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Putting Personas to Work: Aligning Cross-Functional Enterprise and B2B Teams

Just like startup and retail product teams, enterprise product teams try to create value and ‘get to done’ as quickly as possible. And even though their projects might be internally facing, it’s equally as important that the user insight is accurately portrayed to different members of the project delivery team. Project success directly impacts company productivity. The internal division between departments can result in the valuable insight from user research discovery getting lost as multiple…

5 More Reasons You Will Want Microsoft Teams

Last week, we explored 5 big reasons why you will just love Microsoft Teams. But we’re not done yet.  In Part 2 below, we will uncover 5 more reasons why you will absolutely want to use Microsoft Teams within your organization and even more benefits you will experience using Teams. Reason #6: Real-Time Collaboration Working on a document together with someone in real time can be a challenge even with a good chat solution. Stopping…

5 Reasons You Will Want Microsoft Teams

Many of you have already heard the enormous buzz about Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams is a corporate-friendly, real-time collaboration and communications solution that provides numerous benefits for all teams and those who support them. With Microsoft Teams, you can easily bring together people, conversations, tools, and content into one consolidated place to easily collaborate to achieve more. If you’re not already craving to use Microsoft Teams, then you will be by the time you finish…

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….

Microsoft Power Platform: What It Is and Why You Need It

Businesses are generating more data than ever before. That data is now connected and available to almost every part of each organization. And all of that data offers great opportunities. Taking advantage of those opportunities, however, requires the ability to access, analyze, and use that data. Traditionally, creating reports and applications to do just that fell into the hands of a few specialists and developers. Each specialist created their own piece of the technical solution,…

How to Estimate Testing in an Agile Project

I have tested custom applications for over 10 years now. However, I find I still have a hard time estimating tasks for an Agile project. Why is that? It’s probably because my background is not nearly as technical as the background of our Lead Developer, who is generally the person who runs the Sprint Planning sessions.  I tend to think it terms of hours and not story points, and I tend to allow the developers…

Why Businesses Choose SharePoint for Their Enterprise Content Management System

Too many businesses spent the last decade trying to go “paperless,” only to realize that finding, organizing, managing, and capturing documents electronically is just as complicated. Whether it’s an important email, a picture of a receipt taken with a cell phone, last month’s sales numbers spreadsheet, or even a quick note taken in a text file, capturing and keeping these important business documents is a constant challenge. For all too many users, the solution is…

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,…

4 More Reasons to Love Azure Containers

In our previous article entitled 5 Reasons to Love Azure Containers, we explored 5 key benefits of leveraging Azure Containers, including: simplicity, lower costs, support for standard interfaces, predictability, and reliability. Now, in this article (Part 2), we’re going to let the container lovefest continue and give you 4 more reasons to love Azure Containers and how they can benefit your organization. Reason #6: Containers are Portable Imagine this: You are ready to take advantage…

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…

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