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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 ...

Microsoft Teams - Collaboration for Every Type of Team (Part 3 of 5)

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 &...

Microsoft Teams - Collaboration for Every Type of Team (Part 2 of 5)

In this post, I’m going to show how Microsoft Teams can integrate with other applications to streamline your Product Management processes. If you’re not familiar with Teams, please check out our overview. Additionally, we covered some helpful integrations for Project Management, which could surely help any Product Management team. I’ve taken sever...

Microsoft Teams - Collaboration for Every Type of Team (Part 1 of 5)

In this post, we 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. We took several of these on a test drive to assess the integration with the goa of assessing those that fe...

Collaboration for Every Type of Team

Even if you haven’t tried it out yet, you’ve likely heard something about Microsoft Teams. One of the latest and ever-expanding additions to Office 365, the platform is vying to be the single destination for all types of organizations. The built-in features for collaboration (see details a little further below) are only made better by a multitude of...

What You Need To Know About Microsoft 365

The big news at this week's Microsoft Inspire event is the announcement of Microsoft 365 – a way for companies of all sizes to have the same centralized IT administration, cyber security, and data protections previously available only to big organizations. Microsoft 365 simplifies managing all your connected devices and services while enhancing th...

How Better Mobile Apps Make You More Productive

More than ever, the modern workforce is unshackled from desks in an office. Thanks to smartphones, nearly-ubiquitous Internet access in most populated areas, and the cloud, the "work from anywhere" dream is basically now a reality. Mobile working is quickly becoming the new normal, with analysts predicting that 72 percent of the United States'...

Why switching to Office Planner will make your team more organized

A new year is all about a new you! We set resolutions, work with our friends and family to stay on track and focus on being organized. In 2016, Microsoft released a new experience in Office 365, Office 365 Planner and it has since become an Amaxra favorite, for getting organized. The Planner tool makes it easy for your team to create new plans, ...

These 6 rules are critical for maintaining a first-rate workplace

For me, as a small business leader and entrepreneur, it is all about fostering an environment where people work better and thrive because they are passionate about what they do with a supporting culture. Employees need to be your raving fans as much as your customers and partners. What makes a workplace great? For my team at Amaxra, I follow six...

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