During this time of uncertainty in our nation, I wanted to express a heartfelt appreciation to our employees, clients, and communities. We have all bonded together as a team and are accomplishing great things amid the disruption to our families, offices, and schedules. I truly believe that by continuing our united efforts, we will emerge stronger and better connected than we have ever been.
First, understand who will be most affected by the changeover and get their opinions on the kind of support they’ll need. Then, create a transition timeline that ends with you switching over to Teams by or before the cutoff date. Only then can you choose the correct approach for your organization.
There is some good news. With a 2021 end of life deadline, there’s still plenty of time for you to train your workers and modify your applications. In addition, there are ways in which you can begin gradually introducing Teams, feature-by-feature, without immediately desisting from its predecessor.
When Skype for Business replaced Microsoft Lync back in 2015, we thought that it would be around forever. Nothing remains static in the world of software, however. When Microsoft announced Teams just two years later, we all knew that Skype for Business would one day come to an end. Skype for Business Online will be formally retired on July 31, 2020, and thereafter all-new Office 365 users will be onboarded directly to Teams.
The inefficient, manual, repetitive task is ingrained into the day-to-day operations of most businesses. It manifests itself in a variety of ways.
The cutting and pasting of data from one report into a spreadsheet in order to produce "the real" report
The upkeep and use of an obsolete system or software “because it contains valuable information”
The laborious reconciliation of timesheets, billings, expenses or “non-accounting” data
Unsecured paper/document-based messaging or communication workflows
Lately, Microsoft has been making a lot of hay about the Power Platform, which consists of Power Apps, Power Automate, and PowerBI. Understanding the purpose of Power Apps and the possibilities of code-free development will help you determine if your project is a candidate for Power Apps.
A lot of IT administrators probably wake up each morning, look at the calendar, and sigh. That’s because there’s only three months and change left before January 14, 2020 – the day that Windows 7 is officially end-of-life.
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