Archives for Business Productivity

Explore the Power of the Microsoft Cloud

Cloud Business Alignment Workshop Let Avtex Help You Get the Most Out of the Microsoft Cloud The Microsoft Cloud presents significant opportunity for organizations to improve access to information, streamline business process and encourage collaboration. The cloud’s faster iteration cycle delivers capabilities to users more rapidly than ever before, making it possible to continually improve available toolsets. The rapid advancement of technology within the enterprise can lead to confusion, however, making it important to keep users informed on available tools and changes to business processes. Avtex leverages a deep knowledge of Microsoft Cloud capabilities and best practices to help you
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An Introduction to Microsoft Teams

For the last year or so, my team has been utilizing Slack as a productivity and team engagement tool since most the team works remotely and we rarely can all be in once place at the same time for team building.  With the introduction of Microsoft Teams, we are looking at how this may be able to replace Slack with an application that is integrated with the rest of our productivity solutions in Office 365.  So far, after about a week of use, there are a LOT of pros and cons about the solution in regards to how my team
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Do You Offer the Support Your Employees Deserve?

Many organizations feel that they offer their employees the information they need to succeed and enjoy their jobs. Unfortunately, information is often difficult to locate, spread across multiple locations or challenging to understand. Failing to provide a useful resource platform can cost your organization time, money and productivity. Designing and developing an effective Employee Self Service, or ESS, portal or resources is vital to the continued success of your business, and the happiness of your employees. What makes an ESS solution effective? In order to be useful, your ESS portals and resources must be: Easily accessible: Today’s employee accesses information
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Assessing Client Readiness When Making the Transition to Microsoft Office 365

With recent advancements in cloud technology and stability, many organizations are strongly considering migrating key applications and workloads, such as Microsoft Exchange, off-premise. Doing so offers many benefits; by migrating to the cloud, organizations are offered added features, the latest version of software, exclusive services such as email security and archiving, and enhanced agility in the deployment of modifications or updates. But how can you gauge client readiness? While staying on the cutting edge of technology and hardware is a goal of many organizations, doing so can be costly and time consuming. Reviewing your organization’s specific hardware capabilities is key
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Compliance and Security Factors to Address When Migrating to Office 365

While the benefits of migrating to Office 365 are clear and worthwhile, it is important to consider all the factors prior to, and during the migration. One important factor is compliance and security. Ensuring that the migration complies with all security guidelines is key to avoiding costly issues in the future. When planning the migration, focus on these key security and compliance issues: User access: planning your organization’s approach to user access requirements well in advance will help to eliminate last minute issues as the migration comes to a close. Consider your organization’s current approach to user access and security and
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What is Office 365?

Office 365 has been available for some time now, and while most are familiar with what Office 365 is, many of the additional features and services that Office 365 provides do not come to mind initially. Let’s review what Office 365 can be for your organization. Exchange Online – Probably the most heavily deployed workload that can be quickly moved to the cloud. Exchange Online not only provides removing the work of architecting an enterprise messaging solution, but also alleviates concerns about disk space – granting all Enterprise plan users a whopping 50GB of storage. Need more? Take advantage of
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Red Wing Shoe Company Makes Great Strides with Office 365

Take a look at how Avtex helped Red Wing Shoes deploy Office 365 and in turn, increase their efficiency, ease communication with employees across all regions, and improve their IT process. By freeing their IT team of administrative tasks, they can now completely shift their focus onto their business: making and selling world class footwear. This post originally appeared on Microsoft.com on June 9, 2014. Tradition is a funny thing. It can set a strong tone for your brand, while at the same time limiting the company in other areas. At Red Wing Shoe Company, we stay in close touch
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Remove default text styles from SharePoint 2010 dropdowns

In my article on custom rich-text-editor (RTE) styles in SharePoint 2010, I noted that while it’s easy to add styles, or to wipe out all the default styles and replace them with your own, it’s not easy to modify the list of default styles — Remove a few but keep most of them. Indeed, the simplest way to do that is to copy all of the default styles into your custom RTE stylesheet, assign them a new prefix, and then delete the ones you don’t want. This is both time-consuming in development and code-heavy on the client side — nearly
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