Managing Tasks: Office Planner vs. Trello

By | February 25th, 2016|Categories: Adoption and Engagement, Office 365, Technology Help and Advice, Uncategorized, When To Use What|Tags: , , , |

It's been about five months since Office 365 Planner was introduced. Until that time, Trello was my tool of choice when it came to managing unstructured tasks. Since before its release, I often heard of Planner as being a serious contender for Trello. Now that I've had the opportunity to use it for a few [...]

Managing Projects on a Shoestring Budget – Part 1: SharePoint Online

By | October 16th, 2015|Categories: Office 365, Project Management, SharePoint, Technology Help and Advice, Technology Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized, When To Use What|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever wondered if you can effectively manage projects without breaking the bank?  Project Management Systems (PMS) come in many sizes and forms.  Most systems have a sophisticated multi-project/program planning component and also let you track, resources, risk and issues, and more.  All these bells and whistles often carry a hefty price tag.  [...]

How To Get Notified About What Matters In Office 365

By | October 5th, 2015|Categories: Office 365, SharePoint, Technology Tips and Tricks, When To Use What, Yammer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As a project lead, most of my time is spent communicating with my team, sponsors, and various stakeholders through reports, presentations, ad-hoc updates and other artifacts. A few years back this was done quite easily because there was one main medium of communication – email. Anything and everything got sent over emails regardless of the [...]

What Are The Reasons For Using SharePoint Instead Of OneDrive for Business?

By | August 6th, 2015|Categories: Adoption and Engagement, Office 365, SharePoint, Technology Strategy, When To Use What|

Sometimes employees in organizations that have rolled out both SharePoint and OneDrive for Business get questions like “Why do we have to use both SharePoint and OneDrive for Business?” These kinds of questions suggest that there is confusion as to when and why a user might use SharePoint instead of (or with) OneDrive for Business. [...]

What Microsoft’s New Canada Datacenters Really Mean For Customers

By | June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Azure, News & Announcements, News and Opportunities, Office 365|

Earlier this week Microsoft announced plans to build two new data centers in Canada to deliver Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics Online to Canadian organizations. Microsoft made the announcement at an event in Toronto and expects to have the new facilities up and running in Toronto and Quebec City by 2016. So what does this [...]

Ignite 2015 Session Recording On: How To Decide When To Use What In Office 365

By | May 12th, 2015|Categories: 2toLead, Adoption and Engagement, Office 365, Technology Help and Advice, Technology Strategy, Technology Tips and Tricks, When To Use What|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

We would like to start this post off with a big thank you to all the people who helped us prepare for our session entitled: How to Decide When to Use SharePoint and Yammer and Office 365 Groups and Outlook and Skype. The session recording can be found at this web address on Channel 9 [...]

IMPROVE IT! New Free Book On Adoption & Measurement With SharePoint & Office 365

By | May 11th, 2015|Categories: Adoption and Engagement, Office 365, SharePoint, Technology Help and Advice, Technology Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , |

Last week was quite a busy week for us. Our latest book with WebTrends and some of the best SharePoint & Office 365 authors is out and available for free as a download at http://ImproveIt.How/Book. We also released our free public draft of the WhenToUseWhat Whitepaper that compliments our session at Ignite on How to [...]

New Free Whitepaper: When To Use What In Office 365

By | May 4th, 2015|Categories: 2toLead, Adoption and Engagement, News & Announcements, News and Opportunities, Office 365, Technology Help and Advice, Technology Tips and Tricks, When To Use What, Whitepaper|Tags: , , , , , , |

A great question, that should be asked often, is “How do we use Office 365 better?” Unfortunately this doesn’t happen organically. When your users can't decide what technology or feature to use they use what they know, or what’s easy; even if better options exist. It’s up to Office 365 leaders to help users be [...]

When To Use Video & When Not To Use Video

By | April 27th, 2015|Categories: Adoption and Engagement, Office 365 Video, Technology Help and Advice, Technology Strategy, Technology Tips and Tricks, When To Use What|Tags: , , , , , |

As we lead up to Ignite for our session on “When To Use What” in Office 365 we thought we would share some insight into when to use Video and when not to use Video. This article is not about Office 365 Video, though we have found customers who have taken advantage of Office 365 [...]

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