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

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

SharePoint Online – When Timing on the Recurring Events is Incorrect

Have you ever noticed that sometimes calendar events display the wrong time piece for the start or end date of recurring events? It often has to do with Daylight Savings!  However, not all events have this issue – read on to learn more. Scenario: Recurring events will display the time an hour off when they [...]

By |2018-05-02T12:01:50-05:00May 2nd, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on SharePoint Online – When Timing on the Recurring Events is Incorrect

Unifying Communication with Microsoft Teams

Unified Communication is an extremely important aspect to any organization, but unfortunately can also be an overused buzzword. While the term is used in many different contexts, generally, Unified Communication refers to breaking down communication barriers between people and devices, sometimes through software with a single user interface across multiple devices. You might receive an [...]

By |2018-04-11T12:37:47-05:00April 13th, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on Unifying Communication with Microsoft Teams