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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The buzzword is “consumption”. Deployment does not mean effective usage. The efforts which are taken in this direction are inadequate as well as misdirected. This guarantees underutilization and poor ROI. Read on to find out what goes wrong and how to correct it.
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While working with hundreds of customers globally, I see lot of mistakes being done. This leads to poor ROI and business value. Best Practices get all the limelight. But mistakes are never documented publicly. Hence I am writing this series – Office 365 Worst Practices
Some mistakes are strategic, some technical, some operational. The worst practices article list is growing! Here is a list of all articles I have written on this topic so far. Future articles will also be added to keep this knowledge pack current. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Office 365 plans which include Office Pro Plus are capable of running Power Pivot, Power Query, Power View and Power Map. Extremely powerful tools. Highly popular with users and top management. Unfortunately, in many cases, these tools are just not deployed!
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One of the most important components of Office 365 is OneDrive. Unfortunately, most customers do not understand and promote all the benefits of OneDrive to all the end users. Due to this, the product is underutilized as well as misused. In this article, I discuss this problem in detail and provide a simple and practical approach.
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This dangerous mistake while comparing percentages: I really don’t know how the world is still working. This is probably the most useful service I have done to humanity till date! It is dangerous mistake and is extremely common.
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