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Athena Barz

Opinion: Are SharePoint Spaces Worth Business Effort?

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SharePoint spaces can bring value to an organization.

In this blog, we analyze use cases of SharePoint Spaces and identify when we believe it’s worth the time and money and when it’s a headache best avoided.
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What are SharePoint Spaces?

Microsoft released new functionality for SharePoint Online to create pages (spaces) with web parts that can display content and images in “3D” or “Virtual Reality (VR)” format. 

This is a fascinating technology but thinking through how businesses would use this functionality is crucial. Does it make sense for non-technical “Power Users” to spend time learning to effectively create and display content in this method?   

SharePoint Spaces is essentially a new type of Modern Experience site page that displays content in web parts that support three-dimensional appearing formats. Microsoft recommends using Communication sites as the location for SharePoint Spaces. Here are a few possible use cases:

  • 3D content for customers, such as manufacturing processes, catalogs, etc. which are great for tradeshow/demo environments
  • Virtually showcase facilities or plants without having to travel
  • Advertise or recruit in an enhanced virtual environment

Getting the basic components in place is straightforward: 

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Mark Dreyer

Manage Microsoft Teams & Establish Security: Six Questions You Should Be Asking

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Managing Microsoft Teams enables your organization to optimize productive collaboration but requires thoughtful planning to do it well. Read on to consider what’s best for your organization!
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Overview of Teams

Microsoft Teams is a powerful platform that combines workplace chat, meetings, notes, and attachments. Teams integrates with your Office 365 subscription productivity suite and feature extensions that can integrate with non-Microsoft products as well. It provides a place for your team to collaborate on projects through unified communication, which increases business effectiveness.

Six Questions Your Organization Should Be Asking

Interlink has put together these six questions we believe all organizations should be asking themselves to ensure they are managing Teams well and have established appropriate security through governance and compliance.

  1. What data retention policies for Teams is best for your environment and industry?
  2. Who is allowed to create a Team? Should they all have those permissions?
  3. Should you archive or expire unused Teams?
  4. Do you know which of your Teams are public or private?
  5. Are you licensed correctly to fully utilize Data Loss Protection in Teams?
  6. Do you need to protect Teams from containing protected words or profanity in their names?
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Aaron Seals

Facing the New Remote Reality? Microsoft Teams Improves Your Collaboration Technology Infrastructure

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The year 2021 promises to be a new reality in many ways, not the least of which is the continuing transition to a remote workforce. Businesses and employees are coming to appreciate the benefits of a work-from-home environment and are unlikely to return to the traditional five-day-a-week-in-the-office work model.

Employees enjoy the flexibility of working from home and not having to face long commutes to and from the office. Remote working also saves an employee an average of $4,000 annually in commuting costs, coffee, and lunch expense, and maintaining a closet full of professional work attire according to one report.1

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Aaron Seals

Microsoft Teams Apps and Solutions Workshop | Improve Workforce Productivity Through Automation

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Creating an effective environment for collaboration and productivity is crucial to your organization’s success but building the infrastructure to support effective teamwork can be challenging. Microsoft Teams is one of the most powerful collaborative suite of tools available today. Teams brings together several tools and communication methods to provide an ideal hub for collaboration. But Teams can be even more effective when combined with other available applications and solutions.

Interlink and Microsoft are unlocking the full potential of Teams with their Energize Teams Apps and Solutions Workshop - an offering that tailors solutions specifically for your organization. Teams Apps and Solutions extend the benefits of Teams even further by automating your business processes and improving productivity through utilizing applications from the 700+ apps available for Teams, along with integrating with custom low-code solutions.

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Aaron Seals

Microsoft Teams Calling Workshop | Helping You Unleash the Power of Phone Communication

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To paraphrase Mark Twain, the death of the phone call in business has been greatly exaggerated. According to one recent survey, 66 percent of millennials are likely to contact a company by phone and 93 percent of respondents said inbound phone sales have a significant impact on their bottom line.[1]

It’s not just external communications that still rely on phone calls. Effective internal communications can result in lower absenteeism, less turnover, and higher productivity, according to a Gallup survey.[2]

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All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations or warranties regarding the information from our partners or other external sources.