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Use Microsoft Flow to Match SharePoint File Names to Titles

If you are thinking about building out a modern intranet for your mobile workforce - it's a great time to take another look at SharePoint Online. Hear me out...I know that SharePoint has not been super well received in the past because it was clunky and not very user friendly.  The intent was good, but the implementation was really bad.

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How to Add Additional Time Zones and Holidays to Your Outlook Calendar

If you frequently work with people outside of your time zone or country, you know the scheduling hurdles of dealing with different time zones and holidays.

Buried in the Calendar settings in Outlook are a few ways to make this a little easier.

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Five Things to Include in your 2019 Technology Budget

Q4 means budgeting time for many companies. With the rapid pace of change in technology, it can be hard to figure out what to include in your budget—especially when you throw new regulations in the mix.

In addition to your standard technology budget items, there are a few things you need to make sure you include in your 2019 budget:

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Best Programs for Managing Projects in Office 365

Using a project management application can provide significant benefits to companies looking to streamline processes in their businesses. It can greatly reduce time spent on planning as well as increase team productivity.

If you’re using Office 365, you already have access to multiple apps and platforms to help with project management. Each tool has its own strengths—it’s just a matter of what you’re trying to do.

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What You Need to Consider Before Implementing BYOD

 More and more businesses are switching to a bring your own device (BYOD) policy for employee computers. In theory, it sounds like a win-win. The company saves money and employees can work on machines they’re already familiar with.

In practice, it’s rarely as easy as that. If you are considering implementing BYOD, there are a few things you need to consider first. BYOD is often harder to manage from an IT standpoint and usually leads to unexpected costs.

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Four Things You Didn’t Know You Could Insert Into an Outlook Email

If you’re like most professionals, email takes up a lot of your day (probably too much of your day), and there is a good chance you’re using Outlook to do it. Outlook actually has a lot of features that can make email a little less annoying. But a lot of people don’t use these features—mostly because they don’t know about them.

Some of the most convenient features that a lot of people don’t know about are in the “Insert” tab in the email compose window. There is a lot you can quickly insert into email when you’re writing them without having to switch windows or use an outside program.

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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Implementing New Technology

Wrackspurt Industries is instituting a new software for their employees to use to replace some existing systems. The leadership team at Wrackspurt is excited, since the new software promises to increase productivity and reduce friction between departments.

They’ve heard good things from other companies who use the software and the employees involved in the decision-making process said it would work well. Ernie, who championed the software, has done a trial and thought it has the potential to save the company a lot of money.

Fast forward some. The new software is in place—but not much has changed. Some people use the software a lot. Some people don’t use it at all. Some employees complain that the new software doesn’t do what they need it to do. There were some issues during rollout that meant some data was lost, and some people are still dealing with that. Ernie’s reputation has taken a hit for championing something isn’t going well—even though it’s worked great for other companies.

So, what happened? And how do you prevent it from happening in your business when you make a software or technology change?

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When You SHOULDN’T Move Your Business to the Cloud

 You’ve probably heard the benefits of moving your business to the Cloud by now: promises of improved productivity and the ability to work anywhere, without sacrificing your security. And these benefits are real for most companies!

But the Cloud isn’t the perfect fit for every company. If you fit any of these scenarios, moving everything to the Cloud isn’t going to provide these benefits—in fact, it could hurt you.

 

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When should I upgrade my business from Office 365 to Microsoft 365?

 

If you are already using Office 365, moving to Microsoft 365 is typically a logical jump as your company matures. Microsoft 365 includes parts or all of Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Windows 10 (exactly what you get varies by plan), managed in one portal.

The tricky part is knowing when to make the jump, especially if you want to move everyone in your company at once. There are a few times when it makes sense to move:

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5 Ways to Improve Your To-Do List

For a long time, I was a pen and paper to-do list person. But recently, I’ve been using the Microsoft To-Do app more and more. While a pen and paper to do list is great for a brain dump, using To-Do makes it easier to organize and automate my task list.

Here is how I have used Microsoft To-Do to keep track of my tasks and make it easier to figure out what to do next.

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