MyAnalytics. Insights into personal productivity

MyAnalytics – so what’s it all about? If you’ve ever tracked your personal spending over a month or two, then perhaps one comment you might have made is: ‘I never knew I spent that much on coffee/beer/chocolate etc!’ In a work environment, do you track time spent in Outlook processing emails or participating in meetings? …

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Office 365 and how to address 5 common business scenarios

Office 365 and how Silversands is addressing 5 common business scenarios Office 365 offers a fully integrated array of tools, applications and capabilities providing organisations with flexible, intuitive, powerful, modern ways of working across a vast range of different business scenarios. At Silversands we help our customers to view their adoption and use of Office …

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Nintex versus Microsoft Flow and PowerApps

Why Nintex? Over the last few months I have been talking to customers about Process Automation and its benefits . The first question I am often challenged on is can we use Microsoft Flow and PowerApps for introducing Process Automation?  My answer is generally a question back. What do you want to automate and how …

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Data retention policies come to Microsoft Teams

Data retention policies in Microsoft Office 365 are now available for Teams locations Managing data is important in scenarios such as complying with regulations or ensuring users have relevant content available to them.  To support this, data retention policies have been available in Office 365 for some time. This allows organisations to perform actions such …

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Microsoft Teams and how to limit access

Suggestions for limiting access to Microsoft Teams & restricting the creation of new teams Microsoft Teams recently celebrated its first birthday and what a year it has been. Today, it is used by over 200,000 organisations in 181 markets and 39 languages. The forthcoming 2018 roadmap is packed with upcoming features including one-click meeting recording, …

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User adoption and its increasing importance

User adoption is now critical in a world of fast-moving change We are working in a world where technology is changing daily. And our workforce is spread across generations, from millennials all the way up to those contemplating retirement. Some people fear change while others embrace it. But it is something we all must accept. …

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The ROI of Office 365: Making a Business Case

Office 365 is Microsoft’s flagship product. It provides the most flexible way of licensing your familiar desktop applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and offers significant enhancements and benefits in the tools and capabilities it provides to enable you to run your organisation. However creating the business case for Office 365 can be a …

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Client Access Rules for Exchange Online explained

Controlling end-user access to Exchange Online Control of end-user access to Office 365 is an important business requirement. If your organisation has deployed Office 365 you are probably familiar with Azure Active Directory’s Conditional Access Policies. And if Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) has been deployed, AFDS Access Control Policies. Depending on conditions such as …

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Data residency solved with Office 365 Multi-Geo capability

Office 365 Tenant locations Multi-geo data residency is becoming a necessity for many businesses. ‘Choosing’ a geographic location when creating an Office 365 tenant causes problems for multi-national organisations. They need to comply with different data residency requirements for the countries or industries in which they operate. Also referred to as ‘data-at-rest’ or ‘data sovereignty,’ …

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The future of Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business

During the Ignite conference in September Microsoft set out their vision for intelligent communications. This positions Microsoft Teams as the primary application for communication and collaboration within Office 365, which effectively means that it will eventually replace Skype for Business. Therefore any organisation already using, or planning to use either of these services needs to …

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