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4 Great Tools for Planning Your Microsoft Teams Implementation

If you haven’t already heard, Microsoft Teams is taking the world by storm. According to Microsoft, Microsoft Teams is the fastest growing business app in Microsoft history with more than 329,000 organizations worldwide now using Teams. If you are thinking about implementing Microsoft Teams within your organization, Microsoft has provided some excellent free tools to assist you with your transition to Teams. Here are 4 of our favorite tools that are essential for anyone planning…

Make Your Life Easy with Password-less Security

Maintaining strong security through complex passwords can be difficult when staff need to manually type those passwords in multiple times a day to access their applications.  Most people tend to lean towards a password that is easy to remember.  That easy-to-remember password with maybe a number at the end is not all that complex and is easy to crack. If your password is something you need to write down on a note that you keep…

Where Do I Schedule My Meetings and Events?

In the world of Microsoft Office 365, there are several services that provide the ability for people to schedule interactive audio video sessions.  They provide similar functionality in some cases, but they are meant to be used for different audiences.  Today we will break down what your options are to help you better understand which tool you should be using for each different audience type. Collaborative Meetings If your goal is to schedule a collaborative…

Top 5 Considerations for Your File Share to SharePoint Online Migration

Microsoft SharePoint Online has been continuing to revolutionize the way organizations operate since it was first released back in 2013. Not only does SharePoint Online help make your employees more engaged, organized, and productive, but it also provides a secure, cloud-based platform that reduces IT spend and improves overall uptime and availability. As a result, more and more organizations are choosing to migrate to SharePoint Online from their file shares, on-premise SharePoint environments, and/or other…

Microsoft Teams or Yammer… or Both?

Since Microsoft Teams was released as a new communication and collaboration tool, organizations are asking themselves different questions depending on where they are at today.  Some are not using Yammer or Teams currently and are wondering which they should adopt.  Others are using Yammer today and are thinking of switching over to Microsoft Teams. A Common Misconception There is a common misconception today that Yammer is going away and that Microsoft Teams was designed to…

Microsoft StaffHub Merged into Teams

It was announced at the Microsoft Ignite 2018 conference that the Microsoft Office 365 application StaffHub will be retired on October 1, 2019.  Microsoft StaffHub gave organizations a digital platform for managing shifts and schedules for workers.  Supervisors can create shifts and push those schedules out to front line workers, and staff also had the ability to request shift changes from their supervisors and request switches with co-workers. Inside of Microsoft StaffHub, there was a…

Top 5 Microsoft Ignite Announcements for SharePoint Online

In case you missed the Microsoft Ignite 2018 conference and wanted to catch up on some of the latest features and functionality in development at Microsoft, we have summarized 5 notable items.  These are estimated to be available to  Microsoft Office 365 targeted release customers in 2019.  More details will follow from Microsoft in the near future as their development continues (on which we will keep you updated). #1: Hub Sites – Mega Menus One…

Mailbox Security Made Easy with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Phishing emails are a problem. Phishing is an online fraud technique that lures unsuspecting users to share personal information like email credentials and even banking information with the bad guys of the internet. With this kind of info being shared, the bad guys can apply for credit, empty bank accounts, or even try to lure other users in your address book into sharing their information. Training your users to spot phishing e-mails is still one…

4 Steps to Get Started with Power BI Embedded Analytics

In our previous blog post entitled Free Ebook: Supercharge Your Apps with Embedded Analytics, we explored the vast benefits of leveraging embedded analytics in your custom apps. By embedding analytics directly in your applications (rather than having your users go to a separate system or dashboard to access them), you not only make your end users’ lives much easier, but you also increase your application adoption and overall end user satisfaction. And what better way…

Free EBook: Supercharge Your Apps with Embedded Analytics

The way in which we use and interact with data has dramatically changed over the years. Originally, we leveraged static pictures and charts that captured a one-time snapshot of our data. But this is no long sufficient, as static visualizations only provide a historical view at a single point in time. Instead, interactive visualizations and real-time reports are now the demanded norm needed to turn massive volumes of data into immediate, actionable insights. But there…