Get Started Meeting Like a Pro with Microsoft Teams

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  June 1, 2020  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

The explosive rate of deployment and migration to Microsoft Teams is off the charts. I wrote last month, How to Rapidly Deploy and Adopt Microsoft Teams because so many people were and continue to reach out to our company for training specific to using Teams. In that post, I shared what companies are doing to deploy Teams quickly and how they can still maintain some governance.

When discussing training needs with clients we commonly see two driving factors for Microsoft Teams Training requests.

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2 Microsoft Teams Presenting Tips

Posted by Jon Hood  /  April 27, 2020  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

With the recent shift to 'working from home', many businesses have been utilizing Microsoft Teams to host their organizations' daily meetings. Teams is a free collaboration tool (with no commitments) offered by Microsoft. The free version of Teams offers unlimited chat, video calling, file sharing, storage, and more. In this blog post, I wanted to share these two educational video tutorials focused on presenting information when using Teams. 

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How to Hold Open Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Mark Rickner  /  April 20, 2020  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

Many organizations are moving to Office 365 and Teams (Microsoft’s solution for chat, messaging, conference calling and collaboration) as they deal with the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

For most, holding meetings online is a simple task among colleagues that both know each other and have had access to formal training or experience using online applications, like Teams, Zoom or Go to Meeting. For organizations required to hold formal Open Meetings, available to the public, that task becomes more complex.

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Looking Beyond COVID - a Few Thoughts From a Small Business Owner

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  April 13, 2020  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

The realities of COVID-19 including the current mandated social distancing and “work from home” orders have changed our lives and our businesses. As a small business owner my company, KnowledgeWave, has had to adapt to the new ways of doing business during this pandemic. 

At your company, you are most likely doing the same.

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How to Rapidly Deploy and Adopt Microsoft Teams

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  April 1, 2020  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

We have seen a large spike in requests for Microsoft Teams Training as a result of businesses across the globe moving to remote work solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies are rushing to implement solutions like Microsoft Teams and Zoom to remain functional while employees (who can) are working from home.

Microsoft has seen a 775% increase in the use of its cloud services in regions that have enforced social distancing, and the use of Microsoft Teams is now a daily activity for over 44 million users. Microsoft has done an amazing job, with little impact on the quality of service, meeting this unprecedented surge in demand. The need to work remotely continues to increase as stay-at-home orders around the globe continue to expand.

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Free Training: How to Be an Effective Employee While Working from Home

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  March 27, 2020  /  Office 365, Productivity, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   1 Comments ↓

In response to increased requests regarding the need to work remotely, we wrote our blog post last week: How to Be an Effective Employee While Working from Home. We also created a free webinar that ran for several sessions discussing how employees can maximize their efficiency and effectiveness while working from home (or pretty much anywhere).

After the live webinars, we received requests from multiple clients and prospective clients for access to the recorded version. Today, we have uploaded this premium webinar to YouTube for all to access. The webinar video is embedded below.

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How to Be an Effective Employee While Working from Home

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  March 17, 2020  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   3 Comments ↓

The COVID-19 outbreak has left many companies scrambling to respond to government social distancing recommendations. Business today is anything but usual, but it is also an opportunity to expand your capabilities and learn new approaches. Working from home with remote business solutions is easier than ever before. Your business productivity doesn't have to stop just because you aren't able to make it into the office. Office 365 & Microsoft Teams give organizations the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world. KnowledgeWave is now offering a series of FREE webinars, open to the public, on how to effectively work from home.

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Work from Home with Office 365 & Microsoft Teams

Posted by Mark Rickner  /  March 9, 2020  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging citizens to find out how their workplaces and schools are planning for the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including options for working from home.

What would you do if tomorrow you were unable to go to your office?

Microsoft Teams with Office 365 is a great option; it provides users with the ability to collaborate, share files, make voice calls and even host meetings all without having to leave home.

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Microsoft Teams Training Plan & Materials

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  March 3, 2020  /  Office 365, IT Pros, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

If you’ve been nominated to help your organization with Microsoft Teams training, then you’ve come to the right place. KnowledgeWave is a national leader in Teams training and we’ve been collecting and refining training materials along the way.

Microsoft Teams training materials come in many different options, most of which are electronic. After all, if you are moving to Office 365 and Teams then your organization is committed to using modern workplace collaboration tools.

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MSP Inspiration: 3 Things We’ve Heard About Office 365 Training

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  February 11, 2020  /  Office 365, MSP, IT Pros, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

As an IT service provider, it’s helpful to keep an ear to the ground and figure out where your industry is going, what your market is demanding, and what combination of services and pricing will make it all count where it matters most: right on your bottom line.

Here are 3 quotes I wanted to share with you from recent conversations that can help you picture how you can benefit from reselling end-user Office 365 training to your clients.

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Why Pay for Zoom when Office 365 Already Has You Covered?

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  January 27, 2020  /  Office 365, MSP, IT Pros, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   1 Comments ↓

Just recently, I happened to speak with 2 different organizations who are still using Zoom for conferencing even though they are have an Office 365 subscription. They had no idea that Microsoft Teams, which they are already paying for as part of Office 365, could meet or exceed all the features of Zoom and save them some money.

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Microsoft Teams: Now Available on Linux

Posted by Dave Dec  /  December 16, 2019  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365, Linux   —   No Comments ↓

On Tuesday, December 10th, Microsoft officially announced that their new flagship communication tool, Microsoft Teams, is now available to Linux users. With Microsoft touting Teams as a businesses communications hub, it appears they are taking on Slack – going directly after Slack’s user base – by supporting Teams on the Linux operating system in .deb and .rpm formats.

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Optimize Your Microsoft Teams Training with KnowledgeWave

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  December 3, 2019  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

Microsoft Teams presents new ways for users to communicate and work around their projects and tasks. While Microsoft Teams is easy to turn on, adoption can be a challenge for many organizations. As the best practices around Microsoft Teams continue to mature, KnowledgeWave is keeping pace for our clients in several ways.

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How to Add an App to the Microsoft Teams Navigation

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  October 28, 2019  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

Microsoft Teams is getting a lot of buzz these days. Rightfully so, it’s changing how business and users collaborate around their work content and provides modern ways for us to communicate around our projects at work. Teams has lots of great features that help to serve up content easily, like Tabs that can display Excel Spreadsheets, Word Docs or PDF’s. Channels provide a great way for us separate topics, and they provide additional landscape for adding Tabs that are specific to those topics.

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Integrating Your Business' Phone System with Microsoft Teams

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  September 9, 2019  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office Teams, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

Microsoft Teams is a unified enterprise-level communications platform that offers fantastic utility to all types of organizations. Investing in Microsoft Teams provides consideration and the chance to replace aged business phone systems with a new modern integrated cloud-based communication tool. If you’re interested in ways to increase your company’s productivity, consolidating your communications structure, and enhancing internal strategizing companywide, consider the following reasons why your business may want to consider using the Microsoft Phone system with Microsoft Teams and Office 365.

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