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Office 365

Where Do I Schedule My Meetings and Events?

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. Collaborative Meetings If your goal is to schedule a collaborative…

Top 5 Considerations for Your File Share to SharePoint Online Migration

Microsoft SharePoint Online has been continuing to revolutionize the way organizations operate since it was first released back in 2013. Not only does SharePoint Online help make your employees more engaged, organized, and productive, but it also provides a secure, cloud-based platform that reduces IT spend and improves overall uptime and availability. As a result, more and more organizations are choosing to migrate to SharePoint Online from their file shares, on-premise SharePoint environments, and/or other…

Microsoft Teams or Yammer… or Both?

Since Microsoft Teams was released as a new communication and collaboration tool, organizations are asking themselves different questions depending on where they are at today.  Some are not using Yammer or Teams currently and are wondering which they should adopt.  Others are using Yammer today and are thinking of switching over to Microsoft Teams. A Common Misconception There is a common misconception today that Yammer is going away and that Microsoft Teams was designed to…

Microsoft StaffHub Merged into Teams

It was announced at the Microsoft Ignite 2018 conference that the Microsoft Office 365 application StaffHub will be retired on October 1, 2019.  Microsoft StaffHub gave organizations a digital platform for managing shifts and schedules for workers.  Supervisors can create shifts and push those schedules out to front line workers, and staff also had the ability to request shift changes from their supervisors and request switches with co-workers. Inside of Microsoft StaffHub, there was a…

Top 5 Microsoft Ignite Announcements for SharePoint Online

In case you missed the Microsoft Ignite 2018 conference and wanted to catch up on some of the latest features and functionality in development at Microsoft, we have summarized 5 notable items.  These are estimated to be available to  Microsoft Office 365 targeted release customers in 2019.  More details will follow from Microsoft in the near future as their development continues (on which we will keep you updated). #1: Hub Sites – Mega Menus One…

Mailbox Security Made Easy with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Phishing emails are a problem. Phishing is an online fraud technique that lures unsuspecting users to share personal information like email credentials and even banking information with the bad guys of the internet. With this kind of info being shared, the bad guys can apply for credit, empty bank accounts, or even try to lure other users in your address book into sharing their information. Training your users to spot phishing e-mails is still one…

How to Use Microsoft Flow to Improve Productivity

It can be 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 it to external sites or social media to start the campaign….

Introduction: Getting to Know Microsoft Flow

Long gone are the days when we need to bring in developers to create customized workflows to optimize our business processes. Today, Microsoft makes it easy to automate your business processes using Microsoft Flow. The best part about Microsoft Flow is that you don’t have to be a “power user” to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services. Flow can run manually based on user actions, based on a cloud or on-premise event,…

End of Life Support for Microsoft SharePoint 2013

Have you heard? Microsoft has announced the upcoming end of life support for Microsoft SharePoint 2013 – and it’s coming up fast! But what does this mean for the rest of us who are not in the cloud and still have SharePoint environments running on SharePoint 2013? It means you need to start planning now for your upgrade to the next version, SharePoint 2016 or for your migration to SharePoint Online. For many of us,…

Microsoft Announces Retirement and Shutdown of Office 365 Access Web Apps and Web Databases

Microsoft Announces Retirement and Shutdown of Access Web Apps and Web Databases in Office 365 and SharePoint Online   Did you hear? Microsoft has announced that Access web apps and Access web databases in Office 365 and SharePoint Online are being retired. More importantly, Microsoft will shut down any remaining Access-based web apps and Access web databases by April 2018. Read Microsoft official announcement here. What Should I Do? There are several things you should…