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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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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing Best Practice: Know Your Audience

My last post focused on optimizing email campaigns with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing. In this post I will focus leveraging Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing to know your audience and communicate to them personally. Know Your Audience Today’s consumers expect a more personalized experience with your organization. 74% of marketers agree that targeted messages and personalization […]

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Join Perficient, Red Hat, and Microsoft for an ARO Workshop in Chicago

Azure Red Hat OpenShift (ARO) provides enterprises with a number of benefits, including the ability to iterate, deliver features, and reach your market faster than ever before. ARO is a fully managed Red Hat OpenShift service on Azure – jointly engineered, operated, and supported by Microsoft. Built upon a Kubernetes foundation and fully integrated into […]

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User Adoption is the Key to Unlocking the Business Value of O365

Previously, I discussed the business value of Microsoft Office 365 (O365). In this blog, I breakdown the key to unlocking the business value. Business value is, for the most part, untapped or “locked” because behavior change is typically left to chance. Furthermore, O365 ROI models typically have a three-year projection. However, by specifically focusing on […]

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Why Project Cortex Changes Everything and Why You Should Care

Microsoft announced Project Cortex at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando earlier this month.  While there were literally hundreds of announcements, the biggest announcement was Project Cortex. What is it? Project Cortex will create and update new topic pages and knowledge centers that are meant to act like wikis. Topic cards will be available to users in […]

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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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