December 22, 2015

Blog

  • Microsoft renames Office 365 packages
    Beginning April 21, you’ll see a slew of new designations for many Office 365 accounts. Nothing else about the accounts has changed, Microsoft said in a release announcing the new names. The changes reflect a “natural evolution,” combining Windows, Office, and Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS) services under one brand. Without further ado, the changes Read more about Blog[…]
  • Microsoft Teams vs. Zoom security
    Video chat app Zoom was one of the most popular go-to apps for workers newly confined to their homes in recent weeks. And then it wasn’t. Privacy and security issues that surfaced during that surge have resulted in at least three class-action lawsuits and led some organizations to ban its use altogether. The New York Read more about Blog[…]
  • Productivity and social distancing
      Coronavirus. The pandemic is on everyone’s mind. Staying safe and healthy is, of course, the first priority at times like this.   But life goes on. Offices and schools are closing and business travel has all but disappeared. Events are being postponed for months, moved to virtual-only or canceled outright. Most of us have Read more about Blog[…]
  • Region’s First Teams Conference
    UPDATE: This conference has been postponed to 2021. But we’ll be rescheduling Mike Dixon’s presentation, “Mind the Gap: Bridging Teams and SharePoint” soon. Stay tuned for details! The fastest-growing product in Microsoft history is getting its own regional conference at last! Wellington Street Consulting is proud to be a prize sponsor for the first annual Read more about Blog[…]
  • Teams Private Channels
    Private channels are finally here! The most-requested feature on Microsoft’s User Voice forum, which has been in development for more than two years, was finally released during the company’s Ignite event in early November. Microsoft Teams Private channels “create focused spaces for collaboration within your teams. Only the Team users who are owners or members of the private channel can access Read more about Blog[…]
  • Teams Evolution 2019
    WSC President and Microsoft Teams expert Mike Dixon will be highlighting the changes to the popular Teams space inside Office 365 at SharePoint Saturday New England on Saturday, Oct. 5.  SharePoint Saturday is a great opportunity to learn; check the event schedule here and consider making a day of it! Best of all, SharePoint Saturday is free; Read more about Blog[…]
  • Bos365 Hosts Free Experts Panel at SPTechCon
    The Boston Office 365 User Group will host an expert panel during the annual SharePoint and Office 365 conference. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St., Boston.  Ask your most pressing Office 365 questions of several Office 365 and SharePoint experts during the free event on Monday, Aug. Read more about Blog[…]
  • Join Chef Mike in the O365 Kitchen at SPtechCon
    Would you like to experience first-hand how Office 365 chefs cook up perfect solutions using the many ingredients in the popular cloud-platform’s growing pantry? WSC founder and Microsoft Teams guru Mike Dixon and a star-studded group of Office 365 and SharePoint experts will cook up delectable business solutions as part of SPTechCon Boston’s “Office 365 Read more about Blog[…]
  • 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 Blog[…]
  • 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 Blog[…]
  • 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 Blog[…]
  • 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 Blog[…]
  • 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 Blog[…]
  • What is SharePoint
    If I could charge for the time I spend answering this question, I could retire by now. The answer, as in the  joke about the newly hired accountant who was asked what two plus two is:  “What do you want it to be?” The answer is that SharePoint is a development platform. It’s much more Read more about Blog[…]
  • 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 Blog[…]