Cloud by the Slice: Chef-Inspired Solutions Delivered

On July 19th, 2019 we invited our customers to join us for lunch at Giordano's in Oak Brook, IL. At our Cloud by the Slice event, we had the opportunity to speak to you about Azure, cloud migration, and how Peters can help you manage it all! This recap will capture the highlights from Peters' [...]

By |2019-07-26T10:53:09-05:00July 23rd, 2019|Managed Services|Comments Off on Cloud by the Slice: Chef-Inspired Solutions Delivered

Moving to Microsoft Teams

For many organizations just getting started with Office 365, there is typically some excitement about rolling out Skype for Business in order to enable better collaboration between individuals. Unfortunately, many are disappointed to learn that Skype for Business is not available to them any longer. Back in late 2018, Microsoft tapered access for Skype for [...]

By |2019-05-06T09:44:46-05:00April 18th, 2019|Collaboration|Comments Off on Moving to Microsoft Teams

Beware the Auto-Save!

It saves all your edits and you may not know it!  It changes your original behind the scenes!  Run away, run away! Just Kidding! Content auto-save is a feature that automatically saves real time edits to Microsoft documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).   Auto-save was introduced with Office Online, and impacts files stored in Office 365 [...]

By |2018-11-29T15:54:54-05:00November 22nd, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on Beware the Auto-Save!

Office 365: Modern Workplace Preview (1:58)

In the final installment of our Modern Workplace webinar series we explore Office 365. Office 365 includes many helpful applications, but Word, Excel, Outlook, and OneDrive only scratch the surface of the potential value of Office 365. Discover how you can deploy, support, manage and use Microsoft’s Office platform to help empower your employees and [...]

By |2018-12-27T10:52:06-05:00November 15th, 2018|Collaboration, Office 365|Comments Off on Office 365: Modern Workplace Preview (1:58)

Migration to Office 365 from SharePoint On-Premises

SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server have been around for many years.  Many companies have leveraged SharePoint’s collaborative features, creating both internal and external sites that can vary in size from small to large configurations.  However, unless you have a team of SharePoint admins/developers, a company can be stuck trying to fill the void if the [...]

By |2018-09-26T15:02:53-05:00August 10th, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on Migration to Office 365 from SharePoint On-Premises

3 Takeaways from Microsoft Inspire 2018

Microsoft held its annual product showcase for its partners from June 15-19, in Las Vegas. Inspire 2018 presented the overall strategic direction of Microsoft and how partners can best serve their clients with Microsoft products over the next year. I wanted to highlight 3 areas where Microsoft and their CEO made news. 1.  AI, IoT, and [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:11:29-05:00July 27th, 2018|Advisory Services|Comments Off on 3 Takeaways from Microsoft Inspire 2018

The State of “Modern” Pages in SharePoint Online

Modern pages represent Microsoft’s updates to make SharePoint Online more responsive and browser-compatible.   As part of a staged reworking of SharePoint Online, Modern pages are still a limited set of functionality in existing SharePoint deployments.   In this blog, we will look at where Modern pages stand as of this writing. One important item of note [...]

By |2018-07-26T14:44:41-05:00July 13th, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on The State of “Modern” Pages in SharePoint Online

5 Migration Approaches for SharePoint Online

Migration from SharePoint on-premises to SharePoint Online is typically conducted using a migration tool.   This is because Office 365 (O365) SharePoint Online does not support the “Database Attach” approach used in on-premises upgrades or migrations. There are a number of 3rd-party migration tools available.   Popular ones include: Metalogix Essentials for O365 (, which provides a [...]

By |2018-07-26T15:37:16-05:00July 6th, 2018|Collaboration|2 Comments

Innovating Collaboration

Allowing your employees to communicate more effectively can directly boost productivity. Being on the cutting edge of collaboration is vital to truly leveraging your employees’ time and effort. Microsoft recently conducted a survey of 14,000 people about their perspectives surrounding collaboration during work and school. The survey covered generational and gender gaps, as well as [...]

By |2018-05-21T10:33:23-05:00May 18th, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on Innovating Collaboration