Our experts post helpful information from their experiences.


Conference Room

As Covid-19 cases in Illinois continue to drop and we’ve entered Phase 4 of the reopening, we are happy to announce that our office is now open again for visits. For all of you who have been here before, you know that our office is essentially a showcase for modern office technology.

We have several different styles of Microsoft Teams rooms from simple huddle room setups to a large, dual screen conference room.


Microsoft Pix

I'm always playing with new technology and sometimes forget a lot of it is really worth sharing. Here's just a couple I've really enjoyed lately. 


Teams New Features

Nothing like a global pandemic to give pause for reflection and seek perspective.  A lot of people are giving well deserved praised to those on the front lines, health care workers, police, fire and all those necessary workers on the food and essential goods supply chain.  Thank you.


outlook

Are you looking to share your calendar with people outside of your organization so they can find the best time to schedule a meeting with you? This blog post shows you exactly how.


Team Custom Background

Last week, Microsoft began rolling out a feature where users can change their background. Super helpful if you’ve got kids running around in the background (or just have a really messy office). To change your background when you’re in a call, click the 3 ellipses shown below, and select “show background effects.”


Working From Home

There are many benefits to working remote or being a telecommuter. No commute, costs/time savings and work/life balance to list a few. This has often been a perk or benefit offered to attract and/or retain talent. But given our new situation, most are now being encouraged if not ordered to be 100% remote.


Teams at Home

Collaboration and communication is key while working from home.  You are no longer face-to-face with your co-workers but need to collaborate and stay in communications throughout the day.  This may seem difficult to anyone that perhaps is working from home for the first time. 


Power Automate

Are you having trouble keeping up with the massive number of notifications you're receiving from accounts you follow on Twitter? Office 365 and Power Automate have a solution that can help.


Microsoft Teams devices
Microsoft 365 Business Voice is a modern cloud-based telephony solution in Microsoft Teams. Microsoft 365 Business Voice has made it down to the small business customers

Microsoft Edge

Have you upgraded to the new Microsoft Edge browser? It was released on January 15, 2020, but you might not be aware of how awesome it is if your PC hasn’t received the rollout update. The new Edge is based on the open-source Chromium browser project — so it’s lightning fast — but even better, it’s perfect for remote work with Office 365.

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