David Thibault

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Three Warning Signs that Your Team Needs Office 365 Training

Posted by David Thibault  /  August 12, 2019  /  Office 365, User Adoption, Microsoft Office 365 Training   —   No Comments ↓

After successfully completing Microsoft Office 365 migration, you thought the hard part was over. The problem is now employees are still submitting projects in the old format, or using outdated email to exchange information instead of the collaboration channels you painstakingly set up in Microsoft Teams.

What went wrong? It might be that you skimped on employee training while implementing Office 365 throughout your business. Employees need help learning and understanding new applications, communication tools and ways to work. If you notice any of these three warning signs in your office, odds are your team needs some additional training:

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

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Posted by David Thibault  /  July 15, 2019  /  Windows 10, IT Pros, End Users   —   No Comments ↓

Below is a list of 12 great keyboard shortcuts to help you get the most out of using the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. Keyboard shortcuts are great because they allow users to quickly and efficiently complete specific tasks that could end up taking much longer with just the mouse or track pad. Memorizing all the shortcuts might take some time so we suggest printing them out and leaving them next to your keyboard so you can quickly reference them whenever. Some of these shortcuts listed will even work in earlier versions of Windows (8.1, 7 and XP).

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Tags: Windows 10, IT Pros, End Users

The Importance of a Windows 10 Upgrade in the Healthcare Industry

Posted by David Thibault  /  May 20, 2019  /  Microsoft Windows, Software Rollout, Windows 10   —   No Comments ↓

Upgrading to Windows 10 can reap benefits across multiple industries, but perhaps the most important changes are in healthcare. As a company in the healthcare industry, you must comply with HIPAA requirements. Part of these requirements is to ensure patient information privacy – something an older version of Windows could compromise. By upgrading to a new operating system like Windows 10, you can remain compliant with HIPAA and provide multiple benefits to your healthcare organization.

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Tags: Microsoft Windows, Software Rollout, Windows 10

Windows 10 vs. Windows 7: Differences You Need to Know

Posted by David Thibault  /  April 1, 2019  /  Microsoft Windows, Software Rollout, Windows 10   —   No Comments ↓

Windows 7 has long been the preferred operating system for many businesses, even after the release of Windows 8 and Windows 10. Many business owners and IT decision-makers heard of Windows 8’s detractors and adopted an “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” mentality regarding upgrades. As a result, a number of businesses continue to hold onto Windows 7, despite the fact that Microsoft’s support for the operating system has dwindled since 2015. So why should Windows 7 users make the switch to Windows 10?

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Tags: Microsoft Windows, Software Rollout, Windows 10

Why Your Company Needs a Windows 10 Upgrade Strategy

Posted by David Thibault  /  March 25, 2019  /  Microsoft Windows, Software Rollout, Windows 10   —   No Comments ↓

If your business is still using a previous version of Windows, you may be considering an upgrade. You should – Windows 10 is now the default operating system, and future software releases are not likely to include previous versions of Windows. However, diving into a critical upgrade without a strategy could prove disastrous. Consider these seven tips while outlining your business’s upgrade strategy:

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Tags: Microsoft Windows, Software Rollout, Windows 10

Office 365: Migration Communication Planning

Posted by David Thibault  /  January 1, 2019  /  Training Plan, Culture Change, Team Leaders, Microsoft Office 365 Training   —   No Comments ↓

Don’t expect your staff to meet a Microsoft Office 365 migration with perfect enthusiasm and seamless adoption. Resistance to change is a common outcome of a new program roll-out. Prepare your staff for implementation by tackling this potential problem head-on with proper migration communication planning. Take the following steps to prepare your staff to switch to Office 365 before launching the new platform for the best possible transition.

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Tags: Training Plan, Culture Change, Team Leaders, Microsoft Office 365 Training

Create Surveys, Quizzes, and Polls Using Microsoft Forms

Posted by David Thibault  /  July 11, 2017  /  Office 365, Team Leaders, End Users   —   12 Comments ↓

Microsoft Forms is a simple, lightweight app designed to help you easily create surveys, quizzes, and polls. In a business environment, the tool can be used to collect customer feedback, develop strategies, and educate staff.

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Tags: Office 365, Team Leaders, End Users

Does Your Team Know How to Interpret Simple Excel Formulas?

Posted by David Thibault  /  January 26, 2017  /  Excel   —   1 Comments ↓

While not all of your employees need to be Excel experts, you don't want them to be totally baffled when they open up a spreadsheet.

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Tags: Excel

How to Use Adobe Acrobat DC Pro to Create Fillable Forms

Posted by David Thibault  /  November 22, 2016  /  Adobe   —   No Comments ↓

Getting input from people is an important aspect of doing business in today's world. Yet collecting and analyzing information can be somewhat challenging, not to mention time consuming. Wondering if you can find a better way using some of the common software tools at your disposal? Yup. You can.

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Simple Excel Formulas That Everyone Should Learn

Posted by David Thibault  /  October 11, 2016  /  Excel, Employee Training   —   2 Comments ↓

Maybe your company is like ours, and you use Excel to help keep track of many things. Pretty much every department and every employee has to use Excel at least a little bit.

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Tags: Excel, Employee Training

Windows 10 Anniversary: Happy 1st Birthday!

Posted by David Thibault  /  August 19, 2016  /  Windows 10   —   No Comments ↓

It's hard to believe, but Windows 10 turned one on July 29, 2016. To develop Windows 10, Microsoft worked with over one million insiders who tested and provided feedback along the way. Then Microsoft offered a free upgrade to existing Windows users for the first year. Now that one year has passed, what changes can we expect?

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Tags: Windows 10

4 Simple Excel Date Functions You Should Know

Posted by David Thibault  /  June 23, 2016  /  Excel   —   9 Comments ↓

Working with dates in Excel can sometimes be a little confusing. Excel stores dates as sequential numbers that can be used in calculations.

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Tags: Excel

Pin to Taskbar for Easy Access to Apps and Files

Posted by David Thibault  /  May 13, 2016  /  Windows 10   —   No Comments ↓

Are you wondering if there is an easier way to locate recent and frequently used programs, apps, and files on your computer? The answer just might be pinning.

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Tags: Windows 10

Create an Online Excel Survey

Posted by David Thibault  /  March 17, 2016  /  Excel   —   No Comments ↓

Today’s leaders and top performers are adept at gathering information from others around them and putting it to good use. If you’ve ever used SurveyMonkey in your work, then I’ve got great news for you: using an Excel survey, you can get much better results than what’s offered in the free SurveyMonkey package. Surveys are a great tool for enhancing your managerial communication skills.

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Tags: Excel

Change the Look of Office 2016 Using Microsoft Office Themes

Posted by David Thibault  /  March 4, 2016  /  Office 2016   —   10 Comments ↓

Are you wondering if you can customize how the Office 2016 programs look, making them more personalized and easier on the eyes?

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Tags: Office 2016