Add-ins for Outlook that Transform the Email Experience

By |2022-05-02T02:46:35-04:00April 6th, 2022|Email Management Tips, Microsoft 365|

Outlook offers a rich selection of features to help individuals and teams communicate and collaborate more efficiently. And Microsoft extends those benefits by partnering with other leading companies to enable users to tailor email to fit their work style. Make your email work for you with some of these powerful add-ins for Outlook. Several of the following add-ins are available at no cost. Others offer a free version, as well as the option to purchase a paid plan with additional features. Take the free version for a spin first. Collaborate with Ease Outlook already operates seamlessly with OneDrive for document

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Read Email Faster with Outlook Reading Pane and Other Productivity Tips

By |2022-03-14T09:59:06-04:00March 9th, 2022|Email Management Tips, Microsoft 365|

Far more than just an email program, Microsoft Outlook delivers essential tools to help users make the most out of their time at work. By adjusting options for the Outlook reading pane, folder pane, and to-do bar, users read email faster and see at a glance upcoming appointments, frequent contacts and key tasks. Typically, when users open Outlook, they see the folders pane on the far left, followed by the message preview area, and reading pane if displayed. The optional to-do bar shows on the far right. Because everyone works differently, Outlook includes several options to customize that dashboard. For

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Microsoft 365 for Law Firms Improves Client Relationships and Powers Office Productivity

By |2022-03-14T10:06:25-04:00February 23rd, 2022|Microsoft 365|

For decades, Microsoft Office products have dominated the business community. For instance, millions of organizations globally depend on Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for day-to-day productivity. However, many attorneys might be surprised to realize the extent of the benefits offered by Microsoft 365 for law firms. These benefits extend far beyond simple word processing. For instance, SharePoint and OneDrive deliver flexible options for document storage and management. Attorneys can access and collaborate on documents from anywhere, at any time. And as a subscription-based service, Microsoft 365 scales easily, so it fits any size firm. Explore the following additional ways Microsoft

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Choose the Right Time for GroupWise to Microsoft 365 Migration

By |2022-02-21T13:55:05-05:00February 16th, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

While GroupWise users have loved the messaging and collaboration platform since the 1980s, most organizations understand that moving to a more integrated environment is inevitable. Modern collaboration solutions offer more agile solutions built specifically for today’s hybrid work environment. Understanding the factors involved will help organizations determine the right time for a GroupWise to Microsoft 365 migration. GroupWise eDiscovery Limitations In an increasingly litigious environment, organizations must demonstrate the ability to respond quickly to eDiscovery requests. However, the GroupWise structure, which hasn’t changed much since the 1980’s, presents significant challenges to eDiscovery. Organizations must decide between accepting fines for non-compliance

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Microsoft 365 Price Changes in March 2022

By |2022-03-17T15:15:22-04:00January 28th, 2022|Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration, Trending|

Update- March 1, 2022 Microsoft has raised its prices on many M365 platforms. This price increases took effect in March, 2022. There are now two pathways to join M365 from a licensing perspective. The first is a 12-month licensing agreement and there are no additional surcharges The second takes into account your ability to be able to add or delete licenses at your discretion, and not be tied to an annual agreement. Microsoft will charge a 20% premium for this flexibility. As a decision maker, you will need to decide whether your company will benefit more from locking in a

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Tabbed Task Panes in Microsoft 365 Reduce Clutter, Free up Screen Real Estate

By |2022-02-06T09:12:34-05:00January 26th, 2022|Microsoft 365|

Microsoft 365 apps deliver powerful features for creating complex presentations, documents, and spreadsheets. Tools such as the Editor, Design Ideas and Help, for instance, open task panes that appear side-by-side in the app window. In the past, multiple task panes displayed at once caused screen clutter, making it difficult to focus on the project at hand. Now, however, with the introduction of tabbed panes, Microsoft has streamlined pane management, decluttering the screen. With this and other customization options, users gain control over their workspace, placing the focus back on the content. Task Panes vs. Dialog Boxes Microsoft uses task panes

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7 Best Practices for a Successful Microsoft Teams Migration

By |2022-01-07T01:49:25-05:00December 29th, 2021|Microsoft 365|

Migrating Microsoft Teams to a new Microsoft 365 tenant can present some challenges. But it also provides the opportunity to do some cleaning and organizing. To ensure a successful Microsoft Teams migration, commit to some careful planning. These migration best practices will help. Start with Spring Cleaning Take time to look closely at the current Teams environment. Create an audit list of all the teams, as well as the permissions and policies in place. Some of that information, even some teams themselves, may no longer serve a purpose. Identify teams and channels that have become redundant or unnecessary and delete

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Office Mobile: Voice Notes with Real-time Transcription Enhance Work Productivity

By |2022-01-13T12:10:05-05:00December 21st, 2021|Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration, Technology|

The concept of an office and office hours has changed dramatically in recent years, with many organizations embracing remote work. Many workers carry their offices in their pockets. They dictate memos on the subway, record inspiration in the taxi and conduct interviews on the sidewalk. Microsoft has just made that process easier with Office Mobile Voice Notes. Released in an Office Insider build earlier this year, Voice Notes goes beyond simply recording a voice memo. With the new Voice Notes, users gain real-time transcription, synced text highlighting for reviewing notes and the ability to share voice notes. Additionally, for Microsoft

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Microsoft Editor in Outlook Promotes More Inclusive and Professional Email

By |2021-12-23T03:33:49-05:00December 15th, 2021|Email Management Tips, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

For years, Microsoft users have depended on Word’s built-in spelling and grammar checker. Many of those users may be not aware that Microsoft has updated and expanded its editing features, bringing them to Outlook. With Microsoft Editor in Outlook, users can both proof and refine their writing to be more inclusive and professional in more than 20 languages. AI-powered Intelligent Writing Support With Microsoft Editor, users benefit from a versatile writing assistant powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The familiar red and blue underlines still alert users to spelling and grammar corrections. But now, Editor also offers stylistic suggestions to help

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Work Faster with Email Dictation in Outlook

By |2022-01-28T09:09:39-05:00December 8th, 2021|Email Management Tips, Microsoft 365, Technology|

Outlook has included dictation capabilities for some time, and users love that it makes emailing faster and more natural. This past summer, Microsoft announced new voice commands that take email dictation in Outlook to the next level. Check out these new commands, along with a review of some favorite Outlook dictation features you may have yet to discover. Accessing Email Dictation in Outlook Features First, a quick review of the basics. To access the dictation features, create a new email or reply to an existing email. Then click the Dictate button (with the microphone icon) on the Message tab. Start

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