Dan St. Hilaire

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Microsoft Office 365 Migration Checklist

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  January 29, 2019  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Deployment, Migration, Microsoft 365   —   4 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   —   19 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   —   2 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

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

What Are Office 365 Groups?

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  June 26, 2018  /  Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

Office 365 presents businesses and their employees with new modern ways to work. One great example is Office 365 Groups, often referred to as Modern Groups.

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Tags: Office 365

6 Steps to Boost User Adoption of Office 365 (FREE Webinar!)

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  April 17, 2018  /  Office 365, MSP   —   3 Comments ↓

The move to Office 365 is not like any previous Microsoft Office upgrade for your end-users.

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Tags: Office 365, MSP

Microsoft Azure Training Options

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  April 3, 2018  /  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

3 Real Life Tips for Your Office 365 Deployment

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  November 30, 2017  /  Software Rollout, Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

Many of the clients I work with are making the move to Office 365 from Office 2010, or a mixed environment of various Office versions. In either scenario they are making a leap to a new version of Microsoft Office providing their users with more flexibility, the opportunity to work more efficiently while increasing user productivity.

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Tags: Software Rollout, Office 365

Adding the KnowledgeWave Learning Site to your Office 365 App launcher

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  October 5, 2017  /  KLS   —   1 Comments ↓

After you’ve made the decision to leverage the KnowledgeWave Learning Site (KLS) to assist with your user adoption of Office 365 you may want to add a custom KLS tile to your Office 365 App Launcher. This post will show you step-by-step how to accomplish this task. Please note that you need to be an Office 365 Admin to add custom tiles.

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Tags: KLS

Certified Scrum Training for Federal, State, City and Private Sector

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  June 29, 2017  /  Courses, Consulting, Learning Initiative   —   No Comments ↓

KnowledgeWave provides onsite certified scrum training for federal and state government, cities and municipalities as well as private sector businesses. We also provide online training options for individuals or smaller teams seeking Scrum certification.

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Tags: Courses, Consulting, Learning Initiative

Why Great IT Leaders Are Critical to Workplace Culture

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  June 22, 2017  /  IT Pros, Workplace Culture   —   No Comments ↓

Keeping ahead of technology’s constant changes and advancements is tough enough. Just when you think you’re in step with the latest and greatest, it veers sharply into unfamiliar territory.

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Tags: IT Pros, Workplace Culture

ITIL Foundations Training and ITIL Practitioner Training

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  June 6, 2017  /  Courses, IT Pros   —   No Comments ↓

Tech is ever changing, making it difficult to stay current. It can also be difficult to know when something is a fad versus the next big, important advancement.

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Why User Adoption Should Be a Key Piece of Any Office 365 Rollout

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  May 22, 2017  /  Office 365, MSP, IT Pros   —   No Comments ↓

IT professionals and end-users often see technology from different perspectives. You’re likely to be more concerned with all the mechanics and logistics. Conversely, your clients and end-users are scratching their heads. This is a key consideration to include in your Office 365 migration planning. Including user adoption and training activities aids in bridging that chasm, and should be present throughout the migration process.

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Tags: Office 365, MSP, IT Pros