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Office 365: Hey IT, Get That Done, Will You?

Office 365: Hey IT, Get That Done, Will You?

March 15, 2019 in Microsoft 365/Office 365, Corporate IT Training / by Ted Parker

You’ve made the decision to move to Microsoft Office 365.

The decision could have been driven by security concerns, cost factors, productivity initiatives or any number of different reasons. It may have involved everyone from the executive team, to finance, to sales and marketing, to operations, to IT. Every company comes at it differently.

But once the decision is made to move to O365, all companies do the exact same thing. They say: “Hey IT, get that done, will you?”

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Office 365: Outlook is bright (but other Apps are brighter)

Office 365: Outlook is bright (but other Apps are brighter)

March 15, 2019 in Microsoft 365/Office 365, Corporate IT Training / by Ted Parker

Office 365 is more than just Outlook in the Cloud.  Office 365 is the first step in leading your company’s Digital Transformation.  But if you are like most companies, you move to Office 365 and stick your toe in the water (or Cloud as it were) by starting only with Outlook. Unfortunately, many companies start and stop with Outlook.  Why do they stop?  That’s a good question. Many companies just don’t know or understand all the capabilities of Office 365 while others haven’t found a clear path or guidance to implementing what Office 365 has to offer them.

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Office 365 vs Microsoft 365: What’s the Difference? Are They the Same?

Office 365 vs Microsoft 365: What’s the Difference? Are They the Same?

March 5, 2019 in Microsoft 365/Office 365, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Ted Parker

Microsoft 365 and Office 365 – also referred to as M365 and O365 – are hot products in the IT industry right now, so you have probably heard these names tossed around (and maybe even heard them used interchangeably). So, which is it, Microsoft? Office 365 or Microsoft 365?

Here’s the answer:
Office 365 and Microsoft 365 are separate but overlapping Microsoft productivity tools or products. They are the first steps in a company’s journey towards Digital Transformation.
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New Microsoft 365 & Office 365 Role-Based Certifications

New Microsoft 365 & Office 365 Role-Based Certifications

January 15, 2019 in Microsoft 365/Office 365, Centriq News / by Ted Parker

Role-Based Certifications

Overview

With the retirement of the MCSA: Office 365 certifications on March 31, 2019 and the release of the new Microsoft 365 certifications, the next generation of Microsoft certifications is here. And, it is truly a new generation. For the first time, Microsoft certifications will focus on building the skills required for actual job roles rather than focusing on features and services of the Microsoft software product itself. As a result, Microsoft is calling these new certs “role-based” certifications.

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New Microsoft Azure Role-Based Certifications

New Microsoft Azure Role-Based Certifications

January 2, 2019 in Azure, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Ted Parker

Role-Based Certifications

Overview

With the retirement of the MCSE Azure certifications on December 31, 2018 (see below) and the release of the new Azure certifications, the next generation of Microsoft certifications is here. And, it is truly a new generation. For the first time, Microsoft certifications will focus on building the skills required for actual job roles rather than focusing on the features and services of the Microsoft software product itself. As a result, Microsoft is calling these new certs “role-based” certifications.

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Learn to Code: Which Path Should You Take?

Learn to Code: Which Path Should You Take?

April 11, 2017 in College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

So you want to learn to code? Maybe you already have some experience building websites or writing minor programs, or maybe computer coding is a completely foreign language to you. But whether you are learning a new skillset or expanding on your existing hobby, an interest in coding can lead you into a rewarding full-time career. There are a number of paths you can take to learn to code, each have their benefits and disadvantages. What option is best for you and your goals?Read More

IT Jobs: A Comparison Based on Industry Affiliation

IT Jobs: A Comparison Based on Industry Affiliation

November 2, 2016 in IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

Over the past decade or so, technology has not just infiltrated every aspect of our daily lives, but it has also completely transformed the way companies operate their businesses. Trends such as online banking and online shopping have forced companies to streamline their operations – and transition from hardware infrastructure to the “cloud” – as they meet the increasing demand for secure data transfers and storage. At the same time, coding or software development has seen a similar impact on industry. From system software used to operate businesses to the mobile apps we use every day, software development has become an integral part of every business.Read More

Four Reasons Why You Should Consider Changing to an IT Career in Kansas City

Four Reasons Why You Should Consider Changing to an IT Career in Kansas City

September 21, 2016 in IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

Being stuck in a dead-end job can not only be frustrating, but stressful. You feel trapped because you don’t have the time to job search while working, and maybe the prospects outside of your job just aren’t that promising. The job growth in Kansas City is below the national average, so there’s little chance more exciting career opportunities will come around soon. It may be time to re-evaluate your career path.

It’s no secret the IT (or Information Technology) industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Technology is constantly evolving, and entire businesses and industries rely on the latest technology to grow. Some could even say that technology is the backbone of the economy of the United States. A career in IT may just be the solution you need for your dead-end job.Read More

GI Bill?? Questions -The Three Most Important

GI Bill?? Questions -The Three Most Important

September 15, 2016 in Veterans/GI Bill, IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

Does this sound familiar? You joined the military in your teens. Maybe you served in Iraq or Afghanistan, or maybe you were stateside the entire time. Regardless, after 6-10 years of being a soldier, your family needed you. So you separated from the military. You learned a lot and gained a great deal of experience. But now you’re not sure how, or even if, it translates to a civilian job.

Your first thought is to use your GI Bill benefits and finish your education. You check out online classes and traditional college, but your family can’t wait for two to four years for you to get a great-paying job. Or, maybe college just isn’t right for you.

If that’s familiar, you may not know where to go next. Don’t worry though, to find the right path all you have to do is ask yourself the right three questions. These are the same three questions every veteran should ask before making a decision on how to use your GI Bill benefits:Read More