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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 365, Microsoft Teams   —   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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Tags: Office 365, MSP, IT Pros, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams

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

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  January 27, 2020  /  Office 365, MSP, IT Pros, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams   —   2 Comments ↓

Update: July 8, 2020

This blog post was originally posted in January 2020 before the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic touched us all in March. With the need to work remotely and/or work from home, the number of businesses reaching out to KnowledgeWave for support around Microsoft Teams quadrupled.

This blog post was very relevant for several businesses reaching out for guidance around Microsoft Teams deployment and Microsoft Teams training. Many of these new businesses seeking guidance knew that Teams is included and integrated with Office 365. They were already using Office 365, but weren't using Teams. Instead, they were spending additional money trying to use Zoom.

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Tags: Office 365, MSP, IT Pros, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams

How to Detect and Respond to Microsoft Office 365 Security Issues

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  September 30, 2019  /  Office 365, MSP, Microsoft 365, Security   —   No Comments ↓

Microsoft 365 is one of the most widely used business technology platforms in the world. Office 365 presents an opportunity for businesses to create a modern workplace for employees and offers advanced networking and communications tools that empower employees to carry out their job duties seamlessly as part of the natural rhythm of their work. However, no system is immune to malicious cyberattacks and being the number one business platform creates a target for those looking to take advantage ofunsuspecting businesses and their users.

In this post, we highlight some of the most common security breaches on Microsoft 365 and we’ll share some tips for IT administrators and Managed Service Providers (MSP) and how they can best address these threats for their users and clients.

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Tags: Office 365, MSP, Microsoft 365, Security

End User Training as a Value-Add for MSP Clients

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  August 19, 2019  /  MSP, End Users, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

As an MSP helping your clients is one of your top priorities. Questions regarding Office 365 and associated applications (like Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive) can arise early and often when a client is migrating from another system (such as G-Suite) to the Office 365 platform. Helping your clients solve their problems and answering their questions is incredibly easy with the KnowledgeWave Learning Site.

Check out a quick, two minute show-and-tell video from KnowledgeWave CEO Eric Sokolowski, detailing a recent situation where an MSP easily solved a client problem with the KnowledgeWave Learning Site in just a few steps.

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Tags: MSP, End Users, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft 365

Driving a Modern Workplace with Office 365

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  July 8, 2019  /  Office 365, MSP, User Adoption, Microsoft 365   —   No Comments ↓

Over the last several years I’ve had the opportunity to work with many companies that have moved to Office 365. The most common challenge they all face is user adoption related to Office 365 tools and features. Moving to Office 365 isn’t difficult. You can do it yourself or work with a partner like an MSP (Managed Service Provider) and leverage support from Microsoft as part of the FastTrack Program. Some end up using a mix. The hurdle is getting your staff to work differently and leverage the new tools available to them.

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

6 Steps to Boost User Adoption of Office 365 (FREE Webinar!)

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  April 17, 2018  /  Office 365, MSP   —   3 Comments ↓

The move to Office 365 is not like any previous Microsoft Office upgrade for your end-users.

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The 3 R’s for MSP Solutions: Revenue, Retention, Rollout

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  May 30, 2017  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

Once you decide to start selling end user software training as part of your MSP solutions, you’ll find that there are a few different (but complimentary) root motivations.

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Why User Adoption Should Be a Key Piece of Any Office 365 Rollout

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  May 22, 2017  /  Office 365, MSP, IT Pros   —   No Comments ↓

IT professionals and end-users often see technology from different perspectives. You’re likely to be more concerned with all the mechanics and logistics. Conversely, your clients and end-users are scratching their heads. This is a key consideration to include in your Office 365 migration planning. Including user adoption and training activities aids in bridging that chasm, and should be present throughout the migration process.

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Tags: Office 365, MSP, IT Pros

Getting Started with Desktop and Application Virtualization

Posted by Mark Rickner  /  May 16, 2017  /  MSP, IT Pros   —   No Comments ↓

Smaller companies, like yours, are making the jump to virtualization every day. Though the technology has been around for decades, newcomers may have trouble knowing where to begin given the vast array of virtualization possibilities.

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How Emotion-Based Selling Can Boost Your MSP Sales

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  May 10, 2017  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

The machine-based world of technology can appear void of human touch to many outside of it. Which can make selling technology services to living, breathing humans even more of a challenge.

One method for adding a dash of humanity is incorporating emotion-based selling techniques – a powerful (and proven) weapon used by salespeople around the world.

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Managed Services Training Package Improves Revenues and Satisfaction

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  April 14, 2017  /  Software Training, MSP   —   No Comments ↓

Peanut butter and chocolate. Ham and eggs. Star Wars and J.J. Abrams. Some things are just better together.

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Tags: Software Training, MSP

Win More MSP Business and Boost Recurring Revenue

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  March 13, 2017  /  MSP   —   1 Comments ↓

Every successful MSP is built upon valuable, reliable services. The trick is learning to stand out in the sea of service providers. What differentiators will help bring more customers in the door, and help you maximize the lifetime revenue you can earn from each customer?

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Turning MSP Leads into Recurring Revenue with Content Marketing

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  February 27, 2017  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

Converting qualified leads into revenue is tough work for any business. To be successful, your organization must convert a reliable volume of leads into sales.

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Using the Customer Journey to Boost Your MSP Sales

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  February 1, 2017  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

Think back to a customer you acquired six months ago. How much do you know about them? What attracted them to your services? Why do they continue to rely on you?

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What We've Learned from Today's Top Managed Service Providers

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  January 10, 2017  /  MSP   —   No Comments ↓

As a partner to a number of top Managed Service Providers I want to pass along five common traits many of these MSPs have in common. Hopefully this insight will help you retain existing customers, win new clients, be a market differentiator, and grow your MRR.

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