I am super excited to be picked out to teach productivity soft skills to the MVP’s and Regional Directors attending MVP Community Connection in Madrid June 1st. For the past year I have developed my OneNote productivity framework that I still use and succeed with. By borrowing and combining known productivity methodology such as take back your life, Getting Things Done and the Pomodoro Technique, I will talk about stuff you already know, but still need to be reminded of.
Why OneNote? There are three factors that works well for me with OneNote
- Flexible notetaking tool, you can paste anything anywhere and it works great with touch and pen.
- Syncs across devices through OneDrive with great apps for all operating systems including mobile.
- OneNote tasks are key and works the same on all devices so I easily can complete a task on my mobile.
It is all about getting a finite list of all your activities and thoughts so that you can prioritize and execute on the most important task at any given time. And the result? A happy life, and a productive life :) People who have tested the framework report back that a burden has been taken off their shoulders. Turns out that your mind is for having ideas, not holding them as David Allen says. By dumping everything in your head, you free up space to relax, enjoy the moment and focus on your current task at hand.
Learn how in my LifeHack OneNote session at MVP Community Connection
Join me March 3oth for my full online day on how to design Skype for Business in a cloud first world. Because of the high score at the last IT/Dev Connections session I did october 2016 Penton asked if I could do a full day, and it is a huge honor to get the chance. I will focus on three topics
- How to think when designing global voice solutions with Skype for Business.
- Explore online, hybrid and on-premises deployments and how Azure MFA plays in to the mix.
- Deep dive in to codecs, protocols, routing and the optimal media path
Skype for Business Online is a different kind of infrastructure technology than the rest of Office 365 and I will focus on helping you understand how to prepare for success. I will answer live Q&A during the sessions, so make sure you sign up!
February 2nd I have the honor of speaking at the Nordic Infrastructure Conference 2017 for the 6th consecutive year. This is a premiere event with a great expo hall and a list of world known speakers such as Johan Arwidmark, Sami Laiho, Wally Mead to name a few.
I will talk about how I design voice solutions with Skype for Business where I will share my three main design principles. Make sure you catch it if you are wondering about how to design in a cloud first world. Check it out and sign up here
This fall I have written several articles on how to get structured with OneNote using custom tags and creating lists that you can use when you want to jump-start those focused worksprints. Based on my experience I have created a virtual training class with labs that where I want to share my techniques and help you get started organizing your tasks, information and digitizing your capture of content and braindumps in to your OneNote. By using one place to gather all tasks, even from Outlook, you know you always have a finite list of tasks that needs to get done. Then and only then you are ready to prioritize you next task you want to complete.
The virtual class will run on January 5th and will use Microsoft Teams from an Office 365 tenant created for the class where we will share all documentation and content with live video for and interactive experience. Check it out and register today at Eventbrite
November 16th 2016 I had the pleasure of talking at TechDays Sweden about How to get started with Skype for Business Meeting Broadcast. This is the second time I have the honor of attending as a speaker and this is a really great conference with a good expo floor and great keynotes.
Heard about Meeting Broadcast in Office 365? It is available for all Enterprise licenses. You can use your regular Skype for Business client to stream your meeting to any device without any client requirements. After the meeting it will be available on demand and you can get statistics on how many have consumed your broadcast. New features even include a QA module for two way communications with your attendees. This session will walk through how to get started, best practices and how to look professional doing it.
Watch the recording
Date: 16 Nov 2016
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Read more and sign up here: http://tdswe.se/session/how-to-get-started-with-skype-for-business-meeting-broadcast-level-200/
Due to big demand my session is now set up three times in the Community Hub area. Make sure you catch a run
Check out my profile on the Ignite site as well: https://myignite.microsoft.com/speaker/15895
I am happy to announce that I will return to Microsoft Ignite as a speaker. This time I will do a 20 minute theater session on how I design a global Skype for Business voice solution. There is not much I can dive in to in 20 minutes, but if you want an overview of what your options are and what I think about when talking global voice with customers and partners, make sure you attend this theater community session at Microsoft Ignite. Hope to see you there :)
Check out the other Skype for Business sessions at Ignite
For the first time I will have the honor to speak at IT/Dev Connections, being held at the ARIA Resort in Las Vegas from October 10th to 13th. ARIA is a great venue where I had the opportunity to talk at the 2014 Lync Conference, and it works well for a more intimate conference like this.
IT/Dev Connections stands out from the usual vendor mega-conferences by focusing on real world technology and experiences from subject matter experts. I am really proud to be part of this group and looking forward to share my lessons learned.
I’ll be delivering two sessions in the Enterprise Collaboration track:
How I design global voice solutions with Skype for Business – A two way session where we get to dive in to global voice design best practices and going outside the comfort zone of what is recommended but still works as long as you know what you are doing :)
Succeeding with Skype for Business Meeting Broadcast – I will share my experiences using Meeting Broadcast since preview. Will share tips and tricks, hardware advice and how to scale it in larger networks
You can see the full event schedule and more details at http://www.itdevconnections.com/
I hope to see you there!
May 2015 I had the honor to talk at Microsoft Ignite in Chicago. That was great fun and 300 showed up at my session about how to save time by automating phone number management in Skype for Business Server. Before this talk I released a new scritp called Get-SfBNumbers.ps1 which you can download and find more information about at http://SfBNumbers.net. Look for more Enterprise Voice tips and scripts at that site, and I will in time blog about examples for how to use the script.
I had a great time attending Microsoft Ignite, lots of networking and I got to attend some great sessions with interesting content. We also did a live recording of The UC Architects podcast with Jamie Stark joining us. Check out some images at the bottom of this blogpost
Download the ppt here: http://video.ch9.ms/sessions/ignite/2015/decks/BRK4112_Hansen.pptx
Download or view the session at Channel 9
Some images from the conference
I am proud to announce that I am speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2015 in Chicago! I am talking about often neglected, but very important topic, which is how operations should handle phone numbers in Skype for Business. You can find most of the tips, scripts and tools talked about in this session at http://skypenumbers.net Continue reading