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Kat Beedim is a Microsoft Solutions Specialist at Core Technology Systems, a UK-based Microsoft Gold Partner. She specialises in helping customers deploy collaboration and productivity tools in Microsoft 365.

Kat is a frequent conference speaker, a podcast co-host on Cloud Conversations, and publishes blogs on her personal site collabwithkat.com, sharing how-tos and tips and tricks.


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How to Use Microsoft Teams Shared Channels

Last Update: Jan 25, 2023

Microsoft recently announced a new channel type in Teams: shared channels. Microsoft Teams shared channels allow organizations to create more flexible teams that can welcome people who don’t work together regularly. This article will explore how to enable shared channels and the advantages of using them. With shared channels, you can invite people from other…

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The Ultimate Guide to Microsoft Teams eDiscovery

Last Update: Dec 23, 2022

Amid this ongoing pandemic, many organizations across the world have required their employees to work from home using apps like Microsoft Teams, which generates more content than ever in Office 365. Microsoft Teams stores data in various places, making it more difficult for administrators to perform complete eDiscovery. In this article, we will explore what different…

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What is the Microsoft Teams Exploratory License, And When Should You Use It?

The Microsoft Teams Exploratory experience is a free trial license that Microsoft has implemented to help new businesses and startups to get started with Office 365. It gives access to all the same features as Microsoft Teams, but with a limited number of users. In this article, we’ll explain why the Teams Exploratory experience can…

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5 Tips for Using the Microsoft Teams Admin Center

The Microsoft Teams admin center is a convenient tool for performing an array of administrative tasks, from creating and editing team policies and meeting settings to reassigning ownership to unowned teams. In this article, I’ll give you 5 tips to help you manage the Teams admin center as efficiently as possible in your organization. What…

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Reduce Data Theft with Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management

Last Update: Jun 13, 2022

Through Microsoft Purview Insider risk management in Microsoft 365, organizations can identify and mitigate insider risks quickly and effectively. Before you can manage and minimize risks in your organization, though, it is critical to understand the different types of internal risks you may encounter. This article will explore how Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management can…

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How to Manage Tasks and Approvals in Teams with Adaptive Cards

Last Update: Apr 19, 2022

Adaptive Cards are a great way to share information into Microsoft Teams in a formatted card. Adaptive Cards are available to use within Power Automate, and they’re a low-code solution to creating cards that share information in an organized way. In this guide, we’re going to explain how to leverage Adaptive Cards to manage tasks…

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Automate Team Creation in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has become an essential communication and collaboration tool for many organizations. However, a powerful tool like this can become a nightmare for IT administrators if team creation is uncontrolled. We still want our end-users to be able to create their own space for working so they can remain productive, though. That’s why it’s…

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Set Up and Manage Viva Topics in Microsoft Teams

Viva Topics is one of the four modules of Microsoft Viva, the company’s new employee experience platform that launched on Microsoft Teams last year. The app works as a knowledge management system that leverages organization content on SharePoint Online. In any business, knowledge is king. Without it, your employees could not provide a service to…

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How Viva Learning Promotes Learning Culture in Hybrid Workspaces

Last Update: Mar 31, 2022

Since a global pandemic hit the globe two years ago, companies across the world have been trying to adapt to a new hybrid work reality. That also includes Microsoft. It has been leveraging Teams to make learning resources more accessible for employees. Last year, Microsoft launched Viva. Viva is a new employee experience platform accessible…

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Analytics in Viva Insights that Improve Collaboration Behaviours in the Workplace

Many of us have witnessed how easy it is for the boundary between work and life to blur over the past year. As our lives become increasingly connected, we make sense of an enormous amount of information while multiple tasks and deliverables require our attention. As more people work remotely, it is harder to figure…

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