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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 Corporate IT Training, Microsoft 365/Office 365 / 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 Corporate IT Training, Microsoft 365/Office 365, Microsoft Office / by Ted Parker

Revised July 20, 2020: If you asked the two questions in the title of this blog today, the answers would be: “There is no difference.” “Yes, they are the same.” So, if you prefer current events, read our new blog Office 365 is now Microsoft 365.  If you are a fan of the History Channel, keep reading this blog from March 2019 and re-live the glory days when the once powerful Office 365 brand ruled the world of Microsoft Productivity Apps.

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Slack vs. Teams: Combat for Collaboration

Slack vs. Teams: Combat for Collaboration

February 5, 2019 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft 365/Office 365 / by Elizabeth Granada

To help increase productivity in the workplace, more companies are adopting collaborative communication platforms. These platforms help reduce email clutter and streamline processes with many tools that employees use on a regular basis. Many organizations are catching on to the value of these programs, projecting to increase the communication platform market’s value to $49.5 billion by 2021. Two players have come forward as the frontrunners for many major businesses: Slack and Microsoft Teams. Each platform is similar in structure but has enough differences that beg the question, which is better: Slack or Teams?

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New Microsoft 365 & Office 365 Role-Based Certifications

New Microsoft 365 & Office 365 Role-Based Certifications

January 15, 2019 in Centriq News, Microsoft 365/Office 365 / 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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