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Get the most out of Microsoft Teams' all-in-one Tasks tab

One of the universal issues almost every company struggles with today is task management. Businesses worldwide lean on task management software to help create, allocate, and track various job assignments for employees in their organization. Trying to solve the issue of task management is a big business that is growing. According to an analyst repo...

Gamify collaboration in Microsoft Teams with the Incentives Power App

The transition to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic comes with challenges. Microsoft Teams is an excellent collaboration tool for remote employees, but the fact is that extended lockdowns are making many remote workers feel overwhelmed. While a weekly "virtual happy hour" in Microsoft Teams never hurts, the key to keeping your remote employ...

Microsoft Teams: 3 Ways to Integrate Third-Party Apps

Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing the workplace tools industry by allowing users to integrate several useful third-party apps for greater convenience and a more personalized user experience. There are currently three methods of app integration in Teams: Connectors, Bots, and Tabs. In this article, we’ll take a look at each of these methods and he...

Microsoft Teams Mobile App Overview

Microsoft Teams was launched in 2017 to provide a unique digital hub for team management in Office and Microsoft 365, and it’s already booming in the ever-crowded market of group messaging apps. But the Microsoft Teams mobile app has taken things a step further to organize all of your team conversations, tasks, content, and apps in a single shared...

Digital minimalism - how to reduce screen time and stay current

A survey asked 1,180 millennials ages 18 to 34 what they would be willing to give up for their smartphones. An astonishing 41% said they would rather give up shampooing for a week than forego their phone for the same amount of time. It was more important for these people to stay digitally connected than to have clean hair. (Source) This is a sign ...

How to set up zero trust security at your business

Almost a decade ago, cybersecurity industry analyst John Kindervag introduced "zero trust security" to the IT world. The idea was to keep user data safe from cyberattacks no matter what devices or networks were used to access the data. Zero trust security is tailor-made for companies using cloud-based apps at their business. While the zero trust s...

7 things you should know about Microsoft Teams

FlexJobs reveals in its State of the Remote Job Marketplace report there are now 3.9 million Americans (or 2.9% of the total US workforce) who work from home at least half the time. And it’s a trend that is growing. Fifteen years ago, remote workers were just that - remote. Silent, sometimes-forgotten employees.  However, advancements in comm...

How to Hire the Right Person for the Job: Going Beyond Just Qualifications

Did you know, three in four employers say they’ve hired the wrong person for a position? Can you afford to hire the wrong person for a vacant role? Hiring the right person for the right job can be extremely challenging. You never truly know how someone will perform in a role until you’ve seen them in action. Yes, qualifications matter, past experience...

New must-have Outlook features for your mobile workforce

Amaxra recognizes that mobile workers are better workers and believe in the power of Microsoft Outlook in Office 365 as a communication hub for Android and iOS devices. What makes Outlook for mobile platforms so useful is "feature parity" with the desktop—its ability to perform typically desktop-oriented tasks on a phone or tablet while you'...

Ready for the upcoming SharePoint enhancements?

Microsoft announced some exciting new features will be rolling out broadly to SharePoint in the next couple of weeks. Amaxra evaluated a few of the new SharePoint web parts as part of the Targeted Release for early adopters. As heavy users of SharePoint in Office 365, we were impressed with how easy web parts make it to enable communication within...

The killer feature in Microsoft Teams your business should be using

An Amaxra consultant relayed an interesting customer insight recently when an Office 365 customer requested information on Microsoft Teams. "Maybe this is because I'm Generation X," the customer confessed to our consultant. "But I really don't 'get' Microsoft Teams. I just know all of the Millennials keep trying to use Slack on our network, so I n...

Why Office 365 Users need Microsoft 365

Cyber-security is often considered an afterthought for many small and midsize businesses (SMBs), though I don't know why. Independent research from the Ponemon Institute says that it typically takes only four minutes for a hacker to get into a corporate network but over six months for the owners of that network to even detect an attack. That same ...

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