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 with, there’s one in particular that we think deserves your attention – Microsoft Planner. This article will help set the wheels in motion and help you leverage the oft overlooked application that many organizations may not even realize has been included in their Office 365 subscription.Read More
While many of you have looked to our blog for tips, expert perspectives and best practices, this blog will focus more on Kiefer’s second full week of remote work. Before COVID-19, studies indicated that remote work was on the rise in the US. According to the Federal Reserve, the share of the labor force that works from home tripled in the past 15 years. But, it’s very clear that we would have never expected to be thrust into working from home, exclusively, with so little warning.Read More
Lately, Kiefer has had several conversations with clients that are requesting help to quickly and efficiently deploy Microsoft Teams to enable their remote workforce. With remote work becoming the new standard we at Kiefer Consulting are ready to help you get your organization up and running!Read More
Last week, the United States declared the COVID-19 a national emergency. Late last week, states across the country have put mandates in place, including closing schools, bars and restaurants to slow the spread of the disease.
Many businesses have had to quickly react to these sweeping changes and if you are like us at Kiefer, you may be working remotely. Many organizations have instructed employees to work from home and have put procedures in place to keep business going.Read More
Microsoft is changing how people work. Office 365 has a comprehensive suite of applications that help organizations improve how they collaborate and communicate. However, there is one question we get with frequency,
“How do I know what application in Office 365 I should be using and when I should use it?”
Microsoft has officially announced that it will be retiring Skype for Business Online. Initial rumblings about Teams replacing Skype came at the Ignite conference in September of 2017, however, we didn’t know exactly when Microsoft would retire the product.
Well, now we know.Read More
Well, it appears that Microsoft is ready to introduce Office 365 Business and Office 365 ProPlus users to Microsoft Teams. We have heard that users haven’t already been given access to Microsoft Teams can expect to see Microsoft’s collaboration application automatically activated by July 9, 2019.Read More
If your organization has grown tired of file shares, disjointed content management systems, or never being able to find documents when you need them, it is time to consider SharePoint Online, especially if you’ve already invested in Office 365. Many of our clients are asking about SharePoint and how their organization can get more out of it.Read More