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What’s New in Microsoft 365 This Week (April 5, 2021)

By All Posts, Announcements, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Power BI & SQL, Power Platform, Productivity, SharePoint, Teams, Weekly Update
Welcome to the Microsoft 365 Newest Updates series. Every week, we do our best to sift through the most important Message Center updates into an easy-to-digest format so you’re always up-to-date. With that out of the way, let's get started: PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint Web App Associated Roadmap ID: 80600 Release begins in early May with a targeted rollout completion by mid-May. Microsoft 365 users (with some caveats) will be able to...
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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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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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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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7 Rapid Ways to Maximize Business Process Automation with Microsoft 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 365 has developed a robust suite of tools that allow for rapid, low code solutions. These tools are especially effective if you have adopted Microsoft 365 as a platform, not just for email and document sharing….

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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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Free EBook: Supercharge Your Apps with Embedded Analytics

By All Posts, Application Development, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Mobile, Power BI & SQL

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…

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Microsoft AI: What It Is and Why You Need It

By All Posts, Azure, Business Intelligence, Productivity

It has been decades since science fiction put humanity inside the Matrix and even longer since HAL refused to open the pod bay doors, but real-life technology has finally caught up enough to begin offering Artificial Intelligence, or AI. What Is AI? Artificial intelligence is a way of programming computers, not with static logic, but with the ability to imitate human perception and thought. To achieve this end, computers need to be able to both…

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6 Must Know Benefits of Microsoft Power BI

By All Posts, Business Intelligence, Power BI & SQL

Microsoft Power BI, or Business Intelligence, is a business analytics offering from Microsoft that provides a quick, easy, and powerful way to analyze and display your data. Users can focus on making data-driven decisions faster without breaking the bank and without spending hours coming up to speed on a complex new analytics tool. Imaginet has helped organizations tackle their most challenging Business Intelligence needs for over 15 years. In this article, we’ll explore the 6…

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