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Sync Up, a OneDrive podcast

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Sync Up will take you behind the scenes of OneDrive. Hosts Ankita Kirti and Jason Moore will shed light on how OneDrive connects you to all your files in Microsoft 365 so you can share and work together from anywhere. Hear from experts behind the design and development of OneDrive, as well as customers and Microsoft MVPs. Each episode will also give you news and announcements, tips and best practices for your OneDrive experience. Transcripts provided with each episode.

Sync Up will take you behind the scenes of OneDrive. Hosts Ankita Kirti and Jason Moore will shed light on how OneDrive connects you to all your files in Microsoft 365 so you can share and work together from anywhere. Hear from experts behind the design and development of OneDrive, as well as customers and Microsoft MVPs. Each episode will also give you news and announcements, tips and best practices for your OneDrive experience. Transcripts provided with each episode.

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Sync Up will take you behind the scenes of OneDrive. Hosts Ankita Kirti and Jason Moore will shed light on how OneDrive connects you to all your files in Microsoft 365 so you can share and work together from anywhere. Hear from experts behind the design and development of OneDrive, as well as customers and Microsoft MVPs. Each episode will also give you news and announcements, tips and best practices for your OneDrive experience. Transcripts provided with each episode.

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@onedrive

Language:

English


Episodes

New sharing experience across Microsoft 365

6/30/2021
Ankita and Jason talk with Ihcene Cheriet, Product Manager on the OneDrive Sharing and Collab team. They discuss her team's goal and approach to provide the best customer experience around sharing and to make collaboration easier to all customers. The special segment this week is about VUCA, an acronym developed to describe the challenges of navigating an unpredictable environment. And as a bonus, the group shares their favorite summer song. Click here for transcript of this...

Duration:00:27:25

Announcing OneDrive Sync Admin Reports

5/26/2021
Our guest today is Chenying Yang, a senior Program Manager on OneDrive focusing on making OneDrive Sync great across consumer and enterprise. OneDrive Sync Admin Reports empowers IT admins with actionable insights about the adoption and health of the sync client. These reports give visibility into who in your company is running the OneDrive Sync app, how is Known Folder Move rollout going, as well as surfacing any errors that end users might be experiencing so you can proactively address...

Duration:00:32:21

Staying connected with Yammer

4/28/2021
In this new world of hybrid work, Yammer offers employees a way to come together socially to share what’s going on in their lives, both inside and outside work. In this episode, we learn more about Yammer and discuss how OneDrive supports tech engagement among your employees. Out guest is Michael Holste, Product Manager on the Microsoft 365 Product Marketing team responsible for employee engagement, including products like Yammer and Viva connections. Click here for transcript of this...

Duration:00:27:36

Migration isn't just for the birds

3/24/2021
Ankita and Jason talk with Joshua Badach, Project Manager within the ODSP Customer Engineering Migration Team, and is responsible for creating a bridge between the field, Engineering, and Migration tools and teams such as Mover, FastTrack and Microsoft Consulting Services. We discuss common questions like, "Why should I migrate?" and "How does Microsoft FastTrack help?" and "What are the best practices of running a migration?" You'll also learn about how to collaborate with and support your...

Duration:00:47:07

Better Together: Teams + OneDrive

2/23/2021
Ankita and Jason talk with Cory Kincaid, a Customer Success Manager for Modern Work, who advises customers on how to use technologies like Teams and OneDrive to improve their business. We also talk with Ryan Voelki and Taty Castillo, also customer success managers, who take a #HumansFirst approach to helping customers navigate their digital transformation. You'll also learn about the team's favorite article of "pandemic clothing." Click here for transcript of this...

Duration:00:39:22

Consolidating OneDrive and SharePoint admin centers

1/19/2021
We talk with Dave Minasyan, Principal Program Manager, to discuss the increased need for collaboration, which has been driving Microsoft to invest heavily into interconnectivity of tools across the Microsoft 365 suite, and how his team's focus is to evolve the admin experiences to gradually address the increasing management complexity that comes with this interconnectivity ecosystem we are building. He shares some of the changes admins can expect with new rollouts in the ODB and SPO admin...

Duration:00:26:11

2020 Recap and 2021 Anticipation

12/15/2020
In this year's final episode, we look back over 2020, discussing product highlights, our team’s learnings and achievements, and what we are looking forward to in 2021. Today's guest is Randy Wong. Principal PM Manager, responsible for customer success, sharing, and collaboration. OneDrive played a critical role for customers all over the world this year in essential jobs in governments, schools, pharmaceutical companies and more. We also share other important learning lessons from this year,...

Duration:00:36:06

OneDrive helps SMBs achieve secure productivity

11/24/2020
Ankita and Jason talk with Paul Diamond, Product Marketing Manager for OneDrive personal as well as small and medium businesses, and Matthew Woodget, founder of Go Narrative, which helps companies improve their team alignment, marketing engagement and sales conversions by building narratives and optimizing messaging. The group discusses tools available for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to assist in the adaptation to remote work, the most useful OneDrive features for SMBs, tips, personal...

Duration:00:41:02

Best practices for external sharing and sharing Halloween candy

10/27/2020
There are multiple aspects to consider regarding external sharing for your business. These considerations include establishing boundaries, industry regulations, information protection, security, shadow IT and more. Ankita and Jason talk with Stephen Rice, Senior Program Manager, and Noorez Khamis of Creospark, and Microsoft MVP, to discuss best practices and policy examples to ensure successful and secure collaboration for your organization. And this month's treat is learning about the...

Duration:00:33:37

Microsoft Ignite 2020 and the big OneDrive reveals

9/22/2020
Microsoft Ignite is in full swing, and the OneDrive team is here to talk the latest and greatest product developments, innovations and celebrate the team's accomplishments. Guest Ryan Hoge recaps some of the big features at this year's Ignite, including Add to OneDrive, OneDrive Home (iOS), Edit Office offline from OneDrive (iOS), Surface Duo and more. We also highlight that September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the importance of mental and emotional wellbeing, and resources to...

Duration:00:30:24

Back to school with OneDrive

8/26/2020
It's back to school time with OneDrive! Ankita and Jason talk with Erdina Francillon, an M365 Education Specialist, who supports universities and school districts across the Mid-Atlantic with their modern work and learning needs from identity, security, collaboration, automation and of course storage. This month's special topic is the importance of recharging ourselves for work and life outside of work. Also, hear about everyone's most memorable childhood cartoon -- just in time for...

Duration:00:47:11

Introducing Add to OneDrive

7/22/2020
This month Ankita and Jason talk with Olga Dalecka, Senior Program Manager for OneDrive, who works on making it easier for you to find your files. She loves item keeping, shared controls and debating about breadcrumbs. We talk about the new Add to OneDrive feature, gardening, and how to utilize the powerful Accountability Ladder at work and at home. Click here for transcript of this episode. Resources and Info Links Blog: Introducing new OneDrive features to share and collaborate across...

Duration:00:44:57

Data compliance and governance with OneDrive

6/10/2020
This month Ankita and Jason talk with Sesha Mani, Group Program Manager at Microsoft, responsible for the core parts of OneDrive and SharePoint around Data Governance, Compliance and Security. He spearheaded the security in Microsoft 365 service from its inception days. We also learn of each person's first memorable music concert. Click here for full transcript. Resources and Info Links: OneDrive Facebook | Twitter | OneDrive Community Blog | UserVoice Ankita Kirti |Twitter -- Bon...

Duration:00:30:56

Data security for OneDrive

5/12/2020
This month Ankita and Jason talk with Senior Program Manager Sanjoyan Mustafi about security for OneDrive. Sanjoyan takes care of Conditional Access, Sensitivity Labels, DLP and other security related features. The group also reveals their go-to working-from-home snacks. And, the special topic this month is about the challenges for parents while working from home. Resources and Info Links: OneDrive Facebook | Twitter | OneDrive Community Blog | UserVoice Ankita Kirti...

Duration:00:50:29

5 ways to use OneDrive when working remotely

4/14/2020
This month we talk with OneDrive Senior Program Manager Stephen Rice about the best and most productive ways to use OneDrive when working remotely. We discuss accessing and storing files, sharing securely and effortlessly, making collaboration done easily, protecting and managing files, and more. The team also reveal which Star Wars film they think is the best when first starting the series. And Jason's special topic this month is 'How to have a better conversation.' Resources and Info...

Duration:00:33:27

Mobile productivity on Android

3/10/2020
Our OneDrive team has been busy rolling out new and exciting options to our Android app of which everyone might not be aware. This month we talk with Eli Waalkes, the OneDrive Android Program Manager, and Daniela Dimitrova, Designer for OneDrive Android. Hear about hidden gems, the design behind the design, dark mode, On this day, how to beta test the latest and greatest, roadmap updates and more. Also, Jason and Ankita discuss the importance of Reverse Mentoring. Social and Info...

Duration:00:41:00

Deploy OneDrive at scale

2/11/2020
How does Microsoft deploy and configure OneDrive across all of its employees and how does it make that work? Today we talk about how to plan for and execute a successful OneDrive deployment across PC and Mac through adoption and sync. Guests include Gaia Carini, Principal PM Manager for OneDrive Sync, and Drew Madelung, Tech Architect and Microsoft MVP, who discuss how to best move your company to Microsoft cloud technologies. Also, Jason and Ankita talks about the benefits of implementing...

Duration:01:06:22

Empowering Mac Users

1/14/2020
In this episode, we discuss the importance of empowering Mac users when using OneDrive in macOS. Guests include Brittany Chua, Software Engineer for OneDrive, and Jonathan Leung, Program Manager for OneDrive. The team talks about the major functionalities supported by OneDrive in macOS, unique challenges and differences between Windows and Mac, Office Collaboration Sync Integration (OSCI), tips for new Mac users and admins, and more. Also in the show, the team's Top Song from 2019, and...

Duration:00:32:52

Customer Success

12/10/2019
In this episode we focus on the importance of change management and product adoption. Guests include Allan Bourne, Director of Customer Success at Microsoft, and Matt Wolodarsky, Senior Program Manager on the OneDrive and SharePoint customer engineer team. Both help customers successfully adopt and get full value from their investments in Office 365. Also in the show, favorite holiday treats, OneDrive Roadmap highlights, best practices, awareness initiative tips, and so much more. Running...

Duration:00:52:06

Ignite News and Announcements

11/12/2019
Join the OneDrive team as they talk about the engineering and design behind some of the main highlights from this year's Microsoft Ignite, including 100GB file sizes, differential sync, request files, and the team's favorite things to do in Orlando. Our guests are Lauren Khoo, program managers on OneDrive. We also discuss the importance of Mental Health Awareness in the workplace and ways to encourage a supportive work environment. Running Time: 36:15 Show Intro + Topic of the Month –...

Duration:00:36:18