GroupWise to Microsoft 365 Migration Basics

By |2022-12-07T17:12:01-05:00December 7th, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

For organizations using legacy systems like GroupWise, Microsoft 365 offers clear benefits, from improved eDiscovery to scalability and easy remote access. However, migrating from GroupWise presents unique challenges. Understanding and following GroupWise to Microsoft 365 Migration basics will help smooth the way to a successful migration. GroupWise Presents Critical Limitations While GroupWise has powered corporate email systems for decades, an infrastructure designed for 1980s workloads struggles to handle modern demands. In particular, GroupWise personal archives present potentially costly issues. In the first place, end users manage their own archives. That means that very little maintenance occurs. And when users continue

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6 Tips to Get Started with Compliance in Microsoft 365

By |2022-11-01T10:43:19-04:00October 10th, 2022|Data Compliance, Microsoft 365|

Microsoft provides a host of tools for managing risks, governing sensitive data, and maintaining regulatory compliance. When properly set up, the Microsoft Purview compliance portal provides powerful insights and solutions. The tips in this article will help your organization get the most out of and get started with compliance in Microsoft 365. 1. Know Your Starting Point To outline a roadmap for achieving compliance, you first need to determine the current state of compliance in the organization. Conducting a proactive compliance audit can provide a starting point by highlighting risks and identifying areas for improvement. Additionally, the Microsoft Purview Compliance

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Optimizing Governance, Risk and Compliance in Microsoft 365

By |2022-11-08T10:32:59-05:00September 28th, 2022|Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management, Microsoft 365|

Compliance has become a hot topic in recent years, as regulations govern many aspects of the workplace. To remain competitive, organizations must improve their compliance posture, and Microsoft offers robust tools to support that process. Forward-thinking companies make it a priority to optimize the capabilities around governance, risk and compliance in Microsoft 365. Compliance and Security Compliance refers to the laws and industry regulations a company must follow. Regulations such as HIPAA and PCI DSS define the types of data companies must protect. They also mandate processes such as data retention and disclosure of certain security events. Data security, on

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5 Microsoft 365 New Features Drive Productivity and Engagement

By |2022-09-28T11:51:17-04:00September 20th, 2022|Microsoft 365|

While office workers enjoyed a well-deserved vacation this summer, Microsoft rolled out a few new features in Microsoft 365. From seamless software updates to strategic goal setting, Microsoft 365 new features and others you may have missed aim to improve the way we work and collaborate. 1. Seamless App Update Process Many workers maintain a love/hate relationship with Microsoft 365 updates. On the one hand, we love the chance to always use the latest version of the software and have quick access to new features. On the other hand, frequent messages about device updates interrupt work. And previously, a locked

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Increase Data Visibility with Microsoft 365 Data Governance Tools

By |2022-10-11T10:33:36-04:00September 7th, 2022|Data Compliance, eDiscovery, Microsoft 365|

Organizations depend on data to drive business strategy. However, to make informed decisions, data users need the ability to find and access the right information. Additionally, administrators require detailed understanding of sensitive data throughout the organization. Improved data visibility with Microsoft 365 Purview automates the process of classifying and discovering data. By combining the features of Azure Purview and Microsoft 365 Compliance, the new Microsoft Purview provides powerful tools for information governance. No matter where your data lives, Purview delivers the tools to find and protect that data, achieve compliance and capitalize on valuable data assets. Classify Data for Sensitivity

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Organize Your Business with Microsoft Visio

By |2022-11-08T10:33:11-05:00August 31st, 2022|Microsoft 365, Technology|

What is Microsoft Visio? Part of the Microsoft Office family, Visio enables users to create professional looking diagrams and charts. Launched in 1992 and acquired by Microsoft in 2000, Microsoft Visio now comes with all commercial versions of Microsoft 365. Other subscription and purchase options apply to both web app and desktop versions of the product. Visio pros and first-time users alike tap Visio to create flowcharts, organization charts, floor plans, network diagrams, UML diagrams, and mind maps. Business users find it essential for process mapping and visual collaboration. Some versions of Visio also incorporate data visualization connections to Excel

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Information Governance Strategies for Businesses of All Sizes

By |2022-10-11T10:34:18-04:00August 24th, 2022|Information Governance and Management, Microsoft 365|

Regardless of size or industry, businesses no longer have the luxury of ignoring information governance. Increasingly complex data privacy regulations and an unrelenting barrage of cyber-attacks necessitate proactive information governance strategies. Additionally, such strategies help businesses realize data value and improve their competitive edge. Universal Information Governance Basics Information governance includes several key components, regardless of organization size. These include: Categorization and storage of data – The foundation of any information governance strategy involves identifying where data lives and tagging that data into appropriate categories. This helps to ensure data quality and allows users to find needed information quickly. This

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Microsoft 365 Information Governance Evolves with Unified Compliance and Data Governance Solution

By |2022-09-28T12:08:09-04:00August 17th, 2022|Cyber-Security, Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management, Microsoft 365|

This April, “to meet the challenges of today’s decentralized, data-rich workplace” Microsoft brought its existing collection of Microsoft 365 information governance and compliance solutions together under a new umbrella. The new Microsoft Purview brand combines the capabilities of the Microsoft 365 Compliance portfolio and the former Azure Purview. Purview delivers a comprehensive set of solutions that help organizations govern, protect, and manage all their data wherever it resides. It’s a great step forward for Microsoft in providing a unified data governance and risk management solution for Microsoft 365. The new Microsoft Purview: Provides visibility into data assets across locations, devices, and apps Enables easy

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Why Data Compliance Monitoring is Essential to Manage Risk

By |2022-08-22T10:33:28-04:00August 2nd, 2022|Data Compliance, Microsoft 365, Technology|

Highly regulated industries such as healthcare and finance need to know where sensitive data resides and how it is used and shared. However, that data can live almost anywhere in the organization. Automated data compliance monitoring gives companies the visibility and control that they need to both ensure compliance and improve security. Unstructured Data Poses Significant Risk Much of an organization’s most dangerous digital property hides in unstructured data. This includes data sprinkled in formats such as emails, instant messages, PDF files, and videos. Experts estimate that unstructured data currently makes up about 80 percent of enterprise data. That massive

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Discover How PowerPoint Accessibility Features Engage a Broader Audience

By |2022-08-11T05:58:05-04:00July 27th, 2022|Microsoft 365|

Including a PowerPoint presentation when delivering content engages the audience on multiple levels, increasing understanding and participation. However, audience members with visual or hearing impairments or people who speak other languages may miss critical elements. PowerPoint accessibility features help to ensure everyone can access the content. For instance, consider the scenario in which a team member shares a presentation that uses complex infographics to depict critical information. A visually impaired colleague using a screen reader may miss key points of the presentation. Keep in mind these accessibility best practices when preparing presentations, whether presenting live or sharing presentations for on

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