Dan St. Hilaire

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Securing the Internet of Things: A Look Ahead at IoT Security

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  March 23, 2017  /  IT Pros   —   2 Comments ↓

A cyberattack can ruin an individual just as easily as it can take down an entire organization. Yet our dependency on technology continues to invite malicious hackers to test its limits.

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Tags: IT Pros

Microsoft Azure Training Options

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  March 22, 2017  /  Courses, cloud computing   —   No Comments ↓

With the explosion of businesses using Microsoft Cloud Solutions, 90% of Fortune 500 companies use Microsoft Cloud, the need and knowledge required to manage and support those services is more important than ever. Small Businesses are deploying Office 365 in droves and Azure provides a means for businesses, large to small to manage these cloud-based services like Office 365. KnowledgeWave is excited to add these Azure courses to our lineup to support the IT professionals that maintain your onsite and cloud infrastructure.

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Tags: Courses, cloud computing

Fix File Proliferation Problems with OneDrive & Office 365

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  March 17, 2017  /  Office 365, OneDrive, IT Pros, Team Leaders   —   No Comments ↓

The routines and self-created processes we use reflect our determination to get our job done. We figure out how to make it happen...but it isn't always pretty!

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Tags: Office 365, OneDrive, IT Pros, Team Leaders

Take a Class: CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certification

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  March 14, 2017  /  Courses   —   No Comments ↓

KnowledgeWave is pleased to provide a number of CompTIA courses for IT professionals. The CompTIA Cloud Essentials specialty certification demonstrates that an individual knows what cloud computing means from a business and technical perspective, as well as what is involved in moving to and governing the cloud.

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Tags: Courses

Real World: Solve Problems with Office 365

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  February 13, 2017  /  Office 365, IT Pros   —   No Comments ↓

A company’s IT team sees its fair share of challenges every day. Yet, as the managers of the technology backbone, you’re vital to the organization’s forward movement and success.

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Tags: Office 365, IT Pros

Tips for Using Office 365 Training Videos to Your Best Advantage

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  January 20, 2017  /  Employee Training, Office 365, Team Leaders   —   No Comments ↓

As your organization transitions to Office 365, you’re probably on the lookout for training solutions to help familiarize employees with the new platform – and keep costs low.

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Tags: Employee Training, Office 365, Team Leaders

Advanced Microsoft Excel Training That Fits Your Busy Schedule

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  January 4, 2017  /  Excel, Employee Training   —   No Comments ↓

Microsoft estimates that 5 - 10% of users are using more complex features of Excel to create business insights. Some experts have shown that these “super users” are earning more than their colleagues.

So if you like problem solving, data analysis, and the idea of boosting your earning power, maybe it's time to become an Excel power user.

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Tags: Excel, Employee Training

Top 8 Training Resources for Small Businesses

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  December 13, 2016  /  Employee Training   —   No Comments ↓

You don’t have to feel limited by a modest training budget. Many managers face a similar scenario when searching for effective employee education and development tools.

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Tags: Employee Training

OneDrive for Business Governance: Protect Sensitive Data in the Cloud

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  December 1, 2016  /  Office 365, OneDrive   —   No Comments ↓

I recently had an opportunity to chat with an IT guy in the healthcare industry. His organization is considering moving to Office 365, but they are worried about sensitive information being compromised while using the cloud.

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Tags: Office 365, OneDrive

What Part Should IT Play in Office 365 Adoption?

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  November 10, 2016  /  Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

As an IT professional, you just get it. You live and breathe technology - and you’re probably an early adopter. Tech is in your blood.

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Tags: Office 365

How Office 365 Can Be a Boon for Workplace Efficiency

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  October 26, 2016  /  Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

You deployed Office 365 and now you're faced with how to increase workplace productivity and efficiency. I understand the challenges.

Many clients I work with deploy Office 365 in stages. While they see increased efficiency with each part of Office 365 deployed, they face adoption and acceptance challenges around every corner. Their biggest challenges for increasing workplace efficiency come after the early wins.

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Tags: Office 365

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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Tags: Consulting

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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Tags: Word

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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Tags: Office 365, Skype for Business

Help! We Need Office 365 End User Training

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  September 9, 2016  /  Employee Training, Office 365   —   2 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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Tags: Employee Training, Office 365