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
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 continues to lead the way in helping organizations collaborate, share and communicate like never before. Even with a full-suite of easy to use tools, organizations struggle with establishing a clear direction for users that outlines what Office 365 application to use (SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, etc.) and when they should use them. One of the most common questions we hear is, “Should I use Microsoft Teams or SharePoint?”Read More
Microsoft Ignite is Microsoft’s annual conference for developers and IT professionals. This year, Ignite is being held in Orlando, Florida (November 4-8, 2019), and there have been several announcements related to Microsoft Teams and SharePoint that we are compelled to share.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?”
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
In 2018, Kiefer’s award-winning SharePoint practice was rolled into a larger practice area that we call the Modern Workplace. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Kiefer was seeing Microsoft make changes in how they were approaching digital business transformation and the more ambitious vision they were sharing with Microsoft customers and partners.Read More
As government agencies move users to Office 365 and the Cloud, users will be exposed to solutions like OneDrive for Business and SharePoint.Read More
As government agencies move users to Office 365 and the Cloud, users will be exposed to solutions like OneDrive for Business and SharePoint. For many users, the solutions will be entirely new and there will be a learning curve as organizations wrestle with how the applications will be used, who will use them, and what they will be used for. Thankfully, a new Microsoft application will make adoption easier.
At Microsoft Ignite this year, there was a lot of interest in Microsoft Teams, Microsoft’s answer to the very popular persistent-chat platform, Slack. Microsoft Teams was released last year and it caught some by surprise. When it was released, many of our clients were not sure how they would put Teams to good use. However, in just 6 short months, Teams is now being used by over 125,000 organizations across the world. Microsoft Teams is enjoying strong momentum and its rapid growth is proof that collaboration and instant communication are desired in the modern workplace.Read More