Careful Microsoft 365 Migration Planning Delivers Recipe for Success

By |2022-05-23T12:25:06-04:00May 11th, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

Whether merging two organizations or moving from on-premises to the cloud, migrating to Microsoft 365 can prove challenging. But detailed Microsoft 365 migration planning can make all the difference. Taking the time to identify the scope of the project and involve key stakeholders up front will save time and headaches in the end. Successful Microsoft 365 Migration Planning Begins with the Right Questions Asking the right questions from the beginning will help ensure a migration process that runs smoothly. This includes questions like the following: What data needs to be migrated – Migration presents the perfect opportunity to destroy redundant,

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Navigating Long Word Documents Made Easy

By |2022-05-23T12:25:12-04:00May 4th, 2022|Microsoft 365|

Microsoft Word has powered communication for decades. And while Word handles lengthy documents well, users do not always take advantage of the built-in tools available to them. Features such as tables of contents, the navigation pane, bookmarks and hyperlinks make navigating long Word documents simple. Styles Take the Pain Out of Navigating Long Word Documents Savvy Word users use styles to apply font and paragraph formatting to headings. This not only gives documents a consistent look and feel, but it also plays a key role in navigation. Styles make it easy to automatically create tables of contents. They also allow

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Our Best Microsoft 365 Tips to Save Time, Money, and Headaches in 2022

By |2022-05-11T08:20:37-04:00April 12th, 2022|Email Management Tips, Microsoft 365|

The productivity and security experts at Microsoft know from experience the need to work smarter, faster, and more securely. They continually build productivity and security features into their products while improving existing options. Keeping up can be a challenge. Hence, we’ve assembled our best Microsoft 365 tips to save time, money, and headaches in 2022. In addition to productivity tips, we’ve included pointers relating to Microsoft 365 mailboxes and related tools. And having heard horror stories about failed cloud migrations, we must also recommend careful preparation for Microsoft 365 migrations. Finally, knowing they are essential for business success, we can’t

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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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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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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 Loop Smooths Collaboration in the Hybrid Workplace

By |2021-12-06T05:49:21-05:00November 24th, 2021|Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration, Technology|

At its annual Ignite conference on November 2, Microsoft announced a new productivity app called Microsoft Loop. With Loop, users create and collaborate on independent blocks of content. By breaking free of the traditional boundaries between applications, this new tool facilitates fluid collaboration in the hybrid workplace. For example, a user can create a table for brainstorming project ideas, sharing the table with various team members through Teams chat or email. Multiple users can edit the table simultaneously, and changes sync automatically, regardless of where users view and edit the table. Productivity Benefits Power Teamwork Because Loop components live independent

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Proactive Microsoft 365 Governance Balances Productivity and Control

By |2022-02-17T15:08:01-05:00November 3rd, 2021|Information Governance and Management, Microsoft 365|

For thousands of organizations globally, Microsoft 365 has become almost indispensable, powering collaboration and supporting workloads in the cloud. The constantly improving technology drives productivity and opens opportunities. At the same time, increasingly complex tools require proactive Microsoft 365 governance to achieve optimal results. For instance, Microsoft Teams offers rich features to enhance communication and power remote work. However, navigating the management of regular and private channels, as well as policies for file retention and sharing, requires careful planning. Successful organizations take the time to understand the challenges and tools and create strategies to support business needs. Balancing Productivity with

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Microsoft 365 Groups Tips to Boost Collaboration with Shared Services

By |2021-10-25T05:38:50-04:00October 6th, 2021|Office 365 and Migration|

The Groups feature in Microsoft 365 streamlines collaboration, facilitating teamwork across the company. Understanding some basic concepts will allow organizations get the most out of this powerful solution. Start with these essential Microsoft 365 Groups tips. Advantages of Microsoft Groups First, a quick Microsoft 365 Groups primer. You will not find Groups on a list of Microsoft 365 apps, and it does not replace Microsoft Teams. Instead, think of Groups as a membership service built on Azure Active Directory (AAD). In fact, anyone who has created a SharePoint site collection or a new group in Outlook has created a Microsoft

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