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Deploying Microsoft Teams with Office 365 ProPlus

Welcome to 2020! I hope everyone is feeling rested and recharged so you can start off 2020 on the right foot! This year Microsoft Teams will continue to expand its reach across all different organizations from small to large in an effort to help increase your productivity. Microsoft is making this even easier to adopt […]

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Join Us for a Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams Migration Webinar

Last year Microsoft announced plans to retire Skype for Business Online in July 2021. While that may sound far away, now is the time to start planning your Microsoft Teams migration. Whether you have 250 users or 250,000, the requirements and steps to ensure a successful Teams migration are the same.  Our upcoming webinar, Skype […]

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Ideas to Promote Microsoft Teams User Adoption

In my last blog post, I highlighted key considerations for Microsoft Teams governance. In this post, I will recommend some strategies for promoting user adoption in Teams. Create a team for end-user support and community Any IT-focused Microsoft Teams rollout strategy can be problematic. Business unit buy-in is fundamental to the success of the platform from an […]

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Don’t Overthink Your Microsoft Teams Governance Strategy

In my last blog post, I highlighted some tips and tricks to save time and promote collaboration in Microsoft Teams. In this post, I will discuss key considerations for Teams governance. Don’t Overthink Governance Remember, when a user creates a Microsoft Team, an Office 365 Group is also created. This Office 365 Group, by default, creates an […]

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Increase Productivity in Microsoft Teams with These Tips and Tricks

In my last blog post, I discussed common working styles with Teams and why it is important to understand which category your colleagues fall into. In this post, I will point out some tips and tricks to save time and promote collaboration in Microsoft Teams. Use Microsoft Teams features to minimize distractions Determining one’s signal-to-noise ratio is […]

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Increase Microsoft Teams Benefits, Part 2: Channels

Spend less time communicating, but be better informed by utilizing all the features available on Microsoft Teams. We started by planning a strong foundation for our communication in Part 1. Now we are working within those channels to gain four key Teams benefits. Why make these changes? Before we get into what, let’s remember the […]

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The Importance of Threat Modeling

In the video linked below, I am joined by two cybersecurity experts from Ford Motor Company.  We discuss the value that threat modeling can bring to DevSecOps by moving things left (forward/sooner).  During the discussion, I mention drawing a picture of the process under review; this is explained in more detail in my post about […]

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Moving forward with O365 and Facilitating a Change

Previously, I highlighted three steps a company must take to unlock the business value of Microsoft Office 365 (O365). In the final blog of this series, I explain how to get started with O365 and implement true change. Organizations must continue to transform to keep up with, or exceed, customer, business, and employee expectations. As […]

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Knowing Your Company’s Working Styles can Help with Teams Adoption

In my last blog post, I highlighted a few key points to consider for your Teams implementation. In this post, I will discuss common working styles with Teams and why it is important to understand which category your colleagues fall into. Understand your company’s working styles Not all users will interact with Microsoft Teams in the […]

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Microsoft Teams is now available on Linux!

For the majority of you Windows users out there (myself included) this may be an update you could care less about. However, for our Linux folks out there this maybe some of the most exciting news you’ll see this year! Microsoft has recently announced the availability of Microsoft Teams for Linux users. This public preview […]

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HDX Optimization for Microsoft Teams

It’s the holiday season and Citrix has left a nice little gift under the tree! The HDX Optimization for Microsoft Teams is now released for general availability meaning your organization can start using it today! In this article, we’ll give a quick overview of what this new thin client brings to the table as well […]

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Create a Solid Foundation for Your Microsoft Teams Implementation

In my last blog post, I introduced our guide, The Essential Guide to Microsoft Teams End-User Engagement. In this post, I will highlight a few key points to consider for your Teams implementation. Office 365 Groups Providing a positive user experience is a vital building block for engagement. A negative experience in Microsoft Teams can have […]

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6 Steps to Unlocking the Business Value of O365 – The Next 3

In my last blog, I highlighted the first three steps a company must take to unlock the business value of Microsoft Office 365 (O365). In this blog, I highlight the next three steps to unlock the value of O365. Establish a Measurement Plan As the adage goes, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage […]

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Increase Microsoft Teams Benefits, Part 1: The Set Up

Microsoft is going all-in on Teams, and it’s time your company reaps the benefits! So much is being left on the table, and more potential is waiting to be released. This blog series lays out the secrets to upgrade your team’s usage of MSFT Teams. Taking these steps will transform the tool from “just another chat avenue” to the […]

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A Smarter Azure Migration: The Cloud Economic Assessment

According to Gartner, the average enterprise will overspend by 70% in the first 18 months of cloud deployment. Organizations have come to accept the public cloud as an inevitable destination for computing resources, applications, and data. Cloud offers an incredible range of services, resiliency, cost optimization, and reduced operational overhead. However, there is work to […]

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6 Steps to Unlocking the Business Value of O365 – The First 3

Previously, I analyzed the key to unlocking the business value of Microsoft Office 365 (O365). In this blog, I highlight the first three steps a company must take to unlock the business value of O365. Match Business Needs/Priorities to O365 Solutions First, it is important to determine where the business value of O365 lies, which […]

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing Best Practice: Personalization is Key

My last post focused on knowing your audience and the importance of tailoring marketing messages to them. In this post I will focus on best practices for utilizing Dynamics 365 Marketing to leverage personalize SMS campaigns, promote relevant events, and optimize campaigns in real time. Unlock the Power of Personalized SMS For as advanced as […]

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How Cloud Improves Processes to Bring ROI

The following is the ninth blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. In our previous blog, we highlighted the potential cloud offers as it pertains to making savings and generating revenue. In this blog, we’re going to examine a real-life example of this through […]

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Spreading Holiday Cheer with Operation Christmas Child

Holiday season is upon us! My Atlanta-based Perficient colleagues recently participated in Operation Christmas Child. Our team packed and wrapped gifts to send to children around the world affected by war, poverty, and disaster. This season, as with every season, we have lots to be grateful for, and we should keep those who are in […]

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MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams Study Guide

One thing many IT pros have been asking for since the release of Microsoft Teams was a certification to go along with it. There are some great resources from Edx out there that can help you gain more knowledge around all things Microsoft Teams (specifically “Enabling Teamwork with Microsoft Teams” and “Microsoft Services Adoption Specialist”) […]

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