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Digital transformation: 4 signs of a superstar

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A terrific digital transformation leader showed me his LinkedIn profile the other day.  It was super low-key – so low-key, in fact, that you’d never guess this guy has done some really…


Top 10 tips and tricks to know for Microsoft Office 365

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Microsoft 365 (Office 365) is a widely used cloud-based package with over a million companies worldwide using its production capabilities. By 2020, over 700,000 companies in the United States alone…


Data As A Key Enabler For Digital Transformation

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Digital transformation is a hard and long endeavor, especially for companies with legacy technology stacks, processes or cultures. However, it is no longer a discretionary initiative. Digitization is a secular…


Microsoft Expands Azure Space Efforts with Azure Orbital Ground Stations

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Microsoft has launched its first Azure Orbital “ground station as a service” units, the company announced this week, starting with its own datacenter in Quincy, Wash.


Five Barriers To Digital Transformation And How To Overcome Them

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In the early days of Covid-19, companies were preoccupied with enabling remote work, maintaining the digital infrastructure to support taxed supply chains and keeping business systems humming along. Yet, as…


Digitizing Isn’t the Same as Digital Transformation

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If your organization is busier than ever “digitizing,” you’re not alone. Digital efforts have been proliferating for years as companies strive to catch up with technological innovation. Covid-19 massively accelerated…


Microsoft 365 Admin Center Starting To Get Windows Release Health

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Microsoft announced on Thursday that it has started delivery of its Windows Release Health service component within the Microsoft 365 Admin Center portal.


Today’s Leaders Are In Deep Shift: The Digital Transformation Of Our Work-Life

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When we were all dispatched to work from home in March 2020, many leaders didn’t perceive that their organizations would be relying on them to sustain their level of productivity…


10 best features of Microsoft 365 for small businesses

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Formerly Office 365, Microsoft 365 is a comprehensive tool with multiple applications to aid your business. Office 365 for small businesses has been, and continues as Microsoft 365 to be,…


Digital Transformation Has Fundamentally Changed The Role Of Software

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As data flows between enterprise applications, cloud-connected or SaaS software, and IoT devices, business risk is also growing exponentially. The Verizon 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) revealed that 43% of…


Microsoft To Build New $200M Data Center As Azure Sales Soar

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Microsoft is continuing to pour billions into building and equipping new data centers across the U.S as demand for Microsoft Azure solutions and its cloud services soars. Microsoft has unveiled…


Digital Transformation For Public Sector Agencies Starts With Better Data Management And Strategies

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Digital transformation is more than just a buzzword. For many government agencies, it’s a long-overdue necessity that can be broken down into three main improvement areas: better data insights, better…


Public Sector Technology And Digital Transformation Predictions 2021

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2020 was a year of amazing challenge and opportunity for public organizations. The COVID-19 pandemic led to global shutdowns that made many government services more important than ever, while challenging…


What is Microsoft 365? Here’s what you need to know

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You’ve likely heard of Microsoft Office, which consists of workplace applications, including the widely used Microsoft Word program. What you may not realize is that Word and other Office programs —…


Digital transformation: 3 tips to prioritize goals and projects

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New potential projects likely cross your desk every day. Each project may promise a solid return on investment, but taking them on typically involves resolving other initiatives that haven’t been started, that have…


Clearing Three Hurdles to Digital Transformation

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Clearing Three Hurdles to Digital Transformation Being a midsize business has its benefits. Your business has more power to invest than lean startups do and more freedom to innovate than…


Data insights without limit, security without compromise

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The past year has confirmed that a digital-first strategy is not just a trend, but the new standard for business moving forward. What business calls “digital life” is just life…


Microsoft Uniting OneDrive and SharePoint Admin Portals Next Month

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A bunch of Microsoft 365 news bits were announced this week. Of interest to IT pros, Microsoft is converging its OneDrive and SharePoint Admin Center management portals, with a consolidated…


Resolution bolsters Vietnam’s digital transformation

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The world has quickly entered the digital era and Vietnam is now striving to catch up. To that end, the Party Central Committee issued Resolution No 52 on proactively joining…

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Digital transformation in the remote work era: 11 do’s and don’ts

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Leading digital transformation during a pandemic has not been optional. Tap into some upsides, such as receptivity to new ideas, while avoiding traps, such as sticking to old schedules or…


Azure cloud will pass Office to become Microsoft’s biggest business next year, says analyst

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Microsoft’s Azure cloud for hosting web sites and applications will replace the Office productivity software as the company’s largest source of revenue at some point in 2022, Piper Sandler analyst…


Over 3,000 enterprises seek support for digital transformation

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A seminar took place in Ho Chi Minh City on January 21 to discuss opportunities, challenges faced by small and medium-sized enterprises in digital transformation.


Common Data Service has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse

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Common Data Service, the sophisticated and secure backbone that powers Dynamics 365 and Power Platform, has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse. This low-code data platform is rapidly changing the way organizations…


Digital transformation: 5 mistakes to avoid in 2021

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Today’s pandemic is a wake-up call for organizations. They must recognize that the world has changed, understand the implications these changes have on their business, and identify opportunities to build…


Introducing Microsoft Cloud for Retail

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If 2020 taught us anything, it was that no business is resilient to everything. But those that had laid their digital tracks early were better positioned to recover, and in some cases, even speed ahead. In fact, one retail…

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Six digital transformation trends to watch in 2021

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One of the biggest lessons Australia and New Zealand business leaders can take from the past 12 months is that a climate of uncertainty is now the new normal. The…


New features for OneDrive, Teams and more, here’s everything added to Microsoft 365 in 2020

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The month of December is coming to a close, and it is now time to look back at the new features introduced in Microsoft 365 this year. In 2020, Microsoft…


Fools Rush In: Think Through Digital Transformation Strategy in 2021

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A number of digital transformation trends have become established as we enter the new year. It is clear, for example, that many people will continue to work from home for…


Top 10 Reasons to Become Microsoft Azure Certified Professional

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Cloud Computing services have grown to become a necessity for businesses quicker than anybody had expected. Microsoft’s Azure is a popular cloud-based service which offers hybrid compatibility that has become…


Three Digital Transformation Predictions To Watch For In 2021

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My end-of-year column back in 2019 outlined how advancements in the use of new technologies — such as robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence (AI) the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine…


Digital transformation: 4 ways to end the year strong

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As the clock ticks down on 2020, here are a few ways to keep the momentum going on your digital transformation. In 2020, businesses of all kinds were forced to…


What’s Standing In The Way Of Your Company’s True Digital Transformation?

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When the pandemic’s initial shock hit businesses across the globe, companies had to make moves to meet their customers online — and fast. This shift online has largely been dubbed…


4 ways Microsoft 365 is improving the experience for Mac users

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In this atypical year, many of us have discovered a new sense of appreciation for our computers as critical tools to get work done. Now more than ever, we are…


Data Is Essential To Digital Transformation

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We live in a hyperconnected ecosystem, where every interaction results in massive datasets being generated. This consumption and usage of data has significantly changed over the years, helping shape new…


Over 200 million users rely on SharePoint as Microsoft is again recognized as a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Content Services Platforms Magic Quadrant Report

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With the achievements that Microsoft has achieved in recent years, our company – Opus Solution – a business consultant in Vietnam, also proud to be a partner of Microsoft, specializes…


Digital transformation teams in 2021: 9 key roles

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Defining your organization’s digital transformation team for 2021 will be especially important as companies speed up work amid the pandemic. Data, cloud, and security expertise are hot – but don’t shortchange UX.


Microsoft Details Coming SharePoint, Microsoft 365 Improvements

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Microsoft is readying a bunch of Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online improvements, including a new “My Feed” Web Part and more Microsoft Graph connectors.


Beware These Common Digital Transformation Pitfalls

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Everyone has digital transformation on their radar, but its meaning has been lost in the midst of the many different contexts in which it’s used. Digital transformation originally meant an…


Microsoft’s New ‘Productivity Score’ Lets Your Boss Monitor How Often You Use Email And Attend Video Meetings

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At Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference in October, the company previewed a slick new tool called Productivity Score. During the virtual presentation, a senior product manager said the feature provides “insights that transform…


What We’ve Learned From the Past Decade of Digital Transformation

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Digital transformation and enterprise modernization initiatives advanced by leaps and bounds in the last decade and especially so in the last five years. Economic sectors across the board have adopted…


Microsoft Dataverse for Teams Now Commercially Released

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The Microsoft Dataverse for Teams data platform for use with Power Platform tools has reached the “general availability” commercial-release stage, Microsoft announced on Monday.


How Delivery-Only Services Can Succeed In Their Digital Transformation Journey

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The tech world has transformed within a very short span of time, and most of this transformation took place over the last few years. We’ve seen transportation evolve to include…


Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Protection Now Commercially Released

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The Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention service, used to protect data accessed on devices, reached “general availability” commercial-release status, Microsoft announced this week.

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How Power BI Helps You to Make Smart Business Decisions?

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For every business, data plays a critical role when it comes to developing strategies and making decisions. Similarly, businesses providing financial services are using business intelligence (BI) and analytics to…


5 Things We’ve Learned from Digital Transformation in the Last 5 Years

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Customer expectations have changed substantially in the last five years. They now expect real-time and personalized responses, greater ease of use, and accessible digital and mobile channels. As customer expectations…


How Big Data Is Aiding Effective Digital Transformation

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Big data ensures successful digital transformation in organizations. Data is an important factor for the success of any organization. Undoubtedly, organizations are playing high on big data. The huge amount…


Microsoft Earnings Includes Big New Teams Usage Number

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Microsoft Teams usage keeps surging to new highs as COVID-19-related remote work has moved the conferencing, chat and collaboration platform to center stage.

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Digital transformation: 9 emerging roles you need on your team

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As IT leaders learn more about what does – and does not work ­– when it comes to furthering digital transformation, they’re getting a better picture of the ideal makeup of…


How to migrate away from Office 2010 as Microsoft cuts off support

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Microsoft no longer provides support or bug fixes for Office 2010. What should you do if you’re stuck on the ten-year-old version of Office?

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Digital transformation: 5 proven ways to get skeptics on board

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Today, we know that digital transformation is no longer a nice-to-have but a requirement in terms of long-term business success. Throughout this year alone, industries have had to completely change how they…


Microsoft 365 Admin Center Getting Multitenant Management Capabilities

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Microsoft announced on Tuesday that its new “All Tenants” feature in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center portal is starting to arrive for partners that work with cloud service providers and multiple customers.

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How Does SharePoint Solve Employee Collaboration Issues Within Enterprises?

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For every business, whether it is small or big, team collaboration is the driving factor that excels innovation and cooperation for better productivity. You would also want to enhance your…

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Using Digital Transformation To Combat Business Growth Stagnation

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The world has gone through a massive overhaul, with Covid-19 taking the reins of how things work. The current market has forced several industries to transform for good. The remnants…

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It’s Not Magic, It’s Elastic: Getting Digital Transformation Right

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When the pandemic hit, some companies reacted fast and came out on top. Sure, a few happened to offer the right products or services at a challenging time. (A year…


Microsoft partners with the telecommunications industry to roll out 5G and more

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The increasing demand for always-on connectivity, immersive experiences, secure collaboration, and remote human relationships is pushing networks to their limits, while the market is driving down price. The network infrastructure…


How to Harness the Digital Transformation of the Covid Era

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Digital technology is at the center of today’s economic development debate due to its wide use during the Covid-19 outbreak. While there is no doubt that the pandemic is amplifying…

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SharePoint Syntex and ‘Project Nucleus’ Announced at Ignite

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Microsoft described a couple of developments along SharePoint product lines during a Tuesday Ignite online keynote talk. The new developments include a new Project Cortex product called “Syntex,” plus a…

Top 10 Digital Transformation Trends For 2021

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No one could have predicted where 2020 would take us: The last six months alone have produced more digital transformation than the last decade, with every transformation effort already underway…


How Data Reuse Can Help Drive Digital Transformation

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Today’s enterprises have gold mines of data sitting around collecting dust. This might sound surprising because studies show that companies of all sizes and scopes consider data a critical component of…


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…