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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

Cybersecurity 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...

Get a peek at the upcoming enhancements for Outlook

Some businesses have a difficult time wrapping their heads around the automatic cloud-powered updates for the Microsoft Office 365 productivity suite. Amaxra consultants are very aware of how one team in your organization can't wait for the day a new update comes down from the cloud while another team is dreading that same update. Imagine you spe...

Get amazing benefits from video + AI in Office 365

Think about all the ways your company uses video: From on-demand internal employee training to the advertising you create for your products and services, video is increasingly important to the modern enterprise. Companies with investments in Microsoft Office 365 are likely to store their video assets in the cloud using a combination of OneDrive, Sh...

We had a peek at Office 2019 and here's how it will enhance your business

Late in April 2018, Microsoft released a downloadable preview of their upcoming Office 2019 productivity suite to people enrolled in the Microsoft Office Insider program. This gives current users of the Office 2016 apps the ability to try Office 2019 for free with the caveat that the 2019 apps are "works in progress." Anyone can join the Office In...

Microsoft Teams - Collaboration for Human Resources & Recruiting (Part 5 of 5)

In this post, I’m going to show how Microsoft Teams can integrate with other applications to streamline your Human Resources & Recruiting 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 Part 3:...

Microsoft Teams - Collaboration for Every Type of Team (Part 4 of 5)

In this post, I’m going to show how Microsoft Teams can integrate with other applications to streamline your Customer Service 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 Part 3: Teams for Sales &a...

Amaxra's Pre-Build 2018 Productivity Predictions

Every year, Microsoft hosts thousands of smart people at their Build developer conference. At Build 2018, Microsoft plans to showcase where developers can leverage advances in the cloud, artificial intelligence, and security to make innovative new computing experiences—which in turn often trickle into areas that help businesses more producti...

3 reasons switching from Google Docs to Office 365 is a good idea

For over a decade, Google has tried to win over Microsoft Office users. The one advantage the Google G Suite of productivity apps once had over Microsoft Office was simpler file sharing and better real-time collaboration on documents. By storing Google Documents in the cloud-based Google Drive, users could in one click share the document with anyo...

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...

How Skype For Business Changes the Way People Work

While much of the attention related to "work from anywhere" corporate initiatives is focused on mobile apps, the majority of employees still work in an office. Even with the ever-growing number of Millennials in the workplace preferring to use their personal smartphones over a desk phone, most businesses still need a phone system to take and make ...

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