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What to Do When Your Boss Says No One's Using Office 365 – and You Led the Deployment

Posted by Jon Hood  /  November 28, 2018  /  Microsoft Office 365 Training, Team Leaders, Culture Change, Training Plan   —   No Comments ↓

Deploying Microsoft Office 365 is bound to fall flat at your workplace if you don’t pair the launch with proactive employee training. One mistake many organizations make is assuming implementation equals adoption. In reality, these are two separate feats and they require the same amount of attention from the implementation team. If the Office 365 engagement rate dissatisfies your boss and you were the one in charge of migration, take the following steps to get your team on board with the new platform.

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

Top Five Benefits of Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint and OneDrive

Posted by Jon Hood  /  November 8, 2018  /  Office 365, OneDrive   —   No Comments ↓

Combining the forces of Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business can give your company a powerful communication and information exchange system. You can easily share and store files, comply with security requirements, and give your enterprise the tools it needs for enhanced business processes. Migrating to Office 365 with SharePoint and OneDrive can yield several important benefits, including the following top five.

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Tags: Office 365, OneDrive

Getting to Know Office 365: Calendar Like a Pro

Posted by Jon Hood  /  December 21, 2016  /  Office 365, Outlook   —   2 Comments ↓

Now that you have Office 365, what does that mean for your usage of Outlook, and particularly your calendar? It means good things, my friend.

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Tags: Office 365, Outlook

Can the Latest Microsoft Word Features Boost Your Team's Productivity?

Posted by Jon Hood  /  October 17, 2016  /  Word, Productivity, Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

By now, we're all used to periodic updates to Word and other Microsoft Office applications. But maybe you haven't had a chance to keep up with some of the recent changes, or really think about them in terms of how your team could be using new features to enhance daily work.

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Tags: Word, Productivity, Office 365

How Do I Change This New SharePoint Document Library View?

Posted by Jon Hood  /  October 3, 2016  /  SharePoint   —   2 Comments ↓

The SharePoint document library view, or experience, is looking a little differently these days. Did you notice? Change is good, though.

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Tags: SharePoint

Skype for Business: Broadcast is Your Solution for Large Audiences

Posted by Jon Hood  /  August 30, 2016  /  Skype for Business   —   No Comments ↓

Do you have Skype for Business as part of Office 365? You may have noticed some buzz about Skype Meeting Broadcast, a cool new component. Let’s check it out on an introductory level and examine what it has to offer.

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Tags: Skype for Business

Microsoft Word 2016: New Features

Posted by Jon Hood  /  August 2, 2016  /  Office 365, Office 2016, Word   —   7 Comments ↓

Let me begin by telling you that I am REALLY excited about some of the new and upcoming improvements to Microsoft Office 2016.

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Tags: Office 365, Office 2016, Word

What the Heck is the Cloud?

Posted by Jon Hood  /  July 7, 2016  /  Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

That’s probably the most commonly asked question I hear when I deliver training these days. As more and more organizations deploy Office 365 and Google Apps, for example, people hear this buzzword and are mystified by it.

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Tags: Office 365

Got Office 365? Planner is here!

Posted by Jon Hood  /  June 17, 2016  /  Office 365, Productivity   —   No Comments ↓

Before I begin, let me just say: I am already a complete fan of Office 365 Planner. I really like it!

Why use Planner?

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Tags: Office 365, Productivity

Office 365 Updates: New for Spring 2016

Posted by Jon Hood  /  June 9, 2016  /  Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

With Office 365, updates happen. And the newest features of Office 365 that were released a few weeks ago are steadily making their way to businesses and end users.

So what’s new in the Office 365 updates this time? Our short video highlights some of those new features.

Office 365 Updates

In this video, we highlight some changes to SharePoint Online, Outlook Online and the ability to "like" a message for more of a social feel in a business setting.

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Tags: Office 365

What is Clutter? Outlook Users Want to Know

Posted by Jon Hood  /  May 5, 2016  /  Outlook, Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

With newer versions of Outlook, you may have noticed the arrival of a folder named Clutter. You also may find yourself asking, what the heck IS Clutter? What does Clutter do? Why is Clutter moving some of my messages out of the inboxwhen I don’t want it to? Can I turn Clutter off?

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Tags: Outlook, Office 365

Adjust Skype Notifications and Status Alerts in Skype for Business

Posted by Jon Hood  /  April 29, 2016  /  Office 365, Skype for Business   —   1 Comments ↓

Sometimes, we want to be notified if a particular contact in Skype changes their online presence status. Sometimes, we don't. In this video, I go over “Tag for Status Change Alerts”. These Skype notifications will produce a popup message every time our contacts become available or go offline.

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Tags: Office 365, Skype for Business

How to Use Windows 10 Virtual Desktop

Posted by Jon Hood  /  April 15, 2016  /  Windows 10   —   No Comments ↓

Use Windows 10 Virtual desktop to help organize multiple hatsIf you are like me, you probably have many different hats that you wear at work on any given day. I encourage you to try the Windows 10 virtual desktop feature to organize your work and maximize your productivity!

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Tags: Windows 10

What is Delve?

Posted by Jon Hood  /  March 31, 2016  /  Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

Microsoft Office Delve will help you discover the most relevant people and documents that are trending around you. Check out our video on this awesome Office 365 application, promoting collaboration and transparency within organizations. You can quickly find out what other people are up to and they can do the same!

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Tags: Office 365

Create a Visio Org Chart from Excel

Posted by Jon Hood  /  March 10, 2016  /  Excel   —   2 Comments ↓

One of the most exciting parts of my job is to coach people, saving them time and making their day a little bit easier. I've found myself saying, "My job is to make you look like the hero!"

I used that phrase today, which inspired me to write about it. I just finished teaching a course on Microsoft Visio and the highlight was the lesson on organization charts, a huge hit among Visio users. Just click on the Organization Chart template to get going.

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Tags: Excel