Office Explorers Podcast

Are you an Office 365 pro, or just O365-curious? Join Rob Murray for a monthly look at what we're excited for in Office 365. Our take on current topics, interviews with Cognizant Microsoft Business Group's own Microsoft SMEs, and productivity tips to help you get the most from your Office 365 subscription, whether you've been with it since the BPOS days, or are contemplating the move.

  • Episode 039: SPFx with Jason R

    Episode 039: SPFx with Jason R

    It's the secret ingredient that takes SharePoint (and Teams and Viva) from good to Wow! That's right, this month we're talking about the SharePoint Framework - or SPFx if you're in the know -...

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  • Episode 038: Microsoft Teams with Zack M.

    Episode 038: Microsoft Teams with Zack M.

    Dropping into your podcast app just in time for some weekend listening! Rob and Taylor come back to a topic that hadn't been a focus of the podcast for [checks notes] no, really? 3 years? It's...

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  • Episode 037: SharePoint with Oliver

    Episode 037: SharePoint with Oliver

    It's that time of year again. Taylor and Rob are joined by The MBG's Oliver Bartholdson for what's become an annual tradition: The February SharePoint Episode! Come on in and see what has Oliver...

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  • Episode 036: MACO with Will, Peter, Omar

    Episode 036: MACO with Will, Peter, Omar

    Usually we bring you a conversation with an MBG expert about M365 tech and the possibilities of that tech. This month, Taylor and Rob bring you the latest news AND a conversation. This time with a...

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  • Episode 035: Dynamics 365 with David, Jeff, and Doug

    Episode 035: Dynamics 365 with David, Jeff, and Doug

    This month Taylor and Rob go where they have not gone before - into the world of Dynamics 365. Luckily the MBG has experts to guide them! Join the Office Explorers for some long-awaited news and a...

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  • Episode 034: Microsoft Ignite with Reed

    Episode 034: Microsoft Ignite with Reed

    When we saw all the amazing new things announced at Microsoft Ignite at the top of the month, we promptly ditched our plans for November and pivoted to cover the event. Max and Rob sit down with...

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  • Episode 033: Word with us

    Episode 033: Word with us

    You're absolutely going to find something of value in this month's episode as Taylor, Max, and Rob (mostly Taylor) run down some great features in Microsoft Word, everyone's favorite Word...

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  • Episode 032: PowerShell with Jason R

    Episode 032: PowerShell with Jason R

    This month Rob and Taylor team up to tackle PowerShell with the help of Cognizant MBG's resident expert, Jason R. Don't skip the news segment - there's some important information w/r/t...

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  • Episode 031: Azure Files with James C

    Episode 031: Azure Files with James C

    Microsoft's Azure platform covers a lot of tools and features. This month Taylor and Rob take a look at Azure Files, which might just be the cloud-based file storage solution you've been looking...

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  • Episode 030: Power BI with Grant F

    Episode 030: Power BI with Grant F

    Microsoft loves to drop mind-blowing cloud-focused new tools and features on us these days, and this month is no different! This month Max and Rob give you the bullet on Windows 365 and the first...

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  • Episode 029: Yammer with Brian H

    Episode 029: Yammer with Brian H

    This month Rob and Taylor go back to Yammer, because a lot has changed since we last spoke with our Yammer Expert, Brian Holness! We lead off with some Yammer/SharePoint and Microsoft Lists news...

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  • Episode 028: PowerApps with Tyler

    Episode 028: PowerApps with Tyler

    This month Max and Rob sit down with the MBG's own Tyler Biddle to talk PowerApps. We discuss the different kinds of PowerApps you can create, exactly how much code does "No Code/Low Code" mean,...

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  • Episode 027: Viva with Varol

    Episode 027: Viva with Varol

    We're back in a big way this month! New co-hosts Taylor and Max join Rob to share some M365 news items and then they dive into Microsoft Viva with Cognizant MBG's own Varol Saatcioglu. Welcome...

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  • Office Explorers Episode 026 - Power Automate

    Office Explorers Episode 026 - Power Automate

    Another month with Rob soloing the hosting duties, and this month there's no guest - Rob is hot off a Power Automate project and shares his knowledge of the platform in an overview that gives you...

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  • Office Explorers Episode 025 - SP Syntex with Oliver

    Office Explorers Episode 025 - SP Syntex with Oliver

    This month, we learn that New Signature is now Cognizant Microsoft Business Group, The SharePoint App Bar is coming, Microsoft Viva is the Next Big Thing, and friend of the podcast Oliver Bartholdson

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  • Learn more about Rob Murray, host of Office Explorers

    Learn more about Rob Murray, host of Office Explorers

    Robert C. Murray is a Senior Collaboration Consultant at Cognizant Microsoft Business Group focusing on Change Management, Power Platform, Yammer, Teams, and SharePoint in M365.

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  • Office Explorers Episode 024 - Azure DevOps with Chris Ayers

    Office Explorers Episode 024 - Azure DevOps with Chris Ayers

    Update: We discovered that a segment was missing and have uploaded a fresh file to fix that error. We now return you to your regularly scheduled podcast. This month we give you some updates on new...

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  • Office Explorers Episode 023 - Power Platform with Shefali

    Office Explorers Episode 023 - Power Platform with Shefali

    This month we do a high-level review of some of the new features announced at Ignite - don't forget to check out the Book of News! Our guest, Shefali also gives us some overviews of the three main...

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  • Office Explorers Episode 022 - Yammer Updates with Brian H

    Office Explorers Episode 022 - Yammer Updates with Brian H

    This month we have a lot of great updates! News about the new names for DataFlex, the retirement of the notiifcation bell, and the final days for Skype and SharePoint Workflows.  Our Yammer...

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  • Office Explorers Episode 021 - Inspire and Tips with Us!

    Office Explorers Episode 021 - Inspire and Tips with Us!

    This month we're doing our bi-yearly Tip show, and that includes a TON of news from Microsoft's Digital Inspire conference last week including DataFlex, Lists, Teams, and Onedrive updates and...

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