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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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