Everyone is worried about putting corporate files, data and emails on the cloud – or Office 365. This worry continues after deploying Office 365. Paradoxically, the actual efforts put into maximizing Office 365 are inadequate. Of course, Microsoft data centers follow and often create new, global security standards. However, there is Security Neglect at the individual tenant (customer) level. Most do not even know that there is a Office 365 Secure Score. Find out more. Reading time 7 min.
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Here is the next installment in the Office 365 Worst Practices series. Office 365 contains many components. For regular users most of these components are new, except one – Office. Training programs are conducted during the adoption phase to educate users – with No Focus on Office itself. Only server products are covered. Bad idea!
In this post I will explain why this is a major problem and how to solve it. In summary, if you do not know how to use Office well, you will never be able to get maximum gains from Office 365 platform.
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This article is a part of worst practices series for Office 365. Excessive misuse of email attachments for sharing files remains to be the hardest issue to resolve. Read on to find out the problem and the solution approaches available to you.
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Office 365 Groups helps in simplifying teamwork. Creating the Group is easy. But getting the entire team to utilize it effectively is another matter. This article shows a step by step process of bringing your team together using Groups. Technology is only 50% of the story, rest is psychology!
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This is not specific to Office 365 – it is a general phenomenon. IT professionals are especially prone to this “What’s New Syndrome”. Whenever any product is being considered for purchase, deployment or adoption, What’s New becomes an important part of the discussion. Unfortunately, that is NOT the right way to plan rollout or adoption of ANY product. Why? Because focusing on What’s New assumes you already know What’s Old (and are using it effectively) – which is rarely true!
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