Kiefer Consulting, Inc. announced it has achieved Microsoft Gold Datacenter Competency, demonstrating its ability to meet the evolving needs of Microsoft customers in today’s dynamic business environment.Read More
Microsft SharePoint supports two basic User Interfaces (UI) designs; The “Classic” experience, and the “Modern” experience. The “Classic” experience is a highly customizable user interface that integrates SharePoint lists and libraries. The “Modern” experience is mobile ready, (currently) limits the visual customization that can be done, makes the creators’ experience more intuitive, and makes the user’s experience more collaborative. Many clients have asked us if they should use SharePoint “Modern” instead of “Classic”?Read More
We recently came across an excellent article in Forbes called, How to Establish a Culture of Employee Engagement.
We were intrigued by the article because we agree with the author and recognize the importance of employee engagement. The article also caught our attention because we are firm believers in the idea that technology can play a significant role in an organizations ability to engage employees.Read More
Migrating from your on-premise Exchange servers to Office 365 is the place to start for any organization that is moving to the cloud. The Kiefer team has worked with a number of clients that have moved their e-mail to Office 365. Our team has offered expert guidance and valuable insight to these clients to help in a seamless transition.Read More
Focus on the Features: Move SharePoint and OneDrive files in Office 365 and keep metadata and version history.
Our Focus on the Features blog highlights exciting features in the Microsoft Office 365 applications that you use every day. You may not realize that these features exist, so these blogs will hopefully shine some light on the capabilities that enable you to do more with Office 365.
Our Focus on the Features blog highlights exciting features in the Microsoft Office 365 applications that you use every day. You may not realize that these features exist, so these blogs will hopefully shine some light on the capabilities that enable you to do more with Office 365.Read More
SharePoint Architect Roles & Responsibilities in a Shifting Tide
For many IT professionals, building, supporting, and managing SharePoint infrastructure has become a full-time career, and as such, a dedicated role. However, if your SharePoint infrastructure is moving to a cloud-based solution, it may seem there is little room for growth in this niche, unless you plan on going to work for the cloud solution provider.
An organization’s intranet has the potential to be a valued resource for employees. It also can become the most underappreciated and underutilized resource that the organization has invested in. If you want to build a great intranet, you have to connect users to relevant and up-to-date content – quickly. If you are unable to deliver the desired information quickly, users will lose confidence in the intranet. Once users stop using the intranet, they’ll resort to using e-mail to locate and share information. This method is not only slow, but it also doesn’t guarantee that users are working with the most current and up to date information.
Cloud hosting is becoming more attractive to the IT community that at one time was resistant to moving away from on-premise infrastructure. Now, large enterprises and small businesses are kicking the tires on cloud hosting options and they are recognizing the benefits that cloud hosting can offer. Now, we do realize that choosing a cloud service provider can be complex. You want a hosting provider that can scale with your business, meet your uptime SLA’s and deliver a secure platform. If you are evaluating cloud providers, we have something that might help. A checklist! Our checklist helps you in evaluating the 5 most important things you need to know before choosing a cloud provider.Read More