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How I work from home with Microsoft Teams

For many years now, I have had the flexibility to work from home at least one day a week. Over

Use Microsoft Teams to run a virtual lab or virtual hackathon event.

How to use Microsoft Teams to deliver virtual lab events and virtual hackathons. Take full advantage of Microsoft Teams, Guest Access, Channel Meetings, Announcements, and the super-fast ad-hoc meeting setup.

My action plan in the event of a future pandemic

Over the past few months, we have all gone through a very challenging time. The rate of transmission of COVID-19

Microsoft Teams – Using Tags

Tags are a new feature within Microsoft Teams that recently rolled out (Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 57651). Tags in Microsoft Teams

Chat and Calling Interoperability between Microsoft Teams and Skype Consumer

Microsoft Teams – Skype Consumer chat and calling interoperability

There are a number of people in my personal and work life who utilize Skype consumer for its chat and

Microsoft Teams – Meeting PowerShell Settings: Who can Present & Download Engagement Report

Here are a few quick tips on adjusting who can present in a meeting and how you can download an

Microsoft Teams – Custom Backgrounds

When I first heard of custom backgrounds I thought it was kind of silly. After using it for a while now, it’s a great tool to limit distraction and maintain privacy.

How to add YouTube Chapter Markers to your videos

YouTube – New Video Chapter Markers

New YouTube Chapter marker feature makes it easy to breakout the various segments of your videos.

Peloton – Matt Wilpers Low Impact rides are a hidden gem

There are a ton of great instructors and classes all across the various Peloton fitness classes. There is no shortage

Cauliflower cooked in a Dutch Oven

Whole Roasted Cauliflower cooked in a Dutch Oven

I was looking for a new quick and easy way to cook Cauliflower. I came across this Dutch Oven dish from a friend’s recent Facebook post.

Microsoft Teams – Lobby Entry and Presenter / Attendee Settings

Microsoft Teams is a great collaboration tool, especially in high-velocity conversations and collaboration. I spend a lot of my day

Microsoft Teams Meeting Companion Mode

Microsoft Teams – Running a meeting by yourself

Tips to help you run a meeting by yourself.

No Phone Scams

Sudden drop in phone scam calls

I don’t know about you, but I have not had a phone scam call on my house line in over a week now.

Remote work

Things to consider when Working Remote

For many years now, I have been a road warrior living the remote worker lifestyle. Given my background in business

Microsoft Teams Offline mode

Microsoft Teams – Wait it’s been three years?

Microsoft Teams turns 3 this week with many new features and capabilities rolling out.

NYRR New York Road Runners NYC Half Marathon Update

NYC Half Marathon Canceled

With the continued development of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) there was concern that the NYC Half Marathon for this Sunday

Microsoft Teams for Real Time Collaboration

Working Virtual with Microsoft Teams

Back in September, I wrote the following blog article, “Use Microsoft Teams to run a virtual lab or virtual hackathon

Adaptability - what is adaptability

Don’t focus on failure, focus on being adaptable.

Over the past year, I have seen a significant increase in the number of influential individuals giving speeches on motivation,

Outer Banks North Carolina Sunrise on the Breach

Sunrise in the Outer Banks, North Carolina

Was going through my files and found a video clip I took with my drone in the Outer Banks one summer morning.

Microsoft Teams client

Microsoft Teams – More goodness in February 2020

So many new features and functions, I am personally excited about the new file sharing experience.

Screen shot of a targeted advertisement

Targeted advertisements and the strange coincidences

So it was an average Saturday, my wife and I were off doing different errands and various tasks at home.

New York Road Runner NYC Half Marathon 2020 Course Map

The NYC Half Marathon is almost here!

Well, this is it! We are now 3 weeks away from the New York Road Runners 2020 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon.

Social Security Card

Scam of the Week – Social Security Card Suspended

Alright, this one has been hitting my home phone number multiple times this week. Based on the voicemail message, it

LinkedIn Communication from someone who spammed me because something in my profile gave their search query the idea I am running a law firm.

Another how NOT to get someone’s attention on LinkedIn

Well, this one caught me off guard. So it was just a typical day, and I opted to take a

How not to send a LinkedIn message

How NOT to get someone’s attention on LinkedIn

One of the things that I have enjoyed about LinkedIn is the ability to network and build actual connections with

Heart Rate Zone Training

Thoughts on Peloton Heart Rate Zone Training

Like many, I am a little disappointed that Peloton has paused the creation of new Heart Rate Zone classes. I