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The Mac Moment for Office 365

Microsoft has released the Skype for Business client for your Mac! One of the huge holes in the lineup has been plugged. For Mac users, you now have functions much like the PC users on your team.  Here is a list of functionality you can enjoy. One-click join    See your schedule for today and tomorrow, preview meeting details, and join right from the Meetings tab. Meeting actions    Easily mute, add participants, IM your colleagues, and share and view the desktop. Contacts    Finding and adding contacts has never been easier. Call, chat, and share your desktop in a snap. Groups    Add or…Read the Rest of Article

How Do I Keep Up with the Changes and Updates to Office 365?

With the volume and frequency of changes, it can be challenging to keep up with everything. Here are a few ways you can stay on top of the changes: Check out Microsoft’s Office 365 Roadmap. You can filter by updates that have been launched, are rolling out, are in development. Visit the Office 365 Update blogs. If you are an Office 365 Administrator, review the Message Center for important maintenance communications and information about the rollout of new and updated features. Let your voice be heard! How you can have input into the features and functionality of Office 365? Submit…Read the Rest of Article

Office 365 Insider: January 2017

What’s new in O365?  The short answer is a LOT! 2016 was a busy one for the Microsoft Office 365 development teams, which means more functionality and features for Office 365 customers. There was a broad range of updates, from updating/improving functionality to brand new mobile apps and features. You can review the full list of updated and new features on Microsoft’s published roadmap for Office 365, but here are a few highlights and key updates: SharePoint apps for both Android and iOS devices While SharePoint has been around since 2001, mobile apps officially made SharePoint mobile-friendly in 2016 Download…Read the Rest of Article

Extending the Value of Office 365 with SharePoint

Sentier Strategic Resources Do you need to know why your customer buys, what drives satisfaction, what will impact their buying decision in the future? That is what Sentier Strategic Resources does for their customers, an enviable group of industry leaders in technology and consumer services in a variety of industries. Sentier is a custom research agency, helping their clients understand the behavior, perceptions, and expectations of their market. Based in Austin, the Sentier team serves customers throughout the US. Challenge Sentier wanted a better way to manage opportunities in their customer base and acquire new customers. The company had used…Read the Rest of Article

Our Most Popular Blog Posts

These ten posts absolutely crushed it in providing the most valuable content to our readership.   Not surprisingly, our most popular blog posts have centered around Office 365, including plan comparison, successful deployment, and value-add features.  For both first-time readers and long-time followers, here’s a round-up of these posts to help you get ahead of the game. 1.  Office365 Plan Comparison:  E1 vs. E3 vs. E5 If you’ve been looking into Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise Plans for your business, you’re well aware there are a few options to choose from!   With each successive level of E1, E3, and E5, you get…Read the Rest of Article

Office 365: The New Admin Center Navigation Reference Guide

This is the first blog in a series titled “Empowering the Office 365 Administrator.” This series will seek to bring helpful tools and tips to IT Administrators and Power Users who have been entrusted with managing Office 365 services for their organizations. The series will also highlight common problems and how to prevent and resolve them, and quick and easy ways to get the most out of Office 365. To start our series, we decided to look at one of the biggest and most recent changes for Office 365 administrators – the Admin Center.   When Microsoft announced several months…Read the Rest of Article

Hung Up on OneDrive Security? Why Your End Users Should Use It

It’s common for us to speak to an IT team that’s hung up on OneDrive usage and it’s security features. IT teams tend to steer clear of speaking too much about OneDrive to their end users after an Office 365 migration, because instead of working on things based on group permissions as one would in SharePoint, an IT staff member would technically have to log in as the end user to have access to a user’s data. This makes it rather difficult for an IT team to feel in any way in control of OneDrive and the way their end…Read the Rest of Article

Windows 10 and the Cloud | How Windows 10 Accelerates Cloud Dreams

Business needs continue to evolve, and Windows continues to evolve with those needs. Microsoft is constantly looking to add new Windows features capabilities, and in some cases entirely new scenarios, for managing Windows. As a result, Windows 10 and the Cloud have a comprehensive set of management choices, so regardless what your specific scenario is, the solution will adapt to your needs. Some of these business changes we’re speaking of that have made remote IT management difficult without Windows 10 in place include the shift towards a mobile workplace, bring and/or choose your own device scenarios, the cloud, and more….Read the Rest of Article

What is Hybrid | A Hybrid Email Migration Simply Explained

We’ve worked in the cloud since it made it’s appearance in the IT world, so ‘what is hybrid in the first place’ is a question we’ve had to answer many times. To answer at face value of the ‘what is hybrid’ questions, the term hybrid in IT usually refers to an integrated cloud service using both private and public clouds to perform distinct functions within the same organization. However, because this is a very open ended question and answer, we’ve decided to first speak on hybrid from an email perspective. Below, we go beyond your ‘what is hybrid’ question and discuss your email…Read the Rest of Article

How an Office 365 Migration for Hospitality Can Help Your Business

Your hospitality business operates year around, so it’s important that your communications are fully functioning year around as well, especially since your business’ success is based on customer service communications and performance. So, your IT team is most likely always on the hunt for technology solutions that guarantee uptime and enhance employee productivity. We’ve worked with many hospitality organizations including hotels, hotel management, and property management firms, so we know the ins and outs of the industry in regards to communications technology and why so many of these organization decide on an Office 365 migration. Below are just a few reasons…Read the Rest of Article

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