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26 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Episode 033: Word with us
You're absolutely going to find something of value in this month's episode as Taylor, Max, and Rob (mostly Taylor) run down some great features in Microsoft Word, everyone's favorite Word Processing software. In the news: Co-authoring and Autosave for highly-restricted environments and Windows 11 is out in the world!
18 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Episode 032: PowerShell with Jason R
This month Rob and Taylor team up to tackle PowerShell with the help of Cognizant MBG's resident expert, Jason R. Don't skip the news segment - there's some important information w/r/t Silverlight, and more!
22 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Episode 031: Azure Files with James C
Microsoft's Azure platform covers a lot of tools and features. This month Taylor and Rob take a look at Azure Files, which might just be the cloud-based file storage solution you've been looking for. Is it? Listen to our conversation with the MBG's Azure Files expert James Cragle to find out! Taylor and Rob also offer up some news for Microsoft-using Apple Aficionados as well as those of us who think a good time includes checking out the M365 Roadmap (us, it's us).
31 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Episode 030: Power BI with Grant F
Microsoft loves to drop mind-blowing cloud-focused new tools and features on us these days, and this month is no different! This month Max and Rob give you the bullet on Windows 365 and the first release of Fluid Framework tools before we dive into the world of Power Bi. If you're a fan of data analysis in Excel, including charts, graphs, and pivot tables, then listen up and get ready to supercharge your analyses!
29 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Episode 029: Yammer with Brian H
This month Rob and Taylor go back to Yammer, because a lot has changed since we last spoke with our Yammer Expert, Brian Holness! We lead off with some Yammer/SharePoint and Microsoft Lists news before really getting into it with Brian. Come for the latest, stick around to discover what's new in Yammer - and how it fits in your organization, if you were wondering.
34 minutes | May 28, 2021
Episode 028: PowerApps with Tyler
This month Max and Rob sit down with the MBG's own Tyler Biddle to talk PowerApps. We discuss the different kinds of PowerApps you can create, exactly how much code does "No Code/Low Code" mean, and what is Dataverse, anyway? Don't forget to rate, review, and share the podcast, and if you have any comments or requests for episode topics, you can reach us on Twitter, @OfficeExplorers
28 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Episode 027: Viva with Varol
We're back in a big way this month! New co-hosts Taylor and Max join Rob to share some M365 news items and then they dive into Microsoft Viva with Cognizant MBG's own Varol Saatcioglu. Welcome Taylor and Max with a review, or a shout-out on Twitter, we're @OfficeExplorers. For more show notes, visit https://MBG.Cognizant.com and click on "Articles."
19 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Office Explorers Episode 026 - Power Automate
Another month with Rob soloing the hosting duties, and this month there's no guest - Rob is hot off a Power Automate project and shares his knowledge of the platform in an overview that gives you what you need to know to orient yourself before you dive into the world of templates and Flows and connectors and actions. So set an automatic trigger to play this podcast whenever a new episode hits your feed - it's time for another Office Explorers.
22 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Office Explorers Episode 025 - SP Syntex with Oliver
We're Back! Well, I'm back - Rob, that is. Kat has moved on to a new adventure and I couldn't be happier for her. This month, we learn that New Signature is now Cognizant Microsoft Business Group, The SharePoint App Bar is coming, Microsoft Viva is the Next Big Thing, and friend of the podcast Oliver Bartholdson returns to discuss how SharePoint Syntex is AI that works for you. I'll be back every month like before with a new episode, and keep listening, because the search is on for a successor to Kat.
22 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Office Explorers Episode 024 - Azure DevOps with Chris Ayers
Update: We discovered that a segment was missing and have uploaded a fresh file to fix that error. We now return you to your regularly scheduled podcast. This month we give you some updates on new Microsoft Teams features before diving into a great conversation on Dev Ops (both the philosophy and the Azure platform) with our resident expert, Chris Ayers.
25 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Office Explorers Episode 023 - Power Platform with Shefali
This month we do a high-level review of some of the new features announced at Ignite - don't forget to check out the Book of News! Our guest, Shefali also gives us some overviews of the three main pillars of Power Platform - Power Automate, Power Apps, and Power BI!
29 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Office Explorers Episode 022 - Yammer Updates with Brian H
This month we have a lot of great updates! News about the new names for DataFlex, the retirement of the notiifcation bell, and the final days for Skype and SharePoint Workflows. Our Yammer enthusiast, Brian joined us from the UK to talk about the new features and functionality that bring Yammer much closer to the other 365 applications and through inclusivity and organic discovery bring you and your colleagues together too!
31 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Office Explorers Episode 021 - Inspire and Tips with Us!
This month we're doing our bi-yearly Tip show, and that includes a TON of news from Microsoft's Digital Inspire conference last week including DataFlex, Lists, Teams, and Onedrive updates and changes! Our protips this episode focus on Teams etiquette, Web Apps, Outlook, Word, and Stream!
24 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
Office Explorers Episode 020 - OneDrive for Business with John V
This Month we cover an often overlooked application that has saved our files many times - OneDrive for Business! We also have even MORE Teams announcements and some PowerPoint tricks to keep you trying new things and seeing more people.
30 minutes | May 26, 2020
Office Explorers Episode 019 - Working from Home with Jim B
One of our first guests, Jim B, returns to talk to us about working from home and how to protect your data wherever you are! We also chat about some new announcements coming to the SharePoint Mover Tool, Yammer, and more!
39 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
Office Explorers Episode 018 - Excel with Sylvia R
This month we talk to one of our PMs from a previous Episode, Sylvia about her love of Excel and how it can help you in so many facets of your work life as well as your home life! We've also got some fun news stories about upcoming features in Teams and SharePoint for you! Don't panic - we try to keep it at a reasonable nerd level.
36 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
Office Explorers Episode 017 - What to use When with us!
This month we take a moment to talk about which application in Office 365 you should use for different scenarios! It's also a little longer because we threw a whole slew of Teleworking productivity tips in there for those of you who are doing more of that lately. Stay safe out there, explorers!
31 minutes | Feb 21, 2020
Office Explorers Episode 016 - Modernizing SharePoint with Oliver
This month we welcome back Oliver to talk [read: nerd out] about what you need to think about when changing from Classic SharePoint to Modern and some of the things you should think about. We also talk about some new features in Office and SharePoint, so stay tuned for those productivity tips!
29 minutes | Jan 22, 2020
Office Explorers Episode 015 - Exchange Online with Genady
This month we're diving deep into the engine behind the emails in your Outlook! We have our expert in Exchange Online, Genady Kaplon here to tell us more about how it all works and fits together. Also, we talk about some news with Siri and the Fluid Framework!
15 minutes | Dec 18, 2019
Office Explorers Episode 014 - Productivity Tips Clip Show #2
Back by popular demand - and because we may be addicted to productivity, we have another episode of just productivity tips! So grab your holiday wrapping or your baked goods and settle in for some great things to try in the new year as well as some you may have heard in our previous episodes!
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