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5 Tips for Conducting Successful Virtual Meetings

The Modern Workplace is undergoing a big test. Here’s some advice on how to make sure your meetings earn a passing grade.   Thrust into an unusual – and for some, unprecedented – working environment, everyone with the good fortune to still be employed is doing their best to replicate the familiar tropes of office life …

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Planner Momentum – Best Practices for Leveraging Microsoft Planner

If you’re reading this there is a high likelihood that you’re doing so in an unfamiliar environment. Our comfortable workplaces have been upended by global events and your organization may be experiencing chaos, uncertainty and disconnectedness. While Office 365 offers an array of apps to help us bridge some of the gaps we’re now confronted …

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Use your Microsoft Software Assurance Vouchers

Many of our clients use Microsoft Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATVs) to help in deploying, managing, supporting, and driving the adoption of Microsoft software. Kiefer clients with Microsoft Enterprise Agreements can use the SATVs by contacting us and scheduling sessions with Kiefer subject matter experts (SMEs).

SharePoint 2013 – Moving a Service Application to Another Application Pool.

Each Service Application in SharePoint runs within an Application Pool. The Application Pool controls the resources (memory, etc.) that a Service Application has available to it as well as controlling which account is used to run that service. By default, SharePoint groups many of its Service Applications together into one or two Application Pools. This …

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SharePoint 2013 – Changing the Search Host Controller Service Breaks Search

I have started running into a problem when I am trying to change the service account that is running the Search Host Controller Service in SharePoint 2013.  When I go into Central Admin and change the account that is running the controller service, the controller service will end up stopped and it will not start.  While …

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