How should we use Office 365 applications?

Many clients and prospective clients ask me: What Office 365 (O365) applications should we use in our business?   That’s a hard question to answer, because every organization has its own business processes, culture, experience in existing Microsoft applications, and familiarity in using a cloud-based system. In my experience, an organization will have much better adoption [...]

By |2019-05-21T14:53:56-05:00May 21st, 2019|Office 365|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Switching between Classic and Modern experiences in SharePoint Online

SharePoint’s Classic user interface was introduced in 2002 and since then Microsoft has continued to build features on top of the original foundation.  In 2017, they started phasing in “modern” SharePoint pages leveraging more up-to-date web technologies.  Modern SharePoint is an entirely new user experience that exists in SharePoint Online fully redesigned to address prior [...]

By |2019-03-25T14:20:29-05:00March 26th, 2019|Collaboration|0 Comments

Keep An Eye On Your Business Security: Making IT Your Company’s 6th Man

On Wednesday, March 20th, Peters & Associates partnered with Cisco Meraki to share ways IT can be your company's 6th man. The idea of the "IT 6th Man" came from your typical 5-man starting line-up in basketball, with the 6th man being your supporting player - relied on for his skillset or to take the [...]

By |2019-03-25T16:24:05-05:00March 20th, 2019|Collaboration|Comments Off on Keep An Eye On Your Business Security: Making IT Your Company’s 6th Man

Office 365 – to backup or not backup?

As each day passes, more and more organizational data is making its way to Office 365 as a repository.  Whether you’re just beginning your journey to O365 or are already there, you inevitably have asked: “Do I need to backup my data in Office 365?” Our experience is that most organizations have chosen NOT to [...]

By |2019-02-28T14:33:52-05:00February 7th, 2019|Collaboration, Office 365|Comments Off on Office 365 – to backup or not backup?

Oh no, my Office 365 trial tenant was deprovisioned! What can I do?

I recently ran into a scenario where we assisted a client in setting up an O365 Trial Tenant while they worked out licensing with their volume reseller and several internal application compatibility issues.  We set up AD Connect, synced their user accounts, and waited for licenses to be associated from their Enterprise Agreement.  And waited.  [...]

By |2019-01-21T10:38:42-05:00January 22nd, 2019|Collaboration, Office 365|Comments Off on Oh no, my Office 365 trial tenant was deprovisioned! What can I do?

Power Apps: Adapt to Big Data Recap

PowerApps is one of the simplest, most useful tools available to Microsoft users. It allows you to customize Office 365 and Dynamics 365 with scalable apps that span productivity and business data. You can tailor SharePoint Online with PowerApps, use it with Microsoft Teams, and build applications on Dynamics 365. The possibilities are endless!  But [...]

By |2018-12-20T11:24:14-05:00December 20th, 2018|Collaboration, Office 365|Comments Off on Power Apps: Adapt to Big Data Recap

PowerApps: Adapt to Big Data (4:43)

PowerApps is one of the simplest, most useful tools available to Microsoft users. It allows you to customize Office 365 and Dynamics 365 with powerful apps that span productivity and business data. You can tailor SharePoint Online with PowerApps, use it with Microsoft Teams, and build applications on Dynamics 365. The possibilities are endless! Register [...]

By |2019-05-03T12:27:00-05:00December 19th, 2018|Collaboration, Office 365|Comments Off on PowerApps: Adapt to Big Data (4:43)

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!

Get Started with HR Portal Recap

SharePoint Online is a powerful platform for information sharing, collaboration, document management and business workflow. But where can you start to get the most out of SharePoint for your organization’s needs? Our HR Portal solution focuses on streamlining common business processes to alleviate pressure on your human resources department. Release the power of SharePoint Online [...]

By |2018-12-18T10:46:25-05:00November 21st, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on Get Started with HR Portal Recap