WSC Presents ‘Achieving End-user Utopia’

​“Achieving End-User Utopia” is the title of a presentation given by Mike Dixon at SharePoint Saturday Boston 2014 on April 12. The presentation addresses the notion that the best way to maximize adoption and use of a SharePoint project – or any new technology initiative, for that matter — is to involve people from every Read more about WSC Presents ‘Achieving End-user Utopia’[…]

Office 365 Adds Encryption to Email

​ Microsoft recently rolled out an updated and improved encrypted email solution for Office 365 users. Encrypted email has long been an issue for those in industries and professions where a large amount of sensitive personal and financial detail needs to be shared. Many existing encryption solutions are complicated and cumbersome, often requiring multiple devices Read more about Office 365 Adds Encryption to Email[…]

The Myth of High Availability as a Back-Up Solution

Restore from backup has always been the last-resort fail-safe.  However, many cloud-based services don’t offer that safety net. If you were to ask your cloud service provider how you can get a backup of your data, they will frequently sidestep the question. Their answer is sort of a magician’s sleight-of-hand trick:  “You don’t need a Read more about The Myth of High Availability as a Back-Up Solution[…]

The First Step Toward End User Utopia

​ Getting users to embrace a new way of doing things is one of the biggest challenges companies face in today’s rapid-fire high technology landscape. User adoption of new technologies and processes within existing ones is a huge management problem today, one that is often addressed in forums such as SharePoint Saturdays and even the Read more about The First Step Toward End User Utopia[…]

How secure is your data on Office 365?

​Is your business storing data in the cloud? Your clients and competitors are most likely already there. What do you have that’s valuable to criminals, identity thieves and hackers? Keep in mind that hackers target large volumes of consumer data; they want credit card numbers, member numbers, names, addresses and phone numbers by the thousands. Read more about How secure is your data on Office 365?[…]

The importance of fundamentals

People get so wrapped up in fancy, super-advanced features and capabilities that they frequently overlook the power of the basic tools.  Outlook is the most powerful collaboration tool out there. Everyone has it, everyone underutilizes it.  Not knowing the basics leads to huge time consumption. For example, an employee declines a meeting because a conflict Read more about The importance of fundamentals[…]