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Create and Manage Mind Maps in Microsoft Teams

By All Posts, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Productivity, 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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Top 8 Business Benefits of Microsoft Power Apps

By All Posts, Application Development, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Power Platform, Productivity
Power Apps is Microsoft’s entry into the world of so-called low code development platforms. Like other offerings in this category, the idea is to provide non-professional developers a way to create business solution apps via an interface that minimizes the overall amount of actual coding required. Power Apps can also be leveraged by professional developers to crank out apps more quickly and with less complexity than traditionally done. If you aren't already using Power Apps,...
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Better Organize Your Sites with SharePoint Megamenus

By All Posts, Modern Workplace, Office 365, SharePoint

Good site navigation can make or break a website – be it a public website, intranet, extranet, etc. Effective navigation experiences present end users with a full picture of what is available on the site and allows them to quickly find what they need. On the flip side, poor site navigation can rapidly lead to end user frustration and poor user adoption. As part of their mission to modernize SharePoint, Microsoft announced the upcoming release…

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Microsoft Pushing Forward with SharePoint Modern April 1st

By All Posts, Announcements, Modern Workplace, SharePoint

It has been announced that Microsoft will be removing the opt out option for Modern design within SharePoint Online on April 1st, 2019. If your tenant has been configured to use the Classic SharePoint 2013 interface using the opt out option, you will be switched over to Modern on April 1st. The Modern interface has come along way since it was first revealed and continues to improve at a rapid pace. There are new Web…

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Learn What’s New in SharePoint Server 2019

By All Posts, Modern Workplace, Productivity, SharePoint

Microsoft took a cue from the car manufacturers and released SharePoint Server 2019 in the fall of 2018. First announced for general availability at Microsoft Ignite, the SharePoint Server 2019 release was built on the same core platform as SharePoint Server 2016 while also incorporating many of the newest modern SharePoint Online features found in the cloud-based version of SharePoint. The release provides businesses with both compatibility for their existing installs and a path to…

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Modernize Your Meetings with Microsoft Teams Rooms

By All Posts, Modern Workplace, Teams

If you’re ready to transform your meetings and modernize your entire meeting room experience, then you are ready for Microsoft Teams Rooms.  Microsoft has a solid commitment to making Teams a complete meetings and calling solution, and as a result, they are rebranding Skype Room Systems as Microsoft Teams Rooms. Watch this short video from Microsoft to learn how Microsoft Teams Rooms will transform all of your meeting room experiences – from small huddle spaces…

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Make Your Life Easy with Password-less Security

By All Posts, Azure, Modern Workplace, Productivity

Maintaining strong security through complex passwords can be difficult when staff need to manually type those passwords in multiple times a day to access their applications.  Most people tend to lean towards a password that is easy to remember.  That easy-to-remember password with maybe a number at the end is not all that complex and is easy to crack. If your password is something you need to write down on a note that you keep…

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Where Do I Schedule My Meetings and Events?

By All Posts, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Skype for Business, Teams

In the world of Microsoft Office 365, there are several services that provide the ability for people to schedule interactive audio video sessions.  They provide similar functionality in some cases, but they are meant to be used for different audiences.  Today we will break down what your options are to help you better understand which tool you should be using for each different audience type.

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Transforming Your Corporate Workplace Experience

By All Posts, Application Development, Enterprise Mobile, Modern Workplace, Videos

Your company puts great value on an agile and delightful work environment. But with corporate campuses getting bigger and offices sprawling across multiple cities, this can result in some frustrating challenges for employees, clients, and visitors. Employees often travel from one campus to the next and are faced with a new space each time. Clients and visitors can feel lost as they attempt to navigate an unfamiliar campus. And with the rapidly changing demands and…

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How to Use Microsoft Automate to Improve Productivity

By All Posts, Application Development, Modern Workplace, Office 365 No Comments

It can be a lengthy process for Marketing Teams who are creating and publishing content to a company intranet, public-facing website(s), or social media. The process starts with a team member writing an initial draft of content. The content then goes through a chain of emails and/or meetings for editing, reviewing, and approving. Once approved, the content is sent to another team to publish to external sites or social media to start the campaign. It…

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