Rene Vlieger

As a Microsoft 365 consultant, Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), I spend my days immersed in the world of cloud technology, assisting organizations on their transformative journey. My passion lies in enhancing productivity, fortifying governance, ensuring compliance, bolstering security measures, and fostering seamless adoption of new technologies.

In my role, I strive to be more than just a consultant; I aim to be a catalyst for organizational growth and evolution. By guiding businesses through logical steps, I help them ascend the maturity ladder, ensuring that every technological advancement is not just implemented but embraced wholeheartedly. But my commitment doesn't end there. I believe in the power of sharing knowledge, which is why I invest heavily in training sessions, workshops, and yes, even penning (or typing!) joint blogs. 

My Microsoft 365 knowledge includes Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Loop, Viva, Purview, Defender, Entra, Outlook, Whiteboard, Copilot, and Forms.


Published by Rene Vlieger

A Personal Take on SharePoint's Latest Update

- 2 min read-Rene Vlieger
Starting early April 2024, SharePoint Online is undergoing a subtle yet significant transformation in its search functionality. When navigating through the "site search" scope, only results from the tenant root site will be displayed. This alteration promises to streamline our search queries, offering more targeted and relevant outcomes. Learn more.

Unlocking Your Cloud Potential: Embrace M365 with Confidence!

- 2 min read-Rene Vlieger
Get insights on migration to Microsoft 365 from a Microsoft 365 consultant including preparation, adoption strategies, and license considerations.

Microsoft 365 Health Dashboard Moves to Admin Center Homepage!

- 2 min read-Rene Vlieger
The Microsoft 365 Health Dashboard is moving to the admin center home page between mid-March and mid-April 2024. Get all the details.

Copilot Ensures Sensitivity Label Continuity!

- 2 min read-Rene Vlieger
Find out how to take advantage of the capabilities in Copilot, in terms of sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365. With Copilot by your side, you can trust that your sensitive information stays protected, allowing you to focus on creating without the hassle of managing labels manually.

Microsoft Purview Enhances Viva Engage Communication Compliance

- 2 min read-Rene Vlieger
Microsoft is gearing up to roll out a game-changing feature through Purview Communication Compliance that's set to revolutionize the way we handle policy violations in our private messages and community conversations. Learn more.

Elevating Communication with Microsoft Teams Voicemail Migration

- 2 min read-Rene Vlieger
Microsoft is migrating custom recorded greetings to a new storage spot. Learn how to make sure your custom recorded greeting makes the migration from within Microsoft Teams.

Introducing the New Feedback Button in SharePoint Online!

- 2 min read-Rene Vlieger
Have you ever had a brilliant idea to enhance your SharePoint experience, encountered a pesky issue that just won't go away, or simply wanted to shower some love for a feature that made your work life easier? Microsoft has heard your silent whispers and is now giving you the power to amplify your voice with the introduction of the new feedback button in Microsoft SharePoint Online! Learn more.

Embrace iOS 15 for the Ultimate To Do App Experience!

- 2 min read-Rene Vlieger
As of mid-March 2024, a new requirement is rolling out – iOS devices will need to be running iOS 15 or higher to receive the latest updates for the To Do app. This means if you're still hanging on to iOS 14 or lower, it's time to consider making the leap to iOS 15. Learn more.

DMA Impact on LinkedIn in Microsoft 365 profile card experiences

- 2 min read-Rene Vlieger
Beginning March 2024, LinkedIn members within the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland will gain the ability to control the visibility of their profile data within Microsoft 365 profile card experiences. Learn more about this development, which underscores the importance of data privacy and regulatory compliance in today's interconnected digital landscape.

The Search Bar in Microsoft Teams Now Supports Resource Accounts

- 2 min read-Rene Vlieger
Brace yourselves because the Microsoft Teams admin center (TAC) is stepping up its game with a nice upgrade: the search bar is about to get a whole lot smarter by supporting resource accounts! Learn more.

Navigating the New Teams Rollout with Confidence!

- 2 min read-Rene Vlieger
Learn more about the new Teams (standard release) rollout. The release is ongoing and will reach all users by July 2024. From enabling policy controls to monitoring usage metrics, navigating the transition to the new Teams requires a strategic approach and a keen eye for detail. From policy controls to feature enhancements, there's much to consider on this journey toward a more streamlined collaboration experience.

Microsoft Teams - Automatic Meeting Recaps and Shared Artifacts

- 2 min read-Rene Vlieger
Get ready for automatic meeting recaps and shared artifacts within meeting chats! Microsoft Teams is automatically generating a recap message in meeting chats once the session wraps up. Learn more.