Modern Workplace

Microsoft is focusing on the employee experience

Microsoft just wrapped up the Inspire conference, an annual event in which Microsoft executives share the company’s strategy and vision with the large network of Microsoft partners. Since the introduction of Office 365 (now called Microsoft 365), these events are less focused on technology features and functionality announcements. With Software-as-a-Service offerings like Microsoft 365, products …

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Kiefer Partner Spotlight: AvePoint

Kiefer Consulting has successfully helped hundreds of clients get the most out of their investments in Microsoft technologies. We have a strong relationship with Microsoft because we are a “Microsoft shop” and only provide services that help clients better leverage Microsoft technologies to solve business challenges. If a client is looking for services that are …

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Get the most out of Microsoft 365: 3 Things you should do right now .

Getting the most out of Microsoft 365 starts with ensuring that you are following best practices and a complete vision for how Microsoft 365 will serve the needs of your organization. It is also important that you understand how to keep your 365 environment secured and have well established processes in place that will keep …

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Microsoft Teams is where work is being done.

Microsoft Teams continues to be the “glue” for organizations that are collaborating as a hybrid workforce, and Microsoft has recognized the important role that Microsoft Teams is playing in the modern workplace. Microsoft recently announced updates to Microsoft Teams that will extend collaboration capabilities and offer up more integration with Microsoft 365 applications. These new …

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A free lightweight version of Visio is coming to Microsoft 365.

A lightweight diagramming tool is a must-have, however, many organizations may use PowerPoint , Whiteboard, or even Excel as a workaround. We have good news. Microsoft has just announced that it is launching a lightweight version of Visio web app for Microsoft 365. At the time of publishing, the full-version of Visio is only available as a …

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Microsoft Teams as a webinar solution

Microsoft Teams is evolving at a rapid pace. New features are released frequently and the technology seems to be keeping pace with the features that users are clamoring for. When Teams was first released, we considered canceling our webinar service, however, the webinar features we needed were not available in Teams.