What Is Training and Development and How to Be Great at It

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  October 19, 2016  /  Employee Training   —   No Comments ↓

Managers pull double duty. Not only are you responsible for your team’s output, but you lead its growth as well. Some freshly promoted managers may be unfamiliar with the fundamentals of employee training and development. After all, you probably didn’t get your degree in andragogy (more on that in a bit).

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Can the Latest Microsoft Word Features Boost Your Team's Productivity?

Posted by Jon Hood  /  October 17, 2016  /  Word, Office 365, Productivity   —   No Comments ↓

By now, we're all used to periodic updates to Word and other Microsoft Office applications. But maybe you haven't had a chance to keep up with some of the recent changes, or really think about them in terms of how your team could be using new features to enhance daily work.

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Tags: Word, Office 365, Productivity

11 Keys of Successful IT Projects

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  October 13, 2016  /  Consulting   —   No Comments ↓

Just because your project manager claims they’ll deliver on time and on budget, doesn’t always mean they will, especially when it comes to IT projects. As you and I both know, IT projects are inherently different than other types of projects.

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Simple Excel Formulas That Everyone Should Learn

Posted by David Thibault  /  October 11, 2016  /  Excel, Employee Training   —   No Comments ↓

Maybe your company is like ours, and you use Excel to help keep track of many things. Pretty much every department and every employee has to use Excel at least a little bit.

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How MSPs Can Help SMBs Avoid IT Debt

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  October 6, 2016  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

For MSPs and many IT pros the concept of IT debt isn’t new. That’s unlikely to be the case for your SMB clients’ leadership, who might instinctively blame the widening gaps in their application portfolio on a limited IT budget.

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How Do I Change This New SharePoint Document Library View?

Posted by Jon Hood  /  October 3, 2016  /  SharePoint 2013   —   No Comments ↓

The SharePoint document library view, or experience, is looking a little differently these days. Did you notice? Change is good, though.

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Increase Office Productivity Through Targeted Training

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  September 29, 2016  /  Employee Training, Productivity   —   No Comments ↓

There are many ways to gain productivity in the workplace. For the self-motivated, simple tricks like streamlining your space, prioritizing and delegating seem to work nicely.

But what happens when the whole team needs a boost in office productivity? A key takeaway in this recent article in Govloop.com states that teams can be more productive than individuals, so that gives us a nice starting point.

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Microsoft Word: Perfectly Align Text Using Tab Stops

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  September 27, 2016  /  Word   —   1 Comments ↓

One of the most common mistakes that people make while formatting a document in Word is to use spaces to align text. Many of us have been frustrated by things not lining up perfectly, and we’re left dissatisfied by the slightly meandering edges.

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Shiny Object Syndrome Aside, Office 365 Exchange Online is Worth a Look

Posted by Mark Rickner  /  September 22, 2016  /  Office 365, OneDrive   —   No Comments ↓

Everything that glitters is not gold. But sometimes it is. If you have ever experienced "Shiny Object Syndrome" (Objectivius Shinium Syndromus) you know that for each recommendation for change that produces gold, there are just as many that do not hit pay-dirt.

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7 Reasons Why Everybody Loves a Good Webinar [Sample Included]

Posted by Mark Rickner  /  September 19, 2016  /  Webinars, Employee Training, KLS   —   No Comments ↓

Webinars are short, focused training seminars that take place over the web. Depending on the subject matter, we find that webinars are often preferred by many end users over traditional classes.

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Reducing Costs: One of the Hidden Benefits of Skype for Business

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  September 16, 2016  /  Office 365, Skype for Business   —   No Comments ↓

As a Training as a Service (TaaS) solution provider assisting companies with user adoption of the newest cloud-based technologies, I’m receiving more and more calls to provide a training solution for businesses deploying Skype for Business as part of their move to Office 365.

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How to Shorten the Training Process Without Limiting Impact

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  September 14, 2016  /  Training Approaches, Employee Training   —   No Comments ↓

Clarity and focus. To get the most effective training in the most compact format, you might want to consider (a) getting crystal clear on your goals and desired outcomes, and (b) designing every aspect of the training process toward those ends.

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Help! We Need Office 365 End User Training

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  September 9, 2016  /  Employee Training, Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

Maybe you recently rolled out Office 365. Or maybe you rolled it out a little while ago. Either way, if you feel like your team is not really using it to its full potential, then you are not alone.

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The 7 Most Important Benefits of Blended Learning

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  September 6, 2016  /  Employee Training   —   No Comments ↓

If you are interested in exploring the most effective training methods for your business needs, then this post is for you!

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[webinar] Keep up with the Latest App for Office 365: Planner

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  September 1, 2016  /  Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

I know we've talked about it before...but here at KnowledgeWave we are using Planner more and more for all of our team's work, and we keep getting more addicted to it. 

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Tags: Office 365