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Today's guest blogger is Kevin Nickell, Managing Consultant

Often I need to enter items into Excel cells and find that Excel tries to be too smart for its own good.  It attempts to assume what you are trying to type and sets cell format accordingly.  But, sometimes its wrong in the format it is trying to change items to.  You may set the cell format to plain text over and over, and it simply changes it back.

For instance, if I tried to enter a 16 character number into a cell

Last year forced organizations everywhere to go fully remote. This year is beginning to look a lot different as vaccines are now widely available and organizations are looking to bring at least a portion of  their workforce back to the office and enable a hybrid workforce with Microsoft Teams.

Service-based businesses have to learn and operate quicker than other companies. The mission may not be as challenging as it seems. In fact, we can help you break through with digital tools attuned to your exact needs. Tell us your vision — together, we will turn custom software into your business’ competitive advantage.

Website Goals

During the process of owning your website, you are going to want to update it and you’ll probably want to just jump right into “fun stuff” and brainstorm ideas for new advanced features. But a successful site requires an effective and sustained marketing strategy that goes beyond just presenting a collection of images, videos, or products and services. Features and graphics should not be your starting point—you should first list your goals and objectives for the site.

Website Security
Website security can be a complex and even confusing topic because of its ever-evolving landscape, for that reason, it’s important to keep in mind that security (especially website security) is never a set-it-and-forget-it solution.

Skype Migration

Coming this July 31, 2021 – Skype For Business online will reach its end of life. If you have not yet developed a plan to Transition to Teams, now is the time!

Why Migrate to Teams?

Originally introduced in 2017, Teams began as a relatively simple collaboration tool where colleagues could chat and work with files together. Not long afterward, Microsoft began an immense effort to transform Teams into a platform where most of an individual’s daily work could be accomplished.

Pivot Insites

Microsoft announced the next big leap forward in the Microsoft Teams ecosystem, once again putting Microsoft Teams in forefront as the modern workspace experience.  With this latest set of improvements, Microsoft looks to improve Teams to an employee experience platform(EXP).  Integrated into Microsoft Teams will be four new experience improving technologies and services.

January 2021 Teams Update

We are now one month into 2021! With theNew Year has come some new features to Microsoft Teams and we are here to tell you what you may have missed. So, let’s jump in!

December Teams Update

Now that the New Year has started, it can be hard to think back to 2020.  We can all agree that 2020 has some really high moments and some very low moments. However, in December Microsoft Teams announced some new features that make it worth looking back. We are going to be looking back on what is new in Microsoft Teams for Business, Healthcare, Government, and many more.


Today's guest blogger is Tracy Urbina, UC Solutions Engineer

These are not ALL considerations, be sure to do your due diligence and understand your business requirements before building your platform. This is consideration after you have fully designed and have approval on your call flows including time of day routing.

Active Directory

What if I told you is all you need to operate a full-fledged business network is an internet connection? But when do you make that investment, that leap to actually owning more than a laptops and a printer? What would you think if I told you that you didn’t have to make that decision right now or maybe ever?

The More You Know

Today's Guest Blogger is Eric Fritz, Managing Consultant

In our team meetings we take the time to share information about our latest exploits, issues, upcoming releases, and even general knowledge. In this world of information overload, you cannot know it all, so it is nice to be able to share.  In 2021, we will share with you. Let us wrap up 2020 as we are all ready to do and look forward to dates to know.