34.900<BR />Phil Urban<BR />OK, where do you turn that off?</P> <P>00:30:34.090 --&gt; 00:30:36.090<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So what about have real quickly?</P> <P>00:30:36.610 --&gt; 00:30:39.900<BR />Phil Urban<BR />We're going to go through the rest of these pretty quickly, so you know.</P> <P>00:30:40.830 --&gt; 00:30:50.170<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Under the hearing settings that we have audio in, this is straight up. Let's just make the volume louder. I can scroll this up and down using my standard volume knob on my machine.</P> <P>00:30:51.540 --&gt; 00:30:52.960<BR />Phil Urban<BR />There goes the dog moving something.</P> <P>00:30:54.310 --&gt; 00:31:00.250<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Closed captions I haven't personally used this, but we're seeing it in action, but my understanding is is that.</P> <P>00:31:01.780 --&gt; 00:31:04.780<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Any audio that your computer is playing.</P> <P>00:31:05.730 --&gt; 00:31:06.850<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Bill live transcribe it.</P> <P>00:31:08.400 --&gt; 00:31:21.340<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's cool, that's new for me. I've I've done the the commands, the voice, and I've done the audio. You know automatically and demo that, but I have not seen this in OS.</P> <P>00:31:21.930 --&gt; 00:31:45.900<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yeah, I've been seeing this at either. I'm not on any preview builds on this machine, so this is in the current build of Windows 10. I am going to find some documentation about this or whatever dictation I can find and will include that in the description here, but from what from the little bit that I've read about it, it seems pretty cool. Again, reading all the content that.</P> <P>00:31:30.060 --&gt; 00:31:30.490<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh-huh</P> <P>00:31:33.030 --&gt; 00:31:33.500<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />cool.</P> <P>00:31:37.290 --&gt; 00:31:37.840<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:31:38.140 --&gt; 00:31:38.850<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, that be great.</P> <P>00:31:46.880 --&gt; 00:31:48.990<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Your computer is playing audibly.</P> <P>00:31:50.580 --&gt; 00:32:00.330<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Uh, then going down into how we interact with your machine you can do speech to text so you can talk to your computer and turn on speech recognition and.</P> <P>00:31:55.080 --&gt; 00:31:55.280<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:32:00.880 --&gt; 00:32:11.690<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Uh, start to use your voice to control your machine. Again, this isn't one that I've read a lot about, but I'm going to find some links that we can include on here. Hopefully find some other demos out there.</P> <P>00:32:10.180 --&gt; 00:32:10.640<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's.</P> <P>00:32:11.620 --&gt; 00:32:30.970<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's pretty cool. It's a it allows you to do that across. I mean, I remember first time I demo that feature. This was back when it was we didn't call him. Tablets were Windows slate devices. They were running Windows 7 and being able to show just like opening word and start talking and.</P> <P>00:32:31.770 --&gt; 00:32:39.060<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />My blah blah blah blah blah blah again. Somebody who may you know in that case have a disability with their hands or.</P> <P>00:32:39.330 --&gt; 00:32:39.730<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:32:40.110 --&gt; 00:32:58.050<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And and also the ability to just plain open it like the demo that I used to do it again. It was Windows 7 was giving the command to open windows, windows opened start dictating blah blah blah blah blah close save sand, email the whole bit.</P> <P>00:32:55.080 --&gt; 00:32:55.470<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:32:58.650 --&gt; 00:33:00.000<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So it's pretty wack.</P> <P>00:32:58.860 --&gt; 00:33:02.460<BR />Phil Urban<BR />You can do it all without ever touching a keyboard or mouse.</P> <P>00:33:01.960 --&gt; 00:33:04.580<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, no physical interaction. It's cool.</P> <P>00:33:05.560 --&gt; 00:33:21.390<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Keyboard one this one's. There's lots of settings here. I'm sure we're all guilty of accidentally turning on sticky keys and not being able to figure out how we turned it on to try and turn it off and digging through the control panel to turn it off. If you didn't want it, but there are lots of settings here under keyboard, the.</P> <P>00:33:22.240 --&gt; 00:33:28.620<BR />Phil Urban<BR />One that's I find very useful, especially coming from the consulting world and delivery world trying to.</P> <P>00:33:29.450 --&gt; 00:33:33.430<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yeah, build task sequences to deploy Windows 10 is the on screen keyboard.</P> <P>00:33:34.230 --&gt; 00:33:39.660<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Sometimes you mess up the drivers and the on screen keyboard. The only way that you have to actually.</P> <P>00:33:41.190 --&gt; 00:33:48.550<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Type content into the window to recover your machine, but it can be very helpful for.</P> <P>00:33:49.190 --&gt; 00:33:59.250<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Those that can't use a mouse or can't use a keyboard. If you combine this with one that we talked about here in the sexyy control can definitely be very, very useful.</P> <P>00:34:01.120 --&gt; 00:34:09.690<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Sticky keys lets you push one key at a time, so if you want to press control alt delete, you only have to hold all three at once. You can hit control and hit all thing hit delete and it'll.</P> <P>00:34:10.670 --&gt; 00:34:12.730<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Push all all three for you.</P> <P>00:34:15.600 --&gt; 00:34:24.680<BR />Phil Urban<BR />There is togglekeys, so do you want to push it holds your caps lock or just tap it once filterkeys if maybe have some sort of.</P> <P>00:34:25.750 --&gt; 00:34:30.870<BR />Phil Urban<BR />It's a trailer or, you know, your hands or fingers aren't as steady if you accidentally hit a key.</P> <P>00:34:31.550 --&gt; 00:34:34.070<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Once or twice 2 fast. This can help filter out.</P> <P>00:34:34.680 --&gt; 00:34:36.000<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Those types of actions.</P> <P>00:34:36.190 --&gt; 00:34:36.870<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Wow.</P> <P>00:34:38.850 --&gt; 00:34:42.530<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yeah, I could definitely see some use case for that.</P> <P>00:34:42.580 --&gt; 00:34:46.790<BR />Phil Urban<BR />'cause I'm blanking on the condition.</P> <P>00:34:47.190 --&gt; 00:34:50.860<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Oh I know Alzheimer's Parkinson's yeah.</P> <P>00:34:48.400 --&gt; 00:34:49.620<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Uh, Parkinson's.</P> <P>00:34:51.290 --&gt; 00:34:51.720<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:34:52.060 --&gt; 00:34:53.030<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, so goodbye.</P> <P>00:34:52.520 --&gt; 00:34:56.980<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yeah, try to make try make that easier for those types of you, those users.</P> <P>00:34:59.100 --&gt; 00:35:04.940<BR />Phil Urban<BR />A couple other ones here. They know you can do screenshot with print screen, it just changes some.</P> <P>00:35:05.980 --&gt; 00:35:08.480<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Other ways it's keyboard interacts with the OS.</P> <P>00:35:11.410 --&gt; 00:35:16.510<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Going on to mouse this ones interesting. You can actually control your mouse.</P> <P>00:35:17.290 --&gt; 00:35:29.390<BR />Phil Urban<BR />With the NUM pad on your device, so let's see if if I actually set up right. Yeah, there we go. So my mouse is now moving around the screen I'm just using.</P> <P>00:35:30.030 --&gt; 00:35:32.260<BR />Phil Urban<BR />The NUM pad on the side of my.</P> <P>00:35:33.220 --&gt; 00:35:34.300<BR />Phil Urban<BR />I'm sorry my keyboard here.</P> <P>00:35:35.860 --&gt; 00:35:40.690<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Well, good for people with carpal tunnel that have difficulty in pain with the mouse.</P> <P>00:35:41.190 --&gt; 00:35:45.640<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Does it like directional? So if you like get the Yankee it goes up.</P> <P>00:35:41.290 --&gt; 00:35:42.080<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yep, absolutely.</P> <P>00:35:46.120 --&gt; 00:35:54.760<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yeah, eight key goes up. Two key goes down, nine goes up and right 7UP and left now let's see a 5 design thing.</P> <P>00:35:52.180 --&gt; 00:35:52.740<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Wow.</P> <P>00:35:55.830 --&gt; 00:35:56.790<BR />Phil Urban<BR />05 is click.</P> <P>00:35:58.230 --&gt; 00:35:58.650<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So.</P> <P>00:36:01.080 --&gt; 00:36:11.390<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Chris, if you have a keyboard that's got the roller ball on it, maybe that's less painful than using the mouse. Or maybe it's easier 'cause you're still using fingers for that, but.</P> <P>00:36:11.620 --&gt; 00:36:20.440<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yeah, I mean, I don't think there's a right way or wrong way. Yeah, it's about putting options out to users to find what works for them.</P> <P>00:36:15.470 --&gt; 00:36:16.290<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah yeah, yeah.</P> <P>00:36:21.100 --&gt; 00:36:21.850<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, I love it.</P> <P>00:36:21.370 --&gt; 00:36:31.430<BR />Phil Urban<BR />And the the last one that's built right into Windows. Here is I control. I don't have the hardware to do this, but I've seen it in action and it works exactly how it sounds like. It worked as a.</P> <P>00:36:30.110 --&gt; 00:36:30.530<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:36:32.580 --&gt; 00:36:42.410<BR />Phil Urban<BR />A camera like device that you put above or below your monitor. It's looking at your face and it's actually tracking where your eyes are moving and after a little bit of.</P> <P>00:36:41.120 --&gt; 00:36:41.530<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Well.</P> <P>00:36:43.520 --&gt; 00:36:44.870<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Uh, what's the word?</P> <P>00:36:45.850 --&gt; 00:36:46.600<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Calibration.</P> <P>00:36:47.090 --&gt; 00:36:47.470<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh-huh</P> <P>00:36:48.750 --&gt; 00:36:53.030<BR />Phil Urban<BR />It can be pretty accurate. You know it is still a preview.</P> <P>00:36:54.000 --&gt; 00:36:56.810<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Feature, but you know it's something that.</P> <P>00:36:57.530 --&gt; 00:37:22.470<BR />Phil Urban<BR />We're working on to try to improve. You know, either right on overtime, but yeah, those those are the big features that are built right into Windows 10. You know, again, if we go into settings like ease of access button, we have a whole bunch of options here. Hopefully there's something new that were heard about. I do want to cover one other bonus item since forget who it was brought up Xbox earlier.</P> <P>00:37:12.510 --&gt; 00:37:12.750<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />no.</P> <P>00:37:24.810 --&gt; 00:37:26.800<BR />Phil Urban<BR />There is the Xbox Adaptive controller too.</P> <P>00:37:28.090 --&gt; 00:37:49.050<BR />Phil Urban<BR />And this can actually be plugged into a PC to control PC items as well. And what's really cool about this as well? It has the up, down, left, right, A&amp;B buttons built directly onto it. Atheist. Look carefully. Let's see if I can zoom in on this. As far as I can zoom in, there's a whole bunch of connectors along the back.</P> <P>00:37:49.840 --&gt; 00:37:54.800<BR />Phil Urban<BR />For all sorts of different types of connectors, and these could be mapped to on the Xbox side.</P> <P>00:37:55.570 --&gt; 00:38:15.570<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Any key or any button push on the Xbox controller. So if you have a device that is literally like a like the staples easy button, just a big button and you want that to be your right trigger, you can do that. Or if you have another type of.</P> <P>00:38:16.300 --&gt; 00:38:22.090<BR />Phil Urban<BR />I just say you can only move your hand or your foot. You know in small amounts and you have.</P> <P>00:38:22.810 --&gt; 00:38:28.770<BR />Phil Urban<BR />A hardware device that can measure how far you're doing that you can hook it up to this adaptive controller as well, and it can.</P> <P>00:38:30.070 --&gt; 00:38:37.380<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Do any button press that you that you wanted to do so it's it's not just in the PC World that.</P> <P>00:38:38.130 --&gt; 00:38:42.050<BR />Phil Urban<BR />We're at Microsoft pushing accessibility. It's also in the gaming world as well.</P> <P>00:38:42.720 --&gt; 00:38:45.420<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Very cool, well thank you fill that was awesome.</P> <P>00:38:46.170 --&gt; 00:38:46.830<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Thanks so.</P> <P>00:38:46.360 --&gt; 00:39:00.710<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So we'll we'll have some links you know. Again, folks, you know those who want to check out all the different accessibility features built into Windows. Definitely at your organization. If you have not looked at those that really bears taking a look at.</P> <P>00:39:01.800 --&gt; 00:39:05.620<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And now last, but definitely not least.</P> <P>00:39:06.100 --&gt; 00:39:07.590<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Did you?</P> <P>00:39:08.000 --&gt; 00:39:13.290<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />An I gotta I'd love the car. I love the class in purple.</P> <P>00:39:13.880 --&gt; 00:39:16.320<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Purple to top it off. I love it.</P> <P>00:39:16.860 --&gt; 00:39:17.590<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />GTO.</P> <P>00:39:18.130 --&gt; 00:39:22.800<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Kendra, you're going to talk to us about Power BI accessibility.</P> <P>00:39:19.240 --&gt; 00:39:19.870<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:39:22.940 --&gt; 00:39:46.090<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />I am I'm gonna move this. Yeah you know I I really loved everybody else is presentations today. Made some notes for myself because I'm thinking in the context of power BI of course. And what can power BI do? What features are available for it? Let me switch this Rowe quick switch.</P> <P>00:39:24.090 --&gt; 00:39:24.600<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's awesome.</P> <P>00:39:47.150 --&gt; 00:39:50.590<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Swap there you go to somebody see my screen.</P> <P>00:39:53.560 --&gt; 00:40:23.350<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />OK, great, so speech, color filters, high contrast, closed captioning, visual features. I'm oh. Some of them I've seen in Power BI and some of the OR loosely anyway, and some of them are kind of new. And I thought, wow, I really want to see that closed captioning in power BI. So I have some testing to do on the side. But today I wanted to talk about Power BI accessibility and I wanted to give a quick shout out to the P3 adaptive.</P> <P>00:39:53.950 --&gt; 00:39:54.290<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:40:23.480 --&gt; 00:40:55.100<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Partner, they work with us quite a bit on power BI implementations and staff, Ogg and training and last week we did a session called Power BI Governance for Health and Life Sciences and in that there was discussion about accessibility and it was by Lauderhill. She did a great presentation and I grabbed a couple of slides from that to share today and then also have a little demo and page from our documentation to share as well.</P> <P>00:40:55.350 --&gt; 00:40:56.000<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Very cool.</P> <P>00:40:56.360 --&gt; 00:41:27.540<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, so power BI accessibility standards I think what's important to call out is that the developers of Power BI have embedded into the product capabilities that follow along the web content accessibility guidelines. That's what I want to speak to on this slide that everything we build is perceivable operable. It's understandable. Which basically means that we're trying to make it is easy for you to use as possible for you to find things that you need.</P> <P>00:41:27.590 --&gt; 00:41:44.960<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />For you to be able to develop your data stories and be able to use the data stories that are developed for you and to be able to share that information with other people and to make it really easy to do so, I'm going to look through slide here and talk about a couple things.</P> <P>00:41:46.580 --&gt; 00:42:17.210<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Today we talked about some of the capabilities that we have with OS. We have some capabilities with teams were all kind of piggybacking on one another where Microsoft is built in the capabilities to its software in general, and then roles in some of the capabilities into product specific solutions as well wherever we can. So here built into power BI without requiring any configuration at all. Keyboard navigation and I'll show you a little about that in just a second.</P> <P>00:42:17.440 --&gt; 00:42:44.370<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Screen reader compatibility. High contrast color views were thinking color blindness, making it easy for people to be able to see the analytics that they've been provided with a focus mode. In case you need something that's a little bolder and you want to see information that's very focused and then to be able to show a data table, which again, is just really highlighting information for you at the point in time that you're wanting to look at that.</P> <P>00:42:45.020 --&gt; 00:43:14.900<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Uh, then built in accessibility features where there's some configuration or quired alt text, tab order, titles, labels, markers, report themes, but this is basically if you take even report theme as an example, if you create a power BI template and you put in some colors that you think are going to be fine for your audience, you test that out. You can save that template so it requires work. Some of the templates that we have are out of the box and we've created them for you.</P> <P>00:43:14.950 --&gt; 00:43:43.350<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />But you can go another step further and create the ones that you want. Same thing with Alt text. In tab orders you can actually manually set these so if someone can hit the tab button Tab, Tab, Tab, Tab tab and you're actually flowing through a set of visuals or a set of slicers or filters so that the storytelling in the power BI analytics makes sense to an audience whoever the audience happens to be.</P> <P>00:43:44.460 --&gt; 00:43:47.160<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />So here's an example of keyboard navigation.</P> <P>00:43:47.480 --&gt; 00:44:14.760<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Uh, in this particular case, what we're looking at is when a power BI developer is either accessing a report or is creating a report. What kinds of things can you do with that keyboard navigation? Just wanted you to see that it's it's common, right? This is stuff that we see in Word, and when we when we are looking at keyboard navigation in the operating system as well. So we're trying to leverage those same things in power BI.</P> <P>00:44:16.260 --&gt; 00:44:46.550<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Themes in high contrast colors. Here's an example of themes on the left. This is out of the box, so you could choose these if you want to. You can come up with your own if you want to, but at least we've given you something for a launchpad and then on the right hand side what we've got our high contrast options so I can build a report that I think is great for you, Anna and and assigned colors to each of the visuals that I think will work for you, but if they don't you can come here and you can pick whichever ones you want that just make it easier.</P> <P>00:44:46.790 --&gt; 00:45:06.350<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />You'll note in the last presentation the option windows were black with white highlighting. I particularly like the white background with black, so that's basically what this high contrast is doing is it's letting you see colors, maybe like in a reverse order that help with the contrast for you to be able to see those little easier.</P> <P>00:45:07.910 --&gt; 00:45:37.970<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />And then additional resources I you know. Actually these were called out to. I was really interested in seeing the closed captioning an the icontrol note in my screenshot. Here it says beta but it's actually live. Now I'm interested in how I can use these in power BI in the future. I don't know of any anything at this point but I was thinking closed captioning if I was using Power BI and let's say embedded an app and that app had a video.</P> <P>00:45:38.170 --&gt; 00:46:07.990<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Or it had a recording of something interesting. Maybe it's about a manufacturing floor or a pharmaceutical process. What have you could close captioning, pick that up, and could it render it in power BI? I don't know today, but I sure like to test it out. 'cause I think that would be interesting. And then the I control I think would be really great to if instead of hitting the tab key, if a report could be set up so that the tabs flow in a storytelling kind of way.</P> <P>00:46:08.210 --&gt; 00:46:18.650<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />And you could use I control with that. I think that would be really helpful too. So I was just intrigued when I saw this earlier and I called them out here in this presentation.</P> <P>00:46:20.450 --&gt; 00:46:31.180<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Report accessibility checklist. I wanted to put some key highlights here for you. This slide was taken from LA to slide on the governance call from last week. Want to mention that?</P> <P>00:46:31.730 --&gt; 00:46:48.360<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Uh, so quick high level checklist. I won't read everything here, but some of the things just makes sense, right? Your visuals need to be clear. You need to be looking at what your background relationship is. The visual interactions, whether or not you add tooltips.</P> <P>00:46:49.800 --&gt; 00:47:16.410<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Whether or not you can show data table, just test these things as you're developing them out and make sure that maybe you've got an audience that you could find. Maybe someone in your center of excellence that can help you know. Do it, run, run a check for you. I think there's also an accessibility checker in Power BI so you can see if the report will pass at least some general guidelines around accessibility.</P> <P>00:47:19.020 --&gt; 00:47:41.310<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />And then I put in this link. Here again, this was from the governance call. I added the overview of accessibility link at the bottom there there's a lot of material, a particularly for developers that you would want to look at. That will show you the kinds of tabs an keys that you can use to develop a report.</P> <P>00:47:41.970 --&gt; 00:47:43.040<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />OK, and I don't want it.</P> <P>00:47:44.330 --&gt; 00:47:45.390<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />I'm going to come down here.</P> <P>00:47:44.430 --&gt; 00:47:48.600<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I like that that one link you had it was right in the middle.</P> <P>00:47:45.940 --&gt; 00:47:46.170<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />No.</P> <P>00:47:47.350 --&gt; 00:47:49.310<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Had a break up.</P> <P>00:47:50.120 --&gt; 00:47:50.740<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />For training.</P> <P>00:47:52.200 --&gt; 00:47:52.850<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Oh yeah.</P> <P>00:47:53.320 --&gt; 00:48:22.750<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right around accessibility, so you know those are great links. So thank you Kendra. It's great to see accessibility. You know, not just we've seen it. You know, as a overarching application and immersive reader, it got really got its start for us in the education sector. But now it's moved well beyond that to, you know retail consumer as well as enterprise with obviously in healthcare sector, a lot of applicable itty the dictation.</P> <P>00:47:53.520 --&gt; 00:47:53.880<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:47:57.440 --&gt; 00:47:58.450<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, sure.</P> <P>00:48:10.820 --&gt; 00:48:11.100<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:48:23.480 --&gt; 00:48:53.120<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's Scott that you showed definitely. You know, for people on the go, that can be a big one, specially is there on the move and need to be able to dictate the OS level, which kind of is pervasive across the board. And it's been there for a long time and I'm really interested to see now that we've brought, you know, certain we purchased somebody that used to operate the Dragondictate an now it had. I don't know what the latest name is, but.</P> <P>00:48:53.370 --&gt; 00:48:53.700<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:48:53.470 --&gt; 00:48:54.260<BR />Scott Moore<BR />New wants.</P> <P>00:48:54.350 --&gt; 00:49:19.580<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Nuanced, yeah, but uh, yeah, thank you. See how that kind of gets rolled in. And then finally Kendra, you showed accessibility, you know, with power behind, certainly as you go through all your applications, word, PowerPoint and stuff. PowerPoint, we should close captions before translation. Many different levels. We're going to have a wealth of links. I want to thank our four people.</P> <P>00:49:19.950 --&gt; 00:49:32.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh, for excellent job today. That was very thorough. It was excellent and I hope everybody out there's going to embark on accessibility. So with that, we're going to close up. This is Mike and.</P> <P>00:49:33.210 --&gt; 00:49:34.180<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />CID, Ansel</P> <P>00:49:34.420 --&gt; 00:49:35.150<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And.</P> <P>00:49:35.660 --&gt; 00:49:36.400<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Scott Moore</P> <P>00:49:36.710 --&gt; 00:49:37.510<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And.</P> <P>00:49:38.250 --&gt; 00:49:38.990<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Filler and.</P> <P>00:49:39.490 --&gt; 00:49:40.350<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And.</P> <P>00:49:40.640 --&gt; 00:49:41.540<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Kendra Burgess</P> <P>00:49:42.150 --&gt; 00:49:46.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Then you have a great day. Everyone take care and is always.</P> <P>00:49:48.170 --&gt; 00:49:48.710<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Ciao,</P> <P>00:49:50.570 --&gt; 00:49:51.900<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />you're gonna say goodnight.</P> <P>00:49:52.900 --&gt; 00:49:53.590<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Goodnight</P> <P>00:49:53.090 --&gt; 00:49:53.710<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />goodnight</P> Mon, 14 Jun 2021 18:40:35 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-06-14T18:40:35Z The New Surface Podcast Series! <P>Hey HLS Blog Members!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We've been thinking about this for a while and we've decided that its time to share a bit more about Microsoft and its journey into the hardware world. We're taking you down the road to learn a bit more about the Microsoft Surface Business. We'll be sharing weekly recordings of the current state of the hardware world and how it fits into the world of Health and Life Sciences. We ask that you join us and watch the session available on youtube.<LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> Mon, 26 Jul 2021 14:29:06 GMT alojukwu 2021-07-26T14:29:06Z Vaccine Volunteer Management: Role Based Scheduling with Shifts in Teams and the Power Platform <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Microsoft Teams offers&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">scheduling capabilities</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;through the Shifts app built into the native Teams experience.&nbsp;The idea is to empower teams to create, update, and manage schedules for a tighter collaborative experience. This functionality is heavily used by first-line worker groups, especially on the clinical floor. With a rich API extensibility and tight coupling with other M365 products, Shifts offers a way to truly automate the schedule management process&nbsp;- eliminating paper&nbsp;trails and&nbsp;removing&nbsp;redundancies in communication.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Process owners often struggle with adding business logic to the process of scheduling. The following&nbsp;use-case illustrates how Shifts can be paired with a data model&nbsp;(maintained in a SharePoint List), and&nbsp;elevated with business logic&nbsp;(set up using Power Automate)&nbsp;to&nbsp;create a role/eligibility-based&nbsp;scheduling process.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Let’s envision a scenario&nbsp;where we are looking to automate a&nbsp;Covid volunteer scheduling process&nbsp;for a vaccination clinic. In this clinic we likely have volunteers who are filling multiple, unique&nbsp;roles. Each of these roles may have defined shifts&nbsp;that are available to&nbsp;be&nbsp;volunteered&nbsp;for.&nbsp;For&nbsp;a volunteer to sign up for a specific shift they&nbsp;must&nbsp;meet&nbsp;a defined set of&nbsp;qualifications.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Clinic Roles:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Vaccinator</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Observer</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Runner</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Check-In&nbsp;Support</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="5" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Documenter&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Now for&nbsp;a volunteer&nbsp;to register for a vaccinator shift at&nbsp;the clinic they might have to be a&nbsp;RN,&nbsp;LPN, MA DO, or have some other&nbsp;qualification&nbsp;that allows them to administer vaccines.&nbsp;On the other hand, someone&nbsp;volunteering&nbsp;for&nbsp;a&nbsp;Check-In&nbsp;Support&nbsp;shift would not have to meet any qualifications.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Storing the Data</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The first step to automating this process is&nbsp;determining where we want to store our&nbsp;volunteer data. In this example, I will be using a SharePoint list; however, any tabular data structure would work well.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="1.jpg" style="width: 640px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="1.jpg" alt="1.jpg" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can see the list stores basic information about the volunteer, including the UPN of the user (not pictured in screenshot), along with a prefix denoting their qualifications relevant to scheduling a shift.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Creating a Teams Shift Schedule</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Before you can create a shifts schedule, you must create a Team! Once you have your team you can create a shifts schedule for that team by opening the Shifts app in Teams and creating a new team schedule.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="2.jpg" style="width: 753px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="2.jpg" alt="2.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Once you have your Teams Schedule and you have added all volunteers to the team, you can create a new group within your schedule. Each group in the teams Shift Schedule can have its own unique schedule, so we will create a group for our vaccination clinic.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Creating a schedule group</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If you have only a few team members it is easy to create a schedule group and add the appropriate members through the Shifts app UI. However, if you have enough members (like in our volunteer example) it makes more sense to add members in a more automated fashion. To do this you can create a simple Power Automate that calls a Microsoft Graph API endpoint for creating a scheduling group.</P> <P>A sample Power Automate is pictured below. You can see the flow loops through the volunteer data that is stored in the SharePoint list and creates an array of UPNs. The last step is calling the Microsoft Graph API endpoint to create the group with the array of users (documentation below).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="3.jpg" style="width: 470px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="3.jpg" alt="3.jpg" /></span></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="4.jpg" style="width: 461px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="4.jpg" alt="4.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Create schedulingGroup - Microsoft Graph v1.0 | Microsoft Docs</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Creating Shifts</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>After you have run your Power Automate to add your users to the Shifts group, you are ready to create some shifts! Create shifts that can be claimed by volunteers by using the open shifts functionality and specifying how many open slots there are for each open shift. You can also add a custom label and color theming to differentiate between your shift types.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="5.jpg" style="width: 570px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="5.jpg" alt="5.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="6.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="6.jpg" alt="6.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Once you have your open shifts created your team members will be able to sign up to volunteer!</P> <P>Remember to share your changes with the team.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Automating Shift Approval</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Once a volunteer signs up for a shift we need to make sure they are qualified for the shift. To automate this approval process again we will turn to Power Automate!</P> <P>Your approval process will be specific to a set of requirements; however, in almost all cases the Power Automate will be triggered when the Open Shift request is created (a volunteer requests a shift) and will end with the Open Shift request being approved or rejected!</P> <P>The beginning of my approval Power Automate for this volunteer example is pictured below. After you get some details about the open shift request, the type of shift, and validate the request was created (not deleted or updated), all you need to do is add your own business logic to validate the team member meets the requirements for the shift!</P> <P>For more information on how to get started with power automate check out:</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get started with Power Automate - Power Automate | Microsoft Docs</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="7.jpg" style="width: 350px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="7.jpg" alt="7.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>And that’s all! Now you can use Shifts in Teams and Power Automate to quickly design a fully automated role-based scheduling solution!</P> <P>*Please note that different connectors in Power Automate have different throttling limits. Keep this in mind when designing your approval solution.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Author:</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="AndrewRoger.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="AndrewRoger.jpg" alt="AndrewRoger.jpg" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Andrew Roger</A></P> <P>Technical Architect</P> <P>Microsoft Technology Center</P> Sat, 12 Jun 2021 01:28:06 GMT Vasu Sharma 2021-06-12T01:28:06Z Power BI Premium Gen 2 Webinar - June 14th, 1pm ET <P><SPAN>Watch this webinar, hosted by David Magar, Microsoft Principal Program Manager, to learn how the Premium Gen 2 service update increases the value your organization gets from Power BI Premium, how to set expectations in your org on what Power BI premium can do and how to manage your premium investments well.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Register for the Power BI Premium Gen 2 Webinar</A>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 10 Jun 2021 21:25:52 GMT Kendra Burgess 2021-06-10T21:25:52Z MidDay Café Episode 12 – PowerPoint Live in Teams, PowerPoint Recording, and More <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" alt="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" /></span>In episode 12 of MidDay Café the MidDay Café crew breaks down some of the very cool things you can do with Microsoft PowerPoint in Teams presentations, for video “show me how” production, translation/closed captions, and more. This week’s MidDay Café crew included Microsoft’s: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sue Vencill</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Scott Moore</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Phil Urban</A>, and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Michael Gannotti</A>. &nbsp;</P> <P>Next week for episode 13 the MidDay Café crew will be tackling accessibility with Microsoft 365. In particular we will be diving into accessibility in general, Immersive Reader, Access Center settings and more.</P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Resources:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="" target="_self">Slides on PowerPoint Live</A> (PDF format)</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Record a presentation - PowerPoint (</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Record your screen in PowerPoint - PowerPoint (</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Present with real-time, automatic captions or subtitles in PowerPoint - Office Support (</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PowerPoint - Microsoft Translator for Business</A></LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Keep up to date with MidDay Café:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The MidDay Café Blog Board</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the MidDay Café YouTube Playlist</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Audio Podcast Subscriptions</LI> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Audio Podcast RSS Feed</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Anchor</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Spotify</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Apple Podcasts</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Google Podcasts</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Pocket Casts</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Radio Public</A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> </UL> <P><EM>Thanks for visiting –&nbsp;Michael Gannotti&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>LinkedIn</EM></A><EM>&nbsp;|&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>Twitter&nbsp;</EM></A></P> <P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="me - Copy.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="me - Copy.jpg" alt="Michael Gannotti" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Michael Gannotti</span></span></EM></P> <P><STRONG><EM>Machine Translation Transcript:</EM></STRONG></P> <P>00:00:00.000 --&gt; 00:00:02.340<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And we're beginning to record.</P> <P>00:00:11.090 --&gt; 00:00:30.920<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Alright, and we are live so want to welcome everybody. Welcome to midday cafe, your cup of midday caffeinated goodness coming to you from your friends here at Microsoft Healthcare and Life Sciences. I'm your host today. Mike Gianotti an I'm joined today by Scott you want to introduce yourself?</P> <P>00:00:31.320 --&gt; 00:00:33.000<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I'm Scott, more technical specials.</P> <P>00:00:34.040 --&gt; 00:00:34.730<BR />Scott Moore<BR />That's their body.</P> <P>00:00:35.460 --&gt; 00:00:36.980<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We also have sue.</P> <P>00:00:37.480 --&gt; 00:00:50.050<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Hey Steve Ansell technical teams specialist and also I have the privilege of introducing you guys to our newest member of our little team family here fill you want introduce yourself.</P> <P>00:00:50.540 --&gt; 00:00:56.590<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Sherman's filler, but I'm a new technical specialist here at Microsoft focusing on all things cloud endpoint.</P> <P>00:00:58.740 --&gt; 00:01:01.280<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Which is a new a new position, right? I mean.</P> <P>00:00:58.750 --&gt; 00:00:59.470<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Awesome.</P> <P>00:01:00.970 --&gt; 00:01:03.690<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yes, new for fiscal year 22.</P> <P>00:01:01.920 --&gt; 00:01:02.440<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Bro.</P> <P>00:01:04.060 --&gt; 00:01:04.840<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Very exciting.</P> <P>00:01:04.100 --&gt; 00:01:06.980<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So why don't before we start tell us?</P> <P>00:01:05.080 --&gt; 00:01:08.330<BR />Phil Urban<BR />So a lot more information to come out of be soon.</P> <P>00:01:08.930 --&gt; 00:01:11.750<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Tell us what that kind of means cloud endpoint.</P> <P>00:01:13.240 --&gt; 00:01:18.750<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Well, some of it. You know we can talk about some of it, we can't, but it's it's really about.</P> <P>00:01:20.060 --&gt; 00:01:34.800<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Uh, enabling you know the workforce that do more things, leveraging cloud resources. Whether that's teams, whether that's portions of office, whether that's virtual desktops in the cloud, so it could be.</P> <P>00:01:35.560 --&gt; 00:01:37.580<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Any of those things you know there's a.</P> <P>00:01:38.990 --&gt; 00:01:50.000<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Well, Microsoft isn't announcement coming out to soon that they might be right reference it. We don't know about that announcement to just as you guys don't know about that announcement, so.</P> <P>00:01:50.650 --&gt; 00:01:53.120<BR />Phil Urban<BR />More information in the coming soon we hope.</P> <P>00:01:53.030 --&gt; 00:01:53.680<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Awesome.</P> <P>00:01:54.350 --&gt; 00:01:56.810<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So you'll find out what your job is soon.</P> <P>00:01:57.190 --&gt; 00:01:58.320<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Exactly.</P> <P>00:01:58.630 --&gt; 00:01:59.460<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's awesome.</P> <P>00:01:58.830 --&gt; 00:01:59.890<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And then let us know.</P> <P>00:02:01.170 --&gt; 00:02:04.870<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yeah, then we'll let the entire world know once I know, you'll know.</P> <P>00:02:05.140 --&gt; 00:02:05.820<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Excellent.</P> <P>00:02:05.450 --&gt; 00:02:16.660<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />There we go. So last time that we had our podcast, inadvertently, the subject of old.</P> <P>00:02:18.260 --&gt; 00:02:50.210<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />The full, uh, Microsoft PowerPoint came up and we decided, you know, PowerPoint is like the sometime. PowerPoint does so much, but is often times like the poor stepchild that nobody talks much about and it does all kinds of crazy cool new things that a lot of our listeners may not be aware of and so we wanted to bring that up an I understand Sue you had something that you want to bring up to start to kick this off.</P> <P>00:02:50.370 --&gt; 00:03:08.700<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So yeah, I'd love to. So what I want to show is this new feature called PowerPoint Live and the beauty of it is it allows you to present directly from teams directly from PowerPoint into teams. I'm going to go ahead and sharing and try to. I'm going to try to show this today.</P> <P>00:03:09.060 --&gt; 00:03:09.760<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Awesome.</P> <P>00:03:10.440 --&gt; 00:03:35.690<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Alright, so right now you guys can't see my screen, so I'm going to describe for you what I'm seeing and then I'm going to show you a screenshot and I'll describe it. So the beauty of being able to present like right now what you're seeing is the is the PowerPoint that I'm sharing directly from PowerPoint from within it and it allows me to see presenter mode so it looks like this.</P> <P>00:03:36.600 --&gt; 00:03:46.710<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I took this. This is like a cooking show. Mike GI actually took this shot earlier today in preparation and what I have, so hopefully you're you guys see my cursor.</P> <P>00:03:39.980 --&gt; 00:03:40.540<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Nice.</P> <P>00:03:47.740 --&gt; 00:03:48.570<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Is that working?</P> <P>00:03:49.660 --&gt; 00:03:51.760<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I am not seeing your Oh yeah, yeah.</P> <P>00:03:49.890 --&gt; 00:03:50.710<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />How are you?</P> <P>00:03:52.050 --&gt; 00:04:03.330<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />OK, good so right now this is so. This is a screenshot of what I'm seeing and what I like about it is that here is the actual PowerPoint over here are my notes.</P> <P>00:04:03.940 --&gt; 00:04:35.840<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So I can see my notes, but I really like and what Microsoft again I have worked on multiple platforms. What I really like is how teams has done a fantastic job of interacting. So over here I can see the chats while I'm presenting. Someone throws a question at me. I see it, if someone raises their hand I see it. I see my notes. I also have the ability to jump from slide to slide. I can annotate very easily as you can see, right here? Will do some drawing.</P> <P>00:04:36.240 --&gt; 00:04:42.980<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And that's happening again. I'm sharing with you a screenshot inside of PowerPoint right now is what this is.</P> <P>00:04:36.680 --&gt; 00:04:37.020<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:04:41.890 --&gt; 00:04:42.210<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So.</P> <P>00:04:43.000 --&gt; 00:04:43.620<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Hey sue.</P> <P>00:04:44.490 --&gt; 00:05:00.110<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So quick question. 'cause I liked when you like as you're moving it around. It reminds me of a pointer. That's the first thing, but when you went into the draw mode, I'm going to guess that you had to push something on the mouse.</P> <P>00:05:01.500 --&gt; 00:05:02.190<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:05:01.680 --&gt; 00:05:04.030<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So what you do just push the mouse.</P> <P>00:05:04.290 --&gt; 00:05:08.860<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />It these buttons right here and again, this is the screenshot.</P> <P>00:05:06.820 --&gt; 00:05:13.780<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Gotcha, so you you select it would about it. Here's I'm just gonna throw this out putting you on the spot.</P> <P>00:05:14.020 --&gt; 00:05:14.470<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:05:15.130 --&gt; 00:05:20.630<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />If you had a touch, if you had a touch enabled device, could you draw?</P> <P>00:05:18.910 --&gt; 00:05:19.530<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:05:20.990 --&gt; 00:05:24.750<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yes you can. I'm curious, let me see it.</P> <P>00:05:26.030 --&gt; 00:05:31.190<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, if I would present it on my actual laptop, I would have been able to do that absolutely.</P> <P>00:05:30.740 --&gt; 00:05:38.880<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So yeah, so with the pen. Then if you had like a surface device like I'm on a surface book, I could take a pen and then go.</P> <P>00:05:39.650 --&gt; 00:05:40.500<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Exactly.</P> <P>00:05:41.840 --&gt; 00:05:42.670<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Exactly.</P> <P>00:05:43.390 --&gt; 00:05:43.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I like that.</P> <P>00:05:44.380 --&gt; 00:06:15.970<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />What I really like to is from a security perspective, I like the fact that it automatically puts me in do not disturb, no ones going to see any other messages. I don't have to worry about something that is super confidential. Top secret showing up. I really like that, you know it's a lot safer than sharing my entire screen. And then I just have two more slides and will provide these in the blague. Again, this is just super simple instructions, so this is your share button.</P> <P>00:06:00.480 --&gt; 00:06:00.810<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:06:16.380 --&gt; 00:06:33.070<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And when you do that, you also have fun with the different presenter modes. You know where you can be like, the weather person, and I think that a lot of people forget about that has some fun with it, but once you hit the share button, Scroll down. You'll see PowerPoint live and then that's where you select your PowerPoint or.</P> <P>00:06:26.840 --&gt; 00:06:27.290<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:06:33.970 --&gt; 00:06:39.050<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />From your PowerPoint inside a PowerPoint, as long as it's saved on one drive.</P> <P>00:06:39.720 --&gt; 00:06:43.650<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />If it's saved in one drive, you will have a button that says presenting teams.</P> <P>00:06:44.470 --&gt; 00:06:49.670<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Awesome and again. And why do? Why is it it needs to be saved to OneDrive?</P> <P>00:06:50.830 --&gt; 00:06:55.430<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Uh, because you just taught me because that's how it's able to share it.</P> <P>00:06:55.780 --&gt; 00:07:13.530<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Correct, yeah, so you're if it's up in the cloud now. It's just the basically we're sharing that out and I'm able to do that versus if it's local it's there's no server. There's not a service for doing that display and and providing that.</P> <P>00:07:14.120 --&gt; 00:07:39.050<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Exactly, yeah, so I'm learning. I'm I've learned like 3 new things already today. It's like 1218, so amazing. And then here's my last slide and then we'll toss it, toss it again. This just goes over. All this is once you're in presentation mode. This is the screenshot I was sharing. One of the features. There's a little eyeball up here so you can stop people from moving forward if you want them to stay with you.</P> <P>00:07:40.290 --&gt; 00:07:57.090<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Default is that people can just make and take a look at your entire deck and then sync back up where the presenter is and then just a bunch of other features are down here. And this is just a great slide. It just spells it out for you. It's a great this is this is a good starting point if you want to check out PowerPoint live.</P> <P>00:07:57.680 --&gt; 00:08:01.840<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Very cool, I mean it. It seems to me like a no brainer to be using.</P> <P>00:08:02.180 --&gt; 00:08:27.460<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Oh, I think so. I love it an the the beautiful thing is the interaction with the audience. As the presenter I can nudge people. Hey give me a thumbs up. What kind of questions? Certainly someone has a question out there and I can see where people are not seeing people's faces and not being live and the person can be really difficult. Are you hitting the mark? I don't know so I think it this allows or presenter to check in.</P> <P>00:08:28.120 --&gt; 00:08:29.180<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />With the attendees.</P> <P>00:08:29.660 --&gt; 00:08:33.530<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Very cool, so you're going to provide this then.</P> <P>00:08:33.690 --&gt; 00:08:34.550<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yes, Sir.</P> <P>00:08:34.630 --&gt; 00:08:38.620<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So shoot it to me when we're done as a PDF.</P> <P>00:08:38.830 --&gt; 00:08:39.380<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Got it.</P> <P>00:08:40.630 --&gt; 00:08:41.480<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Alright.</P> <P>00:08:43.100 --&gt; 00:08:46.300<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Scott, did you have something you want to talk about?</P> <P>00:08:46.670 --&gt; 00:09:06.720<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Just very briefly, I just wanted to kind of talk about some just very basic techniques that I do when I write PowerPoint PowerPoint presentations, it's really about animations for me, 'cause you know, a lot of times people will present PowerPoints and it's just it's way too much text on the screen.</P> <P>00:08:57.830 --&gt; 00:08:58.200<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />OK.</P> <P>00:09:07.770 --&gt; 00:09:12.520<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So one thing that I try to do when I do my PowerPoint presentations is actually use animations.</P> <P>00:09:13.200 --&gt; 00:09:16.960<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So in the way that I use animations, is our user kind of as a?</P> <P>00:09:18.880 --&gt; 00:09:47.040<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Exclamation, but basically so that it you know so visually appealing so that as you're going through a presentation on a deck, you can use the animation. That kind of punctuate what you're saying and it kind of issues visually appeared more visually appealing and it kind of leaves peoples eyes and I'll kind of give you guys an example, so I'm going to quickly share and this is just a very basic PowerPoint presentation. It's really. It's only about 30 seconds to create, so it's nothing fancy.</P> <P>00:09:48.920 --&gt; 00:09:59.020<BR />Scott Moore<BR />The scent is the same, essentially just you know three text items, so I'm actually doing regular. I'm going to go into regular presentation mode and just go into presenter mode.</P> <P>00:09:59.560 --&gt; 00:10:12.770<BR />Scott Moore<BR />But starting with a blank and I've actually what you actually already saw was those three items and I put animations in there that actually what I do is I kind of used to fly in animation.</P> <P>00:10:13.970 --&gt; 00:10:22.520<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So that as I'm talking it using talking points, I'll use that and that's. That's really my talking point as the moment today. So Boom Pow.</P> <P>00:10:23.210 --&gt; 00:10:29.620<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Wow, it's it's very simple. So I just wanted to kind of highlight it's it's to me when I give a presentation.</P> <P>00:10:30.860 --&gt; 00:10:41.640<BR />Scott Moore<BR />You know with animations, it definitely came. Kids to definitely keeps the cadence going, keeps people more interested and it kind of keeps you on target with what you're trying to say.</P> <P>00:10:42.530 --&gt; 00:10:43.140<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I get that.</P> <P>00:10:44.570 --&gt; 00:10:45.340<BR />Scott Moore<BR />What do you guys think?</P> <P>00:10:46.060 --&gt; 00:10:59.270<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I get that and here's the other thing. You know, PowerPoint has a bad reputation and you know we've all heard that term death by PowerPoint, so anything you can do to keep it more interactive is, I think, key to a good presentation.</P> <P>00:10:53.670 --&gt; 00:10:54.580<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Definitely yeah.</P> <P>00:10:58.710 --&gt; 00:10:59.220<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:10:59.490 --&gt; 00:11:16.360<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And it it it? It's really so easy. So The thing is, is all you have to do is is, you know, select your text and go under animations. And I I love flying but you can use any of these animations that are there. The key thing is that you gotta make sure that your text is actually selected.</P> <P>00:11:00.150 --&gt; 00:11:00.860<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I agree.</P> <P>00:11:17.230 --&gt; 00:11:18.970<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And then you can actually, you know.</P> <P>00:11:19.650 --&gt; 00:11:42.320<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I use the animations is they're not selected that are going to be great out. One thing I found out there are some more you know, deeper controls around the animations and how you can actually reorder the animations. The animation pane so you can go in here and do some further things a little bit deeper, but I'm not going to cover that and I just really wanted to cover basic animations.</P> <P>00:11:43.960 --&gt; 00:11:47.330<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I love doing this and it just to me. It makes presentations pop.</P> <P>00:11:48.620 --&gt; 00:11:49.020<BR />Scott Moore<BR />But</P> <P>00:11:49.980 --&gt; 00:11:50.600<BR />Scott Moore<BR />that's what I have.</P> <P>00:11:52.310 --&gt; 00:11:53.080<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Awesome.</P> <P>00:11:54.440 --&gt; 00:11:56.280<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Fill any questions.</P> <P>00:11:56.990 --&gt; 00:11:57.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Comments.</P> <P>00:11:58.700 --&gt; 00:12:11.440<BR />Phil Urban<BR />No, no major questions, but sue if you can go back and share your screen what you're showing before it should show up in the recording here, but I think it's interesting to point out what.</P> <P>00:12:12.650 --&gt; 00:12:14.650<BR />Phil Urban<BR />The viewers up the PowerPoint.</P> <P>00:12:15.290 --&gt; 00:12:20.770<BR />Phil Urban<BR />See when someone does share the PowerPoint slides away that you were showing before.</P> <P>00:12:21.660 --&gt; 00:12:25.940<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Uh, so I'll wait for that to pop up and point out a couple of things.</P> <P>00:12:26.970 --&gt; 00:12:27.570<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Please.</P> <P>00:12:28.170 --&gt; 00:12:28.770<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Awesome.</P> <P>00:12:28.540 --&gt; 00:12:28.990<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, yeah.</P> <P>00:12:29.710 --&gt; 00:12:32.790<BR />Phil Urban<BR />So I'm not recording, but Mike if you could.</P> <P>00:12:33.690 --&gt; 00:12:45.800<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Kinda hover twords when I'm talking about here. So down that bottom left it lets users navigate through the slides. So if you went too fast and they want to go back there. Oh I miss something on that slide before they can go back and.</P> <P>00:12:40.820 --&gt; 00:12:41.210<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:12:46.480 --&gt; 00:12:58.610<BR />Phil Urban<BR />See like OK, Now I can read that extra bit of detail that was there that I might have missed because you move too far with the only have to stop the whole presentation. Say hey key, go back three slides. It allows a lot more.</P> <P>00:12:56.490 --&gt; 00:12:56.960<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Huge.</P> <P>00:13:00.280 --&gt; 00:13:17.980<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Makes a little bit more accessible for users then. Similarly, there's that gridview button down there, though. Let's send you pick which one. So if you have like 80 slides and your death by PowerPoint, they can quickly look through them. Pick out the one that they want to see and then also quickly go through and get back to.</P> <P>00:13:02.770 --&gt; 00:13:03.350<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Absolutely.</P> <P>00:13:06.490 --&gt; 00:13:06.900<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:13:18.540 --&gt; 00:13:23.500<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Just like they were talking about and that one from the accessibility standpoint, they hit that more actions button.</P> <P>00:13:24.110 --&gt; 00:13:42.730<BR />Phil Urban<BR />You can be slides in high contrast, so if you have users that have problems seeing things, or maybe you didn't think about those colors are a little bit off. It may be difficult for someone to read. It really helps from accessibility standpoint, so we're building in lots of new features.</P> <P>00:13:43.420 --&gt; 00:13:44.380<BR />Phil Urban<BR />With every release.</P> <P>00:13:43.450 --&gt; 00:13:44.210<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />The great point.</P> <P>00:13:44.970 --&gt; 00:13:51.940<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Because here this little list you you should be seeing this to where you can change the font is that what you were referring to fill?</P> <P>00:13:45.150 --&gt; 00:13:45.620<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />An.</P> <P>00:13:52.630 --&gt; 00:13:58.380<BR />Phil Urban<BR />You don't see on on this when you're presenting, you don't see it, but as a viewer of the presentation.</P> <P>00:13:56.010 --&gt; 00:13:56.460<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:13:57.180 --&gt; 00:14:01.350<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />But it looks like this screenshot. Doesn't it look like this? It looks similar, right?</P> <P>00:14:00.490 --&gt; 00:14:03.250<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />No, it no. He's talking about.</P> <P>00:14:01.920 --&gt; 00:14:06.790<BR />Phil Urban<BR />It's it's more what you have in the bottom left of your slides, or you can navigate through the slides.</P> <P>00:14:06.840 --&gt; 00:14:07.470<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:14:07.070 --&gt; 00:14:07.370<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:14:09.190 --&gt; 00:14:26.730<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, it doesn't show on your view 'cause you're presenting will fills talking about is as a user I get a bottom piece and it even says 'cause I moved. It says it's live sync to presenter slide two and click boom and make sure I go like if I was ahead let me click.</P> <P>00:14:12.120 --&gt; 00:14:12.820<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:14:21.980 --&gt; 00:14:22.690<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:14:27.640 --&gt; 00:14:51.460<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Couple ahead then I can go. I want to get back to where the presenters that there's that there's this gridview he was mentioning and then next to that three dots and there is a few slides in high contrast. There also is translate slides for me 'cause I have translator enabled. Yeah so I can come in here and if I want to pick let's say Spanish.</P> <P>00:14:35.210 --&gt; 00:14:35.550<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:14:46.200 --&gt; 00:14:46.830<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Oh yes.</P> <P>00:14:54.250 --&gt; 00:14:55.530<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And.</P> <P>00:14:57.810 --&gt; 00:14:58.450<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Come on.</P> <P>00:15:03.520 --&gt; 00:15:04.890<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Would it help if you share your?</P> <P>00:15:05.760 --&gt; 00:15:06.600<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Once you do that.</P> <P>00:15:08.200 --&gt; 00:15:11.130<BR />Phil Urban<BR />He, if he shares it, he won't be able to see it.</P> <P>00:15:10.060 --&gt; 00:15:10.780<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:15:11.590 --&gt; 00:15:16.630<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />That's why that's why I had to do my homework and I like a cooking show. I had to take these screenshots earlier.</P> <P>00:15:11.910 --&gt; 00:15:12.400<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:15:14.640 --&gt; 00:15:16.990<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Did you do these screenshots?</P> <P>00:15:18.320 --&gt; 00:15:19.090<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Some of these?</P> <P>00:15:18.560 --&gt; 00:15:20.060<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I think these are screenshots.</P> <P>00:15:20.280 --&gt; 00:15:29.730<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, that's why I'm not getting the translation, but you be able to do it and then show the trans. Yeah, so I'd be able to translate it into my own.</P> <P>00:15:20.310 --&gt; 00:15:20.740<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />This.</P> <P>00:15:23.150 --&gt; 00:15:24.690<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />All right, that's why.</P> <P>00:15:31.370 --&gt; 00:15:35.000<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You know language and be able to go back, but no cool.</P> <P>00:15:34.240 --&gt; 00:15:34.690<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:15:35.750 --&gt; 00:15:44.400<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Right, and it's by design rate that we can't see it, which is why I had to take a screenshot of my view so people can so I could speak to it.</P> <P>00:15:42.570 --&gt; 00:15:42.980<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:15:46.120 --&gt; 00:15:47.780<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Phil, I was awesome. Thank you.</P> <P>00:15:48.440 --&gt; 00:15:49.240<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Of course.</P> <P>00:15:50.310 --&gt; 00:16:05.390<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So I got one. I want to throw out there and it's my favorite PowerPoint presentation that I still show customers in there. Like wow, what an it all comes around when when I'm talking to them about.</P> <P>00:16:06.080 --&gt; 00:16:24.120<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Adoption, training ETC. And how people really would. They gravitate towards or not documents about. You can do this in power going to they like to see show me how. Oh I see your dog back there is that your dog right there? Yeah, that's awesome.</P> <P>00:16:21.790 --&gt; 00:16:23.020<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Your dog just woke up.</P> <P>00:16:27.290 --&gt; 00:16:28.780<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I didn't notice it, so it.</P> <P>00:16:31.360 --&gt; 00:16:43.360<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's cool, but PowerPoint has this, so I'm going to share my screen. Let me see I'm gonna move PowerPoint over to there and I'll bring a presentation.</P> <P>00:16:44.110 --&gt; 00:16:52.240<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Deck that I show a lot and will share screen to.</P> <P>00:16:58.780 --&gt; 00:17:02.050<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And that's going to be there. It is. So that's popped up.</P> <P>00:17:03.360 --&gt; 00:17:07.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And so in PowerPoint, let me get rid of that little piece.</P> <P>00:17:09.090 --&gt; 00:17:27.670<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />There is a feature called PowerPoint Recording. Whenever I tell people PowerPoint recording, they think Oh yeah, yeah. PowerPoints had it forever. You record and then it'll playback in a PowerPoint. Your timings and on and I'm like new new PowerPoint is a great tool.</P> <P>00:17:28.620 --&gt; 00:17:45.720<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />For creating video for your users, streaming video and so the first thing I'm going to go to is this. Probably most people don't see this. So Sue you had mentioned you weren't familiar with this. Do you have a tab up at top says recording?</P> <P>00:17:42.970 --&gt; 00:17:43.500<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:17:45.690 --&gt; 00:17:47.400<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I do. I've never touched it.</P> <P>00:17:46.510 --&gt; 00:17:47.040<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You do.</P> <P>00:17:47.940 --&gt; 00:17:50.080<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />How about you, Scott? Do you have it on yours?</P> <P>00:17:50.350 --&gt; 00:17:52.240<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I do, I've used it, but not recently.</P> <P>00:17:52.530 --&gt; 00:17:53.310<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Phil.</P> <P>00:17:55.580 --&gt; 00:17:56.380<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yeah, it's there.</P> <P>00:17:56.560 --&gt; 00:18:01.970<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />OK, so we Microsoft everybody. It's just enabled most of my customers.</P> <P>00:18:03.140 --&gt; 00:18:13.690<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />They're like I don't see it, so the first thing I'm going to tell everybody's how to get this before I show them this. So the first thing you do is you click file.</P> <P>00:18:15.010 --&gt; 00:18:18.290<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Then you go on down below to options.</P> <P>00:18:19.870 --&gt; 00:18:31.240<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Once the options dialog box opens up over on the left hand side under PowerPoint options, if you go down, you'll see where it says customize ribbon. You click on that.</P> <P>00:18:32.210 --&gt; 00:18:49.220<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And then there are two columns, the one to the right. If you look at the main under main tabs, if you scroll on down you will see a box call recording and in most orgs where they don't see it. It's because this is unchecked.</P> <P>00:18:50.050 --&gt; 00:18:50.430<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Sense.</P> <P>00:18:50.220 --&gt; 00:18:59.450<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Guess all you gotta do guess what all you have to do is click check and then OK and then you two will have this tab recording.</P> <P>00:19:00.470 --&gt; 00:19:26.270<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />There's two primary things that PowerPoint recording does. One is record slides, and that's right here to the far left. It says record slideshow and you'll see it says record from current or record from beginning. The reason why they have the two options is you may record 1 slide two slides with you talking.</P> <P>00:19:28.120 --&gt; 00:19:46.510<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And then have you know all the content that you want there or and then you may stop and then you can come back and go to another slide. OK, pause, collect my thoughts. What I want to say here. Then go to another slide and then say record from current slide and it'll keep everything that's there.</P> <P>00:19:47.140 --&gt; 00:19:52.410<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />The other option, though, is this and it is I'm afraid if I.</P> <P>00:19:54.870 --&gt; 00:20:06.140<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I'm gonna try to do this. I may have to switch my screens I'm sharing, so let me just show what this looks like. I'm going to say record from current slide yes, and it did.</P> <P>00:20:08.340 --&gt; 00:20:12.960<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Move, so I'm going to sleep. Here we go. This is what it looks like.</P> <P>00:20:15.070 --&gt; 00:20:36.030<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You get a record button, you get a stop button, you get are a play. If you have notes, people don't see the notes. You can show the notes. You can clear any recording in clear on this slide or for all slides. If you don't like what you do, they have a settings which your microphone. What's your.</P> <P>00:20:37.060 --&gt; 00:20:51.130<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Camera so now. Well there we go so it wouldn't use a camera before. 'cause I'm using my breo for teams but now use Microsoft front. So now I get this. I get talking head which by the way once it records me in there.</P> <P>00:20:51.990 --&gt; 00:20:53.910<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I can go ahead and move it around.</P> <P>00:20:55.280 --&gt; 00:21:25.580<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I can also choose like a different microphone, so I'll just pick a real attacker, aches. I know I'm not using that, so now I can record audio video with the overlay just like shoot Sue showed earlier with annotations I've got annotations. I have a laser pointer. I've got a racer, I've got a pen, I've got a marker or highlighter. I have colors here that I can use either a an actual pen or a mouse.</P> <P>00:21:26.540 --&gt; 00:21:37.620<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />If I don't want my picture showing here, I can turn off for example the camera right, not have it, just have the audio, but I'm going to go ahead.</P> <P>00:21:39.070 --&gt; 00:22:11.160<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And have both just so you see what it looks like when I'm written. Notice also we have advancing the slides so I can do one slide at a time, or all of them if there's animations. Scott, they will come up with each click, right? So it works with that, so I'm going to go ahead and click record. I get a countdown 321 now I can say hi, welcome to Microsoft. Viva empower people in teams to be their best and I can't even talk right now, blah blah, blah blah blah.</P> <P>00:21:53.650 --&gt; 00:21:54.080<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:22:11.500 --&gt; 00:22:26.170<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />An I can do all. Like I said, little things I could annotate, say, oh you know, oops, pick a color red. For some reason it is not letting me do. It's interesting how I'm getting laser pointer.</P> <P>00:22:26.750 --&gt; 00:22:27.060<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:22:27.950 --&gt; 00:22:36.970<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Saying do all that in here and then when I'm done I simply click. I can click pause and then resume or just click stop.</P> <P>00:22:37.940 --&gt; 00:22:42.230<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />When I click stop, I simply have to close.</P> <P>00:22:43.070 --&gt; 00:22:51.900<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Notice what it's done. It's already inputed. The video I can play it to preview, right? The whole thing or.</P> <P>00:22:52.840 --&gt; 00:22:56.250<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I may wanna take and move the talking head piece.</P> <P>00:22:56.890 --&gt; 00:23:15.880<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And then I can do things that you can do in PowerPoint like format how it looks or I don't know. Give it a picture, look or something else. Something goofy but I can do all that here. I even come back in the playback and trim that piece if I want it. We're not going to do that here, but.</P> <P>00:23:07.000 --&gt; 00:23:07.400<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Is.</P> <P>00:23:17.100 --&gt; 00:23:36.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Once I've I'm done, I can go through an I can record a couple of slides. Then if I want to do a recording of a screen, well, I can come in here and go back to recording. So let's add a set of blank slide where we're going to want to do that, and I'm just going to stay home. New slide.</P> <P>00:23:36.820 --&gt; 00:23:42.360<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />You know my G. This would have been really helpful when I was recording my Viva pitch couple weeks ago.</P> <P>00:23:43.270 --&gt; 00:23:45.610<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Instead I I use teams to record it.</P> <P>00:23:43.600 --&gt; 00:23:44.260<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />This is.</P> <P>00:23:45.590 --&gt; 00:24:00.740<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I use this all the time like my how to videos online. This what I do in this part is like the poor man's kamt Asia right? So I'm on this slide. I say I want to do a screen recording.</P> <P>00:23:48.690 --&gt; 00:23:49.110<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:23:50.710 --&gt; 00:23:51.100<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:23:51.980 --&gt; 00:23:52.570<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I get it.</P> <P>00:23:56.880 --&gt; 00:23:57.350<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:24:01.620 --&gt; 00:24:03.840<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right here click.</P> <P>00:24:06.690 --&gt; 00:24:10.610<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It now turns my mouse into a cross hairs.</P> <P>00:24:11.650 --&gt; 00:24:17.840<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right, so I can do a window or I can do the whole screen. I'll do the holes for you here.</P> <P>00:24:19.050 --&gt; 00:24:19.550<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Boo.</P> <P>00:24:20.340 --&gt; 00:24:20.900<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Nice.</P> <P>00:24:20.460 --&gt; 00:24:39.870<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And then when I'm ready, you don't see it. It's over on the other screen right now I can't drag it. Maybe I can. Can I drag this? No on the on my main screen right now it says record stop select area audio in pointer recorder going to click record.</P> <P>00:24:40.500 --&gt; 00:24:41.420<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And.</P> <P>00:24:45.170 --&gt; 00:24:46.810<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />There we go again. The countdown.</P> <P>00:24:45.400 --&gt; 00:24:46.110<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Like I have a.</P> <P>00:24:47.490 --&gt; 00:24:48.540<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I have a quick question.</P> <P>00:24:48.830 --&gt; 00:24:49.440<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Go ahead.</P> <P>00:24:50.620 --&gt; 00:24:57.830<BR />Scott Moore<BR />When you when you do the recording an when you finished recording, does it still prompt you to save it as a new file?</P> <P>00:24:59.780 --&gt; 00:25:00.540<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:25:02.110 --&gt; 00:25:13.520<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Gonna want to save the whole PowerPoint with the embedded videos and everything, so I'm really straining my system right now. I'm opening another yet another PowerPoint on top of the PowerPoint.</P> <P>00:25:04.460 --&gt; 00:25:04.900<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:25:15.800 --&gt; 00:25:21.490<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Come on chugga lug lug where is did I open my browser to? I didn't wanna do that.</P> <P>00:25:23.110 --&gt; 00:25:37.810<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I'll just go. I'm showing the one that's going to embed in, so here we are. We're showing PowerPoint, isn't it grand blah blah blah when I'm all done I simply go I get that same dropdown, which you're not saying it's on another screen I click stop.</P> <P>00:25:38.430 --&gt; 00:25:44.130<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Now it's gonna drop this. Everything that was recorded on that screen.</P> <P>00:25:45.090 --&gt; 00:25:47.370<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I can resize the video.</P> <P>00:25:47.330 --&gt; 00:25:47.890<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Love it.</P> <P>00:25:48.330 --&gt; 00:25:49.050<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:25:49.720 --&gt; 00:25:58.350<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Do all whatever I want to format and then last but lot not least when I'm ready, I can publish it directly to stream.</P> <P>00:25:59.260 --&gt; 00:26:04.130<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Or if I want to save it locali I say export to video.</P> <P>00:26:05.120 --&gt; 00:26:09.870<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />By default it says a 1080P. I can't go all the way up to 4K.</P> <P>00:26:11.590 --&gt; 00:26:24.660<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You it automatically says use recordings and timings which are all built in with everything else and I click. I'm not going to do it's it'll I'll have to wait for it to render then it will create the video.</P> <P>00:26:20.910 --&gt; 00:26:21.240<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:26:25.580 --&gt; 00:26:33.220<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And I'm done so I can do a mix of PowerPoint and screen sharing to show show me how.</P> <P>00:26:26.910 --&gt; 00:26:27.660<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Very cool.</P> <P>00:26:34.690 --&gt; 00:26:44.830<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And I can create video very easily from PowerPoint. You know, very rich demonstration videos and I don't have to be a kamt Asia expert or a.</P> <P>00:26:45.510 --&gt; 00:26:54.060<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Adobe Premier or some other video editing? I don't know how to use PowerPoint. I know how to go pick second show things, that's it.</P> <P>00:26:55.180 --&gt; 00:26:58.510<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Very cool, thanks for ships. Thanks for showing that Mike G.</P> <P>00:26:58.860 --&gt; 00:27:00.230<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So that that's mine.</P> <P>00:26:59.460 --&gt; 00:26:59.810<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Cid.</P> <P>00:27:02.350 --&gt; 00:27:10.720<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And that that's actually been around for. I mean, I remember back in 2011 you could. You can easily do and I know voice back then 'cause that actually done it.</P> <P>00:27:02.570 --&gt; 00:27:03.090<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:27:11.620 --&gt; 00:27:17.280<BR />Scott Moore<BR />With the mirroring voice in love, you know live presentations into a PowerPoint.</P> <P>00:27:17.910 --&gt; 00:27:22.680<BR />Scott Moore<BR />It's really cool to see all these new features, video and sharing the stream. It's really.</P> <P>00:27:22.490 --&gt; 00:27:24.950<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's totally cool, yeah?</P> <P>00:27:27.280 --&gt; 00:27:29.170<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Anybody have anything else?</P> <P>00:27:32.210 --&gt; 00:27:35.150<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Looking for ideas for next one. Sent him to us.</P> <P>00:27:32.460 --&gt; 00:27:32.690<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So.</P> <P>00:27:34.060 --&gt; 00:28:01.130<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Well yeah, so ideas for next one for people out there I do have. I'm just going to show this really really quick then just because again people just don't seem to know. So let me go ahead and share. I'm just going to share regular and screen two so here we are again in a you know showing a screen within PowerPoint itself. If you go up to the search bar.</P> <P>00:28:02.130 --&gt; 00:28:18.070<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And you type well, number one I used translate there is translator if you want to translate your slides or content and slides for different format. It's all right there. But also if you start typing subtitles.</P> <P>00:28:19.150 --&gt; 00:28:32.960<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right, you're going to get this subtitle settings. You can say always use them. So when you present so this kind of cool when you go to present, I'm going to say, uh, subtitle language.</P> <P>00:28:35.530 --&gt; 00:28:38.910<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Let's make this sub. Don't know whatever you want to make it.</P> <P>00:28:37.950 --&gt; 00:28:39.450<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />French, French.</P> <P>00:28:39.810 --&gt; 00:28:40.580<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />French.</P> <P>00:28:41.240 --&gt; 00:28:44.060<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />First friends, here we go and.</P> <P>00:28:41.890 --&gt; 00:28:42.330<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Here to help.</P> <P>00:28:45.680 --&gt; 00:28:52.360<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Whoops, I just do get back here and then I had not clicked. I'm just going to click it.</P> <P>00:28:53.820 --&gt; 00:28:55.220<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Subtitle again.</P> <P>00:28:56.630 --&gt; 00:29:07.150<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And I'm gonna say always use just so it'll automatically do it so we can come in here and go to present. Now I'm going to start to present slideshow.</P> <P>00:29:10.020 --&gt; 00:29:12.170<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And so here we are.</P> <P>00:29:13.640 --&gt; 00:29:32.560<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Presenting on this slide and you can see my French that is appearing. I do not speak French well. I remember from 7th grade French which Madam Cohen was very kind to pass me in. I remember Jenny Paul Francais, which means I don't speak French.</P> <P>00:29:33.830 --&gt; 00:29:59.780<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And, uh, see it. It tried to train it, try to do it literally, but here we are. We're getting translation. So when you have multiple an I will tell you I actually had to travel back and forth for a compete with. I'll just say a very large search vendor who does some productivity years ago and with a very large pharma organize going back and forth to France. And when I did my presentations.</P> <P>00:30:01.290 --&gt; 00:30:14.110<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />This is what I was doing. I had them. The presentations were in English I had. I used translator to have a translated version to leave with them. But as I presented I turned on subtitles.</P> <P>00:30:16.350 --&gt; 00:30:17.950<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And that's it so.</P> <P>00:30:19.330 --&gt; 00:30:20.690<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's why the little tip.</P> <P>00:30:21.370 --&gt; 00:30:25.380<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, it's a good one. And and Mike G. Do we charge extra for that?</P> <P>00:30:26.770 --&gt; 00:30:51.800<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I would say it's free but its value add no. You get it with the system. It's part of our accessibility. I mean accessibility isn't just, you know if I'm hearing impaired, which I could do that in English. Though for hearing impaired right in English audience, but it's for accessibility across multiple languages and all. I mean visual versus hearing all kinds of things right so?</P> <P>00:30:39.670 --&gt; 00:30:40.060<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:30:51.390 --&gt; 00:31:01.170<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, I've been. Accessibility is going to be coming up on every single mid day cafe one way or another. 'cause of Microsoft focus on closing that disability divide. I love it.</P> <P>00:31:01.980 --&gt; 00:31:03.820<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />A very passionate about that.</P> <P>00:31:02.080 --&gt; 00:31:05.400<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I was looking to see I. I don't see it.</P> <P>00:31:04.300 --&gt; 00:31:31.340<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Yeah, and it all it all ties into all the products to right if we hit publish the stream here it gets published. A stream stream has those live translate capabilities built in teams. I have the transcription going at the bottom of this call right now built into teams so we're focusing on PowerPoint here. It's about how you're using the tools in your day to day life. They all kind of work together on a whole excess ability.</P> <P>00:31:25.100 --&gt; 00:31:25.400<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:31:32.220 --&gt; 00:31:32.510<BR />Phil Urban<BR />Front</P> <P>00:31:35.500 --&gt; 00:31:35.990<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Love it.</P> <P>00:31:35.520 --&gt; 00:31:46.020<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So I just open when I didn't know if it was enabled mine or not, but if you're not familiar and then I'm just going to shut up, will close this out immersive reader.</P> <P>00:31:46.980 --&gt; 00:31:59.020<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Which is enabled in more and more applications for Microsoft. It's now enabled in SharePoint for online content where it will read to you and stuff. You can here you go, you can hear it.</P> <P>00:32:00.530 --&gt; 00:32:17.160<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You know how to hear tax and stuff, but look up immersive reader and Microsoft just going bang it. Google it a Yahoo DuckDuckGo it whatever the case might be. Search on it and some really cool stuff you can do.</P> <P>00:32:16.720 --&gt; 00:32:18.590<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Maybe we can talk about that next week.</P> <P>00:32:19.600 --&gt; 00:32:22.530<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's cool, well, you're you're miss accessibility.</P> <P>00:32:22.650 --&gt; 00:32:30.840<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I'm trying. I mean I got it's a lot of work and live up to title. There's just so much. But yeah, we can do that next week. I may be called to say.</P> <P>00:32:26.440 --&gt; 00:32:27.710<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Immersive reader.</P> <P>00:32:29.970 --&gt; 00:32:30.330<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You</P> <P>00:32:31.240 --&gt; 00:32:36.570<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />yeah Lowell, let's talk accessibility. We can talk immersive and then some other.</P> <P>00:32:38.270 --&gt; 00:32:39.770<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Some other cool stuff we're doing.</P> <P>00:32:39.380 --&gt; 00:32:41.240<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />All text I think is a big topic.</P> <P>00:32:39.560 --&gt; 00:32:46.050<BR />Phil Urban<BR />yeah some some great stuff built into Windows 10 box testability. Two people that are colorblind hard to see, hard to hear.</P> <P>00:32:47.170 --&gt; 00:32:47.840<BR />Phil Urban<BR />A lot built in.</P> <P>00:32:47.410 --&gt; 00:32:47.850<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Thanks.</P> <P>00:32:48.550 --&gt; 00:32:50.810<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Dude, we're going to tap you next week.</P> <P>00:32:50.880 --&gt; 00:32:52.470<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yep, done.</P> <P>00:32:54.340 --&gt; 00:32:59.610<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Alright, anybody have any last thoughts? Any big thing come through with them in a customer?</P> <P>00:33:00.170 --&gt; 00:33:01.880<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You wanna talk about, you know?</P> <P>00:33:04.360 --&gt; 00:33:05.090<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Anything?</P> <P>00:33:08.120 --&gt; 00:33:09.230<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Q4 man.</P> <P>00:33:09.260 --&gt; 00:33:10.940<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Q4 yeah.</P> <P>00:33:11.520 --&gt; 00:33:22.030<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I will mention a team staying the end end to end encryption. It's coming. It's coming in July, so there's been some public announcements around it into any encryption.</P> <P>00:33:22.520 --&gt; 00:33:35.130<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Although I'm gonna just throw this out there, we're doing it because everybody asks it's one of those checkboxes. My gut says once people really understand what end to end encryption does.</P> <P>00:33:30.310 --&gt; 00:33:30.940<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:33:35.730 --&gt; 00:33:38.870<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Most of their security folks won't let him do it.</P> <P>00:33:38.920 --&gt; 00:33:54.760<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Right, and that's that's right. One thing with that, though it is once it does get enabled, you do have that ability that you can toggle it on and off target off the A policy so you can do it for subsets of people were for the entire organization, but it's coming.</P> <P>00:33:39.830 --&gt; 00:33:40.560<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I agree.</P> <P>00:33:49.410 --&gt; 00:33:49.790<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:33:54.780 --&gt; 00:33:55.900<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And that's a good thing.</P> <P>00:33:56.630 --&gt; 00:34:06.350<BR />Scott Moore<BR />And but it has been announced that it will be available July and it should be available and I missed everybody's tenants. You know, by mid July that's public knowledge. As of right now.</P> <P>00:33:56.800 --&gt; 00:33:57.080<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:34:04.450 --&gt; 00:34:04.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:34:06.220 --&gt; 00:34:06.670<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Cool.</P> <P>00:34:08.060 --&gt; 00:34:15.090<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And I guess that's it. I do want to do not next week 'cause we're going to accessibility. I want to do a.</P> <P>00:34:17.060 --&gt; 00:34:24.750<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Viva Connections one soon and the reason I'll just this is my one experience I was on with an account team today.</P> <P>00:34:25.790 --&gt; 00:34:31.430<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And our own folks misunderstanding about the level of complexity.</P> <P>00:34:32.800 --&gt; 00:34:43.200<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Not to mention customers not understanding and by default thinking. Well, this is going to be a huge shift and lift effort and Scott is it huge shift and left.</P> <P>00:34:43.600 --&gt; 00:34:45.600<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Not at all. It's very easy.</P> <P>00:34:46.120 --&gt; 00:34:46.640<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I.</P> <P>00:34:46.300 --&gt; 00:34:47.420<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I can attest to that.</P> <P>00:34:47.570 --&gt; 00:35:10.620<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I I got into it with with some internal folks. I'm like this is like the stupidest, simplest, no brainer to get from A to B. Yes, but they're going to want to wire framing with this and this group and blah blah blah and I'm like woah woah. Woah woah you people are way overthinking this so I want to hit on that I got into I will say I was a little.</P> <P>00:35:11.800 --&gt; 00:35:27.090<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Pitesti mood. That's a nice way to say. Got into a little testy. And then, when it when I file explained it and went through it really wait a minute, that's like totally the opposite away I'm positioning, I've been positioning and this way it makes way more sense and I was like.</P> <P>00:35:29.040 --&gt; 00:35:29.710<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Thank you.</P> <P>00:35:30.590 --&gt; 00:35:37.860<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Thank you very much. This is not rocket science and that includes for people who are on Prem today, so alright.</P> <P>00:35:39.120 --&gt; 00:35:45.210<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Any last thoughts? Any things people want to call out, upcoming events, shoutouts before we close?</P> <P>00:35:46.490 --&gt; 00:35:48.200<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />In the next 30 seconds.</P> <P>00:35:49.590 --&gt; 00:35:53.100<BR />Phil Urban<BR />So the new version of Windows, what was the date was the 25th.</P> <P>00:35:52.550 --&gt; 00:35:52.840<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />What?</P> <P>00:35:53.300 --&gt; 00:35:54.080<BR />Scott Moore<BR />24th.</P> <P>00:35:53.560 --&gt; 00:35:57.950<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We're we're showing something about Windows on the 24th.</P> <P>00:35:57.070 --&gt; 00:35:59.560<BR />Phil Urban<BR />So the new versions of next version, something like that.</P> <P>00:35:59.770 --&gt; 00:36:04.110<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Something like that. There's something happening with Windows 24.</P> <P>00:36:04.430 --&gt; 00:36:05.210<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />It's coming out.</P> <P>00:36:05.750 --&gt; 00:36:08.030<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Stay tuned stain bat channel.</P> <P>00:36:09.850 --&gt; 00:36:12.170<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Alright, well with that this is Mike.</P> <P>00:36:13.920 --&gt; 00:36:14.200<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Scott</P> <P>00:36:15.290 --&gt; 00:36:15.960<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Sue</P> <P>00:36:16.440 --&gt; 00:36:17.130<BR />Phil Urban<BR />And Phil.</P> <P>00:36:17.880 --&gt; 00:36:49.060<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Meeting everybody, thank you for tuning in. Remember to share this. You can always find all of us as well as our colleagues on our blog at AKA DOT Ms Slash HLS blog. That's AKA dot Ms Slash HLS blog. You can also find this all on LinkedIn. We'd love to hear your thoughts or questions. Your ideas? Please let us know. Share this with your colleagues. Let them know about the weekly podcast and again you can also find us.</P> <P>00:36:49.110 --&gt; 00:37:02.380<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />For your audio mobile pleasure on iTunes podcasts, Spotify as well as on Google Podcasts and with that, did you have a great day? Take care and is always chow.</P> Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:46:20 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-06-10T13:46:20Z Supporting the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rules with the Azure API for FHIR <P><STRONG>This article has been authored by Caitlin Voegele, Sr Program Manager, Microsoft Health &amp; Life Sciences</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">On&nbsp;May 1, 2020, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, which aims to help move the healthcare ecosystem towards interoperability. The Interoperability and Patient Access final rule&nbsp;requires&nbsp;free and secure data flow between all parties involved in patient care (patients, providers, and payers) to allow patients to access their health information when they need it. The&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Azure API for FHIR</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;now has new features that will help our customers&nbsp;achieve compliance with this rule.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;335559739&quot;:288}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Starting on July 1</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">st</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, CMS regulated payers will need to&nbsp;meet the requirements for the Patient Access API and Provider Directory API. These APIs&nbsp;enable patients to easily access their claims and encounter&nbsp;data&nbsp;and find providers for specific care needs through third-party applications.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The Patient Access API and Provider Directory API reference several&nbsp;HL7&nbsp;Fast&nbsp;Healthcare&nbsp;Interoperability&nbsp;Resources (FHIR®)&nbsp;Implementation Guides,&nbsp;which set the context for how to use FHIR&nbsp;in a standard and consistent way.&nbsp;Below is a&nbsp;high-level&nbsp;overview of the various implementation guides:&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">CARIN IG for Blue Button®</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;-</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;Payers&nbsp;are required to make patients’&nbsp;claims and&nbsp;encounters&nbsp;data.&nbsp;This implementation guide&nbsp;provides a set of resources that payers can display to consumers via a FHIR API and includes the details required for claims data in the Interoperability and Patient Access API.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;335559738&quot;:40}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">HL7 FHIR Da Vinci&nbsp;PDex&nbsp;IG</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;–</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;Describes how&nbsp;payers&nbsp;can&nbsp;provide all relevant patient clinical data to meet the requirements for the Patient Access API. While this data may be available in FHIR format, it may also come from other systems in the format of claims data, HL7 V2 messages, and C-CDA documents.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;335559738&quot;:40}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P aria-level="2"><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;335559738&quot;:40}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">HL7 US Core IG</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;-</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;Backbone for the&nbsp;PDex&nbsp;implementation guide&nbsp;described above.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;335559738&quot;:40}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">HL7 FHIR Da Vinci -</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;PDex&nbsp;US Drug Formulary IG</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;-</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;Part D Medicare Advantage plans have to make formulary information available via the Patient&nbsp;Access&nbsp;API.&nbsp;This&nbsp;implementation guide&nbsp;defines a FHIR interface to a health insurer’s drug formulary information, helping patients to&nbsp;understand if there are alternative drugs&nbsp;available&nbsp;besides&nbsp;one that has been prescribed to them and to compare drug costs.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;335559738&quot;:40}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="7" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">HL7 Da Vinci&nbsp;PDex&nbsp;Plan Network IG</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;-</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;Defines a FHIR interface to a health insurer’s insurance plans, their associated networks, and the organizations and providers that participate in these networks.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;335559738&quot;:40}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Core technology available at your fingertips</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">The Microsoft Azure </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>API for FHIR</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none"> </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">was released to general availability in November 2019 with support for FHIR R4, and Azure was the first cloud with a managed, enterprise-grade service for health data in the FHIR format.&nbsp;To help our customers achieve compliance and work through the requirements laid down by the regulation, we have&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">developed a <A href="#" target="_self">set of tutorials&nbsp;that outline how to configure the Azure API for FHIR</A> to&nbsp;adhere to these implementation guides.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The specific capabilities that&nbsp;the Azure API for FHIR supports&nbsp;are below:</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Basic&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">rest capabilities</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, including create, update, read, patch*, and search</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Total flexibility over what you can&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">search</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;in the system. The Azure API for FHIR supports&nbsp;the&nbsp;standard search parameters defined in the implementation guides&nbsp;along with&nbsp;allowing&nbsp;you to&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">define your own search parameters</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Leverage industry profiles, or bring in your own profiles</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, to further define how data is stored and validate the data to ensure it confirms to the CMS context. While FHIR has been designed to drive interoperability, the context in which FHIR is used can have a big impact on how easily that interoperability can be achieved.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Various&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">FHIR operations</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;called out in the CMS implementation guides. This includes the&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_self">$member-match&nbsp;operation</A> to assist in data sharing between payers and the&nbsp;Patient/$everything*&nbsp;operation to get all data related to a patient.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true}">&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">* Some items are available now while others will roll out between now and the July 1</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">st</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;deadline.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Use SMART on FHIR to connect to your FHIR&nbsp;server</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Once you have the Azure API for FHIR configured for the CMS mandate, you will need to be able to&nbsp;let&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>SMART on FHIR</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;applications from third-party developers&nbsp;access the data. The Azure API for FHIR has a&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>SMART on FHIR proxy</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;built in that can be enabled for basic&nbsp;SMART&nbsp;on FHIR&nbsp;scenarios. In addition, our health architects have developed a more robust&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>FHIR proxy</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;that can be&nbsp;extended&nbsp;for more complex scenarios.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Flexibility to meet future&nbsp;mandates</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">As a trusted partner in your journey towards making health data more accessible, Microsoft is committed to working with our customers&nbsp;to&nbsp;assist them not only&nbsp;in meeting&nbsp;the current CMS guidelines, but&nbsp;enabling&nbsp;future readiness&nbsp;for going beyond the&nbsp;baselines in order to unlock the potential of health data.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The Azure API for FHIR has created the framework to continue to expand your FHIR server as the CMS mandate evolves, setting you up to meet the payer-to-payer requirement that recommends use of FHIR data starting January 1, 2022. As the proposed&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Interoperability and Prior Authorization rule</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;is finalized, these tools&nbsp;can&nbsp;extend to that scenario as well.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG><I><SPAN data-contrast="none">FHIR® is the registered trademark of HL7 and is used with the permission of HL7&nbsp;</SPAN></I></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Mon, 07 Jun 2021 12:00:00 GMT livaz 2021-06-07T12:00:00Z Sign Up for the COVID-19 Healthcare App Challenge <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Screenshot 2021-06-04 122842.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="Screenshot 2021-06-04 122842.png" alt="Screenshot 2021-06-04 122842.png" /></span>&nbsp;COVID-19 Healthcare App Challenge: Hack to help underserved communities - Devpost</A></P> <P>This June 7<SUP>th</SUP> -28<SUP>th</SUP> IQVIA and Microsoft have partnered on sponsoring the COVID-19 Healthcare App Challenge Hackathon. The hackathon is virtual and open to participants worldwide. It provides a great opportunity assist with the medical community but also compete prizes as well.</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank">From the registration site page</A>:</P> <P>“<EM>Economic and social circumstances, access to testing and treatment, and underlying health conditions are just a few of the hurdles many underserved communities face. What if you could build an app that made a difference? Changed lives? Developers can play a key role in fighting COVID-19.</EM></P> <P><EM>IQVIA's HealthCare Locator Software Developer Kit (SDK) provides pre-integration with one of the world's most extensive and accurate healthcare provider databases — with access to 21.5 million healthcare providers, 2.5 million healthcare organizations, updated daily (trial version provides limited data set). The SDK provides pre-built search &amp; map display screens, and can be integrated in as little as two hours. </EM></P> <P><EM>Our challenge to you: build an app using the HealthCare Locator SDK that facilitates better access to care for all, particularly those in underserved communities who were impacted by COVID-19. Some thought starters: vaccine locators, enabling telehealth communities, accessing remote mental health specialists, reviewing top-ranked health care providers for better care...the list goes on and on. We look forward to seeing your ideas.</EM>”</P> <P>To learn more about the event, and/or to sign up, visit <A href="#" target="_blank">COVID-19 Healthcare App Challenge: Hack to help underserved communities - Devpost</A></P> <P><EM>Thanks for visiting –&nbsp;Michael Gannotti&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank"><EM>LinkedIn</EM></A><EM>&nbsp;|&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank"><EM>Twitter</EM></A>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="me - Copy.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="me - Copy.jpg" alt="Michael Gannotti" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Michael Gannotti</span></span></P> Fri, 04 Jun 2021 16:39:30 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-06-04T16:39:30Z Leverage Rich Media in Microsoft Viva Connections - HLS Show Me How <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="HLS Show Me How.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="HLS Show Me How.png" alt="HLS Show Me How.png" /></span>Rich media (aka video) provides a great way to communicate with employees around content and messaging that is a priority for any organization. Whether we are talking about executive announcements, human resource changes, or other important messaging, video provides the best means of delivering the richest context around information by providing visual and audio context that we all look for.</P> <P>In this HLS Show Me How video I show you how to quickly, and easily, kick your next generation Intranet up a notch by adding video from Microsoft Stream and YouTube to your Microsoft Viva Connections portal.</P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Resources:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Setting Up Microsoft Viva Connections Step by Step – HLS Show Me How</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Leveraging Virtual Tours Inside of Viva Connections for Back to Work Scenarios – HLS Show Me How (</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SharePoint look book (</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">What is Microsoft Stream? - Microsoft Stream | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The new version of Microsoft Stream - Microsoft Stream | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> </UL> <P><EM>Thanks for visiting –&nbsp;Michael Gannotti&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>LinkedIn</EM></A><EM>&nbsp;|&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>Twitter</EM></A></P> <P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="me - Copy.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="me - Copy.jpg" alt="Michael Gannotti" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Michael Gannotti</span></span></EM></P> Thu, 03 Jun 2021 12:42:19 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-06-03T12:42:19Z Introducing the new GM of the Microsoft Health and Life Sciences Industry team, Kathy VanEnkevort <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>You're watching the Microsoft U.S. health and life sciences, confessions of health geeks podcast, a show the offers Industry Insight from the health geeks and data freaks of the US health and life sciences industry team. I'm your host Claire Bonaci.&nbsp; On this podcast I welcome Kathy VanEnkevort,&nbsp; the newest member of our Microsoft health and life sciences industry team. Kathy is our industry team Managing Director, listen in as she shares with us her extensive health background and a few of her ideas on how to transform healthcare. Hi, Kathy, and welcome to the podcast and welcome to Microsoft.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kathy VanEnkevort&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Well, thank you, Claire. I'm happy to be at Microsoft. And I'm thrilled to be one of your geeks.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So you started at Microsoft a little over a month ago, and you were leading the team of healthcare industry experts here at Microsoft, do you mind just giving the listeners a brief background about yourself?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kathy VanEnkevort&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Sure. So I'm Kathy VanEnkevort, people know me as Kathy V, because no one can ever remember my last name. But as Claire said, I'm the lead of the industry team here at healthcare and Life Sciences U.S. at Microsoft. I'm a clinical epidemiologist by trade and have been in healthcare for over 25 years, my journey has taken me through some incredible companies like IBM and Truven health analytics, Thomson Reuters, in the Department of Defense. Over all of these years, my focus has been super clear, it's bridging the gap between what we know and what we do in healthcare for the very purpose of ending unnecessary waste, suffering, the inequity that we see. And the friction between the data and the people and the technology. I, my heart aches because being in healthcare, I see our teams worked so hard, and their brain power is extraordinary. And so for the systems to be struggling as much as they are putting so much into care, and realizing sub optimal outcomes. Well, that's my heart song. And that's why I'm here.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I love that answer. And I love you even bring up the health equity piece, because I do think that's the piece that's often left out, especially when large tech companies are involved involved in health. And that's definitely that is the forefront of what we're trying to accomplish as well. So what makes you excited to have made that leap from IBM Watson to Microsoft?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kathy VanEnkevort&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Oh, I have been blessed my entire career my entire life to have been surrounded by mentors and super talented colleagues who have been super generous with their time and investment in me and growing me. And their whole purpose was to transfer knowledge. So that together, right, no one person wanted alone, that we could scale all of our contributions to this industry. And that really seeded my purpose for giving and more importantly, for making sure that no matter what company I was in, I was to surround myself with people that yearn to tackle the challenges of not only modernizing our healthcare system, but protecting this industry that, frankly, we all love we've been in, and its ability to provide not just for care, but for human well being. And so that culture existed at Microsoft, when I went through my interviewing process. And that's the strong pull to come here. I will, I will say, as bright as the minds are here at Microsoft, the hearts are even brighter, like they care, they care about each other. They care about their clients, they care about their obligation to the world, you know, your point about health equity, they truly do feel that it's an obligation as one of the major brands in the world is to make sure we reach everybody, even those who are in plain sight. And so I feel very fortunate to be nested within such a company as Microsoft.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Great. Well, honestly, we're so happy to have you. And I remember when you first started, you even mentioned that, you know, everyone was so nice. And everyone was really they were having fun on these calls. Despite everything being virtual, everyone was still smiling and laughing and really making the best of the situation and of being part of such a great industry team, but even a broader HLS team as well. So I truly believe that I think sometimes we lose sight of how great the culture is here. So it's great having some fresh eyes really kind of put that back into perspective.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kathy VanEnkevort&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, you guys are extraordinary. I will say extraordinary</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Love hearing that. So what is one innovation that you foresee in just healthcare broadly that the industry really needs to be in front of right now?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kathy VanEnkevort&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Oh, there's so many and I'll probably touch on a couple simply because no one innovation stands alone. I think they need each other in order to get the full synergy. But as an epidemiologist I think a little bit differently. We are trained to get to root cause we are always asking why. Why? You know why? Because everything before that is just a symptom and we don't Want to be solving for symptoms we need to be solving for true root cause that's when true transformation occurs. And so with all the innovation, that we have seen that the improvement in healthcare has not been commensurate. And so we really have to get to the root cause of why that is. And we keep building innovation that surrounds our current health care system, enabling not health care, but sick care. And the incentives are aligned to get us exactly what we have designed for, which is curing a patient. And I've been super blessed to have that extend in my mother's life, six years with a rare disease. It has cured family members of mine, I'm sure family members of yours. And so I love this system. And I have been so impressed with it. And we can do so much that I want it to do even more. And so that's my urgency is in innovation, that what if we could mitigate ever being a patient, right, ever seeing that suffering. True innovation that finds us really racing to the next gen patient, which might not be a patient at all, but a person for whom we've delayed or arrested their need to ever be seen. So on the flip side, there's a lot of people who need to be seen, but never will be due to access or costs or just merely lacking the digital footprint to be found. And you know, you'll always hear me say, if you can see more of the person, you can do more that for the person. And right now, the only way we truly see some people is by actually going out and sensing them. And, frankly, if there's one thing that this industry knows how to generate its data, and finding ways to intertwine that data, the Internet of Things data, which we need to exploit genomics into the workflow of this incredible industry, I think that will allow us to see outward in unimaginable detail. And so, the innovations of today are really unveiling a world that has always existed, but we were just never capable of fully seeing in effect, they're exposing us to a new reality. Today, our reality is I can see you 20%, because frankly, that's all the EMR, that's all the healthcare data collects is about 20% of what say, Claire really is, you're more than diabetes, or an A one C, you're also someone who we need to see how you exercise, your stress levels, all the things that you have going on, you know, where do you live? What access do you have to nutrition? Or how far are you from care? That's reality, like what we see when you come in as a patient is not reality. And so at Microsoft, I think we have to learn more so that we increase the reality, we call that exogenous data, right? And we got to get to that. And so we're going to burn through a ton of innovation, because we are not going to solve the problem at a rate in which we want because the system is that consumes it hasn't changed its business model nor widen the guardrails of health. And you know, I'll give an example. We can start small, instead of seeing the sick within the brick and mortar. What if we saw sick people at home? Right? When when we don't have to deal with the friction of getting there and health care takes time out of someone's life? What if we put health back in the workflow of someone's life and saw them at home? And once we get kind of good at that, and we change our system, then what if we moved to monitoring their disease at home so they don't get sick? Just because you have diabetes? doesn't mean you have to get sick? So what if we could see them and not wait for them to come to us, but we went to them, so that even though their disease? They are not sick? Right, giving them more better life? And then what if we moved to delay in the disease altogether? So they're having diabetes today? What if I could push that out? 10 years, because I actually knew you. I knew your signals, I knew your risk factors. And I was able to mitigate those, or at least have you aware and taking steps towards mitigating that? And then what if we mitigated the disease altogether? Right? So in fact, IoT plays a very powerful ally to the vulnerable populations we talked about, and it being harnessed to get the challenges we're seeing globally in healthcare, revolutionized clinical trials, personalized care, and really allow patients to be much more involved in their health. The healthcare system can't do it on its own. So we've got to find a way to empower the patient or the person to help take care of themselves. So I'll end that question with, frankly, making the world better has never been easy. And not all innovation will fulfill its promise. But managing complexity and what we just talked about is at the heart of what we do here and being called to do the really hard things. I count as a blessing. I count as a privilege. Not everyone is called to do hard things, a lot of people go to their grave never done hard stuff. And so we welcome the challenge here and in that I have to be willing to be wrong, you have to be willing to be wrong, and then change our core. And I think that's where we are right now is we are pivoting and changing our core of healthcare to health. And once we change, then we'll begin again, with urgency. So that's kind of my long answer to where we need to get out in front of it's not the traditional tech innovation. But it is the core of the healthcare system that we've got to get right for that innovation to last.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci &nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P>And I like that you come at it from a very different perspective. Honestly, when I've asked this question to people in the past, a lot of times the answer is some form of technology. So it's AI because we have all this data, it's just any kind of technology that is new and upcoming and kind of the hot, shiny new thing and, and really, you came at it more of the perspective of preventative care and really understanding the whole person, and almost looking at it more from a need socially and a need just in our community, which I do think that's kind of the way that healthcare should be going and the way that we should be looking at healthcare and health and people. So I think that's a very interesting answer. I love I totally agree with you.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kathy VanEnkevort&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Awesome. Thanks, Claire.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>And then my last question is something fun, you know, what is something that people don't really know about you? Could just be a fun fact, or just, you know, something that a lot of people wouldn't guess about you.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kathy VanEnkevort&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Um, that's a hard one, I'm not a very interesting person. I would have to say, people don't know that I'm really at my core, I am a true introvert. I'm like a hardcore introvert. Most people would not guess that about me, I have learned to be an extrovert. It was a requirement if I was to develop, I love people, I love people with an opinion and a point of view, especially if it's different than mine, and who are really willing to rumble around the hard things and then wrestle them to the ground. So that requires me to get out of my shell, and it far outweighs my need to resort back into myself. So part of my growth was to come out of that shell A long time ago and be completely uncomfortable with being intellectually vulnerable. And now I embrace that and even crave that interaction.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Well, I would have never guessed because you do seem so extroverted. So that's super interesting to know about you. And I think I'm gonna out you here. So I know you mentioned in that first question, some of the work you did with the Department of Defense, I think that's a super cool fact, do you want to share a little bit more of some of the work that you did there?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Sure. I'm in. I was chief epidemiologist here in Michigan, and had headed out to the Department of Defense or the Pentagon, to really do some very interesting work with vaccinations. As well as really reengineering or transforming the Military Health System. Military Health System is the largest health system in the world. It is not trivial what it takes to be ready to fight on three fronts to make sure we have enough manpower to take care of our soldiers. We take that super seriously about the health of our soldiers. But we also need soldiers. And so really making sure that we balanced how much manpower we needed overseas, how much manpower needed here and homeland, how many people we needed in homeland to take care of, and fulfill the promise of taking care of those who had come home and taking care of their families so that we made sure that they stayed healthy. And so a tremendous plight in in at the Pentagon and being able to do that type of work, and be with some, I think some of the smartest people in the world, it in such a complex healthcare system, where you're not just fighting against health, you're fighting against trauma, and against danger, and in areas that we just aren't trained in. And so even the training requirements that we had to look at to make sure that when we sent health care personnel overseas, they could take care of gunshot wounds, they could take care of head trauma because folks weren't wearing their Kevlar helmets. And so a very interesting business in making sure that that was running in a way that we fulfilled the obligation to the soldier.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So I love that I think that's such a cool fact about you. And you have, that's such a unique background. So really, I'm so happy that you are leading this team of industry experts here at Microsoft and thank you again for being on the podcast, Kathy.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kathy VanEnkevort&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Thank you, Claire. It is my pleasure. And thank you for being one of my great experts on my team. I just I'm better for you.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Thank you all for watching. Please feel free to leave us questions or comments below. And check back soon for more content from the HLS industry team.</P> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 16:35:15 GMT clairebonaci 2021-06-02T16:35:15Z May in HLS – National Nurses Week, Microsoft Business Application Summit, and More <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Nurses-Week-scaled.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="Nurses-Week-scaled.jpg" alt="Nurses-Week-scaled.jpg" /></span></P> <P>Welcome to the monthly Healthcare and Life Sciences blog recap, May edition! Check out the highlights below:</P> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>Power BI</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Learn with the Nerds: Power BI Dataflows</STRONG>: Register for the Power BI Dataflows with Pragmatic Works where you will learn how to build re-usable, scalable ETL work in the Power BI Service. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to learn more</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>MBAS: Power BI Vision &amp; Roadmap Part 1</STRONG>: Interested in the new improvements and capabilities coming to Power BI? <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to learn more</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>MBAS: Power BI Vision &amp; Roadmap Part 2</STRONG>: In this session of MBAS, you’ll learn about the Anomaly Detection coming to Power BI and the integration with Microsoft Teams Channels. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to watch</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Power BI Governance</STRONG>: Need a jumpstart on your Power BI governance strategy? Join Microsoft Gold Partner, P3 Adaptive, lead a Power BI governance practice session for the Health &amp; Life Sciences industry. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to sign-up</A>.</LI> </UL> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>Microsoft Teams</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Automate with Teams Part 1 – Follow Up on a Message</STRONG>: Learn how to save time in your day using automation in Microsoft Teams. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to learn more.</A></LI> <LI><STRONG>Transitioning to Microsoft Teams Video Conference Rooms: </STRONG>Are your employees returning to work? Learn how to configure existing conference rooms for Teams meetings. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to learn more</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Curbside Consults:</STRONG> Learn how a citizen developer set out to solve a clinical problem leveraging Power Virtual Agent and Microsoft Teams. <A href="" target="_blank">Read the post here</A>.</LI> </UL> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>Confessions of Health Geeks</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Addressing Selfcare for National Nurses Week</STRONG>: <A href="#" target="_blank">Sarah Romotsky</A>, Director of Healthcare Solution Partnerships at Headspace, discusses the importance of selfcare and mental health during National Nurses Week. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to watch the webcast.</A></LI> <LI><STRONG>Building a Community of Support for Mental Health: </STRONG>Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness Month? Hear from Microsoft’s Senior Accessibility Evangelist, <A href="#" target="_blank">Megan Lawrence</A>, share how Microsoft has built an employee resource group for mental health. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to learn more</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Educating Patients through Social Media</STRONG>: Do you use social media as a platform to educate your patients? In this episode, Stefan Torres, discusses his journey as a nurse and influencer and the importance of patient education. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to watch the webcast</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Nurse Innovators and the Power of Professional Development</STRONG>: Hear from Microsoft’s Chief Nursing Officer, <A href="#" target="_blank">Kelly Robke</A>, and NICU nurse and co-founder of Lumify Care, <A href="#" target="_blank">Jennifferre Mancillas</A>, discuss continuing education and nurse innovation during National Nurses Week. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to watch</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>How Technology impacts mental health: </STRONG>In this episode, <A href="#" target="_blank">Megan Lawrence</A>, Senior Accessibility Evangelist at Microsoft, discusses the duality of how technology is impacting mental health. <A href="" target="_blank">Learn more here</A>.</LI> <LI>Hear from <A href="#" target="_blank">Dr. Tim Raderstorf</A>, Chief Innovation Officer at Ohio State University School of Nursing. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to watch the webcast</A>.</LI> </UL> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>MidDay Café</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>MBAS, Single Platform, VIVA Connections: </STRONG>On this episode, hear from Microsoft’s <A href="#" target="_blank">Kendra Burgess</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank">Sue Vencill</A> as they discuss the Microsoft Business Application Summit, Why I came to Microsoft, and Next Generation Intranets with VIVA Connections. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to watch</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Microsoft Teams Large Events and Microsoft Teams for Home: </STRONG>Learn how the release of Microsoft Teams Webinars brings value to large organizations and the features for family and friends in the newly announced Microsoft Teams for Home. <A href="" target="_blank">Watch the episode here</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Microsoft Teams Webinars Deep Dive:</STRONG> Join Microsoft’s <A href="#" target="_blank">Johnathan Wynn</A> and take an in-depth look at the newly rolled out Teams Webinar capabilities. <A href="" target="_blank">Learn more here.</A></LI> </UL> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>HLS Show Me How</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Leveraging Virtual Tours Inside of Viva Connections:</STRONG> Learn how to create virtual tours inside of Viva Connections for Return-to-Work Scenarios. <A href="" target="_blank">Click here to watch</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Setting Up Microsoft Viva Connections:</STRONG> In this podcast, Microsoft’s <A href="#" target="_blank">Scott Moore</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank">Michael Gannotti</A> walk through all of the elements of setting up and deploying Microsoft Viva Connections. <A href="" target="_blank">Learn how to deploy here</A>.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>January's HLS Blog Contributors:</H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Gannotti.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="Gannotti.jpg" alt="Gannotti.jpg" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank">Michael Gannotti</A>, Principal Technical Specialist, Microsoft Teams</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="claire.jpg" style="width: 201px;"><img src="" width="201" height="201" role="button" title="claire.jpg" alt="claire.jpg" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank">Claire Bonaci</A>, Director, Business Development, Health and Life Sciences</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="vasu.jpeg" style="width: 200px;"><img src="" width="200" height="200" role="button" title="vasu.jpeg" alt="vasu.jpeg" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank">Vasu Sharma</A>, Senior Customer Success Manager, Microsoft Teams</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Kendra.jfif" style="width: 200px;"><img src="" width="200" height="200" role="button" title="Kendra.jfif" alt="Kendra.jfif" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank">Kendra Burgess</A>, Senior Technical Specialist, Business Applications</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thanks for reading and let us know how else our Microsoft team can help!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="erin.jfif" style="width: 200px;"><img src="" width="200" height="200" role="button" title="erin.jfif" alt="erin.jfif" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank">Erin Spencer</A>, Technical Specialist, Microsoft Teams</P> Fri, 28 May 2021 14:52:55 GMT espencer38985 2021-05-28T14:52:55Z Need a jumpstart on your Power BI governance strategy? <TABLE width="99%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="637" height="30px"> <P class="lia-align-center"><FONT color="#3366FF"><STRONG>Tuesday, June 8, 2021 (9 AM PT | 10 AM MT | 11 AM CT | 12 PM ET)</STRONG></FONT></P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>Join us for a live MS Teams event focused on <STRONG>Power BI Governance</STRONG> best practices for the <STRONG>Health &amp; Life Sciences</STRONG> industry. This session will provide valuable information for organizations migrating to Power BI, expanding Power BI adoption, or launching Power BI. We’ll cover Tenant Settings, Security, Auditing and Monitoring Activity, Workspace &amp; Gateway Settings, Deployment Pipelines, and Sharing.</P> <P>P3 Adaptive presents a wealth of knowledge to the Microsoft community as a <STRONG>Microsoft Gold Partner</STRONG> and a different breed of industry and technology experts - passionate and genuinely interested in helping customers drive success in their organizations!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT color="#3366FF"><STRONG>Connect, discover, and learn!</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Use this <A href="#" target="_self">Sign-Up Link</A> to register for the LIVE virtual event</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 26 May 2021 14:46:46 GMT Kendra Burgess 2021-05-26T14:46:46Z Nurses month isn't over yet! <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>You're watching the Microsoft US health and life sciences, confessions of health geeks podcast, a show that offers Industry Insight from the health geeks and data freaks of the US health and life sciences industry team. I'm your host, Claire Bonaci. As we close out our 2021 nurses week series today guest host Kelly rocky interviews Dr. Tim Raderstorf, Chief Innovation Officer at Ohio State University School of Nursing.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kelly Robke&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Welcome to the podcast everyone. I'm very excited to have Dr. Tim Raderstorf here with us today from the Ohio State University School of Nursing, speaking about an issue near and dear to his heart. Tim is such an incredible nurse leader, as an innovator. He's one of my heroes, and one of my mentors on my dissertation project for my DNP. Thank you, Tim, for making the time for us today. And I would just like for you to share your nursing journey with our listeners. It's a very incredible, very unique and compelling path. Would you mind sharing some of the highlights from your nursing career?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tim Raderstorf&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Sure, I'd be happy to. But then thank you for the very kind introduction. I look to you as a mentor and for inspiration as well. So it's an honor to be here with you today. Yeah, I'm, I'm what I call a little bit of a bent arrow. So I grew up from a place of immense privilege. I went to a Catholic prep school. And when you were good at math and science, they told you to be a physician. So I went to college, no enrolled in pre med, and kind of ignored all the flags that were telling me that clinical care was really where I wanted to be as a nurse, not as a physician. So I ended up working my first summers out of college at a summer camp for kids with the hematology oncology disorders, mostly HIV, sickle cell and cancer, and saw what the nurses did there and was just, you know, one of those lightbulb moments of Oh, this is this is where I need to be. So I went and got a direct entry program. I used that pre med degree to get into nursing school and went and got my master's in nursing from Xavier University in Cincinnati, started out as a floor nurse at Nationwide Children's Hospital, and then quickly transitioned into leadership roles. that eventually led to me having the chief innovation officer and faculty role at Ohio State's College of Nursing.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kelly Robke&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Wow, thank you for that. And I learned something new about you every time I too, began my career working in blood disorders, but on the pregnancy side in hemoglobinopathies, sickle cell trait and disease and also HIV. That was just some incredible work back then. But thank you for reviewing that. The first thing I wanted to ask you about today is if you could tell us a little bit about the Genesis and the necessity in the call to action around nurses everywhere.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tim Raderstorf&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah. Nurses everywhere is a nonprofit that I was fortunate to be a founding member of and continue to be the chief operating officer for that was called together by one of the best entrepreneurs in healthcare, nursing. And BK reached out to 18 of her friends in health care. And somehow me as well, I'm very fortunate to have been included in this group. But said, you know, this is an April of 2020. And it was very clear that the writing was on the wall that things weren't going to get better soon, and that our nurse colleagues, and more importantly, the public were really going to suffer as part of this pandemic. So she called us all together and said, Hey, we need to find a way to elevate the profession of nursing, while improving health outcomes. And you know, by being nurses, we do that anyways. So let's find a way that we can partner with the public, not create another nursing organization, but create a public health organizations that's run by nurses to help the public achieve their their health goals. So it's been a phenomenal journey. I'd encourage anyone who's listening to to check out our website at nurses But led by four past American Nurses Association presidents, the current president of the AMA, a lot of wonderful leaders, intrapreneurs, and entrepreneurs in healthcare, the past American Hospital Association president. So that's all these amazing leaders who are totally selfless, and, you know, are just really committed to making their communities thrive. So we started nurses everywhere to give the public a voice and to be partners with nursing in that in that venture. And we've done it a lot of fun and interesting ways. First, we wanted to know what the public thought about nurses during the pandemic. So we collaborated with the Harris Poll and sent out a survey to over 2000 individuals in the US to ask them how they felt about nurses. And, you know, we knew that we were a trusted profession, and then people loved us from that round, but we weren't sure as you know, are they enjoying this additional access to nurses that was occurring as part of the the policies are surrounding the pandemic. So we found that 89% of Americans want the same access to nurses after the pandemic as the receiving during the pandemic. And 91%. Want safe us in standard staffing ratios within health systems, and 90% want those same safe staffing ratios within nursing homes. So not only does the public trust us, but we were found new information or, or information that validated that they value us and they see the role that we have in their health care. So together, we wanted to figure out what the next steps would be to continue this partnership and really improve community health in United States. Because if you look at our outcomes, they're nowhere where they need to be right now. Now, so that's a tricky scenario, right? How do you have a public health organization that's run by nurses that that's for the public? And we've we first wanted to see all right, what can we do to raise awareness and change that narrative of what people think of nurses. So for example, I gave an innovation talk in Australia this fall. And one of the CO presenters behind the scenes and zoom, sent me a picture of Greg focker, from Meet the Parents after I presented and said was this inspiration for you. And it was, I'm sure light hearted and you meant to be kind. But it really tells you how the public worldwide views nurses, in my case, male nurse. So we wanted to change the narrative and focus on gratitude, focus on the work that they're doing, and really capitalize on how the public wanted to help nurses. So we've done two things. Since then, one, we launched the thinking nurse wear mask campaign, we created a PSA, and really focused on asking the public if they wanted to be to impact their own health outcomes. And if they wanted to do that in a way that showed gratitude to frontline conditions, the best way they could do it would be the fall COVID protocol and wear their masks in public. And then from there, we were approached by a country music duo who had just created a song called You didn't have to as really written as as what we're going to call the nurses week anthem, cheer. But the the husband wife duo, the husband's mother was a nurse for 35 years in the UK. And we decided that together, nurses everywhere would direct and produce the music video for this. So we were able to pull pictures from from nurses from around around the world, and showcase them in this video. And that got 100,000 views on YouTube in the first two weeks, something that was really elevating the way that the public was interacting with nurses. And now as we move into nurses week, we're continuing to capitalize on that momentum by using what's called the think of nurse contest. And this is our call to action for the public. and other health systems are anyone who really wants to get involved, to show gratitude for us, hopefully reaching the next phase of whatever the pandemic may be, by creating their own video to that song and submitting it on social media and our website at nurses Winners, the winning submission is going to get a private conference or private concert from brown and gray. And there's a bunch of other great swag and prizes to people who participate in it. So it's a really fun way for the public to get engaged. But more importantly, in the contest, but more important, it's a really great way for the public to engage with nurses everywhere so that we can continue to bridge that gap between nurses in public health and really improve health outcomes for into the future.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kelly Robke&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Well, you've hit on so many incredible and important value statements related to nursing our role in the community, our role in public health as well. First, I think it is nurses are natural collaborators. And we've always been looked upon as the role models in healthcare to demonstrate cross clinical collaboration, cross professional collaboration, but knowing you as an innovator, I think you're already talking about a very innovative approach to the role of nursing in our community in our society, where we're redefining what it means to be involved in health care. And and that has to involve maintaining health as well as addressing challenges in health too. We we go beyond the hospital, a traditional hospital system. And as healthcare transforms, we're going to be right there at the tip of the spear because I think we both regard nurses as natural leaders as well as conveners, if you will. And I think being able to show leadership in this incredible time of unprecedented challenge to health care is just an example of our role within society within our communities. And within the changing paradigm of health. I think it's really great what you're doing with nurses everywhere, and really appreciate hearing how that came to be. And in the good work that you've been doing. I know my boss, Molly was one of the nurse nurses featured in in the video. So we love that connection as well. And I do hope our listeners will check out the thinking nurse contest that you mentioned, because that's really cool stuff. I'm gonna throw a wild card question at you because one of the ways you've been inspiring and supportive to me personally is the book that you've recently published with Dr. Bernadine Melnick, another great nurse innovator. Can you tell us a little bit about your book and how it came about? But it's one of my favorite reads? So thank you.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tim Raderstorf&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I can, like any good author. I love it. Right here. But yeah, this is a very interesting opportunity to meet, you know, being an innovation and being a fan of the TV show the office. Yeah, because it's been very clear the direction that paper publication has been going for quite some time. Now. When speaking, when Springer reached out to write this book, we said, well, if we're going to write a book on innovation, then we have to take an innovative approach to that book. Yes, it can't be a textbook, like you've seen before. So you know, we have a couple concessions, one, we have to be able to write in first person be able to use narrative throughout and implement storytelling to, we want to make sure that there are alternative modalities to engage with this. So there are podcasts that go along with the book, though, when you purchase it, you can listen to podcasts with some of the chapter authors. In three, we wanted them to bring in a concept that hadn't been in, in healthcare in general on which, which is entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial mindset. So there's some things on innovation, there are plenty of things on leadership, but the entrepreneurial mindset hadn't been bad at it. And so we said, you know, this is this is the gap that exists right now, we want to fill that through this book. So it was a long arduous journey, but a great opportunity to showcase the work of many of our peers who have been doing this for a long time, they just may not have had something to point to and say, you know, here it is. So we wrote the book, and really won the American Journal, nurse, American Journal, nurses book the year and the management and leadership section. And it's just been a very exciting time to see that our peers are recognizing that this needs to be the path that we move forward when it comes to education. And the beauty about education is that that leads to practice. So very excited to see how this book transforms the nursing profession.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kelly Robke&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>And what's the title again, do you mind showing it to our smart listeners,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tim Raderstorf&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>but it's evidence based leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship in nursing and healthcare, a practical guide for success.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kelly Robke&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>And you actually assembled quite the dream team of Nursing Practice nursing leadership, nursing innovation, and then like we've been talking about the cross collaborative view because it takes a village to get accomplished the bold and transformative changes that nurses are aware of as leaders in healthcare delivery. So I just wanted to make sure we we gave a shout out to that because it's such an important work to thanks so much for your time and happy nurses week t happy nurses week to you. Thanks so much for having me.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Thank you all for watching. Please feel free to leave us questions or comments below. And check back soon for more content from the HLS industry team.</P> Tue, 25 May 2021 22:00:00 GMT clairebonaci 2021-05-25T22:00:00Z Setting Up Microsoft Viva Connections Step by Step – HLS Show Me How <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Viva Connctions Setup 4 of 4.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="Viva Connctions Setup 4 of 4.png" alt="Viva Connctions Setup 4 of 4.png" /></span>Microsoft Viva Connections brings the next generation, personalized, Intranet to where people work… namely within Microsoft Teams. In this HLS Show Me How post Microsoft’s Scott Moore and Michael Gannotti walk you through all the elements of setting up and deploying Microsoft Viva Connections.</P> <P><STRONG>Covered in these videos:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>Set up an organizational Home Site in SharePoint Online</LI> <LI>Create the Microsoft Viva Connections Package</LI> <LI>Upload the Microsoft Viva Connections Package to Microsoft Teams</LI> <LI>Setup the Viva Connections App in Microsoft Teams Admin Center under App setup policies/Global</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Set up an organizational Home Site in SharePoint Online</STRONG></P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Create the Microsoft Viva Connections Package</STRONG></P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Upload the Microsoft Viva Connections Package to Microsoft Teams</STRONG></P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Setup the Viva Connections App in Microsoft Teams Admin Center under App setup policies/Global</STRONG></P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Resources:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="" target="_blank">Resources for Setting Up Viva Topics and Viva Connections (</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">SharePoint look book (</A></LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank">Architecting your intelligent intranet with SharePoint global navigation, hubs, and site designs - Microsoft Tech Community</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Intelligent intranet overview - SharePoint in Microsoft 365 | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>Thanks for visiting –&nbsp;Michael Gannotti&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank"><EM>LinkedIn</EM></A><EM>&nbsp;|&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank"><EM>Twitter&nbsp;</EM></A></P> <P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="me - Copy.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="me - Copy.jpg" alt="Michael Gannotti" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Michael Gannotti</span></span></EM></P> Tue, 25 May 2021 17:01:09 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-05-25T17:01:09Z Curbside Consults: How a citizen developer set out to solve a clinical problem (Part 1) <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Recently, we collaborated with a group of clinical leaders to discuss how to optimize clinical care using&nbsp;the Microsoft&nbsp;toolkit. We identified&nbsp;a number of&nbsp;areas to work on, and the following came up as the top priority.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;This is part 1 of a two part blog, technical documentation will follow in blog post #2.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Primary Care Physicians (PCP) do not have an easy way to ask general questions to Provider Specialists to get advice on difficult cases, or to identify appropriate referral paths. The current solution is time consuming and redundant, requiring specialists to answer similar questions multiple times. This also results in referral outmigration and misdirection, as well as loss of valuable time.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Initially we were looking to provide a customized solution to the clinical group, but after spending a few rounds of envisioning and design sessions with them, they began to see that this was a problem&nbsp;</SPAN><STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">they could solve themselves</SPAN></STRONG><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">At Microsoft we have a mission to “Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” ‘Empowerment’ is the key term in this mission statement. How does Microsoft&nbsp;</SPAN><I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">empower</SPAN></I><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;those that have very specific needs that may not be covered by some of the more generic out-of-the-box solutions? Enter the Microsoft Power Platform, a suite of products designed to build custom solutions with little to no coding involved. Power Platform enables automating processes and creating virtual agents for even the most specific of tasks, helping users move faster through collaboration with IT and&nbsp;the business. The era of&nbsp;the citizen-developer is at hand.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The following story was shared by the lead doctor&nbsp;herself.&nbsp;The story&nbsp;has been edited&nbsp;for anonymity.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-60px"><STRONG>The Background…&nbsp;</STRONG><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-60px"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">In November 2020, a small group of providers&nbsp;from our organization&nbsp;collaborated with a Microsoft customer success team to discuss how to best leverage the tools and apps within Microsoft Teams to optimize clinical care.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-60px"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">During the engagements, the clinicians shared some of the common pain points experienced in their daily workflow and the customer success team proposed approaches to leverage the Microsoft&nbsp;tools to improve the experience.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-60px"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">During one of the sessions, the use of a&nbsp;bot&nbsp;was presented as an opportunity to create a clinical knowledge bank and virtual assistant experience for referring providers to support the specialty referral process.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-60px"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-60px"><STRONG>And then…&nbsp;&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-60px"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The customer success team partnered the clinicians with a Microsoft consulting team to facilitate an envisioning session for the bot. Microsoft agreed to support some custom development of the bot for a Proof of Concept.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-60px"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">In the meantime, the clinicians were hard at work curating the content and resources to load into the bot.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-60px"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-60px"><STRONG>Due to delays that always happen in any large healthcare organization…&nbsp;&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-60px"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">One of the more tech curious physicians in the group discovered the Power Virtual Agent app was available and experimented with creating a “Mock-Bot” to use for demonstration and to get clinician contributors (to content) excited about the project.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-60px"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Using the vision and framework of the flow for the bot that was created during the envisioning sessions, she was able to closely replicate what had been mapped out during the sessions using a combination of Power Virtual Agent, Power Automate and MS Teams.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-60px"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-60px"><STRONG>Clinical Advisor&nbsp;Bot&nbsp;&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-60px"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">After a few&nbsp;trial and error&nbsp;cycles, several YouTube and MSFT sanctioned PVA videos, and some ideating with a few clinician colleagues…&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-60px"><EM>The “Clinical Advisor” Bot was BORN!&nbsp;</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="ClinicalAdvisor.gif.gif" style="width: 231px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="ClinicalAdvisor.gif.gif" alt="ClinicalAdvisor.gif.gif" /></span></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The best part about this story is that this person had no technical experience prior to building this bot. This doctor identified a problem that needed to be solved and used the Microsoft products available to her to build a solution. She is the embodiment of Microsoft’s mission of empowerment. As mentioned in this story, she did not do this alone. She had the help of her Microsoft account team, and access to a vast amount of helpful content to help her along. <U>If you have found yourself in a similar situation where you have a problem that needs to be solved, try reaching out to your Microsoft account team. Your Customer Success Manager would be happy to help identify potential solutions and point you in the direction of helpful content.</U> To help get you started, here are some helpful tips and links.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">What is Power Virtual Agents?</SPAN></A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Add bots to Microsoft Teams</A>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Quickly build an FAQ bot on Teams</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Author:</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Jordan_headshot.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="Jordan_headshot.jpg" alt="Jordan_headshot.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jordan Jensen, Sr. Customer Success Manager</A></P> <P>Microsoft US Healthcare and Lifesciences</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Vasu_cropped_preview.jpeg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="Vasu_cropped_preview.jpeg" alt="Vasu_cropped_preview.jpeg" /></span><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Vasu Sharma, Sr. Customer Success Manager</A></P> <P>Microsoft US Healthcare and Lifesciences</P> Tue, 25 May 2021 15:57:17 GMT Vasu Sharma 2021-05-25T15:57:17Z MidDay Café Episode 11 – Microsoft Teams Webinars Deep Dive <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" alt="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" /></span>In episode 11 of MidDay Café the MidDay crew is joined by Microsoft’s <A href="#" target="_blank">Johnathan Wynn</A>. In this episode MidDay takes an in-depth look at the newly rolled out Teams Webinar capabilities with a special emphasis on the setup, and customization, of the Webinar Registration Page. The crew also touches on setup requirements and other features like the View Only Meeting Experience.</P> <P>Tune in and see how organizations can leverage the power of Microsoft Teams Webinars and grab the resource links below as well.</P> <P>Next week the crew will be taking a deep dive into some of PowerPoints least known, but most powerful features including: PowerPoint Present in Teams, Present Online, Closed Captions, Translation, Record, and more.</P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Resources:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Set up for webinars in Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">View-only meeting experience - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Keep up to date with MidDay Café:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="" target="_blank">The MidDay Café Blog Board</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the MidDay Café YouTube Playlist</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Audio Podcast Subscriptions</LI> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Audio Podcast RSS Feed</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Anchor</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Spotify</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Apple Podcasts</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Google Podcasts</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Pocket Casts</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Radio Public</A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> </UL> <P><EM>Thanks for visiting –&nbsp;Michael Gannotti&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank"><EM>LinkedIn</EM></A><EM>&nbsp;|&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank"><EM>Twitter&nbsp;</EM></A></P> <P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="me - Copy.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="me - Copy.jpg" alt="Michael Gannotti" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Michael Gannotti</span></span></EM></P> <P><STRONG><EM>Auto Transcript:</EM></STRONG></P> <P>00:00:00.000 --&gt; 00:00:28.790<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Hey there, welcome to midday Cafe. We are here on May 24th episode 11. I'm your host Mike Janati today coming to you from the bowels of the hotel room in my allowed to say that bowels of a hotel room here in Ohio. I said it anyways with my hotel coffee in hand and I am joined by an awesome panel today so we have starting with Mr Pete.</P> <P>00:00:17.650 --&gt; 00:00:18.450<BR />Pete Anello<BR />It just did.</P> <P>00:00:30.060 --&gt; 00:00:40.160<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Hey Pete, Anello teams technical specialist for Microsoft Healthcare on the East and I'll send it over to Kendra.</P> <P>00:00:41.150 --&gt; 00:00:47.360<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Hi everybody, I'm Kendra Burgess. I'm an intelligence technical specialist here at Microsoft. I specialize in power BI.</P> <P>00:00:49.570 --&gt; 00:00:50.190<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />2.</P> <P>00:00:50.960 --&gt; 00:01:07.610<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />My name is Sue Wencel. This is my my third mid day cafe. Pretty excited yeah #3. Pretty excited about it. I am one of the newer members of the team. I'm also a technical team specialist and now I'm going to toss it over to one of my faves Jonathan.</P> <P>00:01:07.980 --&gt; 00:01:21.660<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Thanks sue. I'm Jonathan. When I'm a customer success manager on modern work and healthcare as well, and I'm excited today to be the first to join the mid day cafe with a great group of amazing professionals.</P> <P>00:01:24.770 --&gt; 00:01:25.560<BR />Pete Anello<BR />We pay them.</P> <P>00:01:24.990 --&gt; 00:01:26.020<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Speak for yourself.</P> <P>00:01:25.030 --&gt; 00:01:25.850<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I love you.</P> <P>00:01:26.390 --&gt; 00:01:30.630<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, well start laughing. Well, we're professionals.</P> <P>00:01:26.960 --&gt; 00:01:27.440<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Sorry.</P> <P>00:01:32.130 --&gt; 00:01:32.730<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So.</P> <P>00:01:32.240 --&gt; 00:01:33.730<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Smartest group in the bunch.</P> <P>00:01:33.970 --&gt; 00:01:43.330<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We have, so I was pretty excited about today. So because you came to me saying you had something you wanted to talk about, so why don't you go ahead? Team this up.</P> <P>00:01:43.620 --&gt; 00:02:13.550<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So I, as one of the newer members of the team, I get to shadow a lot of customer calls, an out of all my ways of learning. That's my favorite way and I got to see Jonathan and Pete in action on a customer call and they were showing off and highlighting some of the features with the webinar that's been added, added functionality to Microsoft Teams. I think it was announced around May 11th, so it's still fairly new and it was just.</P> <P>00:02:13.600 --&gt; 00:02:43.690<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />As they were going through and showing it off, it was just light bulbs were clicking for our customer and it was just wonderful to see and again it leads onto the why have anything else when I can do all of this for Microsoft Teams? So and what was great about it too is that Jonathan at well he'll share, but as a CSM he works directly with the customers, making sure they get the value. So we're showing him all these added values that are being added. You know to.</P> <P>00:02:44.030 --&gt; 00:02:51.380<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />They already have, so I thought it would be great to try to do a redo of that, and I think people will be wowed.</P> <P>00:02:53.030 --&gt; 00:02:55.090<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So that's why I was thinking, what do you think?</P> <P>00:02:54.500 --&gt; 00:02:57.690<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We like wow. So how do we wanna get this going?</P> <P>00:02:55.840 --&gt; 00:02:56.400<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:02:58.510 --&gt; 00:03:07.310<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah right, you want to take it from here. Jonathan and Pete and I'll just. I'll sprinkle some some comments throughout it.</P> <P>00:03:05.000 --&gt; 00:03:06.750<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Thank goodness, yeah, sure.</P> <P>00:03:08.080 --&gt; 00:03:08.760<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Sounds good.</P> <P>00:03:08.380 --&gt; 00:03:10.880<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And Kendra and I'll sit back and be wowed.</P> <P>00:03:11.360 --&gt; 00:03:13.490<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Oh buckle up. Buckle up.</P> <P>00:03:14.320 --&gt; 00:03:44.150<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Well, so you're really nailed it it. We released webinars couple of weeks ago. I've been sort of dogfooding it over the last several months and this is amazing feature right? Allow me to host my own webinars, registration, right event registration, something we always experience. We had difficult in the past. Share it right. Organizers will have and be able to promote that event like you could have a really nice email. Cool formatting and then lay in all and then click here to join and then you get your own.</P> <P>00:03:14.510 --&gt; 00:03:14.910<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />OK.</P> <P>00:03:32.350 --&gt; 00:03:32.720<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:03:44.370 --&gt; 00:03:59.580<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Registration page as an attendee for outside and then the organizer knows exactly when you've registered your information key. Really, really key and you'll have that downloadable ICS calendar invite.</P> <P>00:04:00.140 --&gt; 00:04:03.760<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Right in your outlook and I'm ready to join, so it's really hands off.</P> <P>00:04:04.900 --&gt; 00:04:05.560<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Would you say?</P> <P>00:04:04.980 --&gt; 00:04:06.220<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />And plus trackability.</P> <P>00:04:06.590 --&gt; 00:04:15.090<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And would you say that from what I see based on customer reactions, it's the registration piece that is the the lightbulb? Would you agree with that?</P> <P>00:04:15.960 --&gt; 00:04:16.220<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:04:16.270 --&gt; 00:04:46.160<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah, in the past you might have had a you know third party handling of for you or you had to build something special here. This gives you an opportunity to customize it, have your own logo, ASCII information, like if you've been to the webinar before so you can gain some knowledge. Maybe you want first name, last name, email, maybe organization. Maybe the department they work in and the end goal is obviously can get this into dynamics for key marketing in the future, right? That's the problem. We all have these.</P> <P>00:04:46.280 --&gt; 00:04:54.210<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Events that we're hosting. There's never that. What do I do after and that'll can allow you to do that as a follow up with or without dynamics.</P> <P>00:04:55.450 --&gt; 00:04:56.150<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah, Mike.</P> <P>00:04:56.490 --&gt; 00:04:57.890<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I have my hand up. Thank you.</P> <P>00:04:58.510 --&gt; 00:05:03.370<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So for this registration piece, since you know.</P> <P>00:05:04.060 --&gt; 00:05:11.450<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />They're not gonna need a third party that they would have paid for to do that. So what do we charge in a good zillion jillion?</P> <P>00:05:12.180 --&gt; 00:05:14.380<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Million per user per month.</P> <P>00:05:15.570 --&gt; 00:05:18.890<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />This is your softball Jonathan. Here it is.</P> <P>00:05:16.990 --&gt; 00:05:19.280<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Is my softball P?</P> <P>00:05:17.720 --&gt; 00:05:18.000<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:05:20.700 --&gt; 00:05:32.800<BR />Pete Anello<BR />It's included in the in the Enterprise SKU for users, so if the user has an enterprise QE, 1 E 3 E 5 their entitled to this capability.</P> <P>00:05:33.100 --&gt; 00:05:33.680<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's awesome.</P> <P>00:05:33.270 --&gt; 00:05:33.720<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:05:34.170 --&gt; 00:05:34.700<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Nice.</P> <P>00:05:34.870 --&gt; 00:05:35.350<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:05:34.960 --&gt; 00:06:05.550<BR />Pete Anello<BR />The other thing I just want to throw out, you know, so excuse me D webinar. Large meeting has been something that we've been talking about for a very long time. Customers have been asking for for an even longer time, and engineering worked feverishly to get it done, and at first will supposed to be end of Q1 and it kind of slipped into a little bit in the Q2. And as soon Jonathan said, we actually released it GA.</P> <P>00:06:05.870 --&gt; 00:06:13.230<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Uh, May 11th an engineering is told us that it should have reached every tenant by May 15th.</P> <P>00:06:14.810 --&gt; 00:06:24.050<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Every tenant should have it. It's there today, it does, just like with the ability to have the meetings automatically spill over when that limit is hit.</P> <P>00:06:24.680 --&gt; 00:06:45.690<BR />Pete Anello<BR />This has to be enabled within your tenant. We don't just turn it on, so there's a couple. Right now it's in the meeting policy via PowerShell, there's parameters there. I'm assuming that it's going to come to the the web UI soon in the teams portal. We can share those links, but you do have to go an turn it on.</P> <P>00:06:32.580 --&gt; 00:06:33.060<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />I.</P> <P>00:06:46.330 --&gt; 00:06:46.820<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Good point.</P> <P>00:06:46.430 --&gt; 00:06:46.880<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:06:48.210 --&gt; 00:07:17.080<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah, so there was always a challenge for us 300 right now and I've got 1000 and then 1001. We've got broadcast only up to 10,000 really huge gap that we're filling that we've really struggled in the past. Now all of your meetings, meetings as well as webinar can get you to 10,000 with that change that Pete just talked about into the tenant 10,000. That's great, right? And then in the summer there is other future plans.</P> <P>00:07:18.420 --&gt; 00:07:28.910<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />You know to take us to 20,000 which we don't know that yet, but it's out on the road map, so check, keep your eyes up to you on the Office 365 road map where everything you need to know about what's coming is there.</P> <P>00:07:30.910 --&gt; 00:07:31.510<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Awesome.</P> <P>00:07:31.740 --&gt; 00:07:32.730<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Should we dig in?</P> <P>00:07:32.730 --&gt; 00:07:33.870<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Let's do it. Let's show him.</P> <P>00:07:33.110 --&gt; 00:07:35.680<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Dig in, I'm hungry. Let's dig in.</P> <P>00:07:35.850 --&gt; 00:07:45.310<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Alright, I'm going to do a little quick share show Intel here and I'm going to share all of this is set up via my teams calendar, so you can.</P> <P>00:07:39.160 --&gt; 00:07:39.290<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:07:44.280 --&gt; 00:07:47.480<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />By the way, that's a stellar picture of you that popped up first.</P> <P>00:07:49.010 --&gt; 00:07:51.670<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's that's quite heroic looking.</P> <P>00:07:49.080 --&gt; 00:07:49.720<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Thank you.</P> <P>00:07:51.820 --&gt; 00:07:52.560<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />It was.</P> <P>00:07:53.930 --&gt; 00:07:55.020<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />So here we are.</P> <P>00:07:57.420 --&gt; 00:08:13.930<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />You'll notice here is I've got some reoccurring meetings, but look at this one here. I'm highlighting. It's got me sitting in front of a podium. That's a new icon that we have, so I wanted to show you what it looks like. But also I'll just come here.</P> <P>00:08:14.700 --&gt; 00:08:33.440<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />And there it is. So it's underneath the new meeting and I've got the option for webinars, but I want to show you this older one that's coming up in June. This is one that I set up a couple of weeks ago for a platform roadshow that we're hosting. But check this out. This is where it gets super exciting.</P> <P>00:08:16.260 --&gt; 00:08:16.750<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:08:35.150 --&gt; 00:08:38.570<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />As soon as this comes alive and turns away here.</P> <P>00:08:40.150 --&gt; 00:08:40.890<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Luck.</P> <P>00:08:40.230 --&gt; 00:08:41.590<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I am already excited.</P> <P>00:08:41.890 --&gt; 00:08:48.000<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />I've got all the registration right here, so anyone who's received my invite?</P> <P>00:08:48.630 --&gt; 00:09:19.490<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />I've got the registration right here and this is a downloadable CSV file I can open and I can see all the information. What's a little different is that I've got my presenters who I'm presenting and then I have my attendees. Really, I've got 2 links that I'm going to be setting up, so let me go show you that you'll see right here. Attendees must register, so I've got a custom registration form like. This is something that would nearly impossible in the past, right? It just didn't work right. It was a I would say maybe.</P> <P>00:09:19.610 --&gt; 00:09:36.720<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />A bubble gum and baling wire solution, right and now we've got an all-in-one, so I'm going to jump into this customized form and show you what that experience looks like, so that's going to open up over here. I'm going to drag that guy across three screens, and here you go.</P> <P>00:09:37.980 --&gt; 00:09:49.250<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />And this is like a professional looking something you would have paid for in the past. Somebody was have to build this for you from scratch. They're going to manage that registration. Ah, look at cool, this looks.</P> <P>00:09:50.040 --&gt; 00:09:50.680<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />So.</P> <P>00:09:50.580 --&gt; 00:09:51.570<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It does look good.</P> <P>00:09:52.380 --&gt; 00:09:55.170<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah, I was able to upload a nice photo here.</P> <P>00:09:55.340 --&gt; 00:09:55.870<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:09:56.880 --&gt; 00:10:28.730<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />And this is customizable, all customizable. I've got my event details, maybe a little quick agenda and about this I've got the speakers and their LinkedIn profiles. This is customizable so I could add maybe a little quick bio about them, but instead I just dropped in their LinkedIn so everybody can go out to the external and this form is going to ask for first name, last name, email, job title. I often want to have a targeted where they work, see who I'm hitting in a marketing or HR Corp com.</P> <P>00:10:08.580 --&gt; 00:10:09.300<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Nice touch.</P> <P>00:10:08.600 --&gt; 00:10:09.290<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Nice.</P> <P>00:10:28.970 --&gt; 00:10:38.540<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />An what organization and I'm making these mandatory so I know I'm going to get a little bit of feedback that I can now use to further my discussions.</P> <P>00:10:40.490 --&gt; 00:10:48.960<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And real quick. This is the exact moment where the customer said four based on the customer said wow, why would I use any other platform?</P> <P>00:10:49.980 --&gt; 00:10:51.500<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Super exciting.</P> <P>00:10:50.240 --&gt; 00:10:51.880<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />It happened right there at that point.</P> <P>00:10:53.060 --&gt; 00:10:56.090<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />I'm already going through use cases in my mind.</P> <P>00:10:53.160 --&gt; 00:10:55.710<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Today question actually said that's a good question.</P> <P>00:10:53.270 --&gt; 00:10:54.640<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah, this is where it gets fun.</P> <P>00:10:53.270 --&gt; 00:10:53.810<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />It.</P> <P>00:10:58.520 --&gt; 00:11:13.090<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah, this is where it gets really really exciting. So it get to use this technology so I can. Then you know this was the and then you'll see if I come out here I'll use this registration link.</P> <P>00:11:01.850 --&gt; 00:11:02.190<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />No.</P> <P>00:11:13.700 --&gt; 00:11:20.590<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />I'm going to and I'll be able to copy this registration link and this is the link that I used to send out to the general public.</P> <P>00:11:21.210 --&gt; 00:11:40.200<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />But I also have these new meeting options and I'll show you that in a moment, but I want to dive in and maybe want to dive into sort of some of the changes that are coming around. The meeting options that we have. And this is super important to us, right as a differentiator for very large meetings?</P> <P>00:11:38.500 --&gt; 00:11:39.450<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Hey Jonathan.</P> <P>00:11:40.870 --&gt; 00:11:41.710<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Yeah, what's up Mike?</P> <P>00:11:41.060 --&gt; 00:11:52.550<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Quick quick question. So you said that I sent out to the general public so you're able to do these then for public facing audiences the registration can be public facing.</P> <P>00:11:53.940 --&gt; 00:12:01.700<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And then you could just embed this as a link or whatever to your website, or use it within marketing materials, etc.</P> <P>00:11:58.780 --&gt; 00:11:59.920<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Exactly.</P> <P>00:12:02.290 --&gt; 00:12:03.650<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />That's exactly right, Mike.</P> <P>00:12:03.810 --&gt; 00:12:05.070<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Perfect awesome.</P> <P>00:12:08.880 --&gt; 00:12:12.600<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Nothing like a real time live demonstration.</P> <P>00:12:13.290 --&gt; 00:12:15.570<BR />Pete Anello<BR />With your dog food account, Jonathan.</P> <P>00:12:16.710 --&gt; 00:12:18.480<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I'll just do a little tap dance.</P> <P>00:12:17.480 --&gt; 00:12:19.370<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Everybody knew what dog food is.</P> <P>00:12:19.900 --&gt; 00:12:21.260<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />That's a good point Kendra.</P> <P>00:12:21.360 --&gt; 00:12:32.650<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Yeah, I mean, I think I find most of our customers do know dog food, but dog food is early. Early early teams ring where we have some bits that are a little bit.</P> <P>00:12:33.430 --&gt; 00:12:34.150<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Uhm?</P> <P>00:12:35.330 --&gt; 00:12:38.020<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Under bait, we can say sometimes.</P> <P>00:12:37.120 --&gt; 00:12:38.630<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We call it Canary.</P> <P>00:12:38.610 --&gt; 00:12:38.980<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Sorry.</P> <P>00:12:39.190 --&gt; 00:12:39.740<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:12:40.930 --&gt; 00:12:42.600<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />The Canary in the mine.</P> <P>00:12:43.730 --&gt; 00:12:51.500<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I can't think of a better way to test things out though, then to give access to those technical folks that that definitely.</P> <P>00:12:46.630 --&gt; 00:12:47.010<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:12:47.340 --&gt; 00:12:47.590<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:12:50.670 --&gt; 00:12:51.840<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I gotta see this.</P> <P>00:12:51.440 --&gt; 00:13:24.590<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Yeah, this so there's there's two things that I love about this. One is if you notice it automatically makes your presenters the people you specifically invite presenters and the people who register attendees so you don't have to worry about. You know people coming in hot people coming in with capabilities that they shouldn't have people coming in, you know, blaring their Mike having their video on, etc. You know if you're going to have 780 people on here?</P> <P>00:12:52.100 --&gt; 00:12:52.680<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Test it.</P> <P>00:12:52.290 --&gt; 00:12:52.700<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:13:24.700 --&gt; 00:13:27.130<BR />Pete Anello<BR />You want that joining process to be quiet.</P> <P>00:13:27.990 --&gt; 00:13:38.750<BR />Pete Anello<BR />You know it should essentially be transparent to everyone that you're having hundreds and hundreds of people joining, so this we kind of baked that rating right into it from the get go.</P> <P>00:13:28.910 --&gt; 00:13:29.240<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:13:34.500 --&gt; 00:13:35.120<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:13:38.870 --&gt; 00:13:39.240<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Now.</P> <P>00:13:39.260 --&gt; 00:13:39.660<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:13:39.420 --&gt; 00:13:49.160<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Can you describe each 'cause we have? People who are actually listen going to listen in not see. So can you describe each of the fields options we see here?</P> <P>00:13:51.390 --&gt; 00:14:03.490<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah, so going forward all of these options will allow you to either for webinars or just plain teams meetings. So we've taken all of this capability and moved it right into meetings as well.</P> <P>00:13:51.550 --&gt; 00:13:54.130<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Sure, you want to do that. Jonathan yeah.</P> <P>00:14:04.260 --&gt; 00:14:35.110<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />So I thought that was an interesting point. Yeah, who can bypass the lobby? Right now? I've set it to everyone. There's nothing worse than having to let everybody in, you know, hundreds of people let in, and that could be a sort of a long process. But what I'm doing is I'm letting every bypass the lobby. I'm going to mute their microphone and I'm going to disable their video. No distractions. Like Michael said, jump in right? There's no excess chatter. I don't have to sort of mute everybody, and this really allows me to get down.</P> <P>00:14:06.180 --&gt; 00:14:06.200<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:14:06.430 --&gt; 00:14:06.850<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Hello.</P> <P>00:14:35.160 --&gt; 00:14:39.850<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />And actually have a really dynamic well orchestrated webinar.</P> <P>00:14:40.830 --&gt; 00:14:41.400<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:14:42.520 --&gt; 00:14:53.990<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />And the one of my favorite new features were chord automatically. So whenever an organizer a person starts the meeting, it already starts my recording. So I never forget.</P> <P>00:14:54.650 --&gt; 00:14:59.780<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Who's got that meeting? I'm going to record that for Prosperity Kendra, you've got a question.</P> <P>00:15:00.060 --&gt; 00:15:12.350<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />I do, what about chat? Sometimes when I'm on our Microsoft calls, our leadership calls, I notice that the that the chat is disabled. What happens here in this use case?</P> <P>00:15:13.100 --&gt; 00:15:42.230<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Well, I get to have a lot of control here, right? So I can control it by allowing it totally disabled, so that way I'm not seeing any Chad this is just purely sort of like a live event without meeting all of the live event capabilities. And here I can just disable that chat so I'm not seeing a lot of activity in that pain. It's disabled so it would be really a one to many. And I de love that feature. That way you're not seeing all the chat as necessary or just in the meeting only or enable.</P> <P>00:15:26.800 --&gt; 00:15:27.150<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Uh huh.</P> <P>00:15:35.650 --&gt; 00:15:35.980<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:15:42.340 --&gt; 00:15:52.550<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />So I've got a couple of options here as well as I could stop any reactions right? Like we don't know emojis, so if you really wanted to be a hard, you know.</P> <P>00:15:44.260 --&gt; 00:15:44.710<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Great.</P> <P>00:15:53.330 --&gt; 00:15:55.010<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />You can disable that as well.</P> <P>00:15:56.810 --&gt; 00:15:58.600<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />But we're all about collaboration.</P> <P>00:15:59.390 --&gt; 00:16:00.430<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Exactly.</P> <P>00:15:59.760 --&gt; 00:16:15.170<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Yeah, if your message is really meant to be one directional right, you can turn all of these things off because you're you're trying to broadcast a message to a larger audience. But if you want that collaboration, you want that feedback, then you're going to have.</P> <P>00:16:04.460 --&gt; 00:16:04.890<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:16:16.270 --&gt; 00:16:21.350<BR />Pete Anello<BR />I mean I, I love being able to do emotions during a meeting. We we use them.</P> <P>00:16:21.970 --&gt; 00:16:26.160<BR />Pete Anello<BR />You know, claps and thumbs up and hearts and raised hands all the time.</P> <P>00:16:26.730 --&gt; 00:16:27.320<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:16:26.770 --&gt; 00:16:27.340<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And I.</P> <P>00:16:26.840 --&gt; 00:16:54.200<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />I I like the options, I just to be able to do. Sometimes there are times where you're just trying to blast a message out, or you're trying to do some training and you don't have time for feedback or you don't have time to. You know, give people the the collaboration time that you want. Maybe in another use case, but the option mix is fabulous. That's that's going to be like a game changer for people that want one place to do whatever they need. However, they need it to be done.</P> <P>00:16:55.340 --&gt; 00:17:24.810<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />And what I'm showing now is actually the registration form. This is the fill it out registration form. So I've got the first name and email and you'll see all of that, and when I'm done, I register and soon as that happens, I'll get the ICS file. I'll get a nice email back from Microsoft with the calendar invite I just opened up hit save. Now I've got my ready to go and I've got it in my outlook calendar for the next important meeting you've got coming up. So I think this is a great solution.</P> <P>00:16:57.660 --&gt; 00:16:57.680<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:17:27.850 --&gt; 00:17:59.100<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Something else too. I really like to highlight what we do better. I have dabbled every single meeting platform you can think of. I've used it. You name it, none of them create a way to interact with the presenter. None of them do it as well as Microsoft. Microsoft Teams. For example, when Kendra had her question, it's so clear to be able to see that oftentimes that's hidden off somewhere and not viewable, or when everyone chooses to.</P> <P>00:17:59.380 --&gt; 00:18:12.280<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />You know, clap. You can see the clapping going all over the place and the presenter gets real life feedback. I love how Microsoft Teams does that. It's better than any of the others, and as a presenter that's so important to me.</P> <P>00:18:08.590 --&gt; 00:18:08.910<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Uh huh.</P> <P>00:18:12.930 --&gt; 00:18:18.400<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, 'cause we're not in front of people. We can't read their body language. We need something back.</P> <P>00:18:18.260 --&gt; 00:18:18.740<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:18:19.020 --&gt; 00:18:21.790<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />See exactly I love that.</P> <P>00:18:19.350 --&gt; 00:18:29.750<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, I'm doing it. The reason I even I even started using it. I notice that Mike was, you know, doing the hands up. Hey I have a question. I have a question I thought oh I'm gonna use that new feature.</P> <P>00:18:19.650 --&gt; 00:18:20.440<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Exactly.</P> <P>00:18:31.930 --&gt; 00:18:38.780<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Exactly I I really like how it works on our PC. Look at that. Don't don't you all just feel the love with all these claps?</P> <P>00:18:35.850 --&gt; 00:18:36.360<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:18:37.560 --&gt; 00:18:37.990<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:18:38.880 --&gt; 00:18:39.370<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:18:39.730 --&gt; 00:18:55.250<BR />Pete Anello<BR />I think it's great an not to jump into another topic, but when we do talk about the new presenter mode capabilities in in PowerPoint and I you know anyone who knows me knows that PowerPoint is not my first love.</P> <P>00:18:57.430 --&gt; 00:19:13.710<BR />Pete Anello<BR />It really makes a huge difference when you're presenting PowerPoint over a teams meeting. The new presenter options, because you can actually start the. You can still see you know the the reactions that video had that interaction, the collaboration with people.</P> <P>00:19:15.420 --&gt; 00:19:16.690<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Just like sharing it.</P> <P>00:19:17.510 --&gt; 00:19:22.440<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Full screen and then you're kind of blind to almost everything else that's going on in the meeting.</P> <P>00:19:23.290 --&gt; 00:19:24.280<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah, good point.</P> <P>00:19:25.130 --&gt; 00:19:25.650<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Agreed.</P> <P>00:19:25.270 --&gt; 00:19:27.930<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />I want to highlight two other features look.</P> <P>00:19:28.620 --&gt; 00:19:32.530<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Attendance report cool. So when the.</P> <P>00:19:33.190 --&gt; 00:20:04.140<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Webinars done, I can click on the attendance. I'll see who joined when they came when they left, right, how long the meeting was and some very basic information. So I think and you also see Whiteboard, which is something that's popping up new. Plus I could add a bunch of other applications. The next thing I love is look. I've got a way to create an agenda down here so I can just add this agenda, add some additional information I can put. You'll see it's starting to cook up now.</P> <P>00:19:43.300 --&gt; 00:19:43.720<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Do you?</P> <P>00:20:06.970 --&gt; 00:20:11.460<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />An I could put in tasks I can at mention people.</P> <P>00:20:12.090 --&gt; 00:20:13.450<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />And then when I'm done.</P> <P>00:20:14.310 --&gt; 00:20:44.970<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />And everything is come up, everything is now in one note. So we're moving these meeting notes into one note, and then you just go to <A href="#" target="_blank"></A> front slash meetings and you'll see all of your meetings there that you've had, so I can use the agenda. Any notes in any tasks. So we've taken all these rich capabilities. You can see how the OneNote is being created, and I'll have a really good way to set my agenda right? Any follow up notes during the meeting.</P> <P>00:20:44.360 --&gt; 00:20:44.710<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You</P> <P>00:20:45.100 --&gt; 00:20:54.050<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />And maybe I'll assign a task to somebody as an outcome. We're really thinking about meetings and much different experience. We got a lot of meetings every day, every week, every month.</P> <P>00:20:54.760 --&gt; 00:21:05.450<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Outcomes or something? I always see a huge gap on right? We can talk about them, but having follow-ups in execute on them seems to be a gap. And this is one way that we're going to solve that problem.</P> <P>00:21:06.900 --&gt; 00:21:07.850<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I love that.</P> <P>00:21:08.170 --&gt; 00:21:08.730<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Me too.</P> <P>00:21:09.410 --&gt; 00:21:13.540<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I mean and that speaks to the platform no one else is going to be able to do this.</P> <P>00:21:15.080 --&gt; 00:21:40.660<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah yeah, I agree. Yeah with this capability baked in right neeser and so you'll start to see all of this now for every meeting doesn't have to be a webinar, just want you to make sure that's understood. It can be any just plain teams meeting with two or three to 500,000. So keep on going so pretty exciting. That's, you know that's being rolled out immediately so everybody should be able to take advantage of it. Now start hosting your own webinars.</P> <P>00:21:41.070 --&gt; 00:21:41.780<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Kendra.</P> <P>00:21:42.230 --&gt; 00:21:43.490<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />just to reiterate.</P> <P>00:21:42.550 --&gt; 00:21:52.550<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Hi, another question from Kendra. I I saw a what did I see live webinar or something? When you click the drop down arrow for the webcast?</P> <P>00:21:51.700 --&gt; 00:21:51.830<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:21:52.120 --&gt; 00:21:52.410<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:21:53.260 --&gt; 00:21:54.250<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />What's the difference?</P> <P>00:21:56.500 --&gt; 00:22:02.100<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Uh, you mean for my team meeting, so between meeting.</P> <P>00:22:00.860 --&gt; 00:22:10.000<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah yeah, when you started, yeah, when you started this web at our option, you click the down arrow on the right Navigation Pane. Yep, new meeting.</P> <P>00:22:04.460 --&gt; 00:22:04.890<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:22:08.050 --&gt; 00:22:08.530<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:22:10.510 --&gt; 00:22:11.590<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yep, services.</P> <P>00:22:13.760 --&gt; 00:22:14.630<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Come on.</P> <P>00:22:16.130 --&gt; 00:22:18.010<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Feed feed the mice.</P> <P>00:22:18.710 --&gt; 00:22:25.360<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Nothing better than a live demo. Yeah, live event. What's the difference between the live event and the webinar?</P> <P>00:22:19.180 --&gt; 00:22:19.930<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />There you go.</P> <P>00:22:19.320 --&gt; 00:22:19.460<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:22:20.920 --&gt; 00:22:21.490<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:22:25.640 --&gt; 00:22:54.970<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Well, lot of that is really a one to many right? I'm not going to get the rich features like you know the the two way dialogue right? If I have a question through the pain, I just send my question. We've got somebody who can moderate it. Maybe it's a question that's be good for what everybody. Somebody might reply back and then post it back. And it's really meant for large town halls, whereas the webinar is much more interactive and we can scale.</P> <P>00:22:44.880 --&gt; 00:22:45.190<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />OK.</P> <P>00:22:53.960 --&gt; 00:22:54.350<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Oh</P> <P>00:22:56.320 --&gt; 00:22:58.800<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Pete, how big in live events now? Or Michael?</P> <P>00:22:59.490 --&gt; 00:23:02.160<BR />Pete Anello<BR />right now it's 20,000 till the end of the year.</P> <P>00:23:02.230 --&gt; 00:23:29.450<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Unless unless you get live events assistance, in which case they can scale. Scale it up. I mean, technically it's all those spill over or based on Azure Media services, so it's the same tech that runs the Olympics, the World Cup, the largest two largest single largest recurring events on the planet for streaming are those an.</P> <P>00:23:04.680 --&gt; 00:23:06.600<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Unless it's an assisted live event.</P> <P>00:23:07.280 --&gt; 00:23:07.810<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:23:29.540 --&gt; 00:24:01.080<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's on the same exact backbone, so while we cap it, you know at 10,000 and if you use live events assistance, they can in the background just crank it up to 100,000. Cap that from a technical standpoint that's not even beginning to strain the system right? They could. They could ratchet that up to 1,000,000 if they want it, but obviously there's cost associated, so we do that, but I just want to add one other thing 'cause I've been talking.</P> <P>00:23:50.440 --&gt; 00:23:50.990<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Wow.</P> <P>00:24:01.510 --&gt; 00:24:17.280<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />About this exact topic Kendra I keep getting asked that, and one of the real differentials, Jeff differentiators I see between the web and R, which is really anybody who knows how to run a teams meeting can run a webinar.</P> <P>00:24:05.800 --&gt; 00:24:06.300<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:24:17.980 --&gt; 00:24:49.760<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />In a live event is 1. There's domain expertise around broadcasting and the other is typically if you're doing a live event of polished corporate, you know that one or few. To many. It's it's a highly polished and you're using external encoders, right? So feeding that in? And that's a that's a whole different ball game then hey, I'm running teams. Let me share my desktop. Let me so it is a bit different. That way it's so structured versus.</P> <P>00:24:31.350 --&gt; 00:24:32.480<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />What are they?</P> <P>00:24:41.690 --&gt; 00:24:42.110<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />OK.</P> <P>00:24:45.910 --&gt; 00:24:46.210<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />OK.</P> <P>00:24:50.590 --&gt; 00:24:51.120<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You know?</P> <P>00:24:52.530 --&gt; 00:24:53.160<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Anybody?</P> <P>00:24:52.650 --&gt; 00:25:10.630<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, now I think that's a great explanation in the power BI world. I work an awful lot with customers that have center of excellence is around business intelligence, and in my mind Derek. I'm thinking about you. I'm not going to say what company you're working at, but I'm thinking of you right here.</P> <P>00:25:02.680 --&gt; 00:25:02.760<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:25:12.170 --&gt; 00:25:41.380<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />That I definitely see those centers of excellence using that web and R feature to host for large scale training and education and awareness opportunities that they probably had to do manually and piece meal before. I love the interaction, the options, the notes, the tagging. I think that's going to just go crazy an I am going to turn after this call and talk to Derek about this feature. 'cause I know he's going to want to run with it.</P> <P>00:25:41.740 --&gt; 00:25:42.180<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:25:43.100 --&gt; 00:25:43.830<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Thinking of you.</P> <P>00:25:43.290 --&gt; 00:25:43.760<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Awesome.</P> <P>00:25:43.330 --&gt; 00:25:53.220<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />And I think Michael this does a nice job, right? Laying out sort of the differentiation between meetings, webinars and live events.</P> <P>00:25:46.800 --&gt; 00:25:47.190<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:25:54.650 --&gt; 00:25:55.170<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />It is good.</P> <P>00:25:54.800 --&gt; 00:25:55.250<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />That's great.</P> <P>00:25:55.470 --&gt; 00:25:57.690<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah it does. It does a great job.</P> <P>00:25:59.670 --&gt; 00:26:00.180<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:26:00.810 --&gt; 00:26:09.800<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Right, so here is 10,000 right up till 20,000 an with live events assistance up to I thought I saw 100,000.</P> <P>00:26:10.560 --&gt; 00:26:18.040<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's through the live events assistance, yeah. And then that advanced production with RTMP. That's really that external encoder.</P> <P>00:26:11.010 --&gt; 00:26:11.540<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Ah.</P> <P>00:26:18.680 --&gt; 00:26:19.350<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:26:19.920 --&gt; 00:26:20.380<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:26:21.340 --&gt; 00:26:45.590<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />So this is a good differentiation right in these sort of comparisons and what you're getting right? So this is a little bit old, but you'll see that things are now being released. You know, Q1Q2 custom layouts, presenters between the webinars and the live events, so this really gives you a nice looking chart. And as Pete mentioned, right? Good for RE 3 E 58385, right?</P> <P>00:26:32.710 --&gt; 00:26:33.010<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:26:46.400 --&gt; 00:26:49.230<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />So webinars is covered in this licensing.</P> <P>00:26:50.530 --&gt; 00:26:51.140<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />That's great.</P> <P>00:26:52.140 --&gt; 00:26:52.850<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Awesome.</P> <P>00:26:54.200 --&gt; 00:26:54.780<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Thank you.</P> <P>00:26:55.390 --&gt; 00:26:56.990<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Anything else folks?</P> <P>00:26:55.630 --&gt; 00:26:57.390<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Yes, it's great. Very exciting.</P> <P>00:26:55.650 --&gt; 00:26:56.130<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Awesome.</P> <P>00:26:58.950 --&gt; 00:27:16.700<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I just want to reiterate something that Pete said earlier is that the web and are functional. You seem today has to be turned on, so if you haven't reached out and hugged your administrator lately, today might be a good day to do that. And if you don't have that available to you, that's easy to reach out talk to.</P> <P>00:27:18.320 --&gt; 00:27:20.050<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Hug your administrator day.</P> <P>00:27:20.210 --&gt; 00:27:21.660<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Hunger administrator day.</P> <P>00:27:21.610 --&gt; 00:27:21.960<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:27:21.660 --&gt; 00:27:23.130<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Your teams administrator.</P> <P>00:27:23.560 --&gt; 00:27:24.110<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />That's right.</P> <P>00:27:27.120 --&gt; 00:27:27.950<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I think that's it.</P> <P>00:27:27.240 --&gt; 00:27:27.890<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Awesome.</P> <P>00:27:27.350 --&gt; 00:27:28.920<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Anything up, Pete, you're muted.</P> <P>00:27:30.480 --&gt; 00:27:42.560<BR />Pete Anello<BR />I got it. Thanks Mike. Both view only meeting. So in the meeting spills over from that 1000 user to 101 to 1001 to 20,000.</P> <P>00:27:43.110 --&gt; 00:27:48.050<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Uh, view only meeting experience that has to be enabled, as does the webinars so.</P> <P>00:27:48.930 --&gt; 00:28:05.930<BR />Pete Anello<BR />The documentation on Microsoft Docs Docs Dot Microsoft is updated, will share the links, but if you just search for view only meeting experience or setup webinars in Microsoft Teams should be one of the first hits that you get.</P> <P>00:28:08.170 --&gt; 00:28:08.820<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Awesome.</P> <P>00:28:09.790 --&gt; 00:28:13.040<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Anything else from anybody that they want to quickly share?</P> <P>00:28:14.720 --&gt; 00:28:15.440<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Well, I think.</P> <P>00:28:14.920 --&gt; 00:28:15.460<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />This is.</P> <P>00:28:16.550 --&gt; 00:28:23.530<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />This has been great. I think next week we will talk about the PowerPoint presenting from within PowerPoint maybe next week if we have time.</P> <P>00:28:17.920 --&gt; 00:28:18.310<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:28:18.110 --&gt; 00:28:18.680<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Thank you.</P> <P>00:28:24.250 --&gt; 00:28:25.030<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Abby called.</P> <P>00:28:25.430 --&gt; 00:28:26.620<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Yep, that's a good one.</P> <P>00:28:25.590 --&gt; 00:28:27.870<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So more stuff to come.</P> <P>00:28:28.450 --&gt; 00:28:39.180<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah so I PowerPoint yes yes, we're going to do that. That's a good one, alright and Kendra, you know what you can embed in PowerPoint?</P> <P>00:28:37.070 --&gt; 00:28:37.490<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:28:40.570 --&gt; 00:28:41.790<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />I don't know what.</P> <P>00:28:42.770 --&gt; 00:28:45.020<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Awesome analytics pieces.</P> <P>00:28:45.740 --&gt; 00:28:47.680<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Power be I I know.</P> <P>00:28:47.960 --&gt; 00:29:02.350<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, so we'll. We'll jump into all that awesome. Well, so I want to thank everybody for joining us today for our mid day cafe. You know whether you're listening to this or watching it on VR?</P> <P>00:29:03.820 --&gt; 00:29:04.120<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Man.</P> <P>00:29:05.360 --&gt; 00:29:36.170<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I can't even talk today, I'm just gonna be a lot weather here. Watching this from the blog today. Or you're listening via podcasting on Apple, iTunes, Spotify, Google podcasts? We are out there, so feel free to take us on the go, but we thank you very much. If you have questions around anything you heard today, you can put it on the post or find all of us on LinkedIn. And finally, if you have suggestions or requests for content you'd like.</P> <P>00:29:06.740 --&gt; 00:29:07.550<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />You got this.</P> <P>00:29:08.270 --&gt; 00:29:08.780<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />You got.</P> <P>00:29:08.940 --&gt; 00:29:09.740<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />The hotel</P> <P>00:29:36.220 --&gt; 00:29:55.580<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />US or others to talk about 'cause we can bring it like we brought Jonathan. He came in as our special guest. They were more than happy to bring in whoever so you know let us know what we can do. We want to serve you. This is for you and your time. And with that this is Mike.</P> <P>00:29:57.310 --&gt; 00:29:57.950<BR />Pete Anello<BR />P.</P> <P>00:30:00.360 --&gt; 00:30:01.170<BR />Jonathan Wynn<BR />Jonathan.</P> <P>00:30:02.150 --&gt; 00:30:02.920<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Sue</P> <P>00:30:04.360 --&gt; 00:30:04.950<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Kendra.</P> <P>00:30:06.090 --&gt; 00:30:13.780<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We already have a great day. Take care and is always inviting you from my hotel in Ohio, Ciao.</P> Tue, 25 May 2021 13:38:14 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-05-25T13:38:14Z Megan Lawrence dives into the positive and negative impacts technology can have on mental health <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>You're watching the Microsoft us health and life sciences, confessions of health geeks podcast, a show that offers Industry Insight from the health geeks and data freaks of the US health and life sciences industry team. I'm your host, Claire Bonaci. For our second podcasts on mental health, Megan Lawrence, our senior accessibility evangelist is back to discuss the duality of how technology is impacting mental health.&nbsp; Hi, Megan. And welcome back to the confessions of health geeks podcast.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Megan Lawrence&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Oh, thank you for having me on. Again. It's such a pleasure</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>of course. So today we're going to dive a little bit into technology and its impact on mental health. Do you mind just explaining what's the State of the Union today for that topic?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Megan Lawrence&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, I mean, the global pandemic has had a real impact on people's mental health. Um, the Center for Disease Control has what they call a household pulse. In January 2019 8% of the American population reported having an anxiety disorder. Last month, it was almost 40% of the American population. And so what we begin to see is that the disability community is growing due to the global pandemic. And in fact, it's people with diagnosed mental health conditions. That's the fastest growing community that we see today.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Wow, that those numbers are staggering. I honestly, I would have never guessed that. So clearly, this is almost the second pandemic that's going on under underneath the first pandemic. So this is something that needs to be addressed. I've heard you talk about the blast zone a little bit. What do we need to know about that today to be effective tomorrow? What do you want to say about the blast zone?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Megan Lawrence&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, I mean, I couldn't agree with you more that, you know, many healthcare professionals are calling mental health this the second pandemic. Um, so what we see in research today is that over the last year, people have been living really with a lot of uncertainty and potentially trauma, but that what we begin to see emerging from healthcare professionals, is that it's really year two, and year three, where we begin to see things like post traumatic stress and anxiety really on setting as we begin to move through this next transition on from the global pandemic. And so I often describe it as that blast zone, not to scare people, but to help people understand that if next year is hard, that's okay. Because this is part of what a sustained recovery actually looks like for us.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>That's so interesting to hear. Because I do think, you know, the first part of the pandemic, I look back on it, I just think, Oh, well, wasn't that bad. I got through it, it really the resilience kind of comes out. But then when I think about sometimes it's, it's harder now, if I think, am I weaker now? Am I becoming softer? but really, it probably is just the blast zone that sometimes it does get harder year two, year three into an issue or into a traumatic event.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Megan Lawrence&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, and I also think that, you know, this is this is fluid. And so sometimes we may feel I know, for me living with a permanent mental health disability, sometimes I have an incredibly hard week, right, and then I'll have two really good days, and then I'll have a really hard afternoon. And so you know, this does ebb and flow. And I think that's another thing too, you know, to remind the listeners is that it's completely normal to have spikes in symptoms or feelings where you might be kind of like, I'm kind of off or kind of blah today, and recognizing those and not being ashamed. But just recognizing that's part of who we are.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Again, that's this part of normalizing mental health, especially mental health in the workplace. So we often hear that technology or or better yet too much technology can lead to serious health conditions like depression, what is the role of technology today and impacting our mental health? Both both positively and negatively?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Megan Lawrence&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, I mean, technology has a dual role to play, right? Um, we see that always being connected, always being on can certainly cause mental health conditions. And it can make symptoms, you know, worse potentially, for people like myself that live with a long term mental health, disability, and even sometimes something that can be so positive like gaming, especially over the last year as a way to connect and be on you know, in a virtual community. We now see that gaming addiction has been identified as a mental health condition, right? So we've got this duality happening, but I actually really believe that technology can be positive. I know I've continued to see my therapist through telehealth medicine. That has been an absolute game changer for me as all of us were staying at home. I also even see tools in our own Microsoft products. So Viva analytics. I love it. It gives me this like purple square when I don't get back on line after hours, right? really rewarding me and helping me keep track and honestly keep myself honest, to create those get great boundaries. One last thing that I will say just because it was in the news yesterday, which was you know, Satya talking about the importance of breaks literally those five to 15 minutes where you stand up, you drink water, right you stretch, maybe you pet a dog or a cat. And now outlook is helping automate that. So as it creates meetings, it's automatically creating those breaks. So that's some of the ways that I see technology, automating and helping us build that better behavior that we all need want to maintain mental health and well being,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>you hit the nail on the head there with the duality, that it is a double edged sword, you know, being able to use technology for the good, whether that's telehealth or just those, those meditation apps and everything, just being at the touch of our fingers on our cell phones, but also too much can also be a bad thing. And that's why I do appreciate that we can take those five or 10 minute breaks or build some of that into our schedules. So what do you think the role of technology will be in three to five years and supporting people in their mental health journey? How do you think it will evolve?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Megan Lawrence&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>You know, I mentioned this the last time we're together, but I'm gonna say it again, because I think it's so important. And it's data, right? It is all about being able to collect data about people with disabilities doing it in an ethical way, and making sure that people understand the types of data that they're sharing, and that they do that willingly. And thinking about that intersectionality of data, you know, between disability and things like race and at the intersection and lgbtqi Plus, because AI will empower and power so much of our technology, including mental health apps that all of us, you know, have on our phone, but it really requires us as a technology company and as a society to be stewards of that data to make sure we create culturally competent experiences that really support people.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Exactly. So again, thank you so much, Megan, for being part of the podcast. I had so much fun talking to you about mental health and I look forward to having you on again.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Megan Lawrence&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Oh, that is fantastic. And as your mental health advocate, everybody, remember to breathe throughout your day. It is a great way to reduce stress and just get oxygen into the system that helps everybody pay more attention. So take that break and get a breath.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Thank you all for watching. Please feel free to leave us questions or comments below and check back soon for more content from the HLS industry team.</P> Thu, 20 May 2021 15:23:00 GMT clairebonaci 2021-05-20T15:23:00Z MidDay Café Episode 10 – Microsoft Teams Large Events and Microsoft Teams for Home <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" alt="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" /></span>Microsoft Teams steals the spotlight in this week’s MidDay Café podcast. First up the panel discusses the release of Microsoft Teams Large Events (Webinars) and what it brings to large organizations. The panel closes out with a discussion of the newly announced Microsoft Teams for Home and its features for bring together friends and family.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Resources: </STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Introducing Webinars in Microsoft Teams: Easy, professional webinars to engage customers - Microsoft 365 Blog</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams Webinar Guide</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Use Teams with Friends and Family | Microsoft Teams</A></LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Keep up to date with MidDay Café:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The MidDay Café Blog Board</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the MidDay Café YouTube Playlist</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Audio Podcast Subscriptions</LI> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Audio Podcast RSS Feed</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Anchor</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Spotify</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Apple Podcasts</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Google Podcasts</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Pocket Casts</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Radio Public</A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> </UL> <P><EM>Thanks for visiting –&nbsp;Michael Gannotti&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>LinkedIn</EM></A><EM>&nbsp;|&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>Twitter&nbsp;</EM></A></P> <P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="me - Copy.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="me - Copy.jpg" alt="Michael Gannotti" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Michael Gannotti</span></span></EM></P> <P>Session Auto Transcript:</P> <P>00:00:00.000 --&gt; 00:00:24.500<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And welcome to mid day Cafe episode 10. This Monday, 5/17/2021. Today we're going to be discussing Microsoft Teams large meetings as well as Microsoft Teams for home. I want to welcome our panelists to the podcast today, so if we can start with Scott and we'll kind of do a round Robin Scott, you want to introduce yourself.</P> <P>00:00:25.890 --&gt; 00:00:30.920<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Sure, I'm Scott warm teams techno technical specialist here with it off and life Sciences.</P> <P>00:00:31.860 --&gt; 00:00:34.130<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Excellent and Sue.</P> <P>00:00:34.870 --&gt; 00:00:42.100<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I see wenzel. I am also a teams technical specialist on the team with these crazy cats. Happy to be here.</P> <P>00:00:43.030 --&gt; 00:00:46.160<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And last but never least, Pete.</P> <P>00:00:47.620 --&gt; 00:00:54.170<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Pete Anello, I'm also a teams technical specialist within the healthcare or on the East, so.</P> <P>00:00:54.820 --&gt; 00:00:57.390<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Raw Royal peers and in this together.</P> <P>00:00:58.790 --&gt; 00:01:16.390<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And I'm your host Michael Gannotti, and I'm the same as them, so we're all the same. We're like the compadres here, so I want to welcome everybody. We have a lot to cover today for mid day Cafe, so why don't you go ahead? Grab your Cup of techno goodness.</P> <P>00:01:16.950 --&gt; 00:01:21.800<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Caffeinate up and let's get ready to ride. So for our first topic.</P> <P>00:01:22.750 --&gt; 00:01:26.150<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We're bringing up this. Why saved you for last, Pete?</P> <P>00:01:27.000 --&gt; 00:01:37.790<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's now you go. First we're going to bring up Mr. Pete and now low to talk about large meetings and what they are and why you want to know.</P> <P>00:01:29.090 --&gt; 00:01:29.600<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:01:39.380 --&gt; 00:01:39.620<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:01:39.770 --&gt; 00:01:40.620<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Thanks, Mike.</P> <P>00:01:41.910 --&gt; 00:02:12.570<BR />Pete Anello<BR />We announced last week we've been talking about it for a long time in our customers have been really anxious, you know, chomping at the bit for large meeting, support for pretty much as long as I can remember. We finally committed to it, and we've been waiting patiently, almost day by day, week by week, and ultimately it led to on the 11th. We announced that large meeting support was rolling out within teams within the Web, and R space so.</P> <P>00:02:12.950 --&gt; 00:02:21.220<BR />Pete Anello<BR />That's a interactive meeting up to 1000 participants and then it can scale up to 10,000.</P> <P>00:02:17.400 --&gt; 00:02:17.790<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Well, well.</P> <P>00:02:19.000 --&gt; 00:02:20.470<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Woah woah woah.</P> <P>00:02:21.890 --&gt; 00:02:23.600<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Whoa, how many?</P> <P>00:02:24.200 --&gt; 00:02:25.150<BR />Pete Anello<BR />1000</P> <P>00:02:26.920 --&gt; 00:02:29.360<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I just had to do that 'cause.</P> <P>00:02:28.810 --&gt; 00:02:32.470<BR />Pete Anello<BR />is that did I? Is that what I said or did I say something else?</P> <P>00:02:31.400 --&gt; 00:02:36.940<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yes, because but a lot of folks have no idea. We were rolling that out.</P> <P>00:02:31.760 --&gt; 00:02:32.060<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />He's</P> <P>00:02:32.180 --&gt; 00:02:32.720<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />shop.</P> <P>00:02:38.690 --&gt; 00:02:50.870<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Yeah, a lot of our customers a lot of my customers hound me almost weekly on when this feature is coming out, but many may not know that it is coming out. But yeah, 1000.</P> <P>00:02:51.500 --&gt; 00:02:55.920<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Active participants and then it has the ability to scale.</P> <P>00:02:57.490 --&gt; 00:03:28.350<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Additional night an additional 19,000 participants to be view only, so that's 20,000 users can be within a web web and are the first thousand are interacting just like the four of us are here. You know. Obviously you want presenter attendee controls and policies in place, but it can scale up to 20,000 and those additional people will be able to experience that webinar, but interview only capacity.</P> <P>00:03:29.940 --&gt; 00:03:35.030<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That is awesome. Comments questions from the Gallery here.</P> <P>00:03:37.890 --&gt; 00:03:38.780<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's quiet.</P> <P>00:03:39.260 --&gt; 00:03:46.590<BR />Pete Anello<BR />I want to test one. It's hard, it's hard to get a test of those together 'cause not many of us know 1000 people that can.</P> <P>00:03:47.580 --&gt; 00:03:52.220<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Or 1002 who can help on a call at a specific time?</P> <P>00:03:52.580 --&gt; 00:03:52.780<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:03:52.680 --&gt; 00:03:52.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:03:52.830 --&gt; 00:03:53.110<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:03:53.970 --&gt; 00:03:54.900<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />No, you're right.</P> <P>00:03:55.630 --&gt; 00:04:21.640<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Stand up, but some of the things oh I thought was interesting. Not only the scale but the controls that it brings in some of the features that I actually have a meeting right after this to talk about this with the customer because they want to do like for certain events and stuff they want to have a registration page you want to track and do all that. So anybody want to speak to that piece?</P> <P>00:04:23.570 --&gt; 00:04:25.070<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You may be educate me.</P> <P>00:04:26.940 --&gt; 00:04:34.550<BR />Pete Anello<BR />I mean, you definitely have the ability to register the Wet Wet web and are now put in specific questions and.</P> <P>00:04:31.150 --&gt; 00:04:31.350<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:04:35.500 --&gt; 00:04:47.400<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Fields that are required to answer and then when that webinars over there's there's a report that you can run to see you know who joined when they joined, how long they joined for.</P> <P>00:04:48.560 --&gt; 00:05:01.780<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Nice so all that tracking capability. How about some of the advanced controls that it kind of brings front and center around the because thousand people can be. That's a lot of interactive people.</P> <P>00:05:02.470 --&gt; 00:05:03.140<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:05:02.590 --&gt; 00:05:07.850<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right, So what are some of the things you seen that it does with that?</P> <P>00:05:09.070 --&gt; 00:05:25.080<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Yeah, so it's important that you know when you are going to have an event like that to identify who's gonna be your you know presenters or your you know. And who's going to be your attendees and identify them out of the gate.</P> <P>00:05:24.560 --&gt; 00:05:24.580<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:05:25.710 --&gt; 00:05:54.590<BR />Pete Anello<BR />At that point, you know you can do things like hard mute, everyone, hard mute peoples cameras, right? So you know thousand people. You might only want a specific group of people to be able to show their camera because of just the sheer volume. So those controls are there and there is some thought that needs to go into manage in an event that size. And having those sort of pre defined roles ahead of time is important.</P> <P>00:05:36.550 --&gt; 00:05:36.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:05:56.980 --&gt; 00:06:03.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, I think for when I looked at it, for me it was the the really cool thing we've got. We've had meetings.</P> <P>00:06:04.580 --&gt; 00:06:05.690<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right, forever.</P> <P>00:06:07.970 --&gt; 00:06:12.810<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />He's going to attend to the Weed, Wacker disappeared into the jungle. There he goes.</P> <P>00:06:08.460 --&gt; 00:06:08.810<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:06:13.700 --&gt; 00:06:14.590<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Sorry.</P> <P>00:06:14.160 --&gt; 00:06:29.020<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But you know, we've had the meetings forever. We have live events, which is a very controlled experience, typically delivered by people with domain expertise around webcast. But this kind of fall squarely in the middle of those two.</P> <P>00:06:30.360 --&gt; 00:06:50.790<BR />Pete Anello<BR />It brings them together, right? It's like Reeses peanut buttercup, right? Like 2 great taste it. You just have it all in one right there. So and then it gives you flexibility. You know where before with the smaller meeting limit. You know you might not expect to hit that target and then you do, and you're kind of like stuck.</P> <P>00:06:41.120 --&gt; 00:06:41.590<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:06:51.310 --&gt; 00:06:51.860<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh-huh</P> <P>00:06:51.480 --&gt; 00:06:56.190<BR />Pete Anello<BR />This allows it to be elastic, so you don't. You don't have to worry as much.</P> <P>00:06:52.780 --&gt; 00:06:52.800<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:06:57.210 --&gt; 00:07:17.510<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />yeah I I think it's great. It's a you got those controls you have the you know the big thing with setting the mute and unmute and we've played with it a bit where you know setting up that meeting an you can have them already pre muted so they join the audio video working but then you have the ability.</P> <P>00:07:18.210 --&gt; 00:07:23.050<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />To release that so if they you know if they say in chat and you want to have them speak.</P> <P>00:07:24.000 --&gt; 00:07:28.610<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's all presenter controlled, and that's pretty awesome.</P> <P>00:07:29.840 --&gt; 00:07:40.230<BR />Pete Anello<BR />So one of the things that they put it in the announcement last week was a getting started guide for teams webinars where it covers all these things in details.</P> <P>00:07:38.180 --&gt; 00:07:38.610<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Nice.</P> <P>00:07:40.480 --&gt; 00:07:40.970<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh-huh</P> <P>00:07:42.470 --&gt; 00:07:49.170<BR />Pete Anello<BR />We can share it at the end, but it's aka Ms slash teams web and R slash guide.</P> <P>00:07:49.930 --&gt; 00:07:50.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />so what's that again?</P> <P>00:07:50.000 --&gt; 00:07:50.350<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:07:51.930 --&gt; 00:07:53.830<BR />Pete Anello<BR />AKA dot Ms.</P> <P>00:07:54.920 --&gt; 00:07:56.960<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Slash teams web and R.</P> <P>00:07:58.210 --&gt; 00:07:59.530<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Slash guide.</P> <P>00:07:59.910 --&gt; 00:08:01.000<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Slash guide.</P> <P>00:08:02.470 --&gt; 00:08:12.130<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Cool, yeah, we'll definitely will share the link in the post afterwards. Anybody else been seeing discussion? People asking for this kind of stuff?</P> <P>00:08:13.210 --&gt; 00:08:14.520<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Some use cases.</P> <P>00:08:18.490 --&gt; 00:08:29.550<BR />Pete Anello<BR />One of the earliest. An first, an probably one of the more valid use cases I heard of early on, was from one of our provider customers.</P> <P>00:08:27.090 --&gt; 00:08:27.110<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:08:30.200 --&gt; 00:08:36.310<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Who has clinics over 20,000 clinics in the US and clinics across the globe?</P> <P>00:08:37.470 --&gt; 00:08:38.310<BR />Pete Anello<BR />They.</P> <P>00:08:39.120 --&gt; 00:08:44.850<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Cooperate with one another when there are disasters and catastrophes worldwide.</P> <P>00:08:45.990 --&gt; 00:09:16.770<BR />Pete Anello<BR />You know, so there may be severely plugging in a certain part of the Saphir flooding in certain parts of the country and things like sterilized gloves, equipment like that, some basic fundamental provisions are ruined so they work as a cooperative and they have essentially these very long 1220 hour calls that go on that can sometimes have 100 to 800 people on him.</P> <P>00:08:59.860 --&gt; 00:09:00.290<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:09:16.940 --&gt; 00:09:27.470<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Where it's essentially like a freed live auctioneers block, right like hey, we have a design disaster on X. We need XY and Z. Who has it?</P> <P>00:09:28.310 --&gt; 00:09:28.750<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Wow.</P> <P>00:09:28.390 --&gt; 00:09:42.730<BR />Pete Anello<BR />Uh, so their their main thing was we don't know when they're coming in there. We don't know when their joining, but it can get very large and we're talking about a disaster situation, right? So we can think about a lot of stuff. We just need to be able to spin it up.</P> <P>00:09:44.100 --&gt; 00:09:51.190<BR />Pete Anello<BR />And I thought that was a really solid use case, and we brought that back to engineering. Probably like 3, three and a half years ago.</P> <P>00:09:52.910 --&gt; 00:09:53.540<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Is the one.</P> <P>00:09:53.130 --&gt; 00:09:57.360<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Very cool that is need anything from anybody else.</P> <P>00:09:58.240 --&gt; 00:09:58.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />On this.</P> <P>00:10:01.180 --&gt; 00:10:05.690<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />One day you won't be able to shut me up one day, alright?</P> <P>00:10:04.980 --&gt; 00:10:14.880<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's alright, and I see Scott. He's been like reading over our next topic intently. 'cause it just released like Scott, are you there?</P> <P>00:10:10.850 --&gt; 00:10:11.720<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah he is.</P> <P>00:10:21.230 --&gt; 00:10:22.530<BR />Scott Moore<BR />They teams for home.</P> <P>00:10:23.250 --&gt; 00:10:46.190<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So this is now a consumer version of teams that we have out there today where anyone with an email address they can register and they can download teams with that identity. So you can now use teams features you know associated with that identity so you can instant message you can peer to peer call, you can have meetings, well, peer to peer meetings that is.</P> <P>00:10:47.830 --&gt; 00:10:56.280<BR />Scott Moore<BR />But there's it. It does definitely extends all these capabilities now and through the consumer space. You know there's even some use cases out there where you can assign task.</P> <P>00:10:56.880 --&gt; 00:11:15.390<BR />Scott Moore<BR />In a shared To Do List in teams, you can even do instant polling. So you could you know schedule a pole with the participants in the in that perpetual chat and say hey, what do you guys wanna do this weekend? You guys want to go camping or you know go to the race track or.</P> <P>00:11:16.090 --&gt; 00:11:27.140<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Or whatever you know you can do those type of things inside of teams you know in the consumer you know version you can schedule and share meeting invites there. That really opens up a lot of different capabilities.</P> <P>00:11:27.820 --&gt; 00:11:31.990<BR />Scott Moore<BR />It's really cool 'cause it you know some of the use cases that are being shown in the public website.</P> <P>00:11:33.330 --&gt; 00:11:42.670<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Or really around, you know, giving it to your kids, you know and using that as a as a communications. You know mechanism with your kids. Everybody has their own teams identity.</P> <P>00:11:43.250 --&gt; 00:11:48.770<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Yeah, you can keep track of your kids you know. Assign them to clean their room. Wash the dishes.</P> <P>00:11:49.580 --&gt; 00:11:54.980<BR />Scott Moore<BR />You know, and they can keep keep track of them there. So it's really interesting.</P> <P>00:11:50.380 --&gt; 00:11:51.320<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Somebody is thinking.</P> <P>00:11:55.420 --&gt; 00:12:00.900<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I think it's a lot of value to. You can have an hour long call with up to 100 people.</P> <P>00:11:55.550 --&gt; 00:11:56.010<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Well.</P> <P>00:12:01.110 --&gt; 00:12:01.420<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Wow.</P> <P>00:12:02.000 --&gt; 00:12:09.150<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So, and this is all free. And then if it's a 101 furry free.</P> <P>00:12:05.540 --&gt; 00:12:06.390<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Wait, how much?</P> <P>00:12:09.790 --&gt; 00:12:11.210<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Free, free, free free.</P> <P>00:12:09.870 --&gt; 00:12:10.410<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Free.</P> <P>00:12:11.600 --&gt; 00:12:29.480<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And then if it's a one on one up to 24 hours, I don't. There's not a soul out there. I would want to talk to you for 24 hours, but it's there. It's it's in there and Pete posted the link at 12:15. If you all want to scroll up and take a look that's a nice public link, send it out to your friends and family and check it out.</P> <P>00:12:30.240 --&gt; 00:12:45.000<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, will include that in the post as well. One of the other things I thought was interesting so you can register with that email right and download that. And I like the scenario or talking about with you know parents and kids.</P> <P>00:12:30.250 --&gt; 00:12:30.700<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />It's fun.</P> <P>00:12:45.990 --&gt; 00:12:58.410<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Especially as kids are returning back to school parents going back to work and they are physically disparate. But for the parent, when they go back to work, they're probably using teams.</P> <P>00:12:59.030 --&gt; 00:13:00.950<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Do they gotta download two clients?</P> <P>00:13:03.820 --&gt; 00:13:04.720<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Same client.</P> <P>00:13:04.000 --&gt; 00:13:04.520<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Now.</P> <P>00:13:04.160 --&gt; 00:13:04.700<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So how did it?</P> <P>00:13:05.590 --&gt; 00:13:06.450<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />What do they do?</P> <P>00:13:07.810 --&gt; 00:13:10.510<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, do you want to cover that, Scott?</P> <P>00:13:11.530 --&gt; 00:13:17.020<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Well, that would be the mobile client coming out of the out of your mobile device most likely.</P> <P>00:13:17.740 --&gt; 00:13:18.930<BR />Scott Moore<BR />So Android.</P> <P>00:13:17.880 --&gt; 00:13:38.930<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />That and and they made it so easy to switch between the two profiles, so I I'm sure all of us probably have a personal account and a work account. You know I've had my personal account for awhile, so I don't have to have the app installed twice. I can just switch in between and. I like that I can keep it separate my personal life and my work like I like that and keep that separate.</P> <P>00:13:36.220 --&gt; 00:13:36.450<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:13:36.500 --&gt; 00:13:36.820<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:13:40.400 --&gt; 00:13:53.310<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, I like that being able to add that personal one and then do that flip and it does. It provides a clear you know switch, but you'll still see like the little alerts in the numbers popping up.</P> <P>00:13:53.870 --&gt; 00:13:54.300<BR />Scott Moore<BR />This.</P> <P>00:13:55.080 --&gt; 00:14:03.050<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, I mean to me that's like ideal 'cause you get the separation and then you also get the controls from the enterprise space.</P> <P>00:14:03.770 --&gt; 00:14:17.880<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But the ability you know for to flip to your kids and do stuff from there, and I think that's pretty cool. Anything else that stood out to anybody? Any cool features? I think so you are showing some.</P> <P>00:14:18.980 --&gt; 00:14:25.140<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Oh well, I I was playing around with the standout presentation. I can do that real quick.</P> <P>00:14:24.440 --&gt; 00:14:24.990<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />What's that?</P> <P>00:14:26.590 --&gt; 00:14:29.370<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Let you know what sent you ask. Let me show you.</P> <P>00:14:34.190 --&gt; 00:14:59.960<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So here it is. This is being able to, you know, be like the weather person where I can show up. This is the actual page. See I can point to it, click here. This is the link that Pete posted at 12:15, but what Scott didn't mention is check this out. It's like a live virtual lounge so you can feel like you're actually at a bar with your people. Pretty fun.</P> <P>00:14:48.330 --&gt; 00:14:49.040<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Nice.</P> <P>00:14:59.160 --&gt; 00:14:59.680<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So.</P> <P>00:14:59.400 --&gt; 00:15:00.130<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Together my.</P> <P>00:15:00.610 --&gt; 00:15:10.080<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, so can you go back to that one Seck for those who are on the audio, it's actually looking like kind of like a bar like atmosphere.</P> <P>00:15:03.040 --&gt; 00:15:03.640<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Sure.</P> <P>00:15:11.620 --&gt; 00:15:21.700<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Looks to me like a more personal homie version of that together mode, but focusing more on the friends and family kind of scenario and social.</P> <P>00:15:22.170 --&gt; 00:15:41.100<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I think thanks for spelling it out for listening only people I forgot about that, but yeah, so there's this one. So again, it looks like a bar and everyone sitting at it an when I was with another company an Microsoft came out with the Together mode. I really made fun of it. I was like.</P> <P>00:15:42.080 --&gt; 00:15:53.970<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />You know who's going to deal with that, but then when I came on board and got to actually use the feature, it it doubles my smile. I actually felt like I can't believe it. I fell for it. I felt like I was in the same room with the team.</P> <P>00:15:55.250 --&gt; 00:15:57.680<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Soccer you fell for it.</P> <P>00:15:55.640 --&gt; 00:15:55.960<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />This is.</P> <P>00:15:57.940 --&gt; 00:16:00.100<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Soccer I know and I loved it.</P> <P>00:16:01.860 --&gt; 00:16:24.220<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />The next screen here and if you Scroll down everything Scott talked about is all in this web page. This is showing about how you can do it. Instant poll, hike. Do you guys want to hike or barbecue? Which would be my vote. But anyway so. But also the main reason I'm showing you is because this is the standout mode and it allows me to be more interactive with my presentations.</P> <P>00:16:11.390 --&gt; 00:16:12.230<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />All right?</P> <P>00:16:25.480 --&gt; 00:16:33.980<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Very cool, now we were down below it says organize your life all in one place and I see like a little Excel file icon where they talking about here.</P> <P>00:16:25.730 --&gt; 00:16:26.120<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />It's cool.</P> <P>00:16:30.860 --&gt; 00:16:31.540<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:16:34.100 --&gt; 00:16:57.630<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So there's a dashboard so you got. You can chat. So right now I'm looking. I'm showing a little mock demo of the teams client. There's a chat up at the top or you can hit on the dashboard and the dashboard is where it keeps all your your tasks, your ongoing messages, your calendar, you can keep it all in one place to help you stay organized.</P> <P>00:16:36.610 --&gt; 00:16:36.980<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So.</P> <P>00:17:00.180 --&gt; 00:17:10.230<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Whole thing there is also there says there's a digital safe, so think of that as a collection area for where you can save content that everybody can share and collaborate on.</P> <P>00:17:11.500 --&gt; 00:17:13.340<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, yeah.</P> <P>00:17:11.560 --&gt; 00:17:12.260<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Nice.</P> <P>00:17:13.990 --&gt; 00:17:14.640<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />It's good stuff.</P> <P>00:17:14.080 --&gt; 00:17:14.700<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So.</P> <P>00:17:15.340 --&gt; 00:17:16.740<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Go ahead, I'm sorry.</P> <P>00:17:17.150 --&gt; 00:17:20.530<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, I think. I think we we talked all to it.</P> <P>00:17:20.080 --&gt; 00:17:28.020<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah no, I think that's cool. So I mean it Monday it seems to be teams day today for Monday Monday.</P> <P>00:17:28.370 --&gt; 00:17:31.680<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Teams Day every day. Mike G. Some well now.</P> <P>00:17:30.090 --&gt; 00:17:49.070<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Every day, so we've got the large large meetings. If yeah, if you haven't talked to urithi about him, if you're not seeing him yet, you want to do that, and then the personal one. I think that's great because it gives you a lot of flexibility and.</P> <P>00:17:49.640 --&gt; 00:17:50.080<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:17:50.780 --&gt; 00:18:03.580<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And I would just want to want to the whole single. You know, if we're already using teams, it just makes my life easier that I can now use teams in my personal life as well. We don't. We don't need zoom.</P> <P>00:18:00.690 --&gt; 00:18:01.020<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:18:04.730 --&gt; 00:18:12.500<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />We can just use Microsoft. Yeah yeah, so you know that's out and when I know I I confused you guys, there's no excuse.</P> <P>00:18:04.980 --&gt; 00:18:06.440<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />See what no?</P> <P>00:18:11.480 --&gt; 00:18:11.980<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But</P> <P>00:18:13.170 --&gt; 00:18:26.440<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />yeah, and it's again, you're on a common platform now, right with your family. So all these folks working with teams during the day, now you can have an easy to use common experience for everybody.</P> <P>00:18:13.460 --&gt; 00:18:13.770<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />To.</P> <P>00:18:17.870 --&gt; 00:18:18.350<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:18:26.720 --&gt; 00:18:27.150<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:18:28.140 --&gt; 00:18:33.440<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So any last thoughts call outs by anybody? Anything else going on?</P> <P>00:18:28.340 --&gt; 00:18:28.870<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />That's my.</P> <P>00:18:33.810 --&gt; 00:18:40.150<BR />Scott Moore<BR />I think the the big play here really is around, you know, extending these capabilities into the consumer space you know.</P> <P>00:18:40.850 --&gt; 00:18:41.270<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:18:42.080 --&gt; 00:18:44.410<BR />Scott Moore<BR />That's the biggest thing is really, really cool.</P> <P>00:18:42.220 --&gt; 00:18:42.580<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:18:44.920 --&gt; 00:19:01.850<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I think just to put a shout out there just for topics from our listeners, you know if there's anything you guys want us to cover, we try to share what we've learned in the past five days at work. You know, somehow Mike finds a way to pull it out of us, but what do you all want to hear? Let us know.</P> <P>00:19:01.360 --&gt; 00:19:01.750<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:19:03.320 --&gt; 00:19:23.730<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, absolutely. I mean, this is only our second episode. I mean episode 10. But really, the 2nd of this new format, so we're just finding our way. And as you know, there are topics that are hot buttons for you. Please come to the post at you know. And this is where you'll find the video version an all the resources. So if you're listening.</P> <P>00:19:24.300 --&gt; 00:19:54.150<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Video you know video and resource links you go to AKA dot Ms Slash HLS blog that's AKA dot Ms Slash HLS blog and there you'll be able to find the post. You can make comments. You can leave suggestions. We monitor all that you can also reach out to us on LinkedIn were all on LinkedIn, so feel free to harass all of us, Scott said. He specially appreciates that.</P> <P>00:19:54.360 --&gt; 00:19:58.620<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />When people get him on LinkedIn and you know.</P> <P>00:19:59.220 --&gt; 00:20:03.100<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Find this there and then. Also. Lastly take.</P> <P>00:20:03.690 --&gt; 00:20:28.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />As you start to find some value and things that we're talking about, you can take us on the go. You can find us on Apple, iPod, iTunes. I'm sorry, Apple, iTunes podcasts. Google podcast. An on Spotify. So ran all three of the biggies and you can take mid day cafe on the go with you and we encourage that and let us know what we can do for you. What we can talk about.</P> <P>00:20:29.720 --&gt; 00:20:31.630<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So at that this is Mike.</P> <P>00:20:32.450 --&gt; 00:20:33.390<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Sue Ansel</P> <P>00:20:34.660 --&gt; 00:20:35.510<BR />Scott Moore<BR />Scott Moore</P> <P>00:20:36.220 --&gt; 00:20:37.640<BR />Pete Anello<BR />And Pete anello</P> <P>00:20:38.930 --&gt; 00:20:49.350<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Pete Anello were reading it. We all bid you good day. Have a great day and great rest of the week and will be back this next Monday with mid day Cafe by everyone.</P> <P>00:20:49.800 --&gt; 00:20:50.550<BR />Pete Anello<BR />see you guys.</P> <P>00:20:50.890 --&gt; 00:20:51.460<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />bye.</P> <P>00:20:51.030 --&gt; 00:20:51.430<BR />Scott Moore<BR />yeah.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 17 May 2021 20:42:06 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-05-17T20:42:06Z The power of professional development and support for nurse innovators. <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>You're watching the Microsoft us health and life sciences, confessions of health geeks podcast, a show that offers Industry Insight from the health geeks and data freaks of the US health and life sciences industry team. I'm your host Claire Bonaci. As part of our 2021 nurses week series today guest host Kelly Robke, our chief nursing officer talks with Jennifferr Mancillas, on how more nurses can be at the forefront of creating new innovations in health care.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kelly Robke&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Welcome to the podcast everyone Today I'm super excited to have Jennifrerre Mancillas with us. She's a visionary, innovative RN, and has done a lot of exciting things. So I'm super, super privileged to have her here with us today. And to hear a little bit about her nursing journey. So without further ado, Jennifferre, tell us a little bit about yourself.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Jennifferre Mancillas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Thank you so much for having me Kelly it's an honor to be here and kind of share my story with you. But I am a neonatal ICU nurse at a Valley Children's Health Care in Madera, California so Central California. And I've been a nurse now for about nine-ish years. But love what I do and I landed neonatal just because it's always been a really special part of my heart what I've wanted to do, my sister was a patient once upon a time up at Valley Children's Health Care, and she was born with a cardiac defect. And so we have really strong ties to this children hospital that happens to be right in our backyard, so grateful for them. My sister did end up passing away, but we were always super grateful for the fact that we had the Children's Hospital so close to where we lived. And we it just full circle to be able to care for the same patients or as patients who have a similar story to hers. So love the NiCU, love the babies and really blessed to be where I am. As far as my nursing journey to nursing school, I started out with just an an adn degree, and got a job working with adults and then ended up in the neonatal world and worked with my BSN. And I'm currently in a dual degree program for my Masters to get my MSN and leadership within healthcare systems and my MBA. So really excited about and fulfilling my academic goals you'd say along this journey with my entrepreneurial endeavors. So it's a busy time, but I love it.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kelly Robke&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Well, I'm so excited to hear you share all of that great information. First and foremost, I think we've talked about it before. But perinatal, neonatal health is very close, near and dear to my heart. That's where I started out on the labor and delivery high risk obstetrics side. And I know from working in that realm, that there's a lot of opportunity for innovation. There's a lot of inspiring work that goes on. And it really can leave an impression on you as a nurse starting your career or entering into the profession. But it's also a super cool opportunity to really get to know not only your patients, but also the family because it's such a key essential part. And shout out to you for going back to school. That's super impressive. My sister just completed her adn as her second career she went back for school. So we watched her graduation ceremony virtually this this weekend. And we're super excited to have her enter the profession as well. So I appreciate you sharing your journey and good luck with you on your educational endeavors so important to position nurses as thought leaders but also as executives and and entrepreneurs within healthcare given all of the transformation that's occurring today. So let's jump right into it. I want to just acknowledge that this week is nurses week. And we're super excited about that here at Microsoft. And we know that nurses are always creating solutions on the fly like we were just talking about specific to perinatal, neonatal, but in all areas of care that we work in across the healthcare continuum. Why do you think nurses make good innovators</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Jennifferre Mancillas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I think that's so accurate nurses are phenomenal at coming up with real time solutions for the challenges that we face at the bedside. And I believe that that's attributed in large part to the fact that we're natural empathizers we can understand a problem intimately and are capable of connecting the dots and recognizing how that problem impacts our patients and the care we're able to deliver. And because of that super hot power, that ability to empathize with our patients that really leads us to quickly define the problem. And then ideate implement solutions, but it's always an amazing to me that nurses have been innovating since the beginning of the profession. But it's only really recently that we're naming these clever work arounds as innovation. And but we should have been right. And I'm just so grateful that we're able to sit here and have these conversations that really amplify the value that nurses bring to healthcare innovation, as I believe that as we continue to acknowledge and recognize and encourage nurse led innovation, that the future of healthcare will benefit from it. I think that's I'm looking forward to to really watching that unfold and being able to be a small part of that story. As a champion for other nurse innovators.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kelly Robke&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Absolutely right on, you know, you're talking my language here, kindred spirits, I, I want to just kind of shift because I want to spotlight what you've done, beyond your bedside endeavors. And you are the co founder and COO of Lumify care. And I've been hearing so much about Lumify care in the news, I think you may have just won yet another award. But I wanted to ask you to take some time to explain how you had the idea for Lumify and how you and your colleagues created it. And did you are you involving others beyond nursing in the creation of the product and the solution?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Jennifferre Mancillas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yes, I am co founder COO for lumify care, along with my amazing co founder Anthony scarpone-lambert would love to share a little bit of that story with you. lumify care was actually inspired from a problem that was presented at a hackathon back in 2019. And fall 2019. And my co founder and I were able to kind of take that excitement and momentum that you often find at a hackathon, and move forward to create Lumify care, which is a nurse led startup focused on improving patient experience by providing innovative tools and resources to support frontline health care workers. And the premise for that mission really was that as nurses, we realize that even though hospitals are where you go to heal and recover, that most oftentimes, it's difficult to do that comfortably. And if you or a loved one have ever been in a hospital, you can testify to the fact that it's too loud, it's too bright, there's too many interruptions, but sleep is elusive. But in tandem we're also very aware that frontline health care workers often feel under supported and when we knew that we could do better for our patients and better for each other. So we really set out to work and we spoke with over 1000 nurses and surveyed over 250 more to uncover pain points felt at the bedside. And one that was the most prevalent or stuck out to us the most was that 87% of nurses reported that they struggle to see when providing care to patients in low light or dark environments. And that really resonated to us as being truth because currently we're using penlight or our cell phones or flashlights to illuminate a space. And we knew that we could do better. So we created the nightlight. It's a hands free, wearable led device made specifically for frontline healthcare workers, for nurses, by nurses. And we've been able to optimize the ability frontline healthcare workers to illuminate their workspace in a manner that decreases patient's sleep disturbances on an average of 70%. And so we're not really reinventing the wheel per se, but just reimagining it. And I think lumify care is a great example of how simple and small innovation can lead to impactful change. And we're just super grateful to be able to find a solution to a problem that's felt by both patients and healthcare workers across the globe.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kelly Robke&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>That's awesome. And I'm sitting here just relating to everything you're saying. Because having been a patient and in a hospital inpatient, you don't get any rest between the alarms, the interruptions, you might be having comfort issues. And then when you finally do get to sleep, someone comes in and they're either turning on the light, which is very alarming, or they're struggling. And when you said hands free, I kind of did a silent applause. Because we already need more than two hands in nursing. So having the ability to have light, have minimal interruption allow the patient to get the rest that they need in order to to heal and recover is so essential. There aren't many pathways right now for nurses to bring their ideas or their work arounds. A lot of us know them as work arounds from inception all the way to completion, meaning you're ideating you're developing, you're choosing the best option from multiple scenarios you're implementing, you're educating and getting it commercialized. That's quite a pathway. I'm interested in how you encourage and make more of innovation actionable for nurses and what would you suggest in terms of how do we become a bigger part of innovations or even lead like you're doing the creation of new solutions, what suggestions do you have for our audience?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Jennifferre Mancillas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Absolutely. I think that there are three, three kind of takeaways to answer that question. I mean, the first is, I think it's really important to create a culture within an organization that values newness, but also provides a level of psychological safety or freedom, if you will, to bring those ideas and bring those ideas forward. That's really important because in general, people who feel that their contributions are recognized and supported are automatically in line to feel more engaged. So having an environment that really fosters that mentality is a catalyst for nurses to push their idea forward. But additionally, I think this might be more nurse centric advice. But equally important to reinforce the truth that innovation becomes tangible when you are able to build relationships with others along the way along your journey. So for example, if there's a nurse, who's working within an organization, and they have an amazing idea for a new teaching tool. Next steps would look like determining who in your organization is responsible for disseminating new educational material, and connecting with them to discern what the process is and get feedback on your idea and learn what maybe next steps for implementation or trial would be. And it's those sorts of connections that are able to give an idea momentum and that feeling is really rewarding can often spark action and engagement to continue to innovate for that particular nurse. But when speaking of relationship building, I think it's also important to highlight how important community is to encourage nursing innovation among other nurses. And I know Johnson and Johnson has done a really fantastic job of pouring into the profession by means of I'm creating the nurse innovation fellowship, which I am honored to be a part of the quickfire challenge is the collaboration with Microsoft for the nurse, hack for health. All of those different components really can encourage and elicit more nurses participating and being a part of that innovation process. In organizations like Sonseil for the society of nurse scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders, I think that is another great resource for nurses looking for a community that will support and kind of help them guide through the innovation process, because it's not one size fits all, depending upon what your idea is. But as a nurse, innovator myself within my own organization, and while building lumify care, these communities and supporters and mentors have been invaluable instrumental in helping determine what next steps are or providing resources. And I feel like I'm pouring into these programs and these sorts of organizations that allow nurses to plug in and connect is a fantastic way to encourage nurses to continue to lead new solutions and create an idea and bring it to fruition.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kelly Robke&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>That's amazing. Thanks for walking us through that, Jennifer. I'd like to just give a shout out to the nursing hack for health that's coming up may 14 thru 16th. Like you previously mentioned, Jennifer, we've been talking a lot leading up to nurses week and the hack this year, but it's always a pleasure to talk to you and learn about the new things happening with lumify care, keep on keeping on doing that good work. We're so appreciative of everything you bring to the table as a care provider and as an innovator and as a leader.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Jennifferre Mancillas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Oh, thank you so much for having me. It's a pleasure to be here.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Thank you all for watching. Please feel free to leave us questions or comments below and check back soon for more content from the HLS industry team.</P> Mon, 17 May 2021 15:10:25 GMT clairebonaci 2021-05-17T15:10:25Z Leveraging Virtual Tours Inside of Viva Connections for Back to Work Scenarios – HLS Show Me How <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="HLS Show Me How.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="HLS Show Me How.png" alt="HLS Show Me How.png" /></span>With return to work, and hybrid work becoming a reality, familiarity with physical locations is again coming in to play for many organizations. This “back to work” scenario seems to be playing out along three primary scenarios:</P> <UL> <LI>New hires may have never seen an orgs buildings.</LI> <LI>Return workers may be going to new locations as building consolidation efforts have taken place.</LI> <LI>Existing spaces may now be set up for hybrid work with non-dedicated spaces.</LI> </UL> <P>Thankfully, organizations can leverage the tremendous power of Microsoft Viva Connections paired with the rich immersive experiences of SharePoint Spaces to:</P> <UL> <LI>Bring impactful, educational, virtual tours to employees that immerse them in the new environments from comfort of home. SharePoint Spaces provides for immersive 360’ tours that can simulate the onsite experience with additional, contextual, information to enrich the experience.</LI> <LI>Light up through Microsoft Viva Connections where the next generation Intranet is brought to employees where they work…. Microsoft Teams.</LI> <LI>Use high quality, low cost, consumer grade devices like the Insta360 One X2, to capture stunning 360’ images and videos that can be leveraged within SharePoint Spaces.</LI> </UL> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Resources:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Resources to get started with Microsoft Viva Connections</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SharePoint Spaces “How To” tutorials</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SharePoint Spaces home page</A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <P><EM>Thanks for visiting –&nbsp;Michael Gannotti&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>LinkedIn</EM></A><EM>&nbsp;|&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>Twitter</EM></A></P> <P><EM><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="me - Copy.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="me - Copy.jpg" alt="Michael Gannotti" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Michael Gannotti</span></span></EM></P> Sat, 15 May 2021 00:30:00 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-05-15T00:30:00Z MBAS: Power BI Vision & Roadmap - Part 2 <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MBAS: Power BI Vision &amp; Roadmap - Part 2</A>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In this session you'll learn about:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Smart Narratives</STRONG> and <STRONG>Anomaly Detection</STRONG> are coming to GA later this year!</LI> <LI><STRONG>Paginated Reports visual</STRONG> in Power BI Desktop</LI> <LI><STRONG>Navigation features:&nbsp; </STRONG>Bookmark, Button, and Page navigation<BR /> <UL> <LI>Page navigation includes RLS for security!</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><STRONG>Sparkline visual</STRONG> - our 4th most requested feature is here!</LI> <LI><STRONG>Small Multiples visual</STRONG> - improvements and features added like conditional formatting</LI> <LI><STRONG>Power BI integration in Teams Channels</STRONG> <UL> <LI>Plus!&nbsp; Add a report to a Teams Meeting for even better data driven decision making.</LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P>There are too many new features and enhancements to list.&nbsp; Check out the session then review this recap for more details:&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Business Application Summit Recap | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI</A>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 21 May 2021 15:55:28 GMT Kendra Burgess 2021-05-21T15:55:28Z MBAS: Power BI Vision & Roadmap - Part 1 <P>Microsoft is driving a data culture.&nbsp; Watch this video to learn more.</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Power BI (Peek into the future Part 1): Vision &amp; Roadmap</A>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You'll hear about exciting new features as well as improvements in existing capabilities including:</P> <UL> <LI>Automated Insights - new feature, coming later this year</LI> <LI>Teams and Power BI - even more integration</LI> <LI>Excel and Power BI</LI> <LI>Teams and Excel and Power BI -&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">It's better together! Click here to watch this MBAS presentation</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Power Automate and Power BI - new feature</LI> <LI>Power BI Goals - new feature<BR /> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn more about Goals in this MBAS session</A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Power BI Streaming Dataflows - new feature</LI> <LI>Mobile and Power BI</LI> <LI>Hololens and Power BI</LI> </UL> <P>Next, you'll want to check out Part 2 of this MBAS session where the Teams Hub, Paginated Reports and Sparkline visuals, Navigation Buttons and more are discussed.&nbsp; &nbsp;</P> <P><A href="" target="_self">MBAS: Power BI Vision &amp; Roadmap - Part 2</A>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 21 May 2021 15:53:31 GMT Kendra Burgess 2021-05-21T15:53:31Z MidDay Cafe Episode 9 - MBAS, Single Platform, VIVA Connections <P><STRONG><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" alt="HLS Mid-Day Café3.png" /></span>MidDay Cafe Episode 9 - MBAS, Single Platform, VIVA Connections</STRONG></P> <P><SPAN>In this episode of MidDay Cafe host <A href="#" target="_self">Michael Gannotti</A> is joined by Microsoft's <A href="#" target="_self">Kendra Burgess</A> and <A href="#" target="_self">Sue Vencill</A> as they discuss the Microsoft Business Application Summit (MBAS)), Why I Came to Microsoft/Single Platform, and Next Generation Intranets with Microsoft VIVA Connections.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></SPAN></P> <P><STRONG>Resources:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_self"><SPAN>General information on Teams Online Meetings and Conferencing Software | Microsoft Teams for Work</SPAN></A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_self"><SPAN>Teams as a Platform - Training VoDs. Microsoft Teams platform on the Microsoft Virtual Hub – Microsoft Adoption</SPAN></A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_self"><SPAN>Building Apps for Teams Build apps for the Microsoft Teams platform - Teams | Microsoft Docs</SPAN></A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Introducing Microsoft Viva Connections</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Viva Connections to start rollout to general availability - Microsoft Tech Community</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Add Viva Connections for Microsoft Teams desktop - SharePoint in Microsoft 365 | Microsoft Docs</A> <UL> <LI>Contains information on: Preparation for Viva Connections, Viva Connections requirements and recommendations, step-by-step guide to setting up Viva Connections desktop, and onboarding end users for Viva Connections.</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI><EM>Additional resources to prepare for Viva Connections</EM>. <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Set up a home site for your organization</A>.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Enable and set up global navigation in the SharePoint app bar</A>.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Introduction to SharePoint Online Management Shell</A></LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Keep up to date with MidDay Café:</STRONG></P> <UL> <LI><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The MidDay Café Blog Board</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noreferrer">Subscribe to the MidDay Café YouTube Playlist</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Audio Podcast Subscriptions</LI> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noreferrer">Audio Podcast RSS Feed</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noreferrer">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Anchor</A>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noreferrer">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Spotify</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noreferrer">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Apple Podcasts</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noreferrer">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Google Podcasts</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noreferrer">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Pocket Casts</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noreferrer">Subscribe to the Audio Podcast on Radio Public</A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> </UL> <P><SPAN><EM>Thanks for visiting –&nbsp;Michael Gannotti&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noreferrer"><EM>LinkedIn</EM></A><EM>&nbsp;|&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow noreferrer"><EM>Twitter</EM></A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="me - Copy.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="me - Copy.jpg" alt="Michael Gannotti" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Michael Gannotti</span></span></SPAN></P> <P><STRONG>- Transcript from today's podcast:</STRONG></P> <P>00:00:31.430 --&gt; 00:01:02.750<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />21 welcome to Midday Cafe Episode 9 but the first of our newly revamped series, very happy to have everybody with us today, Monday, May 10th. Actually, it's Tuesday 'cause we're re recording? That's OK. Well, we're full transparency. So today we've got a great lineup. A great set of topics we're going to talk about. We're going to be discussing today, but Microsoft Business Application Summit, or.</P> <P>00:01:02.860 --&gt; 00:01:12.630<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And Buzz, we'll talk about why I came to Microsoft and the single platform. And finally next generation intranet's with.</P> <P>00:01:13.250 --&gt; 00:01:23.440<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Viva Connections very excited. Our panelists for today's podcast are as follows, and they're going to introduce themselves, so we'll start Kendra.</P> <P>00:01:24.470 --&gt; 00:01:29.000<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Hi, I'm Kendra Burgess. I'm a technical specialist for Power BI at Microsoft.</P> <P>00:01:30.080 --&gt; 00:01:31.090<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And Sue.</P> <P>00:01:31.430 --&gt; 00:01:41.990<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Hello everybody, thanks for joining us. I'm Sue wenzel. I am a Microsoft Teams technical specialists an I just joined the team from after 17 years with Cisco.</P> <P>00:01:42.890 --&gt; 00:01:45.660<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />This is my first mid day cafe so I'm really excited.</P> <P>00:01:45.990 --&gt; 00:02:12.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />How great is that right? And I am your host, Michael Gannotti. I am a principle technology specialist on everything. I think at this point. So as we get in I'm I'm very excited. We have a lot to cover, so let's go ahead and get started. But real quickly before we do quick reminder. Midday Cafe is recorded weekly. It is a podcast using the Microsoft Teams webinar.</P> <P>00:01:47.910 --&gt; 00:01:48.410<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:02:12.980 --&gt; 00:02:21.010<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Experience that was just released today, so if you have E3 and above you could be doing this yourselves.</P> <P>00:02:21.830 --&gt; 00:02:44.630<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Attendees when we do live sessions today is just an on demand piece, but attendees are placed in a mute for audio and video segments. So if you join in of our live sessions, you will be muted. However, chat will be available to you on the left hand side and you could certainly ask questions, and when it appropriate, will unmute. Select individuals to participate.</P> <P>00:02:45.530 --&gt; 00:02:57.850<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But let's go ahead and jump right in. So for our first topic today talking about Embas, we have Kendra Burgess and Kendra.</P> <P>00:02:54.040 --&gt; 00:02:55.240<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />And thus.</P> <P>00:02:58.010 --&gt; 00:02:58.570<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Hi.</P> <P>00:02:58.720 --&gt; 00:02:59.870<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />What do you got for us?</P> <P>00:03:00.340 --&gt; 00:03:30.690<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Wow, I I was super excited to see that and embas they had four different 30 minute programs all about Power BI. I was really tickled to see the vision and roadmap part one and Part 2. So really an hour but there were 30 minutes each so those were really special and then I really liked hearing about the power BI goals or visual. It's a scorecard. Easy to use, easy to build.</P> <P>00:03:30.890 --&gt; 00:04:00.420<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />So you know there were some. You know good areas of information and as I was talking to the team about earlier, I'm going to post those videos in the HLS blog so everyone else can have access to them. I also found a really nice writeup by the Microsoft program management team. It's on the Power blog site and it's kind of a quick list of things that were covered during the embas videos so.</P> <P>00:04:00.670 --&gt; 00:04:01.590<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Oh cool.</P> <P>00:04:00.920 --&gt; 00:04:03.050<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />I'll make sure that's posted out there as well.</P> <P>00:04:03.560 --&gt; 00:04:07.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Kind of a synopsis. Pulling it all together, then nice so.</P> <P>00:04:05.280 --&gt; 00:04:07.730<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah yeah yeah yeah.</P> <P>00:04:08.840 --&gt; 00:04:13.160<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So Kendra, so if you think about all those things that went on.</P> <P>00:04:09.830 --&gt; 00:04:10.190<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:04:13.500 --&gt; 00:04:13.900<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Uh huh.</P> <P>00:04:13.770 --&gt; 00:04:29.110<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Right, four I like that it's I can do it on one hand so I can count up to that. But if you think about those, if you want to call out one in particular that really hit home, and that you think our customers would want.</P> <P>00:04:19.020 --&gt; 00:04:20.320<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, yeah.</P> <P>00:04:22.420 --&gt; 00:04:22.670<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:04:29.720 --&gt; 00:04:30.250<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Uh.</P> <P>00:04:30.970 --&gt; 00:04:33.170<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />To discuss right now, what would that be?</P> <P>00:04:33.940 --&gt; 00:05:03.310<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />For me it's premium Gen 2 and there's been a lot of news about that since February. We've been in private preview on a few of the capabilities that we've been rolling into premium Gen 2, but it's really all about adding new hardware and improving performance for customers that use premium and premium has these capabilities. These technical capabilities around machine learning and AI.</P> <P>00:04:37.550 --&gt; 00:04:37.850<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />OK.</P> <P>00:05:04.180 --&gt; 00:05:34.190<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Obviously performance but large scale deployments capabilities that are enterprise focused like deployment pipelines, things like that, but for me what I'm really excited about in Gen 2 is auto scaling, which customers have been asking for, which is the ability to add a node or two or three. However many you want so that in a day if you need more CPU, you're just adding that extra node. Bam, as you need it in your build.</P> <P>00:05:07.910 --&gt; 00:05:08.350<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You</P> <P>00:05:25.930 --&gt; 00:05:26.320<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />oh</P> <P>00:05:34.240 --&gt; 00:06:04.400<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Port for a day. You get to use that and then know that you're going to have the right performance for your work and there isn't going to be a job that stops running or a negative impact to customers or your end users. So auto scaling was pretty hot. If I think of another one, I really I haven't seen the reports for this yet, but all of the new reporting that are going to that are going to come with premium Gen 2 sounds really exciting. I also like the fact that Microsoft is taking.</P> <P>00:06:04.450 --&gt; 00:06:22.190<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />A lot of the premium management out of the hands of the end users, it's just it's too much work, too much maintenance and you know, let Microsoft manage it. You guys just go enjoy the environment and get the reports out to your end users. So those are kind of things that I think I like the very most.</P> <P>00:06:10.710 --&gt; 00:06:11.070<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />yeah.</P> <P>00:06:22.930 --&gt; 00:06:23.540<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Excellent.</P> <P>00:06:24.110 --&gt; 00:06:24.540<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:06:24.970 --&gt; 00:06:29.560<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Oh, that's great Sue. Any comments or questions?</P> <P>00:06:27.420 --&gt; 00:06:28.230<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />And teams.</P> <P>00:06:30.680 --&gt; 00:06:49.000<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Oh, we don't have time for my questions, but she's very, very exciting stuff. I one of the things that of course I'm I'm just really focused on Microsoft Teams and grabbing all of that. But I do love all the integrations. That's probably one of my most exciting areas that I really like to talk about.</P> <P>00:06:41.970 --&gt; 00:06:42.380<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:06:49.710 --&gt; 00:07:07.460<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, you know when you think about the pervasiveness of power BI, I think it's just. I mean you not only have it now. Obviously, standalone right as a service in 365, but then you have in teams the ability to pull Power BI reports.</P> <P>00:07:08.030 --&gt; 00:07:13.640<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />But one of the things I actually showed Kendra you would be proud of me. I showed a customer today.</P> <P>00:07:13.900 --&gt; 00:07:14.350<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Uh huh.</P> <P>00:07:14.450 --&gt; 00:07:24.080<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We were talking Viva topics an I showed them a Viva topics page and I pulled it up in the editing mode and they saw in their way man.</P> <P>00:07:20.500 --&gt; 00:07:20.730<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:07:24.830 --&gt; 00:07:38.440<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />You can drop a power BI. So Oh yeah you can. And I went bloop bloop and I connected it to to one with some generic info but I was like yeah, I mean it's pretty much anywhere. The 365 services are present.</P> <P>00:07:32.700 --&gt; 00:07:33.080<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:07:38.720 --&gt; 00:07:39.280<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />That's right.</P> <P>00:07:40.310 --&gt; 00:08:10.310<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, because analytics is everywhere and I don't want this to be about and analytics topic today. It's not that's not the podcast but analytics. It is everywhere. We've integrated power BI and analytics into Excel. There's a I in PowerPoint that we've got the teams integration, which were all enjoying. It's in dynamics. It's an Ms project. I could go on and on if I had the time. The one we're really excited about today. I think though to call out is teams.</P> <P>00:07:42.420 --&gt; 00:07:42.780<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:07:50.860 --&gt; 00:07:51.250<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:07:59.370 --&gt; 00:07:59.680<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:08:10.400 --&gt; 00:08:11.170<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Because.</P> <P>00:08:12.800 --&gt; 00:08:14.770<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Did your mug just say, did it say teams?</P> <P>00:08:13.660 --&gt; 00:08:15.490<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />It's in my coffee.</P> <P>00:08:15.520 --&gt; 00:08:45.350<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Oh God yeah. Well how many cups of coffee do you drink in a day? What is the price per pound for that coffee? I don't know. Let's look at the ROI. But teams I think is fabulous because it previously it was Power BI report added to a tab to a channel in teams. And while that helps with collaboration and it really does it, what it's now doing with the actual power BI integration into teams.</P> <P>00:08:21.900 --&gt; 00:08:22.530<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />There we go.</P> <P>00:08:32.580 --&gt; 00:08:32.900<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:08:45.500 --&gt; 00:08:54.570<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Is making teams more of the collaboration hub so anything you want for analytics can be done now in teams, so I like.</P> <P>00:08:48.950 --&gt; 00:08:49.540<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yes.</P> <P>00:08:52.540 --&gt; 00:08:52.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:08:54.130 --&gt; 00:08:55.360<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />No, absolutely.</P> <P>00:08:55.250 --&gt; 00:08:56.400<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Right, mind-blowing.</P> <P>00:08:56.000 --&gt; 00:08:59.430<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I love it and I I love like for example the.</P> <P>00:09:00.290 --&gt; 00:09:24.490<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />The I mean analytics are really useless unless you turn them into something useful, right? And that's the beauty of you know. I mean, it has had a profound effect on my work life balance. For example, showing me how I'm spending my time helping me to reserve time. You know, this is insights helping me to reserve time for focus. It's almost.</P> <P>00:09:08.070 --&gt; 00:09:08.840<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, yeah.</P> <P>00:09:21.250 --&gt; 00:09:21.690<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:09:25.050 --&gt; 00:09:29.320<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />It's thinking ahead for me, you know, brilliant.</P> <P>00:09:27.790 --&gt; 00:09:28.170<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Uh huh.</P> <P>00:09:28.820 --&gt; 00:10:02.440<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, I I also like I don't know if the audience here would know what our smarter health environment is, but the fact that you can look at a teams channel one or two or three and because we work in healthcare and life Sciences, everything from hospital operations from a business unit perspective can be broken down into different teams, channels and analytics can be integrated into every one of those channels. So you could have something specific for your nurses or your floor or.</P> <P>00:09:49.930 --&gt; 00:09:50.450<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />B.</P> <P>00:09:57.780 --&gt; 00:09:58.090<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:10:02.980 --&gt; 00:10:29.730<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />You know patient information. Whatever in that teams environment and you know, take a look at whatever the analytics are that are related specifically to that activity all within teams. So everybody is looking at the same place. You know it's not like you're going to miss, and I am or miss a phone call or miss a calendar event because you're looking just like we are right now at the teams screen. It's right here. Yeah, it's pretty exciting.</P> <P>00:10:05.810 --&gt; 00:10:06.220<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:10:27.180 --&gt; 00:10:27.610<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:10:27.330 --&gt; 00:10:27.710<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:10:29.170 --&gt; 00:10:34.700<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Right, it makes it you know where to go to find it. You know you go to the one place you know.</P> <P>00:10:32.670 --&gt; 00:10:33.000<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:10:35.020 --&gt; 00:10:35.710<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />One place.</P> <P>00:10:36.830 --&gt; 00:10:39.600<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Unplaced love it.</P> <P>00:10:37.080 --&gt; 00:10:37.450<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yep.</P> <P>00:10:39.050 --&gt; 00:10:40.170<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Like 1 cloud.</P> <P>00:10:40.490 --&gt; 00:10:42.050<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />One cloud that's right.</P> <P>00:10:42.070 --&gt; 00:10:42.700<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />That's right.</P> <P>00:10:43.830 --&gt; 00:10:50.880<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Awesome so. So again, you're going to be providing a post. You said it's going to have all that.</P> <P>00:10:49.100 --&gt; 00:10:49.710<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />I am.</P> <P>00:10:51.290 --&gt; 00:11:06.080<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, working on it today. As a matter of fact, on healthcare and Life Sciences blog, HLS blog. You'll find the four recordings and the write up from the program managers about it too. I'll probably add a few bits and pieces there too.</P> <P>00:10:57.630 --&gt; 00:10:57.950<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:11:03.490 --&gt; 00:11:04.230<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />All perfect.</P> <P>00:11:06.530 --&gt; 00:11:08.510<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Perfect very cool.</P> <P>00:11:07.390 --&gt; 00:11:07.820<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:11:08.830 --&gt; 00:11:09.190<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:11:09.140 --&gt; 00:11:16.570<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Well moving on then so on to our next topic, our our, our baby. She's here.</P> <P>00:11:11.330 --&gt; 00:11:12.800<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Or or adding one.</P> <P>00:11:18.100 --&gt; 00:11:20.800<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />She's a youngster. So art.</P> <P>00:11:19.970 --&gt; 00:11:21.620<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I'm 8 weeks old.</P> <P>00:11:21.130 --&gt; 00:11:22.560<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Newbie, she's a newbie.</P> <P>00:11:22.170 --&gt; 00:11:23.960<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's right, eight weeks old.</P> <P>00:11:24.360 --&gt; 00:11:24.860<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:11:25.640 --&gt; 00:11:40.620<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />So Sue, talk to us about what it what attracted you coming to Microsoft. And what about 'cause we were talking a little bit about this. This idea of 1 platform and what that means to you coming here.</P> <P>00:11:38.650 --&gt; 00:11:39.210<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:11:40.090 --&gt; 00:12:10.910<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yes, yes, so an it's it's twofold for me, and these are all my personal thoughts and I love how, by the way, the topic of single platform, which is something I'm really passionate about. I love how it's been a part of this entire conversation today, so for me it's twofold. An that is business value. An workflow or workflow. You know the tight integration that is available within.</P> <P>00:12:10.960 --&gt; 00:12:41.170<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Microsoft, you have this single, you have the single platform. Microsoft Teams. Most people already have the licensing that they already need. I have been I'm going to use the word shocked. I have been shocked with the number of customer calls I've been on where they're not. They're really not even touching everything. They have access to an I mean like as in a bit as it as an evangelist. That is something that I think that we all need to have a handle on like you already have this.</P> <P>00:12:32.390 --&gt; 00:12:32.690<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:12:32.720 --&gt; 00:12:33.350<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:12:40.040 --&gt; 00:12:40.440<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:12:41.460 --&gt; 00:12:53.010<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Use this, you know there. That's where the business value is to me. You know, we talk about all these things we can add, but for most of times it's not going to be an additional cost for the customer. That's huge.</P> <P>00:12:53.560 --&gt; 00:13:13.260<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />So the business values the first thing and the second thing is and we already talked about some of it. The tight integrations there are other competitors out there that also have integrations, but this is in the workflow. It is tightly integrated. Go ahead, we can say Mike.</P> <P>00:13:13.490 --&gt; 00:13:14.790<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />No, no, I just said right.</P> <P>00:13:15.130 --&gt; 00:13:47.160<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah, anan. I love it. I I literally do everything in teams. I use teams for my calendar. I use teams for when I want to you know when I go to our topics page and how I love how it brings information to me. I don't have to go looking in fact, it knows the next hot topic that I need to jump on before I even know it. At 8 weeks old, you know what I mean, so it is been a phenomenal onboarding experience because of that.</P> <P>00:13:22.160 --&gt; 00:13:22.510<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:13:35.850 --&gt; 00:13:36.120<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:13:47.410 --&gt; 00:14:21.320<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And also the insights. I love it. I actually got permission. I don't know if we have time, but I got permission to show it because for for my insights, it's a it's a tab in my Microsoft Teams and one of the tabs is about staying connected an it picks up on what I call open ended conversations that haven't been closed yet. So when I go to that I have like hey, you want to meet on Friday an I go. Hey you told this person you're going to be on Friday. Do you want to set up the meeting for that?</P> <P>00:14:21.560 --&gt; 00:14:33.790<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />You know, it's like my my incomplete conversations and it's all in one spot and then the other tab that I really like a lot is the protect time. You know I am.</P> <P>00:14:25.460 --&gt; 00:14:26.110<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Gotcha.</P> <P>00:14:32.970 --&gt; 00:14:33.330<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:14:33.370 --&gt; 00:14:34.030<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Oh yeah.</P> <P>00:14:34.350 --&gt; 00:14:41.950<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I'm awful. I mean, you guys probably do the back to back meetings right all the time and when do you do your followups at night?</P> <P>00:14:38.320 --&gt; 00:14:38.800<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:14:41.410 --&gt; 00:14:41.870<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:14:43.180 --&gt; 00:14:46.630<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />You know, so when I talk about the work life balance.</P> <P>00:14:46.600 --&gt; 00:14:47.090<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Uh huh.</P> <P>00:14:47.810 --&gt; 00:14:55.840<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />You know, hey Sue, on this day you got an hour to reserve. You want to go ahead and reserve that to for focus time one button? Why yes I do.</P> <P>00:14:57.020 --&gt; 00:15:09.660<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />And it's done so and I'm just so excited about it. I was on a fantastic customer. Call today an you know you're in a good spot when you hear customer go wow.</P> <P>00:14:58.600 --&gt; 00:14:59.100<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:14:58.900 --&gt; 00:14:59.070<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:15:10.420 --&gt; 00:15:21.730<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Wow, you know? And it's just, it's just great to be here. I love it. You were coming out with all the features that people are looking for and they need and most of them already have the licensing.</P> <P>00:15:22.360 --&gt; 00:15:53.600<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, that that's really important to bring up to. I find it even in the power BI space where I'm looking around it. Some of my customers stats and I go wow, you've got you know 4001 thousand power BI Pro licenses. Why do I only see you know a few of these used over here and then you hear, oh, they've got this other tool that they're paying thousands of dollars for and you're like you've got it right over here and it's basically free. It came with your whole package. Use it.</P> <P>00:15:53.690 --&gt; 00:16:04.140<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Get the return on your investment and if you don't know about it, I'm happy to help you. You know answer questions about it and help you use it, but use what you're paying for.</P> <P>00:15:56.450 --&gt; 00:15:56.910<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:15:59.140 --&gt; 00:15:59.610<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:16:04.940 --&gt; 00:16:08.070<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />We want you to write, yeah.</P> <P>00:16:06.780 --&gt; 00:16:08.610<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Exactly exactly.</P> <P>00:16:07.870 --&gt; 00:16:08.440<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:16:09.330 --&gt; 00:16:29.400<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I mean, that's I I that kind of leads into the last topic for today, which I was going to talk about. Viva connections and I can't. So Viva connections for the audience that's listening. If you have not seen it, you repeat need to take a look because almost every customer.</P> <P>00:16:30.270 --&gt; 00:16:38.680<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />In fact, every customer I have talked to, they all own it. They have no idea an I will tell you in the last several weeks.</P> <P>00:16:39.470 --&gt; 00:17:11.050<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />I can't count the number of accounts that I've talked to who were looking at look, we're having this whole return to work process. We need better corporate communications. We need to personalize and segment our communications and deliver it. We're looking at how we can deliver applications and again take target and tailor those for groups of people in the org and they're looking at all kinds of third party things and looking at pulling the trigger.</P> <P>00:16:43.610 --&gt; 00:16:43.690<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:17:11.190 --&gt; 00:17:15.150<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And when I show em, they're like women. What that does it?</P> <P>00:17:15.770 --&gt; 00:17:22.370<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Wait, wait, that does it better than when I was looking at an what do you mean I own it? It's like turning on.</P> <P>00:17:22.730 --&gt; 00:17:41.940<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Right and then from a culture experience like a lot of our customers are are really concerned about the culture they're looking to rebuild the culture, right? And they're preparing for a hybrid work situation 'cause not everyone is going to return. So how do we create that culture to bring everyone together?</P> <P>00:17:22.770 --&gt; 00:17:24.410<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Right, right?</P> <P>00:17:23.880 --&gt; 00:17:24.450<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Anne.</P> <P>00:17:36.720 --&gt; 00:17:37.180<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:17:38.110 --&gt; 00:17:38.620<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:17:42.440 --&gt; 00:17:42.910<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Uh huh.</P> <P>00:17:42.520 --&gt; 00:17:55.910<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />And it's huge an I guess what I would just say is to you know our listening audience today that if you have not engaged your account team around seeing the Viva story, you need to and.</P> <P>00:17:55.180 --&gt; 00:17:55.610<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:17:56.540 --&gt; 00:18:29.730<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Not only get that first flavor, but do some follow-ups on the modules like I had, you know, some questions today about Viva connections and somebody was concerned because they couldn't use a actually a deprecated feature. That's a carryover from SharePoint Classic that's under the hood and they wanted to leverage that in context for conversations rather than Yammer, which is our feature rich with all the interactivity that provides.</P> <P>00:18:29.850 --&gt; 00:18:39.030<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Seamless in the new, you know, modern framework lets you pull it in and do some really great stuff and they just they're not aware of it and it's like well.</P> <P>00:18:39.630 --&gt; 00:19:07.930<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Let's talk about. Here are all the things you can use. But then let's dive into how these this thing can really, you know light stuff up for you because you own it. You own this next generation intranet that's so far beyond and then the thing I love again 'cause I am also a teams. TS is that you know it puts it in the sink. All of the Viva modules get put into that single thing.</P> <P>00:18:49.500 --&gt; 00:18:49.860<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Right?</P> <P>00:19:09.430 --&gt; 00:19:16.870<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Been a long day single pane of glass to get work done. That is Microsoft Teams so when I fire up teams.</P> <P>00:19:10.320 --&gt; 00:19:11.070<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />You got this.</P> <P>00:19:17.430 --&gt; 00:19:28.300<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Internet and communications front and center as well as. Then I can go down. I can see my insights. I can see my learning. I can you know so please engage us.</P> <P>00:19:26.900 --&gt; 00:19:27.580<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />It's another one.</P> <P>00:19:28.890 --&gt; 00:19:29.480<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:19:29.270 --&gt; 00:19:34.240<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, so any any last thoughts? Anybody about anything?</P> <P>00:19:30.270 --&gt; 00:19:31.390<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah, I agree.</P> <P>00:19:36.640 --&gt; 00:19:40.730<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />You wanna talk powerbi? I'm in give me a call call me.</P> <P>00:19:41.490 --&gt; 00:19:57.260<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Yeah, in fact well that you know it Kendra. You brought up a great point. All of us are available like we're going to have this post. That's going to contain this podcast. Certainly if you have questions for future podcasts or about anything that we've mentioned.</P> <P>00:20:10.760 --&gt; 00:20:11.110<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Yeah.</P> <P>00:20:11.460 --&gt; 00:20:23.520<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Harass is there and it's not harassment. It's welcome, so please reach out. Let us know how we can help and I guess the last thing I would just throw out for upcoming events.</P> <P>00:20:24.350 --&gt; 00:20:51.430<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Build or there is going to be a slew of new announcements coming out around APIs for Viva and other things please. It's free, sign up. It doesn't cost you anything, and you can, even if you miss an event, they're all going to be recorded and posted so you can watch him either live virtually or on demand, so be sure to take advantage of that.</P> <P>00:20:30.890 --&gt; 00:20:31.100<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Or</P> <P>00:20:32.950 --&gt; 00:20:33.260<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />word.</P> <P>00:20:52.690 --&gt; 00:20:53.350<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Good stuff.</P> <P>00:20:53.010 --&gt; 00:20:55.300<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />That's all I got. Anybody else anything?</P> <P>00:20:56.730 --&gt; 00:20:57.630<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />No good.</P> <P>00:20:57.100 --&gt; 00:20:58.040<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Thanks for having me.</P> <P>00:20:58.550 --&gt; 00:20:59.550<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Well then.</P> <P>00:21:01.020 --&gt; 00:21:03.420<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />On behalf of Mid day cafe.</P> <P>00:21:05.000 --&gt; 00:21:05.770<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />Like</P> <P>00:21:06.610 --&gt; 00:21:08.310<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Here's my tea.</P> <P>00:21:09.150 --&gt; 00:21:10.370<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />somebody else can say.</P> <P>00:21:10.780 --&gt; 00:21:12.510<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />I think you could Kendra say your name.</P> <P>00:21:12.030 --&gt; 00:21:13.990<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />To say your name Mike.</P> <P>00:21:13.420 --&gt; 00:21:14.300<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Kendra.</P> <P>00:21:15.450 --&gt; 00:21:16.530<BR />Sue Vencill<BR />Sue densil</P> <P>00:21:17.430 --&gt; 00:21:43.740<BR />Michael Gannotti<BR />We bid you thank you for tuning in TuneIn for next week. We're going to have additional speakers of different topics, or to do this every week. And yes, you can find us at AKA dot Ms Slash HLS blog, as well as on iTunes Podcasts, Google Podcast, and Spotify. So we'll see you later. So thank you, everybody. Have a great day. Take care and as always.</P> <P>00:21:38.310 --&gt; 00:21:38.780<BR />Kendra Burgess<BR />Wow.</P> Wed, 12 May 2021 18:46:37 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-05-12T18:46:37Z Automate with Teams: Part 1 - Follow up on a message <P><STRONG><U>Save Time In Your Day Using Automation in Microsoft Teams</U></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Automation sounds like a big word.&nbsp; Tech geeks like myself use it often trying to espouse some esoteric value proposition that usually flies right over most heads in our listening audience.&nbsp; Simply put automation just gets rid of manual steps you do right now or choose not to do at all because they are cumbersome.&nbsp; Over, and over, and over.&nbsp; Day, after day, after day.&nbsp; That ends right now!&nbsp;</P> <P>Join me in this blog series to see just how easy this concept of “automation” can be as we break it down into bite size chunks.&nbsp; We will demystify what it is together and start to see the benefits available to you, your co-workers, and broader teams right now Microsoft Teams.&nbsp; No need for any special skills.&nbsp; Just learn to point, click, and make things happen automatically that you used to have to do manually, or maybe just didn’t do at all but should have.&nbsp; Save time.&nbsp; Reduce stress.&nbsp; Improve quality. Improve focus on the important things.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Today’s Automated Action – Follow Up On A Message</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Let’s start with an easy one.&nbsp; Following up on a message in Teams.&nbsp; Today we will learn how to create an action that allows you to specify when Teams should remind you to follow up on a message.&nbsp; Lots of messages fly by throughout the day making it difficult to keep up. &nbsp;Remembering to go back and read or respond might also be stressful.&nbsp; Here is how to fix that right now!</P> <P>What we are about to do is create an action for messages that you may select to remind you to follow up later.&nbsp; Once created, this action will be available on other messages allowing you to quickly set a follow-up reminder and specify when you want to be reminded.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Let’s do it already!</U></STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>Find a message in your activity feed or one of your team’s channels&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Hover on it with your mouse</LI> <LI>Click the “…” that is right of the emote actions</LI> <LI>Click “More Actions” at the bottom of the drop-down list</LI> <LI>Click “+ Create New Action”<BR /><BR /></LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="1.png" style="width: 233px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="1.png" alt="1.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The Power Automate Actions window will pop up</P> <UL> <LI>Power Automate is an awesome tool in O365 we will continue to explore.&nbsp; For now, just accept that it’s the magic behind the curtain that makes this go.&nbsp; Feel free to explore and try other actions and workflow templates if you start to feel inspired.</LI> <LI>Click “Follow Up On A Message” (this is the automate action we are creating today)<BR /><BR /></LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="2.png" style="width: 229px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="2.png" alt="2.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The “Create a Flow” screen will pop-up giving you some key information and allowing you to name your flow.&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Upper left side gives a brief description of what the flow will do.&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Upper right side shows the default flow name allowing you to modify it if desired <UL> <LI>I like putting my initials in front to help me know it’s mine</LI> </UL> </LI> <LI>Middle right shows what apps will be used with a green check indicator if you are ready to go</LI> <LI>Bottom right allow you to continue or cancel</LI> </UL> <P>Name your flow (or choose to use the default) and click Continue<BR /><BR /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="3.png" style="width: 276px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="3.png" alt="3.png" /></span></P> <P>You may choose “Edit in Advanced Mode” in the next screen to view and modify what the flow will do or click “Create Flow” to complete.</P> <UL> <LI>Click “Create Flow”<BR /><BR /></LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="4.png" style="width: 253px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="4.png" alt="4.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>You will be notified that your workflow has been created signaling success in creating your automation.&nbsp; Click Done<BR /><BR /></LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="5.png" style="width: 264px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="5.png" alt="5.png" /></span></P> <P><BR /><BR /></P> <P>Holy buckets!&nbsp; We just made an automated workflow!&nbsp; Now how do we use it?</P> <UL> <LI>Click “Run Flow” silly! Remember that we started in a message and we want to be reminded to follow up on it.&nbsp; We’re still in that same message.&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Select when you want to be reminded and click “Submit” in the Power Automate Actions card that pops-up.</LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="6.png" style="width: 214px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="6.png" alt="6.png" /></span></P> <P><BR /><BR /></P> <P>Enjoy the peace of mind knowing you will get a reminder from Power Automate in the chat area of Teams at the specified time with a link that takes you directly to the message.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="7.png" style="width: 395px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="7.png" alt="7.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;Oh!&nbsp; This worked in Teams on my phone as well for easy follow-up wherever I am</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="8.png" style="width: 154px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="8.png" alt="8.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Try it again!&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Go find another message in your Activity Feed or a team channel</LI> <LI>Hover on it with your mouse</LI> <LI>Click the “…” that is right of the emote actions</LI> <LI>Click “More Actions” at the bottom of the drop-down list <UL> <LI>NOTE: You may have to click “See More” in the More Actions drop-down list if you don’t see it immediately</LI> </UL> </LI> </UL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="9.png" style="width: 116px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="9.png" alt="9.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>That’s it!&nbsp; Now you can quickly set a follow-up on messages and move on with your day.&nbsp; Your new action will be available wherever, and whenever you need to use it.&nbsp; Great job creating your first automation!&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Follow this blog for new step-by-step automation actions weekly to help you and your broader team feel empowered to do more with Microsoft Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Author:</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="MarkBarnes.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="MarkBarnes.jpg" alt="MarkBarnes.jpg" /></span>Mark Barnes,</P> <P>Sr. Customer Success Manager and Platform advocate</P> <P>US Health &amp; Lifesciences, MSFT</P> Tue, 11 May 2021 15:19:16 GMT Vasu Sharma 2021-05-11T15:19:16Z Do you use social media as a platform to educate your patients? If not, you should listen to this! <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>You're watching the Microsoft us health and life sciences, confessions of health geeks podcast, a show that offers Industry Insight from the health geeks and data freaks of the US health and life sciences industry team. I'm your host Claire Bonaci as part of our 2021 nurses week series. Today I talk with Stefan Torres, better known as nurse Stefan on social media platforms. Stefan discusses his journey as a nurse and influencer and the importance of patient education.&nbsp; Hi Stefan, and welcome to the podcast.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Stefan Torres&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Hello. Thank you for being here.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So I have a few questions for you for nurses week. Do you mind just telling us a little bit about yourself and your background?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Stefan Torres&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, absolutely. Well, I'm a nurse that lives in Seattle. I'm from Philadelphia, I moved over here when I was really young. I've been in healthcare for probably about 17-18 years now. But as a nurse for about eight and some change. And you know, I've worked in a lot of different specialties, ICU, medical, surgical, you know, I've been trained all over the place pacu, cath lab, IR, emergency, of course, throughout my board certification, and this last year, I've been training, cosmetic dermatology. And so there's also all sorts of all sorts of things you could do, you know, something for everyone. So I love nursing. And then also Yeah, since I think it was about 2018, when I got started doing kind of freelance kind of health education for healthcare professionals, and the general public, using social media, social networking to kind of, you know, reach people where they're at. And, yeah, that's, it's been going great.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Well, so what made you kind of want to do more of that education piece,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Stefan Torres&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>ER, was like, my happy place, and I love it so much, because it was so much patient interaction. And one of the last jobs that I had in the hospital was in the pacu and if you're familiar with it, people are waking up from anesthesia, right. And so even if I spend two, three, sometimes four hours with them, they're still in this, you know, anesthetized phase where they get up to the floor, or they get discharged. They don't remember talking to me at all. And so I lost how much of that like non stop seeing 50-60 patients a day, you know, going in and out of rooms and, and just having that communication and that chance to educate and, and, and so I was like, you know, what, I want to be able to reach a lot of people and so especially in the ER, you see kind of the revolving door of people coming in and out all the time, right. And it's usually I mean, it's, there's so many so many reasons of courses emergencies, of course, there's, you know, problems that we can avoid. But a large majority of them are behavioral changes that, you know, we can do in our life. And it's just, it's, it's to no one's fault. Really, it's, it's a, it's, it's poor health literacy, just all over the place. And, and a lot of times, it's because health education was never part of someone's life, it's not important to them, it wasn't important to their family, or their culture or anything like that. And so, but they end up with the consequences of having, you know, things like stoking out at 30, and whatnot. And so, basically, you know, seeing that kind of thing, and I was thinking, you know, what, what are we teaching patients generally, you know, when it when they come to the hospital, if they're in the ER, and they're getting discharged, you know, you're busy running around, you barely got time to educate, they're like, you know, I've just waited three hours for a CT to come back that's either told me that, you know, I have something that I wish I didn't have, or we don't know what I have, but I have something going on. And so now I'm frustrated, they don't want to hear anything they want to get home, because sometimes they'll stay there a long time. Or if they're inpatient at the hospital for you know, days upon weeks. And they're in a wheelchair, their parent or their, their, their families, they're, they're ready to wheel them out. And then we're sitting there trying to do our discharge instructions. And, you know, you're trying to teach about CHF as they're like, ready to go and get out of there. And they're like, just give me the paperwork, I'll read it at home, and they end up leaving the paperwork and forgetting and so it's, it's not the most conducive time people aren't receptive. You know, what, where we're teaching in the hospital, you know, people are sick generally, or they're in pain. And that's, that's not a good, it's not a good time to be, you know, in taking all this very, very, very important information. So I realized that and I said, Well, where can I reach people that were there all at right, and so social networking, social media has just blown up even more so in the last year or so. And it's, it's just become the place where if you want to get a message out, that's where you go. And so I decided that, you know, I wanted to take, you know, educating and not only deliver it on social media and social networking, but in a different way, because, to me, I've always thought that health education has been generally dry and Unless you're really into the topic, it's, it can be boring, you know what I mean? And, and there's better things you want to be doing with your life, you know. And so my whole goal was to try and make it engaging and entertaining. And so that's why I kind of took it upon myself to, you know, come up with storylines, and little, you know, gimmicks and gags and stuff like that, and try and be like, entertaining type of, you know, influencer out there. And then, you know, throw health education in there. And hopefully along the way, you know, someone will learn something. So that was, that was kind of a, it was kind of my motivation to do it. And it turned out to be really great. It's turned out to be really great.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>No, I think that I think that is really great. Because honestly, I mean, I turn to Dr. Google, probably more than I would want to go do a telehealth visit. So of course, I'm going to be turning to Instagram to tick tock to anything kind of on social media where I can get more information that's fast and kind of at my own pace or in in the kind of the way I want to get it. So I think that definitely makes sense. Is there anything that you were surprised by when you started doing this on social media or anything that really took you by surprise, as people reached out to you about what content they wanted to see? Or what was doing well, and what wasn't doing well?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Stefan Torres&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, you know,as you're saying, you know, you use Dr. google, I mean, it's, there's a lot of people that, that don't seek medical help. And a lot of times, it has to do with psychiatric reasons, mental health reasons, mental health is just, you know, everyone's got mental health, right. It's, it's, it's a lot more effect, it affects certain people a lot more than it does others. And so, you know, there's people with, you know, that just don't want to leave the house that are afraid to go and talk about their, their, their feelings or emotions, that might not be a part of their family, that might not be part of their culture, they might not be raised that way. And so it's, it's unfortunate. And so when you can get to people where they're at, because you know, if they're staying at home, and they're, you know, they're on social media, and you can get to them in that way. And you can talk about something like anxiety, depression, postpartum mood disorders, stuff like that stuff that like, they don't feel comfortable going out and reaching out to a provider necessarily having a discussion about that, but they can learn about it and feel more comfortable with it. That's a big deal. And I think the thing that surprised me the most was kind of, you know, how much of an impact I ended up making, because for me, it was kind of, like, if I make a video and one person is happy, you know, get something from it, I'll be happy, right? Obviously, I want as many people as possible, I want to garner as much of an audience as I can try and, you know, talk to as many people as possible, but, you know, truthfully, speaking, if it was, you know, if it was just one, I'd be happy with that, and then keep doing what I was doing. But, you know, I was so surprised at how many people express gratitude and sent messages and, you know, flood flooding with, you know, emails and all that. And, you know, it's, it's funny because I, during this last year, while I was doing a lot of this cosmetic dermatology training, it was very intensive, and it took a lot of my took a lot of my time. And so I wasn't really active on social media for several months. And and I'm thinking like, you know, okay, well, I'll pop back in. And the other day, I just posted a picture for the first time since December. And I got so many messages and people saying, Oh, my God, I was so concerned with, with, with what was going on with you, where have you been, I thought something happened. And I'm, I'm thinking, you know, they're all over the country. They're, they're over in the UK and out in Tunisia and stuff. And I'm thinking, Why do these people care about me, you know, what I mean? Like, I've got close friends, I haven't talked to you for several months that don't call me up and say that they're, you know, concerned about my well being. And so, you know, it's just very interesting. But when I realized that it's just this, you know, it's, it's this kind of mutual relationship, that that's unspoken, that's kind of an unknown, almost that where I, you know, that's they, I appreciate just human beings living healthier lives. And that's why I do what I do. And so you know, if they reciprocate by having that appreciation that I'm giving that to them, or helping them with that, and that's coming from my heart. And so in turn, they end up caring about me as a person. And so it's very unique. And it's a very, it's really kind of bonkers when you think about it, but tell you the truth, you know, wouldn't have it any other way. It makes it very, very special.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, I think you really hit on an interesting point that this was a gap that you clearly saw that there was not a lot of, you know, health care, information, education, especially on social media, you filled the gap. And then really, you were making these genuine connections with people that were honestly I'm even surprised by that. I think that's really surprising. But I think it does show that clearly this was needed. And just given this past year, where nursing professionals have really, really risen to the occasion that the pandemic, what's some advice that you would be giving them to assist with anyone to just try to be more resilient or kind of just get through it?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Stefan Torres&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>No, I yeah, this I mean, it's, it's it's a it's a big, big, big topic. And last year, I don't know if I mentioned to you but I did a video series with the Washington center nursing, Center for nursing. And, you know, it's like seven, eight part video series where we talked about different different ways that you know, this was a, this was in the thick of it, when we were first, you know, COVID was first kicking off, and we were all worried we didn't, you know, people were working, you know, 2436, even longer hours shifts with, you know, sleeping in the break room for a couple hours and not taking care of themselves. And so, you know, out of all the advice that I think that I that I tried to dole out during that, I'd say probably, you know, the the most important one to drive home is to advocate for yourself in any way, shape and form that you can because nurses just by nature, we have this, this nurturing that this wanting to really help help others as much as we can do whatever we can in order to help. And so what happens is, we end up sacrificing our own health, and I'm guilty of doing it at pandemic aside many times, especially, you know, when I'm doing outside work as well. And so, you know, making sure you get your rest breaks, making sure you get your lunch breaks, making sure you get your adequate breaks between shifts, making sure you're getting enough sleep, making sure you're getting mental health help, if you don't know how to get it, find someone who knows how to get it, you know, because it's it's really the only way to survive. And it's really the only way to maintain that, that that stable mind to be a prudent nurse. And in order to, you know, it's it's really on us, you know what, as whether or not we do that, and it's hard because you want to help out the team, you want to help out your facility, you want to help out the patients, you don't want to you don't want to let anyone down. But it's a disservice to yourself, it's a disservice to the patients, it's a disservice to the, to the to the unit to the hospital, if you're if you're spreading yourself so thin that you're not the nurse that you normally are.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>And especially now It's May, it's Mental Health Awareness Month. So of course, hopefully everyone can can really take those to heart. Yes, you have a last fun question for you. What act of kindness has impressed you the most during COVID?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Stefan Torres&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Ah, yeah, I was thinking about that one. I mean, there's so many amazing ways that people have come together. In in so many different ways, you know, but I would have to say that the people that are out there that are volunteering their time, because the time right now is an uncertainty for us. And it has been for a while, and it's I think it will continue to be there's a lot of unknowns, no one knows. I mean, we had the what was it, you know, 15 days to flatten the curve, which is, you know, it's been a while. And so, you know, how long are we going to be wearing masks for no one can answer that question, right. And so, you know, with what we're faced with this, a lot of unknowns, and so it puts a lot of stress on us. And now on top of that we have our jobs, we have our families and we have more stressors, because now we're around our families a lot more, now we're around, you know, there's just there's, there's so much going on. And so there's not a lot of time to do your own research. And there is a lot of misinformation out there. And there's a lot of, you know, stuff that gets circulated that is just not it's stuff that people should be really mindful when they're listening to. And finding sources that you can trust, I think is very important. You know, it's it's being being spoon fed with whatever people think, you know, that someone tells them that they kind of trust, you know, it is not the best idea, you really need to again, advocate for yourself, do your own research, if you can, or find someone that you know, does it that you can rely on that, you know, because a lot of times with journals and whatnot are their, their opinion pieces. And so it's really important to find that stuff that actually has good, you know, citations and resources and documentable and demonstrable, you know, basically, facts and statistics. And, and I think the people that are out there doing that, you know, you've got these doctors and you scientists, and these researchers and whatnot, that are that are really dedicating their lives to helping out humanity. And that's what this is about, because our whole world is changing entirely everything we do from the way that you know, for from the way that we you know, travel for the way that we spend money to the way that we interact with with each other as human beings, which is what you were meant to do. So, I would say the people that are doing that for the people that can't are are people that are acting out of, you know, sincere, genuine kindness, and that to me is really special. So,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>no, I love that answer. And definitely, I think those are the unsung heroes, the people that we kind of forget about we have absolutely workers, but we kind of forget about those kinds of people that are doing the behind the scenes work.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Stefan Torres&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, yeah. And there's a lot of them. I mean, there's so many of them.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yes, yeah, that's very, very true. Well again, thank you so much, Stefan for being part of the podcast and is there any last words that you want to tell our listeners or any plugs for any upcoming events that you have?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Stefan Torres&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Um, well, let's see, I did just do a kind of a lecture speech thing. It was all about the nursing profession. It was geared towards high school students for high school career fair type thing, and that'll be going out to a lot of different high schools a lot of different facilities and hopefullya lot of different nursing schools as well. Where I basically talk about you know, what nursing is, you know, how do you get into it? What what kind of person you got to be to be a nurse that kind of thing. And I think it's really informative and and worth the watch so my website is nurse Stefan dot com and you know, on Instagram, it's at nurse dot Stefan. And so that's where you can find me and I will have links to those videos and other ones on there. So yeah, feel free to reach out you know, there's my emails on there is usually the most reliable So yeah, that's that that's what I got the plug for you. And so I'm looking for the nurses week. I know a lot of amazing things are gonna happen that I'm going to be involved with. So it's coming up here shortly.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Exactly.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Stefan Torres&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>if it's not going on right now, I don't know when this is gonna be aired.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Spot on. It's going to be right at nurses week. So</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Stefan Torres&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>wonderful. Good. Good. Good. Good.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Thank you all for watching. Please feel free to leave us questions or comments below. And check back soon for more content from the HLS industry team.</P> Mon, 10 May 2021 15:34:49 GMT clairebonaci 2021-05-10T15:34:49Z Megan Lawrence, disability advocate, talks about building a community of support for those with ment <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>You're watching the Microsoft and life sciences, confessions of health geeks podcast, a show that offers Industry Insight from the health geeks and data freaks of the US health and life sciences industry team. I'm your host, Claire Bonaci. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And I have the pleasure of interviewing Megan Lawrence, our senior accessibility evangelist, Megan describes the fluidity of mental health and the importance of normalizing mental health in the workplace.&nbsp; Hi, Megan, and welcome to the show. I'm so excited to have you with us for Mental Health Awareness Month.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Megan Lawrence&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>It's incredibly great to be here. Thanks for having me.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>of course. So do you mind introducing yourself and sharing a little bit of why you feel normalizing mental health is so important.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Megan Lawrence&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, so here at Microsoft, I am the senior accessibility evangelist working for our chief accessibility officer. But I'm also the Co-lead of employees with mental health conditions, and really building the community of support between and among the employees here at our company at Microsoft. You know, normalizing mental health is incredibly important in modern society. Most people don't realize that, in fact, mental health is the number one disability in the world today. And so many of us are going to experience mental health throughout our life, you may have a permanent mental health disability like me, I have an anxiety disorder, you may see you have a temporary like postpartum depression, or even situational where maybe you worked 16 hours and didn't get very good sleep and are really feeling like you don't have that decision making power like you used to. So really, I think normalizing mental health means recognizing it's just part of being human.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I love that answer. And I love that Microsoft even has that role. So I'm so happy that you're here at Microsoft with us. Do you feel that it's still taboo? Or do you feel like in the workplace, it's so hard or taboo to talk about mental health?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Megan Lawrence&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So, you know, I think that one of the silver linings of COVID has been that we are more often checking in on one another. And the answer can honestly be today's not a great day, and mental health and well being have become important topics for every company out there. And so even though I do believe that there's still bias and stigma associated with mental health, I think we're breaking down some of those barriers.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I agree with that. I do think it's getting better. And you're right, that is the silver lining of the pandemic, finally, something that was good that came out of it. So do you mind telling us the story of why you created the mental health erg here at Microsoft?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Megan Lawrence&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, so it's incredible. I've worked with the disability community for 20 years. And really only until the last four did I start opening up about my own mental health disability. And I have to be honest with you, a lot of that came from my own shame and stigma that I felt about having a mental health condition. But I felt so lucky to find a group of people here at Microsoft that I began to talk to, that were supporting me in my journey with mental health. And I began to realize that that support system was critical for my success. And we wanted to extend that you can really create a strong community for over 160,000 people now that we have at this company. So Jen Emira and I, my co lead and I started this mental health community really to let people know, you're not alone. And we're here to support one another.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I think that's something that we need more of. And do you know, is this happening and other tech companies or other large companies? Are there more mental health ERG's that are being started?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Megan Lawrence&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>You know, I don't know exactly if there are specific groups around mental health. But I have reached out to many of my colleagues in the disability community. And there definitely is a growing communication among every kind of organization, whether you're a nonprofit, whether you're a bank, whether you're a manufacturing company, that really we're starting to begin to understand that the future of building a company to modernize to stay relevant during a changing marketplace, you have to support employees mental health and well being it's critical.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>It is it is I love that you bring up just that in order to stay relevant companies do have to address this, you know, millennials, Gen Z, we're entering the workforce, and they're realizing that they want to work for a company that's going to one support everyone but also be able to have those those ERGs or those resources to support everyone. So I'm, I'm so happy that Microsoft is already ahead of the curve with that. And my last question for you, I've heard you talk about nested identities before it Do you mind explaining this and the impact that it's having right now?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Megan Lawrence&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, so oftentimes, I think we get caught on you know, I'm a person with a disability. I belong to the blacklife community here at Microsoft But in reality, we are all a collection of, of nested identities. I'm a woman, I'm a dog Mom, I'm a woman with a disability. I'm, I'm a Steelers fan, sorry to all you Seattle people in Seattle here. Right? So it is this collection of my experiences in the communities that I exist in that create who I am and the way that I function in the world. And so again, this is where intersectionality becomes critical, as we begin to talk about mental health and the intersection of multiple identities, and really, ultimately, what that's going to mean for technology.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>And what do you think that would mean for technology? I know, that's a wildcard question, but what's your opinion?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Megan Lawrence&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So I truly believe that AI has the opportunity to be a force multiplier to reduce barriers for people with disabilities. But right now, we live in a disability data desert, we need more data about people with disabilities, we need need more data about people with disabilities, again, at the intersectionality of race, in our bipoc community, in our LGBTQI plus communities to make sure that what we create is culturally competent moving forward.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I love that. And I actually have one more wildcard question for you. What advice would you give to someone external to Microsoft, but they're interested in starting a mental health ERG at their company?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Megan Lawrence&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, so um, ERG's come in lots of different flavors. And so first of all, just get curious, start learning what kind of affinity groups I've heard them called Employee Resource Groups exist already? Is there one for disability? Here in Microsoft, the way we're set up is we have an umbrella disability ERG. Now, I think we've got like, 24 different discussion groups underneath that. Um, so you know, I think it really depends on exploring what you have at your company, what the system looks like, and really just leaning in and recognizing that community pays dividends when it comes to creating a true sense of belonging at an organization. And that's what true inclusion looks like.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Perfect, and definitely those ERG's are what builds connection and what what builds community within companies. So hopefully everyone out there that doesn't already have a mental health ERG can start looking into how to start one. So thank you, Megan, for being part of the podcast. I'm really looking forward to having you on next time to talk a little bit more about mental health and technology.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Megan Lawrence&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I love it. Okay.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Thank you all for watching. Please feel free to leave us questions or comments below. And check back soon for more content from the HLS industry team&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 04 May 2021 13:50:00 GMT clairebonaci 2021-05-04T13:50:00Z Learn with the Nerds: Power BI Dataflows <P><STRONG>What You'll Learn:</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>-</STRONG> How to build re-usable, scalable ETL work in the Power BI Service<BR /><STRONG>-</STRONG> Learn how Power BI Dataflows can support your team and enterprise BI goals<BR /><STRONG>-</STRONG> To understand the role of the Common Data Model and integration with other Azure Data Services, including Azure Data Lake Gen2</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Register here for Power BI Dataflows with Pragmatic Works</A>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 03 May 2021 15:59:33 GMT Kendra Burgess 2021-05-03T15:59:33Z Sarah Romotsky of Headspace addresses selfcare for national nurses week <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>You're watching the Microsoft us health and life sciences, confessions of health geeks podcast, a show that offers Industry Insight from the health geeks and data freaks of the US health and life sciences industry team. I'm your host Claire Bonaci. As part of our 2021 nurses week series today, I welcome Sarah Romotsky, from headspace to the podcast, Sarah and I discussed self care and meditation and how it fits into the healthcare industry.&nbsp; Hi, Sarah, and welcome to the podcast.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Sarah Romotsky&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Hi, thanks for having me.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So it is nurses week, and may is also Mental Health Awareness Month, do you mind sharing your background and why you feel like normalizing mental health is so important?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Sarah Romotsky&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Sure, I have a unique background, I am a registered dietician, by training, and I spent many years working on helping people change their their eating habits, to adopt healthier lifestyles. And what I kept running into with clients and patients was that there were all these psychological factors were that were at the beneath the surface of why people were eating certain things, why people were acting out certain behaviors around food and health. And I realized unless we really address the the emotional and mental factors that are at play, we can't really change health overall. And so I'm at headspace to impact health on a much larger scale. So you know, while I still care deeply about getting people to eat a healthy diet, it's also equally as important to focus on our mental health issues or physical health. And so I think normalizing mental health and conversations about mental health are just so important today, it's so critical to everyone's health and your own health and your relationships with others. Whatever that whatever behavior you're acting out, there's, it's important that we address the mental and the emotional struggles below. And I think that's really important. And that's we know that mindfulness and meditation can help us improve our mental health, and really help us show up as a better as a better me. And as a better mother, as a better wife, as a better friend, as a better co worker, a better employee, all of these things are crucial. And mental health is really at the core of that.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>And I'm curious, so you started out as a dietitian, what made you want to go to a meditation company, it seems like such a large jump, obviously, it does play a role. But I'm curious how you ended up at headspace.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Sarah Romotsky&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>It is quite a large jump and not clear to a lot of my family why I was making that move to begin with. But it made sense to me and it still does. You know, nutrition is just is one eating behavior. That's it's it's really important that we have healthy eating behaviors. And nutrition is a really big core that of course. And exercise is also one of those established behaviors that we know is helpful in having a healthy lifestyle. But to me, meditation and mindfulness are equally as important. They're the research is there on meditation and mindfulness. And so I started meditating with headspace, before I was employee headspace during actually when I was having some serious problems with my postpartum depression after my child, and I started meditation and I realized, wow, I'm, I'm eating all this healthy things, I'm exercising, but I'm still not really taking care of my mind in the right way. Those two things weren't really comprehensive enough. And then I added mindfulness and meditation to my routine. And I really felt a profound change in how I was showing up in the world and my emotional and my physical health. And so I decided that you know, while I still love nutrition, I there's another healthy behavior out there that I really want to help promote. And it all runs together. There's, you know, meditation and mindfulness can be mental mindfulness can be incorporated to many aspects of our of our lifestyle, you can have integrate mindfulness into eating, we have a whole course on mindful eating, you can have the just the act of being present and aware and having compassion can be added to everything we do at every part of our day. And so, to me, going to headspace a meditation company was just a was just looking at health on a larger scale, and still working on promoting healthy behaviors. And I will, at dinner parties, I still tell people about gluten and I talk about mindfulness because it's they're equally as important.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Well, I think that's so interesting that you just bring up that parallel between one being healthy and whether that comes just with eating well and exercising. But that side piece of your mental health is just as important as your physical health. So I think that's honestly forgotten many times. So that is, that's great that you brought that parallel, and you brought it up just a little bit about the healthcare industry. So how do you think meditation and self care fits into the healthcare industry, especially with the noting that this week is nurses week?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Sarah Romotsky&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah. You know, I think self care used to be one of those like luxuries that only people who worked a certain amount or put in invested certain amount could could have the luxury of self care. And we used to think of self cares, you know, bubble baths, and maybe massage or maybe reading a book. But those still totally can be self cared. But my message in our message is headspace is self care is not a luxury, it's a necessity. And the research shows that meditation and mindfulness in the form of self care is one that can truly have huge impact on mental and physical health, reduce stress, reduce anxiety, depression, improve sleep, better management of chronic conditions. I mean, these are things that have been proven in the research that mindfulness can affect and so while certainly take all the bubble baths you want, it's really important that we think about other other ideas of self care that can that can truly improve our mental health Who would ever thought that sitting and doing deep breathing for 10 minutes was actually a necessity, right? Like, I don't know if we've ever would have really thought that as a culture, but I think we're getting to that place. And especially with a pandemic, we're all really realizing how important it is to develop those self care routines. And when it comes to National Nurses week, I mean, I can't think of health care professionals that are more in need and deserving of taking that time for self care when you care for others all day. And many of them also care for family members at home, too, when they come back from work. It can be hard to find that time for yourself. But it is so needed, we often fall to the bottom of the list of priorities, you know, of everything we need to do the day but it is the most needed, because that's how we can show up the best for everyone around us. And so 10 minutes a day of meditation, 10 minutes, even three times a week, can really have such a great impact on your health, because the stressors and the triggers in our life are never are not going to go away. The pandemic might go away, but we'll still have jobs we'll still have children will still have finances will still have work. But it's how we respond to those stressors that are really important. And so finding a self care routine that can really help you react better to those stressors is what's key. But I think that we should expand the idea of self care and really think about how that can fit into modern mainstream medicine and health care today.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I 100% agree with everything you said you made some really great points. I think definitely, especially with the pandemic happening, people really realize that their mental health is completely affected by what's going on in the world, and especially what's going on at home when everything switched to virtual. Think just so much pressure, so much added stress was put on everyone no matter kind of what role you're in, but especially in the healthcare industry, especially those frontline workers and those nurses and doctors. I know you briefly mentioned just the the research on that. Do you have any research that says that this would help with prevention of kind of healthcare events or just help overall in the healthcare space?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Sarah Romotsky&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, there's been, you know, there's so many studies out there on the benefits of meditation. And then also headspace has 27 published studies itself that have really looked at the efficacy of our product, on on mental health and emotional well being. But you know, there's one study that showed that using headspace can reduce stress in 10 days by 14%. Another one with healthcare workers specifically showed reduce burnout with nurses. And so the best thing about headspace is that there it's available for you at anytime you need it right in between a shift. I know a lot of healthcare professionals who use headspace right before rounds with their team. I mean, there's so many different ways you can utilize it. And there's so many different types of content. The benefit is all of them are based in science and based in the authentic practice of meditation,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>when definitely, especially in the healthcare space, especially addressing burnout, I think we always talk about clinician burnout, but this is like a clear, actionable way to help reduce that. And what are some actions or takeaways that you want to leave our listeners with?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Sarah Romotsky&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, I mean, I think there's three things. Number one, meditation is for everyone. You don't need to be you don't need to have a diagnosis, a mental disorder, you don't need to have a chronic condition, but you can and have had those and also find benefit. Anyone can do it. The second my second thing I want people to know is that it doesn't have to be daily. And to give it time, it's not a you know, just like let's say trying to be on a weight loss journey. You can't eat a salad and then expect next day to see the pounds change on your scale. And it's the same thing with meditation you really need to put in the time be consistent with it but you will get to a point where you feel you feel that change you feel different. There's a difference there that you can, you might not be able,it may not be tangible, but you Like I said, maybe before you used to scream at people in traffic, maybe you know, six weeks later of using headspace and meditation, you feel a little bit more resilient to some of those stressors that usually would really get under your skin. So that's my second thing. It doesn't have to be daily, it just has to be consistent. And, and the third thing would be that this is a legitimate practice that healthcare leaders, business leaders, medical experts, scientists, doctors are on board with, because the research is there. So headspace works with healthcare organizations, like the American Medical Association, and others, because they know that meditation can improve your health and well being</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>even the first point that you made about it is for everyone, I do think that there's still kind of a weird, taboo stereotype around meditation. And honestly, myself, I was a convert, I did not meditate up until probably last few years. And once I switched to it, I did notice the difference. And I did realize, yes, this is for everyone. This is not just for someone that's diagnosed with a condition. It really is for anyone in everyone. And I want to thank you again, Sarah, for being part of the podcast, I have one final question for you something a little fun. What is one unexpected kind thing that someone did for you or your family during the pandemic?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Sarah Romotsky&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I love that question. You know, you don't often sit and think, Hmm, what did what did people done for me? And I love that question. And I, the first thing that comes to mind is, um, have a really wonderful neighbor Lupita. And the other day, I had flowers on my doorstep. And it was and it said, you know, to Sarah from Lupita, and I was, wait, it's not my birthday. It's not Mother's Day, like, what would this is, and I realized, it's because she's probably watched me every day for the last nine months a year during this pandemic struggle. I mean, we're gonna put it up in front of our house, she's watched me, you know, try to shove my kids into the car or watch my four year old run down the street without holding hands, or, you know, watch probably my, my baby run out without any underwear on diapers on you know, and like, she's, she's seen, she's been so close to my life for the last nine months, because we've all been home that she's probably seen, you know, front and center, the what's been happening in my family, and what's been happening is just what's happening in everyone's family. We're making it work. We're trying our best. And just the fact that she just put flowers on my doorstep for no specific reason. But no even caught note note to say why but I know it's because she has seen and knows and understands and appreciates what we're going through what I'm going through as a working mom.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>this is real life. This is what life is right now, and we're all getting through it together. So, again, thank you so much, Sarah, and hopefully everyone takes this as a sign to go get headspace and start meditation.&nbsp; Thank you all for watching. Please feel free to leave us questions or comments below. And check back soon for more content from the HLS industry team.</P> Mon, 03 May 2021 14:00:00 GMT clairebonaci 2021-05-03T14:00:00Z April in HLS – Power BI, Microsoft Teams Rooms, Confessions of Health Geeks, and More <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="feature_april-holidays-feat.jpg" style="width: 600px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="feature_april-holidays-feat.jpg" alt="feature_april-holidays-feat.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Welcome to the monthly Healthcare and Life Sciences blog recap, April edition! Check out the highlights below:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Power BI</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Ingest Healthcare Open Data into Azure and Power BI using New GitHub Repository: </STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Greg Beaumont</A>, Microsoft Senior Intelligence Technical Specialist, built a repository of healthcare open data in GitHub called Power Pop Health. The solution contains low code/no code/no PowerShell deployment, so anyone can use it with nothing more than an Azure subscription and Power BI. <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Read more about the solution here.</A></LI> <LI><STRONG>Excel Analyst in a Day with Power BI:</STRONG> Explore how Excel and Power BI are best used together and how Excel and Power BI can be integrated in Microsoft Teams and SharePoint online. <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click here to learn more and register for the event</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Dashboard in a Day with Power BI: </STRONG>Interested in participating in a free Power BI workshop? <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click here to learn how</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Embed Power BI Reports in Healthcare EMR:</STRONG> Learn more about how healthcare providers are embedding Power BI reports from their EMRs/EHRs. <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click here to register for the event.</A></LI> <LI><STRONG>Power BI at Microsoft Business Applications Summit:</STRONG> Join the Power BI team and learn about the next features, demos, roadmap for Power BI. <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click here to learn more. </A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>Microsoft Teams Rooms</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Transitioning to Microsoft Teams Video Conference Rooms: </STRONG>Are your employees returning to work? Learn how to configure existing conference rooms for Teams meetings. <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click here to learn more</A>.</LI> </UL> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>Confessions of Health Geeks</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Microsoft Nurses Heeding the Call of Service</STRONG>: Learn from <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Molly McCarthy</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kathleen McGrow</A> as they discuss the complexities of volunteering at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic and their hopes for the future of the COVID-19 vaccination process. <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click here to watch</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Innovations in Pediatric Patient Experience</STRONG>: Hear from Microsoft’s Chief Patient Experience Officer, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Antionette Thomas</A>, as she interviews a team from <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Children’s Hospital of Colorado</A> and representatives from <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Childsplay Charity</A> on innovative new technologies they are adopting to enhance the experience of patients. <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click here to watch the webcast</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Health Plan Member Experience Improvement</STRONG>: Microsoft’s Director of Population Health, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Amy Berk</A>, discusses some of the forces driving health plan member experience improvement. <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click here to learn more</A>.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Diversity in Clinical Trials and Drug Development</STRONG>: In this podcast, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Claire Bonaci</A> discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion in pharma and life sciences, specifically the importance of diversity in clinical trials. <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Watch the podcast here.</A></LI> <LI><STRONG>Tackling health inequity:</STRONG> <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dr. Zafar Chaundry</A>, SVP and CIO at Seattle Children’s Hospital shares how he and his team are working to expand access to healthcare and improve health equity in the greater Seattle area. <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click here to watch. </A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H2>MidDay Café</H2> <UL> <LI><STRONG>MidDay Café Re-launch: </STRONG>The MidDay Café is temporarily pausing until the re-launch on May 10<SUP>th</SUP>. The new format will be shorter with different content.<A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Read the announcement here</A>.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>January's HLS Blog Contributors:</H2> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Gannotti.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="Gannotti.jpg" alt="Gannotti.jpg" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Michael Gannotti</A>, Principal Technical Specialist, Microsoft Teams</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="greg.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="greg.jpg" alt="greg.jpg" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Greg Beaumont</A>, Senior Technical Specialist, Intelligence</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="claire.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="claire.jpg" alt="claire.jpg" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Claire Bonaci</A>, Director, Business Development, Health and Life Sciences</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Samir.jfif" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="Samir.jfif" alt="Samir.jfif" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Samir Thapa</A>, Principal Technical Specialist, Microsoft Teams</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Kendra.jfif" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="Kendra.jfif" alt="Kendra.jfif" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kendra Burgess</A>, Senior Technical Specialist, Intelligence</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thanks for reading and let us know how else our Microsoft team can help!</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="erin.jfif" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="erin.jfif" alt="erin.jfif" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Erin Spencer</A>, Technical Specialist, Microsoft Teams</P> Mon, 03 May 2021 14:16:00 GMT espencer38985 2021-05-03T14:16:00Z Tackling health inequity through a new lens <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>You're watching the Microsoft us health and life sciences, confessions of health geeks podcast, a show that offers Industry Insight from the health geeks and data freaks of the US health and life sciences industry team. I'm your host Claire Bonaci. On this final episode for patient experience week, Antoinette Thomas talks with Dr. Zafar Chaudry, Senior Vice President and CIO at Seattle Children's Hospital on how they are working to expand access to health care, and improve health equity in the greater Seattle area.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Antoinette Thomas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>This is the third and final podcast in a three part series, exploring patient experience. And today we have a special guest joining us from Seattle, Washington Dr. Zafar Chaudry, and he's joining us from Seattle Children's Hospital. So welcome, Dr. Chaudry. And can you start off by sharing a little bit with our guests about your journey in health care and how your journey to Seattle?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Zafar Chaudry&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Thank you. And thank you for inviting me to speak with you for for a few minutes here. So yeah, I started my career in medicine. Internal Medicine is my specialty. I started off as a physician, but very quickly moved into the tech industry. This was a time when we had to learn multiple keys on a keyboard and lots of green screens, dos based solutions. And I volunteered to take some training in that space because they wanted clinical people to work in technology. And then from there I evolved into dot com before it went dot bomb. And then from there, back into health IT have been CIO for 20 plus years worked in probably 20 different healthcare systems around the world have also been on the vendor side work for Gartner. And yeah, I've been here at Seattle Children's as senior vice president CIO for just over three and a half years.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Antoinette Thomas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So we recently had a very engaging conversation a couple weeks ago. And I was so impressed by some of the work that you're doing there, specifically around health and digital equity. So I would really love for you to share with our audience, your experience, what you're seeing there in Seattle, and I apologize, I actually live a mile equidistance from two major health systems in Cleveland. So how appropriate that we have sirens. Yeah, so share a little bit about that conversation and about what you're doing, and what your vision is in addressing digital and health inequities.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Zafar Chaudry&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So at Seattle children's, our mission is to provide hope, care and cures for children. And the way in which I interpret that is not only treating a child when a child is sick, but how do we help the child through through their entire journey of growing up. And so from a technology point of view, we've been looking at this in multiple in multiple ways. So just before the pandemic, we actually built a coffee shop in our downtown Seattle facility. And the coffee shop was designed to take homeless children and train them to be baristas. And half of the coffee shop was a tech bar, where we were going to take children and train them to be a plus certified. And get them on the career path, especially for those children that lived in underprivileged areas in this route in and around the Seattle City. And as we've been thinking through this, but then the pandemic hit, and so that's sort of been currently close. But as the as the pandemic hit. And we've been thinking through this, one of the things that came to mind was, how do I build a pipeline of new talent because Seattle is very competitive place specially in tech, companies like yourselves, can take up most of the talent, so we still have to compete in that market. So we've been looking to build a training program for high school graduates who may not have access to or be able to pay for a full degree. So we're working with the Seattle City Colleges of Seattle to build an associate's program in health information technology. I'm very pleased to say that after about a year's worth of work, that's, that's all ready to go. We're waiting for state approval, but we will start hiring the first cohort of students into the program this fall. And as part of that commitment that we have with the City College's Seattle Children's, my department will sponsor 10 students for their fees and expenses for the two year program, build a pipeline into my team. In terms of patients, so, pandemic has taught us that you have to pivot very quickly to a different way of working. So on site off site and for patients, the experience has changed. So prior to the pandemic, we weren't really doing many telehealth visits per week. We're currently doing about 15,000 telehealth visits per week. And what we've learned from this journey of the last 12 to 14 months is there are still many people that we serve, that don't have access to decent internet connectivity, don't have access to the right hardware. So if you imagine a household that may have five children, two adults all trying to work, it's very unlikely that a household of seven or five will have seven laptops available so that they can do their telehealth visit whilst doing their work whilst doing their schoolwork. So we've learned this during this journey, we've also set up programs to lend devices, to those people that need connectivity slash a piece of hardware, we've piloted that that's been successful. At the same time, we have 46 sites across four states as the health system. And for the pandemic, we did set up our clinics to be walk-in telehealth center. So you could walk in, use our equipment, be safely distanced in a room by yourself that's been sanitized, and access your virtual visit without connections, and that's also had relatively good uptake.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Antoinette Thomas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Those are some really unique and innovative ways to address inequities, and specifically, your approach to the device lending and you know, the big elephant in the room, which is the explosion of virtual health and, you know, not enough access to internet or broadband, as we can continue to think about this. And, you know, I guess my last question for you sitting here, you know, working for one of the large technology companies here in the United States is what, what can those of us on the technology side, the company, the vendor side, what can we do to partner with you, or help you help other health systems in solving for this very, very big problem?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Zafar Chaudry&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So I think there's multiple programs we could think about. So one would be a reduced cost program where people could buy decent hardware. And the other would be since you're such a big vendor is maybe build a purpose built device that does telehealth visits, right? Because it could be built on a cheaper platform. It has it serves a purpose it has built in connectivity. So maybe we can take advantage of the advanced 4g and now 5g networks, an offer a tablet type device that people can buy, consume, or even rent, you know, at low cost, because we're there's a lot of leasing going on with equipment now versus do I spend 900 on a on a device? Or can I make the first payment for 40 bucks and then consume that device, and then hand it back after 24 months? Something to that extent, I think that's where we should think to partner, and then have subsidized programs for those folks that still don't have the right access? Because without access, how do we develop our communities, certainly our pedes community, right. And not everybody has. I mean, people tend to have smartphones. That's what the data shows, but people who don't have a strong income tend to have Android based smartphones. Now, there isn't a Windows based smartphone anymore. And the apple ecosystem seems to be prohibitive for families that are really living on that sort of poverty line. The pandemic has certainly pushed more families into not having insurance for their kids, and then putting their kids on Medicaid programs. 53% of our patients currently are funded by Medicaid programs. And Medicaid is a federal program. It doesn't really pay that well. And so that has an impact as well in terms of what services we can provide. So I think it really has to come from a vendor perspective, can we build the device, use a device that is inefficient? Which is efficient, but less expensive to actually consume and use and must have a level of connectivity.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Antoinette Thomas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Well, that's ending our time today. But I what I want to do is I want to thank you for joining us. And I also would love to stay connected and perhaps have a follow up conversation in six months to 12 months because I would really like to reengage you to share with our audience the results of the program, the scholarship program, and then also just really kind of keep the finger on the pulse of you know, how we are how you are working to solve these equity issues, specifically in the range of market share of the Seattle Children's Hospital. So, I thank you again and we appreciate your time.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Thank you all for watching. Please feel free to leave us questions or comments below and check back soon for more content from the HLS industry team.</P> Fri, 30 Apr 2021 14:30:00 GMT clairebonaci 2021-04-30T14:30:00Z Power BI at Microsoft Business Applications Summit <P>At the Microsoft Business Applications Summit (MBAS) this year.&nbsp;&nbsp;<A title="" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Join the Power BI team</A>&nbsp;and be inspired by exciting new features, see amazing demos, learn about our roadmap, see real world stories and connect with your peers from the awesome Power BI Community!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The official event starts at 8:00 AM PDT, however, the Power BI sessions begin at 10:45 AM PDT.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A>&nbsp;</SPAN></EM></P> Thu, 29 Apr 2021 17:54:41 GMT Kendra Burgess 2021-04-29T17:54:41Z The ever-expanding importance of diversity in clinical trials and drug development <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>You're watching the Microsoft U.S. health and life sciences, confessions of health geeks podcast, a show that offers Industry Insight from the health geeks and data freaks of the US health and life sciences industry team. I'm your host, Claire Bonaci. For this podcast, I'm switching roles. I'll be interviewed by our producer Tracy Picon, on the importance of diversity and inclusion in pharma and life sciences, and specifically the importance of diversity in clinical trials.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tracy Picon&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Hi, Claire, welcome to the confessions of health geeks podcast, as you know, but today you're in the hot seat, and I'm going to be the host.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Well, thank you, Tracy. I know it's very weird being on this side. But I'm excited. I'm excited to talk a little bit about pharma and clinical trials.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tracy Picon&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Umm, I have a couple of questions for you. But I also want to prepare you for a rapid fire question session just a little bit, just a little bit. So you know, April is diversity month and we've been seeing the pharma conference, DIA&nbsp; has been having a real focus on diversity, equity inclusion, you have worked in clinical trials and are an expert in this space in the pharma space. So in your words, how is diverse representation, or why is diverse representation so important? I guess, and also, what have you learned throughout COVID?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, well, definitely, I think this is something that is really, really important, especially just because of the lack of diversity in pharma, and in clinical trials. And just the history of that, I think, you know, as a whole, the industry has come a long way, but there's still a lot of way that they need to go. I think when it comes to even women and clinical trials after the Thalidomide situation in the 60s, the FDA basically excluded all women of childbearing age from early trials in the 70s. And obviously, we know that, you know, men, they do respond differently to medicines very similar to how people of different ethnicities respond different to medicine. So obviously, women will respond very differently as well. So this really posed a huge problem.&nbsp; In the early 90s, actually, the FDA, they removed that ban from women on in clinical trials. But a recent report, I think, was a few years ago, the FDA released it, that women only represented around 43% of clinical trial participants globally. So clearly, it's still the ramifications from that decision are still kind of felt today. And obviously that results in women, and obviously, we have to assume minority populations as well, they're at a greater risk of having adverse events due to maybe just a lack of representation in those trials for the medications that they're taking. So obviously, I don't think it's a sex issue, in particular, I think it's more of a overall diversity problem within the industry, but also kind of within those trials in the industry, if trials are not conducted with people from all demographic and non-demographic characteristics, that includes sex, race, ethnicity, age, even patients with like organ dysfunction, or different comorbidities, then the industry as a whole, it's not serving the entire population equally. Obviously, that's the ultimate goal of every pharma company. And even from a business perspective, they're missing a large population of just people that could be buying or using their products if they're not making the medicine for everyone. And obviously, when it comes to COVID, everything had to stop, trials had to stop. And they really had to look at, Hey, can we serve rural populations? Can we serve patients that might not be able to come into the hospital every day? Obviously, I think people are very privileged that can, you know, drive 20 minutes to a hospital, but that's not the case globally. That's definitely not the case in the US everywhere. I think the pandemic kind of showed much more inequities, especially in clinical trials. And I think that's something that definitely the industry is kind of woken up to.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tracy Picon&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>do you think that will continue?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I do, I think the last 12 months of the pandemic, really expedited healthcare as a whole, probably more than in the last five or 10 years. That definitely happened in clinical trials that definitely happened in pharma. I think there's this like huge emphasis now on decentralized clinical trials and trying to make that available to everyone. So I do think it's probably going to continue. I mean, I hope it does.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tracy Picon&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Right? For sure. I think, how do you serve the entire population, if you don't represent the entire population? How do you make choices for people? If you're if they're not a part of, you know, the entire program to start, right? How do we do that? We don't want to do that we shouldn't be doing that. So given you do have this expertise in clinical trials, right, this is where you spent the first part of your career. Why did you make the leap to a technology company? We all have our reasons for getting over into technology, whether it's scale or or you know, making a bigger impact, but what why did you make the leap to a technology company?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, well, definitely. I think you kind of hit the nail on the head there on scale, but but really, I did. I loved working on clinical trials. I loved working on a top pharma company. And I think realistically, if I was still there, I'd probably still love it. But the reason I decided to make that change to a tech company was really because I saw so many gaps in technology in the pharma and life science industry as a whole. It was, it was not just the problem within trials, or the trial data, or my company or my group, it really was a whole issue with industry. I mean, I think, you know, across every pharma company, there's so many disparate and legacy systems and the manual tracking of data that happens every day. And what I see when I say, data, I do mean like tons and tons of data, just everywhere, everything is data. And everything is generally done pretty manually, I think that was a huge gap and an opportunity for technology to kind of play a bigger role. And so obviously, I felt that maybe my direct experience in trials and pharma could somehow be leveraged to actually create solutions for the industry as a whole and like a more scalable way that can be implemented across the whole industry. So I really thought, you know, maybe I could make more of a difference than trying to do something just in my department, or just in my company. So that's kind of why I started looking outside of my company and trying to figure out like, how can I go to a tech company? How could I make a difference kind of on the industry as a whole?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tracy Picon&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, I love that, because that's one of the reasons I came from med tech. And that was one of the reasons just seeing these gaps, gaps, where I thought technology was the impetus to changing and supporting all constituents, right. So the patient, the clinicians, the systems, this, you know, the C suites of all these health systems, the payer space. So we have talked about, you know, we're talking about equity. It's a it's a hot topic right now. And it has been for a long time, but I think we've seen lots of disparity in care over the last 12 months, it's really been highlighted. We've known it's been there, but it's been highlighted. How do clinical trials become more equitable? And then what's the role of technology? Like how do we, how do we bridge that gap with those in those two, with, with the technology,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I'll say what everyone has probably heard that diversity and inclusion, they need to be focused in every industry, especially in pharma and Life Sciences. But what I really mean by that is that diversity inclusion should be part of every pharma and life science companies company blueprint and plan as a whole. If it's not part of how the company operates daily within that company, it's probably going to not carry over to how trials are run. So especially if they're I know a lot of companies, they have given a yearly audits or internal audits are checks to ensure that they're kind of living up to their values. So I think if they're really making sure that diversity and inclusion is one of those values, and they're keeping up on it, then it's going to carry over into trials, I think it's important to kind of have that diverse workforce as well, at every management level, I think, especially in middle management, since that's where a lot of the like on the ground decisions are made for clinical operations, which typically run clinical trials. I think that would mean, you know, having more women and having more people from diverse backgrounds, whether that's race, or age, or sex, or neurocognitive diversity, I think having all people to be in those decision making positions, or even consulted about the decisions that they are making could really expand the amount of equitable clinical trials that are out there. And I think it also, you know, when it comes to increasing diversity just in trials, if you think about specifics, even just expanding eligibility criteria for trials, sometimes just the strictness of the eligibility has some kind of unconscious bias built into it automatically. Or even expanding the location of trials, like we talked about with decentralized files to make sure that people from rural or diverse locations can still be part of it, you can still get that data. And then of course, I think something that I always like doing was kind of working with the patient advocacy groups or community based clinics, since you do get a very diverse population there as well. So although that's not necessarily focused on technology, I think technology plays a part in all of those since, obviously, we see the work of you know, ethical AI coming into play, focusing on making sure that there's less bias. And then, of course, just the decentralized clinical trial methods of having remote patient monitoring, or having ways that all of this can be done almost from an iPhone or from an app to make it a little bit easier. So hopefully, technology plays a role in all of it. I think it's slow going currently.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tracy Picon&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, I remember sitting in a room, listening to a speaker, and they were talking about the millions and millions and millions of pieces of paper. And it just struck me if you have to go through all of that manual process. The last thing that's going to be maybe on your mind is the diversity part, because you have to there's so much that you have to go through and support, whether it's through the FDA, you know, positioning and everything else is like so if you without the technology, how do you do that? Right? So maybe the technology will bring that visibility that we're all talking about right and be able to scrub the data so that you know like in real time what's happening.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Exactly. Hopefully we can Fingers crossed.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tracy Picon&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>fingers crossed. Yes. And I like that you talked about ease, right ease and then the general Working with the communities like, does that happen often? Or was that just one of your passions?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>It happens sometimes. But I think it's harder, especially when trials are run globally. So for those larger trials, it's really hard to be able to know, okay, how do you do this in the Ukraine? Or how do you do this in other countries, so you really have to rely on other vendors or CROs, and really making sure that you have, you kind of have to go out of your way to be like, Hey, we need to assess and make sure that we're getting community hospitals involved, or community clinics, or advocacy groups, it's not something that you know, it's like built in, and it really does have to be kind of like, a check that you really make at the beginning before you start a trial. Unfortunately,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tracy Picon&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I have so many questions for you. We're going to do another podcast, maybe several more, because I have questions. I think we need to tackle things like fear. And and how do we support our communities, if there's a level of fear, so we have, we have more more to come for sure. But I want to get to the rapid fire questions. Okay. So, answer the first thing that pops in your head. I know, it's kind of neat, but let's do it. Okay. Name, your, in your vision, name, the root causes and barriers to inclusion in clinical trials?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Well, I,I feel like the first one would probably be racism. An obvious one. I think another one is probably like language barriers. Since we saw that, and just like global trials, and then probably just like socio economic constraints, or like, just, you know, the overall kind of language barriers or communication barriers with different populations.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tracy Picon&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah. Yeah, no, this is good. Okay, favorite thing about working in clinical trials,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Ooh! I think probably designing the protocols, specifically in different regions, I feel like it was really cool to kind of understand the different cultures of that region. I think it was really cool designing the ones in Japan because they just had such a different way of doing things. And, you know, making sure that you always had to do things out of respect, like it was, it was so cool to learn about. So it really although I was designing protocols, it was more Oh, I'm learning about this Japanese culture, which I thought was super fun.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tracy Picon&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>That sounds awesome. Okay, favorite part of designing those protocols. Besides the culture aspect?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, I'd probably say working with like the medical affairs teams and the doctors, because they were the experts. They were the most knowledgeable and passionate about those disease states that it was so kind of cool to see them so excited, and talking about these disease states that they were so passionate about solving. So I think that was kind of fun of, you know, being able to talk to these really high up doctors that knew so much more than I did, obviously.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tracy Picon&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I love it. All right. Thank you so much, Claire. This has been great. I love that you're in the hot seat now because usually, Claire is our host of confessions of health geeks. And as I said, we're going to discuss we've got so much more to discuss. So definitely tune in for the next episodes of, I don't know, should it be Confessions of Health Geeks Pharma edition?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I love it. Exactly.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Tracy Picon&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Alright, thanks, everyone. Have a good day.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Thank you. Thank you all for watching. Please feel free to leave us questions or comments below. And check back soon for more content from the HLS industry team.</P> Thu, 29 Apr 2021 15:55:44 GMT clairebonaci 2021-04-29T15:55:44Z Providers: Embed Power BI Reports in Healthcare EMR <P>Click here to learn more about the agenda and presenters, and to register for this Microsoft Business Applications Summit (MBAS) event scheduled for May 4<SUP>th</SUP>, 2021.</P> <P><SPAN><A title="To learn more or register, click here!" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Thu, 29 Apr 2021 14:38:05 GMT Kendra Burgess 2021-04-29T14:38:05Z The forces driving health plan member experience improvement <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>You're watching the Microsoft us health and life sciences, confessions of health geeks podcast, a show the offers Industry Insight from the health geeks and data freaks of the US health and life sciences industry team. I'm your host, Claire Bonaci. On episode two of the three part patient experience series guest host, Antoinette Thomas discusses health plan member experience with our Director of population health, Amy Burke.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Toni Thomas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Amy, thank you for joining. As we get started, it would be great to share a little bit about yourself with our guests.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Amy Berk&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Wonderful, thank you so much for having me, Toni. So I am the new director of Population Health at Microsoft, I bring forth clinical and operational experience in the population health realm or ecosystem, I started my career as a nurse. So I am a clinican by background. And after graduate school, I embarked on a career in consulting, I'd been a healthcare consultant for 15 years. And the span of my work is cross payers and providers, looking at innovation of care delivery models, working domestically and internationally, working in the public and private sectors. So I feel that my experience is broad, but also very focused on population health.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Toni Thomas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So I'm really glad to be working with you. And as the person that's really responsible for developing the point of view on experience for health and life sciences, I think it's really important to, you know, work with all my colleagues on the industry, industry team across their subject matter to make sure we're developing a holistic view of experience. And so if you would, um, can you share a little bit about traditional member experience? And what drives improvement of that experience inside health plan or per the purview of health plan? And the second part of that question is, does consumerism play a role?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Amy Berk&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So thank you so much for that question. Toni, I've had some time to think about that question. And, in my mind, the traditional role of the member in a health plan is one that was very reactive versus proactive. We have care managers that are reaching out to engage our members in these programs. Oftentimes, members aren't even aware of these programs. So how can the health plan really be more keen on outreach and targeting members for these type of programs, health care management, behavioral health programs, pharmacy programs, etc. You know, and even in the role, or probably even in the traditional realm of care management, it has been very much a telephonic model, and how much how much impact we have over the telephone versus how can we engage our members through digital mechanisms, digital modalities, pardon me, like virtual, like digital, etc. So really, you know, harnessing in on engaging that member more through more creative technologies, and I would say also, that it empowers the member, then to really have a responsibility to, you know, take care of themselves, right We are, we are putting the member in, in a place of power to really be able to, you know, engage to be proactive with their own healthcare. And I forgot to mention, but this is an important part as well, in terms of, you know, what's out there in terms of remote patient monitoring. So, you know, really putting the onus on them to take care of their health in a way that they haven't done before, and that, that spans across the entire continuum of health. And I would say even the, the entire continuum of demographics, through age and culture and gender, etc. So I think it's really a good place for any consumer to be right now. Because consumers today have choices like they hadn't had before. You can go on the internet and consumers can look up and, and really have a clear picture and understanding and knowledge of their disease course of their condition. They have, you know, knowledge of who their providers are against other providers, they can now look up price transparency, is becoming very prominent in terms of being able to look up costs. So that's very important to consumers today. And I think that, you know, putting our consumers at the heart of what we do, both from a chronic care management perspective, as well as a member satisfaction perspective becomes quite important.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Toni Thomas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So in the hospital world, and the clinic world, we have, you know, the H caps measurements that measure how satisfied a patient might be with within certain realms of that experience. How, how do health plans, how do health plans solicit feedback from their members to understand how satisfied they are with the experience that they're having within their care management program are within the health plan itself.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Amy Berk&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So there are a couple of ways in which that happens. So there are h caps that applied to the member experience and a health plan also stars. So that's a CMS quality measure for Medicare programs, member satisfaction is actually now weighted most heavily in those star measures. And thirdly, then, you know, through surveys that are solicited to members, through their net promoter scores, etc, that become quite relevant in terms of measuring member satisfaction.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Toni Thomas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>That's great, because I know some of the the listening audience might be Microsoft health and life science field sales teams who are really trying to understand a little bit more about how satisfaction is rated. So that's helpful to them in their daily jobs, like certainly to understand specifically the star ratings that you referenced. Something that I'm personally interested in, and I think our audience would be interested in is the comparison or contrast between what healthcare system patient experiences and I think most people understand that, and health plan member experience, so if you could, you know, give a little bit of that picture of what that looks like, that'd be helpful.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Amy Berk&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>so I would say that, you know, a patient versus a member, if we want to put it in that perspective, a patient is often going to the hospital, for reasons in which they need to be taken care of. And they become a guest at that hospital in that, you know, they're, they're being taken care of by nurses, and there are physicians there that are treating them with protocols, etc. You know, and often this is in a place of sickness versus in health, right, so a patient is sick. And, you know, that in itself brings in a cadre of, of emotions and experiences of that patient in the hospital, right, where once that patient goes out of the hospital is discharged from the hospital, rather, their disposition to a post acute facility or to home. And they're within an environment that, you know, they're now on the road to recovery, and they're well, and, you know, they're getting healthy or healthier, shall I say. And it goes back to that first comment, which I said, where the member has more, I would say, power, more, you know, ability to manage their condition, right. And this of work becomes so important for our care managers that are out there to take a proactive approach with our members to engage them better in their care. So they can have that opportunity to self manage their care for better outcomes. So you know, now it's more proactive, and I would say where I said, The patient is a guest of the hospital and that everything is directed by this interdisciplinary care team in, you know, how they deliver care. Now, it becomes a little bit different of a shift to now the care management team, the interdisciplinary team is a is a guest to that member's home, even when the person or the member goes to see the provider. There's it's still a different dynamic, right? Because I think that that member is at the heart in the center of making key decisions and shared decision making. And that applies to to the provider side, right, there should be shared decision making in the hospital setting as well. But I think it's even more elevated in the post acute setting in that members are on their way to becoming healthy. And a member has control over that pathway, more so than a patient, if that makes sense.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Toni Thomas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I think that's really profound. And it's it's also very interesting, Amy because some of the things I've been doing a lot of reading and research on agency and like a personal agency. And I think what we're seeing right now with patients, consumers, customers members is that They're exhibiting more personal agency than they ever have before. People who study this aren't really certain as to why that might be. I don't think there's one reason for it, I think there's a multitude of reasons I'm having access to information technology. And also the fact that we have been living 12 months inside of a pandemic, where they really feel that they have to take control over their own health, their own wellness, their own decision making. And so what I'm starting to see in the provider or the healthcare systems, space is really kind of this movement that you were referencing about. Being a collaborator with someone in their health, health, knowing that person personally, to offer the guidance that they need to make the decisions about their health. So I'm really starting to see healthcare systems want to move in that direction, especially on how they're communicating with patients, either who are trying to make appointments, or soliciting some advice on hospitals. And it's just really interesting paradigm shift. So I'm excited to see what happens there. I think it's important. And then lastly, what important lessons can the healthcare system world and the plan world learn from one another to improve this experience?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Amy Berk&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, so thank you for that question. And this, again, centers around, we have to focus in on patient member centric care, and what that means and including the member in terms of or the patient, what matters most to them. In terms of their care journey, I would also say that, you know, we have to think about our patients slash members holistically. So we shouldn't be focusing in on one disease we should be focusing in on if that person has co morbidities if that person has gaps in terms of social determinants of health, behavioral health, post pandemic, I mean, the, the crisis of mental health, as it has never been before is is a pandemic in itself, right. So, you know, really honing in on not just one disease or one condition or even that person's clinical picture, but we have to think more broadly, in terms of that person holistically, right, and bring through those social determinants that have impact on their health outcomes, behavioral health, emotions, and, you know, and needs. So I would, I would say, that's very important, and that spans across both provider and member and, you know, holistically, culturally, clinically, etc.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Toni Thomas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So that brings us to the end of our time together. But I do want to say I always enjoy speaking with you and asking you questions because I, I learn so much from you, Amy and I, I've learned things that will help me make me better in my job and also allow me to help the customers that I'm out there serving. So I really, really thank you for joining us for this session and contributing to patient experience. We thank you so much.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Thank you all for watching. Please feel free to leave us questions or comments below and check back soon for more content from the HLS industry team.</P> Wed, 28 Apr 2021 14:43:38 GMT clairebonaci 2021-04-28T14:43:38Z Transitioning to Microsoft Teams Video Conference Room <P>Several organizations have started to incorporate the usage of Microsoft Teams for collaboration, establishing communication, and audio/video meetings. This virtual platform has been technologically embraced and its adaptation has escalated due to the Covid-19, pandemic that began in early 2020.</P> <P>Microsoft Teams has acted as a backbone for numerous organizations in assisting them to not only survive the pandemic but also to help them easily transform into work from home circumstances. After working virtually for a significant amount of time, employees are now planning or returning to work. They are experiencing difficulty joining teams meeting with audio/video from their conference rooms.&nbsp;<SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">Some of the reasons why employees are struggling will be elaborated below.</SPAN></P> <P>Organizations can put their efforts into helping their employees to resolve their problems while providing them a convenient working environment. I will elaborately address the ways through which organizations can efficiently join Teams meetings from their conference rooms. In addition to that, I will also be discussing Microsoft licensing and FAQs following the end of this blog post.</P> <P>Note:&nbsp;The devices mentioned in each section are merely suggestions; I strongly advise you to test, pilot and select the appropriate device for your setup.&nbsp;Please visit&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A>&nbsp;for additional information. I also recommend you watch this video before reading this article.<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">&nbsp;7 mins video to learn about Microsoft Teams Room.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><EM>Below enlisted are some of the few reasons because of which employees struggle to join Teams meetings from the conference rooms.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <OL> <LI>The existing conference <STRONG>room only has a conference speaker</STRONG> on the table.</LI> <LI>The existing conference <STRONG>room only has a monitor/projector</STRONG> and speakerphone for audio.</LI> <LI>The existing conference <STRONG>room is the latest Cisco Rooms</STRONG>, recently invested.</LI> <LI>The existing conference <STRONG>room is a native Zoom Conference room.</STRONG></LI> <LI>The existing conference <STRONG>room is a legacy room</STRONG> (Cisco, Bluejeans/Polycom etc.).</LI> <LI>The existing conference <STRONG>room has a dedicated PC </STRONG>to use as a conference room device.</LI> <LI>The existing legacy boardroom or <STRONG>executive rooms</STRONG> doesn't work with Teams meeting.</LI> <LI>The existing <STRONG>training room </STRONG>is not designed to work with Microsoft Teams.</LI> <LI>Executive office room <STRONG>small side table</STRONG> setup doesn’t work with Teams meeting.</LI> <LI>The existing conference room is setup with <STRONG>Surface Hub in Skype only mode</STRONG>, doesn’t work with Teams meeting.</LI> <LI>Teams Audio/Video device in <STRONG>Clinicians and Patient room.</STRONG></LI> </OL> <P>Elaborating these consecutively.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U><STRONG>The existing conference room only has a conference speaker on a table.</STRONG></U></P> <P>For a variety of purposes, organizations utilize only a speaker in this set-up. Users will accompany their laptops&nbsp;to the conference room and dial a phone number to attend the meeting, or call back from the meeting to the phone number labelled on the conference phone. Users can dial into a meeting when the Teams user who configured the meeting has an Audio conference license. Nothing changes for the user except, they won't be able to project on a large screen. This is a major problem that must be resolved.</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorSamir Thapa_4" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorSamir Thapa_5" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Only phone.jpg" style="width: 760px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="Only phone.jpg" alt="Sample: Huddle space" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Sample: Huddle space</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This space can easily be converted into a Microsoft Teams video conference room by the organization. Assuming this is a tiny huddle space. My single favourite gadget with all built-in functions for the room is&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the Yealink VP59 Teams Video phone</A>&nbsp;which has HDMI output for connecting to a widescreen. In small rooms,&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Crestron Teams Video Phone</A>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lenovo Think Smartview</A>&nbsp;can be considered viable alternatives.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="VP59.jpg" style="width: 599px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="VP59.jpg" alt="Sample: Modern Teams Video Phone Room" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Sample: Modern Teams Video Phone Room</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Some of my personal suggested Teams room devices that are modest and easy to set up are.</P> <P>Note: Requires monitor in the room to connect the video.</P> <OL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Poly Studio X30</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yealink A20</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Logitech Rally Bar Mini</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Audiocodes RXV80</A></LI> </OL> <P>There is the availability of&nbsp;a range of distinct alternatives, and we are adding additional partner devices; please visit <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A></P> <P>Moreover, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Surface Hub</A> would be ideal for this space, as users would be able to join Teams meetings with audio/video, whiteboard, and collaborate efficiently. It would also be good&nbsp;to have both the Surface HUB and MTR installed in this room&nbsp;to have a coordinated join pleasant&nbsp;audio/video experience while being able&nbsp;to communicate in real-time with remote participants.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U><STRONG>The existing conference room only has a monitor/projector and speakerphone for audio.</STRONG></U></P> <P>Usually, the existing conference room where only a monitor or projector and desktop speakerphone to dial into a meeting is installed.</P> <P>Employees will require to bring&nbsp;their laptops into the meeting room, plug them into an HDMI or wireless HDMI input system (such as Clickshare or AirMedia), and share the screen to address the prospectus. Considering the absence of a&nbsp;video camera and the fact that&nbsp;video is only available from an employee's laptop, this doesn't provide a pleasant experience.</P> <P>Organizations can conveniently convert this space into a Microsoft Teams video Conference room.</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorSamir Thapa_0" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="MTR TAP.jpg" style="width: 683px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="MTR TAP.jpg" alt="Sample: Modern Teams room for the medium size room" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Sample: Modern Teams room for the medium size room</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Some of my personal suggested Teams room devices for medium-sized rooms which will blend perfectly in and be modest and reliable to set up are.</P> <OL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Logitech TAP with Rally Sound System</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Crestron Room Systems</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yealink Room System MVC800</A></LI> </OL> <P>There is the availability of&nbsp;a range of distinct alternatives, and we are also&nbsp;adding additional partner devices continuously; please visit <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A></P> <P>Moreover, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Surface Hub</A> would be ideal for this space, as users would be able to join Teams meetings via audio/video, whiteboard, and collaborate efficiently. It would also be good&nbsp;to have both the Surface HUB and MTR installed in this room&nbsp;to have a coordinated join pleasant&nbsp;audio/video experience while being able&nbsp;to communicate in real-time with remote participants.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U><STRONG>The existing conference room is the latest Cisco Conference room.</STRONG></U></P> <P>Because Cisco Room devices are recently deployed, it is unlikely organizations will replace them with Microsoft Teams Room native devices.</P> <P>In this case, you can integrate <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cloud Video Interop Service</A> from Cisco, Poly, Pexip or Bluejeans. CVI is a SaaS service from partners that can be quickly set up in the cloud, nothing to deploy on-premise and apply a license to each Office365 user who will schedule a meeting. You can also enable one-button join or one-touch dial into Cisco devices, allowing users to walk into the conference room and join Teams meeting with one touch. CVI Partners offers a Trial service, highly recommended to enable at least two partner CVI solutions running Pilot and later you can finalize with one.</P> <P>Some Cisco Rooms <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Webex Boards, Room devices and Desk pros) also supports WebRTC</A>; please discuss with the Cisco rep. WebRTC enables Teams meeting to join from existing Cisco rooms without CVI in place; however, there are some limitations on experience.&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="CVI Teams workflow.jpg" style="width: 988px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="CVI Teams workflow.jpg" alt="Teams with CVI Meeting invite" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Teams with CVI Meeting invite</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;<U style="font-family: inherit;"><STRONG>The existing conference room is a native Zoom Conference room.</STRONG></U></P> <P>Customers have&nbsp;begun their expedition&nbsp;to equip Zoom room devices with after accustoming Zoom video communications.&nbsp; These native Zoom room devices have provided an Audio/Video meeting experience while users were at the office. Users are more likely to arrange and join&nbsp;Teams meetings from conference room devices now that companies are switching&nbsp;to Microsoft Teams.</P> <P><STRONG>What are the options to resolve this issue?</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Option1:</STRONG> Maintain Zoom room the way it currently stands and enable&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Direct Guest</A>&nbsp;approach to join Teams meeting. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Zoom Enhances Interoperability with Zoom Rooms Direct Guest Join Capability for Microsoft Teams Meetings&nbsp; - Zoom Blog</A></P> <P><STRONG>Option2:</STRONG> Integrate <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cloud Video Interop Service</A> from Cisco, Poly, Pexip or Bluejeans. CVI is a SaaS service from partners that can be quickly set up in the cloud, nothing to deploy on-premise and apply a license to each Office365 user who will schedule a meeting and going to use Zoom rooms.</P> <P><STRONG>Option3:</STRONG> Convert Zoom Rooms to Teams Native (Latest models)</P> <P>Most of the latest models of Room devices from partners Poly, Crestron, Yealink, Logitech, and a couple of other hardware supports both platforms. Please consult with your AV&nbsp;partner to remodeling&nbsp;their system by upgrading it to Microsoft Teams Room Native.</P> <P><STRONG>Option4:</STRONG> Convert Zoom Rooms to Teams Native (Older models)</P> <P>I have observed many customers deployed older model Zoom rooms, such as IPAD, on the table; this is unsupported setup converting to Teams Rooms. In such specific instance, you will require to consult with your AV Vendor or Partner to substitute with the Native Teams Room listed here:&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A></P> <P>In certain instances, you can use the existing Microsoft Teams certified peripherals, such as Logitech Meetup camera, Logitech Rally sound system, Huddly Camera, Polycom Cameras, and several others.</P> <P>So what should we do with IPAD and the PC that came with the zoom rooms? For addressing that, you can repurpose&nbsp;PCs for users at work or home, and use IPADs to join Teams meetings through the Teams App, which is installed on IPADs as a secondary device for users at work or their home.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>The existing conference room is a legacy room (Cisco, Bluejeans/Polycom etc.).</STRONG></P> <P>Enhancing Rooms is a process that requires time and budget, along with rigorous preparation and implementation. Meanwhile, you can use Cisco, Poly, Pexip, or Bluejeans' Cloud Video Interop Service(CVI) to operate&nbsp;existing legacy rooms with Teams. CVI is a SaaS service from partners that can be quickly set up in the cloud, nothing to deploy on-premise and apply a license to each Office365 user who will schedule a meeting.&nbsp;</P> <P>One-Touch Dial (OTD) calendaring to Teams can also be facilitated on Polycom/Poly room systems and personal systems (along with CVI) (and OTD to Zoom, WebEx, BJN, etc). For further details, please interact&nbsp;with a Poly representative.&nbsp;CVI Partners provides a trial program, which is highly recommended for enabling at least two partner CVI solutions to run a pilot before settling on one.</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorSamir Thapa_0" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>CVI Partners offers a Trial service, highly recommended to enable at least two partner CVI solutions running Pilot and later you can finalize with one.</P> <P><STRONG>Step2:</STRONG> Engage Microsoft Teams Devices Partners for Pilot</P> <P>The majority of Microsoft Teams Certified device partners deliver loaner/test units for a few weeks to enable organizations to try Microsoft Teams Room devices. For that one will have to deploy and test to see just how effective it is to implement, operate, and experience.</P> <P><STRONG>Step3:</STRONG> Start the groundwork regarding transitioning to Microsoft Teams Room.</P> <P><STRONG>Step4:</STRONG> Interact with Microsoft Account representative to see if there is any FastTrack room offer. FastTrack room grants white-glove room deployment as a compliment for customers to experiment. This system is likely to modify&nbsp;each year; please inquire with your Microsoft Account representative for additional details.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>The existing conference room has a dedicated PC to use as a conference room device.</STRONG></P> <P>I've seen a fair amount of conference rooms with fully loaded Windows PCs where users can log in and access the Meeting app with their credentials. This is simply an outdated, insecure and unautomated approach&nbsp;to use the conference room's shared device.</P> <P>All PCs and their peripheral devices should&nbsp;be withdrawn and authorized the deployment of Microsoft Teams Room, either as the Windows or Android version.&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Surface Hub2</A>&nbsp;would also be an ideal choice for this room.</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorSamir Thapa_1" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Hub2 MTR.jpg" style="width: 972px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="Hub2 MTR.jpg" alt="Sample: MTR and HUB together" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Sample: MTR and HUB together</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Microsoft FastTrack Room program:</STRONG> You will have to discuss with a Microsoft Account representative to see if a FastTrack room is available. FastTrack room grants white-glove room placement as a compliment for customers to try. This system is likely to modify&nbsp;each year; please inquire with your Microsoft Account representative for additional details.</P> <P>My personal suggested appliances&nbsp;for medium-sized rooms&nbsp;which will blend perfectly in and be modest while being reliable to set up are.</P> <OL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Logitech TAP with Rally Sound System</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Crestron Room Systems</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yealink Room System MVC800</A></LI> </OL> <P>There is the availability of&nbsp;a range of distinct alternatives, and we are&nbsp;also adding additional partner devices; please visit <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>The existing boardroom or executive rooms doesn't work with Teams meeting.</STRONG></P> <P>The boardroom and executive room are typically big. They have a&nbsp;variety of gadgets including ceiling speakers and microphones, DSPs, video switchers, wireless microphones, and multi-camera support. Embodying steps described below will surely bring Microsoft Teams meeting experience into these rooms.</P> <P><STRONG>Step1:</STRONG> The organization should integrate <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cloud Video Interop Service</A> from Cisco, Poly, Pexip or Bluejeans. Apply CVI license to Executive Assistants and Executives who will most likely schedule Teams meeting and walk into a conference room to start the meeting with one touch.</P> <P><STRONG>Step2:</STRONG> Deploy Microsoft Teams Room</P> <P>Microsoft has partner solutions that can be integrated with existing room peripherals setup, replacing central console, i.e. Cisco/Polycom or other solution. Often times there are lights and blinds, controls also integrated with the room console; therefore, highly recommended to discuss with your AV design partner and design/deploy/integrate accordingly.</P> <P>Below are a few&nbsp;of the products that are suitable to be used in Large/Boardroom or Executive rooms. Please visit &nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A> &nbsp;for additional&nbsp; details.</P> <OL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Poly - Studio X series - Small meeting room / Focus room / Executive office / Room system | Teams devices (</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Poly - G Series - Midsize meeting room / Large meeting room | Teams devices (</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yealink - MVC II series - Extra large meeting room / Education / Large educational spaces / Healthcare | Teams devices (</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Crestron - UC C160 Series - Midsize meeting room | Teams devices (</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Logitech - Tap with Rally - Midsize meeting room | Teams devices (</A></LI> </OL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="MTR MVC.jpg" style="width: 939px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="MTR MVC.jpg" alt="Sample: Teams Executive/Large Conference room" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Sample: Teams Executive/Large Conference room</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="MTR Crestron.jpg" style="width: 979px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="MTR Crestron.jpg" alt="Sample: Teams Executive/Large Conference room" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Sample: Teams Executive/Large Conference room</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>The existing Training room is not designed to work with Microsoft Teams.</STRONG></P> <P>Training rooms are typically quite large, thus a&nbsp;better audiovisual system is needed. The majority of training rooms are comprised of&nbsp;just a single projector&nbsp;or several big monitors. In such specific instances, organizations can deploy Microsoft Teams Room devices into large rooms.&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Crestron</A>,&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yealink</A>,&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Poly</A>, HP, and Dell can equip&nbsp;models that are compatible with Large Meeting training spaces.&nbsp;&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> <U>Shure line of products</U> </A>has recently been certified for Teams, making them suitable audio peripherals for meeting rooms. You can find additional product details at&nbsp; <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A>.</P> <P>A large training room can act as a&nbsp;challenging&nbsp;setup while attempting to&nbsp;provide&nbsp;an appropriate working environment for trainees. I recommend discussing this issue with AV Vendor and create a personalized training room that can be used with Microsoft Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Divisible Room1.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="Divisible Room1.jpg" alt="Sample: Training and Divisible Rooms" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Sample: Training and Divisible Rooms</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Divisible Room2.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="Divisible Room2.jpg" alt="Sample: Training and Divisible Room" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Sample: Training and Divisible Room</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Executive office room small conference side table setup, enabling Teams meeting.</STRONG></P> <P>Many executive offices have small conference room table on the side. As you can relate to this picture, there is either a desk phone or conference phone on the table for executives to join meetings by dial-in into meeting phone number. This setup is not intuitive, modern nor has video.</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorSamir Thapa_3" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Exec Small room.jpg" style="width: 598px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="Exec Small room.jpg" alt="Exec Small room.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Organizations can make this conference room look elegant by including simple Microsoft Teams Room Android devices. Below are a few products you can deploy to upgrade the look of these conference rooms.</P> <OL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams Video Phone VP59</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Poly Studio X30</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Yealink A20</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Logitech Rally Bar Mini</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Audiocodes RXV80</A></LI> </OL> <P>There is the availability of&nbsp;several alternatives, and we are also&nbsp;adding additional partner devices; please visit&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A>.</P> <P>Unless there is a separate MTR Resource/Room account being used in MTR, executives Active Directory accounts are likely to have MFA enabled, Windows-based MTR is not the right choice in this condition. After&nbsp;receiving new updates, Windows MTR has the nature of automatically rebooting itself. Thereby&nbsp;MFA will not enable it to fully prepare after the reboot. So this tends to create complications.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>The existing conference room is set up with Surface Hub in Skype only mode, doesn’t work with Teams meeting</STRONG></P> <P>Users won't be able to do one-click join in Surface Hub unless your IT has authorized it for connecting to the&nbsp;Microsoft Teams meetings. Visit this blog post for instructions on how to use Surface Hub for Teams meetings. <A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Download the Microsoft Teams app for Surface Hub - Microsoft Tech Community</A></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG>Teams Audio/Video device in Clinicians and Patient room</STRONG></P> <P>Microsoft Teams is being promptly&nbsp;implemented by&nbsp;healthcare professionals to streamline&nbsp;several applications through a single one. They are using healthcare communication platforms like TigerText, Vocera, Paging App, Zoom, Webex, and several others.&nbsp; To enable Audio/video at the&nbsp;patient's bedside&nbsp;and to connect and interact with a patient&nbsp;virtually, Teams Audio/Video personal device can be installed in the clinicians' offices and at the&nbsp;patient's bedside.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Doing this will establish secure communication and will make virtual rounding duties much quicker. This will particularly help the healthcare professionals to strive and provide the best service possible to their patients remotely.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="PatientDesk.jpg" style="width: 682px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="PatientDesk.jpg" alt="Sample Patient Examine Room" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Sample Patient Examine Room</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><FONT color="#FF0000">Licensing:</FONT> </STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams Rooms licenses - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs</A></P> <P>Microsoft has two (Standard and Premium) dedicated SKUs for licensing meetings and calling on a per-device basis for meeting room devices (such as Microsoft Teams Rooms, Microsoft Surface Hub, and collaboration bars for Microsoft Teams). It is not recommended to use any other licensing other than the Microsoft Teams Room license for shared audio/video room devices.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Difference between Standard and Premium License.</STRONG></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Great meeting room experiences: Meet the new Microsoft Teams Rooms Standard and Premium - Microsoft 365 Blog</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Enable Teams Room with Voice (Telephone Capability)</STRONG></P> <P>You can enable the Microsoft Teams Room or Surface Hub device to be used as a standard Telephone (without a meeting). The use case would be calling any phone number to join the audio-only meeting or to call any PSTN phone number. To enable this feature, you will need a Phone System plus a Calling Plan license from Microsoft. The phone system license is included in the Microsoft Teams Room standard or premium license. You can add a Domestic or International Calling plan license to the user account, which enables a dial pad in Microsoft Teams Room to make a phone call without the meeting.</P> <DIV id="tinyMceEditorSamir Thapa_5" class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="MTR Dialpad1.jpg" style="width: 744px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="MTR Dialpad1.jpg" alt="MTR With Dialpad and Zoom/Cisco Meeting enabled" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">MTR With Dialpad and Zoom/Cisco Meeting enabled</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>FAQs:</P> <OL> <LI>Microsoft Teams Room be deployed in any PC Hardware?</LI> </OL> <UL> <LI>No, Only Microsoft Certified Partner Teams devices can be deployed. &nbsp;</LI> </UL> <OL start="2"> <LI>Do I need to create AD Account for Room?</LI> </OL> <UL> <LI>Most likely no, unless this is brand new conference room, you already should have Room AD Account to reserve room which you can apply MTR License to transform into Teams Room account, and then you, will need to sign in with that account in the MTR Console.</LI> </UL> <OL start="3"> <LI>Do I need Deskphone or Conference phone in addition to MTR</LI> </OL> <UL> <LI>No, MTR will have full Audio/Video and Telephone capabilities. You should be able to remove all wires, desk phone and conference phone from the room to make it clean setup.</LI> </UL> <OL start="4"> <LI>Can I connect MTR with my Telephone PBX so I don’t need Calling Plan?</LI> </OL> <UL> <LI>Yes, you can, you can deploy <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Direct Routing</A> to integrate Teams with on-premises voice trunks</LI> </UL> <OL start="5"> <LI>Do I need to join MTR with Domain?</LI> </OL> <UL> <LI>Using Intune and Conditional Access to secure MTR would be an&nbsp;appropriate choice. If you don't prefer this or don’t have access to technology, you should join with AD domain, keep MTR AD PC Name object in a separate OU, and avoid imposing standard GPOs and Applications related to regular Windows OS. This MTR Windows won't be accessible to users, In addition to that users will not access to use&nbsp;any other program other than the MTR App. MTR will receive updates from Windows Update service.</LI> </UL> <OL start="6"> <LI>How do I troubleshoot for Quality issues?</LI> </OL> <UL> <LI>IT administrators should inspect with the&nbsp;Call Analytics to see if there is a presence of any quality issues.&nbsp; Soon, users&nbsp;will be able to evaluate the&nbsp;real-time quality and output data.</LI> </UL> <OL start="7"> <LI>Any prerequisites before deploying MTR?</LI> </OL> <UL> <LI>Verifying whether MTR has set up its account according to the following documentation: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Deploy Microsoft Teams Rooms with Microsoft 365 or Office 365 - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs</A> would be the only required errand.</LI> </UL> <OL start="8"> <LI>Can I join Zoom and Webex Meeting from MTR?</LI> </OL> <UL> <LI>Yes, but you must activate it from the MTR Touch console. Enable is a function that only the administrator has access to, so doing this would be vital.</LI> </UL> <OL start="9"> <LI>Who do I call if there is an issue?</LI> </OL> <UL> <LI>For hardware-related issues, you can contact the MTR vendor. Similarly, you can contact Microsoft to open a case if you're having problems with your account or a meeting. Whereas, Microsoft can provide proactive and reactive remote assistance if you have an MTR Premium license.</LI> </UL> <OL start="10"> <LI>How do I monitor MTR?</LI> </OL> <UL> <LI>You can monitor MTR from Teams Admin Center <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Manage your devices in Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>The innovative transformation has led our customers to utilize Microsoft Teams during this difficult time. Microsoft Teams Video Conference Room has acted as a life saviour and has been able to provide a sophisticated experience to users in different sectors. Microsoft Teams helped organizations and the entire technology world to address virtual services and have acted as a driving force to elevate the global customers during this catastrophe period.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 28 Apr 2021 19:18:04 GMT Samir Thapa 2021-04-28T19:18:04Z Innovations in pediatric patient experience <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>You're watching the Microsoft us health and life sciences, confessions of health geeks podcast, a show that offers Industry Insight from the health geeks and data freaks of the US health and life sciences industry team. I'm your host Claire Bonaci. On this episode, we celebrate patient experience week with part one of a three part podcast series discussing the importance of patient experience. guest host Antoinette Thomas, our chief patient experience officer interviews a team from Children's Hospital of Colorado, and representatives from an organization called childsplay, on the innovative new technologies they are adopting to enhance the experience of their patients.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Antoinette Thomas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>This is the first of a three part series where we will be focusing on patient experience in honor and celebration of patient experience week, which is is taking place April 26 through the 30th. Today we have a special team with us. And this is a team from the Children's Hospital of Colorado, as well as representatives of an organization called child's play. These two organizations have worked together to bring really, really cool programs to the children who are patients at Children's Hospital of Colorado. So with that said, I'm going to turn it over to our guests.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Abe Homer&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Thanks so much, Toni. My name is Abe Homer. I'm the gaming Technology Specialist here at Children's Hospital Colorado. In my role, I get to use different technologies like video games, virtual reality and robotics to help kids feel better. I also act as a subject matter expert and consultant for different providers, clinicians and developers.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Joe Albeitz&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>My name is Joe Albeitz. I'm a pediatric intensivist. So I'm an ICU doctor for children. I'm Associate Professor of Pediatrics at University of Colorado and I am also the medical director of Child Life.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Jenny Staub&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Hi, I'm Jenny Staub. I'm one of the managers of the Child Life department at Children's Hospital Colorado and I also help our team with research and quality improvement initiatives. Our child life team helps kids cope with the stressors of the health care setting, and help prepare them for what to expect during their visits time.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Eric Blandin&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Hi, I'm Eric Landon, I'm the program director for Child's Play charity. I oversee the game technology specialist programs, keeping them coordinated and and collaborating with each other to learn about best practices since is such a new thing and oversee the hospital programs.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kirsten&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>And I'm Kirsten Carlisle, the director of philanthropy and partner experiences at Child's Play charity. So my role is to help raise as much money as possible so that we can give the gift of play to so many of our children's hospitals like Children's Hospital Colorado.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Antoinette Thomas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So let's start by talking a little bit with the children's team, about your department. And if you would share a little bit with our audience about how Children's Hospital is collaborating with Child's Play, to bring the innovative programs that you have to your patients and families.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Abe Homer&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, so it children's Colorado, we've created what we call the XRP group, the extended realities program. And that's a multidisciplinary group of doctors, nurses, various clinicians, anesthesiologists, different representatives from all across the hospital, and we kind of act as a catalyst to bring new technologies into the facilities to service our patients. And we we partner with Child's Play very closely my role, my job would not exist without Child's Play and without their help and support. So we are very happy to be partnering with them moving forward.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Jenny Staub&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>In addition, one of our you know, partnerships with Child's Play is really looking at how we can leverage technology to help support our patients and families in the healthcare setting. Knowing that this setting can be very stressful and induce fear for a lot of children. Children have to undergo a lot of painful or stressful events, procedures and leveraging technology we have seen such a value. And with Child's Play and their support. We've been able to really look at this really closely to guide best practice and conduct research in order to look at the efficacy of our practices and see how we can best support patients and families in this way.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Antoinette Thomas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I think that's a very, very important point. Because, as we see more of this, more of these types of programs across children's hospitals in the United States, I know there's more and more demand for data to support it. And I also know with some of these children's hospitals who are already utilizing similar technologies, but not to the extent that you are, and, you know, sometimes this is crossing over into how they apply it to clinical care. And whether or not this is impacting outcomes in any way. And whether or not this these types of technologies will become part of a standard of care if someone could share a little bit with our audience about the the demand inside the hospital, so, you know, once a patient is admitted, how do they find out or understand about what it is that your program offers? And, you know, how do they make a request for it, or is Child Life responsible for kind of initiating, you know, the relationship per se?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Abe Homer&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I think it originates with child life, for sure. That's where I get a lot of my referrals for my patients to do. Recreational gaming play or procedures supports, I think, as the program gets more and more well known throughout the facility, and you know, throughout the world, in general, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists are learning about this and learning how they can apply this technology to their workflows. And that's piquing their interest. So they're starting to reach out directly to me. And place referrals, and I'm still able to work directly with the child life specialists to really tailor the interventions to the needs of this specific patients. So it's kind of coming from all over the place right now, which is great.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Jenny Staub&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>And one of the things of Abe's role is has been to really help train and support our child life specialists and other providers and clinicians who might not be as technologically savvy to embrace this technology and use it clinically with their patients as well. So it really helps spread the ability to use these devices and other technologies that we're trying to integrate,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Joe Albeitz&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yes, that's true, and we're also making sure that we're using this technology kind of bi directionally, this isn't just us using the technology, on and for the kids, this is empowering the children. And if we think about it, this is all about play. Play is the defining characteristic of what it means to be a kid. And it's not a frivolous activity for them. This is how kids learn about the world, that play is how they, they've learned about rules and consequences, how to, you know, interact with other people and to make bonds and overcome conflicts, it's, it's how they can give challenges to themselves, and how they can be present with them, how they can deal with failures, all these are critical life skills, trying out different roles, different personalities. And that's the thing, it's incredibly hard to do when you're suddenly removed from your home, your school, your family, you're surrounded by odd people in a weird location, you're uncomfortable, sometimes you're in pain, it's really hard. And it's disruptive to what it is to be a child. And that is to play. So we're trying to make sure that we're giving them stuff to, to let them be in charge to empower them to continue to be who they are, who they need to become, while they're here in hospital. That means that just letting child's life apply this, but it means giving these tools to children's that they can do it themselves.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Antoinette Thomas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>That is so validating from the perspective of someone and nurse myself, who has taken care of children, but also now who has spent 15 years in the healthcare IT industry. Because those of us that are on this side of it, you know, working for the technology companies, we take our job very seriously. And you know, we wake up every day hoping that our technology will be used for good. And so that is so wonderful to hear. And I guess that leads me into my next question about what technologies you are using and what would the application of these technologies be with the children.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Abe Homer&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So right now we're using augmented reality technology for distraction techniques in our burn clinic for bandage changes. And we've been getting a lot of really great anecdotal results. I'll let Jenny kind of speak more to the research side of it. But it's been a really amazing intervention for those kids in that unit.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Jenny Staub&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>And we are conducting a research study that is kind of looking at the Benefits and efficacy related to using augmented reality with patients in this setting, I was really intrigued by the idea of using augmented reality because it not only allows the patient to get to engage in the distraction of the augmented reality, but it also does allow them to engage with the room at the same time. So especially for kids who are undergoing brand dressing changes, that's typically a series of dressing changes. So you really want them to develop some mastery and a sense of control in the environment so that each dressing change kind of builds, you know, their confidence and coping and their ability to navigate that experience. And augmented reality is a really good fit for that, because it allows them to engage in a game or some other distraction on the on an app, but also be able to see what the nurse is doing, see what the bandage and the wound looks like, if they want to engage in that way. So they really get to kind of choose how much they want to be distracted, versus how much they want to be aware of the environment. So it's been really great. And we have been really looking at, you know, how do you do this best, and what is the most effective strategy for integrating this into a live clinical setting where obviously, you want to be efficient, and you want the kid to be calm and cooperative. And so we've been looking at that. And it's been really, really interesting to look at the data</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Joe Albeitz&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>playing off of that journey. We're also looking at how best to integrate that with the expertise of staff, right. So this isn't a technology that we're necessarily just putting on a child and walking away. I think, definitely anecdotally through through the staff, we find that that's fun, it can be helpful, but it there's a whole other level of support and engagement that you can get when you can bring in the social aspect and the professional expertise of the child life specialist, for instance, into the experience, you can really deepen a child's engagement, you can time when a child needs to be distracted, or when they need to be a little bit more interactive with the outside environment, not necessarily the experience in knowing how to use this really, as a clinical tool. is it's one of the challenges. But it's also one of the more exciting, I think, promising parts of this type of technology.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Eric Blandin&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I think, I'll throw in, just on the childsplay side, we get a lot of asks from different hospitals for different kinds of equipment. Some of them are informed asks, and some of them are not necessarily though they just asked for the thing that that someone told them they should get. And having a leader like Colorado who is doing this research and sort of really exploring the different pros and cons of different types of equipment and different technologies helps us with knowing which which grants to approve, and and which grants to maybe reach back out to that'd be okay, you asked for this thing. But maybe this other thing would be better for this purpose that you stated and sort of having a conversation with them.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Joe Albeitz&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>That's a great point. Because, you know, by far, there are very few technologies that we are not using right now in the hospital. augmented reality, virtual reality standard gaming systems. We're working with robotics and programming, more physical kind of making skills, a lot of artistic things, bringing in music, there's so many different ways to reach different children at different times at different developmental stages, you really do need that, that broad look at what is available.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Abe Homer&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>And we really, we really tried with any technology that we bring into the hospital to make it multimodal. So originally, we were using augmented reality for this this burn study research. But we've been able to leverage that same technology for procedures supports with occupational therapists, we've been able to leverage it, as Joe said, For socialization, to keep patients and families connected. So everything that we examine and that we're trying to use clinically, we try and see how we can use it in different novel ways to, you know, make the kids hospital experience that much better.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Antoinette Thomas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>You guys are doing some really exciting work. It's also very life changing work. And I don't want to end this podcast without also talking a little bit about this exciting project that's in the works. I know. I met with you all via phone a few weeks ago. And you were talking about this project, which really got me excited and I took things back internally into Microsoft to share this so we can figure out how to amplify it for you but tell the audience a little bit more about the gaming symposium that you're planning so they can understand a little bit about it and Also so you can kind of spread the word.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Abe Homer&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, we're really excited. In partnership with childs play, children's Colorado will be hosting the very first pediatric gaming technology Symposium on September 22, and 23rd 2021. There'll be completely virtual. And it's the first it's the first conference of its kind that really focuses on the use of this technology specifically for pediatrics. And the patients as well as all the staff that that go along with that kind of care.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Eric Blandin&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>It's open to people that are actively doing this kind of stuff like Abe and others at children's Colorado, but also folks that are interested in this in this kind of thing. So students have that, that sort of nature, that want this sort of career but also, hospital staff that might be don't have a game technology specialist right now, but are very interested in what that might look like at their hospital. So it's has sort of dual purpose,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Jenny Staub&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I am really excited about it. Because I think that there's going to be such a benefit to be able to network and collaborate together. This is technology is really growing and its integration into pediatric healthcare. But it's, it's still pretty niche-y. And so be able to be able to connect with people all over the country who are trying to do this work and really learn from each other. And what about what everyone's doing, I think it's going to be so beneficial.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Antoinette Thomas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Well, on that note, it's time for us to end our conversation. But before we do, is there a way for our guests to understand how to perhaps learn more about the gaming symposium or register for the event itself.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We're still building our registration infrastructure and getting all that set up. But as soon as it's ready to go, we will definitely let you know and everyone else know.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Antoinette Thomas&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>team, I want to thank you again for joining us today on the confessions of health geeks podcast and for being a part of our celebration, and recognition of patient experience week. Thank you for joining us.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Thank you all for watching. Please feel free to leave us questions or comments below and check back soon for more content from the HLS industry team.</P> Mon, 26 Apr 2021 15:09:22 GMT clairebonaci 2021-04-26T15:09:22Z Dashboard in a Day with Power BI <P>Click here for a list of Workshops near you:&nbsp;&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dashboard in a Day Workshops - Event List</A></P> Fri, 23 Apr 2021 18:25:42 GMT Kendra Burgess 2021-04-23T18:25:42Z Excel Analyst in a Day with Power BI <P>Explore how Excel &amp; Power BI are best used together and how Excel &amp; Power BI can be integrated in Microsoft Teams &amp; SharePoint Online.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Join our partner, Thorogood, for this free&nbsp;and virtual workshop!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;"><SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Register here:&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Modern Excel Analyst in a Day - June 8, 2021</SPAN></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 23 Apr 2021 18:11:09 GMT Kendra Burgess 2021-04-23T18:11:09Z Ingest Healthcare Open Data into Azure and Power BI using New GitHub Repository <P>Numerous Government agencies make Healthcare Open Data available to the public at no cost. Data from the CDC, CMS, FDA, World Bank, US Census, USDA and many others provide rich sources of valuable data. These vast sources of robust and useful data are free to use but can have different file formats, different table structures, different context, and different data granularities. Ingesting all of this data into a common place where it can be used and shared is often time-consuming and challenging. I’ve put together a <A title="Power Pop Health GitHub Repository" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">repository in GitHub</A> called Power Pop Health to help with these challenges.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Power Pop Health is a collection of content intended to simplify the process of ingesting and prepping Healthcare Open Data for Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Science, and more. Power Pop Health has a simple mission: <EM>Make it easy for you to ingest, transform and format Healthcare Open Data and common reference tables so that you can achieve more.</EM> The GitHub repository can be viewed at <A title="Power Pop Health GitHub Repository" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this link</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>How does Power Pop Health work? I’ve tried to make it simple with low code/no code/no PowerShell deployment so that anyone can use it with nothing more than an Azure subscription and Power BI. Where code is necessary, there are cut-and-paste scripts with tutorial videos for the deployment:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Step 1</STRONG> – Ingest Raw Data into an Azure Data Lake</LI> <LI><STRONG>Step 2</STRONG> – Make the Data usable in Azure and/or Power BI</LI> <LI><STRONG>Step 3</STRONG> – You take it from here! The data is ready to blend with your Organizational data, use for training, create demos, analyze to find trends, etc.</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>What data is currently available in the first release of Power Pop Health?</STRONG></P> <P>Over the last few years I have accumulated examples and tutorials that leverage public Healthcare data. This first release is a repository to share those examples in a unified format, and in one place. Future additions to this repository will be based on feedback from the community, with an initial plan to focus primarily on Population Health data such as Social Determinants of Health. Below is a chart of the data available in this first release:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Data_In_PPop.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="Data_In_PPop.png" alt="Data_In_PPop.png" /></span></P> <P><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">Here's a quick summary of each data set in the initial release. Before using these data sources, I'd also recommend reading the licensing terms from the data providers to ensure that you are using the data appropriately:</SPAN></P> <P>1. <STRONG>CDC Daily PM 2.5 Concentrations</STRONG> – Air Quality measurements at the level of States and Counties for 2001-2016.<BR />2. <STRONG>CDC Population Weighted UV Irradiance</STRONG> – Ultraviolet Radiation measurements at the level of States and Counties for 2004-2015.<BR />3. <STRONG>CMS DRG /MDC / Surgical Class v38.1</STRONG> – Diagnoses Related Groups (DRGs), Major Diagnostic Categories, and Surgical Class version 38.1.<BR />4. <STRONG>CMS ICD10 CM 2021</STRONG> – 2021 ICD10 CM Diagnosis codes for the US.<BR />5. <STRONG>CMS ICD10 PCS 2021</STRONG> – 2021 ICD10 PCS Procedural codes for the US.<BR />6. <STRONG>Date Table (DataFlows)</STRONG> – A custom Date Table that can be deployed to Power BI DataFlows.<BR />7. <STRONG>Date Table (Power Query)</STRONG> – A custom Date Table that can be deployed to Power BI Power Query.<BR />8. <STRONG>Time Table - (DataFlows)</STRONG> – A custom Time Table that can be deployed to Power BI DataFlows.<BR />9. <STRONG>Time Table (Power Query)</STRONG> – A custom Time Table that can be deployed to Power BI Power Query.<BR />10. <STRONG>FCC State &amp; County FIPS</STRONG> – A reference table for State and County FIPS geographical mapping codes provided by the FCC.<BR />11. <STRONG>FDA Food Recall Enforcement Reports</STRONG> – Foods that have been recalled.<BR />12. <STRONG>FDA CAERS Reports (Food Events)</STRONG> – Adverse events attributed to Foods.</P> <P>13.&nbsp;<STRONG>Medicare Part D Provider Utilization and Payment Data 2013-2018</STRONG> - I'll have this data available in the next release, but for now it is available in an end-to-end Azure Synapse and Power BI solution at this link:&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>What’s coming next in Power Pop Health?</STRONG></P> <P>I’ll change the roadmap based upon feedback, popularity of data sources, and updates to Azure and Power BI. Tentatively the plan is to roll out three phases:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Roadmap.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="Roadmap.png" alt="Roadmap.png" /></span></P> <OL> <LI><STRONG>Current Phase</STRONG> – Roll out a framework for ingesting several sources of healthcare, population health, reference tables and other Open Data into Azure Data Lake and Power BI DataFlows/Power Query.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Phase 2</STRONG> – Add additional data sources. Introduce an Azure SQL DB layer where larger tables of data can be curated and queried for high performance. Also add some Power BI PBIX files with examples of data visualization.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Phase 3 and Beyond</STRONG> - Add additional data sources. Introduce an Azure Synapse layer including Azure ML.</LI> </OL> <P><STRONG>How can you get started?</STRONG></P> <P>Read the landing page on the GitHub site <A title="Power Pop Health GitHub Repository" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">at this link</A>, and follow the instructions in the videos at the bottom of that page. Each source of Healthcare Open Data also has a folder containing specific instructions with links to videos describing how to deploy those datasets.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Suggestions and Questions</STRONG></P> <P>This launch is the first time I'm sharing the Power Pop Health content for feedback, so please pass along suggestions that can help make this repository better and more useful. Are there different data sets that would offer value? Would additional data transformations into other formats be helpful? Please direct suggestions and questions to my LinkedIn or Twitter accounts:</P> <P>LinkedIn:&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A>&nbsp;</P> <P>Twitter: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 20 Apr 2021 13:18:09 GMT Greg_Beaumont 2021-04-20T13:18:09Z MidDay Cafe pausing until re-launch with new format on May 10th <P>We are temporarily pausing MidDay Cafe until our re-launch on May 10th.&nbsp;</P> <P>Due to scheduling conflicts with increased interest in new offerings, as well re-structuring MidDay Cafe for a shorter format with different content and a new emphasis on podcast readiness, we are temporarily pausing MidDay Cafe. Look for an upcoming announcement with meeting invite and more.&nbsp;</P> <P>Michael Gannotti</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="me - Copy.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src=";px=200" role="button" title="me - Copy.jpg" alt="Michael Gannotti" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Michael Gannotti</span></span></P> Mon, 12 Apr 2021 12:46:00 GMT Mike Gannotti 2021-04-12T12:46:00Z Microsoft nurses heeding the call of service <P><LI-VIDEO vid="" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="225" uploading="false" thumbnail="" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P><SPAN>Hear the experience of 2 nurses heeding the call of service to volunteer with their local Medical Reserve Corps to vaccinate their communities&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>You're watching the Microsoft US health and life sciences, Confessions of Health Geeks podcast, a show that offers Industry Insight from the health geeks and data freaks of the US health and life sciences industry team. I'm your host, Claire Bonaci. On today's episode, Molly McCarthy and Kathleen McGrow discuss the complexities of volunteering at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic and their concerns and hopes for the future for the COVID-19 vaccination process. Hi, Molly. Hi, Kathleen, and welcome to the podcast.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Molly McCarthy&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Hi, Claire. It's great to see you.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kathleen McGrow&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Hi, Claire.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So you both had volunteered with your local Maryland Medical Reserve Corps vaccination clinics and you had very different experiences. Do you mind sharing with our listeners what your experiences were like? Molly, you can go first.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Molly McCarthy&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Sure. Well, it was just a privilege to be able to get back into clinical practice. Through the Maryland Medical Reserve Corps, I'm actually licensed in the District of Columbia. But thanks to Kathleen, she informed me that because they have reciprocal license and compact licensure I could work in Maryland as well. So I signed up and went through an orientation process. So I spent an entire day at the end of February volunteering actually, in montgomery county, our sights are done at the local high schools. So I worked from about 8am till 4:30pm. vaccinating primarily group one B, so a lot of our senior population from around our county. And luckily for myself, I had the opportunity to actually focus my time on vaccinations. I wasn't I didn't have to document we I actually had a scribe so there were 15 tables at our clinic and I had the privilege of welcoming the, the the elders and vaccinating them while I had a scribe documenting everything and actually inputting it into the computer system. And I know Kathleen, would love to hear from you too, about what what you saw up in Baltimore.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kathleen McGrow&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, Molly, I think we had similar experiences, but a little bit dissimilar, as well. So I look to volunteer a few times a month. So I've gone I think about three times now, I usually do a set day of the week because they like the consistency. I'm also through Maryland responds and as a vaccinator. And my site is Baltimore City Community College. The process at my site is very organized, we work in what you call pods, which stands for point of dispensing. There's a very purposeful workflow. And it's all about getting the person who needs a vaccine, their vaccine, it needs to be timely and as pleasant experience as possible. And they actually brief us every morning. And explain this to us. Because you never know if there's like new people that are coming into volunteer work for the day. And to make it a pleasant experience. This really takes a large number of people. So if you look through the pods documentation, there's actually 19 identified roles from director to greeter that touch people as they come in to get their vaccination. Some of the differences from Molly's process is that we had the medical physicians in the line when people were waiting to do the pre screening and they actually wrote on the paper how long the person would need to wait either 15 or 30 minutes after their injection. And I was the only person at my table, I did not have a scribe, I would ask the person their name. And just to clarify who it was and to look at it in the prep mode, which is the name of the of the of the computer program that we're using to get that data entry into. And then just their date of birth to verify that it was them. And I was doing mostly second doses for one A's and one B so I worked a lot with emfs police, fire school teachers, homeless advocates, nurses, so it really was a great experience. Mostly overall, I think that they're doing a great job at at the place where I am, but it is very, very much a set process. I think process wise they're doing a really good job there.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Molly McCarthy&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I think the process is it's a well oiled machine. It was my first time volunteering. I'm going back again next week. And I my my focus was very much vaccinating the patients. You know, we did have that flow as well Kathleen, and there was a we call it an observation area where they sent everyone afterwards for a 15 minute watch, so to speak. That the the part that was is a little bit challenging for me is that in Montgomery county, we actually sign up on a on a weekly basis. is through signup genius. So we don't necessarily have visibility for the whole month, which is frustrating, but yet well understood, because we're not exactly sure how many appointments, how many people we can get through the process, and how many vaccines are available. I think with Johnson and Johnson being approved more recently, we should really see an uptick here over the next couple of months.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So do you - either of you really attribute that smooth process at your clinics to anything in particular? And it sounds like you were using different technology or different systems, both for sign up? And for actually inputting the piece of information? Was there anything in particular that you thought Yes, this is what's causing it to be really smooth, whether that was management or or technology or something in between?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kathleen McGrow&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>I think actually, the dispensing and getting the process where I was coming in actually getting a shot in the arm was very well organized. I think it's the registration process that people can struggle with. And then I think it's potentially you know, how many vaccines like Molly said, you know, how many we every when we every day we go in, they tell us how many vaccinations we actually have, how many vaccines are available, but they may not know today? How many they have, you know, early next week, right? It's, it's pretty much I think it's like a four to seven day lead time. And that's, I think, problematic, and I totally agree with Molly, with more vaccinations coming into the market, I think that'll help some of that process.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Molly McCarthy&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, and from my perspective, again, I think, you know, what went well, for us? And when I say for us, I'm gonna really reference the vaccinators is that we had a very strict process in terms of, you know, we were each so I was doing the majorna vaccine, and I was doing both first back vaccinations as well as second. So it would just depend upon who, who was brought to my table. And we, you know, it's a it's a 10 dose vial, you know, half a cc 10 doses is very strict count on everything from the band aids, to the syringes to the needles to the alcohol pads, as well as the CDC vaccine card. So we know we were only given a lot at a certain amount. And by the end of the day, we actually would, you know, we would get be given a vial between two tables and have to share that vile back and forth. So that really at the end was to prevent any waste.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kathleen McGrow&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>So I think that was a big difference in the process, my, my place, we actually had fillers that were in a separate room isolated from everyone. So you weren't allowed to go in that room, I could go to the door of the room and ask for equipment if I needed it. But they we had a runner, when our cooler lid was up, that meant we didn't have any more vaccines and the runner would come over and bring vaccines in the beginning of the day, we would get lots of five syringes into the end of the cooler. When your lid went up, they brought you more and at the end of the day, I think probably similar to Mali, we had two or maybe one and then sometimes they would let the queue of people form and then they would crack open the vial. And they would go ahead and pull up similar. We have materna that was 10 pen 10 per mile. But I did not have to fill my medications. We did not have that strictness of supplies. If I needed additional white cards, I could go back, which is the CDC card, I could go back and I could get cards or band aids or whatever else was needed. And you know, we kind of set our table up how we did our work. And everyone did it maybe just a little bit differently. But everyone was really helpful. My we had 15 we had 15 vaccinators it was two nurses, five nursing students who had an instructor and everyone else was a paramedic, or Baltimore City paramedic, which was nice. And people help each other out if they were new that day, the folks like myself who had been there previously, we kind of told him, here's how you kind of set it up and help each other out. So I think there was a lot of camaraderie and we had a person who was in charge of the area who came often and asked if we needed anything. We had a runner. And then we had flags red flag and yellow flag yellow flag was you're ready for your next person red flag was I need a physician to come to the table if there was specific questions.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Claire Bonaci&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Well, it does sound like a well oiled machine in general for both of the counties. So that's good. And I know, you know, I just want to say first of all, thank you both for for volunteering to do that. I think we need a lot of volunteers to administer somebody's vaccines. So thank you both for doing that. And in helping just given the issues that you had seen with the process on your side, what do you think needs to be changed? Or what is the longer term issues that you see arising from the issues that you experienced?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Kathleen McGrow&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <P>Yeah, thanks, Claire. Yeah, I described a really great process and then we talk about an issue and the issue was my personal issue. And that was really when it was my time to get vaccinated because I was considered an add on I was not in the computer. So I completed a paper form. Once I had my vaccination and had completed all the paperwork. I had a paramedic Give it to me. She was great. I handed it off to the person who was going to do the manual entry within to the system. And of course, you know, being that I'm in the system I went in and I double checked and my name was misspelled my last name was misspelled by one character. And of course, I didn't want to be an alarmist and really like, say, Hey, you know, this is a huge problem. But I did go to the person and say, you know, I'm a little concerned about this, and initially told it would be taken care of, but I never really saw a correction. So actually, the next time I volunteered, I did a double check. When I was able to get in the system, it was still spelled incorrectly. So I escalated to someone who went in and made that correction. And she actually showed me where in the system it went both to the state and then to the federal. So she was able to track it all the way through. So that when I did come in for my second injection, I was in the system, they were able to enter me in and did a system and make sure that it was documented. So it was a not a manual process. But to be honest with you, I've really started thinking about, wow, this could be a problem, because what's going to happen? And what are the ramifications if I have to show proof of vaccination for travel? And if it needs to be digitized, and I couldn't because of my last name being spelled incorrectly. And how ironic is that, that the informatics nurse has her last name spelled incorrectly and can't get it fixed. So I'm not really sure that I have any answers. But I do think that this probably happens more frequently than we realize. And I think that we really need to understand that we should be concerne