Office 365 Deployment and Migration Plan: Step-by-Step

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  February 18, 2019  /  Office 365, Deployment, Migration, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Software Rollout   —   No Comments ↓

Microsoft Office 365 is a feature-rich software that can significantly boost collaboration, communication, and information security for your organization. It has gained traction in the past few years thanks to advanced cloud capabilities and a suite of tools that optimize and drive teamwork (including Microsoft Teams). If you know Office 365 is the platform for your enterprise, don’t fumble your way through deployment and migration. Get the most value for your investment using this step-by-step guide for pain-free adoption. 

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Tags: Office 365, Deployment, Migration, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Software Rollout

Top 3 Ways You Can Support Migrating to Office 365

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  February 12, 2019  /  Office 365, Microsoft 365, Migration, Deployment   —   No Comments ↓

When done correctly, migrating your business's documents, email and collaboration platforms to the cloud can result in a huge number of benefits, including a centralized system of record, easy updates and an increased chance of recovery. That said, migrating to Office 365 is often easier said than done, as there is planning that needs to occur and prerequisites that need to be fulfilled. In order to alleviate the risks associated with migrating to Office 365 and minimize the pins your team needs to juggle, we have compiled our top three tips to make the migration go as smoothly as possible.

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Microsoft Office 365 Migration Checklist

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  January 29, 2019  /  Office 365, Deployment, Migration, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training   —   1 Comments ↓

You’ve done your research and concluded that deploying Microsoft 365 | Office 365 would be in your organization’s best interests. The cloud capabilities might have attracted you, or maybe it's the ability to replace other software that's in use at your business with new Office 365 tools that will provide better collaboration. Either way, the next steps you take are critical to the success and adoption of Office 365 at your enterprise. Migrating to new technology can feel overwhelming until you break it into smaller tasks. It is important that your business plans for the transition to Office 365. KnowledgeWave's checklist can help to reduce the stress of your Office 365 deployment while also helping to increase user adoption and improve business ROI.

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Microsoft Office 365 Implementation Timeline

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  January 15, 2019  /  Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft Office, Migration, Deployment, Microsoft 365, User Adoption   —   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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Tags: Office 365, Microsoft Office 365 Training, Microsoft Office, Migration, Deployment, Microsoft 365, User Adoption

How to Connect a Form to a SharePoint List using Microsoft Flow in 3 Steps

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  November 30, 2018  /  Microsoft Flow, Productivity, Office 365   —   1 Comments ↓

When enabled by an organization that has deployed Office 365, Microsoft Flow provides end-users with the ability to create automated workflows between applications and many different services using connectors. Microsoft applications and an ever-growing list of third-party services are available to link together. Microsoft Flow lets employees create simple to more complex workflows that can provide efficiencies for businesses around their workflow needs. It's an end-user option, that in most cases does not require a developer for workflows.

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The Three Warning Signs that Your Team Needs Office 365 Training

Posted by David Thibault  /  November 18, 2018  /  Microsoft Office 365 Training, User Adoption, Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

After successfully completing Microsoft Office 365 migration, you thought the hard part was over. Yet now employees are still submitting projects in the old format, or using outdated email to exchange information instead of the collaboration channels you painstakingly set up in Microsoft Teams. What went wrong? It could be that you skimped on employee training to properly use Office 365. If you notice any of these three warning signs in your office, odds are your team needs additional training:

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Top Five Benefits of Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint and OneDrive

Posted by Jon Hood  /  November 8, 2018  /  Office 365, OneDrive   —   No Comments ↓

Combining the forces of Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business can give your company a powerful communication and information exchange system. You can easily share and store files, comply with security requirements, and give your enterprise the tools it needs for enhanced business processes. Migrating to Office 365 with SharePoint and OneDrive can yield several important benefits, including the following top five.

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An End-User Introduction to Microsoft Teams

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  November 1, 2018  /  Microsoft Office Teams, Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

Microsoft Teams is a great new tool that is available through your Office 365 subscription. Or, it’s free if you aren’t even an Office 365 customer. Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool that provides a hub for teamwork where you can work around your content. Microsoft Teams provides a means to communicate through chats and online meetings with your colleagues both inside and outside of your organization (if external access is turned on). While you can use it free, you’ll eventually want or need a subscription to Office 365 to schedule meetings and get a more robust collaborative experience.

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Analyze Data Much? You Might Want Microsoft Power BI Training

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  September 27, 2018  /  Courses, Office 365   —   3 Comments ↓

Are you a data analyst or even a power user of Excel who manipulates data for various reporting requirements? You can really bring your data to life with Power BI, and KnowledgeWave is excited to extend an option for Microsoft Power BI training.

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What Are Office 365 Groups?

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  June 26, 2018  /  Office 365   —   No Comments ↓

Office 365 presents businesses and their employees with new modern ways to work. One great example is Office 365 Groups, often referred to as Modern Groups.

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

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  April 17, 2018  /  Office 365, MSP   —   2 Comments ↓

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

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3 Real Life Tips for Your Office 365 Deployment

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  November 30, 2017  /  Office 365, Software Rollout   —   No Comments ↓

Many of the clients I work with are making the move to Office 365 from Office 2010, or a mixed environment of various Office versions. In either scenario they are making a leap to a new version of Microsoft Office providing their users with more flexibility, the opportunity to work more efficiently while increasing user productivity.

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Create Surveys, Quizzes, and Polls Using Microsoft Forms

Posted by David Thibault  /  July 11, 2017  /  Office 365, Team Leaders, End Users   —   5 Comments ↓

Microsoft Forms is a simple, lightweight app designed to help you easily create surveys, quizzes, and polls. In a business environment, the tool can be used to collect customer feedback, develop strategies, and educate staff.

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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  /  MSP, IT Pros, Office 365   —   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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Office 365 Tips Worth Sharing: Email a Link, Not an Attachment

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  April 20, 2017  /  Team Leaders, Office 365   —   1 Comments ↓

Your team is up and running with Office 365 and its cloud storage solutions: OneDrive for Business and SharePoint. (Congrats - take a bow!)

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Tags: Team Leaders, Office 365