Dan St. Hilaire

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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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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   —   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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Tags: Employee Training, Office 365

Why You Need an Office 365 Champion (or 10)

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  August 22, 2016  /  Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

Using Office 365, I mean really using it to its full potential, is more than just technical. There is also a good deal of cultural change and process change required for moving to the cloud.

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The Dangers of Not Using OneDrive: Office 365 Adoption Tips

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  August 16, 2016  /  Office 365, OneDrive   —   1 Comments ↓

I was speaking with a client recently. She had reached out to me for training on OneDrive for Business. I've worked with this woman for years and she was very excited that her business had moved to the cloud. She looked forward to leveraging Office 365 and all the awesome collaboration features.

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Tags: Office 365, OneDrive

Excel Power User Training - 100% Online!

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  August 8, 2016  /  Excel, Courses, Live Remote 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, Courses, Live Remote Training

A Sample Office 365 Training Plan

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

I recently spoke with an HR person at a mid-sized company, and an IT leader at a smaller non-profit organization. Both conversations were about Office 365 training for their employees.

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Tags: Office 365, Training Plan

Get to Know Microsoft Planner: Your Dream Tool for Task Management and Small Projects

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  June 30, 2016  /  Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

Got a small project or a team goal where Microsoft Project seems like overkill? Or maybe some of your team members don't have (or aren't comfortable with) MS Project.

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Tags: Office 365