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Perficient Named in Gartner Market Guide for Migration Services

Research firm Gartner recently issued its Market Guide for Implementation and Migration Services — Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint and Skype Services. This guide is intended to help organizations select vendors to assist with complex migrations to Office 365 while decreasing risk. According to Gartner’s research, 86% of respondents said that they already have moved or […]

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Security in the Cloud with Office 365

Making the move to the cloud can be intimidating. There are many things to consider: What are the best practices? Who are the most knowledgeable vendors? Which is the best solution? But one consideration that should be at the forefront of all cloud migration decisions is security. Many organizations can be hesitant to make the […]

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Identity Management in Office 365

Identity and authentication management is the most crucial component of any migration to Office 365. Office 365 uses the cloud-based user authentication service Azure Active Directory to manage users and offers three identity models: cloud-only, synchronized, and federated. It is important to carefully consider which identity model to use, as well as the cost and […]

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[Guide] Building Your Modern Intranet

The digital workplace is undergoing a transformation, but company intranets are often left behind. Many organizations struggle to provide an engaging intranet experience, and many traditional intranet projects fail to meet organizational objectives. According to Gartner, “Since the emergence of the intranet in the mid-1990s, organizations have seen wave after wave of intranet failure, renewal, […]

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Office 365 Secure Score – Proactively Manage Risk

I get asked quite a bit about security services within Office 365. Typically, administrators are aware of the Admin Center and the Security & Compliance Center, but there are security configuration options in the Exchange, SharePoint, and OneDrive for Business Admin Centers as well. There isn’t one “place” to set up a comprehensive security implementation. […]

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Office 365 Updates – What’s New?

On Microsoft’s Office 365 blog, you can find a compilation of all the new Office 365 features released in March: Real-time co-authoring is now available in Excel! This is big news for those who have been waiting…and waiting…for this collaboration functionality. Currently only available to Office Insiders, this update allows multiple users to edit and […]

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Microsoft Teams: Now Available Worldwide

Microsoft announced that their new chat-based tool, Microsoft Teams, launched today to Office 365 users in 181 markets and 19 languages. Microsoft Teams is available directly in Office 365, and according to the Microsoft press release, more than 50,000 organizations are already using it, including ConocoPhillips, Deloitte, and Expedia. In a blog post today, Kirk […]

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Skype Online – How to Run a Network Assessment

In my last blog post, I discussed why a network assessment is needed when moving to Skype for Business Online. This time I’m going to walk through a quick example using the network assessment tool provided by Microsoft and see if my home network meets the requirements (just an example, this tool is meant for […]

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Skype Online – Why You Need a Network Assessment

Shifting workloads to the cloud places a bigger emphasis on having a high-quality network to the Internet, and Skype for Business Online is no exception. Skype for Business Online utilizes multiple real-time media types, such as audio, video, and application sharing. The quality and user experience of these modalities will be impacted not only by […]

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Creating Custom Reports in Skype’s Call Quality Dashboard

In the January release of Skype Operations Framework (SOF) materials, Microsoft gave us a set of Call Quality Dashboard (CQD) templates that cover various aspects of audio quality as well as client versions and devices. They also released a series of videos showing how to navigate CQD, build reports, and investigate quality issues. Because audio is […]

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