Darrell Webster

Darrell Webster

Modern Workplace Mentor, Change Consultant, Content Creator, Community Conduit.

Auckland, New Zealand

Hi, I'm Darrell as a Service, at your service. I help organizations make the most of Microsoft 365, aligning it's productivity and teamwork with real needs.
I am a Senior Adoption and Change Management Consultant at WM Reply, running programs with global organisations. I blog and create videos and courses at Modern Workplace Mentor. I'm also co-host The 365 Message Center Show with Daniel Glenn, to help prepare organisations for changes coming on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap.

I like to help people tell their stories about work, life and the balance in between. I have a keen interest in mobile videography and live streaming.
In recognition of my contributions to the Microsoft 365 community, I have received a Microsoft MVP award since 2013.


Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Change Management
  • User Adoption
  • Training
  • Marketing
  • Productivity
  • Collaboration
  • Business Communications
  • Internal Communications
  • Community Management

Create A Virtual Co-Working Space In Microsoft Teams

It's been nearly 2 years since the most of the world's information workers moved to full-time working from home. For some of the most introverted among us, this was a dream come true; but many have missed the feel of working physically around others. Microsoft Teams provides amazing capabilities for meeting and collaborating with colleagues toward common goals, but what about the social atmosphere a physical office provides? What if we could leverage the power of Microsoft Teams to capture the feel of working in-person?

A virtual co-working space is an ongoing meeting, in Microsoft Teams, that spans corporate departments, physical locations, and time zones to allow for employees to do focus work together while creating social connection. Join me to learn how you can successfully launch a co-working environment for your organization!

In this session we will cover:
- The concept of co-working virtually, what it is and what it isn't.
- How to design your co-working environment structure within a Team to host the spaces.
- Creative ways to share music and other content into the co-working space, with demos!
- How to create on-campus 'portals' with Microsoft Teams Rooms.
- Mitigating concerns around co-working, while meeting your goals of creating social connection.
- Real-world success stories from our co-working space at Cerner!

Link to session: https://teamsnation.rocks/Room7

Getting started with Microsoft Loop in your organisation

Microsoft Loop is a new flexible collaboration platform arriving in Microsoft 365. Integrated into existing applications like Microsoft Teams and Outlook, Loop will provide a simple place to get started on ideas, projects and collect resources for teamwork. Later in 2022, Microsoft Loop will be released as its own application.
Learn what Microsoft Loop is, what it does, how it works and when you would use it.
I'll share some early lessons learned and tips for using Microsoft Loop in personal and team productivity.
Find out how to get started and get others on board with a simple plan to work Loop into everyday team activities.

45min duration.

Microsoft Loop: What’s new? What can you do? (User group edition)

The ideal user group session to introduce your community to Microsoft Loop, learn what’s new and what you can do with it.
- What is Microsoft Loop?
- What can you do today using Loop?
- What is coming to Loop “tomorrow?”
This session is a demo-and-discuss format, asking questions, sharing experiences, challenges and opinions.
40 (ish) minutes long.
Get it on your next user group agenda.

Darrell Webster

Modern Workplace Mentor, Change Consultant, Content Creator, Community Conduit.

Auckland, New Zealand