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

Posted by Dave Dec  /  November 16, 2022  /  Microsoft Office 365   —   No 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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How to Translate a Chat Message to Another Language in Microsoft Teams

Posted by Jon Hood  /  October 27, 2022  /  Microsoft Office 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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Automatically Send Responses to a SharePoint List Using Power Automate

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  May 25, 2022  /  Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Flow / Power Automate   —   1 Comments ↓

I geek out on the possibilities with Power Platform. In November 2018, I wrote a post, Connect a Form to a SharePoint List with Microsoft Flow in 3 Steps. We still get a lot of traffic to that post, and I knew it was time to write an update. I mean, Microsoft Flow is called Power Automate now.

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Tags: Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Flow / Power Automate

The Modern Collaboration Conundrum: Where Should I Save This File?

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  April 26, 2022  /  Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, OneDrive, IT   —   No Comments ↓

One of our most common questions from users is, “Where should I save this file?” Microsoft 365, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Teams all offer safe, cloud-based storage and support modern collaboration workflows. It’s an especially common question for new users, or for those in organizations who haven’t offered Microsoft 365 training or guidelines about the differences.

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Microsoft 365 = Change, But Change is Good, Right?

Posted by Jon Hood  /  February 11, 2022  /  Microsoft Office 365, IT   —   No Comments ↓

Microsoft released news on November 2nd, 2021, that they would be updating the user experience at office.com. Here we are in February, and the user experience has been updated across all tenants as of the end of January 2022.  

In this instance, CHANGE IS GOOD.

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Microsoft 365 Phone System: Receiving a Call on Your PC Like a Boss

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  October 20, 2021  /  Microsoft Office 365, IT, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 Business Voice / Teams Phone System   —   No Comments ↓

When those first calls start coming in through Business Voice, you want to make sure that everybody on your team feels comfortable handling callers. There are at least 7 different ways you might want to handle a call, so be sure to provide some initial phone system training

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Tags: Microsoft Office 365, IT, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 Business Voice / Teams Phone System

The Benefits of Channel Meetings in Microsoft Teams

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  October 5, 2021  /  Microsoft Office 365, IT, Microsoft Teams   —   1 Comments ↓

Today we're sharing Microsoft Teams tips about meeting within a channel in Teams. We love Teams, and we use it internally all the time, as well as training other organizations how to use Teams in a modern workplace environment.  

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The Story of Why We Chose Microsoft Teams & Business Voice

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  September 2, 2021  /  Microsoft Office 365, IT, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 Business Voice / Teams Phone System   —   2 Comments ↓

If you are deploying, or even considering, Microsoft Phone System, we thought this blog post might be helpful. We tell the story of our Microsoft 365 Business Voice journey, starting with Microsoft Teams and later deploying the Microsoft Phone System to be used within Microsoft Teams on our desktops, on our mobile devices, and on traditional desk phones that are Teams enabled. 

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Microsoft Teams Phone Training

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  July 29, 2021  /  Microsoft Office 365, IT, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 Business Voice / Teams Phone System   —   No Comments ↓

The KnowledgeWave team is excited to make training available for the Microsoft Phone System, also referred to as Microsoft Teams Phone. Teams Phone brings the power of traditional PBX systems to a tool that over 145 million of us touch every day, Microsoft Teams! You can make traditional calls from Teams, Outlook, or your mobile phone. Because it’s a PSTN service you can receive your work-based calls within the Teams app, on your PC, your mobile device or a Teams supported device.

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Tags: Microsoft Office 365, IT, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 Business Voice / Teams Phone System

Microsoft Announces 'Visual Refresh' of Office Applications

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  July 2, 2021  /  Microsoft Office 365, IT   —   No Comments ↓

Microsoft has done it again!  

Microsoft just published last week, news about a refresh of the Office Applications for Microsoft Windows. Aligned with the new release of the Windows 11 first Insider Preview, Microsoft is rounding the edges and shinning up their workhorse Office applications. The refresh of Office, which Microsoft shares will shine on Windows 11, will also be available to anyone using Microsoft Windows 10.

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How to Use Outlook's New 'Report Message' Feature

Posted by Dave Dec  /  May 17, 2021  /  Outlook, Microsoft Office 365   —   1 Comments ↓

Microsoft Outlook does a great job at detecting potentially harmful email messages. Messages such as SPAM, Phishing, and what Microsoft calls false-positive e-mail.

Spammers and Phishers continue their efforts to send you these email messages undetected by existing Outlook filters. Microsoft now provides you, the end-user, the ability to make these filters even stronger so that it does not miss these messages.

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Measuring Office 365 Adoption

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  November 4, 2020  /  Microsoft Office 365, MSP, User Adoption, Microsoft Teams   —   No Comments ↓

As part of our Adoption and Change Management (ACM) practice, we highlight the need to measure for success. It’s even a section on my Office 365 User Adoption ChecklistKnowledgeWave has had the opportunity to beta test Microsoft Productivity Score for the last several months and we are super excited that it’s now available in general release to all Office 365 Administrators. (If you don’t see it hang tight, it’s coming) The use of Productivity Score will help organizations power their digital transformation with metrics that can dive into how users are using modern technology like Microsoft Teams.

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Tags: Microsoft Office 365, MSP, User Adoption, Microsoft Teams

Power BI: Dancing with Data

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  October 5, 2020  /  Webinars, Microsoft Office 365, Power BI   —   No Comments ↓

Data is a popular topic these days. OK, it has been since the days of the mainframe. We just have more of it now. With so much data being collected across so many locations, a tool like Power BI lets us connect to that data. Power BI enables us to present data visually, and provide intuitive details, insights and modeling examples in a familiar Microsoft Office experience.

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Power BI and What It Can Do

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  September 21, 2020  /  Webinars, Microsoft Office 365, Power BI   —   4 Comments ↓

KnowledgeWave is pleased and excited to be providing a no-cost awareness webinar recording that is available on-demand on a topic that is fast becoming a popular conversation we have with clients using Office 365, Power BI. What is Power BI, and What Can it Do, as well as why you should consider using it are all at the heart of this webinar presentation.

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A Guide to Microsoft Teams Chat Files

Posted by Jon Hood  /  August 24, 2020  /  Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Teams   —   No Comments ↓

One of my favorite things about writing blogs like this is to demystify stuff that many of us have been confronted with, especially in a modern workplace. Today, I’ll lay out what you need to know about Microsoft Teams chat files.

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Tags: Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Teams