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Aaron Seals

Start Planning for Governance in Teams: Top 5 Factors to Consider

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Microsoft has officially announced that Skype is going away in July 2021, so migrating to Teams will be a top priority! With that in mind – Teams Governance is your first step to properly planning your Teams Migration.
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If you haven’t heard – Microsoft is officially retiring Skype for Business Online on July 31st, 2021…and that date will be here before you know it! With this service moving away, that means Microsoft Teams will become Microsoft’s primary communication platform. From now on until 07.31.21, Microsoft is focusing on adding new features only to Teams. If your organization has been putting off the migration to Teams, now is the time to get serious.

The first step for a successful migration is to make sure your business has a migration strategy. Taking the time to plan for this transition to Teams will be a huge factor in the success of your migration. Microsoft Teams is a transformational tool, so it will be important to spend some time thinking about how you should configure various security, compliance, and governance settings across the platform.

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Ronnie Patton

Meet Cortana – Your New Calendar Assistant

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Tired of spending too much time trying to coordinate group meeting times? Microsoft has developed Cortana into your very own AI assistant to fix that!
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We’ve all been there. Countless emails, slow responses, and not knowing other’s calendars when it comes time to schedule a meeting. The amount of time it takes just to find a time to meet feels a little ridiculous sometimes. Surely there must be a better way, right?

Microsoft recently released a new application to solve this very problem. This project is called “Calendar.help” and is assisted by Cortana – Microsoft’s AI digital assistant, whose mission is to help you get things done. To now schedule a meeting with either a group or individual, simply CC: Cortana in an email and ask her in the email to set up a meeting! Cortana will automatically respond to those you invite and take care of all the back and forth emails by accessing anyone’s shared calendar or responding to emails of those who haven’t shared their calendar with Cortana. Not only will this save time and make meeting times more efficient, but it will also allow your organization to be overall more productive.

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Tony Maddin

Leveraging Your Microsoft Investments

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Presentation and Panelist Discussion on Tips for Getting True Adoption by End Users
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We would bet that Microsoft makes up one of the largest spends of your IT budget – but are you making the most of it? Microsoft Teams, collaboration, adoption and change management are all hot topics right now. Why? Because they are all revolutionizing the way companies work, communicate and drive productivity. Office 365 solutions, like Teams, enable your employees to achieve business outcomes – cost savings, time savings, simplifying and automating processes. However, these outcomes can only be achieved if end-users adopt and want to use the new technology…and use it as intended. People often resist change and those resistors can prevent success, but most often people resist technology when they don’t know how or when to use it. So, what are the best ways to drive successful adoption in your organization?

Check out the video below documenting an event with Interlink and one of our clients, G&J Pepsi, as we dive into Teams, Office 365 and Adoption – sharing tips on how to make the most of your Microsoft Investments.

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Mike Wilson

Don’t Just Buy a Solution - Fully Adopt Your New Technologies

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We understand that adopting new technology involves change, and change can be daunting – what’s the best way to seamlessly adopt new technologies throughout your organization?
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IT projects are notorious for their high failure rate. It’s estimated that up to 70% of change initiative projects fail to deliver their desired results – but why? The main aspect of these failures is due to poor change management planning and little to no end-user adoption – most organizations put new practices and technology before their people.

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Mike Foltz

Using Office 365 to Make Projects Come to Life

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Use these Office 365 tools to quickly and effectively turn ideas into reality by creating and managing your projects from start to finish.

Office 365 can facilitate complete and total collaboration. Projects are completed quickly, easily and correctly when they are organized, properly managed and when the team is all on the same page. Office 365 has tools and applications that can help your team stay on track and work on projects from start to finish – starting with OneDrive to Teams, Planner, SharePoint and lastly, Forms. Don’t use these tools yet? Here’s why you should.

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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.