I’m writing this text throughout Microsoft Finland Trendy Work and Safety Roadshow / Tour. It has been a while since one thing like this occurred in Finland and I’m honored to be a part of occasion audio system throughout this tour, that took me round Finland in a practice. The advantage of practice journey is that I can use transit instances between cities to work on my upcoming shows, be a part of briefing conferences and naturally write weblog posts. On this Trendy Work and Safety Tour I communicate concerning the Microsoft Metaverse and the Way forward for Work. Why and the way Metaverse is altering and shaping the longer term and the way Microsoft Metaverse is making the distinction within the Future. Personally it’s also nice to current this in Finnish – I do know the viewers is hard to please 😊😁 however pretty. You simply have to know the way we Finns are, in any other case you may really feel odd should you see individuals smiling or don’t get applauded on the finish of your session 😂 It doesn’t imply that the viewers didn’t respect you and your session – as an alternative it’s slightly uncommon to point out it.
I had good time presenting my session “Microsoft Metaverse and Way forward for Work” Tuesday on the metropolis of Kuopio in entrance of the dwell viewers.
Sure, I began my session carrying HoloLenses. It was enjoyable to inform about Combined Actuality, Microsoft Metaverse and their huge position for the longer term at work. HoloLenses and Combined Actuality units total have a giant position in that future. I additionally included within the second metropolis a dwell HoloLens Dynamics 365 Guides demo to appreciate the impact how Metaverse is altering how we work and study.
Dazzling Occasion Season
This autumn/fall is wanting busy on the subject of talking in varied occasions. This time a whole lot of occasions are in particular person, which implies various touring between places. What is nice is that I don’t need to journey simply to ship a one session in an occasion. In GITEX I do my session and likewise bought honored to be a mentor within the Metaverse Masters Hackathlon. At South Coast Summit on high of doing a Metaverse for Enterprise session with my good buddy Chris Hoard and really seemingly serving to out as SMEs (Topic Matter Consultants). At ESPC22 on high of my session I shall be additionally serving to out as SME (Topic Matter Skilled) on Groups and within the Microsoft 365 Convention I’m doing two classes along with my buddy Adam Deltinger.
- GITEX World, Dubai, UAE. October 10 – 14th, 2022
- Microsoft Ignite 2022 Manchester, UK. October 13-14th, 2022
- South Coast Summit, Southampton, UK. October fifteenth, 2022
- ESPC22, Copenhagen, Denmark, Nov 28 – Dec 1, 2022
- Microsoft 365 Convention, Las Vegas, US. Dec 6-8, 2022
- How Microsoft Mesh and Metaverse are going to vary Groups conferences
- Shared channels in Groups: actual enterprise situations
- Microsoft 365 – The Good, The Unhealthy, The Ugly Convention in Helsinki, Finland. In Finnish.
My experiences after I switched from Android to iOS
Early August I up to date my cell phone. Initially I assumed I’d carry on utilizing OnePlus 8Pro for 6-9 months longer, however lastly it was Airtags, Microsoft Groups and the promise of the higher digital camera that made me take the leap. I knew Apple iPhone 14 wasn’t too far-off, however regardless of its 48MPix digital camera I made a decision I’ll go for iPhone 13Pro as an alternative of ready for 1-2 months for the discharge after which probably the identical quantity for truly getting the cellular. Now after virtually two months of utilizing it I’ve to say I’m glad I did the leap to iOS.
After all when switching to Apple it meant for me additionally the swap to Apple watch additionally. And shopping for some chargers and cables to satisfy my wants whereas at dwelling or touring. When buying all that and seeing now the price-difference between iPhone 14Pro now vs 13Pro early August I don’t have regrets for not ready. The options that got here out with 14Pro aren’t that massive to match the worth distinction, to be sincere. Even the 48MPix predominant digital camera didn’t but appear to get that a lot reward as I assumed it might have.
The precise swap from Android to iOS was much less ache than I assumed. Apple has fairly a nicely preforming software program that you simply set up to Android telephone and you may get most of your information with you to the iPhone. All my pictures and information that matter have been within the cloud service, after all, so I didn’t need to even switch them over. I used to be very happy to see that I used to be in a position to switch SMS-messages and particularly WhatsApp, for the latter I used to be already considering that “there goes the historical past” nevertheless it was an awesome shock to see that come alongside. Whereas a lot of the texts at WhatsApp solely matter for the second, we often use that to dig into household historical past (what, when, who) so it was a very good migration expertise for me to see that occur. After all I needed to reauthenticate to all apps, together with banking and tenants. What made that straightforward was the 1Password that I exploit for me and household to maintain passwords saved. Simply set up the 1Password, get it working and most of authentication particulars are in.
What I knew, can be the ache of re-adding all tenants, I’ve entry to, into Microsoft Authenticator. I exploit multi-factor authentication and a few tenants even assist passwordless authentication. Including new authenticator implies that all tenants must be added there one after the other. Whereas doing that I additionally made certain my telephone quantity is there, as a backup for app authentication (in case cell phone breaks, will get misplaced or something).
Principally transferring to Apple from Android was faster and simpler than I assumed it might be. I’ve had iPad for over a yr, so I had already arrange the iCloud and UX was acquainted. Organising Apple Watch Sequence 7 was additionally very straightforward expertise. I solely had some points with Watch Replace, however ultimately the quaint troubleshooting with reboot solved it.
So the setup was straightforward and I bought my new cell phone and watch working whereas on trip. Issues that took a while for me to undertake the place discovering out find out how to arrange wake-up alarms (after trip) and there have been another settings the place looking the online was the very best and quickest option to determine them out.
What issues to me huge time, is that Microsoft Groups runs significantly better than it run on OnePlus 8Pro. I anticipated that from my experiences with iPad Air. Switching tenants is quicker and wait instances are a lot shorter. No, it isn’t all blue sky however there are much less points and crashes than I had with Android underneath my every day use. And that transfers on to much less stress on nerves. Groups made me do it and it was definitely worth the swap for me.
I had an excellent Groups utilization expertise with Floor Duo 2 as nicely, however when contemplating my cellular I put extra emphasis for elements that Duo 2 couldn’t meet. A kind of was household, as a result of my spouse has had iPhone for a number of years now. With us each utilizing Apples we will share issues and placement to one another very simply. Different one was AirTags, as I discussed earlier and third one was the digital camera.
The digital camera on iPhone 13Pro is great. Particularly when mixed with Apple’s picture processing. Megapixel quantity isn’t that massive, nevertheless it has been sufficient. Nevertheless the standard of photos (Dwell Images Rock!) is one thing that retains on shocking me. For instance taking a photograph free hand of the night time sky and getting surprisingly good results of the constellation Orion. And naturally taking pictures typically of the household – the distinction to OnePlus is large to Apple’s benefit.
Extra regular pictures and selfies bought additionally a leap up in comparison with my earlier telephone.
Then there are different issues that I actually like. The way in which how telephone and watch work collectively (seamless) in addition to with the iPad. Turning off DND (do-not-disturb) units it on to all units. Whereas I’ve nice experiences with Logitech Zone True Wi-fi and Jabra Elite 7-series buds, I can’t assist myself to assume would the brand new AirPods Professional 2’s be definitely worth the ease of use, particularly when switching between iPad and iPhone.
Battery lasts for much longer with iPhone. I haven’t had a day up to now the place I’d have run out of cost. The charging isn’t as quick as with OnePlus, nevertheless it balances out after I don’ t need to cost it so usually. It is sufficient to cost it through the night time to have full battery on the morning. In all probability this can change over the time and is determined by the day as nicely – if I want to make use of hotspot for longer intervals of time, for instance, I’d decide in to verify I can cost the telephone throughout or afterwards as nicely. However whereas OnePlus was consuming up juice fairly quick (when it was at 50% I felt it was a charger time as a result of 10% may disappear generally means quicker) Apple appears to handle the battery higher. That is generally seen when switching between apps – Apple is just not multi-tasking apps the identical means than Android does. I not often have points with that.
Utilization time state of affairs is kind of reversed with Galaxy Watch and Apple Watch. Whereas the Galaxy Watch may have lasted for 2-3 days with a single cost, Apple watch lasts a day + some hours. I often have about 30-40% left on the watch after I get up and cost it after I begin working. And it’s also good to notice about Apple Watch that it’s actually light-weight in comparison with Galaxy Watch I had.
After all there was some studying curve – particularly on the keyboard. iPhone 13 Professional is barely smaller than OnePlus 8 Professional was and that additionally impacts how nicely I get used to the brand new format. I’m nonetheless studying that I want to take a look at totally different apps for swipe left or proper features which can be hidden – for instance Groups, Outlook and WhatsApp have menus there.
And at last – it’s nice to have the ability to use Face ID for issues that required fingerprint earlier than. It does enhance the consumer expertise.
Total my verdict is after about two months: it was value for me to modify to iPhone.
Microsoft Laptop computer Studio – my new stellar forge
Throughout this summer season I bought additionally my work laptop lastly upgraded. Bye bye Floor Professional 7 and welcome Microsoft Laptop computer Studio 32GB. Whereas a laptop computer is a laptop computer this can be a superb bundle of tech that justifies its bigger dimension and weight in comparison with Professional -series Surfaces. I particularly like once more that I’ve a stable keyboard over the light-weight one Professional had. Whereas Professional labored on many conditions, there are many touring circumstances the place typing with that was inconceivable or laborious resulting from house. Since Laptop computer Studio is extra regular in that sense, this one can be utilized as lengthy I’ve assist for laptop computer base, as an alternative to display screen (as with Professional-series).
What I like, is the facility. No, Laptop computer Studio can not compete with my mid-gaming rig (that I by no means used for video games up to now..) on the subject of energy, however as an alternative now I can use this one to every day work dwelling and journey with out points. At dwelling I exploit Floor Dock to connect with 43″ 4K exterior show together with Floor’s personal show. I run numerous Edge profiles which have Groups working – generally even working a number of Groups conferences on the identical time. I’ve a number of PowerPoints often open (some are huge in dimension) and likewise different paperwork and apps. Laptop computer Studio manages that, nevertheless it does prefer to fan the warmth out rather a lot – and you’ll really feel the warmth underneath left palm/wrist as nicely. Nevertheless I don’t need to keep away from heavy responsibility actions when utilizing this laptop computer however for some video processing I boot up the gaming rig and use it for longer lasting energy requiring duties, simply to provide a break to fan.
The most effective half: display screen that you should use in three totally different positions: customary laptop computer, presentation/studying or design/studying mode. I usually maintain the display screen between presentation / design mode to have a greater angle to view contents and utilizing the pen. I’ve seen I’ve been utilizing the contact display screen greater than earlier – for instance utilizing fingers to zoom or scroll textual content, as an alternative touchpad or arrows/web page up/down keys. It simply feels extra pure.
Floor Silm Pen 2 is superb when used with Laptop computer Studio on OneNote, Whiteboard or annotating in Edge for notes. The place I exploit the pen fairly often is when I’m presenting – in Groups or within the bodily room.
I like how versatile Laptop computer Studio is and feels. The battery lasts lot longer than it did on Floor Professional 7 underneath my use. When I’m embarking to my Dubai-UK tour throughout October I’ve extra expertise concerning the battery life. At dwelling it’s related to the Dock more often than not – it’s a good factor the gadget protects it’s battery by limiting the cost to 80% on these instances. Nevertheless already now I can inform I can belief it’s battery greater than I did on earlier laptops I’ve had.
There are some things I’m not in sync but. Touchpad is totally different and utilizing it the previous means is just not the best way. Studying find out how to use a delicate nod will make it rather a lot simpler – and Touchpad settings are configurable in Microsoft Home windows. For the reason that pad is massive in space, for the suitable click on you should press much more proper and down than you assume first.
And if these settings aren’t sufficient, you possibly can customise these much more
The journey charger (the default one which comes with the comp) isn’t pretty much as good as Floor Professional had. The facility provide cable will get unfastened simply, so the very best apply can be to take it off earlier than placing the charger and cable to the bag. And naturally I don’t try this. The magnet might be a tad or two stronger, it feels it’s coming off simpler than earlier.
After all with the brand new laptop, I “needed to” improve my bag additionally, switching from slightly rugged backpack to extra business-like briefcase bag. There have been another causes for this as nicely, nevertheless it felt like a very good second for that improve as nicely. Maybe in the future I even study to journey lighter than I do right this moment.
Total I’m very completely satisfied about Floor. And Floor Laptop computer Studio is the very best one up to now within the laptop-range. There are a number of qualities that rock rather well (touchscreen, pen, versatility) they usually additionally look good. I’m certain that is the one powering my work for 2-3 years, and it ought to have the facility to run VR headsets as nicely.