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FREE WHITEPAPER: Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Teams

Earlier this year, we published two very popular blog posts exploring the overall benefits of Microsoft Teams: 5 Reasons You Will Want Microsoft Teams and 5 MORE Reasons You Will Want Microsoft Teams. But how does the adoption of Microsoft Teams translate into financial savings for you and your organization? Read on, as there is an actual answer to this question. Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Teams In April 2019, Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to…

2 Simple Steps to Optimize DevOps

The CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, famously said that “every company is a software company.” When you’re looking to improve your organization’s ability to develop and deliver valuable software, pivot when necessary, and beat competitors to market, then you must plan smarter, collaborate better, and ship software faster than ever before. And to do this, you need solid DevOps best practices and tools within your organization. Here are two simple steps to take your DevOps…

Skype for Business Online to Retire on July 31, 2021

Have you heard the big news? Microsoft just announced that Skype for Business Online will be retired on July 31, 2021. In preparation for this, Microsoft will start onboarding all new Office 365 customers to Microsoft Teams starting Sept 1, 2019. Existing Skype for Business Online customers may still continue to use Skype for Business Online between now and July 31, 2021 with no current change to their service. For anyone unfamiliar with Microsoft Teams,…

Modern Reporting with a SharePoint Data Source

Ready to create modern reports using SharePoint as a data source? If so, then once again, you’ve come to the right place. For those familiar with SharePoint, you know that SharePoint offers many different data store types, including SharePoint lists, SharePoint libraries, and documents (such as Excel files stored in SharePoint that contain data within them). And where there is data, there is a need to report on it in order for you to uncover…

FREE WHITEPAPER: Using Power BI with Complex SharePoint Field Types

If you have ever used SharePoint lists before, you know they provide a very simple way for users to store and share list-based items.  Simple text and number fields are straightforward, but complex field types in SharePoint (such as lookups, managed metadata, rich text, locations, etc) can present several reporting challenges that SharePoint by itself can’t solve. This is where Microsoft Power BI comes into the picture. Power BI provides specific tools to aid with…

Modern Dashboarding with SharePoint and Teams

If you’re ready to build modern dashboards in SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, and SharePoint Server, then you’ve come to the right place. For more than a decade, SharePoint has been the platform of choice for business intelligence dashboards, originally leveraging features like Power Pivot for SharePoint, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), and PerformancePoint. Fast forward to 2019, and SharePoint can seamlessly bring content together from Power BI, Excel, and many other data sources into rich…

DevOps Defined in 3 Simple Sentences

Many of us are already familiar with the general concept of DevOps . But when asked by someone unfamiliar with DevOps, “What exactly is DevOps?”, it can be very tough to succinctly explain. In the latest Azure DevOps update video, Microsoft provides the perfect definition of DevOps in 3 simple sentences (jump to 02:45 in the video down below): “Think of DevOps as one continuous motion, where you plan, build, deploy, and operate your apps….

Live Events Now Available in Microsoft Teams

Looking to host a live or on-demand event to reach massive online audiences? Well, you’re in luck. Microsoft just announced that Live Events are now generally available in Microsoft Teams.  Live Events in Microsoft Teams enables you to schedule, produce, and stream content that is both rich and interactive for up to 10,000 live attendees. Live Events in Microsoft Teams enable an intuitive, end-end event experience for the ALL end users, from event organizers, producers,…

Create and Manage Mind Maps in Microsoft Teams

Many of you are already familiar with Microsoft Teams, the Office 365 hub for team collaboration that integrates the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and effective. But did you know that Microsoft Teams also has a powerful collaborative mind mapping feature? This integrated tool from MindMeister can help you visualize ideas and create plans with your team members, all in real-time within Microsoft Teams. Figure 1: https://www.mindmeister.com/blog/meister-news/2018/12/14/manage-mind-maps-microsoft-teams/ Mind Mapping…

Join Imaginet at the ShareCloud Summit in Dallas – April 18th

Join Imaginet at the 11th annual ShareCloud Summit (formerly SharePoint TechFest) on April 18, 2019 at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas. The ShareCloud Summit is a one day educationally focused conference and expo with valuable opportunities for technology providers and buyers to collaborate on solutions for the business.  It is the technology event to attend for all businesses that currently run Microsoft stack – including SharePoint, Office 365, and Azure – to maximize…

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