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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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What to Expect During Your First SharePoint Intranet Project

By All Posts, Office 365, SharePoint
Ready to take control of your SharePoint Intranet? Instead of allowing it to grow uncontrollably, be equipped to stand against the rising tide of documents, sites, and teams. Put some rules in place to make it easier to find what you're looking for at its correct source. If you've taken a look at what you have, can visualize where you need to go, and are ready to reach out to experts to help guide you,...
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Guide to Blazor JavaScript Interop

By All Posts, Application Development
Blazor is an exciting new framework from Microsoft that allows us to create full featured websites using C# instead of JavaScript. Like many web frameworks it provides for data binding and event handling, which binds DOM elements defined in our HTML to data sources and callback methods in our .Net code. Binding uses a declarative approach as opposed to the programmatical approach typically employed when using JavaScript directly. However, there are cases where binding is...
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Take Your Microsoft Teams Live Event to the Next Level (OBS Studio)

By All Posts, Events, Office 365, Teams
Microsoft Teams introduced Live Events to broadcast video and meeting content to large online audiences in a familiar meeting format. Live Events bring streaming to a new level by encouraging engagement throughout the entire event lifecycle. The decision to hold a Live Event instead of a normal meeting can seem confusing. What makes Live Events different from regular Teams meetings?  Well, from an attendee’s perspective, not much so you are free to focus on the...
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Happy Holidays from Imaginet!

By #ImaginetLife, All Posts
This time of year is when we reflect on how much your support has made our success possible—and what a year it was! Many organizations (like yours) have had to pivot and adapt to change quickly during these surreal times. We know, more than ever, how technology plays a vital role in keeping our workplaces, families, and communities safe and well-connected. Thank you for your support! From our physically distanced office to yours, we wish...
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First 6 Months at Imaginet, During a Pandemic

By #ImaginetLife, All Posts, Application Development
In April 2020, amidst the plight of the COVID-19 pandemic, I finally graduated from the Business Information Technology program at the Red River College. Typically, I would have been excited to put my school career to a close, yet I spent the latter half of my final semester worrying about my future employment. I had heard stories of fellow students who were accepted by prospective businesses, only to discover around early April that all onboarding...
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