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Introducing '5 Minute Teams Fridays' from KnowledgeWave

Posted by Jon Hood  /  October 9, 2020  /  Employee Training, Software Training, Advantages of Training, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft Teams   —   No Comments ↓

I love Teams! I use it on my work PC, on my laptop, and on my Samsung Galaxy. Teams enables me to stay in contact with my team, and review work content from any location I might need to have access to it. I’m able to view shared support documentation on the go, to provide the best support to the end users that need my help. Microsoft Teams has changed how me, my team at KnowledgeWave, and how people around the world work & collaborate.

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Tags: Employee Training, Software Training, Advantages of Training, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft Teams

A Guide to Microsoft Teams Chat Files

Posted by Jon Hood  /  August 24, 2020  /  Office 365, Microsoft 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: Office 365, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams

How to Disable Microsoft Teams Creation

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  August 10, 2020  /  Office 365, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams   —   No Comments ↓

In this post, I wanted to share specifically how you can disable users from creating Microsoft Teams and how can you remove the 'Create a Team' box within the application. Let me be clear, it is my opinion that you must provide some sort of starting architecture if you want to promote Teams usage and foster user adoption of this powerful tool.

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Tags: Office 365, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams

Provide Governance for Microsoft Teams Creation with a Template Policy

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  July 27, 2020  /  Office 365, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams   —   No Comments ↓

Our team writes a lot about Microsoft Teams, and for all that we write, we put even more into real-world action for our clients. In this post, I’ll share a process for Teams Governance, using a Template Policy. Using templates to govern Microsoft Teams creation empowers businesses to set their own standards.

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Tags: Office 365, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams

How to Manage 'Bookings' within Microsoft Teams

Posted by Dave Dec  /  July 13, 2020  /  Office 365, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Bookings, Microsoft Teams   —   No Comments ↓

With Microsoft Teams as your organization's communications hub, you can manage your 'Bookings' directly within Teams. Simply select the ellipsis to add the Bookings app to your Teams sidebar. Bookings is an Office 365 application that allows your customers to book appointments with your staff based on the services you offer and your staff availability.

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Tags: Office 365, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Bookings, Microsoft Teams

How to Use the Microsoft Teams 'Live Events' Feature

Posted by Jon Hood  /  June 16, 2020  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams   —   No Comments ↓

What is a Microsoft Teams Live Event?

A Teams live event is the perfect way to connect with people in a one-to-many format in your modern workplace. A typical Teams meeting allows two-way communication between two or more people. However, a Teams live event offers a solution for a much larger audience! 

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Tags: Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams

Get Started Meeting Like a Pro with Microsoft Teams

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  June 1, 2020  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams   —   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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Tags: Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams

2 Microsoft Teams Presenting Tips

Posted by Jon Hood  /  April 27, 2020  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams   —   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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Tags: Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams

How to Hold Open Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Mark Rickner  /  April 20, 2020  /  Office 365, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams   —   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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Tags: Office 365, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams

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 365, Microsoft Teams   —   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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Tags: Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams

How to Rapidly Deploy and Adopt Microsoft Teams

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  April 1, 2020  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams   —   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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Tags: Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams

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 365, Microsoft Teams   —   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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Tags: Office 365, Productivity, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams

How to Be an Effective Employee While Working from Home

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  March 17, 2020  /  Office 365, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams   —   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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Tags: Office 365, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams

Work from Home with Office 365 & Microsoft Teams

Posted by Mark Rickner  /  March 9, 2020  /  Office 365, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams   —   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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Tags: Office 365, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams Training Plan & Materials

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  March 3, 2020  /  Office 365, IT Pros, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams   —   2 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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Tags: Office 365, IT Pros, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams