Microsoft 365 saves you time and effort with transcription and voice commands in Word

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Harness the power of your voice Now more than ever, we’re all very busy—juggling family, work, friends, and whatever else life throws our way. New enhancements in Office leverage the Azure Cognitive Services AI platform so you can harness the…


Microsoft Partner Of The Year: How Three Solution Providers Landed The Big Awards

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CRN speaks with Microsoft partners who took home the top awards in Power BI, Teams calling and meetings, and Azure-based IoT. With Microsoft’s channel partners numbering in the hundreds of…


Digital transformation: 4 sticking points to avoid

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COVID-19 has made digital transformation more essential than ever. Jump-start your strategy by proactively addressing these common causes of stalls. The goal of digital transformation is to evolve a brand’s customer experience…


5 Core Benefits of Microsoft Azure for Business

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The Cloud computing platform is the future of business and is transforming the business’s use of technology. There are some big players in the tech industry, but Microsoft (MS) Azure…

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Why Digital Transformation Always Needs To Start With Customers First

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Customers’ expectations, preferences, changing patterns in how and why they purchase need to be the core of any digital transformation effort. With it, digital transformation projects flourish and take on…


Microsoft OneDrive: New features allow business users to stay on top of sharing and sync status

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Microsoft’s cloud-based file hosting/synchronisation service adds new options for managing the content that matters to you. When someone shares a file with you through OneDrive, they might mail you a…


The Three Faces Of Digital Transformation

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Digital transformation is back at the top of every agenda, all the more so because it appears that companies that have embraced transformation are those most likely to thrive in today’s disrupted…


Microsoft 365 Apps to Drop Support for Internet Explorer 11

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Microsoft has announced a roadmap to stop support for Internet Explorer 11 in its Microsoft 365 apps, starting with Microsoft Teams. The move will modernize the Teams web app and…


Digital transformation: 2 habits of the strongest cultures

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There’s a popular meme circulating on social media right now that asks: Who is driving your digital transformation as a business? The multiple choice style options include the CEO, the CFO, and…


What You Need to Know About Microsoft SharePoint?

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As a management and collaboration system, SharePoint Portal allows its users to be halfway around the globe while still being able to access company documents and communicate across businesses easily….


Four Tips For Pursuing Digital Transformation In Manufacturing

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Digital technology has changed and will continue to alter the landscape of business, engineering and manufacturing. But the shifting needs for designing, producing and servicing products are complicating efforts to improve…


Digital Transformation Benefits Beyond Cost Reduction

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This is an intriguing time for digital transformation. For the past few years, many companies held back in the extent of digital transformation they were willing to undertake because the…


Digital transformation strategy: 10 questions to ask about yours now

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Whether you’re putting together your digital transformation strategy from scratch or revisiting the plan in light of disruption, try to start from a point of curiosity. The most effective digital transformation strategies begin not with a…


Microsoft Lists Apps Coming Soon to Microsoft 365 Subscribers

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Microsoft announced last week that its Lists applications are starting to arrive as early as this month for “Microsoft 365 business customers worldwide.”


How Digital Transformation And Innovation Have Been Accelerated Due To Covid-19

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Digital transformation has been an essential ingredient in ensuring business survival over the past few months. Digital transformation was always a hot topic prior to 2020; however, Covid-19 made it…


Introducing Microsoft Dataflex, a new low-code data platform for Microsoft Teams

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The COVID-19 crisis has rapidly changed the way we live and work, and many organizations have shifted to remote work or are implementing a hybrid remote work approach as they…


Digital transformation ROI: 7 ways to improve

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IT leaders can take actions to boost the long-term value that their organizations derive from digital transformation project dollars. Consider these tips.

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Microsoft Highlights Security and Compliance Milestones for OneDrive and SharePoint

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Microsoft outlined some recent security and compliance enhancements that are either already available or will be coming to Microsoft 365 tenancies using OneDrive and SharePoint by year’s end.

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Digital transformation: 5 ways to speed up

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Even as businesses around the globe continue to reel from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many forward-thinking IT leaders are using the disruption as an opportunity to advance their digital…


Microsoft Ending Workflows for SharePoint 2010 Online Next Month

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Microsoft on Monday gave notice that it will be ending support this year for the “workflows” component of SharePoint 2010 Online, as well as deprecating that component for SharePoint 2013 Online.

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Digital transformation: 11 habits of successful teams

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Say no to innovation theater. Quantify what success looks like. Encourage widespread agility. Consider these practices of teams beating digital transformation challenges.


Introducing new OneDrive features to share and collaborate across work and life

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If there are two words that define the way we’ve used technology this year, they might just be “remote everything.” Our jobs. Our meetings. Our kids’ schools. Our social gatherings….


Digital transformation: How to create hyper-productive teams

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By now, most of us have seen how digital transformation can help organizations cut costs and boost productivity – often with astounding results. But, as some organizations have learned the hard way, simply implementing innovative technology…

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Digital transformation: 7 signs your strategic plan needs an upgrade

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COVID-19 has forced many organizations to implement and accelerate their digital transformation plans. But having a strategic plan isn’t the same thing as having a good strategic plan.


The Day Digital Transformation Became Mandatory

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For many businesses, “digital transformation” has been somewhere on a long list of priorities for quite some time. It was important but somehow got easily buried under the urgency of…


Growing Azure’s capacity to help customers, Microsoft during the COVID-19 pandemic

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When Washington state started seeing the first wave of patients fall ill to COVID-19, public health officials and hospitals didn’t have a centralized way to share all the information they…


When Digital Transformation Is The Only Way

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Manufacturers have long relied on advanced digital technologies that enable remote monitoring and assistance to protect workers in 4D — dull, dirty, dangerous and distant — environments. While no one…


Digital transformation: 3 signs you need to pivot

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How do you know when your digital transformation strategy needs a shift to address market changes or new priorities? Consider these three examples.


4 Digital Transformation Initiatives to Consider Now

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Can Today’s Challenges Be a Catalyst for Positive Change? The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our world, affecting our day-to-day lives in ways we never could have…


Microsoft Azure, 5G and hybrid cloud: What you need to know

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5G technologies are key to providing the low-latency last mile that Microsoft’s ‘intelligent edge’ needs.


Microsoft Expands Azure IoT Central To Edge Devices Including Azure Sphere

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At Build 2020, Microsoft announced the new capability of Azure IoT Central which makes it easy to connect edge computing devices running Azure IoT Edge software. Azure Sphere, a secure microcontroller from Microsoft is…

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Digital Transformation Comes Down to Talent in 4 Key Areas

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Over the years we’ve participated in, advised on, or studied hundreds of digital transformations. In doing so, we’ve gained a perspective on just how difficult true digital transformation really is…


Opus Solution attends Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon 2020

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Opus Solution will participate in Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon – a 36 hour event happening May 27-28 2020. Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon will have sessions going the whole time with…


Digital Transformation: A Solution for Enterprises Facing the COVID-19 Downturn

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Every quarter one of the most closely watched set of figures in the technology industry is spending on cloud computing. While cloud computing is a good indicator of what is…


Latest Power BI update focuses on ease of use

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With ease of use a key tenet in the drive to help organizations develop a data-driven culture, Microsoft unveiled a significant new Power BI update.


Enterprises Need to Have a Plan for SharePoint 2010 End-of-Life

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The end-of-life of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 doesn’t have to throw an entire organization into chaos. Companies that have already started planning for the phase-out are probably in a good place…


Digital Transformation And Digital Divide Post COVID-19

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Over the past two months, several countries across the world have experienced various forms of remote work and distance learning as governments were coming to grips with COVID-19. Quarantine, lockdown,…


Digital Transformation Is About Talent, Not Technology

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As The Economist recently noted, one of the most obvious consequences of the current Covid-19 pandemic will be “the infusion of data-enabled services into ever more aspects of life.” We expect digital…


Now Is the Time to Evaluate Digital Transformation Skills

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Chief information officers should leverage the current business slowdown imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic to assess the digital transformation skills of every individual on their IT staff.  Here’s how to…


Digital transformation: 6 keys to success now

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The road to digital transformation is far from smooth. From attracting and retaining talent in a tight labor market to warding off constant security risks, business leaders face daunting challenges when implementing digital…


Healthcare Digital Transformation — How COVID-19 Influenced the Healthcare Industry

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A lot has been made about the latest technology making our lives easier and automating redundant, mundane processes. However, what often gets lost in the mix is that at the…


What Is Microsoft 365?

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“Microsoft 365″ is the new name for Microsoft’s Office 365 subscription service. It includes everything Office 365 included—and more. Subscribe for access to Microsoft Office applications like Word, 1TB of storage…


Digital transformation: 4 ways to plan for the post-pandemic normal

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When the crisis eases, we will have entered a new digital normal. Your strategies need to reflect this shift: Consider these factors as you plan for the longer term.


Here are the different types of admin roles in Office 365/Microsoft 365 and what they mean for you

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If you’re just setting up your Office 365 or Microsoft 365 subscription, one of the steps towards completion will be to assign admin roles. Admin roles gives the people in…

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AI (Artificial Intelligence) Projects: Where To Start?

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is clearly a must-have when it comes to being competitive in today’s markets. But implementing this technology has been challenging, even for some of the world’s top companies. There…

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Digital Transformation For Good Shines As We Fight COVID-19

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One of the core principles of digital transformation is that it is meant to improve customer experience. But at the end of the day, humans are … wait for it…


Small Data Can Play a Big Role in AI

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More than three quarters of large companies today have a “data-hungry” AI initiative under way — projects involving neural networks or deep-learning systems trained on huge repositories of data. Yet, many of…


Is COVID-19 Forcing Your Digital Transformation? 12 Steps To Move Faster

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There has been an image floating around LinkedIn and Twitter asking people what inspired their digital transformation. Was it 1. CEO 2. CTO or 3. Covid-19? Already, 70% of companies had a…


Microsoft brings Teams to consumers and launches Microsoft 365 personal and family plans

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Microsoft  today announced a slew of new products, but at the core of the release is a major change to how the company is marketing its tools and services to consumers.


COVID-19 shows pressing need for quicker digital transformation

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Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung has urged digital companies to innovate and develop platforms for online services as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has sparked a pressing…


Is Artificial Intelligence Mature Enough to Combat COVID-19?

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Organizations at the federal, community, and commercial levels are leveraging artificial intelligence to control the spread of COVID-19, but is the technology ready?  Before the world was even conscious of…


How The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Fast-Tracking Digital Transformation In Companies

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If “necessity is the mother of invention,” coronavirus (COVID-19) forced many around the world to rethink our daily lives from work to school to entertainment. In response to travel bans,…


Are You Using Your Data, or Just Collecting It?

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One of the most important business lessons is also the simplest: success is often the result of making more good decisions than bad ones over time. The question is how…


Going Beyond Digital Transformation

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The trend of digitalization of the workplace is challenging businesses across the country to adapt quickly to meet the needs of their talent and customers. While a simple solution is…

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Digital Transformation: Why Now?

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It’s hard to avoid the phrase “digital transformation” in technology articles these days. The thing is we’ve been in the digital age for at least 40 years. Companies have been…


Office 365 Improvements Include Fluid Framework Preview Expansion, Visio Co-Authoring and SharePoint Perks

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This week, Microsoft announced a bunch of product enhancement milestones for users of Office 365 applications.

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Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) A Threat To Humans?

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Are artificial intelligence (AI) and superintelligent machines the best or worst thing that could ever happen to humankind? This has been a question in existence since the 1940s when computer…


Use Data to Revolutionize Project Planning

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The California bullet train between San Diego and San Francisco. Lockheed Martin’s Joint Strike Fighter program. Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport. Apple’s AirPower wireless charging pad. These are just a few examples…


Why Culture Change Is Essential for Digital Transformation

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Shortcomings in organizational culture are one of the main impediments to company success in the digital age, according to a recent McKinsey survey of global executives. The survey highlighted three digital-culture deficiencies:…


The Human And Machine Workforce Leading Digital Transformation

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When it comes to digital transformation, humans—believe it or not—play an integral role. In fact, companies that make strong use of the combined human/machine workforce have a far greater chance…

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Digital transformation: 3 ways to ease the fear factor

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Change means embracing the unknown and that can be scary. Here are three actionable ways to ease the pain – even for the digital transformation skeptics.


Office 365 Improvements Include Fluid Framework Preview Expansion, Visio Co-Authoring and SharePoint Perks

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This week, Microsoft announced a bunch of product enhancement milestones for users of Office 365 applications.


Digital transformation: 3 reality checks if you’re stalled

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Many organizations have stalled or abandoned their digital transformation initiatives. Ask yourself: Are any of these 3 sticking points to blame?


Five Digital Transformation Trends That Will Shape 2020

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For chief digital officers and technology decision-makers, it’s more than curiosity that makes us wonder what the future holds. It’s our job to look for patterns and trends. We want…


Tasken BPA is now available on Microsoft’s AppSource

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Tasken BPA – Office365 Business process automation approval, a product of Opus Solution for project management system with Microsoft Office365, is now available on Microsoft’s AppSource. For more information, please visit HERE.


10 Predictions For A New Decade: How 5G, Digital Transformation And Cloud Will Impact How We Work

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As we begin a new decade, it’s useful to spend a moment reflecting on how far we’ve come over the past decade and look ahead to see what’s on the…


Top Microsoft events scheduled in 2020

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Microsoft offers many educational opportunities for its products and services for IT professionals. Here are the Microsoft events highlights of 2020.


Digital Transformation Isn’t A Project, It’s A Way Of Operating

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Have you ever noticed that no matter much digital transformation you “do” for your company, you’re never finished? That’s because there’s no finish line in digital transformation. Every day, advancements…


Top Five Digital Transformation Predictions For 2020

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As we enter the new decade, what’s on the horizon for digital transformation in 2020?


To Succeed At Digital Transformation, Don’t Ignore The Transformation

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Digital transformation. It has become the core mission for … well, let’s face it, practically every company and industry on the planet. As a concept, it’s easy to understand: Use…


Microsoft Expands Office 365 Tool for Keeping End Users in the Dark

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Microsoft on Wednesday announced a couple of enhancements to an emerging Office 365 management capability that lets IT pros hide certain software features from end users or employees.


Digital transformation: 5 uncomfortable truths in 2020

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Have big digital transformation plans for the year ahead? These obstacles may already be slowing your progress. Here’s how to overcome them.


Microsoft Teams Arriving for Semiannual Channel Users of Office 365 ProPlus or Office 365 Business

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Microsoft offered a reminder on Friday that it’s planning to turn on Microsoft Teams for Office 365 ProPlus or Office 365 Business tenancies that follow the semiannual channel update model starting on…


8 digital transformation trends for 2020

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Having some digital transformation fatigue on your team? You’re not alone: Here’s what else to watch for in the year ahead, digital leaders.


Microsoft ‘SharePoint Spaces’ Will Launch in First Half of 2020, to Support Oculus Quest

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Microsoft announced its VR Maker Tool SharePoint Spaces during its annual SharePoint Virtual Summit held in May 2018. During the summit, the software giant had announced that it was planning…


Monitoring digital transformation progress with real-time data

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How organisations can use data to measure the performance of their digital transformation initiatives.

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5 Industries That Are Pushing the Boundaries of AI

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Artificial intelligence is forcing industries to evolve at an incredible rate. By helping companies save time and money, AI is already revolutionizing productivity and customer service around the world.


The top 5 trends for digital transformation in 2020

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When the history of digital transformation is written, 2019 is likely to go down as a landmark year where innovation was rife.


8 Ways By Which Microsoft SharePoint Can Help Your Business Thrive

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Since its first release in 2001, Microsoft SharePoint has been one of the best document management tools. Microsoft has made significant changes since then for businesses to leverage the advantages…


Digital Transformation Roadmap For Laggards

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According to the 2018 Digital Transformation Index, 16% of respondents consider themselves laggards when it comes to digital transformation. Change is a scary thing and digital transformation can seem overwhelming, but…


Microsoft Office 365 to Add Message Recall in Exchange Online

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Microsoft is planning to add the highly popular Message Recall feature among Outlook for Windows users to the Exchange Online hosted cloud email service for businesses.


Digital transformation dream teams: 8 people you need

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Successful digital transformation teams exhibit breadth across multiple disciplines – and depth in a few. But personalities matter, too. You need a blend of business, technology, and process expertise.


Microsoft 365 ‘Life’ is reportedly launching in spring 2020 with Office, password manager, and more

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Microsoft has been leading up to launching a consumer version of its Microsoft 365 subscription for months. The Verge originally revealed that the company was planning a “for life” version of its Teams…


Why evolving businesses need both IT and digital transformation directors

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Digital disruption is a big area to tackle, that can’t just be on the to-do list for an IT director to get to when they have time.


Kaizala is Coming to Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft, a leader in communication and collaboration solutions, announced its plans to bring the Kaizala mobile chat app to Microsoft Teams in April. The company has revealed that the first…


The Road To Digital Transformation: Who Are You And What Do You Have?

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Digital transformation requires a knowledge of your industry, clarity around your company goals, knowing what your customers really want and understanding what digital assets, if any, you have to work…


Microsoft Expands SharePoint Online Migration Tool Options

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Microsoft has continued to hone its various free tools to help organizations shift to SharePoint Online and Microsoft 365 cloud services.


Automating The Road To Digital Transformation

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Digital transformation can be an intimidating concept, as it often feels like a profound, all-encompassing task for senior leaders who don’t understand the intricacies it takes to implement.


Microsoft Highlights SharePoint Changes and Future Capabilities in Ignite Talk

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SharePoint news from Ignite last week consisted of lots of improvements, some driven by customer requests.


What is a digital transformation strategy?

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It’s easy to become enamored by new technology. The possibilities behind 5G cellular service to transform how we do business are tremendous. When companies are considering how AI technology could…


Microsoft Teams is getting Outlook integration, tasks support, and more

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Microsoft is unveiling a number of new features for its Teams client. The software maker has been building out Microsoft Teams to rival Slack in recent months, and it’s now…


5 Digital Transformation Tips That Will Make You More Money

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Do you feel that your business practices are outdated? Even if you don’t feel this way, are your employees telling you so? Your customers might also drop hints now and…


Microsoft Rolls Out New Policy for Office 365 Groups Automatic Renewals

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Microsoft on Monday announced new modified group expiration controls for Office 365, allowing groups to automatically renew if there’s been user activity.


Digital transformation: Who should lead? 8 questions to ask

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Should that outside hotshot lead your digital transformation work – or an insider who knows more about the culture and customers? Ask these questions to decide this contentious issue.


Microsoft Buys Mover To Aid Microsoft 365 Shifts

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Microsoft announced on Monday that it bought Mover to help organizations migrate data and shift to using Microsoft 365 services.

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Seven digital transformation trends for 2020

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MuleSoft has released the report ‘Top 7 Digital Transformation Trends Shaping 2020′ which outlines the most timely digital transformation trends for 2020 and explores their impact across industries.


Microsoft warns: Office 2010 support is ending so buy Office 365 ProPlus

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With Office 2010 support now reaching the final year of its 10-year lifecycle, Microsoft is ramping up its messaging for customers to migrate to its newer Office 365 ProPlus bundle.


What’s the difference between Office 365 and Microsoft 365?

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If you’re running a medium, small, large business, or responsible for an enterprise, you’ve likley been considering a Microsoft subscription to fulfill all your needs. While we’ve previously highlighted the best…


Microsoft introduces several new capabilities to Office 365 and Surface devices

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In addition to announcing several new devices at its Surface event, Oct. 2, 2019, Microsoft also shared its progress on several innovations including touch, digital pen and utilizing voice across…


Top 5 Digital Transformation Trends In Manufacturing For 2020

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One of the most fascinating things about digital transformation is that it moves instantly—and slowly—all at the same time. The trends we see on the horizon for Industry 4.0 in…