Words Matter

When a SharePoint developer talks to an Exchange engineer and they use the term ‘Groups’, they are each 100% sure they know what they’re talking about. They’re also 100% sure they understand what the other is talking about. Each one is 100% right and each is talking about something completely different.

CPRM Teams up with their clients

Challenge:
Carlton Public Relations & Marketing (CPRM), a boutique firm in Lexington, Massachusetts, catering to startups, works with clients in vastly different fields. The companies have different business models, priorities, and needs. In this fast-moving world, CPRM policies need to remain nimble and produce results without disrupting their clients’ daily lives. That issue mirrored CPRM’s internal ones as well. Since the agency staff hires marketing and public relations professionals with a variety of skills and experience, they want to maintain a flexible, collaborative workplace. At CPRM, the team regularly creates documents and shares them internally and with their clients who use Google Drive, Dropbox, Office 365, and other platforms. The agency needed a flexible and customizable way to organize their files.

Getting the Lay of the Land

A Boston area commercial real estate broker modernized its IT operations in a two-phase project. The first phase moved all of the company’s operations from existing onsite terminal services to Office 365. Files that had previously been stored at multiple locations were consolidated onto a single SharePoint Online site. The migration created bit of an internal culture shock, especially for many of the company’s less-than tech-savvy workers. It was an issue that reached all the way into the executive suite. So Wellington Street Consulting was engaged to help the company learn how to get the most out of its new capabilities.

What would you say you DO here?

Mike Dixon’s résumé in word cloud form In the film Office Space, when the Bobs, in their attempt to root out corporate sloth and superfluous employees, ask Tom Smykowski (Richard Riehle) that question, his reply is another funny exchange about waste and the ability of engineers to communicate. “Well-well look. I already told you; I deal Read more about What would you say you DO here?[…]

PowerShell

Presentation: Powershell with Office 365 – Burlington, MA 4.20.17

Last week, David Lozzi of Slalom Consulting and I presented “Powershell and Office 365: ITPro #Awesomesauce” to the members of the Boston Office 365 User Group at Microsoft in Burlington, MA. #Awesomesauce describes the presentation perfectly. The group was wonderful. David and I had a productive exchange with the crowd who asked some great questions. Read more about Presentation: Powershell with Office 365 – Burlington, MA 4.20.17[…]

Presentation: Cloud PBX with Office 365 – Seekonk, MA 3.8.17

  With Skype for Business Cloud PBX, users can globally manage calls right within Office 365 and eliminate separate PBX systems for information workers. This provides users with access everywhere, so they can make, receive and transfer calls from mobile phones, tablets and PCs from nearly anywhere with Internet access. It also provides consolidated management, Read more about Presentation: Cloud PBX with Office 365 – Seekonk, MA 3.8.17[…]

Wellington Street Consulting Is Now A Microsoft Silver Partner!

Wellington Street Consulting is proud to announce that we have been designated as a Microsoft Partner, with Silver Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency. In order to earn this distinction, a company must have:

  • At least four new Office 365 customers within the previous 12 months
  • Be associated as the Office 365 Delegated Administrator, Transacting Partner, or Digital Partner of Record
  • Submit three Microsoft Office 365 customer references within the previous 12 months.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps Microsoft Partner companies build, sell, service, and support solutions based on Microsoft technologies.

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A New Year, New Tools

The challenges included: an unstable cloud-based email provider, multiple domains to be consolidated into a single o365 tenant, and DNS records hosted by multiple providers. In additional, there was geographic diversity with individual users spread out across the nation, each using different operating systems and email clients. The discovery process also uncovered several “mystery” mailboxes and a review of these allowed the team to eliminate them and save the agency from paying for them on an ongoing basis.