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How to Create an Effective Workforce with Microsoft Teams

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  February 26, 2021  /  Microsoft Teams   —   No Comments ↓

recently had the pleasure and opportunity to present to members of the Chief Operating Officers (COO) Business Forum based in Michiganorganized by Crown Talent AssetsThe COO Forum is a great resource for business executives to explore and learn about new and emerging ideas, solutions, processes, and tools.

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5 Minute ProDev: Entrepreneurism in the Workplace

Posted by Dave Dec  /  February 8, 2021  /  5 Minute Professional Development, Training   —   No Comments ↓

Entrepreneurism in the workplace is not about starting a business. It is about acting like an entrepreneur in your current job. This means you are an internal entrepreneur, or “intrapreneur".

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5 Minute ProDev: Critical Thinking in the Workplace

Posted by Dave Dec  /  January 25, 2021  /  5 Minute Professional Development, Training   —   No Comments ↓

Critical thinking means questioning the norm. Just because we have always done things a certain way, does not mean it is the most efficient or best way of doing those things. Critical thinking lets us look at processes as we work and think about better ways to do the job.

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5 Minute ProDev: Collaboration in the Workplace

Posted by Dave Dec  /  January 4, 2021  /  5 Minute Professional Development, Training   —   No Comments ↓

Collaboration in the Workplace is about coming together to achieve a common goal. Collaboration is about working together to be both innovative and productive without having to compromise yourself or others during the process.

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5 Minute ProDev: Communication in the Workplace

Posted by Dave Dec  /  December 18, 2020  /  5 Minute Professional Development, Training   —   1 Comments ↓

Communication in the workplace is more than speaking. It is about the expression of ideas and feelings between you and the folks you work with and serve. Communication is the search to understand one another.

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How to Use Microsoft Teams Contextual Search

Posted by Jon Hood  /  December 11, 2020  /  Microsoft Teams   —   No Comments ↓

Even if your file management skills are on point and you’re an organizing master…I’m guessing you still like finding things quickly! Have you ever put an important file “somewhere safe” but can’t remember exactly where that safe place is? I definitely have. In my experience, searching for content instead of scrolling and navigating has saved me time and aggravation.

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5 Minute ProDev: Networking in the Workplace

Posted by Dave Dec  /  December 4, 2020  /  5 Minute Professional Development, Training   —   No Comments ↓

Networking in the Workplace is about what you can offer others, not just what you can personally gain from networking. It is about sharing thoughts and ideas with like-hearted people who share common interests with you.

Networking is about getting out of your comfort zone to see what is new in your profession, and how best you can serve organizations and people dedicated to your type of work. 

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How to Join a Microsoft Teams Meeting for the First Time

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  November 23, 2020  /  Microsoft Teams   —   2 Comments ↓

As its popularity continues to grow, businesses are using Microsoft Teams to present and (in many cases) are inviting external guests to meetings on the platform. The meeting experience is new for many users, especially the end-user consumer, and the businesses inviting them don’t always understand the attendees’ experience.

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5 Minute ProDev: Adaptability in the Workplace

Posted by Dave Dec  /  November 16, 2020  /  5 Minute Professional Development, Training   —   No Comments ↓

Adaptability means being flexible to your environment as your surroundings change. Adapting to your work environment is a much needed and notable skill. Work is in constant change and so is the world we live in. Services, products, and the people you serve change all the time. How your organization conducts business will also always be changing in order to keep up with the market that you serve.

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How to Customize Channel Tabs in Microsoft Teams

Posted by Jon Hood  /  November 13, 2020  /  Microsoft Teams, 5 Minute Teams Friday   —   2 Comments ↓

I’m always going on and on about how cool I think Microsoft Teams isAll the stuff I need is in one placeFor me, Teams provides little windowpanes that I can look through to navigate my projects and use Office 365 tools efficiently! In today's '5 Minute Teams Friday', I wanted to share how customizing channel tabs in Microsoft Teams allows me to accomplish more than you’d expect!

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Measuring Office 365 Adoption

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  November 4, 2020  /  Microsoft Office 365, MSP, User Adoption, Microsoft Teams   —   No Comments ↓

As part of our Adoption and Change Management (ACM) practice, we highlight the need to measure for success. It’s even a section on my Office 365 User Adoption ChecklistKnowledgeWave has had the opportunity to beta test Microsoft Productivity Score for the last several months and we are super excited that it’s now available in general release to all Office 365 Administrators. (If you don’t see it hang tight, it’s coming) The use of Productivity Score will help organizations power their digital transformation with metrics that can dive into how users are using modern technology like Microsoft Teams.

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Working with Files in Microsoft Teams

Posted by Jon Hood  /  October 30, 2020  /  Microsoft Teams, Training   —   No Comments ↓

Collaborating with our work content is a behavioral change, and is also a new way to work, with tools that are new to many users. The explosive growth of Microsoft Teams, has enabled business users to communicate from their work offices or work from home locations, giving us to the capability to communicate with our co-workers across locations and an array of devices. Some managers and team members have even set up the virtual water cooler chats, to help keep colleagues stay connected in a virtual “social” setting.

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5 Ways an End-User Learning Solution Helps Retain Your MSP Clients

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  October 27, 2020  /    —   No Comments ↓

In the simplest terms, the two key ingredients for a successful MSP are signing new clients and retaining them. New competitors are entering the MSP landscape every day as VAR's are attracted to the recurring revenue stream.

Don’t look now, but you can be sure those competitors are targeting your customers with offers to deliver more value for less cost. According to this Charted Institute of Marketing study, "it costs between 4 and 10 times more to acquire a new customer than it does to keep an existing one."

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5 Minute ProDev: Empathy in the Workplace

Posted by Dave Dec  /  October 19, 2020  /  5 Minute Professional Development   —   No Comments ↓

Empathy is the number one professional skill sought after in the workplace today. Whether it is customer service, sales, or simply working with colleagues, empathy is a strong skill and one you can learn and develop.

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Introducing '5 Minute Teams Fridays' from KnowledgeWave

Posted by Jon Hood  /  October 9, 2020  /  Microsoft Teams, 5 Minute Teams Friday, Training   —   No Comments ↓

I love Teams! I use it on my work PC, on my laptop, and on my Samsung Galaxy. Teams enables me to stay in contact with my team, and review work content from any location I might need to have access to it. I’m able to view shared support documentation on the go, to provide the best support to the end users that need my help. Microsoft Teams has changed how me, my team at KnowledgeWave, and how people around the world work & collaborate.

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