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Authoring Reports in Power BI Desktop: Do it Right

By All Posts, Business Intelligence, Office 365, Power BI & SQL
Microsoft Power BI is recognized by Gartner as a leader for the fourteenth consecutive year in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. It is, without a doubt, one of the key business intelligence (BI) tools currently in the market. Organizations use Power BI to build robust reports and custom dashboards making it easy to get answers to complex questions. As a self-service analytics tool, it is highly accessible by business...
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How to Keep Track of Your Work Using Microsoft 365 (Task Management)

By All Posts, Cloud, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Productivity, Teams, Videos, Webinars
Task management is the process of managing a task through its life cycle. It involves planning, assigning, testing, collaborating, tracking, and reporting. Task management helps individuals and teams plan out their day and achieve their goals. However, many organizations use ad-hoc methods to manage tasks causing unnecessary delays when getting their job done. In this blog post, we'll show you how Microsoft 365 can improve the way you work. Learn how to add efficiencies back...
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The Pros and Cons of SharePoint Lookbook

By All Posts, Office 365, SharePoint, User Experience Design
Your SharePoint intranet is a powerful communication resource that connects your hybrid workplace with modern and intelligent content experiences. But if your intranet is not quite where it should be, then Microsoft has something in store for you. Microsoft introduced SharePoint lookbook to inspire you with the "art of the possible". It provides templates with detailed web parts and configurations that can be applied directly to your tenant. Creating stunning sites is now easier than...
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What is Data Engineering?

By All Posts, Azure, Business Intelligence, Power BI & SQL, SQL Server
When you look at a dashboard or report in Power BI, you are seeing the tip of the iceberg; the data you see has likely taken many steps from its source on its way to Power BI. Data engineering is the work that brings data from one or more sources and shapes it, validates it, cleans it, correlates it, and (often) stores it, and it’s a lot of what we do at Imaginet. Power BI...
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Getting Started with Viva Topics

By All Posts, Office 365, Productivity, Viva
In February 2021, Microsoft announced Microsoft Viva to enhance the employee experience. It comprises of four modules: Topics, Connections, Insights, and Learning. With Viva Topics now generally available for existing Microsoft 365 licenses, organizations can start using it in their tenant today. (To learn more about Microsoft Viva, click here.) Viva Topics is a very powerful, AI-driven tool that helps your organization get the right knowledge to the right people at the right time. Simply...
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Microsoft Viva Connections Now Generally Available

By All Posts, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Productivity, SharePoint, Teams, Viva
Did you hear that Microsoft Viva Connections is now generally available? Viva Connections for desktop is starting rollout to all customers as part of their existing Microsoft 365 and SharePoint license. Any employees in the organization who are licensed for SharePoint will be able to use Viva Connections at no additional costs. New customers can learn more about Microsoft 365 and SharePoint licensing options on the Microsoft 365 Enterprise licensing page. What is Microsoft Viva?...
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My First Days Working at Imaginet

By #ImaginetLife, All Posts, Managed Services
I completed my Red River College program during the early stages of the pandemic and had a virtual graduation ceremony. This put into perspective how life, as we knew it, would be different going forward—but it didn't make our accomplishments any less meaningful. As students, we knew it would be difficult to put our new skills to the test in the real world, but we had to stay hopeful. I kept hoping and was lucky...
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Biggest News from Microsoft Ignite 2021

By All Posts, Announcements, Application Development, Azure, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Power Platform, Productivity, SharePoint, Teams, Viva, Webinars
If you missed Microsoft Ignite from March 2-4, 2021, then you've come to the right place. Microsoft hosted their annual developers and IT professionals conference last week and there's a lot to be excited about! Here are our favourite announcements that'll enhance the new modern, hybrid workplace.   New Microsoft Teams Features Better meetings Microsoft announced a laundry list of new features to further enhance collaboration and knowledge management in Teams. You'll be able to...
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Why Microsoft Viva Matters and How You Can Take Advantage Now

By All Posts, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Productivity, SharePoint, Teams, Viva
By now, you must've heard all the buzz around Microsoft’s new Employee Experience Platform (EXP) that'll innovate how your employees work. However, if you haven't, check out the official Microsoft Viva announcement here. At Imaginet, we're testing and learning all we can about Microsoft Viva to help you provide the best experience for your employees. In this article, we give you an overview of Microsoft Viva, why it should matter for your business, and when...
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The Real Benefits of the Power Platform – Accuracy and Data!

By All Posts, Office 365, Power Platform, Productivity, SharePoint
The Power Platform has gained tremendous interest over the past year. The rapid shift to work from home has highlighted how paper and email-based processes become very time-consuming when everyone is not in the office. I’ve written before about the types of processes that make good candidates for Business Process Automation (BPA) via the Power Platform, and I will summarize again here.   How Business Process Automation Works Generally, you have data (words, photos, measurements,...
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