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 Teams Private Channels[…]

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 Join Chef Mike in the O365 Kitchen at SPtechCon[…]

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[…]

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?[…]

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[…]

What is Exchange?

Exchange is the server behind the Outlook email client. It is often—and mistakenly—referred to as “Outlook server.” In reality, there is no such product. Outlook is just the Microsoft email client, and can be used with a variety of servers. However, Exchange does much more than just email. Properly architected and implemented, those additional services—calendaring, Read more about What is Exchange?[…]

The Hidden Magic Inside the Teams Files Tab

There’s much more than meets the eye inside the Teams Files Tab. More and more companies are using Teams—at last count, the figure topped 200,000—but few of those we’ve worked with understand the full power of the Files Tab. Our experience suggests that some people may not be getting the full value out of what Read more about The Hidden Magic Inside the Teams Files Tab[…]