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[Guide] 6 Steps to Unlocking the Business Value of Office 365

There may not be sufficient empirical research or metrics to demonstrate how using Microsoft Office 365 (O365) contributes directly to business value in a measurable way. However, there are cases in which evidence suggests that purposeful, focused adoption and usage of O365 can contribute significant business value. A comprehensive review of how O365 impacts business […]

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How Can Microsoft Dynamics Marketing Help Boost Email Campaign ROI?

In my last blog post, I introduced our new guide, Improve Consumer Engagement with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing. In this post, I will focus on some enhancements Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing provides to email marketing campaigns. Master the Email Basics How often do you receive an email with inconsistent spacing, fonts, and other formatting issues? […]

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Using Azure Bastion as a Host for VMs

Microsoft Azure, one of the leading cloud providers, recently launched the preview of a new platform-as-a-service offering called “Azure Bastion”. This service gives a platform for the management and deployment of VMs, meaning you don’t have to keep up a foundation to do this. The word “bastion” itself means an adjustment for defense or safe place. Azure Bastion is a […]

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The Teams Team is Listening…Your Requests Were Demoed at MSIgnite

You may not have realized it, but the Teams team at Microsoft has been working furiously to deliver some of the most highly requested features. Some upcoming features were announced at MSIgnite, and these are game changers.  Microsoft Teams Chat Pop Outs Now you can chat with multiple different people while you are still working […]

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Misleading Assumptions with the Business Value of Office 365

In my last blog, I explored where Microsoft Office 365 (O365) provides value. In the final blog of this series, I debunk misleading assumptions associated with the business value of O365. There may also be some potentially misleading assumptions about O365: O365 is ”just a tool” The decision to migrate to O365 is typically driven […]

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Microsoft Teams: Current Landscape for Teams Tenant Migration

Many organizations are starting or quickly ramping up their Microsoft Teams adoption.   After adoption has begun, merger, acquisition, or even regulatory requirements can create a need for Microsoft Teams Tenant consolidation or divestiture.  While the situation is changing quickly the current state of migration scenarios and tools for Teams migration between Tenants presents a number of […]

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Microsoft Ignite Recap: Teams Edition

Microsoft Ignite came and went in a flash! If you were like me and tried to catch all of the Teams sessions, you’d agree when I say that it was like drinking from a fire hose! Since it was nearly impossible to see all of the sessions for Teams at Ignite, I thought I’d round […]

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How Your SharePoint Admin or Dev Role Changed Overnight at MSIgnite

You may not have been watching when with one simple event Microsoft pulled the rug from under you.  Your role as a SharePoint Admin or Dev will never be the same.    For Admins First, there was the move from file shares to SharePoint. Then from Windows SharePoint Services to SharePoint Server and with it a […]

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Where is the Business Value of Office 365?

My last blog deciphers how Microsoft Office 365 (O365) promises business value. This blog explores where O365 provides value. Microsoft Office 365 was made available in June 2011 and has maintained its goal of being a catalyst for changing how people work in an increasingly digital economy. For example, Microsoft’s current CEO, Satya Nadella, certainly […]

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[Guide] The Essential Guide to Microsoft Teams End-User Engagement

Microsoft Teams is changing workplace collaboration by bringing together chat, meetings, apps, bots, personal storage, and calls into one interface. With so many features available, it’s possible to take on too much, too quickly. Having a Microsoft Teams implementation strategy is crucial to avoiding common pitfalls, and to ensure successful adoption and end-user engagement. Whether […]

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Host an ARO Workshop to Showcase Cloud-first Development

Azure Red Hat OpenShift (ARO) provides enterprises with a number of benefits, including the ability to simplify processes, focus on development, harness the power of DevOps, and reduce time to market. With ARO, you are able to iterate faster, deliver features quicker, and reach your market at a faster pace. ARO is a fully managed […]

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[GUIDE] Improve Consumer Engagement with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing

Improving consumer engagement is top goal for most enterprises today. Yet, it is not an easy task. From juggling the demands of traditional consumer outreach and marketing to exploring ways to educate consumers about your organization, the landscape can be rugged with no clear path to success. Further complicating matters, consumers today expect you to […]

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How Cloud Improves Disaster Recovery

The following is the seventh blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. In our last blog in this series, we examined how security improves with cloud. In this blog, we will look at how cloud enhances disaster recovery (DR) practices and provides a better […]

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The Promise of Business Value with Office 365

Previously, I discussed how user adoption impacts the business value of Microsoft Office 365 (O365). In this blog I decipher how O365 promises business value. The decision to use O365 is made for a number of reasons. According to Gartner research, approximately 70% of survey respondents indicated “licensing or costs” and “shifting workloads to the […]

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Upgrading to Microsoft Teams: IT Admin Edition (Part 2)

Welcome back to the second blog in our upgrading to Microsoft Teams: IT Admin Edition series. If you are just joining us for the first time, I encourage you to check out the first blog in this series as it covers some important concepts for you IT admins out there! This time we’ll be discussing […]

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[Guide] How User Adoption Impacts the Business Value of O365

The digital dexterity of the workforce will be a significant driver of competitive advantage (or disadvantage, in the case of digital deficiency) for the foreseeable future. So, helping employees productively use new cloud office workloads can be a key element of a digital dexterity plan. Microsoft applications have become such a fixture in our daily […]

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Types of Apps in Microsoft Teams

If you have been using Teams on a regular basis you may have noticed the importance and value that apps can provide. However, in certain circumstances you may not want all app types available to everyone in your organization. For that reason, we’ll be discussing the different app types and the value they can provide. […]

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Running Docker in Windows For a Lightweight Solution

“Operating system” (or OS) is a phrase that everyone in IT knows. The first thing that clicks in most of our minds when we think of an OS is Windows, but many OSes available in the market give you a similar experience to Windows. Most developers, coders, or system administrators use services like Hypervisors or […]

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