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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Office has so many features that there is no place to show all of them on screen. That is why, Microsoft has to use drop-downs and More… buttons. Unfortunately, most of us never even notice these buttons, leave alone clicking on them to find out what more is available. Due to this, thousands of brilliant features are never noticed. Here is the solution: Drop-down Gamification. This concept applies to More buttons and sub-menus as well. The objective is to make this self-discovery of feature gems as much fun as possible.
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Here is a list of When NOT to send a mail … in no particular order.
For decades, mail was the only method of collaboration. Not any longer. Now with so many available options, we must choose the right tool for the right purpose. Continue reading When NOT to send a mail
Office 365 Consumption involves quantification of product specific usage. Microsoft as well as customers monitor Office 365 Consumption and use it to estimate ROI as well as efficiency gains from Office 365.
Often, teams a pre-defined increase in utilization as a KRA which is linked to salary / bonus. This article shows the pitfalls of using the Active Users chart to measure Office 365 Consumption. This applies to O365 E3 or above.
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This keynote was delivered at the CIO Crown event in Mumbai (India), August 2016. 200+ CIOs attended the session. It was an honor to showcase the power of Office365 to a highly motivated and intelligent audience… love it!
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Many customers have deployed Office 365. However, the usage of all components is not optimal. That is why I wrote this short and simple Office 365 Storage Guide. Tweak it as per your specific needs but the base concept is same. No documents should be stored on local My Documents. Storing a document on a particular device makes it unavailable to even the person who created it. That is why, it should go on a cloud storage. In addition, files stored on the cloud are easier to share with others.
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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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