True Teams – Skype for Business Parity is Getting Closer

 In the months since we first wrote about some key features that were missing before Teams would truly achieve parity with Skype for Business, significant progress has been made. None of our posts on this subject have been intended to demean the functionality of Skype-like functions within Teams. It’s a great tool, and we’ve helped Read more about True Teams – Skype for Business Parity is Getting Closer[…]

Teams Communications Update June 2019

It’s been awhile since we’ve added a new post. We’ve been busy creating intranets and other cool things for several of our clients. However, we promised to keep you up to date about the latest and greatest new features in Teams, and especially those things related to the Skype for Business parity with Teams as Read more about Teams Communications Update June 2019[…]

New Security Features in O365

Each year the online threat to small businesses grows, becoming more capable and more sophisticated. To address those issues, Microsoft added two new security offerings as of Feb. 1, 2019. The threat landscape is growing rapidly. “With more than 16,500 known security vulnerabilities being catalogued, 2018 set a new record over last year’s previous record Read more about New Security Features in O365[…]

Teams Federated Chat Lives! Well, Sorta.

Not long ago, we posted an article “Teams/Skype Parity” about functional parity between Skype for Business and the parallel Microsoft Teams communications tools. In that post, we misspoke, suggesting there was no federated chat function within Teams. It turns out that Teams does include federated chat. There is a key difference between how the two Read more about Teams Federated Chat Lives! Well, Sorta.[…]

Productivity by the Numbers

How much time do you and your employees spend each day searching for documents? Is it 30 minutes a day? An hour? Does it affect your concentration or your productivity? Disorganization and inconsistent or unclear protocols can frustrate the entire office. They also waste time. Think about it. If there are approximately 250 workdays in Read more about Productivity by the Numbers[…]

Microsoft announces Teams/Skype Parity. Will they really be equal?

Microsoft has added key Skype for Business features to Teams. These updates represent a similar, but separate product and feature set, designed to improve communications within Teams. While Microsoft has not implemented all of the new functions, the existing communications tools have a lot to offer. There are some neat new features! Microsoft says the Read more about Microsoft announces Teams/Skype Parity. Will they really be equal?[…]

Teams Evolution Part 2 coming soon

WSC President and Microsoft Teams expert Mike Dixon will be discussing changes to the popular Teams App inside Office 365 in two upcoming events: The Boston Office 365 User Group on Thursday, Oct. 18, and during SharePoint Saturday New England, at 2:15 p.m. SharePoint Saturday is a great opportunity to learn; check the event schedule Read more about Teams Evolution Part 2 coming soon[…]

5 Free Components in Office 365 That Are Worth a Look

If you have Office 365, (and, who doesn’t?) you probably use Skype, Word, and Outlook, or your company might use SharePoint, but there is a wide array of other useful (and free) tools hidden with the Office 365 package. The folks at Wellington Street Consulting talk about the software with an almost evangelical zeal. As president, Read more about 5 Free Components in Office 365 That Are Worth a Look[…]