What You Should Know About Microsoft Teams

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  July 29, 2019  /  Microsoft Office, Office 365, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

Teams is Microsoft’s answer to group chat, based off the preexisting 365 environment, and is designed to replace Skype for Business. 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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Enabling "Hidden" Teams in Microsoft Teams

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  May 2, 2019  /  Microsoft Office, Office 365, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

I’d estimate that we use Microsoft Teams to handle around 90% of our internal communications and reserve email primarily for our formal communications with our clients and vendors. Recently I received an email with a couple of attachments from a vendor that I wanted to save to a Microsoft Team in order to share with my coworkers. Except the Team wasn't there...

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4 Advantages of Microsoft Teams with Office 365

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  April 29, 2019  /  Microsoft Office, Office 365, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

Microsoft Teams on Office 365 is a collaborative workspace that facilitates a modern way of working. It is especially helpful for remote teams, although it offers great benefits to in-house employees as well. Microsoft Teams can help boost team productivity, increase collaboration across departments, and help your company complete tasks in a quick, efficient manner. When you connect third-party solutions to Microsoft Teams, you can drastically increase business efficiency, surpassing prior levels. Here are a few of the top advantages of Microsoft Office 365 Teams:

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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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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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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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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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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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KnowledgeWave Office 2016 Quick Reference Guides for MSPs

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  April 9, 2017  /  Microsoft Office   —   No Comments ↓

With the each new deployment of Microsoft Office there are great new features. Sometimes we lose a feature we love (Status Bar Sum Total Disappears 2010 to 2013 Upgrade, not fixed in 2016), but more times than not, we gain better features, and more collaboration options.

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Office 365 Business vs Enterprise: Which Is Right for Your Customers?

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  April 6, 2017  /  Microsoft Office, Office 365, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

You can’t go a week without hearing about a well-known business making the move to Office 365. Microsoft highlights many migrations on their Microsoft Office Blog. While many enterprise size clients have a direct line to licensing questions with Microsoft, the small to mid-size businesses are often times working with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) or even trying to figure out costs on their own.

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7 Pro Tips to Learn Excel Online

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  August 11, 2016  /  Excel, Microsoft Office   —   No Comments ↓

When it’s time for your employees to master Excel, or even step up their game a bit, you probably already have a hunch that you can do it completely online.

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Microsoft Office Online Training Just Got Better!

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  February 23, 2016  /  Microsoft Office, Employee Training   —   No Comments ↓

You might be wondering what classes and videos are available in a cohesive online training package. And you probably don’t want to blow your budget sending one person to class. It would be great if that money could go toward providing training opportunities for everybody on the team.

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Multiple Timelines in Microsoft Project 2016 [Video]

Posted by Jon Hood  /  February 10, 2016  /  Microsoft Office, Office 2016   —   No Comments ↓

Timelines are a great way to give stakeholders a snapshot of how a project is going. But a single timeline can get stacked and cluttered. The solution? Multiple timelines in Microsoft Project. In this video, I'll show you exactly how to use this very cool new feature and export an image perfectly for Microsoft PowerPoint.

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Office 2016 Quick Reference Guides and Sways

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  October 1, 2015  /  Microsoft Office   —   1 Comments ↓

It’s here, Office 2016! With the each new deployment of Microsoft Office there are great new features. Sometimes we lose a feature we love (Status Bar Sum Total Disappears 2010 to 2013 Upgrade, not fixed in 2016), but more times than not, we gain better features, and more collaboration options. The new collaborative workflow reflects how people do things. If you want to work even more collaboratively with your team, you'll love Office 2016. It’s all about the collaboration. Learn how to easily solicit feedback on your documents and leverage the new “Tell me” box.

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What’s the difference between Office 365 and Office 2013?

Posted by Jon Hood  /  July 29, 2015  /  Microsoft Office, Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

You may ask yourself, “Should I get Office 365 or Office 2013?” “Are Office 365 and Office 2013 different?” “Can I get both Office 365 and Office 2013?” These are great questions to consider and I’d like to clear up a few things, including terminology.

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