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Empower your team to connect and collaborate with Microsoft Teams

By All Posts, Featured, Office 365, Teams
As COVID-19 continues to keep people working remotely, it’s becoming increasingly important to help your team feel connected. With isolation, social distancing, and stay-at-home mandates, it’s easy for individuals to start to feel disconnected and discouraged. Giving your team the resources to stay connected can help. Microsoft Teams can be one of those resources. Not only can Teams help you continue to run your business as smoothly as possible during this challenging and uncertain time,...
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Recommender Systems 101: What are they and how do they work?

By All Posts, Business Intelligence, Office 365, Power BI & SQL
Recommendations appear everywhere. Netflix shows you movies you may like based on your watching patterns. And when you online shop, you may see suggestions like , “customers that bought this item, also bought this one,” or you see people you may know in social media platforms. These are examples of a type of machine learning called recommender systems. Machine learning applies mathematical algorithms and statistical techniques on large amounts of data to create models that...
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The thing about working remote, is in order to be effective, your whole team needs to be effective. Once you find a good rhythm though you might even find yourselves more productive than when you were in the office!

10 Tips for Working Remote

By All Posts, Application Development, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Productivity, Teams, User Experience Design
Are you new to working remote? I’ve done it for years. As a working mom, it saves me a lot of time commuting and getting ready in the morning. After the kidlets are dropped off at our nearby daycare, I come home, make myself a coffee, and focus on getting my work done in a timely manner. The thing about working remote, though, is in order to be effective, your whole team needs to be...
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Using UX Strategy to Maintain Market Fit in a Volatile Market

By All Posts, User Experience Design
In times of strife, we tend to fall back on our old tried and true methods. We cut exploration and innovation projects and focus on core business functions. But what happens when your core business is what’s being upended? Or your customers' needs seem to have changed overnight? First, breathe. Panic and anxiety have never been good bedfellows for innovation. Pressure, however, makes for great innovation! We’re entering a new era. It’s scary, but also...
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Preparing for Next Level Knowledge Management in Office 365 – Project Cortex

By All Posts, Office 365, SharePoint, Teams

Since the initial announcement of Project Cortex late last year, many organizations have been anxiously awaiting its arrival with the promise of turning traditional Enterprise Content Management (ECM) on its head with the use of machine learning and AI. Imaginet has been preparing by being an early adopter in the Microsoft Content Services Partner Program. Our current clients have been asking what impacts Project Cortex will have on their current Microsoft 365 environments, and clients…

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6 Reasons to use Angular instead of ASP.NET MVC (Razor)

By All Posts, Application Development

At Imaginet, we recommend the use of single-page applications using Angular for building enterprise applications. Customer solutions are still being built using ASP.NET MVC with Razor pages, generally because it is a well-known technology stack that is familiar to most companies’ development teams. However, this article will present six reasons why Angular is the superior option for building your application. Angular applications still follow an MVC style (or perhaps more correctly MVVM). In fact, they…

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7 Rapid Ways to Maximize Business Process Automation with Microsoft Office 365

By All Posts, Business Intelligence, Office 365, Power Platform, Productivity, SharePoint

Business Process Automation (BPA) helps organizations streamline their processes to enhance efficiencies, improve service delivery, accurately capture data, and empower teams. But without the proper tools or development capabilities, most organizations are slow to innovate using outdated systems. Microsoft Office 365 has developed a robust suite of tools that allow for rapid, no code solutions. These tools are especially effective if you have adopted Office 365 as a platform, not just for email and document…

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What Makes a Good Software Consultant?

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This may seem like a simple enough question to answer. However, there are many answers floating through the ether of the business world and the Internet and not all of them are good ones. Quite a few are born out of misconceptions and misunderstandings of what it really is that a good software consultant does. It seems likely that this is not the first blog post to be written by a software consultant explaining what…

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The thing about working remote, is in order to be effective, your whole team needs to be effective. Once you find a good rhythm though you might even find yourselves more productive than when you were in the office!

A Day in the Life of Working Remote at Imaginet

By All Posts, Business Intelligence, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Productivity, SharePoint, Teams

Business responses to COVID-19 have created a rapid shift to work from home and/or remote working. This has quickly affected all industries and has provided challenges for some organizations that were historically “onsite” focused. The past month at Imaginet we have had almost zero impact to our operations due to 1) most of our client projects are done remotely, 2) most of our employees are used to delivering quality work from home/remote, and 3) we…

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Business Process Automation with the Office 365 Platform

By All Posts, Office 365, Productivity, SharePoint

Transform Collaboration Historically the Microsoft Business Productivity space has largely centered around email, chat, voice, and document management. These functions were implemented via Exchange, Teams, and SharePoint. Business Process Automation (BPA) was supported in some capacity by SharePoint via workflows and InfoPath forms. BPA was challenging to scale due to the need for forms and workflows to be custom developed. This required specific development capability (either in house or outsourced) not just to build but…

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