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Unlock the hidden value of SharePoint with a company Intranet

Every company using either the Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium or E3 to E5 plans have SharePoint Online included. Office apps are often fundamental to the success and productivity of many companies. But so many of them that would never consider sending an email without Outlook or creating a spreadsheet without Excel ignore the business-criti...

Don't fall for this email quota limit phishing scam

Have you ever received an email with "Microsoft Outlook 365: Your email quota almost exceeded limit" in the subject line? I recently received one of these emails to my business email address. The email warned that not only I was not only in danger of exceeding my Outlook mailbox limit but that I needed to "review recent activity" in the interest o...

How to fire up your business with KPI displays

It's reassuring to visit a company's offices where rather than TVs showing 24-hour cable news (or worse), they are displaying constantly-updated key performance indicator (KPI) metrics. There is something special about the feeling of walking into the common areas of a company and seeing large monitors prominently display their corporate KPIs. It g...

Microsoft Teams - Collaboration for Every Type of Team (Part 3 of 8)

In this post, I’m going to show how Microsoft Teams can integrate with other applications to streamline your Sales & Marketing processes. If you’re not familiar with Teams, please check out our previous posts: Teams Overview Part 1: Teams for Project Management Part 2: Teams for Product Management I’ve taken several Sales &...

3 reasons why you should learn how to use PowerShell

If your job is remotely connected to corporate information technology (IT), then you have likely heard of the term "PowerShell." Available on Microsoft Windows, PowerShell is a Windows command-line shell designed especially for system administrators. While it may look similar to the Command Prompt app in Windows, PowerShell isn't just a way to typ...

Microsoft Teams - Collaboration for Every Type of Team (Part 1 of 8)

In this post, I’m going to show how Microsoft Teams integrates with other applications and tools to enhance any Project Management practice. Once in Microsoft Teams, a quick filter on Connectors for Project Management shows Trello, Asana, Jira and more. I’ve taken several of these on a test drive to call out where the integration between the two fe...

Map Charts: The best feature in Excel you're not using

A recent update to Microsoft Office 365 subscribers added 3D models and boosted the overall performance of Excel 2016. If you're like me and work in complex workbooks with multiple sheets, you noticed that everything from crunching formulae with large ranges to simple copy-and-paste functions is quicker after the update. But while experimenting w...

Bye Bye Sales Guy

From Philip K. Dick’s “Do androids dream of electric sheep” (1968) to the recent “Black Mirror” (2016) sci-fi series on Netflix, authors have been postulating different life scenarios impacted by technology. This same artificial intelligence responsible for rogue computers and robots on TV shows are now capable of mastering real world tasks th...

Building Better Customer Relationships with the Cloud

It's a fact that architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals don't forge typical customer relationships. Engineers and construction managers are often on-site rather than in an office. Architects are in an office but the output involved in their jobs often makes it easy for them to overlook the many other aspects involved with ...

How Amaxra Uses PowerBI To Gain Customer Insights

Since 2014, I've been a fan of PowerBI, a suite of business analytics tools from Microsoft used to analyze data and share insights. As an early adopter—I was introduced to PowerBI while working with the Enterprise Commerce team at Microsoft so I've seen firsthand how the application evolved into an impressive business tool since its infancy....

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