Why Use Microsoft Teams for Remote Work

Right now, many individuals and companies are grappling with transitioning to remote work and are looking for guidance on successfully navigating this new way of working and collaborating. There are many questions around staying connected, continuing effective and efficient collaboration, sharing information and documents, and keeping this information/content secure. Another important factor to consider, especially given the suddenness of many organization’s transitions to remote work due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, is ease of adoption. Microsoft Teams has you covered.

What is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is a communication and collaboration platform that allows users to virtually chat, use and share files, hold meetings and much more all from the same window. Teams is a part of Office 365, so if your organization is licensed for Office 365, you already have it. If you don’t have it, Microsoft is currently offering a 6 month free trial of their Office 365 E1 license.

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Top 5 Work from Home Tips

When my mother asked me the age-old question: “If everyone else jumped off a bridge would you?” of course my answer was yes!  So, I will be throwing my pebble into the ocean regarding working from home.  I’ve been working from home for over a decade and below are the top 5 things I believe enable a solid experience for you and your team along with a few resources for further learning😉. Continue reading “Top 5 Work from Home Tips”

WHAT’S NEW IN OFFICE 365 (MARCH 2020)

This month we are going to be delving into a great addition to SharePoint Online’s sharing options, Teams cross channel posting and the looming death of Skype for Business Online.  We also get into some speculation regarding Classic SharePoint and the Power Platform release plan becoming available for download.  Also, it’s worth noting that if you happen to find yourself in Chicago, IL on 4/15 & 4/16 you may want to check out Microsoft Ignite the Tour! Continue reading “WHAT’S NEW IN OFFICE 365 (MARCH 2020)”

What’s New in Office 365 (February 2020)

This month we are highlighting some new features in SharePoint and Teams, a new option for receiving Service Health Notification emails, and reminding you of the changes that went live in January for Power Platform Self-Service. Lastly, there is the news of Microsoft forcing users to use Bing Search by default even in Chrome. As always, there are a lot of things happening in Office 365, so be sure to check out the Tech Community Blogs and the Microsoft 365 Roadmap for more of what’s new.

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What’s New in Office 365 (January 2020)

It’s a new year, a new decade (depending on your point of view), and we have some new Office 365 features to tell you about. Most of these features aren’t beginning rollout until mid-January, but that will be here before you know it. As always, there is some great content being shared on the Tech Community blogs, so check them out when you get a chance. The updates we are covering in this post are from the Office 365 Message center.

 Microsoft Search Change to suggested Q&A 

Action required by Jan 10, 2020 

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WHAT’S NEW IN OFFICE 365 (DECEMBER 2019)

Ignite has come and gone but all that really means is we have more features getting rolled out in than usual😉.  There are plenty of noteworthy posts regarding Ignite announcements and sessions on the Tech Community blogs that are worth checking out however most of the content for this month’s post is coming directly from the Office 365 Message center.  I guess that is a benefit of the “post-conference rollout” of features.  Continue reading “WHAT’S NEW IN OFFICE 365 (DECEMBER 2019)”

Musings on OneDrive News from Microsoft Ignite 2019

The day 1 blog post from Microsoft Ignite 2019 for OneDrive titled Celebrating top OneDrive moments at Ignite 2019 was posted yesterday. While there are likely going to be thousands of posts coming from the content presented at Ignite, I have decided to throw my pebble into the ocean as it were. I have some general concerns on some of the features/enhancements coming our way soon. Continue reading “Musings on OneDrive News from Microsoft Ignite 2019”