Dan St. Hilaire

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Office 365 Customized Posters

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  April 15, 2019  /  Microsoft Office, Office 365, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

I often talk and write about the importance of user communication when businesses deploy Office 365, it’s an element that so many organizations forget to consider during their deployment. The communication cycle with users should start before the deployment and continue during and after deployment as well. 

I’ve provided suggested topics below for each stage of deployment. You can also consider multiple communication methods. We suggest adding some good, old-fashioned posters to the mix. Many users (who might ignore email) will often stop in the hallways to read this engaging eye-candy.

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Tags: Microsoft Office, Office 365, Microsoft 365

Microsoft Teams: Compliance

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  April 11, 2019  /  Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

Microsoft Teams: The Future of Workplace Collaboration

I’m proud to say that I was an early adopter of Microsoft Teams. Now it seems every day I am engaging with people using the tool, both internal staff and external clients. Even as a guest on Teams I have been able to collaborate around projects that clients have created in their tenant. My clients are experiencing firsthand how Microsoft Teams can replace email and become the primary hub for where we work together. Teams has also become an effective tool at jump-starting client awareness into how workflows can be optimized so they are more efficient in all aspects of business. Microsoft Teams offers all businesses an incredible opportunity to increase teamwork through a collaborative, modern, streamlined application.

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Tags: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365

Microsoft Teams: Takeaways from the Enterprise Connect Conference

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  April 8, 2019  /  Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

I recently had the opportunity to watch a broadcast from the Enterprise Connect Conference that took place in Orlando, Florida. Wow, I was excited about Microsoft Teams before, but now with some of the features showcased, I’m really pumped. The new Microsoft Teams capabilities will continue to drive teamwork and build on the vision of an intelligent workplace for ALL employees.

I thought a recap of highlights would be helpful, and if you’re interested in watching the recording, we’ve embedded a video at the bottom of this post. There’s nothing like seeing these highlights in action for yourself.

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Tags: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365

5 Office 365 Features that can Increase Productivity

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  March 18, 2019  /  Office 365, SharePoint, OneDrive, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

Office 365 is a toolkit from Microsoft that is designed to allow you to access Office applications on any device at any time. Office 365 provides the opportunity to drive team work. The Web-based toolkit receives regular updates and allows you to share documents and connect easily with colleagues, enabling multiple users to view and edit work in real time. Every minute counts when it comes to getting work done on a deadline, so it is important to make the most of these online features in the Office 365 interface.

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Tags: Office 365, SharePoint, OneDrive, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365

Office 365 OneDrive for Business: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  March 11, 2019  /  Office 365, OneDrive, Microsoft 365   —   1 Comments ↓

Office 365 One Drive for Business is a cloud service that stores all files in a secure, shared space accessible across all devices. It gives businesses the power to create and share work-related documents, avoid data breaches, and clean up outdated processes. Migrating to OneDrive could be the chance your organization needs to stay on top of changing tech trends and optimize productivity. Here’s what you need to know... 

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Tags: Office 365, OneDrive, Microsoft 365

Most Common Mistakes with Office 365 Deployment (and How to Avoid Them)

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  March 4, 2019  /  Microsoft Office, Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Deployment, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

It isn’t enough to decide that Microsoft Office 365 is the correct choice for your company. Your must plan and tackle deployment head on, with as much knowledge as possible about what to expect during implementation and adoption. The more preparation you do prior to migrating to Office 365, the easier your transition will be for you and your users. One of the best ways to prepare your employees for the switch is to recognize and avoid these four common deployment mistakes:

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Tags: Microsoft Office, Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Deployment, Microsoft 365

Office 365 Deployment and Migration Plan: Step-by-Step

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  February 18, 2019  /  Software Rollout, Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Deployment, Migration, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

Microsoft Office 365 is a feature-rich software that can significantly boost collaboration, communication, and information security for your organization. It has gained traction in the past few years thanks to advanced cloud capabilities and a suite of tools that optimize and drive teamwork (including Microsoft Teams). If you know Office 365 is the platform for your enterprise, don’t fumble your way through deployment and migration. Get the most value for your investment using this step-by-step guide for pain-free adoption. 

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Tags: Software Rollout, Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Deployment, Migration, Microsoft 365

Top 3 Ways You Can Support Migrating to Office 365

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  February 12, 2019  /  Office 365, Deployment, Migration, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

When done correctly, migrating your business's documents, email and collaboration platforms to the cloud can result in a huge number of benefits, including a centralized system of record, easy updates and an increased chance of recovery. That said, migrating to Office 365 is often easier said than done, as there is planning that needs to occur and prerequisites that need to be fulfilled. In order to alleviate the risks associated with migrating to Office 365 and minimize the pins your team needs to juggle, we have compiled our top three tips to make the migration go as smoothly as possible.

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Tags: Office 365, Deployment, Migration, Microsoft 365

Microsoft Office 365 Migration Checklist

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  January 29, 2019  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Deployment, Migration, Microsoft 365   —   1 Comments ↓

You’ve done your research and concluded that deploying Microsoft 365 | Office 365 would be in your organization’s best interests. The cloud capabilities might have attracted you, or maybe it's the ability to replace other software that's in use at your business with new Office 365 tools that will provide better collaboration. Either way, the next steps you take are critical to the success and adoption of Office 365 at your enterprise. Migrating to new technology can feel overwhelming until you break it into smaller tasks. It is important that your business plans for the transition to Office 365. KnowledgeWave's checklist can help to reduce the stress of your Office 365 deployment while also helping to increase user adoption and improve business ROI.

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Tags: Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Deployment, Migration, Microsoft 365

Microsoft Office 365 Implementation Timeline

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  January 15, 2019  /  Microsoft Office, Office 365, User Adoption, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Deployment, Migration, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

2019 is the year to rethink the way your employees work. The right business platform migration could eliminate harmful data leakssave timeand facilitate easier collaborations. Office 365, a major component of the Microsoft 365 suite, offers a powerful, reliable, integrated experience with apps and services to help organize and grow your business. 

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Tags: Microsoft Office, Office 365, User Adoption, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Deployment, Migration, Microsoft 365

2 Soft Skills You Need for Success (Free Webinar)

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  December 18, 2018  /  Webinar   —   No Comments ↓

KnowledgeWave is best known for our business software training and we are very proud to provide a variety of training modalities that meet the needs of our clients.

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How to Connect a Form to a SharePoint List using Microsoft Flow in 3 Steps

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  November 30, 2018  /  Office 365, Productivity, Microsoft Flow   —   5 Comments ↓

When enabled by an organization that has deployed Office 365, Microsoft Flow provides end-users with the ability to create automated workflows between applications and many different services using connectors. Microsoft applications and an ever-growing list of third-party services are available to link together. Microsoft Flow lets employees create simple to more complex workflows that can provide efficiencies for businesses around their workflow needs. It's an end-user option, that in most cases does not require a developer for workflows.

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Tags: Office 365, Productivity, Microsoft Flow

An End-User Introduction to Microsoft Teams

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  November 1, 2018  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office Teams   —   1 Comments ↓

Microsoft Teams is a great new tool that is available through your Office 365 subscription. Or, it’s free if you aren’t even an Office 365 customer. Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool that provides a hub for teamwork where you can work around your content. Microsoft Teams provides a means to communicate through chats and online meetings with your colleagues both inside and outside of your organization (if external access is turned on). While you can use it free, you’ll eventually want or need a subscription to Office 365 to schedule meetings and get a more robust collaborative experience.

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Tags: Office 365, Microsoft Office Teams

What You Should Know About Microsoft Teams

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  October 16, 2018  /  Microsoft Office   —   No Comments ↓

Teams is Microsoft’s answer to group chat, based off the preexisting 365 environment, including Skype integration. With an Office 365 Business Premium, Business Essentials, OR Enterprise (E1, E3, or E5) subscription, your organization can enable Groups and Teams.

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Tags: Microsoft Office

Analyze Data Much? You Might Want Microsoft Power BI Training

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  September 27, 2018  /  Courses, Office 365   —   3 Comments ↓

Are you a data analyst or even a power user of Excel who manipulates data for various reporting requirements? You can really bring your data to life with Power BI, and KnowledgeWave is excited to extend an option for Microsoft Power BI training.

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Tags: Courses, Office 365