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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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On the Sidelines About Microsoft Teams? Decide Today To Be All In!

Are you “All In” with Microsoft Teams? This phrase has become a common question we ask ourselves and others in today’s business vernacular. Years ago, the phrase “All In” was only used by people playing poker when they would bet all their chips on a single hand of cards. Today, the phrase is used to […]

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Office 365 Tenant Migration and Active Directory Considerations

When migrating Office 365 tenancies for acquisitions, mergers, or divestitures; there needs to be a good amount of consideration given to the back-end identity infrastructure supporting each Office 365 tenant. Active Directory Directory Services (AD DS) is generally the identity store that connects Enterprise to Office 365 Azure Active Directory. There can be various ways […]

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HyperIntelligence at the Disney Data & Analytics Conference

The Disney Data & Analytics Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is being held in Orlando, Florida August 20-21, 2019.  This conference introduces attendees to the tools and training needed to integrate advanced decision-making techniques into business processes that center on the experience of customers, clients, and guests. One such tool that you’ll find at […]

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Perficient Team Invades Las Vegas for Microsoft Inspire 2019

Microsoft’s annual Inspire partner conference takes place this week in sunny (and super-hot) Las Vegas. Inspire offers partners an opportunity to hear about the latest Microsoft innovations, explore new ecosystem alliances and further develop existing partnerships. Most importantly, Inspire enables our team to discover new and innovative ways to help our clients transform their business […]

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Provision a SharePoint library with SPFx extensions

Overview This series will show you how to create a SharePoint library while provisioning SharePoint Framework extensions. The step by step screenshots is provided in each section. Introduction The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is a page and web part model that provides full support for client-side SharePoint development, easy integration with SharePoint data, and support for […]

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How to Create an Approval Flow using Microsoft Flow

This solution will show you how to create an approval flow using Microsoft Flow. Below is the structure of the flow: Add the “SharePoint – When an item is created” trigger. Add the “Send an email notification” action to remind the user that the submission is successful. Add the “Initialize variable” action. This action is […]

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Analytics: Why Power BI Makes a Better Choice than Excel

All the systems in various domains deal with plenty of data every day. Analysis of this data is essential to perform better and obtain the desired results. This is when Data Science and Analytics come into play. Data Analytics is the interpretation of raw data and its representation in meaningful forms such as graphs and […]

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Enterprise Analytics with Perficient, MicroStrategy & Microsoft

MicroStrategy 2019 officially kicked off this week with some major announcements. Several of these offer new and exciting opportunities for enterprises to leverage business intelligence and analytics in truly transformative ways. Kicking things off on Tuesday, Perficient was proud to be named MicroStrategy’s 2019 North America Partner of the Year. The award recognizes our team’s […]

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Power BI: Power up your Analytics and Empower your Teams

Power Up your Analytics with Power BI  Power BI is a hosted BI solution on the Microsoft cloud. Its biggest appeal is the ecosystem it comes with.  Microsoft across its  various releases has created a very intuitive product on a robust platform. Its a one stop shop for all analytics needs. Identifying use cases for […]

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MicroStrategy Announces Release of HyperIntelligence Analytics

In a whirlwind of activity that included an executive networking lunch and live webcast, Q&A chat hosted by CMO Marge Breya and a ceremonial ringing of the Nasdaq opening bell, MicroStrategy officially unveiled MicroStrategy 2019 on Monday. Touted as the industry’s first and only enterprise platform for HyperIntelligence, transformational mobility and federated analytics, MicroStrategy 2019 promises […]

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Creating a Personal Intranet User Experience

A common intranet requirement is the ability to personalize the user’s experience by targeting relevant content to them. This is an area where out of the box SharePoint functionality is limited. That process is now much easier with the release of Rise 2.5, which allows you to manage how content is tagged with core metadata […]

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Rise 2.5 Enables Advanced Personalization for Your Intranet

Perficient is pleased to announce the availability of Rise 2.5 for SharePoint. Rise Intranet is an advanced platform for delivering modern intranet and portal experiences for Office 365, SharePoint Online, and SharePoint On Premises. Rise 2.5 is packed with new features, many of which our customers have requested. New Features The latest Rise 2.5 release […]

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Send a Flow Approval to a SharePoint Group’s Members

Out of the box Microsoft Flow does not currently support getting the members of a SharePoint group. This makes it difficult to utilize existing groups that outdated SharePoint Designer Workflows would use. This leaves two options for a flow creator, A) create a custom list to track approvers, or B) set static emails in the […]

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4 Personality Types for your Modern Intranet

In today’s diverse working environment, organizations face a challenge of providing systems that cater to a diverse audience. We’ve previously discussed this trend in our series of blog posts, “Anatomy of a Modern Intranet”. By 2020, there will be five generations active in the workplace. All with different work styles and comfort with technology solutions. […]

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New date for discontinuation of support for SBC in Exchange UM

Well, Microsoft likes to keep us on our toes. You may remember my blog post from back in February when I stated that Microsoft announced the end of support for Exchange Online Unified Messaging for 3rd party PBX connections via SBC (Session Border Controller) would be “discontinued July of 2018“. Well… Microsoft has changed that date […]

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Skype For Business 2015 Services Frustration

I recently ran into a problem with a Skype for Business 2015 on-premises deployment where certain services randomly failed to start. After successfully deploying and testing the services it was time to patch the OS and reboot. This is where things became interesting. As you can see from the screen grab below there were specific […]

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April Updates – Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has recently come out with some exciting new features and functionality which makes this hub for teamwork an even more robust tool. In this article I’ll go over some of those updates that have rolled out or are in the process of rolling out over the last few weeks. April Updates for Users […]

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Skype for Business Online Advanced Network Assessment

Perficient partners with Integrated Research to deliver their UC Assessor and Path Insight detailed network and environmental analysis. UC Assessor is a cloud-based tool that is designed to work with not only Skype for Business, but many different vendors such as AudioCodes, Avaya, and Cisco. So, why conduct an advanced network assessment? Here are a […]

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New Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center Released

Well you’ve been patiently waiting and Microsoft has finally answered your prayers. The new Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Admin Center is now in the process of being rolled out across all tenants. If you notice that your tenant still only shows Skype for Business Admin center, no need to worry. Microsoft is rolling […]

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