Powering Up with Power BI: A Comprehensive Webinar Series

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  August 23, 2023  /  Microsoft 365, Power BI   —   No Comments ↓

Recently, KnowledgeWave has been extensively discussing and instructing on the use of Microsoft Power BI. It's no surprise, given the exceptional capabilities of Power BI in terms of data visualization, analysis, and integration. We have been providing Power BI training for several years, but the surge in client inquiries has brought more attention to collaboration and report-sharing features. To meet this demand, we launched a Power BI webinar series that is currently in progress for our KnowledgeWave Learning Site members and has already been delivered to several organizations.

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Tags: Microsoft 365, Power BI

How to Delegate Your Outlook Email and Calendar

Posted by Dave Dec  /  August 8, 2023  /  Outlook, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

In today's fast-paced professional world, staying connected and organized is paramount. But what happens when you're juggling a crucial project while the allure of a much-needed vacation beckons? Or when your schedule becomes an intricate dance of meetings and tasks that could use an expert's touch? Enter Outlook's delegation feature – your key to a seamless handoff that keeps you in the driver's seat, even when you're miles away.

In this guide, we'll unlock the power of delegation, ensuring your email and calendar remain impeccably managed by the right hands. Whether you're jetting off on a well-deserved break or amplifying collaboration, it's time to harness the art of delegation like a true pro.

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Tags: Outlook, Microsoft 365

Comprehensive SharePoint Training Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  July 18, 2023  /  Microsoft 365, SharePoint   —   No Comments ↓

SharePoint has emerged as a powerful platform for collaboration, document management, and business process automation. However, to harness its full potential, it's crucial to invest in comprehensive SharePoint training. Training plays a pivotal role in enabling users to unlock the key concepts, functionalities, and best practices of SharePoint. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the importance of SharePoint training, and its benefits, and provide insights into what you need to know to embark on a successful SharePoint training journey.

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Tags: Microsoft 365, SharePoint

Mastering SharePoint Lists: A Training Guide

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  June 27, 2023  /  Microsoft 365, SharePoint   —   No Comments ↓

SharePoint, being a robust and widely used platform, often presents challenges when it comes to grasping its core fundamentals. At KnowledgeWave, we understand the importance of bridging this knowledge gap for beginner SharePoint users. That's why we offer comprehensive training options tailored to unlock the key concepts and fundamentals needed for success. If you're looking to bring your team up to speed, our expertise extends to essential SharePoint features such as Lists and Libraries. With KnowledgeWave, you can confidently empower your team to master SharePoint Lists and maximize their potential. If you plan on tackling training internally, we recommend the following training guide specific to SharePoint Lists.

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Tags: Microsoft 365, SharePoint

SharePoint Training for Beginners: Key Concepts and Fundamentals

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  June 9, 2023  /  Microsoft 365, SharePoint   —   2 Comments ↓

Microsoft SharePoint is a powerful collaboration and document management platform widely used by organizations of all sizes. Whether you're a professional stepping into a new role or a manager or department lead that is looking to enhance your or your team’s productivity, understanding the key concepts and fundamentals of SharePoint is essential.

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Tags: Microsoft 365, SharePoint

Boost Your Productivity with Microsoft Teams Chat with Self

Posted by Dave Dec  /  May 17, 2023  /  Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams   —   No Comments ↓

I've discovered a game-changing feature in Microsoft Teams that has quickly become a favorite of mine - The Microsoft Teams 'Chat with Self' feature. I use it daily, and I'm thrilled to share how it has revolutionized my note-taking process with you.

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Tags: Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams

Microsoft 365, Artificial Intelligence, and You

Posted by Dave Dec  /  April 13, 2023  /  Microsoft 365, AI   —   1 Comments ↓

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our lives, and its presence can be felt across various industries. In the world of technology, Microsoft has been at the forefront of integrating AI into its suite of products to enhance user productivity and enable more natural and efficient interactions with its software.

With the help of ChatGPT, Microsoft has taken AI to the next level by creating chatbots, writing assistants, translation services, and other productivity tools that were not possible before. In this blog post, we will explore how Microsoft 365 is using ChatGPT to revolutionize the way we work, making our jobs and work better for us and our organizations. We will also highlight some of the latest AI-powered features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams and demonstrate how they can help users work more efficiently, productively, and creatively.

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Tags: Microsoft 365, AI

Boosting Microsoft 365 Adoption with Data-Driven Collaboration

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  April 3, 2023  /  Software Rollout / Deployment / Migration, Microsoft 365, User Adoption   —   No Comments ↓

Discover how a comprehensive assessment survey using Microsoft Forms can help you identify user satisfaction with Microsoft Teams, improve adoption, and increase collaboration across your organization. This case study showcases how KnowledgeWave partnered with a client struggling with Teams adoption to identify the driving reasons behind low usage and create a targeted training plan that addressed the specific needs of their end-users. With data-driven results and a formed approach to adoption, you can unlock the full potential of Microsoft 365 and revolutionize your team collaboration.

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Tags: Software Rollout / Deployment / Migration, Microsoft 365, User Adoption

Staying Positive on the Job

Posted by Dave Dec  /  March 8, 2023  /  Professional Development, Training   —   No Comments ↓

Whether the past, present, or future, there have always been challenges in our places of work. From changes in our organizations to outside influences like the economy and pandemics. Things can really stress us out - that's why it's so important to stay positive!

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Tags: Professional Development, Training

Managing a Remote Team

Posted by Dr. Shanita Williams  /  February 13, 2023  /  Team Leaders / Managers, Human Resources Management, Workplace Culture   —   1 Comments ↓

According to Gallup, 45% percent of full-time U.S. employees worked from home either all (25%) or part of the time (20%). In addition, 9 out of 10 remote workers want to maintain remote work to some degree. These workforce trends are clear: remote work, at least in part, is here to stay.

Managing a team can be hard, but managing a team remotely comes with its own unique set of challenges. But, if you’re adequately prepared, you can ensure your teams thrive no matter where they are located.  

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Tags: Team Leaders / Managers, Human Resources Management, Workplace Culture

Our Favorite Microsoft 365 Features of 2022

Posted by Dave Dec  /  January 13, 2023  /  Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

The Webinar Team at KnowledgeWave discussed our favorite features of Microsoft 365 from 2022. We wanted to share those features with you here! Be sure to catch us in a live webinar in January 2023 when we will host a discussion between the Webinar Team members on why these are our favorite MS 365 features of 2022.

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Tags: Microsoft 365

Live Translated Captions in Microsoft Teams Meetings

Posted by Jon Hood  /  January 5, 2023  /  Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams   —   1 Comments ↓

During a Microsoft Teams meeting, voice or video call, participants can turn on built-in live captions from the meeting controls. Microsoft’s Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology service will detect what is said, who said it, and present real-time captions below the meeting window.

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Tags: Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams

Office 365 to Formally Become Microsoft 365 - What's New?

Posted by Dave Dec  /  November 16, 2022  /  Microsoft 365   —   2 Comments ↓

Beginning in November 2022, Office.com, the Office mobile app, and the Office app for Windows will all be transitioning to become the new Microsoft 365 app. This change comes with a new icon, a new look, and some brand-new features.

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ARPA State & Local Funds: YES to Digital Literacy

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  November 2, 2022  /    —   No Comments ↓

We are Microsoft 365 training experts. We have been training for 20 years since the first version of Microsoft Office was released. What could we possibly have to say about ARPA and SLFRF funds for cities, states, tribes, and towns? Well, it’s all about digital literacy. Here’s what we’ve learned...

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How to Translate a Chat Message to Another Language in Microsoft Teams

Posted by Jon Hood  /  October 27, 2022  /  Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams   —   No Comments ↓

As multinational companies continue to grow, employees within the same company, division, and even team, may speak different primary languages. The ability for employees to translate messages is incredibly beneficial for effective communication. This can help to foster an inclusive work environment where all employees feel welcome, understood, and respected. Microsoft Teams Chat Translation features allow for fast, clear, and efficient communication.

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Tags: Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams