Ever since the world went into lockdown, businesses, employees and students stuck at home have been relying on internet-based video calling platforms.
Covid-19 and remote working has highlighted a key issue with traditional PBX telephone systems, they prevent rather than enable businesses agility.
The last few months has seen many businesses have to find creative ways to manage day-to-day activities like their telephony systems.
Even before Covid-19 many companies and organisations were moving towards a more mobile workforce with flexible and remote working. In just a few weeks, Covid-19 has accelerated that trend and we’re now in an era where flexible and remote working is no longer seen as a perk, it’s normal.
We recently shared a blog post about planning for wide-spread remote working should the government shutdown schools or restrict movement to contain / delay the spread of coronavirus.
As it’s looking more likely, but not definite, that coronavirus will become an epidemic here in the UK, many companies are assessing their collaboration technology and reviewing remote working options.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming workplaces around the world, helping employees work smarter and improving their performance. But in many cases you’re probably not even aware that the tools you use deploy AI technology.
Last Tuesday (14th January) was a momentous day in the computing world when support for Windows 7 ended. For most organisations this was old news, they had already enrolled in Microsoft 365 or upgraded to Windows 10.
Microsoft Intune, the mobile device management (MDM) solution, has been a key enabler of the BYOD revolution for many organisations.
SharePoint is a server environment from Microsoft which makes collaborating on and sharing documents within an organisation much easier. This makes it an incredibly resourceful application when working on projects in groups.
There are lots of Office 365 management tools that can help you increase your productivity and embrace digital transformation. In our latest video, we take a look at some of the Office 365 apps which are empowering users to work more efficiently.
Office 365 has played an enormous role in digital workplace transformation. It’s given you a more efficient IT setup, cut down the time you spend on admin, let your employees work remotely and protected you from the latest cyber threats. But a complete company directory can make it even better.
Not sure how to get started with Microsoft Azure? Well good news, it can be easier than you think. By thinking about things like goals, security and budgets before you start using Azure, you can ensure you’ll get the most out of it. Here are several tips for getting started with this cloud platform.
Last week, we held our Digital Productivity in the Workplace Seminar. There was a lot of great insight into how tools like Office 365 are changing the workplace for the better.
Cloud Business is pleased to announce the addition of DocuSign - the global market leader in e-signature solutions to our cloud services portfolio.As digital workplace experts, we specialise in helping our clients harness digital productivity within their working environments. DocuSign's Digital Transaction Management and eSignature services are proven to play a pivotal role in increasing productivity within the Digital Workplace, especially in an Office 365 user environment.
You have heard of SharePoint and its capabilities as an enterprise tool to boost productivity and facilitate collaboration. An intranet-in-a-box is a set of templates and functionality that transforms the out-of-the box SharePoint experience. The new intranet-in-a-box revolution is set to bring corporate intranet technology within the grasp of SMBs. Many of these intranet solutions have sophisticated features such as a news publishing process, social media capabilities, Business Intelligence (BI) reporting functionality and come designed for enhanced mobile collaboration.
In the modern workplace employees are increasingly dependent on mobile devices to complete daily work tasks, but with these demands come unique security challenges.
At Cloud Business, we have managed the Lotus Notes to Office 365 migration for thousands of users. This has allowed us to codify our approach into a 5 step procedure. This approach can make a complex migration procedure straightforward and means there are no nasty surprises or down time and lots of happy users!
Here's an overview of our 5 step migration procedure:
Here at Cloud Business, we have been helping our customers migrate from Lotus Notes to a modern Microsoft Office 365 workplace for the past 4 years. One of the first questions we ask is, why do you want to migrate? This is important to help plan the migration strategy, timing and the level of user engagement needed to make the transformation successful.
Delve Analytics is available to purchase as an add-on license for Office 365 users or as part of the E5 SKU.
Once you have purchased your licenses and assigned them to your users, there are further steps needed to begin the background data collection.
Microsoft released the update to OneDrive late last year that gave Office 365 users the option to take advantage of the more stable consumer sync client. This also links within SharePoint, an enterprise tool to boost productivity and facilitate collaboration.
What does end of support for Internet Explorer mean?
Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical supports and security updates. Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
Office 365 Groups are a mixture of the services offered as part of Office 365 and they've got some great potential.
For small businesses I believe Groups functionality can be harnessed right away as an easy to use planning and collaboration space for teams.For larger businesses, Groups don't offer the management or governance settings required and things could quickly get out of control.
At Cloud Business we use Skype for Business for our online meetings all the time. I thought showing you how to utilize Skype for Business would be useful for any Office 365 newbies out there!
Whilst I worked at Microsoft one resource we all used continually was a knowledge management portal known internally as “Infopedia”. It was a search driven SharePoint portal that allowed you to find information (documents, presentation and experts) on pretty much everything. Back in those days it was a combination of search results and pages that were curated by subject matter experts (a little like WikiPedia).
I've been lucky enough to be in Chicago for the Microsoft Ignite conference this week, and here are some points I have picked up about changes to OneDrive for Business.
Microsoft have been talking about their current storage solutions on OneDrive for Business and they have realised the enterprise storage solution isn't enough for what you need. What Microsoft are also doing is changing that.
Here are a couple of tips to get the most out of your business collaboration on OneDrive for Business.
OneDrive for Business allows you to create anonymous links for access to individual files however this feature only allows users to view or edit the files in the browser.
Recently Microsoft announced the release of updates to Office 2013 clients and Office 365 to support new authentication flows enabled by the Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL). Now this article is a little confusing so what does this actually mean?
We have run into an issue several times at customers when preparing for a Microsoft Exchange installation, and thought it would be good to share!
Displaying a list web part from a parent site to a sub-site, or a sub-site to a parent site is a common requirement. SharePoint Online 2013 allows you to do this by publishing the list to the 'site gallery', at which point it is made available to add as a web part on parent or sub-sites within the same site collection.
When Microsoft launched the Kinect as an addition for the Xbox 360, few would have predicted how successful the vocal recognition and motion tracking camera would be, not just for gaming, but beyond it as well. With the blessing of Microsoft, developers, researchers and companies have used the Kinect for a wide variety of purposes.